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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

PostSubject: GBD 9438 International   Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:05 pm

This one was another "fuzzy Ebay Picture" winner. The seller had it listed as a 9478 and it went unsold twice. I initially thought it would take some serious work, but it was in far better condition than the ebay pictures revealed. Since I have a 7-day set of 9438's, this one is jetting off to the collection of a forum friend (I boxed and mailed it quick, before I changed my mind!) You don't really see nice grain on GBD's, but this one has it in spades. The whole story is here:
https://rebornpipes.wordpress.com/?p=31326&preview=true

Ebay picture:




And finished.





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Cartaphilus

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Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 International   Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:19 pm

Not to sound like I'm poo pooing your pipe Riff but, are we sure the top of the bowl suppose to look like that? I've seen a lot of GBD's but, never one with a rim like that, almost looks like a rat chewed on it, and I've seen that before. Hope I'm wrong. Good look'en pipe just the same.Wink
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Registration date : 2010-11-06

PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 International   Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:05 am

That's a really nice 9438 Al! I have a GBD pot that I purchased in unsmoked condition with the same style rim, and they aren't very prevalent from what I have seen on the market.

Congrats on another fantastic restoration! cheers cheers cheers
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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 International   Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:02 am

Cartaphilus wrote:
Not to sound like I'm poo pooing your pipe Riff but, are we sure the top of the bowl suppose to look like that? I've seen a lot of GBD's but, never one with a rim like that, almost looks like a rat chewed on it, and I've seen that before. Hope I'm wrong.  Good look'en pipe just the same.Wink

That was definitely a concern. Andy C confirmed that International series bowl tops all looked like that, plateau stained black. The pipephil page shows the International Series as the same.

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 International   Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:05 am

Very nice Rhodie. Great shape and excellent grain. cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 International   Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:13 am

[quote="eklektos44"]Very nice Rhodie. Great shape and excellent grain. cheers cheers cheers [/quote

That part astounds me, that grain is better than any of my Virgin GBD's.
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