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riff raff

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

PostSubject: GBD 357 Virgin Prince Restored   Sat May 21, 2016 2:02 pm

I've had a GBD 357 Virgin on my Holy Grail list for four years and snagged this one sitting on the beach in the Florid Keys. The sun was setting and my wife wanted to head back to our hotel. I told her I wanted to stay until at least 7 PM...

The full write up is here:
https://rebornpipes.com/2016/05/21/gbd-357-virgin-prince-restored/

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Brewdude

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Age : 65
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: GBD 357 Virgin Prince Restored   Sat May 21, 2016 6:17 pm

Well done as always Al. That's a fine restoration and another off your Holy Grail list.

Cool


Cheers,

RR
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Bemused

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Location : Arizona
Registration date : 2015-06-08

PostSubject: Re: GBD 357 Virgin Prince Restored   Sun May 22, 2016 12:05 am

Nice one. I think I was eyeing that one as well. Like what you've done to it Cool
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Age : 47
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Re: GBD 357 Virgin Prince Restored   Sun May 22, 2016 12:44 am

Looks almost as good as new. Of course we've come to expect nothing less from you.

Jim
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CharlG

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Location : Cape Town, South Africa
Registration date : 2012-01-26

PostSubject: Re: GBD 357 Virgin Prince Restored   Sun May 22, 2016 3:12 pm

What a sweet pipe! Nice
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Location : Indiana
Registration date : 2008-09-10

PostSubject: Re: GBD 357 Virgin Prince Restored   Sun May 22, 2016 9:30 pm

That is a sweet Prince. Congrats!
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Idlefellow

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Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

PostSubject: Re: GBD 357 Virgin Prince Restored   Sun May 22, 2016 9:39 pm

That is a beautiful restoration, as usual. The Prince shape has never been one that I favored (although that certainly is a nice one); I remember, however, that it was one of Tom Dunn's favorites.


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riff raff

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

PostSubject: Re: GBD 357 Virgin Prince Restored   Sun May 22, 2016 11:02 pm

Idlefellow wrote:
That is a beautiful restoration, as usual. The Prince shape has never been one that I favored (although that is certainly a nice one); I remember, however, that it was one of Tom Dunn's favorites.

It took me a while to warm up to the shape, I usually don't like pipes of this length. The 1/8th bend and weight make it work - the pipe only weighs 34 grams.

It took me three years to find this shape/grade combination and miraculously, another 357 showed up today, but an even higher Pedigree grade. Stay tuned!
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: GBD 357 Virgin Prince Restored   Mon May 23, 2016 1:02 am

What a great pipe, one of my favorite shapes. As always, fantastic job on the restoration.
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