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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: GBD International 58440   Thu May 25, 2017 9:22 am

I have a smallish GBD International bent bulldog with the number 58440 on the right hand side of the shank. It seems to be quite old and I had to replace the stem because it was all chewed up. The number seems odd to me because it usually is 4 digits at most.

I will appreciate any feedback on this excellent smoker which was given to me by a friend.
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Ocelot55

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PostSubject: Re: GBD International 58440   Thu May 25, 2017 11:53 am

The last digit could designate the specific market the pipe was intended for. I know many GBDs distributed in Europe have a "1" tacked onto the end of the shape code. Maybe "0" designated South Africa? Maybe some GBD collectors will chime in.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD International 58440   Thu May 25, 2017 9:17 pm

Can you post some pictures, including shots of the nomenclature? I've never seen a five-digit GBD. The 1930's era pipes frequently have a RXXXX shape stamp.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD International 58440   Thu May 25, 2017 9:53 pm

Here's a pic of one we just sold at Blue Room Briars. The number stamp was 94821. I bought this one and one other from a gent across the pond.

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PostSubject: Re: GBD International 58440   Thu May 25, 2017 10:41 pm

Interesting, what is the COM mark?
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: GBD International 58440   Fri May 26, 2017 4:14 am

riff raff wrote:
Can you post some pictures, including shots of the nomenclature? I've never seen a five-digit GBD.  The 1930's era pipes frequently have a RXXXX shape stamp.  

Nomenclature is only visible under magnifying glass and won't show up on a photo. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: GBD International 58440   Fri May 26, 2017 7:22 am

SpeedyPete wrote:
riff raff wrote:
Can you post some pictures, including shots of the nomenclature? I've never seen a five-digit GBD.  The 1930's era pipes frequently have a RXXXX shape stamp.  

Nomenclature is only visible under magnifying glass and won't show up on a photo. Crying or Very sad

What does it read?
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