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riff raff

riff raff

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

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PostSubject: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptySat Sep 08, 2018 7:15 pm

I forgot to share this recent find and restoration, a hallmarked 1950 GBD 9242. I lucked into this GBD, which was advertised with one picture, and listed as "Vintage Smoking Pipe". The picture didn't show any logos or the hallmark,but I had a hunch it was a GBD 9242. The seller sent me some additional photos, confirming it was a 9242. While heavily used, it looked solid and I was able to strike a deal with the seller.

I finished the restoration last month, with full details on the Reborn Pipes site
https://rebornpipes.com/2018/08/15/vintage-smoking-pipe-1950-gbd-9242/

At 65 grams, it is definitely a chubby Rhodesian!

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Brewdude
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

1950 GBD 9242 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptySat Sep 08, 2018 7:33 pm

You'd never know it was the same pipe!

Well done as always, Al!

Cool


Cheers,

RR

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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

1950 GBD 9242 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptySat Sep 08, 2018 8:02 pm

Brewdude wrote:
You'd never know it was the same pipe!

Well done as always, Al!

Cool


Cheers,

RR

Ditto from me!
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Rail Man

Rail Man

Age : 35
Location : North Dakota
Registration date : 2007-12-23

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptySun Sep 09, 2018 9:06 am

Iím still amazed how guys like you can see the potential in a pipe as rotten-looking as that and make it look almost brand new again, great work!
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riff raff

riff raff

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

1950 GBD 9242 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptySun Sep 09, 2018 9:26 am

Rail Man wrote:
Iím still amazed how guys like you can see the potential in a pipe as rotten-looking as that and make it look almost brand new again, great work!

I was holding my breath as I completed the transaction with this seller. Once I knew it was indeed a hallmarked 9242, I knew it had a pretty strong value. It was setup as an auction, with one day left, but low bids ($20-couple dollars). I offered a BIN price, he bumped it $25 I agreed. He closed the original auction, set it up as a BIN at our agreed price. It took a number of Ebay messages with him to get this setup, he wasn't a frequent seller on Ebay. The other issue was that we were at a remote winery event with my car club buddies. I only had service in certain areas of the property, so I had to keep disappearing (from my buddies and wife) to complete the purchase. I sighed relief when it went thru. I definitely got lucky on this rare piece. 9242's are somewhat rare,but hallmarked ones even more so.
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hobie1dog

hobie1dog

Age : 62
Location : Cornelius, NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptySun Sep 09, 2018 9:55 pm

I have been reading all the blog posts, learning a lot. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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gkhanna74



Location : Massachusetts
Registration date : 2008-06-04

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptyFri Sep 21, 2018 9:51 pm

Beautiful transformation. Great looking pipe
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Blackhorse

Age : 71
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptySat Sep 22, 2018 12:17 am

Great job. Makes ya proud to be a pipe guy.

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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptySun Oct 14, 2018 3:55 pm

Peterson made some of the nicest bent Rhodies and you've done some FANTASTIC work on that one Twisted Evil
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D.L.Ruth

D.L.Ruth

Age : 38
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 GBD 9242   1950 GBD 9242 EmptySun Oct 14, 2018 4:09 pm

Very well done, like a night and day difference
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