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List of GBD Models
*'''Celebrity''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: "A deep toned finish geared to the nation's popular price bracket." -catalog ( 1980 )
*'''Century''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: Introduced 1950
*'''Century Matt''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: Introduced 1950
*'''Champion''' -- Factory unknown: Introduced 1981. Natural finish "premium" briar -catalog ( 1981 )
*'''Chevreuse''' -- France: natural smooth -FF
*'''Giant''' -- Factory unknown: -
*'''Granitan''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: sandblasted, then partially sanded smooth, resulting in a pebbley texture, stained light yellowish brown. -TH: "An acceptable concept in a finish which combines the light weight of a sandblasted pipe, the beauty of a Virgin finish and the attractiveness of two-tone brown coloring." -catalog ( 1976 )
*'''Grotesque''' -- France, unknown of also made in England
*'''Handhewn''' -- Factory unknown: Smooth with carved patchs, dark stain. "Don't be mislead. This distinctive masterpiece of carving is not positioned to hide flaws. Rather it uniformly appears at the base of each bowl one side contrasted against the top of the bowl on the reverse side." -catalog ( 1976 )
*'''International''' -- France, unknown if also made in England: medium brown smooth, carved top rim, rim stained black. -TH: Matt take off finish "with just a hint of surface waxing" -catalog ( 1976 )
*'''Ladybird''' -- France, unknown if also made in England: Some might not be marked with GBD logo. "The ultimate pipe for the ultimate lady. ... Neatly presented in an attractive sturdy box covered in contrasting blue color scheme, each unit contains a delicately colored pastel miniature tobacco pouch - in short, the complete lady's smoking companion." -catalog ( 1976 )
*'''Legacy''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: Oiled finish, matt "take off" stain, roughened rim, carved worm hole finish. Military style turned stem. -catalog ( 1976 )
*'''Lilliput''' -- England, natural virgin finish, small stature pipe
*'''London Made''' -- Factory unknown: Some might not be marked with GBD logo and some with additional "house" stampings. Introduced in 1978(?) plain wax finished branded pipes" available in at least six stains. -catalog ( 1981 )
*'''Mandarin''' -- France, unknown if also made in England: -
*'''Sieur''' -- France, unknown if also made in England: dark brown blast w/wide ring groove -BJ
*'''Special Standard''' -- Factory unknown: medium dark reddish smooth. -TH
*'''SpecialeSpecial''' -- France, unknown if also made Production in England: *'''Speciale''' --Production in France
*'''Straight Grain''' -- France, unknown if also made in England: -
*'''Stardust''' -- Factory unknown: Introduced or re-introduced in 1981. "premium" briar. Light "take off" finish -catalog ( 1981 )
*'''Topaz''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: Introduced in 1980(?). "Probably the most perfect harmony of combining the soft beige tones of the Hand Cut Acrylic mouthpiece with complimentary shades of brown in the Briar." -catalog ( 1980 )
*'''Unique''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: smooth freehand shapes, mostly large/oversized pipes. Possible made by the Jameson brothers. -TH
*'''Universe''' -- Factory unknownProduction in France: -
*'''Varichrome''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: Matt finish, dual tone. Swirled acrylic bits in "copper, jade, champagne or pewter" -catalog (1976)
*'''Virgin''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: smooth light finish. For many years the one perfect (eg, no fills) GBD. -TH
*'''Chevruese''' -- Factory unknown: -
*'''[[City de Luxe]]''' -- Factory unknown: -
*'''Clubhouse''' -- England Factory unknown: Similar to Penthouse but in "Mocha" Matt take off color. "Chairleg" mouthpiece.
*'''Cordoban''' -- Factory unknown: "More than a Sandblast, more than a Tanblast, the additional feature to the finish is a final tipping process enhancing the beauty of the sandblasted graining." -catalog ( 1976 ). This style was listed under "Private Brand Pipes" in the catalog which means that GBD would stamp a custom name of the pipe, often the name of a pipe shop or chain.
*'''Cornwall(?)''' -- England, unknown if also made in France: -
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