About the maker: GBD pipes were the most affordable high end pipe of the 1960's and earlier. A rival in quality, design, and price to Dunhill. Smokers' Haven was the main retail supplier for GBD's until the early 1980's. GBD produced consistently well made pipes, almost entirely of Algerian or Grecian briar. In the late 1960's to late 1970's, they introduced the "Collector" and "Unique" lines, made primarily by Horry Jamieson, who had carved for Barling for many years, and was skilled in freehand design. Older GBD pieces are excellent smokers and unique in design. Dollar for Dollar, the GBD pipes are the best!
Origin Made in London, England
Markings: GBD (circled) CENTURY RESTLITE LONDON. ENGLAND 1
Approximate Measurements: Length of Pipe: 5 3/5 inches 5.60 in 14.2 cm Height of Bowl: 1 3/5 inches 1.60 in 4.1 cm Width of Bowl: 1 1/4 inches 1.25 in 3.2 cm Chamber Diameter: 3/5 inches 0.60 in 1.5 cm Chamber Depth: 1 1/5 inches 1.20 in 3.0 cm Weight: ounces oz. 30 grams