A notation on a stem

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I have a GBD Prince (London Made No. 362). On the stem along with the Brass GBD roundel
are the words "Hand Cut" engraved, not printed. I have never seen this before on a GBD pipe or any other for that matter.
It is otherwise an unremarkable looking stem, straight 3 1/2" long

Anyone have thoughts?

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Gbd had some stems that were hand cut. I'm sure someone can explain more thoroughly
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I have one GBD with a handcut stem. They are out there.

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They're like feather pennies, if you find one pick it up.
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Here's a little Prince I picked up through ebay. Take my word for it "Hand Cut" is engraved in the stem
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oubobcat wrote:
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Here's a little Prince I picked up through ebay. Take my word for it "Hand Cut" is engraved in the stem
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Nice Prince!
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GBDs are great pipes! The stems - hand cut or not - seem to suit me.
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Bruyere_Royale wrote:
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They're like feather pennies, if you find one pick it up.
Wheat penny? I guess they do kinda look like feathers a little.
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houtenziel wrote:
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:34 pm
They're like feather pennies, if you find one pick it up.
Wheat penny? I guess they do kinda look like feathers a little.
Yes they are wheat pennies, my grandfather always called them feather pennies so it stuck. He left me a nice little collection of pennies. I have them dating as far back as the teens and I have a bunch of steel pennies as well.
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Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:59 pm
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:50 pm
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:34 pm
They're like feather pennies, if you find one pick it up.
Wheat penny? I guess they do kinda look like feathers a little.
Yes they are wheat pennies, my grandfather always called them feather pennies so it stuck.
Took me a minute.. I thought maybe I was wrong in thinking they were wheat for a minute.. the more I look at them the more they look like feathers and not wheat. :D
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