GBD pipes

Offering quality GBD pipes since 1974. Each has its own personality and appeal due to the great variety of shapes and finishes pefected over the years. We offer the lowest prices and best selection.

GBD Pipes - A number of pipe brands owe their introduction and continuation to craftsmen who gave the family name to their product and were followed for several generations by their descendants. GBD, however was not quite the same. The founders did give their names, but the family was a partnership of men of similar skills and equal purpose of mind. They created a brand which was strong enough to generate its own momentum. The creators were no doubt wise to choose initials rather than one of their names.

Who were they? Ganneval, Bondier, and Donninger were three master Pipe Makers who got together in Paris in 1850 to manufacture meerschaum pipes. It was a bold decision as these were troubled times in France. Charles Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte had returned after the 1848 revolution to become President of the Republic. Following a coup d' etat in 1851, he made himself Emperor Napoleon III in 1852. He was incidentally a keen pipe smoker and may well have owned one or more early GBD's.

The founders of the prestigious line of GBD pipes, Ganneval, Bondier, and Donninger, were three master Pipe Makers who formed a partnership in Paris in 1850 to manufacture meerschaum pipes. Since the late 19th century, however, GBD has been a London firm specializing in fine briar pipes that have come to typify the best in traditional English pipe making. Perennially popular and desired by smokers and collectors, the name GBD assures the highest quality workmanship, attention to detail, and a pleasurable smoking experience. Payless Pipes is pleased to offer these great pipes to our customers at a very fair price.

GBD pipes well deserve the reputation for smoking perfection that has become synonomous with their name the world over. All GBD pipes deliver a superlative smoke and each has its own personality and appeal due to the great variety of shapes and finishes pefected over the years. Pick the style that suits you and enjoy.