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alexnc

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Oct 25, 2015
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I found some 1792 in the old tin design. Any idea how long ago they changed the design? Or how the tins hold moisture? There 3 more...

 

alexnc

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Oct 25, 2015
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B&M on the NC Coast north of Jacksonville. I bought a tin, but left 3. I wasn't sure how old it was, nor if being old if the Tonquin Bean, Whisky flavoring would have faded - that's one of the things I like about it! Here's what the tins look like. I left a 250G FVF and a 1792 250 pack being sure they would need rehydration - the shop attendant opened the FVF box so I could see the flakes were dry and brittle. Not really sure how old it all was, it was being sold as estate in a small cigar shop.



 

cossackjack

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Oct 31, 2014
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Evergreen, Colorado
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Check for a transparent sticker with 5 digits typically in this format, ## ###, on the bottom or sides of the tin. The second group of digit(s) are the date, in months since December 1995, according to this table (which I extrapolated to 2030 in hope that SG will still be producing & I will still be piping):


 

spartacus

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Nov 7, 2018
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Mesa, Arizona
Check for a transparent sticker with 5 digits typically in this format, ## ###, on the bottom or sides of the tin. The second group of digit(s) are the date, in months since December 1995, according to this table (which I extrapolated to 2030 in hope that SG will still be producing & I will still be piping):
Wow, that is a great reference! It takes always takes me awhile to date my SG tins!!