Took A Chance On Antique Tins

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rockford

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I recently acquired an early 1970s tin of Murray's Erinmore Flake and an early 1980s Three Nuns (Made In England).

Both had intact tax seals and were $25 each. The Three Nuns was crisp and I am rehydrating a portion, test bowl was just OK. The Erinmore Flake however is perfect for smoking and absolutely sublime.

I have a few fresh tins to pick up at work tonight and will attempt a side by side comparison soon. Interestingly enough, the pipe cleaner coloration (deep orange/brown) lends some creedence to the theory that Erinmore may be a culprit in the Estate pipe ghosting mystery I have been pondering.

Keep hitting up those antique stores gentlemen!

 

kcghost

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Pricewise you got a steal, particularly if the 3 Nuns rehydrates properly.

 

pitchfork

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Wow, those are great deals. Sorry to hear that the 3 Nuns just OK. I have a tin of late 90s Erinmore (by Murray) and I'm looking forward to popping that sometime this summer. Glad the ERinmore worked out for you.

 

rockford

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KC, considering a new to in my neck if the woods goes for $45, I am quite tickled about the price!

 

misterlowercase

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Great deal on the 3 Nuns for sure!
I've had some early Erinmore, probably from the early 70's, and I was astounded at how strong its nose was after all the years, it still carried the full breadth of its topping and was quite the unique thing - I then tried modern Erinmore to compare and was somewhat disappointed that it had been tamed down so much.
I love these blogposts about the old Erinmore,

great stuff...
http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/2008/07/my-dalliance-with-trollop.html
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http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/2008/08/tawdry-old-tart.html
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http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/2010/07/pervertable-me.html
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Glad to hear the roll of the dice paid off, congrats!