Here's what I remember, going back to the 1970s:
Drugstores and grocery stores the summer of 1974 when I started smoking: pouches of ERR was 25 cents, SWR was 25 cents, SWRA was 30 cents, Revelation was 30 cents, Madeira Gold was 24 cents, all Borkum Riff products were 30 cents, Mixture #79 was 40 cents, Rum and Maple was 35 cents, Middleton Apple and Cherry were 25 cents each, Amphora Red and Brown were 30 cents each, Carter Hall was 30 cents, Prince Albert was 25 cents, Skandinavik Regular and Aromatic were 35 cents a pack, Sail Green and Yellow were 32 cents a pouch, Granger was 22 cents, Flying Dutchman was 35 cents, Paladin was 28 cents, Sugar Barrel was 28 cents, Half & Half was 24 cents, Captain Black White was 35 cents.
In 1975, I remember seeing a brand called Acapulco Gold. It was 35 cents, but I did not buy it. I saw it in a grocery store, and it wasn't sold there for long. I remember wondering about it, considering the name was used for an illegal substance. Does anybody else remember this tobacco?
1978: Middleton Cherry was 35 cents, Middleton Apple was 40 cents, Carter Hall was 35 cents, SWR was 35 cents, SWRA was 40 cents, 50 cents each for Skandinavik Regular and Aromatic, 60 cents for Amphora Brown and Amphora Red, Mixture #79 was 75 cents, Captain Black White was 70 cents. Borkum Riff products were 65 cents a pouch. I also noticed that the number of blends had decreased by this time at the stores.
1982 at my local Tinderbox for 50 gram tins: Three Nuns was $4, all Balkan Sobranie products were $4.50 each, Dunhill products were $4.00 each. MacBaren tins were $3.50.
1995 when I started smoking SWRA: $12 a tub. SWR was $9.95, Captain Black White was $18.95. Three Nuns in 50 gram tins was $5.00, $8.50 for 100 gram tins when you could find it. Balkan Sobranie White was $5.25 for 50 grams, $15.75 for 200 grams.
2001 in Switzerland: Three Nuns 50 gram tins was $6.45 each, Dunhill Navy Rolls was $7.50, Balkan Sobranie White was $6.50.
At my local pipe shop: Esoterica bags in 2003 were $24 each. Tins were $7.00 each. Other places sold them a little cheaper, $22 for a bag and $6 for a tin. All Dunhill tins were $5.00. GLP tins were $9.00. Astley’s tins were $5. Escudo was $5.00. Oarlock Dark Kentucky was $9.00 for a 100 grams. Reiner Long Golden Flake was $10. Peter Heinrichs was $22 -$25 per 200 gram tin. MacBaren tins were $6-$8. McClelland tins were $9.00. SWR tub was $12.95. SWRA tub was $15.95. Captain Black was $21.95. Solani tins were $5.95 per 50 gram tin. F&T tins were $5.95. Rose of Latakia was $5.95. Rattray’s tins were $9.00. Wessex 50 gram tins were $5.95. Orlik Golden Sliced was $4.00 per 50 gram tin.