What Do You Do with All Your Empty Tins?

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jdunbar

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Dec 23, 2017
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I just started smoking tinned tobacco and wonder what you all do with your empty's.. I have all of two in my collection now with a few more on the way. :D
Pictures and suggestions would be appreciated!!
Edited by jvnshr: Title capitalization (please check Rule #9)

 

hawky454

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Feb 11, 2016
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I threw my first few year haul out in 2012. I tossed all of them (4 large trash bags worth) and I totally regret doing that so I have been saving them since. I store them in boxes out in the garage and plan on nailing them to the wall in my future man cave. I want all my walls to be covered in tobacco tins.

 

mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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They are great little tins for storing small objects. I appreciate the artwork / design / lettering some of them as well as the leaf inside.

 

tennsmoker

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Jul 2, 2010
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I save vintage tins, and some I think that might make it to that distinction in the future.
I will not be hoarding any of those half art-half nanny warning tins that you see from European outlets.
Over the years, I have tossed many of the older tins I had and wish I had them now.

 

warren

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Sep 13, 2013
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I've got some filled with small parts. Now I toss 'em in the trash.

 

ray47

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Jul 10, 2015
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If the blend has been discontinued I'll save them, otherwise they get tossed out.

 

prndl

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Apr 30, 2014
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Square tins...I've kept a few of the older ones.
Warning labels...I toss 'em.

 

james72

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Aug 30, 2017
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Great question, jdunbar. I was wondering what other people did with theirs. As for me, I use a few as pellet and bb gun targets for my son and me. I throw the rest in a box and plan to keep them as long as I have space. I figure they'll be worth a few bucks in 40 years. I've also thought about attaching them to a wall some day if I get enough (like hawky454 said).

 

unkleyoda

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Aug 22, 2016
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If anyone has any University Flake, Sillem's Commodore Flake, Dunhill Flake, Dunhill Dark Flake, or Irish Flake square tins, I'd love to have them. I the tins I have are round and I'd love to have the square ones.

 

condorlover1

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Dec 22, 2013
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The older ones I send to Philobeddoe as he seems to collect them any others get used as ashtrays and tins to put 'stuff' in that would normally clutter up your pockets.