1998 RTDA Dunhill
Just pick up a new Dunhill pipe at my local pipe shop. The owner made me what I think was a good deal on it. Its a 1998 Dunhill root briar canadian, with a silver band that says 1998 Nashville. He said that he has had this sitting in his shop since he purchased the place from the previous owner. I didnt give it much thought while I was in the store looking at it...(may have been the free pound of tobacco he was offering)...But when i got home I became curious as to what the RTDA Nashville pipe show is? Why Dunhill makes them for the shows? Are they rare? And should I even smoke this, or just put in a case and stare at it? Any info anyone has would be great. I did do the standard net search, but found veerryy little!
This Dunhill RTDA is on sale for $4995 at cup o joes. You may have gotten quite a score there. I can't find what RTDA stands for, it is now the "International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers" or ICPCR, but still has their website at http://www.rtda.org. This is just a guess, but it could have originally been a British founded association, the R standing for Royal, which is very popular among british society names. Could have been the Royal Tobacco Distributors Association perhaps? Then one could understand why Dunhill would have a stake in this. They probably changed their name to increase their marketing scope and go global.
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Pictures! Post pictures! That being said I'm rather jealous. Canadians are one of my favorite shapes
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WOW! I didnt pay 5 grand for it, only a couple bens, but it didnt come with a wood state shape or silver cap either!
RDTA is for Retail Tobacco Dealers Association. Sounds like the deal of the year. Good luck with it.
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Come, Watson, the game's afoot. We must have pictures, man.
Bumping for pics! We love pics!
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