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Age Range On These Tins? (Boars Head & Cut Va Plug)

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  1. bluegrassbrian

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    Both of these were purchased in 2005 but I’m wondering if anyone could put a roundabout age range on one or both.



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    I don't know, but the tins look new.

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    Not sure how old but they are making my mouth water!

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    Interesting. The Tavern Tobacco Co. tin says Knoxville, TN but when you search tobaccoreviews.com, the country of origin says UK. All the reviews I found for the various blends by the Tavern Tobacco Co. are dated from 2003 to 2017. It may have been out of production before the 2017 reviews.

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    I agree about the Boars Head. Seems to have some connection to Gawith maybe but then The stamp on the bottom looks like a Mcclelland.

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    I understand XYZ Direct has been gone a while, but not sure when their official closure date was.

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    Gawith may have made it and sent over in bulk. It was packaged in North Carolina.

    We did a tasting of Tavern Tobacco a little while ago. It was one of ashdiggers projects.

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    If my memory serves me right, Tavern Tobacco was the blending name from Knox Cigar, in Knoxville.

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    rmpeeps: that’s right, and Knoxville Cigar Company went out of business in 2009.

    Unless you have reason to doubt it, I’d take the 2005 markings on the Boars Head tin at face value. And from what I can gather Fribourg production was initiated in Germany in 2002, so for that tin as well 2005 appears a good approximation of what the manufacturing date is likely to have been. You can always email Kohlhase & Kopp to see if they have ways to date their tins.

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    Thanks jguss. That’s about what I figured but wanted some confirmation.

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    What @jguss wrote. The Tavern Tobacco blends were from Samuel Gawith

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    xyz direct sold in 2010.

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    06/07/05 sounds like a date to me. Either when it got into stock or some such thing. June seventh 2005, or maybe july 6th 2005. So both seem semi olde.

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    Yeah Bob, thats the date it was purchased.
    I was wondering how far back the respective tin designs went.

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    I agree with the hand date stamp on the F&T Cut Blended Plug. That is the general time period of the smaller rectangle tins before they jumped to the larger ones. Also, the bar code is on the back.

    Tavern Tobacco had a few blends specially made for them by both Gawith and Gawith & Hoggarth back in the early 2000's (Rusty Henge Flake comes to mind), so I believe the hand date stamp on that tin of Boar's Head is close to correct. I just checked my records and never sold one that was newer than 2003. So, 2005 may have been the buyer's date of purchase. In any event, you have a couple of great old blends!

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    Oh yeah I'm well acquainted with the cut plug, but I've never had one of this vintage.
    The Boars Head will be a new one to me but certainly sounds promising.

    I paid what I consider "the high end of fair" for them (along with a 6oz jar of 2006 FVF) so I'm going tonwait until the time is right for them.
    I'm currently at capacity in regards to my open tins/jars.

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