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chance at buying some capstan ?

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  1. seanz


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    hiya theres a 50 yr old unopened tin of capstan come up onb the local trade site.
    The question i have is? Are these still smokable? or would i be buying a bit a history to keep.

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    Give me the weed, the fragrant weed, My wearied brain to calm; In a wreath of smoke, while I crack my joke, I'll find a healing balm.
    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. bootlegbonvivant


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    Should be still smokeable. It'll definitely taste much different than it did 50 years ago.

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. docwatson


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    Why buy a tin 50 years old when I believe it's available in Europe? I know how tasty aged Virginia can be but I'd opt out on that one unless you want an old tin to hold your matches.

    It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling---Mark Twain
    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. ace57


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    I think I would do what the Doc. said on that one.

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. papipeguy


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    What's the price? Sometimes things change. From what I've read, most of the original Capstan facilities have been closed over the past few decades. So if there is a 50 year old tin it could be different from today's offerings.
    If the price isn't too outlandish it would be fun comapring old to new.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 7 years ago #


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