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If there is a tobacco God, I am definitely blessed this weekend.

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  1. menuhin

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    If there is a tobacco God, I am definitely blessed by him (or her) this weekend.
    In a conversation with an older instrument maker, I found out that his deceased father is a pipe smoker. And then he told out these 'tins' which he peeled off the seal labels to make them look better.

    I don't think anyone in my real life (with no well-seasoned pipe smoking friend) can understand my excitement about this, nor I can effectively share it with them, except in this virtual pipe club in the cyber-space.

    Content are all untouched. Although some of them might have dried out because of the seals became ineffective after 20+ years, at least I can now experience or re-experience some of these 'over-hyped' taste.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. beastkhk

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    Nice! And some Early Morning Pipe which I think you were looking for earlier.

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  3. mcitinner1

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    I want the pics man!

    Beast can you see them?

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    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. crazypipe

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    Yes you are Blessed

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  5. menuhin

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    @beastkhk
    Yes! I think perhaps the tobacco God heard my prayers.

    @mcitinner1
    I use Firefox, and the link may only work in a more Mozilla compatible browser.

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  6. ericusrex

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    VERY nice!

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  7. oldredbeard

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    Yes! I think perhaps the tobacco God heard my prayers. [:worship:]

    And smiled upon you my friend. Congrats sir.

    I'm not complaining.
    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. sablebrush52

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    Pretty amazing. Actual Balkan Sobranie that was made by Sobranie. What's overhyped is the new Balkan Sobranie reissue.
    If it's dried out you can rehydrate with distilled water and toweling. There's been a lot of discussion on this forum and a search will give you useful information in that direction. But depending on what's inside the tins, you may find something very mellow or something that has significantly faded. Rehydration can sometimes bring back some, not all, but some, of what was lost. 40+ year old latakia blends are going to be much less pungent. Latakia loses some of its pungency over time. All that said, you may have some wonderful stuff there. Congratulations!

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  9. mso489

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    Oh, anointed one, be sure to give us a report on your journeys through these classic, no longer available blends. You have access to a time machine here.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. joshb83

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    Wow, some of those, I've only heard and read about. Make sure you let us know how they work for you:)

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco."
    -George Washington to the Continental Congress, 1776
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  11. peteguy

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    All this fuss over the Dunhill and the Smoking Mixture. You are missing the holy grail. That little tin of Virginia no.10 is going to be as smooth and tasty as a 1955 Glenfiddach. Great score menuhin!

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    That is truly amazing and stokes the imagination as to how much more there is in the way of "finds" in the pipe smoking world. It offers a little hope for anyone seeking the pleasure of some vintage smoking joy. Be sure to share that with your friends and keep that karma alive! That EMP is probably tastes like pink Unicorn farts! Sweet and delicious!

    De gustibus et cloribus non disputandum.
    'There is no arguing about tastes and colours.'
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  13. buroak

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    You have indeed been blessed. Savor those tobaccos.

    Life contains a particle of risk. - Allardyce T. Meriweather in Little Big Man
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    You are blessed, brother.

    Fnord

    It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says - like dumb - I'm smart and I want respect!
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  15. menuhin

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    Thanks all of you replied and those reading in the forum for letting me share my excitement.

    @peteguy
    That tin Virginia no. 10 sounds very interesting - it reads "With Choicest Cigar Leaf"

    @settersbrace
    In my local small circle pipe meeting, I always share and will definitely share the tobacco when I open my tins and keep this karma going.

    I will definitely report at some point after I have finally opened them and re-hydrated them, but I have to be really careful this time - I remember my first or second post on the forum was about me making my favorite tobacco all moldy and not smokable anymore.

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  16. tarak

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    Holy crap!

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    Wow! Those tins look like they are painted, like before sticker labels. When you finish the contents, if you do not want them, let me know. Especially the EMP tin. I am sorry that I tossed mine in the last move.

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  18. papipeguy

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    Enjoy them; then tell us how wonderful they are. We will cry at your good fortune and cheer your good luck.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 4 years ago #
  19. jkrug

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    What an amazing assortment of vintage tins!
    Please let us know how you enjoyed them.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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