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Is This Vintage Tin Worth It???

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  1. homeguard95

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    Is this really a fair price for this tobacco I know I was amazed to see that he's already lowered the price. http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=151298271671

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  2. papipeguy

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    No.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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  3. twoonefive

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    That's a bit excessive.

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    Thank god I'm not the only one that thinks that is a little excessive.

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    Damn straight it's worth it!

    You ain't smoked until you've experienced Erinmore Cube Cut!

    I say we have a group buy!

    Who's with me?

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    If 90 of us put up $10 we can each get one cube. Count me in!

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    20 bowls per tin, description says he will take $900... that's only 45 dollars a bowl!

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    Good luck with that y'all.

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    I particularly like this line:

    I have never seen a tin of this anywhere. The last one I saw was 4 years ago and it went for more money than I could afford.

    Right. And he has two, one he is selling and one he is smoking.

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    900 bones could greatly increase a cellar.

    If I knew I only had a week to live, I might put it on my credit card though.

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    Is this really a fair price for this tobacco

    It is if you're a brain dead schmuck.

    Having had a number of opportunities to smoke super old tobacco, I'd say that it's a crap shoot. Some have been really good and some have clearly peaked and faded badly. The assumption that all tobacco continues to develop as it ages, assuming careful conservation, is absurd, just as it is with wine. With time, everything hits a limit and fades.

    Of course, I have no opinion on the matter...

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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    No way, this hundred year old Pinot Gris is going to be transcendent when I uncork it in twenty years. I will even get some of those bamboo umbrellas like you see in magazines, so it will really shine. Seriously though, Sablebrush is spot on about wine and I assume tins as well. If they uncork an old bottle at your table and it's gone south, you are not paying for it. Even if someone wanted this, it seems like a terrible gamble on a consumable unless you would be satisfied with the tin and historical value alone for the asking price. Even if it is the best Erinmore you'll ever smoke, the price is insane.

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    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid listing just above my laptop door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a money demon that is dreaming,
    And the plastic bag o’er him streaming throws his odor on the floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow lies madly overpriced on the whore
    To be unopened — Nevererinmore!
    Erinnevermore!

    Yeah, that seller is nuts,
    seriously nuts.

    It's one of the most insane attempted auctions I've ever seen.

    The seller says " I paid a high price for these tins.", if so, he got ripped off.

    One of the references I came across on the boards was a guy who found some of this Cube Cut at a local tobacconist where they had found a bunch of these in a basement somewhere and were selling them at knocked down prices...

    ...yes, the Cube Cut is rare, but so what?
    I've gotten 2 sealed tins of the Flake from the same era for under $10 and I don't think there'd be much difference between the two --- Erinmore is one of the easier vintage tins to find and you can usually get it for cheap because not many people want it!

    The oldschool Murray's stuff is totally different from what we have today,
    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/canadian-lakeland-ghost
    and it was a heavily flavored love/hate type of baccy...

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    My guess on the five offers he has received would probably place them at or below $200.

    "I'd like $900 for this incredibly old tin."

    "How 'bout, NO!"

    +1 @sablebrush, I'd lean more towards this having peaked and gone downhill.

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    Does this mean the group buy is off?

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    Buy a fresh tin of Erinmore, throw it in the oven at 190 degs for 6 hrs and let cool and smoke, it will make you bark at the old crap. Although like Sablebrush I haven't an opinion on this.

    The Old Cajun
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    Well, I think I'm going to treat myself and go ahead and get the old tin,
    because I've found the perfect pipe to smoke it in,
    a lovely Auld Erin
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auld-Erin-9B-Made-in-England-RARE-/311008824527?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4869920ccf

    But seriously,
    thanks for bringing up the tin baking Bradley, I've done it in the past with very good results, but now I'm reminded to do it again...

    ...and thanks for sharing your butane lighter filling trick, one of the best tips I've come across and it really does work!

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    $900 and no free shipping...come on man!

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    I just made an offer for $899....... Fingers crossed

    -Ryan Alden
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    Would you rather have 2 brand new sanblasted Rad Davis pipes or one tin of aged tobacco that may or may not be smokeable? I personally have a limit on what I would pay for an aged tin and it is no where near 900.00. Hell I wouldn't even pay 90.00 for that one.

    Harris
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    If it came with a free balloon ride,
    well then maybe.

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    NOPE !! NEVER !!

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
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  23. yorkshirepipe

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    ...yes, the Cube Cut is rare, but so what?

    Great point - my grandad's hankerchief is very rare, want $900 for it?

    Insane amount no matter how rare a tobacco it is!

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  24. disinformatique

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    Perhaps if it was around 500oz I would pay that price.

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    LOL you'd have to pay me to smoke Erinmore again! I tried some from a cutter top can at a show and felt sick but I always say, You can't blame a guy for trying.

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    If that was the best thing I had to do with six or nine hundred dollars, I believe it would be time
    to endow a university or hospital. Then stroll the grounds smoking Granger in a Dr. Grabow.

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