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Vintage Dunhill London Mixture. Made in Germany??

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  1. arno665

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    Yesterday I was looking for something in my tobacco cellar when I stumbled upon a vintage tin Of Dunhill London Mixture I once bought. Suddenly my eye fell upon the "Hergestellt in Deutschland, which translates as "Made in Germany". Huh?? An old Dunhill tobacco made in Germany? Is there anybody who knows a bit more about this?

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    No, and I am flabbergasted to hear you say that.

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    Funny you would mention that. I have an antique tin of Germain no.7 that I bought at a flea market in Berlin. It also says "Hergestellt in Deutschland" on one side and then "Jersey Channel Islands" on the other. It was obviously made in Jersey, so I think that back then there was some sort of trade requirement that certain products for the German market needed that printed on them.

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    Or is it simply that the german market required, or demanded, that in order to be sold on german soil, Dunhill and germain,s tobaccos had to be manufactured in Germany? From what I have been told, Germain's Mixture No 7 is (or was, that info dates back 10 years or so) in the top 3 sellers out there.
    One thing's for sure: that's weird.

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    At Best these tobaccos took advantage of the good ol' tax break trick that happened a lot back then: Anything more than 10% assembled in the country is now "made in" that country. In other words, Dunhill/Germain makes the tobacco/tins then ships them to Germany. The Germans put the tobacco into the tins and then bam! "Hergestellt in Deutschland"!

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    Thnx for the info so far gents!
    By the way, these days Germain no. 7 is actually made in Germany by Planta..

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    arno: interesting; does that mean that the other Germain's offerings are manufactured by Planta as well?

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    Going way off-topic but ok

    arno: interesting; does that mean that the other Germain's offerings are manufactured by Planta as well?

    Each year Planta brings out a nice catalogue with all the tobaccos they produce: http://www.planta-tabak.de/etc/Planta%20Collection%202014.pdf
    If you search for Germain you see the offerings Planta make. I also know from a befriended tobacconist that it is somewhat of a "business secret" that Planta makes some of the Germain offerings.
    However, I have doubts about Planta making the Germain flakes they list. This because I have a production list of Germain itself which lists the Medium Flake, Brown Flake and Special Latakia Flake. My guess would be that Planta produces the aromatic-like Germain offerings listed in the catalogue and are a distributor for the flakes. As soon as I speak that befriended tobacconist I shall ask him more about this matter.

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    After a lot of research I finally was able to write a blogpost about my mysterious old German made Dunhill London Mixture tin: Vintage Dunhill tobacco made in… Germany!?

    Posted 4 years ago #

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