What's the Oldest Tin in Your Cellar?
The vast majority of my many tins are from 2002 on, but I do have a tin of Rattray's Black Mallory from 1995. It's starting to puff just a bit, and I can't wait to dig into it. But I think I'm going to wait until it's a nice, round 20 years old.
So what's the oldest tin in your own stock? Are you saving it for a special occasion?
I purchased an original Larus Bros and Co. tin of Edgeworth Sliced. I'm not sure of the exact age, but Lane ltd. took over production around 1974-76. I'm planning to save it for a special occasion, probably when I have my first child. Hopefully that is soon, wife and I are workin on that now.
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Last month I opened my oldest tin a MB navy flake 100gm (they used to make it in this size) it goes back to 2003. Now I have captain black white box (contains 5-6 pouches) 2007not interested to open. Around 20 different Dunhill tins from the same year and 1 holiday season 2010 from Peterson. The rest are new...
I've got three Dunhill tallboy tins from the early 70's left, 1 MM10, and 2 MM73. Most of my tins are mid 90's, most of the stuff I smoke daily is fresh bulk.
An 8 oz tin of Smoker's Haven Our Best Blend purchased in 1974. Not sure why I'm saving it, but I think it gradually moved to the back of the shelf over the course of several moves. At the time, I smoked only this blend and Balkan Sobranie #759. The two were identical, and in fact, on several occasions, I opened a tin of Our Best Blend, to find the top paper disc of 759 inside, so it is entirely possible that I have a vintage 759 sitting on the shelf, aging for nearly 40 years.
I have some MacBarren Scottish Mixture from 1985, but it isn't an unopened tin. I'ts a little packet. I have 2 tins of Blakan Sasieni that were bought in January 2011. I also have some Frog Morton On The Town from 2011.
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Mine only goes back 5 years but I've only been smoking pipes since I was 18, 4 years ago. Although I did manage to get some Gold Block from 1970s, unfortunately just before passing it on he opened it "just to see what it was like" - meaning as soon as got it I jarred it up best I could!
I've only been smoking pipes since I was 18, 4 years ago
I've been smoking pipes since I was 18 too. I'm a bit younger, I'm almost 20.
My oldest tins used to be 1990s Nightcap, but I've recently acquired some Bengal Slices from the 1970s. Most of "vintage" my stuff is around 2002-2005 so about ten years of age. Those are for special moments only. My daily puffs are VAs with about a year on them. Buy one cellar one works nicely to start off, then later you open an older tin and buy a fresh one to store away at the same time. I found that for me, I need a 3 tin "buffer", having about 5 blends in rotation. But I'm not a heavy smoker.
Suffering from a serious case of "EPARD", also known as the Estate Pipe Acquisition and Restoration Disorder.
Im almost 19 been smoking since I was 17
Ive got a sealed Blue Note and. Sealed W O Larson Mellow mixture from 2002, and a can of McClellands Christmas Cheer from 2006.
I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.
"we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
I think you'll really enjoy the Bengal Slices when you get around to opening the tin. I had a 20-year-old tin not that long ago, and it was very good.
And since folks are sharing: I'm 51 and have been smoking a pipe since I was 18. I just wish I'd also been stocking up on tobacco for that long!
My oldest is a tin of Orlik Golden Slice and Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky, both from 1997. I have other 2001- 2002 tins and I had a boat load of 2002 tins that I have sold off because they were all English blends. I have a bunch of 2006 and 2007 bulk tobaccos.
36 year-old tin of Macbaren's Scottish Mixture. Smooth as silk.
Blowin' smoke since 1970.
rmbittner: I opened it a day before Christmas. It is out of the world
Im almost 19 been smoking since I was 17
I thought I was the youngest one here! I guess not. I 've been smoking since I was 17 too. I smoke ciggs then.
Oldest tin? John Cotton's 1 & 2 Medium, from the 1970s. Other than that, three tins of John Cotton's Smyrna and about a dozen tins of Balkan Sobranie (white label) that date from no more recent than 1981, a few Dunhills from the same period, and half a dozen tins of State Express.
Plus a few pounds of Drucquer & Sons.
Three tins of Dunhill Nightcap, from the late nineties.
Everything else is no older than 2003. But I bought A LOT since 2003.
I kinda started going ape to make up for lost time.
And disappearing tobacco opportunity.
By the way, I bought my first pipe when I was thirteen (in 1972), acquired my first tin of tobacco when I was fourteen (several weeks later). At that time it seemed rather silly to have an elegant and evocative piece of wood..........
with nothing to put in it.
I have five sealed tins of Prince Albert from the 60's.
Eleven sealed "Balkan Sobranie Original Mixture" 50 grams tins. I bought them in the Sobranie shop ( 34 , Burlington Arcade, London) in July 1976.
I have some MacBaren blends from the late 70's - Symphony, Plumcake, and Burley London Blend.
I've only tried the Symphony so far - really interesting to note the difference between something with substantial age and newer renderings.
70+ year old jar of velvet. Nov. 1942 sealed tax stamp on it.
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