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What's the Oldest Tin in Your Cellar?

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  1. rmbittner

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    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?

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  2. samcoffeeman

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    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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  3. cedeks

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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...

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    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.

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    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.

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  6. uberam3rica

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    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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    1991 Butera Pelican

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  8. yorkshirepipe

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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!

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  9. uberam3rica

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    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.

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  10. hfearly

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    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.
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  11. mrgunnar177

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    Im almost 19 been smoking since I was 17

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  12. shaintiques

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    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."
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  13. rmbittner

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    hfearly:

    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!

    Bob

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    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.

    Harris
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    36 year-old tin of Macbaren's Scottish Mixture. Smooth as silk.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    rmbittner: I opened it a day before Christmas. It is out of the world

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    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.

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  18. atboth

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    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.

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    Boring wafflegab about tobacco.
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  19. mangers

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    I have five sealed tins of Prince Albert from the 60's.

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  20. cezario

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    Eleven sealed "Balkan Sobranie Original Mixture" 50 grams tins. I bought them in the Sobranie shop ( 34 , Burlington Arcade, London) in July 1976.

    Cezario
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  21. drrock

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    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.

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    70+ year old jar of velvet. Nov. 1942 sealed tax stamp on it.

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