Cornell & Diehl Tin Dating Question

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stickframer

Part of the Furniture Now
Apr 11, 2015
875
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I just got a tin of Opening Night in the mail. There's a little sticker on the bottom that reads 20001. Surely it wasn't tinned in January of 2000?
The tin is swollen but otherwise looks brand new, and I'm obsessively wondering how old it actually is.
Does the sticker refer to the blend number or batch number rather then date? There are no other stickers on the tin, and I'm not too familiar with Cornell & Diehl tins.

 

northernneil

Lifer
Jun 1, 2013
1,390
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The C&D tins I have are month/day/year.
Your tin does not match that formula. So maybe a mistake, or maybe they had a different formula back in 2000. Maybe the 20th day of January in the year 2000...

 

dadgy

Might Stick Around
Nov 13, 2015
78
1
Your date sticker is missing. All of my 2oz C&D/GLP tins have the 20001 sticker and a separate sticker with MM YY on them

 

fmgee

Part of the Furniture Now
Sep 26, 2014
922
4
Yep there should be two stickers. I don't think Opening Nights was around in 2000.

 

stickframer

Part of the Furniture Now
Apr 11, 2015
875
6
Thanks guys. I did a bit of digging and Opening Night seems to have been introduced post-2007. That's as far as I got.
The only thing left to do is smoke it :puffy:

 

fmgee

Part of the Furniture Now
Sep 26, 2014
922
4
I am halfway through a tin and enjoying it. I think it would be great to try it with some age on it as mine was very fresh.

 
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