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Duke of Erinmore

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Jul 5, 2020
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A fellow pipesmoker just sent me some images of a tin he purchased, and I can't really say anything about it.

Even after reading the awesome "Shriek of no Perique" piece from Kevin, I can't really date it.

I suppose it is a "domestic sale" Nuns tin for the UK because it bears the design that UK pouches still have, right?

But I have no idea when these tins were rectangular and when the "none nicer" was changed to a Script typefont (others have Latin capitals).

Can someone help me?

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timpiper

Might Stick Around
May 31, 2013
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Probably from the 80’s Made in the UK. Its the good stuff with perique and that unique three nuns aroma and flavour.
I have smoked a tin of this and the earlier orange bordered solid brown tin. So delicious and rare that you would have to pass the lit pipe around for everyone to savour a puff at your club meeting ? ?
-TimPiper

From Pipedia

DATING ENGLISH TINNED TOBACCO - Pipedia - https://pipedia.org/wiki/DATING_ENGLISH_TINNED_TOBACCO


Bell's Three Nuns

Bell's Three Nuns tins may be found in five flavors.

  • Prior to the 1980's Three Nuns came either in an orange bordered solid brown (or earlier, sold black) 'coin twist' tin or through the 1960's in a 'knife lid' tin or prior to World War II in a hinged rectangular tin.
  • In the 1980's the 'coin twist' tin was changed from orange bordered solid brown to an orange bordered brown wood grained and marked Made in Scotland although there are some 50 gram tins without that latter marking.
  • In the 1990's production was shifted to Denmark. The Danish production came in both orange bordered solid brown and wood grained tins but all tins regardless of size or color are marked Made in Denmark either on the top or side of the tin top.
 

Duke of Erinmore

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jul 5, 2020
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Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
To quote Father Jack:

 

Abuzer

Lurker
Dec 29, 2019
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Thanks a lot for your effort and input - Let me give you look inside the tin as reward :)
 

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