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hoosierpipeguy

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Direct from pfeifendepot. I received this 6/6/18.

Some HU tins have a small 4 letter code near top of the rim – the last of these 4 letter stands for the year – it is now „R“

Other HU tins have a little orange sticker since last year – there they simply put the date of manufacturing – easy.
 

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mingc

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Direct from pfeifendepot. I received this 6/6/18.

Some HU tins have a small 4 letter code near top of the rim – the last of these 4 letter stands for the year – it is now „R“

Other HU tins have a little orange sticker since last year – there they simply put the date of manufacturing – easy.
Is R 2019 or 2020?
 

cshubhra

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Looking into the code again, K might mean November ... I am speculating but the above code in my pic may be November 2019
 

cshubhra

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This is probably true for all K&K tobacco not just HU. For example this is Jan-2020 and most probably the reason why my Estervals order was back ordered

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mingc

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I didn't realize we were talking about K&K date codes. See Janez/Pipe&Tobak's video below (he also talks about other manufacturers' codes too). The first letter is irrelevant. The second, third, and fourth letters are the day, month, and year; A is 1, B is 2, . . ., AA is 27, and so forth. So, A/W/A/T is 23 Jan. '20.


DrewSmokes made a very useful excel Pipe Tobacco Tin Dating Tool unsing Janez's info, linked here: DrewSmokes - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2BX0kGNwtWbjKz3T1hhLbw/about
 

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