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gerryp

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Recently I picked up a tin of Peterson Balkan Delight that has an older-style label on the front. The back label has a 4 letter code "TCPEBD", which looks like one used by Kohlhase and Kopp but doesn't match up with any of their other codes. I was trying to determine the production date, but Googling and using an otherwise very cool Excel-based tobacco tin dating tool didn't help a lot.
Using my prodigious powers of deductive reasoning, I determined that "PEBD" in the code stands for Peterson Balkan Delight. I can't figure out the "TC" part.
Here are the labels. Your input is appreciated.




 

judcole

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Balkan Delight is one of the fairly recent additions to the Peterson lineup. I don't think it existed as recently as five years ago.

 

gerryp

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Ok thanks Jud. After you posted I found a forum post from 5 years ago discussing its release.
I think maybe the tin I have was made by STG and distributed by Kohlhase and Kopp, and all of my newer Peterson tins have a similar code that does not include a date.
I guess the only way to narrow it down at all is to find out when they changed the label, which I assume was within the last couple years.

 

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