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bluesmk

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Just ran into this :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BARLING-ROYAL-HUNT-TOBACCO-TIN-SEALD-UNOPENED-60S-4-OZ-/171270146868?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27e07f0b34#ht_603wt_900
Thought I heard of evrything thing back then, not this. Anyone ever tried it or know of it?

Dan

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jguss

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"Royal Hunt" was one of three blends produced by Ogden's under the Barling name. They were introduced in the fall of 1964. Royal Hunt was advertised as an "aromatic blend of choice Carolina and selected Virginia tobaccos, subtly spiced with Red Burley"

 

misterlowercase

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I once had a dream that I compiled a book about sandblasted pipes.
Another dreambook would be something like A Comprehensive Index of UK Tobacco Manufacturers, Complete With Tasting Notes and Flavour Profiles --- alas, I will keep dreaming. :| It's even difficult to find an oldtimer online who can describe the old stuff, although I've read some great write-ups about Player's Airman and Ogden's Redbreast, along with most of the more famous stuff, but for the most part there ain't much knowin' how stuff like that tasted when fresh...
...the Barling Royal Hunt musta been pretty good, it outlasted the 1812 blends, all of which were intro'd in '64 as jguss said, but Royal Hunt was available for quite some time, I gotta 1984 ed. of the A.I.T.S. index described as a rr'd med strength bright with casing --- I'd love to sample it and see if any of its original aromaticity survived the ages, Ogden's had complex formulas for making their baccy sauces, something like St. Bruno involved intense compounding to achieve its unique profile.
That seller has been trying to sell that tin at least since Jan 18th,

originally for $143!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BARLING-ROYAL-HUNT-TOBACCO-TIN-SEALD-UNOPENED-60S-4-OZ-/171218698578

...and ain't nobody bought it yet even after the price reduction.
Here's another one for around the same price,

£50 or around $83 USD

http://www.tobaccocollectibles.co.uk/royal_hunt0127.html
Pipestud had a Barling RH tin like that on ebay in June 2013 and it sold for $237.83
This short article is pretty neat, note on the pie chart that Ogden and Gallaher own the lions share of the UK market, that's St. Bruno and Condor really, but this excerpt is worth noting too:

"A few traditional names have gone, and more seem likely to follow, to be mourned by a dwindling handful of older smokers or by a small regional pocket of resistance in which loyalty to a former local manufacturer's name may still linger on."

Ain't that the sad truth?

:crying:

http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/documentStore/m/g/j/mgj30g00/Smgj30g00.pdf
And I reckon I'll toss this out here too, I'm always prowling for old cutter tops and have gotten surprisingly lucky online, recently I found an incredible stash but you had to "call for price", hoping against all odds that I'd be a lucky duck and getta good deal I actually did write and ask, sadly the prices are too high for me to gamble, but I'll link 'em here acause they ain't really a bad deal considering how rare they are and what similar cutter tops usually fetch --- the shop is in Australia, I asked the price for a wartime-era tin of Bulwark Cut Plug, it was $150AUD, which is $135USD, but shipping is expensive from Australia it always seems...they also got an Ogden's Coolie Cut Plug (I think this was a rather strange and exotic spiced blend?), a Craven Mixture Empire Blend, Mick McQuaid Cut Plug and St. Julien ---- of course, I'd love to have the whole quintet!!!!

http://www.xxxxantiques.com.au/

(search for tobacco tin)

 

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Troy, it's nice to see you posting. Thank you for taking the time to dig and report. I have been missing your posts, pal.
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misterlowercase

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Hey Pat, thanks man for the kind words.
I've been working out-of-state the last month or so and haven't been online, I'm sorta like a bohemian caveman, lacking a smartphone and becoming more curmudgeonly each passing day LOL I remember when cd's first came out I refused to buy any because vinyl wax washed me warm, although I really love modernism, at heart I'm an anti-modernist!

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dmcmtk

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jguss and Troy great information, yes, it's been around for a while, but still no takers. This is actually the first place I've seen more detailed information about it.
Dave

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnbaJQF_-AY

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...here's something hastily constructed, non-rhyming and incomplete, but the song above could easily be changed over into tobaccoland verse,
There are jewels in the crown of England's glory

And every jewel shines a thousand ways
Balkan Sobranie, Baby's Bottom and Barling's Make
Craven Mixture, Exmoor Hunt, Best Bird's Eye
Nosegay, Nimble Dick and Angus Bogie Roll

In the pink or on the dole
Bishop Blaze and Kendal Brown

and Marc-o-vitch
Walnut Plug , Tuffo Pigtail, British Oak
All the jewels in the crown of England's glory

Too numerous to mention, but a few

And every one could tell a different story

And show old England's glory something new
Nice bit of Golden Twist and Throgmorton Mix, Player's Navy,

B.D.V, Parsons Pleasure
Bomb Bar, Black Beauty, Blue Bell,

Olde Curly and Dunhill Shell
Lobby Rich, Spade Ace Cut Cake
Digger, Pirate, Warrior,

Ramrod, Old Peg
Topmast, Capstan Full, and St. Bruno Flake
♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

 
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