* Famous Old “Drugstore” Tins For Sale: Page-4

It’s that time of year where I close the shop for a few weeks to recharge my tired old engine. I will re-open Pipestud’s Consignment Shop on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 and hope to get your business again at that time!

Thanks,

Steve


TA4 – The famous Edward G. Robinson pipe tobacco in a still perfectly factory sealed ORIGINAL Greenfield & Winther 16 oz tin. Sutliff is now producing this one which is a Burley based blend with Latakia and some Black Cavendish that has some kind of flavoring that I have heard being described as Cinnamon. This classic original EGR one pound tin sells for $75 – SOLD


TA1 – I had no idea that the famous Sachs & Sons in New York had their own tobacco store, too! This is a still factory sealed (1970’s perhaps?) lever top tin of Sachs Standard Mixture. And note what it says on the side of the tin about the “rarity” of the tobacco causing the higher cost. Okay! The only descriptive given is that it produces “Soft mellow flavor.” This classic tin sells for $60


TA5 – I think this is a really cool find; the original Smoker’s Haven (on 47 East Gay Street in Columbus, Ohio), “David’s Own” in a 14 oz lever top tin from the 1970’s or 1989’s. This tobacco is still being made today and is described on the Smoker’s Haven website this way – “Ultra light string cut pure Golden Virginia. A mild tobacco with a delightful aroma that wins immediate approval.”  I have just  1 tin available for $60


TA6 – How cool is this? From the original Smoker’s Haven Pipe Shop in Columbus, Ohio, comes Sid’s M.d. Mello-Delight Mixture from the late 1970’s in a 14 oz lever top tin. Whipped up by a former Smoker’s Haven tobacconist by the name of Sid Ritter, this is “an aromatic that smokes cool right on down to a powder dry ash,” according to www.tobaccoreviews.com. Just 1 tin available for $60


TA7 – One of the all-time classic drugstore blends, Union Leader in a 16 oz lever top tin from the 1979’s. This is the ORIGINAL maker, Lorillard Tobacco Company, that is now out of business. Union Leader was touted as both pipe and ROY cigarette tobacco. A mostly Burley with a little Virginia combination which is lightly topped with maple. The room note is superb. The experience will be “all tobacco” with just a hint of sweetness from the topping. If you enjoy top-shelf Burley mixed with some fine Virginia and processed in a unique and satisfying way, grab this tin of Union Leader and go to work on it! Just 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


TA8 – This is an early 1970’s lever top rendition of Mapleton in a 14-ounce tin, produced by the U.S. Tobacco Company. The blend was a Burley and Virginia with the combined flavors of Rum & Maple. This 14-ounce tin sells for $50


TA9 – This is the 1970’s Pinkerton Tobacco Company rendition of Rum & Maple in a lever top 7 oz tin (originally made by Larus & Brother and the current production that you see in “drugstores” is made by by Sutliff). This one is a Virginia and Burley in almost shag cut form that is lightly cased with creamy maple and hearty rum. Just 1 tin available for $45


TA10 – This is the 1990’s Pinkerton Tobacco Company rendition of Rum & Maple in a ring pull 7 oz tin (originally made by Larus & Brother and the current production that you see in “drugstores” is made by by Sutliff). This one is a Virginia and Burley in almost shag cut form that is lightly cased with creamy maple and hearty rum. Just 1 tin available for $45


TA11 – This is the original (and only) Larus & Brother production of Hayward Mixture in a factory sealed 14 oz lever top tin from the early 1970’s. This blend was made famous when it was learned that it was a favorite smoke of the late Bing Crosby. Who knows, maybe this stuff will make you sing better! In any event, as some of you old timers may remember, when Larus & Brother were in the latter stages of their tobacco production, they called their company the Rum And Maple Tobacco Company and you can see that fact in the photo that I have included from the side of the tin. When Larus & Brother spit the bit, Lane Limited took over production. It is a Burley based blend with some Virginia and Latakia in the background. This famous old 14 oz classic sells for $65


TA12 – Here’s another long gone oldie that some pipe smoker’s still search the world over trying to find (if only they can find my website!) John Middleton’s Cherry Blend in a still in perfect sealed condition 8 oz lever top tin, probably from the 1970’s. What a surprise…I like this cheap stuff! I gave it a whirl for the first time back in 2001 and enjoyed it quite a bit. The cherry flavor was there in a non-cherry sort of way, if that makes any sense. I liked the leaf’s cut and taste. If I had to pick a “drug store” blend as the one I had to smoke for the rest of my life, Middleton’s Cherry Blend would be considered, And that surprises me. If you are a coffee lover, try a bowl of this with your next cup. The flavor combination was delightful! This 8 oz tin sells for $45


TA13 – Here it is folks, the only ‘MENTHOL” pipe tobacco ever made (at least, that I know of). Made by Kentucky Club, this is a 1970’s 7 oz factory sealed tin of GREENBRIER. I’ve never smoked it but have been told its a Burley with menthol infused Black Cavendish and that it is stout. Just 1 tin available for $40


TA14 – Also made by Kentucky Club (they were located in West Virginia), this is a 7 oz still factory sealed canister of Whitehall Mixture. The notation on the side label says the following – “A custom blend of five imported and domestic tobaccos, superbly mild, smooth, mellow and cool burning. Just 1 tin available for $30


TA15 – The long gone Kentucky Club in 7 oz canisters with inner bags. No date stamp but research has narrowed it down to the 1980’s-1990’s. Five choice imported and domestic tobaccos are in this one; Turkish, Perique, White Burley, Carolina and Bright Virginia that is in mixed cube, ribbon, broken flake and shag form. I have 2 tins available for $30 per tin


TA16 – The long gone Kentucky Club in a 14 oz canister with inner bag. No date stamp but research has narrowed it down to the 1980’s-1990’s. Five choice imported and domestic tobaccos are in this one; Turkish, Perique, White Burley, Carolina and Bright Virginia that is in mixed cube, ribbon, broken flake and shag form. This tin sells for $45


TA17 – From Kentucky Club, this is Pouch Mixture in 7 oz tins from the 1980’s or 1990’s. According to the info on the side of the tin – “A mildly aromatic cool-smoking mixture of Carolina and Virginia Brights, Latakia, Perique and White Burley tobaccos.” I have 2 tins available for $30 per tin


TA18 – Theodorus Niemeyer of Holland’s original and no longer produced Flying Dutchman in a factory sealed 11 oz tin from the early 1990’s. A finely cut tobacco that packs and lights easily. When I smoked the Flying Dutchman a few years ago, from the very first puff it reminded me of nothing that I have ever smoked before. This shag cut blend was tasty, in an old fashioned sort of way and provided a lot of strength. Loaded up with Burley, Cavendish, Kentucky, Oriental and Virginia leaf along with a light, mysterious topping that made this one a favorite worldwide. I have just 1 tin still available for $75


TA19 – The famous Crosby Square 8 oz tins made by Kentucky Club and dated back to 1997. As noted in one of the photos of the side panel description, this was a combination of Carolina Bright Virginia and White Burley for those who prefer a natural taste and aroma. I have 3 tins still available for $35 per tin


TA20 – Another golden oldie pair of tins that looks like they came right off the shelf! These are no longer produced 14 oz lever top still factory sealed tins of the Faber, Coe & Gregg classic, Brindley’s Mixture. A mostly Burley/Virginia crimp cut compilation that had just enough Latakia for smokiness and a little misted (ripe fig taste to me), Black Cavendish. Back in the day considered to be one of the finest American blends on the market. I have 1 tin available for $65


TA21 – How about this for a collector’s item? Factory dated to 1988, this is a heavy tin with factory seal presentation box of Borkum Riff Ultra Light and the original Swedish production (and not the later Danish made). Inside the box are 6 x 1.5 ounce factory sealed packages of Borkum Riff Ultra Light. The tin art is of Kalmar Castle in Sweden. This tobacco is very light in strength and flavor and tasted like Burley with some Virginia and flavored black Cavendish that was certainly on the sweet side. I can see where those in the pipe smoking community who light up a lot of bowls a day can enjoy this one as it has no bite whatsoever and is certainly light on the palate. This 6-pack with presentation box sells for $40


TA22 – What old-time puffer has not had a bowl of Paladin Black Cherry in his or her lifetime? Well, here’s a ring pull 12 ounce tin from the 1990’s that is ready to please. This is the current Lane Limited version (originally made by Pinkerton). It is extremely mild and cool. The stoving keeps this from biting the tongue, even with the casing. I found a pouch at a drug store a few months ago, and had to revisit this classic old blend. Yes, it is of drug store quality, but should be given a fair shake. If you want a really sweet, light tobacco taste, and don’t want to purchase a goop laden aromatic, then take up with Paladin for a nostalgic ride. Just 1 tin available for $50


TA23 – Sail Regular 12 oz tin from the 1990’s. Made by Theodorus Niemeyer of Holland. So, this is the original and not the current STG production. This original was more of a shag cut with a Virginia and Burley base and lightly sweetened with some sort of very mild aromatic topping that enhanced the overall presentation. This 12 oz tin sells for $45


TA24 – Sail Aromatic 7 oz tin from the 1990’s. Made by Theodorus Niemeyer of Holland. So, this is the original and not the current STG production. This original was more of a shag cut with a Virginia and Burley base and a Burley Black Cavendish was added and sweetened with some sort of casing that enhanced the overall aroma and sweetened up the flavor. This 7 oz tin sells for $30


TA25 – Tuxedo Key Lid 14 oz tin that were prevalent in the 1960’s. Still vacuum sealed! Produced by the American Tobacco Company and it says on the front of the tin, “Specially Prepared For Pipe Or Cigarette. Sweet shag Cut Virginia that should really be smooth and soft after all these years of fermenting in the vacuum sealed tin. Just 1 tin available for $65


TA26 – This is a 7 oz lever top sealed and in beautiful condition 1980’s tin of Hickory. Another of the long-gone classics on display and for sale here in Pipestud’s Consignment Shop. As many of you old timers (of which I am one), may recall, this was the blend of choice for the late Tom Dunn who was the owner/publisher/editor of the famous Pipe Smoker’s Ephemeris Magazine that lasted for 45 years until Mr. Dunn’s death in 2005. I’ve never tasted an all Burley leaf tobacco anything close to this one. The hickory nut flavoring was somewhat like grape vine in its presentation, and left a somewhat dry taste in my mouth with an aftertaste that I actually enjoyed. Mild to the hilt, watch your pipe carefully to make sure its still lit when you are smoking. Why? Because that hickory flavoring still comes through the shank and stem when you puff even when the pipe’s not lit. This 7 oz tin is available for $40


TA27 – Wow, remember this old “drugstore” classic, Friends? This is a 1970s or early 1980’s lever top 14 oz tin manufactured by the old US Tobacco Company of Richmond, Virginia. A very mild crimp cut blend of Burley with a bit of Virginia for body. Smooth and savory, Friends was old time good, and just naturally made a fellow want to pet his dog. I have just 2 of these 14-ounce tins still available for $50 per tin


TA6 – A 12 oz tin of the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Extra Mild Cavendish that is dated to October of 1994. This old classic, with more than 20-years of aging, should now be sensational at the match! Considered to be one of the finest “drugstore” blends ever to hit the market. Toasted Burley and Virginia with Cavendish to add fullness to the smoke, and a little aromatic enhancement for the wonderful smell at the match. I have just 1 tin available for $85 – SOLD


TA4 – A 7 oz tin of the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Regular that is dated to 1998 and the original tax stamp is still intact. This old classic, with almost 20-years of aging, should now be sensational at the match! Considered to be one of the finest “drugstore” blends ever to hit the market. Toasted Burley and Virginia with Cavendish to add fullness to the smoke. I remember back in the 1970’s when I first started my pipe smoking journey, just about every pipe smoker I met had smoked and enjoyed this truly outstanding tobacco. There is a slight dent on the front side panel of this tin and I’ve discounted the price by $10. So, this tin sells for $65 – SOLD


TA0 – Oh Boy! Folks, this is the original Laurus & Brothers Cookie Jar in a beautifully preserved 7 oz lever top tin from the 1970’s. Only a small dent near the bottom of the tin prevents this one from looking like it was made yesterday! It is a very tobacco tasting aromatic. Burley and Virginia comprise the majority of the blend, although there may be other stuff in there I cannot identify. In looking back on my notes (I keep a diary and have for many years on my tobacco impressions), I wrote that this blend compared to Lane’s no longer made Sweet Sue Honeydew, which smelled great while burning. This one will certainly remind you of old grandpa sitting in his rocker on the front porch and puffing away while watching the old Model T’s puttering by on the dirt road out front. For a nostalgic ride that will be worth your coin, try Cookie Jar! Just 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


TA9 – How cool is this? From the original Smoker’s Haven Pipe Shop in Columbus, Ohio, comes Sid’s M.d. Mello-Delight Mixture from the late 1970’s in a 14 oz lever top tin. Whipped up by a former SH tobacconist by the name of Sid Ritter, this is “an aromatic that smokes cool right on down to a powder dry ash,” according to www.tobaccoreviews.com. Just 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


TA10 – One of the most famous tobaccos of all time, Sir Walter Raleigh 14 oz Key Twist tin that still has the key soldered on the bottom of the tin. And, this is the original Brown & Williamson version! A cube cut Burley with an all tobacco taste that was enhance with an aromatic agent. This tin sells for $65 – SOLD


TA11 – Here’s a goldon oldie; the original American Tobacco Company Half & Half in a still vacuum sealed 14 oz Key Lid tin. Burley and Bright that stole the show in drugstores everywhere. It has been several years, but I sure remember the last time I used the key to open an old tin of this one, and the huge hiss of fermented air that spewed out of the tin upon release was so heavenly that I was walking 5-feet off the ground for a week afterwards. This 14 ounce key twist  vacuum sealed tin sells for $60 – SOLD


TA26 – Long time no see! This a still factory sealed 14 oz tin of the original, Kentucky Club of Virginia produced London Dock.  I’ve smoked both the Middleton and Kentucky Club versions but never had a shot at the old American Tobacco Company production. As good as it gets regarding “drugstore” type blends and certainly right up there with Walnut as an English style “Druggie.” High quality, rich and smoky Latakia, fine, tart and spicy Orientals, and Virginia leaf in short ribbon cut form and as naturally sweet as one will taste. Combined, the presentation was sinfully delicious, cool and dry from first puff to last. Again, IMO, one of the all-time great “drugstore” blends. Just 1 tin available for $60 – SOLD


TA32 – Model in a 12 ounce tin back when the US. Tobacco Company (prior to House of Windsor), was creating this one in the 1990’s. According to the reviewer in P&T magazine back in the 90’s (William Serad), Model was at one time the most popular tobacco in the United States. Here are my personal notes after I smoked this one years ago;  Upon opening the tin I was greeted by a pleasant, light and definitely “tobacco” smell. At the match, the flavor threw its hardest punch. Very much a “tobacco” taste, and my tongue never did detect any topping. It must be somewhat cased though because my wife said the room note was pleasant. I would not define the flavor as sweet, per se, but it certainly never turned bitter. The taste lightened up as I progressed down the bowl and I did not get any heavy hit of nicotine. It was tasty stuff! This 12-ounce tin sells for $40 – SOLD


TA21 – John Middleton’s Walnut in a still cellophane outer wrapped factory sealed heavy duty 12-ounce plastic tub from the 1990’s. Wow, is this ever a golden oldie. Grown men cried when this one when out of production in 2002. Unfortunately, due to the quality and variety of leaf needed and the time to blend, John Middleton decided to cease production of this very nice “drugstore” English blend more than a decade ago and now it can’t be found anywhere. Walnut was a medium bodied English and despite the depth and richness of the flavors, never overwhelmed the palate. It contained Burley, unflavored Black Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Maryland, Oriental and Virginia. So much variety, and put together in a way that worked wonderfully. This marvelous old tin sells for $75 – SOLD

TA5 – John Middleton’s no longer produced classic, Sugar Barrel in a 16 oz lever top tin that is still in factory sealed condition. Sugar Barrel has an oh so sweet enhancement that reminded me of Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup, yet, I still tasted the Burley and Virginia leaf with no problem. I had a tin from the 1980’s and every night until it was gone, I enjoyed a bowl after dinner. It was about the best dessert one could hope for. Lots of satisfying sweetness, a nice smoking experience and best of all, no calories! This tin has a couple of small dents on the sides, so, a reduction in price and this 1-pound tin sells for the bargain price of $60 – SOLD


TA6 – Another classic; this is the original Larus & Brother rendition of Rum & Maple prior to Pinkerton taking over the blend in the 1980’s (Sutliff now makes it). It is an 8 oz lever top tin with the tax stamp across the top of the tin still completely intact. This one is a Virginia and Burley in almost shag cut form that is lightly cased with creamy maple and hearty rum. Just 1 tin available for $50 – SOLD

TA9 – One of the all-time most famous of “Drugstore” blends, the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Red Full Aroma in a 12 oz tin from the early 1990’s. The original tax stamp is still mostly intact although I did use just a bit of scotch tape to hold it down at the bottom on the side of the tin where it had come loose. This old classic, with more than 20-years of aging, should now be sensational at the match! Toasted Burley and Virginia with Cavendish to add fullness to the smoke, and a little aromatic enhancement for the wonderful smell at the match that has never been duplicated. I remember back in the 1970’s when I first started my pipe smoking journey, just about every pipe smoker I met had smoked and enjoyed this truly outstanding tobacco. I have just 1 tin available for $90 – SOLD


TA16 – John Rolfe Peach Brandy in a 7 oz lever top tin from the 1970’s or 1980’s and it is in beautiful condition. A historical note from the side of this tin itself makes for interesting reading and I have included it above. This tin sells for $40 – SOLD

TA18 – Here’s a real jewel! Original 1970’s Philip Morris production Country Doctor in a 7 oz still factory sealed lever top tin. This blend can be puffed on all day with no bite and no palate overload. The Latakia and Perique are so far in the background that they can easily be overlooked. Yet, there is just enough condiment leaf there to rev up this blend. The aroma in the tin and at the match is also heavenly. And fear not you nicotine addicts (of which I am one), this has enough to keep you happy. I cannot tell you just how highly I regard this Country Doctor. He’s gotten plenty of visits from me over the years! I have 1 tin still available for $55 – SOLD

TA23 – This a still factory sealed 7 oz tin of the original, Kentucky Club of Virginia produced London Dock.  I’ve smoked both the Middleton and Kentucky Club versions but never had a shot at the old American Tobacco Company production. As good as it gets regarding “drugstore” type blends and certainly right up there with Walnut as an English style “Druggie.” High quality, rich and smoky Latakia, fine, tart and spicy Orientals, and Virginia leaf in short ribbon cut form and as naturally sweet as one will taste. Combined, the presentation was sinfully delicious, cool and dry from first puff to last. Again, IMO, one of the all-time great “drugstore” blends. Just 1 tin available for $40 – SOLD


TA24 – This a still factory sealed 14 oz tin of the original, Kentucky Club of Virginia produced London Dock.  As good as it gets regarding “drugstore” type blends and certainly right up there with Walnut as an English style “Druggie.” High quality, rich and smoky Latakia, fine, tart and spicy Orientals, and Virginia leaf in short ribbon cut form and as naturally sweet as one will taste. Combined, the presentation was sinfully delicious, cool and dry from first puff to last. Again, IMO, one of the all-time great “drugstore” blends. Just 1 tin available for $60 – SOLD

TA25 – The long gone Kentucky Club in a 14 oz canister with inner bag. No date stamp but research has narrowed it down to the 1990’s and anywhere in that decade, probably. Five choice imported and domestic tobaccos are in this one; Turkish, Perique, White Burley, Carolina and Bright Virginia that is in mixed cube, ribbon, broken flake and shag form. This tin sells for $45 – SOLD

TA28 – The American Tobacco Company version of Bond Street in a 12 oz tin that I judge to be from the late 1980’s as it is a factory sealed twist top. What is interesting to me about this tin is the fact that the ATC actually changed the name to Bourbon Street when they took over the rights from Philip Morris to blend this one, yet this tin still says Bond Street. So, it must have been early on after ATC took over the blending. Black Burley Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Perique and Virginia, cased with Bourbon and offering a seldom tasted compilation. Should be quite smooth by now with all the aging. This 12 oz tin sells for $50 – SOLD


TA16 – Here it is folks, the old Sutliff Heine’s Blend in lever top 14 oz tins that I swear look like they just came off the tobacconist’s shelf. Late 1970’s or possibly early 1980’s production. It had been many moons since I last smoked this one and got a tin for myself and am still in heaven as I have thoroughly enjoyed every bowl of this old classic. It contains cubed Burley and Deer Tongue as well as a dark and earthy fermented fruit sort of flavoring. The overall presentation was what made it one of the all time great’s. Still being produced today. I have just 1 of these marvelously preserved tins still available for $45 – SOLD

TA18 – Sail Regular 7 oz tin from the 1990’s. Made by Theodorus Niemeyer of Holland. So, this is the original and not the current STG production. This original was more of a shag cut with a Virginia and Burley base and lightly sweetened with some sort of very mild aromatic topping that enhanced the overall presentation. This 7 oz tin sells for $30 – SOLD