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

VV4 – Perhaps the most famous American “Drugstore Blend” of all-time, Prince Albert in a 14 ounce still factory sealed heavy duty plastic tub that is dated all the way back to the millennial year 2000. I have purchased pouches of the Prince many times over the years and smoke the stuff up just for the fun and nostalgia. Pure crimp cut Burley, cool and pleasant. The room note sends the ladies running–in your direction! This almost 18-year old tin sells for $50 – SOLD


TA4 – How cool is this? Remember back in the days when you could walk into your nearest Sears & Roebuck store and purchase a tin of their house blend? Their blends were made by Yorkshire Tobacco Company in Richmond, Virginia and this is one of those blends! It is a 1950’s or 1960’s key twist factory sealed 7 oz tin of Aromatic Mixture. I don’t know what’s inside but talk about nostalgic! This rare tin sells for $85


TA5 – The long gone Kentucky Club Fine Cut in a 16 oz canister that remains factory sealed. No date stamp but has the old Willoughby Taylor “Blended by” notation on the side of the tin and at some point during the late 1980’s these tins switched tall square cans. 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. Although factory sealed and with no rust or dents, there is a lot of shake, so a reduced price is in order in case the contents are dry. This tin sells for $40


TA6 – The long gone Kentucky Club Mild in a 14 oz canister with inner bag. No date stamp but research has narrowed it down to the 1980’s or 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


TA43 – 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


TA7 – And speaking of tobacco blender Willoughby Taylor who is the man who introduced the recipe for Kentucky Club blends, this is his original blend that he made to suit his own personal tastes as noted in one of the photos that is of the side of the tin. It is also a key twist 14 ounce sealed tin, so, it is probably 1970’s or maybe even earlier. This 14 ounce historical tin sells for $65


TA8 – Now this is interesting and was probably some kind of promotional for Briggs Mixture. I have received a group of large Oak Barrel with screw off lids of Briggs, and inside the barrel are still factory sealed with tax stamp intact, 16-ounce packages of Briggs. The leaf looks solid but is dry. I can’t guess the age but certainly older as they arrived with a lot of the other older classic “Drugstore” tins that I am currently selling. Briggs had a straight forward in taste with little variance in flavor as you work your way down the bowl. A mostly Burley with some Virginia. The topping is so light as to be almost undetectable, but somehow enhances the flavor and makes for an enjoyable and unique smoke. “When a Feller Needs a Friend” Briggs is a great choice! And if you don’t want the tobacco, hey, the oak barrel is plenty cool by itself! I have just 1 of these cool looking old one-pound Oak Barrels of Briggs Mixture still available for $75


TA9 – John Middleton’s no longer produced classic, Sugar Barrel in a 14 oz lever top tin that is still in factory sealed condition from, the 1970’s and is it every a handsome tin that does show a small dent near the bottom on the side but otherwise is in perfect shape. 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 sells for $85 – SOLD


TA10 – John Middleton’s Walnut in a still in beautiful condition 16 oz lever top tin from the 1970’s and it even has the tax stamp still intact. 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 $110


TA11 – Model in a 14 ounce lever top tin from back when the US. Tobacco Company (prior to House of Windsor), was creating this one in the late 1970’s and 1980’s after getting the recipe and blending rights from Phillip Morris. 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 14-ounce tin sells for $60


TA12 – Model in a 14 ounce lever top tin from back when the US. Tobacco Company (prior to House of Windsor), was creating this one in the late 1970’s and 1980’s after getting the recipe and blending rights from Phillip Morris. This tin is newer than the one above and is probably circa 1980’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 14-ounce tin sells for $60


TA13 – Another classic golden oldie from days gone by, this is Old Briar in a 16 oz lever top tin that still has the tax stamp intact. This one was made by the United State’s Tobacco Company and is surely from the 1970’s. I love the bottom front of the tin where it indicates that Old Briar has been “Thoroughly Tested and Approved by Pipe Smokers.” Well hey, what more do you need to know? This 16 oz tin sells for $65 – SOLD


TA14 – Here’s one of the all-time most famous of “Drugstore” blends, the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Red Full Aromatic in a 7 oz tin from the early 1990’s and it even has a Denmark Tax Stamp intact on the front. 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. Although still perfectly sealed, this tin has a couple of noticeable dents (as seen in the photos), so, a reduction in price will bring the total to $50 for this tin – SOLD


TA15 – Amphora Black Cavendish in a factory sealed 12 oz tin. I think this Douwe Egberts produced blend has a name that will fool you because, as you can see in one of the photos describing the contents, this one has only lightly toasted Virginia Cavendish that was double fermented to produce the rich, black color. You sure don’t see many Virginia Cavendish blends on the market today. This 12 oz tin is probably 1980’s production and sells for $75


TA16 – 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 has really become a hot seller on my website and I am getting fabulous feedback on it. It is a Virginia and Burley in almost shag cut form that is lightly cased with creamy maple and hearty rum for a spine tingling smoke. Just 1 tin available for $50 – SOLD


TA17 – Here’s another hot seller on my “Drugstore” page – This is a 14 oz lever top sealed and in beautiful condition 1970’s or 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 14 oz tin is available for $65


TA18 – Here’s another hot seller on my “Drugstore” page – This is a 7 oz lever top sealed and in beautiful condition 1970’s or 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 $45


TA19 – Here’s another long gone classic made by the House of Edgeworth, V.I.P Mixture that featured sweet Birch flavoring added to the Black Cavendish. This is a 7 oz factory sealed lever top tin from the 1970’s. Lots of unflavored Burley also included. As unique a smoke as I ever had and have never again found a blend with sweet Birch flavoring. This is a perfectly conditioned 14-ounce tin and it sells for $45 – SOLD


TA20 – This is a 12 oz still factory sealed and in perfect condition tin of Barking Dog when it was made by the American Tobacco Company (after Philip Morris but before House of Windsor). It is a sealed twist lid, so, it is from either the mid to late 1980’s or 1990’s. I last smoked Barking Dog on Father’s Day 2003, and this dog has no bite. Upon opening the tin, I smelled Latakia, but at the match that condiment leaf stayed deep in the background. The Perique was so far in the background that I only tasted hints of it from time to time – particularly near the bottom third of the smoke. There is a delicate casing in this blend of Latakia/Burley/Perique/Virginia. Wonderful stuff, although I could not identify the flavor. If you enjoy cheap and tasty, grab some Barking Dog. It’s a good doggy! This 12 oz tin sells for $60


TA21 – And here you thought that Dill’s only produced pipe cleaners. How about this dandy 16 oz still factory sealed lever top tin with tax stamp still intact! Made by the J.G. Dill Company of Richmond, Virginia’s successor, the United States Tobacco Company. And what’s in this one, you ask? Well, I don’t know but have heard rumors that it was a cigar leaf/Virginia combination. This one hails from the 1970’s. Just 1 tin available for $55 – SOLD


TA22 – This is the original Holland House Aromatic in a 14 oz lever top tin blended by Theodorus Niemeyer back in the 1970’s. It is still being produced today, but only in pouch form by another blender (Orlik). It is touted as a mild golden Cavendish and as touted on the tin descriptive, “the only pipe tobacco in the world cured with Heather Honey from Holland.” This handsome tin sells for $60


TA23 – Another old classic; This is an 8 oz tin of Orton’s Original Vermont Country Store Pipe Tobacco. The tin descriptive says, “Won’t bite a baby’s tongue!” Hey, it must be good! The tin also notes that The Vermont Country Store of Weston, Vermont was founded in 1897 by G.L. Orton. This cool old still factory sealed lever top tin sells for $50


TA24 – This is George Washington in a 14 oz lever top tin produced by R.J Reynolds in the 1960’s or 1970’s and is it ever in solid still factory sealed condition with just a couple of very minor indents on the tin sides. A Burley forward blend with a touch of Virginia and a molasses flavoring added that lent a sensational aroma to the compilation at the match. Hey, it was good enough for our founding father, right? This tin sells for $75 – SOLD


TA25 – This is a 14 oz lever top tin of Blue Boar that is in beautiful shape!  Made by the American Tobacco Company (after Philip Morris). The co-founder of my local pipe club swore that this was the finest tobacco he ever smoked. I just remember buying it only because I loved the art work on the tin. That one sat in an old cooler for 20 or so years before I was convinced to give the ugly old boar a shot and I’m glad that I did. Talk about an old style Burley with some added goodies, this one is it. The old Burley was average but the Orientals were cool and spicy and the Virginia was solid and very broad cut. A nostalgic ride for sure. This 14 oz tin sells for $60 – SOLD


TA26 – Another golden oldie tin that looks like it came right off the shelf! This is a no longer produced 7 oz lever top still factory sealed tin 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 $40 – SOLD


TA27 – I bet a lot of you old timers (like me), remember this old “drugstore” classic, Friends. These are factory sealed twist top tins manufactured by the old US Tobacco Company of Richmond, Virginia from the 1980’s or early 1990’s. 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 4 of these 12-ounce tins and they sell for $50 per tin


TA28 – Friends! – These are 1970s or 1980’s lever top 14 oz factory sealed tins 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 available for $60 per tin


TA29 – The famous Crosby Square 8 oz tins made by Kentucky Club and dated back to the 1990’s. 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 1 tin still available for $40  tin


TA30 – From the House of Edgeworth, this is a 7 oz lever top sealed tin of Executive Mixture. Probably from the 1970’s. As noted on the tin description – “A particularly mild blend of the finest white Burleys, Golden Flake (Virginia), and rare Red Virginia Cavendish cut for easy packing and free burning. Specially blended with no aromatics to ensure coolest smoking and the delightful taste of natural tobaccos.” This one sounds so intriguing that I almost bought it myself! This tin does have a dent on the side, so, I’ve priced it accordingly and this tin sells for $50


TA31 – From Sutliff, this is Private Stock No. 1, Bourbon and Bright in a 12 ounce lever top tin from (I am guessing), the 1970’s since many of the “drugstore” tins from this same seller are from that time period. This no longer made blend is described this way on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Aromatic, cavendish cut tobaccos with a dash of spirits that adds an extra dimension to our smooth tasting tobaccos.” This 12 oz tin has a small dent on the side that you can see in the photo and sells for $50


TA32 – This is Middleton’s no longer made Blend #5 in a 14 ounce lever top tin from the 1970’s. The only descriptive that I can find is on the tin, “Mild and Aromatic.” This tin sells for $48


TA33 – 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 2 of these marvelously preserved tins available for $50 per tin


TA34 – The polarizing famous Sutliff blend, Mixture #79 in a 7oz factory sealed lever top tin from the 1970’s. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Rich burley tobaccos, blended to the original, time-honored formula of the Sutliff’s of California, maintains the tradition of this perennial favorite. A topping of natural vanilla flavoring gives this basic pipe tobacco blend a soft, sweet aroma to enhance its already mild, biteless, round taste.” Just 1 tin available for $40


TA80 – The polarizing famous Sutliff blend, Mixture #79 in a 14 oz factory sealed lever top tin from the 1970’s. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Rich burley tobaccos, blended to the original, time-honored formula of the Sutliff’s of California, maintains the tradition of this perennial favorite. A topping of natural vanilla flavoring gives this basic pipe tobacco blend a soft, sweet aroma to enhance its already mild, biteless, round taste.” Just 1 tin available for $60


TA35 – Skandinavik 6 oz factory sealed twist top limited edition tin that depicts “The Danmark” which, as some of you may know, was patterned after Danish war ships from the 15th and 16th centuries. The vessel has a very interesting history that can be read here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danmark_(ship) This is how the blend is described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Mature Virginia and toasted burley tobaccos flavored with full and sweet notes that enhance this typical Danish flavor.” This tin sells for $40 – SOLD


TA36 – This is a 14 oz factory sealed ring pull tin of the long gone Edgeworth Ready-Rubbed and this tin looks like it came right off the shelf. This tin is stamped to 2002, making it Lane Ltd. production. Originally produced by the House of Edgeworth for Larus & Brother, this tobacco hit the pipe smoking world way back in 1903 and was a strong seller for over a century before it went out of production in 2006. This is a cubed Burley that also contains a smidgen of Virginia (IMO). I recently smoked some as there was a question as to whether this tobacco was all Burley or contained any Virginia leaf. The tin descriptive says it was Kentucky and Tennessee white Burley with added secret ingredients, and judging from the specs of Bright and the flavor presentation, I do believe Virginia leaf of some sort was a part of the so called “secret.” But again, that’s just my opinion. The taste is all tobacco, but with a subtle, enhanced sweetness that doesn’t go away as the leaf is consumed.

So, if you like:

an easy to pack Burley with a hint of Virginia…

a nicotine punch…

a cool burn…

is just a tad on the sweet side…

try Edgeworth Ready Rubbed and then thank me later!

This 14 oz tin sells for $125


TA37 – Now here’s one that I could find no information on other than what is stated on the tin, such as the maker being the Stephano Brothers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There is no weight indication on the tin but I weighed it, and it hits the scales at 1.1 pounds. And, while still sealed, I hear a lot of shake telling me the tobacco has probably dried out. On the front of the tin it says – “Cut for a longer, cooler smoke, Mild and Mellow.” This rather entertaining tin sells for $40


TA38 – The House of Windsor version of Bourbon Street in 2 oz tins from the early 2000’s (originally Bond Street and then the ATC changed the name to Bourbon Street and HOW has kept that name). 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. I have 2 of these tins available for $20 per tin


TA39 – This is the House of Windsor version of Mapleton from the early 2000’s in a 2 oz tin. The blend was a Burley and Virginia with the combined flavors of Rum & Maple. This 2 oz tin sells for $20


TA40 – Edward G. Robinson large 12 oz factory sealed tub that is undated, but made sometime after the turn of the 21st century (I think). As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Created in 1946, the blending was done under the personal supervision of Edward G. Robinson himself, this is a mild aromatic with a light burley nuttiness and flavored black cavendish taste. Fruity plum notes are given a slight flavor push from a hint of latakia, and a very pleasing top note of liquor. This 12 oz factory sealed tub sells for $48


TA41 – 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


TA42 – 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


 


TA44 – 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


TA45 – 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 $48


TA46 – 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