Pipe Tobacco Tins For Sale: Page 1

HS1 – You sure don’t see these much anymore; the early smaller 50g painted label tins of the early A&C Petersen Escudo Navy De Luxe. And these tins are factory date coded all the way back to 2000, giving the legendary contents within a full 17-years of aging. Knowing Escudo, I bet the discs of spun Virginia/Perique are coal black by now and loaded with sugar crystals. Produced by the Cope brothers from 1912 to 1952, at which point they were bought by Gallaher’s, which produced Escudo until discontinuing it in 1994. A&C Petersen began production in 1997, with the original recipe and presses and then quit in 2009. I have 1 tin still available for $125 – SOLD OUT


HS1 – Bell’s Three Nuns 100g “Tall Boy” tin that is 1998 production and 19-years of age on this one. This is the Orlik version where the dark-fired Kentucky was substituted for the Perique and is described this way by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A blend of dark fired and sun cured tobaccos mixed with the finest Brazilian Lights to produce the unique flavor and mellow smoking characteristics for which Three Nuns is famous.” I have just 1 tin available for $275


HS1 – The Smoker’s Haven’s Exotique in 8 oz tins that are dated back to 2005 with the old Gay Street address on the labels. Made Exclusively in very limited quantity for Smoker’s Haven by Germain. This was, of course, Germain’s answer to the Balkan Sobranie 759. Exotique is one of the finest English mixtures that I’ve ever smoked. A nice, rich English tobacco with an Oriental presence dominated only by the smoky and smoothly crisp Latakia and extremely well aged and specially processed Virginia leaf that was added for a little backbone.  I have 1 of these 12-year old tins still available for $325 – SOLD


FM1 – This is the original Craven Mixture made for Carreras Limited in both Northern Ireland and Great Britain. This 2 oz tin, as noted on the bottom label, was made in Northern Ireland (Murray’s). This is a 1980’s  rendition and remains perfectly vacuum sealed with only a hint of sound when I shake the tin. This Original Craven Mixture was a deeply flavorful English mixture with sensational Virginia leaf, smoky, sweet and fragrant Latakia, and fine small leaf Orientals that added just enough spice to compliment the overall presentation. I have just 1 tin available for $125 – SOLD


RM1 – Here is a real prize; McClelland’s first year 1994 tinning (factory dated), of the now famous McCranie’s Red Ribbon in 50g tins. I can only imagine how dark and sugar crystal coated the leaf within has become. From a single crop of what many collectors call the finest batch of Red Ribbon tobacco ever processed and put in a tin. I have 2 of these 50g and now 23-year old tins available for $75 per tin – SOLD OUT


FM1 – McCranie’s original first year (1994) of tinning that famous ’83 crop of Red Flake! This special crop Red Flake in a 50g tin has a little less nicotine content and is not quite as sweet as the later editions, but certainly has that bolder, full flavor that this vintage was famous for. And, of course, the leaf has a high sugar content and was made to ripen and mellow further as it ages in the tins. I suspect the contents within this 23-year old tin is very dark and loaded up with sugar crystals by now. I have just 1 tin available for $75 – SOLD


ES1 – Finding a tobacco to actually top the original ’83 McCranie’s Red Ribbon and Red Flake was an impossible task, but, this special ’96 crop of North Carolina Red sure came close! In fact, the last tin I smoked was from the year 2006 tinning and it was delicious. The red leaf had turned very dark with sugar crystals galore. This edition is a lot sweeter than the original and bears a little more nicotine strength. Both are exceptional and one of the very best straight Red’s that I’ve ever smoked. I have just 1 of these 12-year old tins available for $45- SOLD


FM1 – Butera’s Pelican 50g tin. This one was originally produced by Orlik in Denmark (as is this tin), then sent to Germain for production and then, right before ceasing production a few years ago, the rights went back to Denmark and it is now no longer being made. Pelican contains leaf that combines exact portions of the finest, most rare Cyprian Latakia, the spiciest, most zesty Turkish and Orientals, and the richest, most sweet sun grown Virginia whole leaf available today. Aged in cakes then fine cut to ribbon form. Pelican delivers multiple dimensions of sweet, mellow tastes, with a variety of contradicting rich and spicy room aromas. I have just 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


FM1 – Dunhill’s captivating and nicotine laden Royal Yacht in a 100g tin that is Murray’s era from 2001. As noted by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Truly a luxurious tobacco. Virginias are carefully conditioned to ensure sweetness. They are added to rich, heavier and cooler Virginias. A unique flavor is added to the final blend to enhance the subtle and piquant aroma.” This 100g tin sells for $175 – SOLD


HS1 – Dunhill’s Elizabethan Mixture in a 50g tin that isMurray’s era production and dated to 1998. The contents of this 19 plus year old tin should be mesmerizing by now. Rich, dark and bright Virginia grades of leaf of uncompromising quality mixed with a sublime dose of the purest, most refined 100% Perique of the day, offered a powerful, yet refined presentation of world class order. Just 1 tin available for $90 – SOLD


ST1 – Dunhill’s Durbar in a 50g tin that was hand blended at the Dunhill London store only. It is dated to the year 2002, so, a nice and ripe 15-years of age on the contents. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “This blend contains a high proportion of Oriental Leaf, Virginia and Latakia. It is a broad cut mixture, giving rich body, but has a slow rate of burn and is medium in strength.” I have just 1 of these 15-year old tins available for $85


FM1 – Dunhill Murray’s era 50g tin of London Mixture that is dated to 2003. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A delightfully harmonious blend of matured Virginia and Oriental tobaccos, soft and mellow, cool and fragrant. [Latakia with Virginia and Turkish leaf.” This old classic tin sells for $85- SOLD


FM1 – Dunhill early Orlik era 50g painted label tins of London Mixture that are factory dated to 2005, indicating first year Orlik production and now 13-years old.  As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A delightfully harmonious blend of matured Virginia and Oriental tobaccos, soft and mellow, cool and fragrant. [Latakia with Virginia and Turkish leaf.” I have 3 tins available for $32 per tin – SOLD OUT


FM1 – Dunhill early Orlik era 50g painted label tins of Standard Mixture Medium that are factory dated to 2007, indicating 3rd year Orlik production and now 11-years old. This was not only the last year of painted label tins sold by Orlik before the switch to paper label, but also the last year that Orlik produced Std. Mix. Medium. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A delightfully harmonious blend of matured Virginia and Oriental tobaccos, soft and mellow, cool and fragrant. [Latakia with Virginia and Turkish leaf.” I have 3 tins available for $32 per tin- SOLD OUT


FM1 – Dunhill early Orlik era 50g painted label tin of Standard Mixture Mild that is factory dated to 2005, indicating first year Orlik production and now 13-years old.  As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A delightfully harmonious blend of matured Virginia and Oriental tobaccos, soft and mellow, cool and fragrant. [Latakia with Virginia and Turkish leaf.” I have 1 tin available for $32- SOLD


FM1 – Dunhill early Orlik era 50g painted label tin of Early Morning Pipe that is factory dated to 2005, indicating first year Orlik production and now 13-years old.  As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Oriental tobacco is carefully blended with bright and red Virginia, pressed and lightly stoved, enhanced by medium fired Latakia.” This 50g tin sells for $32 – SOLD


FM1 – From the old Bufflehead Shop in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, this is Goldeneye Decoy in a 2 oz tin that is dated back to 2002. One of the many outstanding but short lived blends created by David Windsor. As detailed on the tin and www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A Latakia mixture rich in taste, yet sweet to the palate. Flake cut with quality matured Virginias, Turkish and carefully selected Orientals.” Just 1 tin available for $45 – SOLD


FM1 – Ashton’s Syrian Latakia delight, the original Celebrated Sovereign in a 50g tin that is dated all the way back to 1999. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A classic English mixture made with Syrian Latakia, Turkish Dubec, matured jet-black cavendish, bright Carolina and red Virginia. A true connoisseur’s tobacco.” This 18-year old tin sells for $45- SOLD


FM1 – The original first year 2002 run 2 oz tin of Pease Cumberland back when it had the 20-year old Kentucky in it. So, that Kentucky is now 36-years old! As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Robust and possessing a subdued sweetness, Cumberland is a delightfully orchestrated suite of American tobaccos, featuring a rare and exquisite mahogany Kentucky, aged in bales for twenty years. Red and matured Virginias establish a theme; the Kentucky and a pianissimo of Perique create the variations. Pure, natural tobacco flavors are harmonized by delicate arpeggios and underscored by deep, resonant tones. The coda is lovely and lingering – a perfect finish to a rich performance. Best savored slowly.” I have just 1 still in perfect condition first year run tin available for $42 – SOLD


FM1 – This is a second year 2001 run 2 oz tin of the Pease blockbuster, Haddo’s Delight. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – Haddo’s Delight is a stout blend of several Virginia tobaccos with a generous measure of long-cut Perique. Unflavored Green River black Cavendish and a little air-cured white Burley ribbon provide fullness, body, and a bit of extra strength. Finally, an exclusive process darkens and marries the mixture, and gives the blend a subtle tin aroma of cocoa and dried fruit. The flavor is full on the palate, earthy, slightly sweet and intriguingly piquant, with overtones of figs and raisins. A wonderful blend for the Perique lover!” Just 1 tin available for $35 – SOLD


FM1 – This is a second year 2001 run 2 oz tin of Pease Samarra. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Samarra is a rich and complex mixture, without being heavy. Matured red Virginia provides the basic structure and a delicate sweetness. A generous portion of Cyprian latakia is added for its smoky richness, and exotic, fragrant Oriental leaf provides fullness to the flavor. Finally, just a hint of lemon Virginia adds bit of brightness to the smoke, and a touch of perique adds its own unique piquancy.” I have just 1 tin available for $35 – SOLD


FM1- Pease Fillmore in a 2 oz tin that is factory dated to 2007, and giving the contents 10-years of further fermentation within the tin. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A thick-sliced, broken flake in the Scottish tradition. Ripe red Virginia tobaccos are combined with a generous measure of fine Louisiana Perique and then pressed to marry the components and deepen the flavors. The cakes are sliced and gently broken before tinning. Fillmore presents an elegant sweetness and delightful piquancy, enhanced by a creamy richness that develops throughout the bowl. Sit back, and enjoy a lovely, leisurely smoke.” Just 1 tin available for $20- SOLD


VS1 – Pease Lombard in a 2 oz tin that is factory dated to 2006, giving the contents a wonderful 11-years of ripening. Per www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Named for the famed winding, twisting street in San Francisco, Lombard starts with a base of red and bright Virginias. It is then enhanced with American ‘condiment’ leaf, including an angel’s share of Perique. The twist in this Lombard? A delicate breath of Cyprus Latakia is added for a whisper of smokiness and a slightly deeper flavor. A gentle introduction to Latakia for the Virginia smoker, or just a delightful change of pace.” I have 1 tin available for $20


FM1 – Sam Gawith’s Best Brown Flake in a 50g tin with the old style bar code label and dating back to 2005, giving the contents within a rock solid 12-years of aging. As noted by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A firm favorite for the pipe smoker looking for a medium strength, gentle and slow burning tobacco. Manufactured using hand-stripped flue cured Virginias with no flavors added, Best Brown will reward with a cool, sweet smoke with a delectable aroma and good side stream. Mild to medium.” This 12-year old tin sell for $26 – SOLD


FM1 – Sam Gawith’s Black XX Kendal Twist in a 50g tin with the old style bar code label and dating back to 2005, giving the contents within a rock solid 12-years of aging. As noted by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The Black XX is an extra thick twist of 100% Virginia leaf. The Black XX under goes heat treatment that creates the black color and less tar and nicotine than the Brown No. 4. All Samuel Gawith Twists are unsliced.” This 12-year old tin sell for $26- SOLD


FM1 – Sam Gawith’s Squadron Leader in a 50g tin with the old style bar code label and dating back to 2005, giving the contents within a rock solid 12-years of aging. As noted by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Bright and dark Virginias blended together with latakia and Turkish leaf to make this a cool medium bodied smoke.” This 12-year old tin sell for $26- SOLD


KE1 – Sam Gawith’s Balkan Flake in a 50g tin with the old style bar code label and dating back to 2005, giving the contents within a rock solid 12-years of aging. As noted by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A beautifully formed dark flake of pressed Virginias and a generous helping of latakia. Relax and enjoy this medium strength tobacco with its “smokey” flavour and cool, smooth characteristics.” This 12-year old tin sell for $26- SOLD


FM1 – Sam Gawith’s Golden Glow in a 50g tin with the old style bar code label and dating back to 2005, giving the contents within a rock solid 12-years of aging. As noted by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Blended, flue cured golden Virginias, pressed and matured. Cut to form a broken flake which offers a natural sweetness. Medium strength.” This 12-year old tin sell for $26 – SOLD


FM1 – Sam Gawith’s Perfection in a 50g tin with the old style bar code label and dating back to 2005, giving the contents within a rock solid 12-years of aging. As noted by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A variety of Brown & Bright Virginias with a touch of latakia & fine Turkish, steamed then a hint of vanilla has been added.” This 12-year old tin sell for $26 – SOLD


ST1 – Gawith’s Full Virginia Flake 50g tin with the newer style label and dated to 2013. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Created in the heart of Lakeland, the hot-pressed blended Virginias take on a delicious and distinctive dark color that creates a pipe smokers dream, a feeling of calm, serenity and anticipation of the next pipe full. A must have for all Virginia lovers. Medium strength.” This 4-year old tin sells for $18 – SOLD


ST1 – The out of production Rusty Hinge Flake, blended for Tavern Tobacco by Gawith & Hoggarth in 2004. So, the stout Virginia/Perique contents within are now 13-years ripe! Rusty Hinge Flake was tinned and offered as a stronger Virginia/Perique. This one had the somewhat floral scent sometimes associated with Lakelands and the quality, special processing and smoothness was readily detected in the Virginia. The Perique was used as an enhancer rather than a star player. I have 1 tin available for $40- SOLD


JB1 – Very early production Esoterica Hastings in an 8 oz silver mylar bag that was used from 1993 through 1998 when Germain switched to cream colored bags.  This bag has been kept in climate controlled conditions and remains very pliable when I lightly squeeze it. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “An aromatic tobacco made in the same time honored tradition as our English and Virginia blends. Five types of Virginia tobacco and an equal proportion of black Virginia cavendish with an added aromatic essence. A soft and gentle smoke of outstanding quality.” I have 1 of these 8 oz bags available for $125- SOLD


DM1 – Esoterica’s VaPer blockbuster Dunbar in 8 oz bags that are undated but recent production. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A mature recipe of seven types of Virginia tobaccos blended with Louisiana Perique, lightly pressed for several days to mellow the mixture, then cut into flakes and rubbed up. A high quality blend with a savory taste and a fine bouquet. An outstanding tobacco with a rich depth of flavor.” I have 1 bag still available for $85- SOLD

KE1 – These are 8 oz bags of Esoterica’s VaPer dandy, Dorchester that is recent production.  This blend has quite a bit of Perique and that Louisiana Hot Sauce makes its presence known from the moment you set fire to the leaf. This is also a very shaggy cut, and careful packing is needed. The cut was not a problem for me as I use a blender on just about all of my tobaccos for an even pack and burn. Similar to Dunbar, but stronger in the Perique department and six varieties of Virginias present what I call less Virginia depth but more variety as you work your way down the bowl. I have 3 bags available for $85 per bag- SOLD OUT


DM1 – Esoterica’s Tilbury 8 oz bag that is undated but recent production. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A harmonious blend of golden and dark Virginias with small portions of burley and air-cured leaf. Matured by a special process over 100 years old, producing a unique natural aroma and piquant flavor.” I have 1 bag available for $85- SOLD


KE1 – Esoterica’s explosive English Mixture, Margate, in an 8 0z bags that is more recent production Arango Import. This Germain produced English sensation boasts a very rich taste of well aged Virginia and smoky Latakia with character to match and processed in that wonderful Germain way that will make your mouth water with each puff, so, have plenty of pipe cleaners handy.  I have 1 bag available for $85 – SOLD


KE1 – Esoterica’s Aro/English blockbuster, Pembroke in a recent production 8 oz bag. A smashing Latakia and Virginia combination that is no doubt very dark and super smooth with all the aging and ready to provide the ultimate English smoking experience. It is identical to Margate, but with one exception, Pembroke has a splash of Cognac intermingled with the leaf that provides a delightful enhancement. Just 1 bag available for $85- SOLD

KE1 – Esoterica’s And So To Bed 8 oz bag that is recent production. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Finest grade Virginia and Maryland type tobaccos are carefully aged and blended with Greek Oriental leaf and top-grade Cyprian Latakia. The blend is then specially processed and additionally matured to produce a mellow full strength smoke with rich flavor and unique aroma.” I have 1 bag available for $85- SOLD


KE1 – Esoterica’s Stonehaven in an 8 oz gold colored bag that is recent production. It’s the top dog in the pack of Germain produced Esoterica blends right now as it is extremely hard to get. A marriage of air-cured leaf and Burley with selected dark Virginia. Hard pressed and aged to produce brown flakes with dark undertones in a secret way that only Germain can do. Superior in every way. I have 1 bag available for $145 – SOLD


KE1 – Recent production 8 ounce factory sealed bag of Esoterica’s Penzance. I don’t need to tout this jewel. It is the Hall of Fame classic Oriental/Latakia/Virginia Krumble Kake. This bag sells for $145 – SOLD


DM1 – Germain’s Balkan Sobranie in 50g tins that are not dated but made within the last couple of years. You know the story; Germain obtained from the heirs to the House of Sobranie the rights and the original recipe to reproduce this classic. And, Germain hit a home run with the reproduction. I absolutely love this tobacco and like many of you, am always running out. It is too good to just let sit anywhere but in your pipe! I have 1 tin available for $45- SOLD


ST1 – Here’s another Germain classic in a 50g tin that is dated to 2001, Royal Jersey Cavendish & Virginia. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “special shag cut mixture of mature golden cavendish blended with Maryland and Virginia type tobaccos.” This 17-year old tin sells for $38 – SOLD


WG1 – Here are a couple of well aged 100g tins of the classic Reiner VaPer classic, Long Golden Flake. Both tins are dated back to 2005, giving the contents 12-years of aging. When you open the tin, you will see a single, long 12-inch strip that will no doubt be much darker than when fresh and tingling with sugar crystals. The Virginia flavor is absolutely sublime and the Louisiana Perique in the background is just enough of a player to make VaPer fans rejoice. I have 2 tins available for $60 per tin- SOLD OUT


KE1 – Solani Blend 779 Syrian Latakia English Mixture in a 50g tin dated back to 2005. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A mixture of Virginias, Oriental tobaccos and Syrian Latakia. A hearty blend which is easy on the tongue. Just 1 tin available for $35 – SOLD


FM1 – The original Dan Tobacco produced Timms 1000 in a 100g tin that is dated back to 2003. One of the all-time great English/Oriental blends that many old timers compared favorably to Balkan Sobranie. The exceptional Latakia and spicy sweet Orientals in this blend combined with the Virginia to create a smoking sensation that I think you will greatly appreciate. A big thumbs up for the depth of flavor in particular. And I am also sure that the 14-years of aging did nothing to hurt the presentation! Just 1 tin available for $48 – SOLD


FM1 – The original Dan Tobacco produced Timms 250 in a 100g tin that is dated back to 2003. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A really special flake tobacco, made from the best Virginia grades with 10% latakia and a pinch of perique, sweetly seasoned with natural plum extract.” Just 1 tin available for $38- SOLD


FM1 – This is another one of those blends that has some of the greatest tin art that I’ve ever seen; Charles Fairmorn’s no longer produced Candlelight Blend in 50g tins that are dated all the way back to 2003, giving the contents within a solid 14-years of aging. Think of an Escudo coin in shape, but switch out the Perique center with Black Virginia Cavendish and add a discreet flavoring (my guess is Vanilla extract), and you have Fairmorn’s Candlelight blend. A not so complex smoke that is slightly sweeter than an uncased Virginia blend. Not a lot of strength but true tobacco flavor support with every puff. I have 1 tin still available for $28- SOLD


ST1 – From Dan Tobacco and dated all the way back to 2002, this is a super ripe tin of Torben Dansk Red Virginia Superb #3. As noted by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A full-flavored and wonderfully soft with a high proportion of latakia mixture under pressure fermented medium brown Virginia tobaccos, which harmonizes perfectly with the natural sweet flavor note of latakia. Slow and low residue burning, cool smoke. This 15-year old tin sells for $32 – SOLD


RM1 – Here’s another H. Simmons blend from yesteryear, a 50g tin from the 1980’s of their Aromatic Mixture. And not at all aromatic in the American sense as it has no aromatic enhancement. The leaf within is a specially processed Virginia and Burley combination may for this famous London based tobacconist by Dunhill. I have just 1 tin available for $95


RM1 – From the famous Garfinkel Pipe Shop in Washington, D.C., this is a 50g perfectly vacuum sealed tin of Atlas Rich Black Cavendish. The tin is from the early 1980’s and made for Garfinkel by Robert McConnell in England. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Blended by Robert McConnell for A. Garfinkel, Inc of Washington D.C, a tobacco shop that went out of business sometime around 1990. Atlas was unique in that the famous McConnell’s Virginia leaf was cavendish processed for a softer presentation.” I have 1 very rare tin available for $60


TM1 – The Legendary Friedman & Pease all-time favorite and hardest to find, these are perfectly conditioned two ounce tins of Winter’s Tale from 1999. Greg Pease put this one together with a noticeable dose of Virginia, Latakia and Perique all rolled into one dilly whopper of a smoke! The flavor has a lot of depth and hangs onto the palate with meat hooks! Latakia/Perique is always a dangerous combination for blenders as it’ll foul the taste buds if not done properly. The combination here (with a touch of sweet and now deeply aged Virginia), is delightful. One can taste all of the components with wave after wave of smokey Latakia, Perique and Virginia leaf filling the palate at once and throughout the smoke. I have just 1 tin available for $95