Pipe Tobacco Tins For Sale: Page 2

VS2 – From Levin Pipes International, the ORIGINAL Virginia Woods in a 100g tin that is factory dated all the way back to 1991. This is the original rendition and no aromatic agent was included. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Formulated for a smooth, rich flavor with an incomparable woodsy aroma. Blended from finest matured red cake, Stoved Black Virginia, wide-cut Bright Virginia and other premium tobaccos. Virginia Woods offers one of the ultimate experiences in fragrant Matured Virginia blend smoking.” Just 1 tin available for $75 – SOLD

ST2 – One of the all-time great Levin Pipes International blends, Klenderwood in a 100g tin that is factory date stamped all the way back to 1993, giving the contents a solid 25-years of aging! Klenderwood was always a favorite of mine in the Levin line-up, but I was only able to obtain a few tins as production was, I think, just a one time run in 1993. Super rich and spicy Oriental leaf combined with a little Latakia (and deeply fermented and rich Virginia), to offer a very cool and satisfying smoke. Please puff slowly to savor every nuance. I have just 1 tin available for $75


VS2 – Talk about an early bird; this is a factory date stamped all the way back to 1985 tin of McClelland’s Matured Virginia No. 24 in a 100g tin. So, the marvelous contents within have been ripening in this tin for the past 32-years! As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “An unusual form of Flake tobacco, its deep chestnut color results from the extended aging of full flavored Old and Middle Belt leaf very lightly seasoned with Drama. A smooth, robust tobacco good anytime for those who prefer the darker Virginia flavor. Is is especially well suited for outdoor smoking.” I have just 1 tin available for $85 – SOLD


DQ2 – Although it is missing its paper label, as noted on the coded tin bottom, this is a 100g tin of McClelland’s Matured Virginia No. 25 that was tinned back in 1993, giving the exceptional leaf within a solid 24-years of aging! As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A balanced mixture of our smoothest and most refined Red and Black aged Virginia cake tobaccos in a fully rubbed form. Ideal after dinner when a rich, satisfying flavor is most desired.” This almost quarter century old tin sells for $42 – SOLD


VS2 – McClelland’s Blackwoods Flake 100g tin that is factory dated all the way back to 1996. This outstanding tobacco is described this way on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The characteristic, natural sweetness of mellow, Red Virginias mingles inextricably with the richness and inherently spicy aroma of Black Stoved Virginias in this doubly aged red and black all-Virginia cake mixture. An artistic achievement in tobaccos for the pipe, this beautiful mottled flake is incomparable in smoothness, balance and refinement.” This 21-year old tin sells for $45 – SOLD


VS2 – McClelland’s Dark Star 100g tin that is factory dated all the way back to 1996. This famous tobacco is described this way on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Years before tinning, this tobacco begins as bright yellow, sugary top grade Virginia and Carolina leaf. Through careful triple aging, pressing and stoving, it becomes rich, cool and dark. A seductively spicy aroma develops during the extended maturing process to complement the complex flavor of this concentrated, smooth broken flake, which is easily rubbed out to suit any occasion.” This 19-year old tin sells for $45 – SOLD


GH2 – Here’s a very early (3rd year of production), McClelland’ classic that is no more – a 100g tin of Year 1995 vintage Christmas Cheer. The company has announced that due to the new FDA regs, Christmas Cheer is now out of production. Made from single special crops of Re Virginia, pressed and married in cakes for several years before tinning to provide the softest and sweetest (naturally), Virginia presentation your palate will ever meet. This quite rare and hard to find 22-year old tin of Christmas Cheer sells for $85 – SOLD


DQ2 – Here’s a McClelland’ classic that is no more, 100g tins of Year 2005 vintage Christmas Cheer. The company has announced that due to the new FDA regs, Christmas Cheer is now out of production. Made from single special crops of Re Virginia, pressed and married in cakes for several years before tinning to provide the softest and sweetest (naturally), Virginia presentation your palate will ever meet. I have 2 of these now 12-year old tins of this marvelous classic available for $55 per tin – SOLD OUT


TP2 – McClelland’s ORIGINAL Year 2002 Anniversary Blend with the Ecru paper and Red Wax seal. Talk about an original classic and only 3,000 tins were ever produced! As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “An elegant matured Virginia ribbon cut blend, naturally sweet with that clarity of flavor possessed by only the best Virginias. Seasoned lightly with fine, cool-smoking Cyprian Latakia. Originally a limited edition Virginia mixture released in 2002 in celebration of McClelland’s twenty-fifth anniversary. I have 1 tin available for $50 – SOLD


DQ2 – McClelland’s Year 2005 Anniversary Blend with the Ecru paper and green wax seal. Talk about a classic, this is a dandy! As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “An elegant matured Virginia ribbon cut blend, naturally sweet with that clarity of flavor possessed by only the best Virginias. Seasoned lightly with fine, cool-smoking Cyprian Latakia. Originally a limited edition Virginia mixture released in 2002 in celebration of McClelland’s twenty-fifth anniversary; McClelland’s decided to reintroduce its Anniversary blend in 2005 due to overwhelming demand and this is one of those tins. I have 1 tin available for $42 – SOLD


DQ2 – Here’s the most popular of McClelland’s 21B Series blends, Arcadia in 50g tins and boy, do these tins have some good age on them as each is factory dated all the way back to 2001. Arcadia is a friendly mixture without a lot of frills. Loved the shag cut — helped promote an even pack and burn every time. Unique flavor too. Although there is a good portion of the cool and airy Oriental leaf, this one packs some punch, and I found it to be quite welcome. I’ve personally squired away quite a few tins myself as this one has all the ingredients for promoting depth and flavor variances as time goes by. I have 3 tins available for $28 per tin


VS2 – McClelland’s Dominican Glory 100g tin that is factory dated all the way back to 1991, giving the contents 26-years of aging. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The flavor of a fine, mild cigar in a satisfying tobacco for the pipe. This blend of premium aged Dominican cigar leaf is seasoned with Matured Virginia for balance and refinement and is presented in a wide ribbon form for cool smoking pleasure. For the best of both worlds, enjoy Dominican Glory in the pipe.” Just 1 tin available for $40


RM2 – Made By Charles Rattray at Perth, Scotland, this is the ORIGINAL GOOD STUFF! A 4 oz tin of Old Gowrie with the pictorial lid opening instructions on the top and silver rather than gold tin bottom, indicating 1970’s production. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Virginia Tobacco pressed as a broken flake following the tradition of Charles Rattray . A spicy yet noble Tobacco with cool characteristics and a hint of subdued sweetness.” This tin’s top is quite puffy, indicating a lot of good things have been going on inside to ripen the leaf over the last 40 or so years! I have just 1 tin available for $110 – SOLD


MM2 – Blender Russ Ouellette’s true masterpiece, Magnum Opus in 50g tins that are dated back to 2012 and now have a solid 5-years of aging. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Magnum Opus is a blend of Cyprian Latakia, excellent yellow Virginias from the U.S. and Bulgaria, Izmir, Basma and the “Queen of Tobaccos”, Yenidje. Then Perique was added to give it more depth and smoothness.” I have 2 of these 5-year old tins still available for $18 per tin – SOLD OUT


MM2 – International Pipe Smoking Day 2012 in 50g tins that are dated to 2012 (gee, imagine that?) Another Russ Ouellette creation, this one is loaded with Cyprian Latakia and enhanced with Perique, Orientals, Virginia and Dark-Fired Kentucky. A full-flavored smoke built to last! I have 3 tins available for $18 per tin


VS2 – Here’s one of my favorites and I’m tempted to hog this one for myself, Old style label Dan Tobacco sensation, The Malthouse Founder’s Reserve in a 50g tin that is CAO Import and dated to 2003. It is flavored ever so discreetly with malt whiskey. The leaf is mostly Virginia, but I really think I detected a bit of Burley too. All quality leaf, I assure you. This is delightful….. Although perhaps a tad too sweet for putting into my regular rotation, it is certainly fine enough to throw a few extra tins into the cellar for future enjoyment. If you are an aromatic fancier, you’ll no doubt enjoy this stuff. If you are a Virginia fancier, you may also be pleased. The appeal really was universal at my recent pipe club gathering and I think chances are good that you’ll enjoy it, too. This 14-year old tin sells for $25


VS2 – Another Dan Tobacco home run, this is a year 2007 50g tin of Gordon Pym. Gordon Pym is, without question, one of the strongest smelling blends I have ever put into my pipe. The latakia was HUGE. The Orientals and Virginia were far in the background and for some reason, the Maryland leaf really exploded. If you like to watch the smoke escape from your pipe, this blend will provide plenty of it. Just 1 tin available for $22


RM2 – Lane Limited’s long gone House of Lords in a 1980’s 2 oz tin. Virginia and Latakia form the base with a smattering of Oriental leaf. This tin sells for $35 – SOLD


RM2 – Lane Limited’s long gone Mountain Leaf in a 1980’s 2 oz tin. Factory sealed with no shake, rust or dents, but does show corrosion on the tin top that is in no way compromising. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Sweet Cavendish, a delightful natural bouquet. A most satisfying smoke.” I have 1 tin available for $35


VS2 – Dan Tobacco’s Independence 50g tin with the CAO import sticker on the top label and dated back to 2005. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The signing of the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was one of the United States defining moments. This momentous event is celebrated in this blend of the finest grades of Virginia tobaccos combined with Black Cavendish and a small portion of Latakia. Rich tasting, even burning, and light to medium bodied.” Just 1 tin available for $25


RM2 – Now here’s a tobacco that I’ve never seen or heard of before. It is a large, 3-1/2 ounce tin of Mac Baren’s The Blending Box, and as noted on the tin top, it says “Supplement to The Blending Box Cavendish.” This tin is factory vacuum sealed, has no sound when I shake the tin and a lot of corrosion but no rust on the outer metal. Other than the word “Cavendish,” I have no idea what else may lurk within this tin. A 1960’s model tin, perhaps? This surprise sells for $40


EW2 – This is a still perfectly sealed 1-3/4 oz tin of Mac Baren Navy Flake with one of the much older style labels. Although it could be as early as a 1970’s tin I am thinking that it may be 1980’s production due to the tin art. I am only going by memory though (a scary thing with me), as I could not find a reference in my files. It could be Fireside Industries era but it may be early Swisher. In any event, I bet the famous contents are ripe and ready to load now! As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A mild flake blended from the finest Burley tobaccos with added ripe Virginias and Cavendish. Navy Flake is light burning, making the lighting of the pipe very easy.” Just 1 tin available for $40 – SOLD


TA2 – Mac Baren’s CUBE trio of 100g tins within cardboard presentation boxes and these three “Cubes” date back to 2007, making the contents of each a very ripe 10-years old. For one price, you get 100g’s each of CUBE Gold, Silver & Bronze. Each blend described below by www.tobaccoreviews.com –

  • GOLD – 27 different tobaccos have been blended to achieve this mild and yet satisfying tobacco blend. We have used loose cut golden Virginia tobacco and a little ready rubbed Burley. Then a special Virginia Cavendish was added to complete this blend. When smoking Cuber Gold you will experience a mild, fruity taste with underlying sweetness. The blend is mild and will keep the same fresh taste from start to end.
  • Silver – Building from a base of loose-cut golden Virginia, ready-rubbed Burley, and a special Virgina Cavendish, Mac Baren’s Cube Silver then combines twenty-four other carefully proportioned components to produce a deep, sweet, fruity connoisseur’s aromatic mixture with a consistent and balanced quality.
  • Bronze – To create this mild, yet satisfying blend Mac Baren has combined loose-cut golden Virgina, ready-rubbed Burley, and a special Virgina Cavendish… along with twenty four other (evidently secret) components. the resulting smoking mixture is smooth, and sweet, topped with what they describe as an exotic, fresh vanilla aromatic.

This trio of Mac Baren’s Gold, Silver & Bronze sells for $45


EW2 – Very early (and maybe first year of production as it is factory dated to 2002), old shoe polish style 2 oz tin of C&D’s Canal Boat. Here’s the www.tobaccoreviews.com descriptive – “A smooth blend of nutty cubed Burley enhanced with Cyprian Latakia and sweetened black Cavendish.” Just 1 tin available for $24


VV2 – McClelland’s Oriental Series No. 1 in 100g tins. One tin is dated all the way back to 1991 and the others are dated back to 1996 (I’ll sell oldest to newest as the orders come in). One of McClelland’s oldest blends, Oriental #1 is soft on the palate with a whisper of Latakia and overtones of mild Orientals with a little Virginia leaf tossed in to provide backbone. I have 3 tins available for $35 per tin


VS2 – McClelland’s Oriental #1 in 100g tins that are factory dated to 1995 and 2000. So. tons of age on the fermented grasses within. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – ” Oriental Mixtures are made from the finest, delicately sweet Virginia and Carolina leaf blended by hand and carefully seasoned with rich Latakia and rare, naturally aromatic Turkish and Greek tobaccos.” I will sell the oldest to the newest as the orders come in. I have 2 tins available for $32 per tin


FT2 – McClelland’s super soft, smooth and spicy 100% Oriental blending tobacco in a 50g tin that is factory dated all the way back to 2001. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The finest Oriental leaves from Greece and Turkey, cut in classic English-style ribbon form to add their delicate, spicy, exotic scent and gentle sweetness to your own Oriental mixtures.” This ripe old tin sells for $20


VV2 – Mac Baren’s very popular HH Old Dark Fired in a 3-1/2 ounce tin that is a first-year 2012 edition. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A bold flake of dark-fired burleys in a well balanced unity with flue cured Virginias. This flake is hot pressed, meaning that during the pressing, heat is added by steam to the tobaccos which causes the tobacco to intensify the marrying process giving us a bolder tobacco. The robust, earthly flavour of the dark-fired burleys shines through in the taste, and you will experience a deeply satisfying smoke indeed.” Just 1 tin available for $20


MP2 – Mac Baren’s super popular HH Old Dark Fired first year 2012 production 100g tins. A very nice and bold tobacco. The steaming of the leaf certainly took away any tendency for there to be a bite to the leaf and the earthy flavor of the dark fired Burley leaf was stout and palate fulfilling. The Virginia was in the background and slightly sweetened the overall presentation. The taste was certainly on the high side of medium and I am sure the decades old Burley employed is what makes this one very noticeable in the strength department. Personally, I think this is one of Mac Baren’s finest offerings. I have 1 tin still available for $20


PH2 – Mac Baren’s highly acclaimed an now no longer produced Burley London Blend in a a 3-1/2 ounce tin that is early to mid 1990’s old Swisher Import era production. And check out the “CD-Rom Inside” sticker on the top of the tin which was a marketing scheme employed by Mac Baren. So, you get great tobacco AND an old CD-ROM! Incredibly flavored silky center cut leaves of White Burley with a little ripe Virginia added to provide some natural sweetness. There was a discreet, but very special top flavor added to give the smoke a very “special” smoke indeed. Just 1 tin available for $35

ST2 – Mac Baren’s Scottish Mixture in a 3-1/2 ounce tin from 2008. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A mild and lightly aromatic Scottish Blend, manufactured from ready rubbed, matured Virginia tobaccos, golden brown burley, cavendish and loose, ripe Virginia. Mixture is one of the most popular pipe tobaccos in the world, and is the leading brand tax free, a position which Mixture has been able to maintain through decades.” This tin sells for $25


VV2 – Russ Oulette’s outstanding answer to the Original Balkan Sobranie Smoking Mixture, this is White Knight in 50g tins that are first year 2014 production. Russ followed up with this one after his Balkan Sobranie 759 revival “Black House” was the winning blend from the Chicagoland Pipe Show  Contest in 2011. White Knight was created from Russ’s memories of the late 1970’s Original Balkan Sobranie. He used Cyprian Latakia, a remarkable quality Bright Virginia as well as top shelf Macedonian Orientals including Yenidje. The result was a home run! I have just 1 of these now 3-year old tins still available for $18 – SOLD OUT


JS2 – Exclusiv Royal in a 50g tin that is dated to 2008, so, plenty of aging here. Royal is described this way by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Original, granulated in English style. The natural mildness of Virginia, toasted Burley and Oriental tobaccos is enhanced by granulating. A very fragrant flavor. Mild to the tongue.” This almost 9-year old tin sells for $15


EW2 – Dated to the year 2005, this is a 50g tin of the no longer made Cruise Line Caribic Cross Cut. Made by K&K in Germany, the blend is described this way on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A cross cut mixture of Burley, Virginia combined with Black Cavendish makes this a pleasant blend.” Just 1 tin available for $16 – SOLD


DT2 – C&D 2 oz tin of Winthrop that is dated back to 2007, so, nearly 10-years of aging on this one. Burley, Latakia, Orientals and Perique combine to make this one a middle of the road Balkan blend. This almost 10-year old tin sells for $16


JV2 – These are 16 oz pressed block of the C&D Latakia charmer, Pirate Kake from 2005. Factory sealed in heavy commercial grade plastic and ready to please. A smooth, robust blend with LOTS of exceptional Latakia accompanied by Turkish and Cavendish Cut Burley. This is the blend for the Latakia lover. I have 1 of these almost 12-year old 1 lb blocks still available for $75


TA2 – From C&D, this is a 2 oz tin of Red Stag that is factory dated to 2012, giving the leaf within a solid almost 5-years of fermentation and ripening. According to www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Red and Golden Virginias provide a pleasant base for this medium-strength English. Latakia and Turkish Orientals offer their own addition to the blend giving it a pungent smoky and earthy flavors and hints of pepper. An excellent all round medium English, Red Stag is a nicely balanced and very well rounded blend.” Just 1 tin available for $14


TA2 – From C&D, this is a 2 oz tin of Black Duck that is factory dated to 2013, giving the leaf within a solid almost 4-years of fermentation and ripening. According to www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Richly earthy and woodsy, this blend of unsweetened brown and black Cavendish (specially cured Kentucky Burley), Latakia and Turkish Oriental leaf is a hearty full-bodied blend indeed. Certainly not an elegant smoke, it is nonetheless charming and rather complex once the initial surprise at its strength and earthiness subsides.” Just 1 tin available for $14

FT2 – Former’s Straight Grain Flake in a 50g tin that is dated back to 2006. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A really full bodied but amazingly smooth dark flake tobaqcco prepared from traditional English recipes and methods. A good pinch of mellow yet spicy Perique brings out the rich flavor of Former’s Straight Grain Flake.” Just this 1 decade old tin is available for $16