* Pipe Tobacco Tins For Sale: Page-1

TA1 – The highly coveted and out of production 100g tin of Wellauer’s Syrian Latakia that has the gold ridged tin bottom, indicating late 1980’s or early 1990’s production. Also, this tin was made for the French market as the Syrian Latakia descriptive is on the top of the tin label… in French! If you saw this one commanding high prices on eBay and elsewhere, it is because the old timers knew that this one was loaded to the rafters with some of the finest Syrian Latakia ever to hit the market. Soft, yet bold and smoky tobacco that complimented the Virginia leaf (pretty special itself), perfectly. Just 1 tin available for $195


VS1 – Charatan’s Mild Flake no longer made 50g tins that were made for Charatan by Dunhill until the outsourcing of their blends to Murray’s and then picked up by Robert McConnell’s in England, when these tins were produced. Two of the tins are dated to 1999 and the other is undated, but they came from the same consignor, so, I am guessing it is also from ’99. Mild Flake is what one might imagine Dunhill Light Flake to be if Burley were in the mix. Bronze Virginia with tang and Burley for added strength. I have 3 tins available for $50 per tin – SOLD OUT


JS1 – These are the no longer produced Imperial Tobacco 50g tins of Capstan Original Navy Cut (NOT the new Mac Baren version), that are factory dated to 2003, so, 14-years of aging on the legendary contents within. The stout dark stoved Virginia leaf with the mysterious casing in this classic led to a pipe full of pleasure that cannot be matched for those seeking a unique, old world style Virginia. I have 5 tins available for $65 per tin – SOLD OUT


JS1 – These are the no longer produced Imperial Tobacco 50g tins of Capstan Original Navy Cut (NOT the new Mac Baren version), that are factory dated to 2005, so, 12-years of aging on the legendary contents within. The medium strength dark stoved Virginia leaf with the mysterious casing in this classic led to a pipe full of pleasure that cannot be matched for those seeking a unique, old world style Virginia. I have 5 tins available for $65 per tin – SOLD OUT


VS1 – A very rare Ashton Limited Reserve 100g tin that is factory dated to 1995 (the only year of production), and a solid 22-years of age on this one. As noted on the tin – “limited to 1,000 tins worldwide, our 1995 Limited Reserve a naturally sweet Matured Virginia… ” I’ll let you read the rest. These original Ashton blends were made by the highly respected Robert McConnell’s in England, and I can only imagine what the McConnell’s Matured Virginia in this tin tastes like now with all that fermentation! The top lid is nice and puffy, indicating that the aging process has worked to perfection. Just 1 tin available for $85 – SOLD


VS1 – The original Ashton Celebrated Sovereign in 50 gram tins that are dated to the millennial year 2000. Celebrated Sovereign is loaded with Syrian Latakia which is supported by Turkish Dubec, matured Jet-Black Cavendish, Bright Carolina and Red Virginia. Each element complimenting the blend. Not for the weak hearted though, this blend packs as much wallop as ole’ Henry Cooper (who once knocked down Muhammed Ali). If you want a different sort of Syrian Latakia blend that will rock your world; this is it! I have 2 of these well aged tins and both have small dents on the sides that will take a little off the price. I have 2 of these rare and no longer produced tins available for $38 per tin


JS1 – Dunhill My Mixture 28559 50g tins that were hand blended at the Dunhill London Store back in 2001. It’s an English blend that was also called Queen Victoria (of Spain), blend. Rolled out for their anniversary. It was released at the same time the Edward VII blend was released. Came from the Dunhill ledger in the London shop which held the recipes for royals for many decades. I have 3 tins available and they sell for $75 per tin – SOLD OUT

JS1 – This is Dunhill Standard Mixture Mild in a 50g tin that was made sometime between 1980 and 1986 by Murray’s as noted by the Royal Warrant on the top of the tin and the verbiage. Latakia, Orientals and ripe old Virginia for a presentation that was a little more Latakia forward than their Early Morning Pipe blend. I have just 1 tin available for $115 – SOLD


JS1 – This is Dunhill Standard Mixture Mild in 50g tins that were made sometime between 1996 and 2005  when Murray’s got out of the blending business. Latakia, Orientals and ripe old Virginia for a presentation that was a little more Latakia forward than their Early Morning Pipe blend. I have 11 tins available for $65 per tin – SOLD OUT


JS1 – This is Murray’s era Dunhill Standard Mixture Medium that was no longer made once Murray’s shut down operations in 2005. Orlik did not pick this one up. Similar to Standard Mixture Mild, but with more Latakia and less Virginia. Considered to be one of the all-time great Dunhill blends. I have 6 tins available for $65 per tin – SOLD OUT


JS1 – One of the world’s most famous blends, this is Murray’s era Dunhill Nightcap in 50g tins that were purchased by the owner back in 2005, right before Murray’s closed up shop. This lavish Murray’s era Dunhill blend combined smoky Latakia, spicy Orientals, 100% pure Louisiana Perique and about as rich and palate pleasing Virginia as one can find. The presentation is super palate filling and as good as it gets for fans of true English style blends. I have 2 tins available for $70 per tin – SOLD OUT


JS1 – Here’s quite a find and in just off the shelf condition, too! It is a 4 oz factory sealed late 1980’s old style label tin of Drucquer’s Blend 805! This was their highly popular full English mixture. Exactly half the volume was rich and smoky Latakia with the remainder evenly divided between several grades of exotic Orientals and deeply matured Virginia leaf. I have just 1 tin available for $145


JS1 – This is a handsome, just off the shelf looking 4 oz tin from 1999 of the Friedman & Pease classic, Oasis. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Fine Oriental tobaccos are blended with Golden and Red Virginia ribbon, and enhanced with rich, smoky Cyprian Latakia. Oasis is delicate and fresh; subtle, yet complex. It’s oriental character comes through without being brash, while the Virginias provide substance and structure. Delightful in the morning, or as a perfect respite from the concerns of the day, Oasis is for those seeking a more delicate Oriental blend.” Just 1 tin available for $85 – SOLD


JS1 – These are also perfectly condition tins of the Friedman & Pease SYRIAN LATAKIA classic, Kismet in 2 oz tins that are dated back to 1999. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A generous portion of fine, fragrant Syrian Latakia is combined with exotic Turkish leaf, Orange and rich Red stoved Virginias, and a touch of air-cured Kentucky White Burley. A hint of Cyprian Latakia completes this marvelous blend. Its symphony of flavors are reminiscent of the classic mixtures from the Golden Age of pipe tobaccos. I have 2 tins available for $75 per tin


ST1 – Pease all-time greatest hit, Bohemian Scandal in 2 oz tins that are factory dated to 2004. Remember, its production run was really just a year (2004), before the fire that destroyed all of the exceptional SYRIAN Latakia used to make this one. These 2 oz tins are in perfect condition and the contents have now had 13 years to age! Fine small leaf oriental tobaccos and rich Virginias wove a tapestry of intrigue, serving as an exotic backdrop to showcase the exquisite Syrian Latakia, Bohemian Scandal is a delicious Balkan blend in a style not produced in decades and never again to be produced. It has a delightful wine-like character, with a delicate and fascinating spice. Wonderfully balanced. I have just 1 tin available for $125 – SOLD


VS1 – This is an old style label old Davidoff Royalty 50g tin from the mid 1990’s. Now this is a pipe tobacco! I really like the strength of the Virginia and sweetness of the Oriental. There’s also a little bit of Latakia in the mix, but it stayed deep in the background. This is one of those blends that somehow ages beautifully. The older the better with Royalty! Just 2 tins available for $40 per tin


VS1 – Dated all the way back to 1997, this is a factory dated 50g tin of the ORIGINAL production PCCA’s Beacon. This is an exceptional VaPer that is heavy on the high sugar content Bright Virginia and light on the Perique. In fact, one of the most delicate Virginia/Perique blends I have tasted in quite some time. It was made to age and has a full measure of taste and decent strength. I can see where experienced pipe smokers would gravitate to this leaf. Not only is the flavor and strength very noticeable, the flake cut gives this one staying power. Beacon has it all! This 20-year old tin should be like puffing on a piece of heaven itself. It sells for $40


VS1 – PCCA’s Avatar in a 50g tin dated all the way back to 1994 (the only year of production). This was a pure Matured Virginia Flake from a single crop of special qualities. Due to there being no more, PCCA’s run of this one lasted just one year. A quality Matured Virginia with 22-years of age! I have 1 tin available for $35 – SOLD

VS1 – The highly acclaimed Tordenskjold Virginia Slices made by Dan tobacco in a 50g tin that has a handwritten date that is hard to read. I think it’s 2008. Anyway, it has a perfect 4-star rating on www.tobaccoreviews.com that describes the blend this way – “A full-bodied, golden flake from the best Virginia grades and Louisiana Perique. This tobacco gives you a very smooth smoking pleasure with the naturally-smooth taste, which the friends of an excellent Flakes appreciate it so much.” Just 1 tin available for $18 – SOLD


VS1 – Balkan by Brebbia 50 gram tin that is dated to 2008. A classic blend containing Orientals, smoked Kentucky, Louisiana perique and 40% Syrian latakia. New Tin Description: Full bodied blend of finest Oriental leaves, dark fired Kentucky, Louisiana perique, and 40%  Syrian latakia. I have just this 1 tin available for $45


VS1 – Back in 2006, Watch City Cigar unveiled their Old Black Magic pipe tobacco with a first run of a limited amount of 2 oz tins that they hand numbered and dated (as noted in the photos). As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The Distinct Caramel flavors of unsweetened Black Cavendish combine with the natural sweetness of Perique. Spotted lightly with Bright Virginia and pressed into Crumble Cake. A Rich, Dark, naturally aromatic tobacco.” This blend is still going strong and with almost 11-years of aging, the flavor in these tins should be magic indeed! I have just 1 tin still available for $18

VS1 – This one does not come up very often, a 100g tin of Anthony Cranswick’s Grey Castle that is dated back to 2002. No longer produced and appreciated. It was made by Charles Fairmorn and contains a healthy dose of Syrian Latakia. A pungent oriental blend featuring Virginia (both bright and fire cured), Orientals, and the Syrian leaf. This blend is a heavy English and not for the faint of heart. It is an old style tobacco and quite dry. It will test your speedometer and force one to rev up their puffing cadence due to the wonderful flavor. This one is meant to be smoked slowly though, to pick up the leathery taste of the Syrian without antagonizing the deeply rich Virginia leaf that should also be savored. This 100g tin sells for $65


JS1 – The Esoterica blockbuster Penzance in an 8 oz bag that is dated to 2015. A Hall of Fame member on www.tobaccoreviews.com that describes the contents this way – “A wonderful complex secret recipe of the finest Virginia, choice Turkish and Orientals and Cyprian Latakia, all hand blended together, hard pressed and broad cut into thick flakes. Long matured and easily crumbled to facilitate pipe filling.” I have just 1 bag available for $135 – SOLD


ST1 – Esoterica’s Dorchester in 8 oz bags dated to 2015. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A special formulation of six light Virginias plus Golden and dark Virginias with air-cured leaf and a pinch of Louisiana Perique. Easy burning is ensured by the carefully selected cut. The Perique balances the Virginias.” I have 2 bags available for $75 per bag – SOLD OUT


ST1 – Esoterica’s Pembroke in an 8 oz bags dated to 2014. This is Margate (another outstanding German/Esoterica blend), with a fine French cognac added. I immediately detected the subtle and unique Cognac addition, but still received the very full flavor of the smoky Latakia and fine rich Virginias that I always get with Margate. If you’ve never had a French cognac before, after sampling Pembroke, you can bet your keester that you’ll want to go hunt down a jug or two! I have 1 bag available for $75 – SOLD


ST1- Esoteria’s Woodbridge in an 8 oz bag that is dated to 2012, so, some really nice age on the contents. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A wonderfully complex mixture consisting of six light Virginias pressed until reddish brown and then rubbed out, plus Golden and dark Virginias hot pressed until jet-black. Twelve different Virginia tobaccos lightly laced with licorice and natural fruit extracts, perfectly blended and fully matured. A true luxury blend that leaves the pipe clean and dry. This bag sells for $65 – SOLD


TA1- From 2013, this is a no longer made 50g tin of the original McConnell’s Pure Syrian Latakia. No longer produced, of course, this was old Syrian Leaf at its finest. The blend is now being sold with Cyprian leaf. Nothing else in this tin, just rich, deep and oh so flavorful Syrian Latakia that will release so much thick blue smoke that you may have to disarm your smoke detector before lighting up. This tin sells for $45


VS1 – Dated to the year 2005, these are old style label 50g tins of the James J. Fox delight, Dorisco Mixture. Simply smashing stuff with Perique that is readily identifiable as it supports the Latakia and Virginia. Lots of smoke comes out of the pipe when this one is burned, and the ripe and sweet Virginia interplay with the Latakia and Perique is what mesmerizes me most when I smoke this classic. I have 2 of these 12-year old tins available for $18 per tin

VS1 – Orlik’s outstanding Dark Kentucky Flakes 50g tins that are dated to 2007. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Virginias with dark fired Kentucky tobacco. Tobacco selection: Blending fine Black Cavendish with the irresistible qualities of Kentucky Burley gives this flake a look, taste and feel uniquely its own. Tobacco cut: Flake slice cut tobacco. Flavor/Aroma: This is a non-aromatic, medium to full in strength.” I have 1 of these almost 10-year old tins available for $18

VV1 – Sam Gawith’s Senella 2012 in a 50g tin. This is a very limited run blend that was used for the European Slow Smoking Pipe Championship that year (as noted on the top label). Each contestant received a tin of this tobacco that was a mild Virginia/Oriental that may have had a touch of Latakia as well. I have 1 tin available for $24 – SOLD


VV1 – Sam Gawith’s Navy Flake 50g tin that is dated back to 2012. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A traditional offering of Virginias, pressed with just the right amount of Latakia and flavored with Rum. Medium strength.” I have 1 tin available for $18 – SOLD


VV1 – Sam Gawith’s Chocolate Flake in the old style 50g tin without the red banner and dated to 2006, so, about 11-years of age on this tin. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The first of a collection dedicated to Samuel Gawith 1st, Chocolate Flake is a luxury blend of Virginias, Burley and long-leaf Latakias. To complete the luxury a rich, dark chocolate has been added after cutting. Excellent smoking qualities with good smoke and a delicious room-note. Medium strength.” I have 1 tin available for $18 – SOLD


VV1 – Sam Gawith’s Westmorland in the old style 50g tins without the red banner and dated to 2005, so, about 12-years of age on these tins. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Westmorland Mixture is a well-balanced combination of Bright Virginias, Cyprian Latakia, and Cavendish. It is lightly sweetened and wonderfully round and subtle.” I have 1 tin available for $18


VV1 – Sam Gawith’s Golden Glow in the old style 50g tin without the red banner and dated to 2006, so, about 11-years of age on these tins. As described 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.” I have 1 tin available for $18 – SOLD


FT1 – Sam Gawith’s scary strong 1792 Flake in a 50g tin that is dated to 2015. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “1792 Flake is a full-strength, mellow tobacco comprising a blend of dark-fired Tanzanian leaf. It is Gawith’s best-selling premium grade flake. It starts as 7 lbs. of hand stripped leaf and goes through a steaming process prior to being pressed. The cake, having been prepared, is wrapped in a select leaf and packed by hand into a 12 inch square. This cake is pressed and left for a minimum of two hours. Then, the pressed cake is placed into a steam press where it is baked at full heat for two to three hours. The baked cake has then taken on 1792’s characteristic rich, dark color. It’s hardening occurs during cooling. Once the process of cutting the flake and adding a tonquin flavor is carried out, hand wrapping and packing finalizes 1792, making it ready for rubbing into your pipe.” I have 1 tin available for $16


FT1 – Sam Gawith’s Grousemoor in a 50g tin that is dated to 2015. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “This 200 year old blend is comprised of hand-stripped flue-cured Zimbabwe leaf, steamed to a Golden color then stoved into a unique melange of flavors.” I have 1 tin available for $16


FT1 – Gawith’s VaPer classic St. James Flake 50g tins that are dated to 2015, so, around 2-years of age on these tins. Description provided by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Genuine St. James Parish Perique is added to an already delicious and flavorsome blend of fine bright Virginias to give St. James the light peppery characteristic enjoyed by so many pipe smokers. Medium strength.” I have 4 tins still available for $14 per tin


VV1 – Peter Stokkebye’s highly acclaimed PS Luxury Twist Flake in a 1-1/2 pound still factory sealed box with inner vacuum sealed commercial grade bag. This box is dated to 2004, giving the contents almost 13-years of aging. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A pure Virginia blend from the best fields of Zimbabwe and Eastern United States. Rolled Twist Flake, then Cavendish pressed and cut.” This 1-1/2 pound box is bargain priced at $$110 – SOLD


TA1 – Here’s a nice offering – Wessex Burley Broadcut in a no longer made 8 oz tin that is dated to 2006, giving the contents a rather palate pleasing almost 11-years of aging. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Wessex Burley Broadcut is an old fashioned classic recipe combining plug cut Burley with mild black aromatic Cavendish processed Virginias. I have just 1 eight ounce tin available for $48 – SOLD


TA1 – And here is Wessex English Mixture in a no longer made 8 oz tin that is dated to 2006, giving the contents a rather palate pleasing almost 11-years of aging. Don’t let the name fool you because this one does not have any Latakia, but does have now very ripe Virginia leaf supported by spicy and airy Orientals. I have just 1 eight ounce tin available for $48 – SOLD


VS1 – Older small rectangular 50g tin of Fribourg & Trayer’s Cut Blended Plug that is dated all the way back to the year 2000. A lightly sweet Virginia Flake that has tickled the fancy of pipe smokers for decades. This tin sells for $32 – SOLD


VS1 – McClelland’s Year 2002 Christmas Cheer. You know the story; the series began in 1992 and continued through this year but will now cease. These will soon become very rare as collectors know just how exceptional each year’s crop truly is. Yearly exceptional crops of fine Red Cake Virginia pressed and aged before being presented in flake form. Full on the palate, naturally sweet with a slight spicy note or two for good measure. I have 2 of these Year 2002 tins still available for $60 per tin


FT1 – This is Buchanan’s Wellingborough in a 50g tin that is factory dated back to 1999, meaning the delicious contents within have been ripening for 17-plus years. Back in the 1990s this franchise tobacconist came out with this very well received blend that was spoken of very highly several times in Tom Dunn’s famous old Pipe Smoker’s Ephemeris magazines. These Wellingborough 50g tins, made by McClelland’s and factory stamped all the way back to 1999, contain smoky Latakia prepared in that special McClelland’s way, along with rich and matured dark Virginia leaf for a middle of the road type of English with no frills and just good old fashioned flavor. A cool and mellow English is how I would best describe the taste presentation. I have 2 tins still available for $24 per tin


FT1 – Here’s a very early rectangular 50g tin of F&T’s Wingate that is dated to 2001. It is a sweet Latakia blend with strength and a smidgen of Perique that lends to rather than overwhelms the tobacco. I would call this one very similar (except with much more flavor depth), to Iwan Ries’s Gourmet English if you included a little Perique. I enjoyed my tin and the tobacco (from 2003) was extremely well aged and I am sure that added to the enjoyment. This tin sells for $28


JS1 – The marvelous Esoterica Stonehaven in an 8 oz tin. From the now long-gone Bufflehead Shop in Shawneee Mission, Kansas, this is one of the re-tinned tobaccos that David Windsor would often do for customers. And this ripe old Stonehaven has now been fermenting beautifully in the tin for 12-years! A marriage of air-cured leaf and Burley with selected dark Virginia. Hard pressed and aged by Germain’s secret and special process to produce brown flakes with dark undertones. And now, the leaf is jet black and no doubt ready to perk up the palate. This 8 oz tin sells for $225


DT1 – Another PCCA classic, this is the original Orient 996 in 50g tins that are factory dated to 2008. One of the few PCCA blends that contained the special Syrian Latakia that made the compilation smoky and refined. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A very special blend of sugary bright Virginia and aged, mellow red Virginia, seasoned with a good amount of rare Yenidje and a touch of Syrian Latakia. Ready to smoke, but designed to age beautifully.” Just 1 tin still  available for $38


VS1 – Pease Ashbury second year 2006 production two ounce tin. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “An alluring assortment of exotic oriental tobaccos is generously blended with bright and red Virginia leaf. Finally, just enough Cyprus Latakia is added to provide an alluring smokiness, resulting in a tobacco that can best be described as a light-medium Balkan mixture. This is the blend for gentlemen with a Bohemian spirit and a sense of adventure.” Just 1 tin available for $18 – SOLD

VS1 – Pease 2 oz tins of Kensington that are year 2006 production, giving the contents 11-years worth of aging in the tin. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Kensington is a Balkan style blend with restraint. Bright and red Virginias are combined with richly flavored leaf from the orient and Cyprian Latakia in perfect measure for a wonderfully balanced smoke. Slightly sweeter than Charing Cross, and not quite as full due to a more delicate hand with the Latakia. Spicy, with an occasional suggestion of orange blossom. Complex, but never ponderous. A slightly lighter variant of the classic style.” I have 1 tin available for $18

JP1 – Pease 2 oz tin of Kensington that is year 2007 production, giving the contents almost a decade worth of aging in the tin. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Kensington is a Balkan style blend with restraint. Bright and red Virginias are combined with richly flavored leaf from the orient and Cyprian Latakia in perfect measure for a wonderfully balanced smoke. Slightly sweeter than Charing Cross, and not quite as full due to a more delicate hand with the Latakia. Spicy, with an occasional suggestion of orange blossom. Complex, but never ponderous. A slightly lighter variant of the classic style.” I have 1 tin available for $18

ST1 – Fox Campanile in the old style label 50g tins that are dated back to 2005, giving the contents within almost 12-years of aging. A Fox favorite for many decades; Campanile is soft and subtly sweet in a way one would expect from a Virginia/Oriental combination. Yet the exotic center leaf Oriental companion to the Virginia here is a cut above many other similar blends that I have tried. And, the room note is “to die for.” I have 2 tins still available for $18 per tin

DT1 – Buza’s Victoria in 50g tins that are factory dated back to 2004. This classic was put together by Paul Buza, who managed one of the Tinder Box stores and tinned up by McClelland’s. This one is very nice and should be very delicious to those who enjoy Latakia without that condiment slapping them in the face. Because the tin I smoked was well aged, the creamy smoke was smooth as silk thanks to the long in the tooth Virginia leaf. The Orientals add a little spice that will tickle the snout when exhaled through the nostrils and the Cyprian Latakia supported beautifully. I have 1 tin still available for $18


DT1 – Early production Liberty in factory sealed 50g tins with the CAO moniker on the top label, telling us these tins were produced between 1999 and 2005.  Made specifically for the American market by Dan Tobacco, This blend commemorates the crossing of the Delaware River by George Washington and his troops on that cold Christmas Day of 1776. The contents are described by www.tobaccoreviews.com this way – “Naturally bright and sweet Virginia grade tobaccos provide for a wonderful medium bodied smoke.” I have 2 of these at least 12-year old 50g tins available for $22 per tin


DT1 – Early production Independence in a factory sealed 50g tin with the CAO moniker on the top label, telling us that this tin was produced between 1999 and 2005.  Made specifically for the American market by Dan Tobacco, This blend commemorates the signing of the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “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.” I have just 1 of these at least 12-year old 50g tins available for $22


FT1 – The now out of production Syrian Latakia laden Solani 779 Luxury English blend 50g tins that are dated to 2006, giving the smoky and rich contents within over a decade of aging. The Syrian Latakia won’t hit you like a sledgehammer but it won’t feather slap your palate either. The Virginia has depth and the fine Orientals lend sweet spice to the presentation. This is just a nice, bitter sweet and smoky Latakia blend that stays lit well and burns evenly down to nothing but a fine gray ash. I have 1 of these no longer made tins available for $28


VS1 – McConnell’s Blended Flake in a 50g tin with no date stamp but from a trusted consignor who sends me only blends that are more than three years old, minimum. Folded Flake is very similar to McConnell’s Scottish Flake with the same components but in different proportions. Spicy Flake composed of Virginia, Fired Kentucky and Perique, but in this one, the Virginia is lighter, there is less dark fired Kentucky while the Perique presence (light), remains about the same. Just 1 tin available for $16


GH1 – The C.O.R.P.S. Show’s 10th Anniversary Blend from 1994, giving the contents 22-plus years of aging. Fine, well aged stoved Virginia leaf was combined with Cyprian Latakia and Basma to produce a blend that the C.O.R.P.S. could be proud of. Just 1 tin available for $25


VV1 – McCranie’s popular Murdock’s Pipe in 50g tins that are dated all the way back to the year 2001 giving the delicious contents a solid almost 16-years of aging. All I can say about Murdock Pipe is that I receive a delightful smoke every time I load up. It has just enough Latakia, Virginia and Oriental leaf to make the blend soft and cool burning. No single element comes to the front. It is just a combination of downright tasty tobacco! I have 3 tins available for $20 per tin


FT1 – Dan Tobacco’s Timm’s London Blend 1000 in 100g tins that are dated all the way back to 1999. This heady brew contains a healthy amount of high quality Cyprian latakia and sumptuous Turkish leaf that combine with the African Virginia base to make it really shine. There are many fine English blends on the market today, but to find one with this much strength is rare. This tin sells for $35


JS1 – Timms London Blend 1000 in 100g tins that are dated all the way back to 1999 & 2001 (same blend as above but different consignor). Made by Dan Tobacco, this one rocks! A full-bodied dark colored mixture containing rich African Virginia and Turkish tobaccos with high amounts of Latakia. Not for the faint of heart. These almost 18 and 16 year old tins sell for $35 per tin


VV1 – Gawith & Hoggarth’s Best Brown #2 in 50g tins that are dated to 2012. Blended from exceptional Virginia and Burley leaf, Lakeland style processed and then a subtle note of sweetness of some kind has been added. I have 2 tins available for $18 per tin


FT1 – Here’s another no longer made Syrian Latakia loaded blend that is no longer produced; Ashton’s Artisan Blend in a 50g tin that is date coded to 2014. According to the producer’s (Kohlhase & Kopp) website, the main ingredient of this spicy mixture is Syrian latakia, which was rounded off with small amounts of Virginia, fire-cured Kentucky, black Cavendish, and Perique. This almost 3-year old tin sells for $24


AS1 – Here’s another no longer made Syrian Latakia loaded blend that is no longer produced; Ashton’s Artisan Blend in a 50g tin that has no date code. Same blend as above but owned by a different consignor. According to the producer’s (Kohlhase & Kopp) website, the main ingredient of this spicy mixture is Syrian latakia, which was rounded off with small amounts of Virginia, fire-cured Kentucky, black Cavendish, and Perique. This tin sells for $24


RB1 – A super rare, seldom seen original PCCA blend that is factory date stamped all the way back to 1992, this is a 100g tin of Blackjack. A very heavy Latakia blend with a back drop of Virginia and Orientals. Just 1 tin available for $45


VV1 – The original PCCA Manhattan in a 50g tin that is dated all the way back to 1997, giving the contents a marvelous almost 20-years of aging. This was an interesting and very tasty combination of straight Red Virginia and smoky Cyprian Latakia. With all the aging on both types of leaf, especially the quality Red Virginia used in these old PCCA blends, I expect the flavor combination to be quite enjoyable. I have 1 tin available for $28


VV1 – An older Fribourg & Treyer 50g tin of Vanner’s Mixture that is dated back to 2002, giving the contents almost 15-years of aging. The Virginia dominates with the unflavored black Cavendish in the background for some body. Not a lot of strength but plenty of flavor. I think this will be a delightful smoke for those who like their Virginia leaf sitting in drive rather than neutral for most of the bowl. Just 1 tin available for $28