* Pipe Tobacco Tins For Sale: Page-1

VV1 – We’ve got us a monster right here! Smoker’s Haven 8 oz tin of Our Best Blend that is dated back to 1999, and even has the original Gay Street address on the back of the tin as seen in one of the photos. No longer made Syrian Latakia abounds in this Germain made Nectar of the gods.  An excellent blending of the finest quality string cut Virginia with prime leaves of Syrian Latakia and mild full flavored Turkish tobacco. The mixture of these tobaccos in Our Best Blend gives the pipe-smoker a delightfully cool and tasteful smoke which burns down to a completely dry ash. Compares very favorably to the original Balkan Sobranie, but substitutes Syrian Latakia for Cyprian and some of the Orientals are a little different. Just 1 tin available for $225 – SOLD


MP1 – Here’s another Germain produced Syrian Latakia laden blend! Smoker’s Haven 8 oz tins of Cognac that are dated back to 2007, and even have the original Gay Street address on the back of the tins as seen in one of the photos. The rich and smoky Syrian Latakia is the lead player here and the Oriental components meld with the Virginia nicely in the background Cognac to produce a beautiful mellow smoke with that unusual twist of Cognac dressing. I barely detected the booze, but sure did detect lots of great flavor. And maybe it was the Cognac addition, but this one releases huge volumes of smoke with every puff, so, stay away from your smoke detectors if you are smoking this one indoors. Just 2 tins available for $175 per tin – SOLD OUT


VV1 – True Robert McConnell’s in London produced 100g tin of Scottish Blend, made prior to McConnell’s closing down. This tin is not dated but can’t have been made after 2002. Backbone building unflavored Black Cavendish is deep in the background lending support, the Kentucky, Latakia, Orientals and famous rich dark McConnell’s Virginia makes this one a true classic. First produced in 1848 and still a classic today! Just 1 tin available for $85 – SOLD


VV1 – Here’s another true Robert McConnell’s made classic, Davidoff Royalty in the old style, smaller round tin and dated back to 1994, giving the wonderful components more than 22-years of aging. Many of your already know the story, this is really the old Elephant & Castle blend, Cromwell (a wonderful blend that Ken McConnell patterned after his own Davidoff Royalty when this wonderful original was also being made in England). Soft and gentle Latakia engulfed the tins which also has Virginia and Oriental components. A specially processed black Cavendish (very naturally sweet), completes the ensemble. A remarkable long gone classic original but available today as this tin sells for $65


EB1 – Bell’s Three Nuns 50g tin that is the earlier Stokkebye production from 2002. There is also a hand date of 2004, but the factory date code is 2002 and that is what I am going by. So, plenty of age on this one (almost 15-years). 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. Just 1 tin available for $95 – SOLD


VV1 – The Pease/Gawith & Hogarth Stonehenge Flake 2 oz tin that was a one time run back in 2001. One of the all-time great tobaccos, IMO. Stonehenge Flake is a deeply dark and rich flake formed leaf that has been specially processed to be bold in presentation and it ages like nobody’s business. The Virginia leaf was incomparable, the Kentucky/Burley filled the palate with a nutty goodness and the overall depth of the presentation was almost unbelievable. And the Perique element was so restrained that I never really noticed it as a player. As fine a leaf as was ever put in a can! I have 2 tins available for $85 per tin – SOLD OUT


MG1 – Pease all-time greatest hit, Bohemian Scandal in a 2 oz tin. Remember, its production run was really just a year (2004), before the fire that destroyed all of the exceptional Latakia used to make this one. These two ounce tins are in perfect condition and this legendary blend has 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 $165


EB1 – The out of production original year 2001 run 2 oz tin of Pease Tribute. Tribute is a special blend of red, lemon and stoved red Virginias, Perique and toasted Cavendish tobaccos. And with 16-years of aging, should now be spectacular. The tribute above is on the back of the tin and was written by Ernest A. Carabillo III. I have just 1 tin available for $45 – SOLD


EB1 – Pease Caravan first-year 2001 edition in the old barrel style two ounce tins. Description provided by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Rich, smoky Cyprian Latakia and a variety of wonderful Oriental tobaccos set the stage for the blend. Lemon and Red Virginias provide support, while adding a hint of sweetness. Finally, just a touch of air cured leaf is added for body. Caravan is full and exotic; rich and spicy. A classic Balkan style blend with Pease’s own special touch.” Just 2 tins available for $32 per tin


MP1 – Pease Haddo’s Delight second-year 2001 edition in the old barrel style two ounce tin. Description provided by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “This 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 $32 – SOLD


EB1 – Pease Odyssey first-year 2002 edition in the old barrel style two ounce tins. Description provided by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Odyssey is big. There’s no doubt it’s loaded with Latakia, but that’s much more to it. Exotic oriental tobaccos abound, and wonderful matured red and jet-black stoved Virginias provide a perfect balance, both in the tin aroma and in the flavor of the dense smoke. Pease worked on this blend for months, tuning the proportions carefully until it was exactly the blend he was after” Just 1 tin available for $32 – SOLD


MP1 – Pease Robusto first-year 2002 edition in the old barrel style two ounce tin. Description provided by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The chocolate brown wrapper leaf would make an overly bold statement if blended with a heavy hand, but if just the right amount is used, it provides an alluring spice, a suggestion of the richness of a great cigar, and a creamy texture to the smoke. A little Cyprian Latakia rounds out the flavors, and smooths the edges just enough. Ripe, red Virginia leaf provides s a modest sweetness while giving a backbone to the body. A variety of oriental tobaccos fill in the gaps. Robusto is complex, full flavored and spicy, yet very gentle on the tongue. It’s perfect with the afternoon coffee, as a delicious finish to a wonderful meal, or as a stout companion throughout the day.” Just 1 tin available for $32 – SOLD


EB1 – Pease Blackpoint first-year 2003 edition in the old barrel style two ounce tins. Description provided by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Blackpoint is a luxurious blend of red and lemon Virginias, Cyprian Latakia, exotic oriental tobaccos, and a perfect measure of Louisiana perique for a lively, piquant finish. The smoke is creamy and lingering, engaging the palate with a mouth-filling array of wonderful flavors. Reminiscent of raisins and stewed figs, fireplaces in the fall, walks in the forest… Perhaps the most complex in the collection. Perfect for evenings.” Just 2 tins available for $32 per tin


EB1 – Pease Barbary Coast third-year 2003 edition in the old barrel style two ounce tin. Description provided by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The finest cube-cut Burley, chosen for its deep, nutty flavors, forms a robust foundation for this sophisticated blend. Rich, red Virginia tobaccos are added for their subtle sweetness and complexity, while the unique spice of Perique provides added dimension. A delicate kiss of Brandy polishes the blend to a perfect finish. Barbary Coast is delightfully satisfying, with hints of black walnut, dark chocolate, and dried fruits. The perfect “all-day” smoke!” Just 1 tin available for $32 – SOLD


EB1 – Pease Laurel Heights first-year 2006 edition two ounce tin. Description provided by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Rich, ripe, red leaf forms the base of this wonderful Virginia blend with just a trace of Latakia. The flavors are deep and round, with a smooth, natural sweetness, and subtle notes of orange peel, roasted oats, leather and peat. The smoke develops richness as it progresses, delivering a long, clean finish, that is never cloying or syrupy, with hints of malt and grapefruit. For lovers of darker, natural, unstoved Virginias.” Just 1 tin available for $28 – SOLD


GF1 – Early Pease Caravan 8 oz factory vacuum sealed bags that are factory dated back to 2003, giving the contents more than 12-years of aging. As many of you know, this is a favorite of the blender, and Greg Pease said the following about Caravan on his own website – “Caravan was a long time in the making, and I’m really excited about it. For years, I’ve wanted to produce a nice, medium Balkan style blend with lots of wonderful Orientals, rich with Latakia, and just enough Virginia to give everything else something to hang on to. After a lot of almost right prototypes, I found the missing piece to the puzzle in some magnificent Oriental leaf that had been right under my nose all along. After a little tuning, Caravan was born. A lovely spice up front mingles with all those delightfully exotic Oriental flavors. The smoke/leathery notes of Cyprian Latakia weave their way through the smoke assertively, but never in an overbearing manner. A zesty, but delicate sweetness punctuates the statements made by the rest of the tobaccos. The finish is lingering, but won’t overstay its welcome. Caravan is full and exotic; rich and spicy.” I have 2 of these 8 oz bags available for $85 per bag – SOLD OUT


GF1 – Early Pease Blackpoint 8 oz factory vacuum sealed bag that is factory dated back to 2003 (first year of production), giving the contents more than 12-years of aging. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Blackpoint is a luxurious blend of red and lemon Virginias, Cyprian Latakia, exotic oriental tobaccos, and a perfect measure of Louisiana perique for a lively, piquant finish. The smoke is creamy and lingering, engaging the palate with a mouth-filling array of wonderful flavors. Reminiscent of raisins and stewed figs, fireplaces in the fall, walks in the forest… Perhaps the most complex in the collection. Perfect for evenings.” Just 1 bag available for $85 – SOLD


VS1 – Here’s another batch of highly touted first year 2009 run two ounce tins of Pease Chelsea Morning. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Sweet red and bright Virginias, fragrant orientals, a bit of rich Cyprus Latakia, and just a pinch of Perique. The leaf is blended in layers, briefly pressed, then sliced and tumbled into ribbons. Lively and engaging, with a subtle fruitiness, and an elegant, creamy texture, it’s a great bowl to accompany the morning cup.” Now, almost 8-years of age and have just 1 tin still available for $16


BJ1 – The Legendary Friedman & Pease all-time favorite and hardest to find, these are perfectly conditioned two ounce tins of Winter’s Tale from 1999 (the only year this classic was produced). 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. One can taste all of the components with wave after wave of smokey Latakia, Perique and Virginia leaf washing over your palate. I have just 1 tin remaining for $110 – SOLD


VV1 – McCranie’s Tom’s Special Reserve 100g super rare tin from 1999. Folks, this was a one time very limited run. Tom McCranie, founder and owner of the McCranie’s famous pipe shop in North Caroline, selected only the best of the best Virginia leaf from that famous ’83 crop, and had it tinned up. So, as wonderful as the ’83 crop McCranie’s tins are, this one is even more special. I’ve had the pleasure of smoking a tin of this some years ago and I can’t fully describe the richness and depth of the wonderful Red Ribbon employed. And the flavor kept getting richer and fuller as I worked my way down the bowl. Indescribably delicious! Just 1 tin available for $175 – SOLD


ES1 – Finding a tobacco to actually top the original ’83 McCranie’s Red Ribbon was an impossible task, but, this special ’96 crop of North Carolina Red Ribbon sure came close! This leaf was tinned up in 2003 and the red leaf has no doubt 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 14-year old tins  still available for $40 – SOLD


ES1 – Finding a tobacco to actually top the original ’83 McCranie’s Red Flake was an impossible task, but, this special ’96 crop of North Carolina Red Flake sure came close! This leaf was tinned up in 2003 and the red leaf has no doubt 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 14-year old tins available for $40


VV1 – McCranie’s Red Ribbon Prime 2000 crop 50g tins that were canned in 2008. Once the ’83 crop was all gone, the McCranie boys unveiled their ’96 crop that they had been sitting on and waiting to process. And then, they did the same thing when that crop ran out and unveiled their millennial year 2000 special crop. This is certainly the mildest of the crops unveiled to date. Not as sweet as the ’96 version and not as strong in the nicotine department as any of the others, this one reminded me of McClelland’s 5100 and a few of the McClelland’s Christmas Cheer vintages. Easy to pack and light, RR 2000 will appeal to those who enjoy lighter fare. The quality of the leaf and flavor of the Virginias employed is certainly in keeping with this famous series. Just 1 tin available for $28


VV1 – This is McCranie’s heralded Murdock’s Pipe 50g tins that are factory dated all the way back to the year 2000, which, I believe, makes them first year production tins. This is a Scottish Mixture, and all I can say about Murdock Pipe is that I received a delightful smoke every time I loaded 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 good stuff! I have 1 almost 17-year old tin still available for $28


DM1 – This is the highly acclaimed and no longer produced Tad Gage blended 3 Oaks Syrian in 50g tins dated to 2016. Three Oaks Pipe Tobacco has been called a modern-day classic. Generous amounts of the finest and now out of production Syrian Latakia are balanced with premium Oriental tobaccos and sweet Virginia leaf. Rich, yet cool-smoking from the tin, Three Oaks matures gracefully, developing sweetness and additional complexity. I have 2 tins available for $35 per tin – SOLD OUT


EB1 – An 8 oz perfectly vacuum sealed tin of the Pease/Gawith & Hoggarth Stonehenge Flake. 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. The following is from blender Gregory Pease regarding this blend – “In 2001, I had the honor and pleasure of collaborating with G.H. & Co.’s John Gawith on a very special tobacco, and after nearly a year of development, Stonehenge Flake, a modern VA/Perique blend steeped in English tradition, was born. Fine Virginias are layered with Louisiana Perique, and just a touch of Burley for added body and a fuller flavor, then steamed, hot-pressed, and matured. The cakes are thinly sliced and tinned, ready for your smoking pleasure — today, and for many years to come.” Stonehenge Flake was produced in December 2001 in a very limited edition of approximately 1500 2 oz tins and here you get the equivalent of 4 tins! And this 8 oz tin of Stonehenge Flake sells for $245 – SOLD


EB1 – An 8 oz perfectly vacuum sealed tin of the famous straight Red Virginia from McClelland’s, #5100 that was tinned up in 2005. From the now long-gone Bufflehead Shop in Shawneee Mission, Kansas, this is one of the tinned tobaccos from other blends that David Windsor would often do for customers. I find McClelland’s 5100 to be very similar to McCranie’s Red Ribbon. (Both are tinned by McClelland). This tobacco smelled delightfully Virginia sweet in the pouch. And the flavor is wonderful and naturally sweet, just a really remarkable very delicate Virginia flavor. It is also a great blending tobacco and marries well with blends that you like but think may need more sweet Virginia to settle the other components. This 12-year old tin sells for $85 – SOLD


EB1 – An 8 oz perfectly vacuum sealed tin of Latakia (from where is unknown – Syria or Cypress are the only two choices), that was tinned up in 2005. From the now long-gone Bufflehead Shop in Shawneee Mission, Kansas, this is one of the tinned up tobaccos from other blends that David Windsor would often do for customers. So, no matter which type of Latakia it is, we know that it is now very well aged and ready to beef up your favorite blend. And, if this is the no longer made Syrian Latakia, then someone is going to get one heck of a bargain! Just 1 tin available for $75


VV1 – From the now long-gone Bufflehead Shop in Shawneee Mission, Kansas, this is David Windsor’s outstanding Virginia/Perique classic, Canvasback Decoy in a 4 oz tin. A true Virginia/Perique, Canvasback Decoy was one I enjoyed on rare occasions back in the early 2000’s when I still had a couple of tins. Whenever I had a hankering for quality grassy Virginia with a little Red in it for sweetness, combined with a light dose of Perique, this was the one I went to. Just a really nice and ripe tobacco that I miss. Just 1 tin available for $55 – SOLD


VV1 – From the now long-gone Bufflehead Shop in Shawneee Mission, Kansas, this is David Windsor’s delicious Bluebill Drake Decoy in a 50g tin that is factory dated to 2005. This was one of the last blends that Windsor created before closing up shop and he may have saved is best for last. According to www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Black and stoved Virginia and bright tangy Eastern Belt Virginia combine to create a clean-smoking, flavorful blend that develops a caramel-like richness as it is smoked.”  Just 1 tin available for $30


VV1 – From the now long-gone Bufflehead Shop in Shawneee Mission, Kansas, this is David Windsor’s spectacular Old Wooden Duck Decoy in a 50g tin that is factory dated to 2005. This was another one of the last blends that Windsor created before closing up shop. This was a mild but rich straight Virginia ribbon that was made to age due to the high sugar content of the leaf. It’s now been in the tin almost 12-years and I am sure that this duck is ready to please!  Just 1 tin available for $30 – SOLD


VV1 – A seldom seen original PCCA blend that is factory date stamped all the way back to 1992 (just a one time run), this is a 100g tin of Port of Dumphries. This was one of the finest Virginia/Oriental tobaccos that I ever smoked. The Virginia/Oriental combination presented a flavor presentation as deep as the ocean. Just 1 tin available for $75 – SOLD


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 $75


VV1 – The original PCCA’s Dulcet in a 50g tin that is dated all the way back to 1992, giving the contents a marvelous almost 25-years of aging. A stoved Virginia Flake loaded with flavor, and now made extra special with all the aging. Just 1 tin available for $32 – SOLD


VV1 – The original PCCA Boston 1776 in a 50g tin that is dated all the way back to 1992, giving the contents a marvelous almost 25-years of aging. It is a Virginia Flake with some Oriental leaf to offer spice and balance. It smokes cool for a Virginia Flake and because the blend was tinned in 1992, the aging made for an incredibly deep and satisfying smoke. One of the best Virginia Flakes I’ve ever put into one of my pipes! Just 1 tin available for $32 – SOLD


VV1 – The original PCCA Boston 1996 in 50g tins that are dated all the way back to 1994, giving the contents a marvelous almost 23-years of aging. It is a Virginia Flake that was dark stoved with a gentle touch to preserve the high sugar content of the leaf involved. With all the aging, it should be exceptionally smooth, rich and deep. I have 3 tins available for $32 per tin


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 $32


FT1 – PCCA’s EQUINOX 50g tin that is factory dated all the way back to 1993, giving this heavy Syrian Latakia blend almost 24-years of aging! This original PCCA Equinox was really loved for the exceptional Syrian Latakia used. It also contained some Virginia and Oriental leaf. I was fascinated by the blend as the Syrian was so delicious. I had a little trouble tasting the Basma component, but that was a good thing as I much prefer other Oriental varietals. Just 1 tin available for $45 – SOLD


GF1 – Dunhill Standard Mixture Medium Murray’s era production 50g tin that is dated to 2001. Never produced again after Murray’s went out of business at the end of 2004. One of the finest stout English blends ever put on the market. Full of Depth due to the Latakia and Virginia, yet with elegance and spice from Orientals that purr like a kitten. Just 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


GF1 – Dunhill Standard Mixture Mild Murray’s era production 50g tins that are dated to 2001. Not quite as full in the strength department as Standard Mixture Medium, but still full of Depth due to the Latakia and Virginia, yet with elegance and spice from Orientals that purr like a kitten. Just 2 tins available for $65 per tin


VV2 – I am sure that many of you have heard of this one as it is quite a boutique blend that has a very large clique’ following. From Semois in Belgium, this is that small batch blender’s flagship blend, La Brumeuse in a factory sealed 100g pouch. Semois leaf is a rich, pure leaf Burley tobacco that is grown and processed in Belgium in the Ardennes Valley (Val Ardennais) – think Battle of the Bulge. Highly reminiscent of smoking a cigar, but in a pipe, it is a fascinating tobacco that has been highly regarded in Europe for well over 100 years. From start to finish, the flavor becomes more and more pronounced, giving a reliable and enjoyable smoke. This is the thick-cut version (gross coupe). I have just 1 very hard to find 100g factory sealed pouch available for $45 – SOLD


EB1 – Dated back to 2006, this is an 11-year old 2 oz tin of Esoterica’s Penzance. A classic Oriental/Latakia/Virginia Krumble Kake by Germain and no need to hype this Hall of Famer. Just this 1 very well aged tin available for $75 – SOLD


CW1 – Esoterica’s Margate in a 50g tin that is dated to 2015, so, a couple of years of age already on this one. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A classical English mixture done in the “old style” of many of the fine tobaccos that have now disappeared from the market place. Choice Orientals and generous quantities of premium Cyprian Latakia keynote this rich, full bodied blend. A well balanced, robust and eminently satisfying smoke.” Just 1 tin available for $30 – SOLD


CW1 – Esoterica’s Margate in a 50g tin that is recent production. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A classical English mixture done in the “old style” of many of the fine tobaccos that have now disappeared from the market place. Choice Orientals and generous quantities of premium Cyprian Latakia keynote this rich, full bodied blend. A well balanced, robust and eminently satisfying smoke.” Just 1 tin available for $25 – SOLD


CW1 – Esoterica’s Tilbury in a 50g tin that is dated to 2016. As described on 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. Plenty of Nicotine punch and has been known to make pipe smoking Elephants dizzy.” Just 1 tin available for $25 – SOLD


CW1 – Purchased last year, this is an 8-ounce bag of Esoterica’s outstanding Tilbury. As described on 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. Plenty of Nicotine punch and has been known to make pipe smoking Elephants dizzy.” Just 1 bag available for $75 – SOLD


CW1 – Purchased last year, these are 8-ounce factory sealed bags of Esoterica’s Penzance, the Hall of Fame classic Oriental/Latakia/Virginia Krumble Kake. These 2 bags sell for $125 per bag – SOLD OUT


CW1 – Purchased last year, this is an 8-ounce bag of Esoterica’s blockbuster VaPer, Dunbar. Dunbar was processed in the typical Germain way that sweeten’s the Virginia in a manner that has never been duplicated. And, history dictates that the more Dunbar ages, the presentation’s depth really shines, particularly with the delicate, yet firm addition of pure 100% Louisiana Perique that does not overwhelm, but gently supports the top shelf Virginia leaf. One of the finest Virginia & Perique blends that I have ever smoked. Just 1 bag available for $110 – SOLD


CW1 – Purchased last year, this is an 8-ounce bag of Esoterica’s outstanding VaPer, Dorchester. 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. Another home run by Germain, for sure. Just 1 bag available for $75 – SOLD


MP1 – Germain’s Esoterica Woodbridge 8 oz early Silver colored Mylar bag from the late 1990’s. Still factory sealed and feels very pliable. As described on 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.” I have 1 bag available for $95 – SOLD


EB1 – Germain’s Special Latakia Flake 50g tin from 2005 according to the owner although it is not dated. The tin bottom has the old style Germain sticker, so, I believe the date is accurate. Two things are immediately evident when you smoke this one, the Latakia is strong, smoky and leathery. I can see where Lat addicts will swarm all over this one as the processing was superb and the leaf is obviously top shelf. While one of the stronger (and really smoky!) Latakia blends that I’ve ever smoked, it was smooth from start to finish thanks to the wonderful Orientals and rich Virginia leaf also in this one. Just 1 tin available for $35 – SOLD


VV1 – An older Fribourg & Treyer 50g tin of Blackjack that is dated back to 2002, giving the contents almost 15-years of aging. A beautiful Red Virginia plug cut into ribbon form. Nice and light semi-sweet flavor with a lot of depth and one o the all-time F&T best-sellers. Just 1 tin available for $28 – SOLD


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


VV1 – An older Fribourg & Treyer 50g tin of Waterloo #2 that is dated back to 2002, giving the contents almost 15-years of aging. I always wondered about the name of this blend because F&T does not have a Waterloo #1, Did they just skip straight to #2? Not a particularly heavy Latakia flavor here, but certainly enough to perk up the old taste buds. There are many similar Latakia/Virginia blends on the market today with more strength and flavor, but this one is purposely made for those who enjoy a pillow rather than a jackhammer thrust in their palate. Just 1 tin available for $28 – SOLD

EB1 – Fribourg & Treyer 50g tin of Cut Blended Plug that is dated to 2005. This one is a bit stronger than the F&T Cut Virginia Plug. The tobacco is easy to break up fully or partially, loads easily and lights without much trouble. I personally found this one to have nice, easy to enjoy flavor and it is feathery in the nicotine department, so, it won’t make your body tingle. Just 1 tin available for $24 – SOLD


VV1 – Gawith’s Grouse-Moor 50g tin that is dated back to 2004, so, lots of age on the contents and the tin does have some handsome retrievers on the front! This flue-cured Zimbabwe leaf is incredible, and needs slow smoking to bring out the unique flavor. This is a very light, fully rubbed out Virginia blend. I can see how our great grandfathers could have nearly worshiped this one. It’s a dandy and one of the Gawith originals. Just 1 tin available for $28 – SOLD


VV1 – Gawith’s Skiff 50g tin that is dated back to 2004, so, lots of age on the contents and the tin does have a nice looking skiff on the front! This is an Oriental/English type blend in the Gawith Lakeland style. It is at the right moisture content and stayed lit well from top to bottom. I tasted some sort of casing, but cannot begin to identify it. A cool and dry smoke, for sure. And a little lighter in depth than many of the Gawith offerings of this type, so, it can easily be an all-day smoke. If you are in search of nicotine, forget this one. If you are in search of a full flavored English, forget this one. If you are in search of something mild, semi-sweet with lots of Oriental flavor and just a hint of Latakia, this is it!  Just 1 tin available for $28 – SOLD


VV1 – Early older small rectangle 50g tin of McConnell’s Scottish Flake that is dated to 2003, so, lots of age on the delicious contents within. It is unique in that while being a pressed Virginia flake, it is actually much more than that. The addition of oriental leaf kept this soft and smooth. And, thanks to the Kentucky Burley and quality Virginias it is cool and packs just enough nicotine punch to keep those who enjoy that vitamin very happy. It rubs out easily, too. Just 1 tin available for $24


EB1 – Solani #633 (Virginia Flake w/ Perique) in a 50g tin that is dated to 2005. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Specially selected red Virginias from the Old belt and ripe, bright Virginias, sweetened with Louisiana Perique build up this masterpiece of tobacco blending. Flake slices.” Just 1 of these 12-year old tins is available for $24 – SOLD


EB1 – C&D’s no longer produced Syrian Latakia laden Longevity in a 2 oz tin that is factory dated back to 2003. William Serad of P&T Magazine tobacco review fame blended this offering for the late Craig Tarler in an effort to put together a true Syrian Latakia Balkan style blend in Krumble Kake form. Therefore, it in no way tries to resemble Penzance or Pirate Kake except perhaps the form itself. This is a true Balkan, so it obviously contains no Burley or Perique. It has that familiar “Balkan” taste while smoking which brings the Virginia and Turkish leaf to the forefront with the Syrian Latakia acting to support the main cast. This tobacco arrives at just the right moisture level and is easy to pack. It tastes mellow, sweet and cool and packs enough nicotine wallop to please even the most addicted puffers out there. And with all the aging, this one should be sublime. Just 1 tin available for $35


VV1 – Craftsman’s now out of production 50g tin of Flake Supreme that is dated to 2002. Craftsman was/is, located in England. Flake Supreme was a mild mannered Virginia Flake with nice depth. Just 1 tin available for $28 – SOLD


VV1 – Here’s some fun stuff! It is a now out of production 50g tin of the no longer produced Mullins & Westley Covent Mullins Mixture in a 50g tin that is dated back to 2002. Made in London, England for the connoisseur’s of strong Virginia Flakes, this one is along the lines of Dunhill’s Light Flake but much darker in color and even stronger in presentation. It has no added flavoring and is an in your face old world Virginia. Just 1 tin available for $30 – SOLD


VV1 – The highly acclaimed 3 Oaks Cyprian in a 50g tin that is factory dated to 2010. This is an old recipe blend that Tad Gage came up with almost 30 years ago and its popularity is still going strong. He has two versions (the Cyprian & Syrian Latakia), and the only real difference that I can detect is that the Syrian is more smoky and sweet tasting. The Orientals really sing in 3 Oaks and the Virginia is well aged and sort of tart sweet. I like the fact that Tad included some muscle in these two outstanding blends. You will know you’ve had a bowl of thickly rich tobacco once done. I have 1 tin available for $18


VV1 – Factory dated all the way back to 2003, this is the now out of production old Tavern Tobacco’s Boar’s Head in a 50g tin. Knox Cigar was the producer and had several really fine tobaccos in their Tavern Tobacco line-up, and Boar’s head was one of them. Not at all like the original from decades ago that was a powerful Latakia. This one is actually a powerful Virginia with a wonderfully fermented smell in the tin and bold and semi-sweet flavor at the match. The first third of the bowl was Virginia tart and spicy, but then the smoke settled down and I captured a half hour zone of pure bliss. I used unusual restraint (for me), to keep from buying this one for myself! Just 1 tin available for $28 – SOLD


VV1 – This is a very special tobacco named after a very special man, Dr. William “Bill” Unger, the long-time editor of the North American Society of Pipe Collectors newsletter who died back in 2010. Because Bill was an aficionado of McClelland’s 2015 (and smoked it almost exclusively), McClelland’s tinned up a very limited run of this blend in 50g tins as a tribute back in 2010 and it was never sold commercially. A special batch of Orange & Red Virginias were combined with some well aged Louisiana Perique to make for an exceptional smoking experience. Again, never offered commercially, this tin sells for $28 – SOLD


VV1 – Dated all the way back to 2004, this is a very well aged 50g tin of Dan Tobacco’s produced Hamburger Veermaster. It is very mild, yet tasty. A slow burn is necessary to fully appreciate the flavor, which is unrelenting in variance. The leaf is of good quality, and the flake rubs out easily. If you want a bit more punch in your puffer, go elsewhere young man. If, on the other hand, you enjoy smoking a Virginia as laid back as an old Bassett Hound, well, here you go. This ripe old tin sells for $24


VV1 – Tordenskjold Virginia Slices in a 50g tin dated back to 2007, giving the rich and tasty contents within almost 10-years to ripen fully. For some reason, I always think of this one as a companion blend to Hamburger Veermaster. Perhaps because the size of the tins and font on the front. Or, maybe because they are both made by Dan Tobacco and are exceptional Virginia flakes. In any event, this one is described this way by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “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 $22 – SOLD


VV1 – Factory dated back to 2005, this is a 50g tin of the C.O.R.P.S. 25th Anniversary Blend. A subtly sweet Rich Red Virginia produced by McClellands, so, you know that it’s got to be good! Just 1 tin available for $20


VV1 – Made by the Dunhill factory in London in the 1970’s until just prior to the shift to Murray’s, this is H. Simmons most famous of blends, Down the Road Mixture in still perfectly conditioned 50g factory vacuum sealed tins. Down the Road Mixture is a spicy Orientals blend with a lot of Bright Virginia that has darkened considerably with age. The blend has a slight sweetness and just a dash of smokiness from the Latakia. I have just 2 tins available for $90 per tin – SOLD OUT


VV1 – From either the late 1980’s or early 1990’s comes this still in perfect condition original Drucquer’s Virginia Light 8 oz tin. A rather naturally sweet Bright that has no doubt darkened considerably over the years and is loaded up with sugar crystals. Just 1 tin available for $140


JD1 – 3 Oaks Cyrprian in 50g tins that are dated back to 2009. This is an old recipe blend that Tad Gage came up with almost 30 years ago and its popularity is still going strong. He has two versions (the Cyprian & Syrian Latakia), and the only real difference that I can detect is that the Syrian is more smoky and sweet tasting while this Cyprian rendition is more leathery. The Orientals really sing in 3 Oaks Cyprian and the Virginia is well aged and sort of tart sweet. I like the fact that Tad included some muscle in these two outstanding blends. You will know you’ve had a bowl of thickly rich tobacco once done. I have 1 tin still available for $22


VV1 – The delicious G.L. Pease produced Virginia Legends 100g tin that has a factory date stamp back to 2004, when Pease made this one for the C.O.R.S. Show’s 20th Anniversary. An exceptional Virginia/Perique combination with a bit of special Kentucky and hint of Cyprian Latakia to make this one a home run. I have 2 of these rare, one time run 12-year old tins available for $38 per tin


MG1 – Schurch #117 Smoking Mixture 50g tin that is undated but out of production. Hans Schurch was the owner/blender of these marvelous tobaccos in Switzerland, always hand blended and made in small batches. #117 was one of his masterful English creations with rich and smoky Cyprian Latakia, deeply aged Virginia and a dash of Perique. Just 1 tin available for $40


VV1 – You sure don’t see these much anymore; the A&C Petersen Escudo Navy De Luxe. And these tins are factory date coded to 2007, giving the legendary contents within almost 10-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, which produced Escudo until discontinuing it in 1994. A&C Petersen began production in 1997, with the original recipe and presses. I have 3 tins available for $55 per tin


RB1 – From the long gone John Grant Company in Buncrana, Ireland, this is a 1990’s 50g tin of North Country Tobacco Mellow Blend. The owner of this tin says there is really nothing mellow about it; an Irish Plug Cut Virginia with strength “out the wazoo.” Just 1 tin available for $30


JS1 – Late 1970’s era Blended BY Charles Rattray Dark Fragrant four ounce tins with the pictorial lid opening instructions and silver tin bottoms. Described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Dark Fragrant encompasses the need to relax. Rich in flavor, smooth in body, a high proportion of Black Virginia Cavendish is seasoned with a pinch of Perique to enhance this sublime mixture.” Just 1 tin still available for $65 per tin


FT1 – A&C Petersen’s long gone Caledonian favorite, #466 Milange in 50g tins dated back to 2005, which, I believe, was the last year of production. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A solid and classic blend with great character and a distinctive balance between Virginia, Oriental tobaccos and a slight touch of Latakia from Cyprus. Truly a continental, mild mixture with an outstanding taste balance.” I have 2 tins available for $30 per tin