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It’s that time of year where I close the shop for a few weeks to recharge my tired old engine. I will re-open Pipestud’s Consignment Shop on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 and hope to get your business again at that time!

Thanks,

Steve


DT1 – A neat and seldom seen item – From 1997, this is one of those gift variety 5-packs of 50 g tins that Dunhill used to offer in limited quantity around Christmas every year. There is an outer cardboard presentation box wrapped around a metal cylinder that is factory sealed and it is in perfect condition. The five blends inside the box are displayed on the cardboard presentation box and indicate that this one has one 50 g tin each of Nightcap, #965, Royal Yacht, Early Morning Pipe and Standard Mixture Medium. This almost 2-=year old Dunhill Five-Pack w/ presentation box sells for $425 – SOLD


DT1 – Made in the early 2000’s by Murray’s, these are 50g tins of Dunhill Early Morning Pipe in perfect, vacuum sealed condition. Virginia and Oriental leaf dominate with Latakia in the background. I have 2 tins available for $65 per tin – SOLD OUT


DT1 – Made in the early 2000’s by Murray’s, these are 50g tins of Dunhill Nightcap in perfect, vacuum sealed condition. This is a strong and palate filling compilation of the finest Latakia, Orientals, Perique and Virginia that Murray’s had to offer. I have 4 tins available for $65 per tin – SOLD


DT1 – Made in the early 2000’s by Murray’s, these are 50g tins of Dunhill Aperitif in perfect, vacuum sealed condition. A real bell ringer for this cowboy. I found this blend to be subdued with its Latakia presentation, and a generous amount of oriental leaf was combined with some mighty fine old Virginia. I found the combination to be nothing short of spectacular when I tried one of these old tins a few years back. If you are an oriental fan then buy up all this stuff you can get your hands on. Just unique and truly wonderful! I have 4 tins available for $65 per tin – SOLD


DT1 – Made in the early 2000’s by Murray’s, this is a 50g tin of Dunhill Three Year Matured in perfect, vacuum sealed condition. A medium blend consisting of red Virginia and a touch of spicy Oriental leaf, lightly flavored with a natural dark plum top dressing that enhance the overall presentation. I have 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


DT1 – Made in the early 2000’s by Murray’s, this is a 50g tin of Dunhill London Mixture in perfect, vacuum sealed condition. This is a fairly stout Latakia mixture that is very traditional in that smooth, yet heady, English sort of way. There are many fine English blends out there for you to spend your money on, but plopping down the coin for this rich and deeply satisfying blend is a wise investment in my opinion. Latakia and Virginia with a touch of Oriental components make this a true classic. I have 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


DT1 – This is Esoterica’s Penzance in a 2 oz tin with the old style Germain label on the bottom and dated to 2006, so the ripe, rich and deeply satisfying Latakia/Oriental and Virginia Krumble Kake contents within have been fermenting for a decade! Just 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


DT1 – Butera’s Pelican in 50g tins that are date coded to 2007 and the Danish production. So, a solid almost 10-years of age on the contents of these tins. Pelican combines exact portions of the finest, most rare Cyprian Latakia, the spiciest, most zesty Turkish and Orientals, and the richest, most sweet sun grown Virginia whole leaf available today. Aged in cakes then fine cut to ribbon form. Pelican delivers multiple dimensions of sweet, mellow tastes, with a variety of contradicting rich and spicy room aromas. I have 3 of these decade old tins available for $65 per tin – SOLD OUT


ST1 – Here’s a no longer produced dandy; made by McClelland’s for the CORPS Club back in 2010, this is a 50g tin of Ringlow Syrian Reserve. Syrian Latakia is in the backdrop with typically well aged sweet McClelland’s Virginia leaf and spicy Oriental varietals at the forefront. What is interesting about this one is how the Syrian leaf really fills the palate in a much stronger way than what is usual for a Virginia/Orientals top heavy blend. Just 1 tin available for $35 – SOLD


DT1 – 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 2 tins available for $125 per tin – SOLD OUT


DT1 – These are factory sealed 2oz tins of first year 2000 &2002 production Raven’s Wing tins with no rust, no dents and only the clumpy sound you would expect when the tin is shaken (I will sell oldest to newest as the orders come in). Raven’s Wing is a dark mixture with a large measure of Latakia, both Cyprian and Syrian. The flavor is full and robust. The Latakia is assertive, but it doesn’t overpower the Oriental and dark stoved Virginia tobaccos which add complexity and balance to the smoke. Because of the large percentage of Latakia, Raven’s Wing burns slowly. I have just 2 tins available for $85 per tin – SOLD OUT


DT1 – Year 2001 two ounce tin of the remarkable Pease no longer produced Renaissance. A symphony of harmonious leaf combine to make this truly a unique and remarkable smoking experience for those who like Oriental leaf in combination with both kinds of Latakia and a smattering of quality and very full flavored Virginia. A light English? Not really; it is so much more than that. And, of course, with the loss of the Syrian Latakia which led to the hiatus of this blend, I miss it terribly. Just 1 tin available for $85 – SOLD


DT1 – Year 2004 two ounce tin of the mysterious and no longer produced Pease Mephisto. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The devil’s Weed and the demon’s Rum conspire in this dark, long stoved mixture of Red and Golden Virginias, a pinch of fine Turkish leaf, and generous portions of Cyprian and Syrian Latakias. Finished with just a drop of Dark Jamaican Rum, then steamed and toasted to bring all the flavors together. Doubly wicked and sinfully delicious, Mephisto will surely lead you into temptation!” I have 1 tin available for $85 – SOLD


DT1 – The year 2001 original Tribute in 2 oz tins. Described this way by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Tribute is a special blend of red, lemon and stoved red Virginias, Perique and toasted Cavendish tobaccos. The tribute on the back of the tin was written by Ernest A. Carabillo III.” I have 3 of these tins available for $45 per tin – SOLD OUT

DT1 – Pease Westminster in 2 oz tins that are factory dated to 2007, making them first year production tins. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The very essence of the traditional English mixture; rich, elegant, refined, and exquisitely balanced. New World red Virginias are enhanced with a gentle caress of bright leaf, then lavishly seasoned with rich oriental tobaccos and generous measures of noble Cyprus mountain Latakia. Westminster is a satisfying blend, presenting layers of flavor to delight the senses and develop in the bowl. A perfect everyday English mixture. Full-bodied.” I have 2 of these almost decade old first year run tins available for $20 per tin – SOLD OUT


JP1 – Pease Westminster in 8 oz tins that are factory dated to 2008 and 2010 (I’ll sell oldest to newest as the orders come in).  As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The very essence of the traditional English mixture; rich, elegant, refined, and exquisitely balanced. New World red Virginias are enhanced with a gentle caress of bright leaf, then lavishly seasoned with rich oriental tobaccos and generous measures of noble Cyprus mountain Latakia. Westminster is a satisfying blend, presenting layers of flavor to delight the senses and develop in the bowl. A perfect everyday English mixture. Full-bodied.” I have 2 of these 8 oz tins available for the super bargain price of $48 per tin – SOLD OUT


JP1 – Pease Odyssey in an 8 oz tin that is factory dated to 2008.  As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Odyssey is huge – the biggest of the Pease blends. It’s loaded with Latakia and harmonized by exotic Orientals. Wonderful red and jet-black stoved Virginias provide a perfect counterpoint.” This almost 9-year old 8 oz tin sells for the bargain price of $48 – SOLD


JP1 – Pease Blackpoint in an 8 oz tin that is factory dated to 2012.  As described 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. ” This almost 5-year old 8 oz tin sells for the bargain price of $40 – SOLD


JP1 – Pease Ashbury in an 8 oz tin that is factory dated to 2010.  As described by 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. ” This almost 7-year old 8 oz tin sells for the bargain price of $42 – SOLD


DT1 – Pease Odyssey in 2 oz tins that are factory dated to 2008, making them almost 9-years old. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Odyssey is huge – the biggest of the Pease blends. It’s loaded with Latakia and harmonized by exotic Orientals. Wonderful red and jet-black stoved Virginias provide a perfect counterpoint.” I have 3 tins available for $18 per tin – SOLD OUT


DT1 – Pease Haddo’s Delight in 2 oz tins that are factory dated to 2008, making them almost 9-years old. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Haddo’s Delight is a stout blend of several Virginia tobaccos with a generous measure of long-cut Perique. Unflavored Green River black Cavendish and a little air-cured white Burley ribbon provide fullness, body, and a bit of extra strength. Finally, an exclusive process darkens and marries the mixture, and gives the blend a subtle tin aroma of cocoa and dried fruit. The flavor is full on the palate, earthy, slightly sweet and intriguingly piquant, with overtones of figs and raisins. A wonderful blend for the Perique lover!” I have 1 tin available for $18 – SOLD


DT1 – Pease Samarra 2 oz tin that is factory dated to 2008, giving the contents almost a full 9-years of aging. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Samarra is a rich and complex mixture, without being heavy. Matured red Virginia provides the basic structure and a delicate sweetness. A generous portion of Cyprian Latakia is added for its smoky richness, and exotic, fragrant oriental leaf provides fullness to the flavor. Finally, just a hint of lemon Virginia adds bit of brightness to the smoke, and a touch of Perique adds its own unique piquancy.” I have just 1 tin available for $18 – SOLD


DT1 – Pease Cairo 2 oz tin that is factory dated to 2007, giving the contents almost a full 10-years of ripening further in the tin. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Cairo is a wonderfully complex mixture of red, orange and bright Virginia tobaccos, exotic oriental leaf, and just a whisper of Perique. The flavor is naturally sweet, slightly nutty, delicately spicy and rich. Subtle citrus-like notes harmoniously support the more robust flavors of the darker Virginias. A medium-bodied tobacco with a delicate aroma, Cairo will satisfy Virginia lovers and the connoisseur of oriental mixtures alike.” I have just 1 tin available for $20 – SOLD


JP1 – Pease 8 oz tin of Maltese Falcon that is factory dated to 2011. The Cyprian leaf is leathery and the bright doesn’t sweeten the presentation but adds character and body. The unique added flavoring, whatever it may be, made this interesting to me and the tobacco burns cool and is stronger than mild with a taste that sticks around for awhile. Yummy stuff! This almost 6-year old tin sells for the bargain price of $42 – SOLD


JP1 – Pease 2 oz tins of Quiet Nights that are second year 2011 production. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Rich, deep, contemplative… Ripe red virginias, fine orientals, smokey Cyprus Latakia, and a pinch of Acadian perique are pressed and matured in cakes before being sliced. The sophisticated flavors and exotic aroma provide a wonderful backdrop for quiet moments of reflection, a good book, and if you are so inclined, perhaps a wee dram.” I have 2 tins available for $16 per tin – SOLD OUT


DT1 – Made as a continuation of his famous LOTR Blends series for the North American Society of Pipe Smoker’s, this is the very limited edition (only 325 tins were produced), year 2006 SHELOB’S LAIR! As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Discovered under stone icicles inside Lava Caves, this Hobbit weed is from the Lord of Mordor’s secrest stash, which was well guarded by Shelob. Formed 700,000 years ago, the mile and a half deep caves are near Heart’s Prairie outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. This pipeweed contains a large measure of rare Eastern leaf, Latakia from Cyprus Shire, and deep, Red Virginias.” I have 2 of these rare two ounce tins available for $40 per tin 0- SOLD OUT


DT1 – The original Ashton Celebrated Sovereign English production 100g tin and loaded up with Syrian Latakia. This tin dates to 1997, meaning almost 20-full years of ripening in the tin! A classic English Mixture that also includes the hard to find Turkish Dubec, matured Jet-Black unflavored Virginia Cavendish, Bright Carolina and Red Virginia. A true connoisseur’s tobacco. Just 1 tin available for $75 – SOLD


VV1 – Now this is a well aged tin of tobacco. It is McConnell’s Special London in a 50g tin with the old W.N. Powers (of California and long out of business), import sticker on the bottom and dated to 1998. This is a nice blend. I have smoked multiple bowls of this stuff all in one sitting, which is a bit unusual for me. It has just the right amount of everything a pipe smoker could want, and I really think you will enjoy it. It has a lot of character, yet is lighter in flavor than many all Virginia blends and doesn’t fatigue the palate. The Virginia leaf is exquisite, and the blend packs well and smokes easily. Should be just the other side of terrific with all the aging. Just 1 tin available for $28 – SOLD


DT1 – The original Lane’s Medal of Honor in the old 2 oz tins with the “West Germany” made shells. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The rarest, most costly mixture composed of the finest Virginia, Mahalla, Dubec and Mountain Leaf Latakia.” I have 2 tins available for $25 per tin


ST1 – McCranie’s no longer produced and extremely hard to locate 50g tin of their Cellar’s Choice series Old Syrian that is factory dated back to 2003, giving the contents of this rare tin a solid 13-years of ripening. I sure wish I had more Old Syrian. When it came out I talked with Todd McCranie about it and he was absolutely excited. He felt like McCranie’s was fortunate to get the old batch of Syrian leaf and after the processing and tinning, he felt it was the finest Syrian leaf he’d ever smoked. All I know is that I could get just one tin and according to my notes, the Syrian leaf was sweet, stout and smokey with a very smooth finish. Just 1 tin available for $50 – SOLD


DT1 – Finding a tobacco to actually top the original ’83 McCranie’s Red Ribbon and Red Flake was an impossible task, but, this special ’96 crop of North Carolina Red sure came close! In fact, the last tin I smoked was from the year 2005 tinning and it was delicious. The red leaf had turned very dark with sugar crystals galore. This edition is a lot sweeter than the original and bears a little more nicotine strength. Both are exceptional and one of the very best straight Red’s that I’ve ever smoked. One of these tins is factory stamped to 2003 and the other is 2005 (as always, I will sell the oldest to the newest as the orders come in).I have 1 tin still available for $35 – SOLD


VV1 – McCranie’s popular Murdock’s Pipe in an old style label 50g tin that is dated all the way back to the year 2000 (first year production, maybe?) 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! This year 2000 tin sells for $24


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 4 tins available for $20 per tin


DT1 – I can’t remember whether Old Ironsides began production in 1996 or 1997, but these old style small 50g tins with the CAO moniker on the top label are early production as most are dated to 1999 and a couple are dated to 2000. Made specifically for the American market by Dan Tobacco, this hardy blend celebrates the oldest battleship in the U.S. Navy, the U.S.S. Constitution. This blend is a Latakia lovers dream. A high percentage of Cyprian Latakia is complimented by Kentucky, Oriental, and Virginia tobaccos. Cake aged for twelve weeks, this flake cut blend was then tinned up for sale. I have 6 of these nearly 20-year old tins available for $32 per tin – SOLD OUT


DT1 – I can’t remember whether Patriot Flake began production in 1996 or 1997, but these old style small 50g tins with the CAO moniker on the top label are early production as they are dated to 1997. Made specifically for the American Market by Dan Tobacco, the top label is a tribute to the brave men, and women, who fought for America’s freedom. This tobacco features U.S. Virginia grades and Virginia tobaccos from Mysore with additional fermentation under pressure. It is press aged, sliced thin and kept in flake form. Easily rubbed out. This blend has an excellent cool burn with a satisfyingly rich, but smooth flavor that connoisseurs of Virginia leaf say may be the best presentation they’ve tasted. I have 3 of these near 20-year old tins available for $32 per tin – SOLD OUT


JP1 – Germain’s stout English compilation, this is a 50g tin of Royal Jersey that is dated back to 2008. This has to be about the mildest Latakia dominant tobacco I’ve ever smoked. If you like Latakia very laid back then punch this ticket. The only other tobacco I can think of that reminds me of this compilation is Peterson’s Sherlock Holmes (although the leaf color and cut is much different here.) And, of course, Germain uses its special processing to make this one shine. Quality Virginia adds depth and character. In fact, it is, in my opinion, very Virginia forward in its presentation. This almost 9-year old tin sells for $22 – SOLD


DT1 – Here’s the tobacco that I think boasts about the finest tin art on the planet; it’s Gawith’s long-heralded Squadron Leader in 50 g tins without the red banner across the front. So, while not dated, we know the tins are no newer than 2007, giving the contents at least 9-plus years of aging. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Bright and Dark Virginias blended together with Latakia and Turkish leaf to make this a cool medium bodied smoke.” I have 4 of these almost decade old tins available for $24 per tin – SOLD OUT


DT1 – Sam Gawith’s Balkan Flake in 50g tins without the red banner across the front. So, while not dated, we know the tins are no newer than 2007, giving the contents at least 9-plus years of aging. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A beautifully formed dark flake of pressed Virginias and a generous helping of Latakia. Relax and enjoy this medium strength tobacco with its “smokey” flavor and cool, smooth characteristics.” Just 2 tins available for $24 per tin – SOLD OUT


DT1 – Sam Gawith’s English powerful Commonwealth Mixture in a 50g tin without the red banner across the front. So, while not dated, we know the tin is no newer than 2007, giving the contents at least 9-plus years of aging. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “For the dedicated smoker who demands a fuller flavor to the tobacco. Commonwealth, another Samuel Gawith Bi-Centenarian, is a full-strength blend of 50% heavily steamed Virginia and 50% Cyprus Latakia.” Just 1 tin available for $24


JP1 – Sam Gawith’s Navy Flake in the older style 50g tin without the red banner across the front and dated to 2009, So, while not dated, we know the tin is no newer than 2007, giving the contents at least 9-plus years of aging. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A traditional offering of Virginias, pressed with just the right amount of Latakia and flavored with Rum. Medium strength.Just 1 tin available for $18 – SOLD


JP1 – The no longer produced Mac Baren sensation, HH Vintage Syrian in 3-1/2 ounce tins that are factory dated to 2006, meaning that they are first year of production tins. This one is smothered in Syrian leaf as described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The base of the blend, a little under half of the volume, is a smooth and yet powerful Latakia from Syria. This tobacco gives the blend the overall smoky taste, a powerful taste and yet without any tongue bite. To add a spicy note to the blend, Turkish Oriental has been added. A mix of different Virginia tobaccos from 3 continents adds a sweet natural taste. To complete the taste with depth and body, we added a little Dark Fired Kentucky from the US.” I have just 2 of these 10-year old tins available for $48 per tin – SOLD OUT


DT1 – Talk about a powerful Latakia Krumble Kake, here’s a two ounce tin of the original Jay Jones hand blended Ten Russians that is dated back to 1999, giving the energetic contents 17-years to mellow out. I know this tobacco has other components (Orientals, unflavored Black Cavendish and rich and dark Virginia, but the various other tobacco varietals support from left field due to all the Latakia. I think CAO’s Old Ironsides would take a back seat to this one. If there is a fuller Latakia out there, I’d be afraid to try it. Taste presentation; leather & salt with the thickest black smoke you ever saw. Just 1 tin available for $35


DT1 – Another Jay Jones hand blended original Krumble Kake and dated back to 1999, these are 50g tins of Hermit Tobacco Works Mystic Blend. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Nine separate tobaccos (Latakia, Orientals, Virginia, Black Cavendish and Perique among them), are blended in a harmony so perfect only a true Mystic’s touch could have concocted this medium bodied, English masterpiece. Named in honor of Mystic Seaport, Ct., present day berth of Capt. Earle’s Lady of the Sea, the Charles W. Morgan.” I have 2 of these 50g tins available for $30 per tin


DT1 – Another Jay Jones hand blended original Krumble Kake and dated back to 1999, this is a 100g tin of Hermit Tobacco Works Mystic Blend. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Nine separate tobaccos (Latakia, Orientals, Virginia, Black Cavendish and Perique among them), are blended in a harmony so perfect only a true Mystic’s touch could have concocted this medium bodied, English masterpiece. Named in honor of Mystic Seaport, Ct., present day berth of Capt. Earle’s Lady of the Sea, the Charles W. Morgan.” I have just 1 of these 100g tins available for $48 – SOLD

DT1 – Another Jay Jones original Krumble Kake and dated back to 1999, these are 50g tin of Captain Earle’s Private Stock. Now this is an English style blend with some strength! The Latakia, Orientals and Turkish leaf far overshadow the Perique, but there is plenty of action going on once you light up Private Stock. For some reason, I enjoyed this one most sitting out on the back patio with a Dos Equis. I have just 2 of these 50g tins available for $30 per tin


DT1 – Another Jay Jones original Krumble Kake and dated back to 1997, this is a 100g tin of Captain Earle’s Private Stock. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Captain Earle’s Private Stock is rich in latakia and red Virginia. A blend of eight selected all natural tobaccos, blended for the most discriminating palate of today’s and tomorrow’s connoisseur pipe smoking aficionado.” Some Orientals and Perique are also included in the presentation. I have just 1 of these 100g tins available for $48


DT1 – Another Jay Jones original Krumble Kake and dated back to 1999, this is a 100g tin of Captain Earle’s Nightwatch. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Captain Earle’s Nightwatch is deep, rich and full of smoky latakia. This old fashioned Krumble Kake is the perfect blend for those quiet, contemplative moments whether standing the night watch on the deck of a clipper ship, or in the comfort of your study.” Some Orientals and Perique are also included in the presentation. I have just 1 of these 100g tins available for $48


VV1 – Esoterica’s Blackpool 8oz bag from 2012. This blend contains “a dash of licorice extract.” And boy, does it ever enhance the leaf with a flavor presentation that is ‘to die for.” The Virginia itself is top-shelf with the special secret processing that Germain is famous for. And the flavor presentation changes dramatically all the way down the bowl. One of the delights of this blend is that you never know exactly what you are going to get with each puff, but you know that whatever it is, it’ll be good, especially with the almost 5-years of aging! Just 1 bag available for $85 – SOLD


ST1 – Year 2012 8 oz bags 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. And, with the now almost 5-years of aging, it’ll be just delightful! I have 2 of these almost 5-year old bags available for $85 per bag


ST1 – Year 2013 8 oz bags of Esoterica’s Pembroke. This is a companion blend of Margate with the same delicious ingredients but with a subtle and unique Cognac addition. One still receives the very full flavor of the Latakia/fine rich Virginias that Margate offers, but the delicate misting of fine Cognac truly makes for a wonderful smoke. I have 1 of these almost 4-year old bags still available for $85 – SOLD


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 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. I have 2 tins available for $48 per tin


FT1 – Dan Tobacco’s red-hot Roper’s Roundels 100g first year 2014 production tins. As described by highly respected www.tobaccoreviews.com reviewer Chris Garlasco – “Roper’s Rondel’s is similar in appearance to Stokkebye’s Luxury Bulls Eye Flake and Davidoff Flake Medallions as all three have a Cavendish center. (Unlike Escudo and Deluxe Navy Rolls which do not). In the tin, it smells of some hay, a bit of sour that I assume comes from the Perique. There are significant differences between Roper’s and the others. Roper’s is sweet, and lacks the “rougher” edges of the Stokkebye blend. While the Virginias are sweet, there is an added sweet flavoring to Roper’s. There are a fair number of high notes and a little caramel from the brown Virginia and the Perique doesn’t dominate. Mid bowl, the Perique is more noticeable and adds some pepper and spice. I expect that RR will cellar quite well.” I have just 1 of these almost 3-year old 100g tins still available for $28


FT1 – Sam Gawith’s Best Brown Flake 50g tins dated to 2015, so, about 2-years of age on this these tins. I love strong Flue-cured Zimbabwe leaf that dominates several favorite blends of mine, but none are so deliciously deep, strong, dark and sweet as this beautiful tobacco. Best of all, this rich dark brown flake turns near black with aging, loads up on the sugar crystals and ages beautifully. I have 6 tins still available for $16 per tin – SOLD OUT


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 stil available for $24


VV1 – Sam Gawith’s Balkan Flake in the newer style 50g tins with the red banner across the front and dated to 2009, so, about 6-years of age on these. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A beautifully formed dark flake of pressed Virginias and a generous helping of Latakia. Relax and enjoy this medium strength tobacco with its “smokey” flavor and cool, smooth characteristics.” Just 2 tins available for $18 per tin – SOLD OUT


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 14 tins available for $14 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 – The now out of production Syrian Latakia infused Solani 763 White & Black 50g tins that are dated to 2006. So, the contents are now over 10-years old and ripe. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A delicious flake with dark Virginia, black Cavendish and Syrian Latakia.” I have 2 of these decade old tins available for $28 per tin – SOLD OUT


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 $35


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 $35


DL1 – Pease Meridian 8 oz tin that is factory dated to 2011, making this a second-year production tin. As described by tobaccoreviews.com – “Balanced, poised and sophisticated. Cyprus Latakia is layered with fine Virginia tobaccos and small leaf orientals, then pressed, sliced and tumbled into ribbons. More savory than sweet, with classic structure, medium body, and captivating complexity, Meridian is the perfect companion for a mid-day stroll or with the afternoon tea.” This almost 6-year old tin sells for $42 – 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 $28 – 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 1 tin still available for $28 – SOLD


DL1 – The no longer produced Ferndown Yellow & Brown in a 50g tin. There is a hand date on this one of 2013, but that had to be the purchase date on this one as the Ferndown blends were discontinued in 2006, so, this tin can’t be any newer than that and has at least 10-years of age on it. While this tin was the ugliest in the Ferndown lineup, the tobacco inside was my favorite of the bunch. The unusual Virginia characteristics in this one contributed beautifully to the Oriental leaf. Typical of almost all of the Ferndown blends I tried, the Virginia element of this British made blend was deep, rich and very flavorful. Just 1 tin available for $20


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 $22


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 $48 – 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 $55


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


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 – 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 – SOLD


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 $100 – SOLD


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 – 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 $50 per tin


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