* Pipe Tobacco Tins For Sale: Page-2

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


DT2 – McClelland’s “The Original” Red Wax Anniversary 100g tins with the Ecru outer wrap and wax seal still perfectly intact. McClellands released these special tins in 2002 to commemorate 25 years of quality tobacco manufacturing and only a total of 3000 tins were issued. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – ” An elegant matured Virginia ribbon-cut blend, naturally sweet with that clarity of flavor possessed by only the best Virginias. Seasoned lightly with fine, cool-smoking Cyprian Latakia.” Not long ago I popped another of my original year 2002 tins and had the smoke of my life. Creamy, smooth, smoky and just flat good! I took the remainder of the tin to my local pipe club’s monthly meeting to share and the tin was empty before we disbanded. I have 2 of these marvelous tins available for $48 per tin


DT2 – McClelland’s #22 Matured Virginia in a 100g tin that is factory dated all the way back to 2002, so, a wonderful almost 15-years of ripening for the Virginia leaf within. Supple and sweet Eastern and Middle belt Virginias aged in cakes to develop their natural sweetness. And yes, the zest of the Bright leaf employed does add rich undertones of joy! This one is made to age beautifully, and the 20-year old tin that I smoked a couple of years ago was absolutely sensational. This tin sells for $35


DT2 – McClelland’s #25 Matured Virginia in a 100g tin that is factory dated all the way back to 2003, so, a wonderful almost 14-years of ripening for the Virginia leaf within. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A balanced mixture of our smoothest and most refined Red and Black aged Virginia cake tobaccos in a fully rubbed form. Ideal after dinner when a rich, satisfying flavor is most desired.” This tin sells for $35


VV2 – McClelland’s #27 Matured Virginia in a 100g tin, and boy, has it ever had time to mature! This tin is factory date stamped back to the millennial year 2000, giving the contents a wonderful almost 17-full years to ripen further. Here’s the impression I had back in 2006 that I transcribed and placed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “I recently cracked open a 22 year old tin of this delightful Virginia shag. I cannot remember a time I had more fun smoking a tobacco. The tin top was actually puffed a bit and let out a gentle whooosh when the seal broke. The tobacco was was extremely dark and the smell told me the leaf was richly fermented. The leaf was mostly dry, but retained just enough dampness to make it perfect for smoking. It burned clean and cool right down to the bottom of the bowl leaving nothing but ash. Just past mid bowl on my second smoke, I hit an otherworldly zone that I’ll remember forever. This old 100 gram tin will not last long.” Please help me save money and purchase this tin before I do! Just 1 tin available for $40 – SOLD


DT2 – Frog Morton on the Town 100g tins that are factory dated all the way back to 2000 and 2003 (I’ll sell the oldest to the newest as the orders come in). You must sample a tin of this at least once. It has a sweetness brought on by the Cavendish and Basma. It also contains enough Latakia to be earthy in flavor and delivers a nice rich, blue smoke. I have just 1 tin still available for $32


DT2 – Frog Morton on the Town 50g tins that are factory dated between 2003 and 2007 (I’ll sell the oldest to the newest as the orders come in). You must sample a tin of this at least once. It has a sweetness brought on by the Cavendish and Basma. It also contains enough Latakia to be earthy in flavor and delivers a nice rich, blue smoke. I have 4 tins still available for $16 per tin


DT2 – Frog Morton Across the Pond 50g tins that are factory dated to 2004. This is the one with the now out of production Syrian Latakia! Froggie Across the Pond also has rich dark Virginia and spicy Orientals that compliment the Syrian in such a way that you’ll surely get a hop in your step with every puff! I have just 2 of these almost 12-year old tins available for $25 per tin


DT2 – This is a very old (factory dated to 1993), 50g tin of the original Frog Morton. Latakia heavy but special processed for a smooth and refined taste that started the Frog Morton series craze. Elegant Virginia leaf supported by Orientals lend support. This nearly 24-year old tin sells for $28 – SOLD


DT2 – This is a 50g tin of the original Frog Morton that is factory dated to 2005, giving the contents almost 12-years of aging. Latakia heavy but special processed for a smooth and refined taste that started the Frog Morton series craze. Elegant Virginia leaf supported by Orientals lend support. This tin sells for $18


JP2 – Rattray’s Marlin Flake 50g tin with the old Russell sticker on the tin bottom and dated to 2003, so, plenty of age on this Rattray’s favorite. It is a tangy Virginia in broken flake form that also boasts a bit of Perique to spice things up a bit and some unflavored Black Virginia Cavendish for bodybuilding. This 13-year old tin sells for $20 – SOLD


VV2 – Rattray’s Professional Mixture 100g tin with the old Russell Import sticker on the tin bottom with a date of 2003. As special as they come, IMO, and a favorite of mine in the Rattray’s line. The Latakia is smoky, dark and rich, the Orientals play off in the background and properly enhance the Virginia leaf within. And then some delicious and backbone offering Black Cavendish to boost the overall presentation. This almost 14-year old tin sells for $28 – SOLD


FT2 – Robert McConnell’s Latakia Flake 50g tins from 2013, so, almost 4-years of aging will surely have tamed the beast. One of the strongest Latakia blends I’ve tried. Nicotine addicts with a penchant for Latakia will eat this one up. The flakes are mostly dry yet pliable and jet black in appearance. A moderate to full rub worked best for me. I particularly enjoyed the smoothness mixed in with the strength. Tough to compare, but were I to take a stab at it, I’d say McConnell’s Latakia Flake is very similar to the old Smoker’s Haven Pirate Kake with a little more muscle. I have 5 tins available for $16 per tin


DT2 – Dated to 2007, this is an almost 10-year old 50g tin of Peterson’s Old Dublin. This mixture is based on the cool, smoky aroma of Cyprian Latakia with Golden Virginia and sweet Greek Oriental Basma grades. Just 1 tin available for $18


DT2 – Butera’s Latakia Mixture #2 in a 50g tin that is factory dated to 2008, so, lots of time to ferment and smooth out for the contents. This is a much more laid back tobacco than the #1 version because unsweetened black Cavendish has been added to lighten up the taste while providing fullness and the throttle has been eased back a little on the Orientals. The Cavendish also sweetens–naturally–the mixture. If you are a latakia lover who wants a more delicate taste than Butera’s Latakia #1, then you’ll find it here. Just 1 tin available for $16


DT2 – It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this one; It is Uptown Tobacco’s Spice in the shoe polish style 50g tin and long out of production. I tried this one only once and enjoyed the very different flavor presentation. It has rich Red Virginia Orientals and a bit of Perique to play very well with the Latakia, and then there was something akin to Cinnamon added that made for a really spicy smoke (in a pleasant way). I don’t know how Cinnamon ages, but since this tin is dated to 1999, I’m pretty sure the tobacco components have been enhanced greatly over the last 17-years! Just 1 tin available for $20


RB2 – McClelland’s 50g tin of Oriental Mixture #6 that is factory dated back to 2002, so, the sweet and spicy components have a lot of age. The dominant leaf in this one is Virginia. It is very fragrant and middle of the road in strength in flavor. The Orientals really come to the forefront with this blend and the pot is sweetened by its presence. The Latakia is a background player, and typically top-shelf as all McClelland’s Latakia tobacco seems to be. This tin sells for $18


RB2 – McClelland’s 50g tin of Oriental Mixture #12 that is factory dated back to the millennial year 2000. So, a good deal of age on the leaf within. Described this way on www.tobaccoreviews.com – Rich and full of flavor, especially appealing in the evening, still spiced gently enough with Latakia and Turkish leaf to be a superb occasional tobacco for the individual who normally prefers lighter mixtures and Matured Virginias. Just 1 tin available for $16


FT2 – Rattray’s 3 Noggins early 2002 German production with the old Russell Import sticker on the bottom. A ramped up version of several other Rattray’s blends, 3 Noggins has strength from the Virginia, backbone from the unflavored Cavendish, heady flavor from the Latakia and subtly spicy sweetness from the Orientals. It is a favorite among those who enjoy the Rattray’s Latakia range – much fuller than Black Mallory and more Latakia than Red Rapparee. This almost 15-year old tin sells for $35


EB2 – Factory dated back to 2001, this is an original Butera’s Blended Flake in a 50g tin. A blend of rich, Red Matured Virginias, hand selected Orientals, flu-cured North Carolina whole leaf, and long-cut St. James Perique. Heavily pressed and aged in cakes. This almost 16-year old tin sells for $28 – SOLD


VV2 – Factory dated to 2009, these are 50g limited edition tins of the C.O.R.P.S. Club’s 25th Anniversary blend, Esprit de Corps. I’ve never smoked it, but as the tin indicates, it is a blend of Bright & Red Virginia leaf with a pinch of Perique for balance. I have 2 tins available for $16 per tin – SOLD OUT


TA2 – From C&D, this is a 2 oz tin of Bridge Mixture that is factory dated to 2012, giving the leaf within a solid almost 5-years of fermentation and ripening. According to www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A sophisticated blend of bright & red Virginias, unsweetened red Virginia cavendish, Turkish, Cyprian latakia and perique with a touch of 20 year old dark fired Kentucky burley for a kicker. Just 1 tin available for $14


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


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

EB2 – The long-gone classic, Bjarne’s Flake De Luxe in 50g tins that are dated to 2005, the last year of production for this lamented delight. This Bjarne Virginia Flake does indeed have a secret ingredient that adds to the flavor — which otherwise — is very light. No bite and cool. Soft rather than loud, in fact, this is light with a capital L…but, it is smooth and tasty too. I have 3 tins available for $20 per tin – SOLD OUT


FT2 – Old style label and dated to 2004 come these 50g tins of Robert Lewis Tree Mixture. This is a rather remarkable blend that is very satisfying, and with the 12-years of age, should really shine now. The combination of flavors is just….. different somehow. I can see where this would be a nice change of pace for lovers of both Oriental and Latakia blends. My experience with Tree Mixture was exceptional and I really appreciated the firm dose of strength. I have 2 tins available for $16 per tin – SOLD OUT


VV2 – Mac Baren Virginia Flake in the old style tins and old Swisher Import labels on the tin bottoms. Swisher quit importing Mac Baren tobacco in 2004, so, these tins are more than 10-years old. Virginia Flake is a very light Virginia with a sweet and unusual top dressing that is polarizing but everyone agrees it gives off a superb aroma when lit. I have 2 of these old tins available for $16 per tin – SOLD OUT


TA2 – Mac Baren no longer produced Norwood (discontinued in 2014), 3-1/2 ounce tins that are factory dated to 2012, giving the contents close to 5-years of ripening in their tins. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A mild lightly burning ready-rubbed pipe tobacco manufactured from selected Burley and Virginia tobaccos.” I have 4 tins available for $18 per tin – SOLD OUT


TA2 – Mac Baren Original Choice 3-1/2 ounce tin that is factory dated to 2012, giving the contents close to 5-years of ripening in the tin. I will recommend this one to the pipe smoking hobbyists among us who don’t care for a lot of tobacco flavor or nicotine and have a sweet tooth. Additionally, you can choo-choo train this one with your puffing cadence and never blister your waggle. It is a blend of Virginia tobacco from North Carolina and mild, air-dried Burley from Tennessee. Just 1 tin available for $18


TA2 – Factory dated back to 2012, these are 3-1/2 ounce tins of Mac Baren’s Navy Mixture. This blend was introduced in 1989 and then discontinued in 2014, so, this one is no longer available. From the www.tobaccoreviews.com website – “An exclusive and satisfying blend, manufactured from high class, full ripe Virginia and matured Burley tobaccos, rounded by a tasty, dark Cavendish.” I have 3 tins available for $18 per tin


TA2 – Factory date coded back to 2008, this is a 9-year old 3-1/2 ounce tin of Mac Baren’s Uncle Louie’s Rum. Uncle Louie (whoever he is), is an aromatic fan for sure. The smell in the pouch was heavenly but it in no way matched the flavor presentation. I thought I smelled gobs of Vanilla and a touch of rum in the pouch, but I never tasted the rum notes at the match (although the Vanilla sure came through). Then the rum flavor crept in at mid bowl and it was good! I’m not sure if this one is still in production. This nearly decade old tin sells for $18


BL2 – Mac Baren’s blockbuster first year 2012 run 100g tins of HH Old Dark Fired. A very nice and bold tobacco. The steaming of the leaf certainly took away any tendency for there to be a bite to the leaf and the earthy flavor of the dark fired Burley leaf was stout and palate fulfilling. The Virginia was in the background and slightly sweetened the overall presentation. The taste was certainly on the high side of medium and I am sure the decades old Burley employed is what makes this one very noticeable in the strength department. Personally, I think this is one of Mac Baren’s finest offerings! I have just 4 of these first year 2012 tins still available for $20 per tin – SOLD OUT


CK2 – From Dan Tobacco, this is their highly popular Bill Bailey’s Balkan Blend in 50g tins from 2012, so, a solid almost 5-years of aging. Typical of many Balkans, this one starts out with heavier waves of Latakia and then settles down into a subtle spicy smoke as the Orientals kick in. I think there is additional spice here as Perique can be detected, although deep in the background of every puff until the bottom of the bowl is reached. If you enjoy Balkan tobaccos, I do think you’ll enjoy this offering from Bill Bailey (whoever the heck that is.) I have 3 tins available for $16 per tin