Don't know why there is a 0 there but you can be sure that it's from 2012. » Our Piper University thread is posted every Saturday morning. If you're buying aged tins precision matters even less. Too bad you are not into pipes, cause that one is a nice one- I'd keep it and enjoy. I have some 15 year old Robust that's awesome, but the Lat has definitely toned down quite a bit.
I would guess that their experience as tins ie how they were stored is probably more relevant than a precise age. First, preservatives will retard the aging process. It had been widely report that The Redbark is introduced in 1973, but we have examples that date to 1972 as seen bellow. I'll be back next year and hope we connect. For comparison purposes you can safely use either a Rattray's 'pop top' with text only instructions on the top, which tin will only have a silver bottom or, more readily findable, a tin with pictorial instructions on the top and a 'made for Rattray' label, which tin will only have a gold bottom.
Someone more privy to Dunhill stuff will likely know better. Just bought a tin of Dunhill Elizabethan from a shop in Basel, Switzerland. I will appreciate very much If someone helps me with this two answers. The rest is a level of precision that really doesn't matter. The Danish production came in both orange bordered solid brown and wood grained tins but all tins regardless of size or color are marked Made in Denmark either on the top or side of the tin top. An easy to use, simple tool for finding out your tobacco tin's production date. Or, it's the tobacco of tomorrow.
This tin type has two tops, a disposable metal inner top used to create an airtight seal and a loose metal outer top. Pipedia Sysop note: Other sources indicate the Redbark was introduced in 1972. He no longer leaves tobacco in these metal tins for long term aging because he's found that the seals on many of them have failed over time. I also have numerous tins of 965 with no serial numbers at all. In essence it is a modern day 'knife lid' with a disposable inner metal top that is pulled away and a plastic outer top that is used to cover the tin after initial opening.
Twenty years later, in the 1990's, production of most English blends Dunhill being the most notable exception shifted to the Continent resulting in quite significant changes in the blending and characteristics of the blends, the most important of which being the common use of chemical additives. Place a bunch of square and rectangular tins of Virginia blends in a small container with a top that locks down and lock the container. The English made blends, which were blended for Ashton by McConnell, may be distinguished from the Continental made by the 'pop top' tin top. I'm convinced at least the first four or even six numbers have to do with the date. Closer dating may generally be arrived at through the royal crest that appears on most tins. Id bet if it was still pretty much sealed that would keep it good for some time. Pipe collectors, especially in America, pride themselves on having acquired Dunhill pipes in prime condition which were made in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's.
I'm bumping this thread since I've got a question about a Dunhill tin that doesn't correspond with the answers given above. . The only exception to the Murray transition were the My Mixture blends other than 965. Sale on qualified orders cannot post here along with the 102 shape. It is an open discussion on any and all of your questions answered by members of the community. Tins will also be found with Canadian tax stamps.
Adding 29 to that number will give you the approximate year of the tin, e. I have old jars that use ground glass seals I like because I'm a chemist but those seals have a nasty habit of sticking. Maybe you'll finally be a stud at something. Leading to even greater confusion is that many pipes were simply stamped incorrectly; at times one part or another of the code is not to be found on a given pipe. Rattray More mistakes are made in dating Rattray tobacco tins than with any other brand. Likewise, in the comparison the English made Ashton pop tops and those of the last English blender of Rattray are from the same English blender. They look way cool and as yet have never had one seize at home.
I suspect it was introduced in the 1960's as a substitute for the 'knife lid'. I think I'm going to just let it be for a while. I have never seen this specific type of tin for an English blend but I have seen a few instances of a similar style lacking an attached hinged lever you use a coin, at least I do on two and four ounce Rattray and Sullivan tins dating to the 1960's. Me, a relative newcomer, might very well not be able to tell one stitch of difference between a four year old tin of Virginia Flake and a Six year old tin of the same variety. Identifying, ohio well designed pipes, pipes and pipe shop ashtrays and inglorious basterds. Some early 'coin twists' dating to no later then the early 1950's had rubber gaskets that extended past the outer lip of the top or rubber stoppers that plugged a hole in the bottom of the tin. Category: the guardian the bainum peterson, much sought after.
Those blends apparently continued to be blended in house for some time, and today are produced for the Duke Street shop by a small batch blender in London. But this tin comes from March 8th 2011. I have been smoking pipes for a couple of years now and want to keep my favorites. Balkan Sobranie was imported by James Russell so as discussed earlier the Russell addresses are also useful for dating. Collector - Denotes hand-turned bowls as opposed to machine-turned made from plateau briar. I have not seen enough of Canadian stamps to determine whether over time there have been differences useable for dating purposes. I am using the Dunhill key at but am still having trouble finding exact matches.
A promise for a unique smoking experience which is crowned by a wonderful Amaretto aroma that also gives enjoyment to the smokers surroundings. With my tin this is: 1108033001 3870. For these reasons I generally avoid ' cellering' of chemically treated or preserved tobaccos and tend to believe the manufacturers of those blends when they state that their blends are best smoked shortly after purchase. This type of tin has a screw on, hinged, or slip-on top which does not create an air tight seal and is generally associated with foil packed tobacco inside. While this type of tin can be very nearly air tight it is seldom absolutely so, so tobacco in older such tins will almost always be found to be on the dry side. I shall deal briefly with each seriatim.