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. If it's got the currsive style Dunhill lettering it was likely made after. In the decade that followed the British tobacco industry began to integrate into the common market as reflected by the change in the bottom weight stamping being changed from ounces to both grams and ounces. However, with the date number being clearly wrong, I wouldn't bet that any of it is actually trustworthy. Hours of Operation: Our website is always open and you can place an order at any time.
It appears that the fixed cutting point style was the first to be used and was phased out in the early 1950's. These tins were all labeled 'Made by Rattray'. At some point during the winter years ago, the seal started to go on that humidor. Great resource for information on tobacco pipes and their makers. Shane and I just went back to the warehouse and found some of the discrepancies you all mentioned. So it's sufficient to know that it's current stock and mark the date purchased with new stock.
Such dates can be quite useful but take care for they can also be quite misleading. Pick your favorite and dive right back in. Gallaher made the blend from then up until mid ninties when it was discontinued for a few years. Now, I have a tin of London Mixture in my hands this very second with the exact same number. Not much more help than I was with Dunhill but its a start. They were able to confirm that for a tin code in the same location which was 1103030724, the tin date was March 24, 2011. The text or combination of text and pictorial instruction styles but not the pictorial only style are generally the earlier and suggests the early or mid '70s.
Initially sharp and biting, virginia tobacco will mellow and sweeten over decades. The outer top is then replaced over the container and pushed downward so that the knife element pierces the inner top. The painted label tins were all used up at some point in 2008, so any paper label tins of Dunhill blends with the script Dunhill name were produced 2008 or later. From memory Bottom of tin:Murrey tins have little white stickers. Generally speaking, as pictured earlier and below, they were four inch diameter, two inch tall tins although some blends e. In addition, the weight stampings were eliminated from the tin bottoms and the four ounce coin twist tin type was flattened a half inch to a one and a half inch height and widened to about an inch to a four and seven eighths inch diameter.
Also regardless of external condition there is a tendency for knife lid tins to develop internal rust. The results, though, seem to be far from conclusive. On the other hand some tobaccos, such as burley will not change appreciably with age. I will read these tonight. With my tin this is: 1108033001 3870.
Dunhill Flake is typically one of my favorites, hands down. Older is better but the new is more then respectable. What the rest of the digits mean, no idea. Our collectors are very interested in these tins and we love to be able to offer them, bringing strong prices for sellers. Plus with some we don't have a clue as to their age with the manufacturer before the tinned date stamp is applied. The problem with the last category of tins however, is that it is extremely difficult to determine whether you are looking at a silver or a gold tinted tin bottom unless you have one of the other for comparison and do not believe any one that tells you they can do it without a comparison tin.
Yes, there are changes with age but the interval between noticeable differences gets longer and longer. When Rattray closed its doors in 1980 McConnell took over the blending of all the Rattray labeled tobacco, but did not change the labeling, thus after 1980 some McConnell blended tins were labeled 'Made for Rattray' while others also blended by McConnell were nonetheless labeled 'Made by Rattray'. Tobacco is no exception and this is especially true of virginia tobacco which has a high sugar content. It appears from a photograph attributed to 1909 that initially Dunhill tobaccos were sold in non-vacuum half pound and pound tins bearing a My Mixture labels in two different but similar styles and similar to that used for the following half century. Hold it you meant the sticker didn't say 'kingdom'. There are numbers on my tins but I am not sure if they are lot 's or not. I've done everything to re-introduce myself to it, different pipes, dry time, accompanying beverage, light packing, you name it.
I'd like to date my Nightcap tins and from what I've seen, they don't put a date on their tins, so how do we know? My credit card company is going to enjoy this more than I will. But this tin comes from March 8th 2011. Sailorman Jack and I had many conversations on the subject of dating Murray's made Dunhill tins. I'm convinced at least the first four or even six numbers have to do with the date. Don't know why there is a 0 there but you can be sure that it's from 2012. Can anyone confirm or deny that the tinning date is actually on the bottom of the newer Dunhill tins? Hope that helps in some small way. The thick metal of coin twist tins generally means that external rust rarely penetrates to the inside.
How can you know if your tin is rare or common? Once done the inner top is removed and thrown away and the knife element is slid back out of harms way. The 4 digit number is an internal batch number I guess. Orlik made the later Dunhill tins as Pipestud says. The 1970s also saw the beginnings of a concentration of the English tobacco industry and by the end of the decade for instance, both Dunhill and Rattray had farmed out production of their blends to third party English blenders with noticeable changes in the blends resulting from the transitions. I have been smoking pipes for a couple of years now and want to keep my favorites. I've read almost universally that it is far better aged. Someone more privy to Dunhill stuff will likely know better.