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    SG Tin Date Codes

    I mis-dated a tin of BBF and I was wondering if anyone has deciphered the SG date codes. I can't seem to figure out the year this stuff was produced. Thanks!
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    Tried a few times Russ, couldn't make any sense of them.
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    SG Tin Date Codes

    So, itís quite confusing but I find that if you have one deciphered you can do the math from there. This only works with the tins that have the lil sticker with 5 digits.

    This is what I have some of mine dated to:


    Cabbies Mixture = 18 252 = Nov 18 2016
    Kendal Cream = 30 247 = June 30 2016 (opened 11-27-17)
    Kendal Plug (250g) = 19 258 = May 19 2017
    Kendal Cream Box = 19 258 = May 19 2017
    2 boxes of Skiff = 18 252 = Nov 18 2016


    There is a good article on the subject here: https://www.smokingpipes.com/smoking...awith-tobaccos
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    Thanks, Hawky! The link helped me understand the coding and today I'll go have a look at the tin and date it properly.
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    Good deal!

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    Plausible only, no logic and no support for this from the blender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    Plausible only, no logic and no support for this from the blender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    So, itís quite confusing but I find that if you have one deciphered you can do the math from there. This only works with the tins that have the lil sticker with 5 digits.

    This is what I have some of mine dated to:


    Cabbies Mixture = 18 252 = Nov 18 2016
    Kendal Cream = 30 247 = June 30 2016 (opened 11-27-17)
    Kendal Plug (250g) = 19 258 = May 19 2017
    Kendal Cream Box = 19 258 = May 19 2017
    2 boxes of Skiff = 18 252 = Nov 18 2016


    There is a good article on the subject here: https://www.smokingpipes.com/smoking...awith-tobaccos
    It looks like they are using the Julian Calendar Date...We used that in the military to do work orders and such. It is the day of the years number...like Jan 31 2018 would probably be 18 031 (did that because I could do it in my head)...We had julian date calendars to make it easier to do the math.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGyver View Post
    It looks like they are using the Julian Calendar Date...We used that in the military to do work orders and such. It is the day of the years number...like Jan 31 2018 would probably be 18 031 (did that because I could do it in my head)...We had julian date calendars to make it easier to do the math.
    Okay, thatís really cool to know, thanks for sharing that, Iíll have to Google that to learn more about it.

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    Thanks to Hawky's crypto decoding help, the tin is dated to December 2016. Thanks again, Hawky!
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