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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunstan Hillwell View Post
    As Jason did, I too wondered about 'Old Dark Fired' in a pouch. Never seen that before.

    No, I hadn't either. Always been in tins before now. Shape of things to come I suppose, with what we pay for it I'd prefer tins.
    Although I imagine the profit margins for the manufacturer are pretty slim, any saving is a must.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunstan Hillwell View Post
    What excellent hauls, you all made..!

    Jason, that Clifton is a beauty, pure and simple and now I'll have to try 'Condor Long Cut'.
    Thanks, Jesper. I'm quite pleased with it.

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    Here's a closer look at the old Condor Flake that arrived yesterday. I won it from an ebay auction for about $20 but truth is I would have paid a lot more for it as it's the only example of Condor "Flake" I've ever seen. Turns out there's a reason for that. It was produced in the 1940s and there simply isn't a lot of tobacco kicking around these days from that long ago, especially in the paper packets that were made for immediate consumption.

    The box weighed nothing and my hopes of a miraculous preservation were crumbling fast.

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    Even more so when I opened it to find this disintegrating mess.

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    Even though it looks remarkably well preserved, that just wasn't the case. And no, that isn't beautiful plume. That's what desiccated tobacco looks like, without one tiny whisper of moisture or essential/volatile oils left in it.

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    To the touch, it has more in common with tree bark than tobacco. To the smell, well, it has no smell to speak of. There's maybe a trace of musty closet or attic, but that's probably where it's been for the last 80 years, so that makes sense. For a brief moment I considered rehydrating it and having a go at it, but quickly decided it'd be a fruitless experiment. Maybe if were from the '80s or '90s and it had even a hint of aroma left about it, but it's just too old and too far gone. I'm happy to just let it continue mummifying in its nifty little box, up on my shelf, giving me a bit of eye candy once in awhile when I glance over at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    No, I hadn't either. Always been in tins before now. Shape of things to come I suppose, with what we pay for it I'd prefer tins.
    Although I imagine the profit margins for the manufacturer are pretty slim, any saving is a must.
    This is interesting. I did a quick Google search; everywhere else it still seems to be tinned, but the UK shops carry only the pouch.
    Could the pouch version be solely for the UK market..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlMaldensNose View Post
    Thanks, Jesper. I'm quite pleased with it.
    You're most welcome, Jason. I started to search for Clifton pipes and this turned up.
    A Diversity of Creatures.

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    Jason, bummer about the Condor Flake, but I'd have bought it too, just for the nice box.
    I once got my mittens on a tin of Capstan and a tin of Old English; both from the sixties ad both had been opened.
    The tobaccos had a disturbing whiff of stale urine and careful rehydration did nothing for the taste. Practically no taste at all.
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    Bad luck with your condor Jason. Unfortunately those type of packets never hold up well enough to smoke.
    All part of the fun though. Even with tins you can come unstuck, like Jesper noted. Never noticed a cats urine aroma as of yet, although one or two have had a 'dead man's breath' thing going on. Still, you've got a very nice condor memento there & thanks for showing us! I love seeing old stuff like this.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    What Tobacco Did You Receive Today?

    The three vintage tobaccos from France arrived today. All three are dry but only one, the Mullingar‘s Kenmare English Mixture is totally dry. The von Eicken‘s Three Stars Curly Cut either has crystallised sugar on some of the rounds or more likely SimonG‘s mood. It smelled like tobacco however. The Murray‘s Erinmore Mixture smelled like Condor Ready Rubbed and felt almost ready to smoke immediately.

    All are now canned and being slightly humidified. T o my surprise I‘ve really come to like the Charatan‘s I bought some time back, and am smoking it fairly regularly now.

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    Now we get to something more interesting than tins.
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