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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    I agree, Troy - but to some extent you're flogging a dead horse - and it causes trouble.

    Why doesn't this forum cater for my tastes of flagellation, necrophilia and bestialty - or am I flogging a dead horse?
    I agree and appreciate your candidness in calling me out.

    I will drop the issue as it is a dead-end subject and brings no joy to my heart.

    My feelings were reinvigorated by reading Max's missive and came bubbling up,
    and as much as I am for open and honest discussion, some things are just left better undiscussed due to the tension it may create.

    The world is as the world is and most of it is beyond any of our control.

    See: whose surviving sons
    visit the ancestral graves
    white-bearded, with trembling canes?


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    Quote Originally Posted by misterlowercase View Post
    This was an old tin I got which happened to have a little baccy left in it. I tried one bowl but all I got was a musty funk type of flavor, it had gone to the angels long ago. I would suspect it may have had some sort of nutty flavoring, but now there was no scent left as it had been sitting for who knows how long...

    ...the most interesting thing was the cut and presentation. The tin is tall and narrow unlike most standard cutter-tops, and the coins were stacked up like potato chips in a Pringles can, which was pretty cool.

    Sadly, the tax stamp obscures some of the art and text.








    Just thought I'd give this a bump for Jesper to see.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Just thought I'd give this a bump for Jesper to see.
    Thank you very much, Simon.
    My father should have seen this. I would love to taste 'Sweet Chestnut', but should I ever find an unopened tin, I probably couldn't afford it.

    In tabaco veritas et fumo ergo sum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunstan Hillwell View Post
    Thank you very much, Simon.
    My father should have seen this. I would love to taste 'Sweet Chestnut', but should I ever find an unopened tin, I probably couldn't afford it.

    You're more than welcome Jesper, glad you saw it!
    Keep searching the markets & antique shops, you never know what you'll find.

    Anybody know what's happened to Troy/MLC? Thought we might of heard from him over Christmas, been ages since we've seen him. Hope he's alright.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    You're more than welcome Jesper, glad you saw it!
    Keep searching the markets & antique shops, you never know what you'll find.

    Anybody know what's happened to Troy/MLC? Thought we might of heard from him over Christmas, been ages since we've seen him. Hope he's alright.
    I might get lucky, you'll never know. If I find one at our local sunday flea market, it'll probably cost me around 5 or so.

    I too, hope that Troy is alright. I always enjoy his posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunstan Hillwell View Post
    Thank you very much, Simon.
    My father should have seen this. I would love to taste 'Sweet Chestnut', but should I ever find an unopened tin, I probably couldn't afford it.

    No worries Jesper because this is free!

    A gift given in good spirit to honor both of our fathers.

    Please pm me with your address and I'll send it along.

    I cannot guarantee the condition of the tobacco as one never knows until it is actually opened, but I do dearly hope that it is good and brings much joy to you.

    I found it a while back from a Canadian antiques dealer, although I am pretty good at deciphering USA tax stamps for dating, the Canada stamps remain a mystery, but doing a little research leads me to believe that this is likely from the late 30's or early 40's. The stamp looks to be a Series of 1915. In 1942 they changed the font for the fractionals, so that puts it to prior '42.

    Looking this stuff up invariably led me to the incredibly comprehensive papers of Christopher D. Ryan, who has assembled a rather large body of detailed work on the subject --- especially useful for me was Canadas Stamp Taxation of Tobacco Products,
    1864 - 1974

    especially this part,
    here:
    http://www.esjvandam.com/Tobacco%20E...20Part%206.pdf

    ...and in full,
    here:
    http://www.esjvandam.com/stampshows.htm

    This is the tin:





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    Quote Originally Posted by misterlowercase View Post
    No worries Jesper because this is free!

    A gift given in good spirit to honor both of our fathers.

    Please pm me with your address and I'll send it along.
    Well, I'll be damned. Troy exits stage left and fades into history and legend. Then, unannounced, he returns for an encore performance, obliterates Jesper with a friendship bomb, drops the mic and exits again ... stage right this time.



    A helluva performance, Troy. I hope we see more of you soon.

    Cheers.

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    Well said Anthony! That'll mean the world to our Jesper, Troy. I hope he doesn't keel over, when he reads what you're giving him! Lol.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterlowercase View Post
    No worries Jesper because this is free!

    A gift given in good spirit to honor both of our fathers.

    Please pm me with your address and I'll send it along.

    I cannot guarantee the condition of the tobacco as one never knows until it is actually opened, but I do dearly hope that it is good and brings much joy to you.

    I found it a while back from a Canadian antiques dealer, although I am pretty good at deciphering USA tax stamps for dating, the Canada stamps remain a mystery, but doing a little research leads me to believe that this is likely from the late 30's or early 40's. The stamp looks to be a Series of 1915. In 1942 they changed the font for the fractionals, so that puts it to prior '42.

    Looking this stuff up invariably led me to the incredibly comprehensive papers of Christopher D. Ryan, who has assembled a rather large body of detailed work on the subject --- especially useful for me was Canadas Stamp Taxation of Tobacco Products,
    1864 - 1974

    especially this part,
    here:
    http://www.esjvandam.com/Tobacco%20E...20Part%206.pdf

    ...and in full,
    here:
    http://www.esjvandam.com/stampshows.htm

    This is the tin:





    What..!?!? You mean that you'll give me this tin of 'Old Chestnut'..? I am gobsmacked and completely overwhelmed.
    Thank you ever so much, Troy.
    I'll smoke it in remembrance of my father and I'll smoke it in this little pipe of his, which a friend gave him in 1936.
    I'll pm you with my address this instance.
    Thank you again.

    In tabaco veritas et fumo ergo sum
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    Well, I'll be damned. Troy exits stage left and fades into history and legend. Then, unannounced, he returns for an encore performance, obliterates Jesper with a friendship bomb, drops the mic and exits again ... stage right this time.
    Well said Anthony! That'll mean the world to our Jesper, Troy. I hope he doesn't keel over, when he reads what you're giving him! Lol.
    I can tell you both that I am obliterated and I keeled over. For one of the few times, I am speechless.
    The one tobacco that I have always wanted to taste, but given up on ever to get the opportunity and now this...
    I am gobsmacked.

    In tabaco veritas et fumo ergo sum
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