| The Mill
March 23, 2017;
What to do with your old tobacco when
you know you will no longer be smoking
it, or at least not some of the blends for
which you paid good money.
For your tobacco, the answer is, of
course, up to you, but I can tell you what
one old customer of mine has decided to
do. In the first place, he sent a lot of his
better tobacco to Steve Fallon, The Pipe
Stud. (I almost typed in "Pipe
Studebaker"). That's a good idea
because it will bring in some revenue (to
spend on new pipes, of course) while
contributing to the delinquency of a
Senior and the family he is trying
desperately to support.
But a considerable amount of the tins
acquired by my customer are not really
worth much on the open market so Steve
couldn't take them and promise any kind
of return. Rather than fret about this, the
customer generously decided to contact
me and see if I could help him dispose of
the tins and I said I can. A lot of them,
but not all, are aromatic, so I can't expect
to sell them to this crowd (you), either.
What I will do is make them available,
free of charge, to the guys in our pipe
One of my correspondent friends likes
aromatics from time-to-time, and always
during Xmas, when the nice aroma
makes him and those around him happy.
I'll mail him some tins for merely the
price of postage (which is not
I like giving things away. As I have a
small ad in "Pipes & Tobaccos"
magazine, I get about 10 copies each
issue, and after reading & archiving one
for myself, I give the others away...again
to the pipe club guys who don't
(Yes, I should punish them for being
such cheapskates by refusing to give
them the free issue, but I haven't the
In acquiring fairly large collections, I
often get pipe racks. The good ones I
can sell, but the pedestrian pieces aren't
worth the effort, so I give them away to
club members, as well. Next up on my
give away list is a bunch of partially used
butane cannisters. They also came with
a collection, and what am I going to do
with them? Best to give them away.
I mention all of this because I can
guess that some of you will also have
accumulated more stuff than you can
ever use, and selling is frequently much
more aggravation than it's worth. If
that's the case with some of your
baggage...give it away. It will make
someone happy and possibly grateful,
and it will lighten your load and give you
a fighting chance to get the car in the
garage just one more time before you
P.S. Posted most recently were a W.Ø.
Laren Straight Grain 2 with the old
"Copenhagen" designation, added to
which are a used Per Hansen S. Bang &
a used Larsen Grade 6 Straight Grain. On
the U.S. page I put a smoked J.T.&D.
Cooke & a 1986 smooth Butera. A
smoked old Old Antiquari, an unsmoked
Sea Rock Great Line & an unsmoked
Castello Great Line Natural Vergin Sea
Rock on the Italian page, were posted,
along with an unsmoked 1997 Radice
Clear G. On the English page are two
unsmoked Dunhills...a 1995 small Amber
Root & an unsmoked 1997 Dress Apple.
Pease Southlinch from 2002 NASPC show. $90
Friedman & Pease Winter's Tale. $100
Balkan Sobranie Virginia # 10 50 grams. 4 tins.
New Tins arrived, including
Mephisto, Blackpoint, Abingdon, and a bunch of
others from 2003 and starting @ $40 a tin.
More old, collectible tins from the 1990's:
McClelland Mixture #1 (2000?) 100 grams. $50
McClelland Virginia Woods. 1997. 100 grams. $50
Ashton 1997 Old Church 4 oz., $125
Ashton 1997 Celebrated Sovereign 4 oz., $100
Esoterica Pembroke...2 oz., 56 grams. $80
Davidoff Royalty 50 grams. $30
Davidoff Danish 50 grams. $25
Dunhill Nightcap from Lane Ltd. 50 grams. $85
Dunhill Std. Mixture Mile from Lane 50 grams. $65
Butera Matured Ribbon 1996 & '97 50 grams. $50
Benjamin Hartwell Pvt. Reserve 50 grams from
Consolidated Cigar (thus from mid '90's) $30
Coming in are vintage tins of the following, all from
2008 - 2010. The prices are $8 or $9 per tin.
Postage is extra, so get multiple tins and spread
the mailing charge.
McClelland/Ashton Black Parrot
McClelland/Ashton Celebrated Sovereign
McClelland Orient 996