McClelland Age Question

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  1. jeff394

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    I've just ventured in to the land of McClelland tinned tobaccos, after having tried their 5100 Red Cake. My brother gifted me a tin of Deep Hollow, and just as with the Frog Morton blends, there's a number stamped on the bottom, "421307". I'm not sure if that's some kind of date code or something, but is there a way to tell how old a tin is?

    Thanks for your responses/comments. I really get a lot out of these forums.

    Jeff
     
  2. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    I'm not much help, but the McC tins I've had had a purple year stamp only....2008, 2010, etc. No obscure numbers to decipher.
     
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    2007 :bling:
     
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    Hence the '07 at the end of the stamped number. Thanks, Dave, I appreciate your help. Long days and pleasant nights to you. Same to you, Yin.

    Jeff
     
  5. Kiowapipe

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    Huh... That's really good to know! I've never bothered to look at the bottom of my FM tins before... Well jeez, I guess I don't need to write the 'cellared' date on them with a sharpie anymore :)
     
  6. tedswearingen

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    the codes on the bottom of McClelland tins go like so:

    The first two numbers are the blend,
    the second two numbers are the batch,
    and the third two numbers are the year

    To use your tin code, 421307, as an example:
    42 means that it is Deep Hollow
    13 means that it is thirteenth batch of that blend from that year
    07 means that it is from 2007
     
  7. jeff394

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    That is some awesome information. I would have never known that otherwise. Many thanks to all of you guys!

    Jeff
     
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    Great info.

    Thanks,


    Mark
     
  9. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Sales Account

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    I wish I had me a big ole tin of 421307.

    :punk:
     
  10. Marc

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    Tinned in '07, last two numbers are the year tinned.
     
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