Numbers on the bottom of a McClelland tobacco tin.

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  1. TheMadMan

    TheMadMan Active Member

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    I was looking at the tin of tobacco tonight and was wondering what does the numbers represent on the bottom of the tin? Is it the date caned ? Batch#? Blend#? Or something totally different?
     
  2. Sasquatch

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    last digits are the year for sure
     
  3. MrJarvis

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    My.mccranies red ribbon had 2008 on the bottom...
     
  4. jpberg

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    Blend(xx)
    Batch(xx)
    Year(xx)
     
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    Thanks...:th1:
     
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    It's my address; send it to me.
     
  7. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Thanks for clearing that up. I was pretty sure I was smoking blend #46 from 2008 rather than blend #8 from 1946. :ohyh:
     
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  8. jpberg

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    I'm quite sure you're right about that, 'cause if it was from 1946, I'm sure you'd be sharing it with ol' jonny.
     
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  9. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    If I ever find any McClellands blends from 1946, I'll give you every morsel. :ohyh:
     
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    Did I say '46? I meant '76.
     
  11. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Thanks, you just verified my McC Oriental 14 is from 2003 !!
     
  12. Sasquatch

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    Oh that's too bad - it's probably gone off by now. Tell you what: I have a 1/2 tin of 7 Seas Royal I'll trade you for it??
     
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    Don't listen to him (seems like I say that all the time lately), he doesn't even like the stuff. To the point of (i think) Sorringowl's age v. air question on a different thread, make sure you pull the metal cover off that stuff at least 2 weeks before you plan to smoke it. 14 is a tobacco that needs to breath, new or old.
     
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    Do you pull the metal off and then leave the plastic lid on for two 2 weeks?
     
  15. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Thanks for the back up jp, I'm not really interested in sas's 7 seas royal...what was it? (no offense sas)
     
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  16. cobbsmoker

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    Yes
     
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    Spoken like a true McClelland man.:)
     
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  18. Sasquatch

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    Hey I was trying to help you man. But if you insist on smoking outdated tobacco I can't stop you. :beck:
     
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  19. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    I understand, but my modest sealed tin collection (6 & counting) needs all the protection it can get.
     
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