Old Timey Blends

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  1. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Anyone here remember any of these ? O.k. Walnut is still around but the other ones ... http://pipepages.com/jmiddleton7 ...........before my time but sound nice
     
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    Wow. I thought I had tried all of Middleton's blends. Except for Walnut (that I still get on a regular basis), I've never even heard of the others.
    I wonder when (and why) they dropped those others. Some of them do sound good (especially the one with the Syrian Latakia).
    Dan
     
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    As they're U.S. tobaccos I don't know them, but the descriptions sound good and boy do I wish I had a time machine to go back and stock up with them at those prices, with the money I have today,

    Thanks for sharing, any tobaco history is always fascinating

    Gerry
     
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    According to the Inflation Calculator, $3 (cost of the priciest blend, "Regimental") in 1947 is worth $29.28 today, so it seems Middleton's prices have kept even with inflation over time. Granted, you can't get the airtight "Humi-glass" jar anymore, but still not bad over a span of 63 years.

    Thanks for posting that, Ruffinogold. I enjoyed it immensely.

    Bri2k
     
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    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    I missed the price list, but this gent certainly looks like a trustworthy merchant:

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    Thanks again, Ruffinogold!

    Bri2k
     
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