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My favorite Virginia is Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:20 pm

Is Sam Gawith's Best Brown Flake the same as GAWITH HOGGARTH'S & CO. BEST BROWN FLAKE NO. 2?
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Peacock wrote:
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Is Sam Gawith's Best Brown Flake the same as GAWITH HOGGARTH'S & CO. BEST BROWN FLAKE NO. 2?
From what I've read no they are not the same
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Peacock wrote:
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Is Sam Gawith's Best Brown Flake the same as GAWITH HOGGARTH'S & CO. BEST BROWN FLAKE NO. 2?
Nope.
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Haven’t had a chance to try a lot of strait Virginia but sutliff red crumble Kake and Virginia Slices are two Nice smokes. Bought a 1lb of the slices and I think it’s one of the best deals in pipe tobacco.
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I’m still mourning McClelland.....and angry with the universe over their going “bye bye”.......it pains me to see people discuss them, lol, it’s like talking about the dead :buddy:

I currently have 2 unopened tins of 2014 & 2016 Christmas Cheer- as well as an unopened tin of their 40th anniversary tin that came out in 2017. I’ve got 2 tins of Union Square tinned in 2014, one of them is puffy. I’ve got a 2015 tin of Dunhill Flake still unopened as well as an unopened tin of Solani Virginia Flake (Blend 633). I wish I had discovered Christmas cheer sooner.....I would have a deep cellar of it and an angry wife if I had 😂
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I’m still mourning McClelland.....and angry with the universe over their going “bye bye”.......it pains me to see people discuss them, lol, it’s like talking about the dead :buddy:
I dropped the ball with a couple of delisted Burleys I should have stocked up on and didn't. In the case of McClelland, I caught on they were going away even before it was official and started buying all I could, and then I continued to do so after it became official, even paying too much for tins of Christmas Cheer on eBay when the rush was well on. I don't regret it, I have more McClelland Va than I can smoke in my lifetime.
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I have more McClelland Va than I can smoke in my lifetime.
The mind reels at the sheer volume of this much tobacco.
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my oldest son is going to inherit a nice stash of well aged tobacco :)
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my oldest son is going to inherit a nice stash of well aged tobacco :)
I figure I have another good 30 years of pipe smoking at the current rate. Eventually I will slow the pace I am sure. So... 20-24 lbs a year times 30(ish) years. This would be a lot for me to have in inventory.
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