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post #1 of 19 Old 09-09-2009, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Escudo datecodes, yes I think they do have date stamps

I've always groused over the tins with no birthdates on them. I have been noticing a pattern with Escudo tins, I have them hidden well (worth their weight in gold, nay, latinum) and usually they never last long enough to be examined in detail. Yes, I smoke that like its going outta business.

Anyhoos, I'm sitting here salivating over a year old tin that I'm contemplating popping. Mighty self control exerted, let me tell you! Then I flips the tin over and my aged eyes scrutinize the barcode. Oh my.

Apparently these tins DO have a date code.

On the left of the barcode, the jumble of numbers. I checked other tins and I do believe the pattern is ... drum-roll ...
YEAR DATE MONTH (and four digits of gibberish)
this fine tin appears have been born on July 9th 2008. This is consistent with my purchase date, which was Sept '08 and at that time, there was a glut of Escudo available and there was mundo stock at the vendor for several weeks 'afore.

I did check a couple of other tins and the dates do match up, always a month or two before my greedy paws grabbed them.

Gentlemen, rotate your Escudo tins! Peruse their rear ends, post the datecode and your purchase date. We may be onto something, something big, something bigger than string theory.
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Re: Escudo datecodes, yes I think they do have date stamps

I figured this one too, I wasn't sure about the month and date, but you are spot on. I have four tins they read

two are 071005
and two are 061710

This seems to match purchase times and trades. And yes I do have four tins in the cellar...lucky me!
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I figured this one too, I wasn't sure about the month and date, but you are spot on. I have four tins they read

two are 071005
and two are 061710

This seems to match purchase times and trades. And yes I do have four tins in the cellar...lucky me!
Hmmm, I wonder what a 3 year old, un-opened tin of Escudo would go for????:nerd:
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Hmmm, I wonder what a 3 year old, un-opened tin of Escudo would go for????:nerd:
I don't know but after reading this post I decided to pop one off those 06 tins....and I've had about 4 bowls already.....It really is such a understated blend, nothing but pure good tobacco taste....emmmh,
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It really is such a understated blend, nothing but pure good tobacco taste....emmmh,

I agree!
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Re: Escudo datecodes, yes I think they do have date stamps

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Hmmm, I wonder what a 3 year old, un-opened tin of Escudo would go for????:nerd:
I bet if you threw it on ebay, it would go for a -ton lol
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Re: Escudo datecodes, yes I think they do have date stamps

Just looked at the tin I bought the other day.. And the code is 1011034030. I hardly believe this can be accurate for dating since this b&m has only been open A little over a year.. The tin also has the red dragon.. And says pipe tobacco, not fine tobacco.. There is no way this tin is from 2003
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Just looked at the tin I bought the other day.. And the code is 1011034030. I hardly believe this can be accurate for dating since this b&m has only been open A little over a year.. The tin also has the red dragon.. And says pipe tobacco, not fine tobacco.. There is no way this tin is from 2003
Edit.. Nevemind. Didn't realize the year was first.
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