Anytime Bro, I'm glad to hear they got there safe!
Natedogg turned me on to HV recently. That sample was fresh out a new tin but smoked just fine for me as well. (If it reminds you of Tordenskjold VA slices then I'm going to have to get some of that!). The Fillmore was another freshly popped tin, dated 6/2010. It was the oldest one of the three I had on hand. This stuff ages great also!
Everything else had eight months to a year of rest in a Mason jar. Not exactly well aged, but well rested.