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09-30-2014, 02:13 PM
Is there any standard? Are all tins marked with a date, or only some? I found a blog post on how to identify the date on a tin of Escudo, do most tins usually have a cryptic number with a date inserted somewhere? I can't find anything on the SG St James Flake that even resembles a date. Only a barcode.

09-30-2014, 03:06 PM
I've found more tins (that I smoke) don't have dates vs. tins that do have dates. When I buy it, I put the date on the tin figuring it is close.

10-01-2014, 12:33 AM
Most American tins are dated. Most European tins are not. They may have something cryptic that the company rep can read. As for Sam Gawith. No date whatsoever.

10-02-2014, 12:51 PM
Thanks guys. I will just ink some dates either way.

10-02-2014, 06:30 PM
McClelland, Cornell & Diehl (they also make Two Friends & GL Pease) are two that usually put dates on the cans. I put a date on the bottoms of cans so I know when I bought them.