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PostSubject: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyThu Jan 29, 2015 5:18 pm

http://www.fumeursdepipe.net/telecha/rattraysbooklet.pdf

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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyThu Jan 29, 2015 6:18 pm

Mark,
Thanks for that trip down memory lane !! Your catalog looks to be older than mine which I got when in Hong Kong while on R&R during 'Nam. I tryed and bought Red Rapparee then and when I got back stateside, They only sold it in the round 4 oz cutter top tins back then. I smoked it till the late '70s when it was no longer made in Scotland and the firm was bought by another blender. The blends made today are not really like what came out of Scotland back then but are still unique and GOOD blends for sure !! Again THANKS !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyThu Jan 29, 2015 6:32 pm

Very cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyThu Jan 29, 2015 9:44 pm

Fantastic! Thanks for posting.


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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 12:00 am

One of the interesting points in the booklet.. Different tobacco blends had different prices. Just imagine the pipe forum cry if a blending house tried that today.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 1:11 am

puros_bran wrote:
One of the interesting points in the booklet..  Different tobacco blends had different prices.     Just imagine the pipe forum cry if a blending house tried that today.

Was more common than you think and Dunhill still does it today! Royal Yacht and Dunhill Flake are priced higher than 965 or Durbar for example !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 10:10 am

Mark that was a fantastic find - really fun reading, that.

I didn't see a date in there...any idea whenabouts this is from?
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 1:03 pm

idbowman wrote:
Mark that was a fantastic find - really fun reading, that.

I didn't see a date in there...any idea whenabouts this is from?

My catalog that I got back in '69 is exactly the same as his 'cept the tins shown are the ROUND 4 oz CUTTER TOP tins as opposed to the Squareish 4 oz tins shown in his catalog. My understanding is that they used the squarish tins till the early '60s so his catalog would definately be pre-'60s from what I can tell. Mine does not have a publication date printed on it but that's not unusual as many firms didn't date stuff back then. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 1:50 pm

Question...When did Marlin Flake make its appearance:?: FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 2:34 pm

ftrplt wrote:
Question...When did Marlin Flake make its appearance:?: FTRPLT

At the B&M where I used to get my RR I don't recall seeing it till the mid '80s, way after the original Scottish firm had been sold and other's were belnding their mixtures.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 5:19 pm

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All good mixtures are short... All good mixtures are dry...

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Contrary to popular belief, the air-tight container is not the best method of packing--the vacuumised tin is necessary when water has been added--with rare choice leaf this is never done.

My brands are packed in 1/4 lb. tins and 1/2 lb. tins but not hermetically sealed unless for tropical countries where there is great humidity.

Tobacco is a vegetable that lives and breathes: it does not improve by being imprisoned in an air-tight compartment.

Further evidence of this is the fact that the choicest cigars are always packed in a plain cedar wood box from which the air has not been excluded.

Propaganda, sales or not, they didn't have an Internet to argue upon back then. Laughing How "lucky" we are. Rattray  710492

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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 5:32 pm

puros_bran wrote:
One of the interesting points in the booklet..  Different tobacco blends had different prices.     Just imagine the pipe forum cry if a blending house tried that today.

Interesting you should say that. I have recently discovered the blending greatness of Peretti, and their blends have a variety of prices. It's not all over the map but in their Englishes, Royal Blend is more expensive than say Crown or D-9575. All their Flakes are a $1.05 more per ounce than the top shelf Englishes. Goes to show the time that goes into making them as well as the cost of the ingredients..
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 6:34 pm

Uhles also... Seems like Boswell does the same but it's been so long since I looked at their site I could be in error.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 9:18 pm

monbla256 wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Question...When did Marlin Flake make its appearance:?: FTRPLT

At the B&M where I used to get my RR I don't recall seeing it till the mid '80s, way after the original Scottish firm had been sold and other's were blending their mixtures.

Thanks for the info!! Very Happy I've never smoked much Rattray's; not much up on their history. Who blended/blends their product now?? FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptyFri Jan 30, 2015 9:27 pm

ftrplt wrote:
monbla256 wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Question...When did Marlin Flake make its appearance:?: FTRPLT

At the B&M where I used to get my RR I don't recall seeing it till the mid '80s, way after the original Scottish firm had been sold and other's were blending their mixtures.

Thanks for the info!! Very Happy I've never smoked much Rattray's; not much up on their history. Who blended/blends their product now?? FTRPLT

I think K&K in Germany who blends it now.

http://kohlhase-kopp.com/ceemes/?article/search/0/category=20/__boolop__=AND/destination=228:results/__layout__=533/ex_creferenz_marke=681/__export__=781/ref_pfeifentabak

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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptySat Jan 31, 2015 11:48 am

That was a great read. The man seemed very passionate about his business. I liked the way the guy spoke on dry tobacco being better. Personally, I noticed that the mixtures they produce are better a bit on the dry side. I'm not sure if it just my taste on that one. No mention of my favorite of theirs highland targe either. It must be a newer mixture
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PostSubject: Re: Rattray    Rattray  EmptySat Jan 31, 2015 1:25 pm

MisterE wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
monbla256 wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Question...When did Marlin Flake make its appearance:?: FTRPLT

At the B&M where I used to get my RR I don't recall seeing it till the mid '80s, way after the original Scottish firm had been sold and other's were blending their mixtures.

Thanks for the info!! Very Happy I've never smoked much Rattray's; not much up on their history. Who blended/blends their product now?? FTRPLT

I think K&K in Germany who blends it now.

http://kohlhase-kopp.com/ceemes/?article/search/0/category=20/__boolop__=AND/destination=228:results/__layout__=533/ex_creferenz_marke=681/__export__=781/ref_pfeifentabak

And I thank you for the kind response!! FTRPLT
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