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That would be about right if it were in Ounces of Gold not dollars. 85 cents for Balkan Sobranie :pale:
 

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I was wondering the date of that advertisement. In 1962, I was a teenager working my first jobs. The minimum wage was in the area of 85 cents to 95 cents an hour in Nova Scotia, as I recall. So comparatively, it may not be far out.

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That tells me the Dunhill Standard Mixture Full that I am looking for was available then.
 

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I'd like to order 8 oz of John Cotton for $2.80 please. :bounce: Ahhh,what the hell,make that 16 oz's....

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To put prices in perspective, a pouch of "drugstore" tobacco was selling for around 20 cents back then.

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To take that perspective a step further, according to the National average wage index, the average wage in 1962 was a little over $2 an hour and in 2006 was around $19 an hour. ($4,300 annual salary then vs $38,000 now, divided by a 2,000 hour a year workload). A tin of Dunhill tobacco then was an hours wage, now it's about half that (at least from many online E-tailers). So much for the good ol days :p

Buy em up now boys!! 8)
 

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Even' All, I remember those prices at Ehrlich's too bad I didn't have any money then! Ken
Pacem en Forks in the ROAD!! :cry:
 

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When I was young, I spent most of my money on booze, cars and women..... the rest I spent foolishly.

Mike
 

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pipemaker2":89lbr3ev said:
When I was young, I spent most of my money on booze, cars and women..... the rest I spent foolishly.

Mike
I feel your pain!
 

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Mark,

Glad to see you made it over here.
For once, I joined a forum before you did. :)
 

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I worked in sales for RJ Reynolds in the late 60's, Carter Hall 8oz tins sold for $1.99. I don't know why I remember that but I do
 

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Carlos...FWIW. I was still selling DH Standard Full in 1968 when I worked in a pipe&tobacco store. I could still buy it for a few years later. Don't remember exactly when, or why, DH quite making it. One of my all-time fav's!! FTRPLT
 

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ftrplt":y7dq1us6 said:
Carlos...FWIW. I was still selling DH Standard Full in 1968 when I worked in a pipe&tobacco store. I could still buy it for a few years later. Don't remember exactly when, or why, DH quite making it. One of my all-time fav's!! FTRPLT

I would like to get a tin to try it out. Maybe one day.
 
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