Enjoying this Lillehammer pipe from a fellow pipe smoker from Norway who gifted it to me. We met through the Facebook group "Gentleman's Pipe Smoking Society". He lives in Bodø, Norway and we've sent stuff back and forth between Canada and Norway. I had sent him a Calich pipe made in Canada and this pipe is one that he wanted to reciprocate with. I got the better end of the deal; it's a quaint and special pipe to me.
The Presbyterian Mixture is from 1999 - it has about two bowlfuls left in it. It belonged to my pipe smoking mentor Doug "Rusty". Still extra tasty after all these years I must say.
You can see that some of the paint has been worn off from the tin, but that just adds to its character. At least it doesn't have the obnoxious and ineffective "Smoking Kills You" type hyperbole emblazoned all over it.
Tins now come in a generic brown colour I think. Tins like this (if being bought in Canada) will be most rare from now on due to the new labelling laws that have been enacted.
Those of you with tins such as this should hold on to them so that you can simply transfer the contents of your 'newer' tobacco to the tin and use them with pride!