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ontariopiper

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PostSubject: Anyone know anything about Hi-Plane tobacco?    Fri May 19, 2017 10:54 am

This is a bit of a needle in a haystack search, so be forewarned! As part of an informal "what the heck were they smoking back then" project, I'm trying to find out the components of this vintage WWII-era blend.

So far I've found out that Hi-Plane was made by Larus & Brother, the same company of Edgeworth fame. Hi-Plane was one of their other blends around the 1940's. Lots of collectible tins out there, so there must have been a fair amount of this stuff made, but I can't find any info on the actual contents of the tins. The ad copy on the tins waxes poetic on the "especially selected" and "fully matured" leaves of "High grade", but says nothing about the tobacco varieties used. I'm assuming it was a burley blend of some kind, as it was sold as both pipe and cigarette tobacco, but it would be fun to figure out exactly what was in the blend and what made it unique from other contemporaries like Prince Albert, Holiday, etc.

If anyone out there has any info on Hi-Plane tobacco, I'd appreciate the share.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone know anything about Hi-Plane tobacco?    Fri May 19, 2017 11:12 am

Dunno, but there's an allegedly sealed tin available on Etsy. Cool looking tin--but then, I love DC-3s.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/245211125/antique-hi-plane-tobacco-tin
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone know anything about Hi-Plane tobacco?    Fri May 19, 2017 5:48 pm

Since it was advertised as "for pipes and cigarettes" it probably was predominately va's would be my guess. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone know anything about Hi-Plane tobacco?    Fri May 19, 2017 8:32 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Dunno, but there's an allegedly sealed tin available on Etsy. Cool looking tin--but then, I love DC-3s.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/245211125/antique-hi-plane-tobacco-tin

Two Ben Franklins + shipping? I'll pass.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone know anything about Hi-Plane tobacco?    Fri May 19, 2017 8:43 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Since it was advertised as "for pipes and cigarettes" it probably was predominately va's would be my guess. Twisted Evil

Given the nature of ciggies, wouldn't this be more Burley predominant?

Disclaimer - I know basically nothing about cigs. But that's my understanding.

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