Tobacco dating codes
This combination of rarity and demand drives prices up into the hundreds and sometimes even the thousands of dollars.
To bring top prices tins need to be in good condition without areas of the lithography scraped off, without fading, rust, dents or other defects and preferable with a nice shine to the finish of the tin.
The batch code and expiration date on our products is called a Julian Code.
For example, on gefilte fish, the first three numbers (in the first row of numbers and letters) tell the day of the year and go from 001 to 365 and the fourth number tells the year.
Maybe it's beacuse Japan Tobacco sells Camel in Europe? None of these companies market more than a few smokes outside of the US.
Phillip Morris USA and Phillip Morris international are entirely different and separate companies, for example.
I see some code on the bottom of my pack, but it doesn't add up with the guide for Camel. right now trying to find an answer to how to tell the date of my Grizzly Longcut Straight can of tobacco.Look at the last 2 characters of the code on the bottom of the can.The first 4 numbers and letters will be the expiration date.
The letter in the beginning signifies the month that it is good for and the next 3 numbers signify the date. Where do you read the Julian Code on Manischewitz products?
For an example, see the Related Question for Newports.