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Re: Faulkner on pipes
« on: August 04, 2015, 12:24:31 PM »
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[Prince Albert] was something Faulkner liked as well. He also smoked Dunhill’s My Mixture, or 965.

But, a Faulkner museum person (Rowan Oak in Oxford, Miss., or Faulkner’s old home) told me once that one day in one of Faulkner’s tweed coats, they found a tin of PA. They found more tins in his closets and other shelves.

http://pipesmagazine.com/smokehouse/pipe-smoking/mind-workers-of-the-world/

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My Mixture 965 is listed in the 1928 catalog as a medium blend with "Rich Flavor, Fine Aroma. Very Cool Smoking. Frequently quoted as 'The finest Mixture ever produced.'"

It was originally blended for E. A. Baxter, Esq. and sold for 21 shillings/8 pence per pound tin in 1928.

http://pipesmokersforum.com/community/threads/dunhill-mixture-965-origin.40124/#post-894134

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Can of Dunhill A10528 pipe tobacco left of typewriter.

https://www.facebook.com/WilliamFaulkner/photos/a.176130479104045.57422.104247962958964/441201752596915/

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It was a comfortable room, aromatic with the new mixture Faulkner had begun using six months before. It was Dunhill A10528, a blend of thirteen different tobaccos that sold for six dollars a pound. It was a smoke he deeply enjoyed. Taking a wooden match from a box held in a metal rectangle bearing RAF wings, he would push the diminishing tobacco down into the briar, relighting it until he would tap out the last fine grey ash.

https://books.google.com/books?id=AZGSSewqHKIC&pg=PA420&lpg=PA420&dq=dunhill+A10528&source=bl&ots=-o4QtYYRTX&sig=xcy4JDX7elQXbKm3KDhTL2pQd5E&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDoQ6AEwBGoVChMI1I2EvfmPxwIVge2ACh3m7AuP#v=onepage&q=dunhill%20A10528&f=false

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Re: Faulkner on pipes
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 12:26:20 PM »
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My Mixture 965 is listed in the 1928 catalog as a medium blend with "Rich Flavor, Fine Aroma. Very Cool Smoking. Frequently quoted as 'The finest Mixture ever produced.'"

It was originally blended for E. A. Baxter, Esq. and sold for 21 shillings/8 pence per pound tin in 1928.

http://pipesmokersforum.com/community/threads/dunhill-mixture-965-origin.40124/#post-894134