The Home of Loose Tobaccos
Imperial announce a further cigarette price increase with
effect from 7th January, Gallahers from 16th January and BAT from 22nd January. We shall be holding our tobacco prices at present.
Christmas Holidays. Last orders for pre-Christmas
despatch, Thursday 21st December 12 noon. We open again on Thursday 28th December but will
also be closed on New Year's Day.
Previous News Items
With effect from 21st August, we are advised that Royal Mail will be increasing
the charges for non-standard sized letters and parcels. We regret that from this date, our
minimum post & packing charge will increase from £3.00 to £3.50p
We regret that due to manufacturers price increases, we are having to increase the
prices of most of our loose tobaccos by 15p for 50g from Tuesday 1st August.
Both Gallaher and Imperial have announced manufacturers price increases of 9p for
20 on most brands of cigarettes, effective from 16th and 23rd May respectively. We hope
NOT to increase our prices further for the time being.
Thanks to the recent Budget and the increased taxation imposed on tobacco, we
regret to advise that our prices of tobacco products increased on Monday 10th April.
All three major manufacturers have announced price increases of up to 9p for 20
cigarettes. Our prices remain unaltered.
We regret to advise that our major tobacco supplier has increased their prices. We
are still holding our existing prices but will have to apply the increases from Monday 8th
August. Prices of other items are unaltered.
Father's Day was June 19th. We still have a great selection of pipes, lighters,
pouches, pipe racks, and smokers sundries. If you can't find what you are looking for,
please phone us - 0115-973-4458.
The Chancellor's Budget price increases were applied on Monday 18th April. The web
site has been moved to another ISP. You should not notice any difference in site
performance, but if you do have any difficulties, please let us know.
Gordon Brown's Budget is set for Wednesday 16th March. Will he hit the smokers
again? Yes he does - 9p for 20. What imagination! Our prices are held at present.
Regretfully our shop at Market Street, Nottingham closed on 22nd March. The
business has been transferred to Tobaccoland at Long Eaton, some 7 miles away.
Gallahers have now followed suit with a manufacturer's price increase of their
own, applicable from 18th January.
Imperial Tobacco have announced yet another price increase for their cigarettes,
cigars and tobaccos, effective from 10th January.
What it is to live in a competition-free world, thanks again to Government.
Curious though, with the US$ falling against the £, their raw material costs must be
falling too. Perhaps it is to help pay for their proposed purchase of Altadis, the Spanish
& French cigarette manufacturer!
The Government have now admitted that 54% of all
cigarettes sold on streets, in pubs and markets in the UK are counterfeit and contain
"much higher quantities of known carcinogens" than normal ones, (cadmium, lead
and arsenic). They also contain 160% more tar, 80% more nicotine and 133% more carbon
monoxide. (Daily Telegraph report 16 12 04).
The Government are keen enough on health warnings and
banning smoking in public places, yet allow this illegal and injurious trade to continue.
The Government have now pronounced on the Big Smoke debate. Whilst England will
not have such a draconian regime as Scotland or Eire, the opportunities to enjoy a smoke
will be considerablt curtailed.
We regret that eventually we have had to increase our prices for tobaccos. These will be
increased on Tuesday 17th August by an average of 10p for 50g.
We have added a super selection of pipes to our pipe page. For a thumb-nail view, click here.
In addition to the re-introduction of the Falcon Alco stem, we feature the Big
Ben Apollo, a selection of Peterson Irish Army pipes and a selection of Italian made
Savinelli pipes. Established in 1876, (5 years after us!) they have a reputation for
craftsmanship and quality.
Imperial, Gallahers and BAT have implemented manufacturers price increases. Cigarettes are
up by an average of 8p for 20, hand-Other Tobaccos are up by 20p for 50g and other
tobaccos up by 10p for 50g.
OUR PRICES ARE UNCHANGED AT PRESENT !
The new Rizla King Size Ultra Thin papers have been added to our range of
A new Cigar page
has been added, featuring the hand made Nicaraguan brand Charatan, These offer excellent
value compared to havana cigars of similar size.
A page of Postage Information has been added which
is normally accessed via the Order page. This gives guide overseas postage costs and
currency conversion table
We have added many photographs of the Pipes and Sundries to the site, more will follow soon. Click on DARK GREEN Ref No. for picture in new window.
If you don't find what you are looking for on our site, please use the Contact Us page.
We stock hundreds of lines not detailed on our site and will quote you by e-mail.
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Smuggled tobacco products still accounts for over 25% of
UK consumption! H.M.Customs & Excise have increased surveillance around the country to
control smuggling with some success.
The increase in under-age smoking still gives cause for concern and arises due
to the ready availiability of smuggled product.
Still the most economical way to enjoy a cigarette is by hand-rolling with a
narrow-cut (shag) tobacco. We specialise in such tobaccos and also offer a range of
accessories for the hand-roller. In addition we support the pipe smoker with an excellent
selection of pipe tobaccos, pipes and lighters.
The tobaccos which we use come from the following sources
|Cyprus - Latakia type
||Malawi - Dark fired & Burley
|India - Sun cured
||Uganda - Dark fired
|Brazil - Flue cured
||Tanzania - Dark fired
|Zimbabwe - Flue cured
||Uganda - Dark fired
|Zaire - Dark fired
Our tobaccos are processed in the
American - England
Peter Stokkebye - Denmark
Kendal - England
Larsen - Denmark