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Not exactly bought recently .... but just found today in my lockers : Trinidad Fundadores EL NOSU ( El Laguito OCT 1998 ) bought in 2006 in Switzerland. Placed inside my lowest locker and to

Well helllooo beautiful 🤩🤩🤩

MTS ENE 21 Sir Winston. REG OCT 18 Siglo V. Picked up on vacation in Athens.

I think I may have struck gold here. Bought these from a local source here in the UK. Their last box. Was expecting something with a few years age, owing to discontinued status.

Sancho Panza Sanchos NNSO-TTH-02, which I think decodes as Nov 90 Holguin Province Factory 02? Can anyone confirm that, please?

Lovely box of cigars. Astonishing aromas.

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Very nice pick up!

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I think I may have struck gold here. Bought these from a local source here in the UK. Their last box. Was expecting something with a few years age, owing to discontinued status.

Sancho Panza Sanchos NNSO-TTH-02, which I think decodes as Nov 90 Holguin Province Factory 02? Can anyone confirm that, please?

Lovely box of cigars. Astonishing aromas.

Yes, I can only imagine what you felt when you saw these in the shop, what a great find! NNSO = November 1990, TTH-02 refers to a factory in Holguin Province, that is correct. yes.gif2thumbs.gifclap.gif

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I think I may have struck gold here. Bought these from a local source here in the UK. Their last box. Was expecting something with a few years age, owing to discontinued status.

Sancho Panza Sanchos NNSO-TTH-02, which I think decodes as Nov 90 Holguin Province Factory 02? Can anyone confirm that, please?

Lovely box of cigars. Astonishing aromas.

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When did they start using the Habanos inserts and EMS insert? When was the conversion from Cubatobaco to Habanos?

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Going back a couple weeks, I took delivery of 2 boxes of MUO (El Laguito) Partagas D4, from our host.

One was marked HQ, and one was PSP, so a brief photo comparison might be interesting, to showcase the difference:

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HQ on top, PSP on the bottom:

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Close-up of the HQ:

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Close-up of the PSP:

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Subjectively, in person, the PSP are wrappers just a bit fuller in color. Oil and sheen on both is very good, with an edge to the PSP. The aroma of the PSP box might be a bit more intense, but it's hard to verify that it's not placebo. Both are in the ballpark.

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Yes, I can only imagine what you felt when you saw these in the shop, what a great find! NNSO = November 1990, TTH-02 refers to a factory in Holguin Province, that is correct. :yes::2thumbs::clap:

Thanks for the confirmation, mate! Can't quite believe my luck! Was expecting a few years of age, but not that.

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Thanks for the confirmation, mate! Can't quite believe my luck! Was expecting a few years of age, but not that.

You sure read SO, not SU?

Just asking, bec there were quite some '98s on the market until not too long back, two or three years ago (got some of them myself).

Lucky you if it's a '90s box, congrats!

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You sure read SO, not SU?

Just asking, bec there were quite some '98s on the market until not too long back, two or three years ago (got some of them myself).

Lucky you if it's a '90s box, congrats!

Deffo SO. I'm a bit stunned!

*edit* posted some more pics below. Other evidence makes me think you're quite correct!

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No idea on either count. I suspect John S might know?

Haha...I humbly admit I don't know everything, hence the beauty of this forum! I'll let someone else weigh in with the inserts but I do know that the Cubatabaco leaf stamp was replaced by the Habanos S.A logo in 1994.

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Haha...I humbly admit I don't know everything, hence the beauty of this forum! I'll let someone else weigh in with the inserts but I do know that the Cubatabaco leaf stamp was replaced by the Habanos S.A logo in 1994.

thus the box cannot be from 1990 as habanos did not exist yet.

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thus the box cannot be from 1990 as habanos did not exist yet.

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That's by far not exclusive. That notice could have been put in at a later stage. More parameters would need to be checked for such a statement.

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That's by far not exclusive. That notice could have been put in at a later stage. More parameters would need to be checked for such a statement.

Does the bottom of the box have a habanos or a tobbacocuba stamp?

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Bolivar Tubos No. 1 from a recent "Hand Picked." Really stoked about these as Bolivar is becoming my favorite Marca and this size is right in my wheelhouse. First one will be sampled in a little more than a month, 90 miles from Cuba.

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Does the bottom of the box have a habanos or a tobbacocuba stamp?

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Habanos. On the date stamp under very close inspection, the "O" is starting to look more and more like a "U". Under a magnifying glass, there's definitely ink connecting the top of the letter, but it could easily be a smudge from the ink blob at the top of the left of a "U". Given the Habanos evidence, I'm thinking 1998 is a much more likely explanation.

Further confusion courtesy of the EMS 2010 sticker. I'm guessing that was added when they came onto the market?

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