CLOSING DOWN 31st DECEMBER 2020
It is with a great deal of sadness that we welcome you to the Christmas Edition of our catalogue, having taken the unbearably difficult decision to close our doors to business at the end of this year. After approximately 45 years of family ownership we believe now is the right time based on numerous factors, such as the escalating costs and difficulties of operating in today’s world, where Brexit will hamper our ability to offer our core products from Denmark, France, Germany and Italy, an irreversible decline in customer numbers due to archaic restrictions in marketing our products, a reduction in the number of reliable suppliers hampering our quest for quality and driving up prices, credit card companies who continuously threaten to stop all tobacco related transactions, and so on. Combined with the challenges of cybercrime, Covid and other macro-economic events, the future unfortunately does not look rosy.
We are painfully aware that for many of you this will be a significant blow, having supported us for many, many years and to those customers we say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for your business. I trust that we’ve provided you with quality products and service in return. And perhaps a special word for our Tobacco Club customers, who have been the heart and soul of this business since its inception… we hope that you are able to find a suitable equivalent blend once our stocks dry up and once again please accept our deepest thanks for your custom.
We have tried to ensure that our stocks will continue through until the end of the year – and for Magic Inch smokers do not fear as we have secured ongoing provision of papyrate filters through our US cousins – but please be aware that once stocks have gone they will not be replenished. Everything must, and will, go. To this end, you will find many of our Magic Inch pipes greatly reduced along with several of our Guest Brand ranges from Savinelli, Orlik, Comoy’s and Vauen to name a few. Our popular giftware selections have also been reduced and our Premium cigars on page 37 have had their prices held so we’re sure you will find something to tempt you.