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Russian Flax/Hemp Bale Seals

Circular Dated Seals

 Russian Crosslet Seals

   Deciphering Circular Dated Seals - Russian Crosslet Seals

  Circular Dated Seals are City Customs House Department Goods Seals.

 

The date can be read in two ways .

If the base of the numbers face the centre it is read clockwise as 1815

If the top of the numbers face the centre it is read in two parts as 18_29

 

  C.П.Б.TA.OTP.TOB is  St Petersburg.    sometimes C.П.Б.T.OT.TO   or  C.П.Б.TA.OTП.TO

  C.П.Б (St Petersburg) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTPACЛЬ (Department) TOBAP (Goods)

  C.П.Б (St Petersburg) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTAPCЛЬ (Department) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS
262

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO
1835

Thistle

blank

St Petersburg

  

  РИЖОИ.ТА.ОТ.ТО is Riga

  РИЖОИ (Riga) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTPACЛЬ (Department) TOBAP (Goods)

  РИЖОИ (Riga) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTPACЛЬ (Department) TOBAP (Goods)

  РИГСК (Riga) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTPACЛЬ (Department) TOBAP (Goods)

  РИЖОИ (Riga) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) ПЕНKA (Hemp) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS
681

PИ????? (Riga)

1815

shield with base

of an anchor

blank

 

Riga

IDS
1108

РИЖОИ.ТА.ОТ.ТО

1829

flower

blank

two pellets

Riga

   

 

 

   Circular Dated Custom Seals found at Aked High Mill (Probably from Riga).

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Notes

1815

Circ01

???T.PИ?? (Riga)

1815

shield with (crescent)

blank

Crescent moon

Riga

 Circular Dated Custom

Seals also called

 Russian Crosslet Seals.

Issued at Riga

  ???OИ.T.PИ???

           
 
  Circular Dated Custom Seals found at Brompton Mills (Probably from Riga).

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Notes

CD

1815

002

РИЖОИ.ТА.ОТ.ТО

1815

read clockwise

shield with sphere

blank

 

РИЖОИ.ТА.ОТ.ТО

  РИЖОИ = Riga

TAMOЖHЯ. = Customs

OTPACЛЬ. = Department

TOBAP = Goods

           
 

Circular Dated Custom Seals found at West House Mills (Probably from Riga).

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CDS

01

???T.PИ? (Riga)

1815

shield with crescent

blank

Crescent moon

 

Circular dated also called

 Russian Crosslet Seals.

 

Usually these are

variations issued

by St Petersburg

*C.П.Б. T. OT. TO

  *C.П.Б.TA.OTP.TOB

----

But these seals may have

been issued at Riga

  ???OИ.T.PИ???

 

Crescents could well be

the bases of anchors.

Christians anchoring

their faith in Jesus Christ

 

CDS

02

??.TA.?(Riga)

181?

shield

blank

shield

CDS

03

??OИ.T? (Riga)

1 8 1 5

shield with

 crescent

blank

Crescent moon

CDS

04

?????И??????

1 8 1 5

shield

blank

shield

           

 

   Circular Dated Seals in Ident Service for Private Subscribers (St Petersburg)

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IDS

331

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO

1818

blank

6*

Circular dated also called

 Russian Crosslet Seals.

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO

*SPB.T.OT.TO

   CПБ.TA.OTP.TOB

  РИЖОИ.ТА.ОТ.ТО

 РИЖОИ.ТА.ПЕН.Т


CПБ.= St Petersburg

  РИЖОИ = Riga

TAMOЖHЯ. = Customs

OTPACЛЬ. = Department

 ПЕНKA = Hemp

ПP = Foodstuffs

TOBAP = Goods

IDS

578

???????

1815

shield with crescent

blank

Islamic moon

IDS
636

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO

1815

(SPB.T.OT.TO)

trident

PM

1815

IDS
717

*C.П.Б.TA.OTP.TOB
Flax Flower
1826

Blank

Flax

Flower

IDS

994

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO
Thistle
1855

Blank

Thistle

IDS

1050

*C.П.Б.TA.OTP.TOB
Shield
1828

Blank

Shield

 

 

РEBEЛ = Revel

TAMOЖHЯ. = Customs

ПP is Foodstuffs

= Продуктов питания

TOBAP = Goods

IDS
1214

*РЕВЕ.Т.ПР.T
(cross in shield)
1804

Russian State Arms
(Revel Customs Tax

for Foodstuffs)

+
shield

IDS
1
219

unreadable
tiny oval
1809

Russian State Arms

+

eBay

IDS

1253

*C.П.Б.TA.OTP.TO
1823

Blank
(C.П.Б St Petersburg)

Eight sided star with

internal Orthodox Cross

IDS 1253   CПБ. (St Petersburg) TAMOЖHЯ. (Customs) OTPACЛЬ.(Department) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS
1368

*KOBEN.Т.И.П.П

(KOVEN.T.I.P.P
(8 petal flower)
1844

Russian State Arms
(Koven Customs

Hemp Goods)

Eight sided flower

(found in Estonia)

IDS
1376

РИГСК.ТА.ОТ.ТО

182(9)

shield in centre

two pellets

usually blank

Riga

Kenneth Olsen
Vestfold
Norway

   IDS 1376    РИГСК (Riga) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTPACЛЬ (Department) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS
1377

*ТАУР.Т.Д.ОТРѢ.ПP

1855

Russian State Arms
(Taurage Customs
Inspected Foodstuffs)

eBay /Lithuania
H1 is Nicholas 1

     IDS 1377  ТАУР.Т.Д.ОТРѢ. ПP is  ТАУР (Taurage). T is TAMOЖHЯ(Customs). Д is ДЕСЯТНИК (DESYATNIK
  an Inspector or Quality Control Officer). ОТРѢ is OTPACЛЬDepartment). ПР is
Продуктов питания ie foodstuffs.

  H1 in a square on Russian Tax seal stand for Nicholas I (1825-1855) 'A11' and Alexander II (1855-1881),

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
             
             
             
 

   Circular Dated Seals in Ident Service for BagSeals.Org (St Petersburg)

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Notes

IDS

259

*C.Б.TA.OTP.TO

cross in 8 point star

1828

Blank

St Petersburg

 

Reading the Dates.

 

 Various forms of

*C.Б.TA.OTP.TOB

*C.Б.TA.OT.TOB

*C.П.Б.TA.OTП.TO

*C.П.Б.T.OTП.TO

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO

C.Б = St Petersburg

(S.P.B.TA.OTR.TOV)

 

*РИЖОИ.ТА.ПЕН.Т

Riga Customs Hemp

IDS

260

*C.Б.TA.OT.TOB

Flax Flower

1827

Blank

St Petersburg

IDS

261

*C.Б.T.OT.TO

hole damage

1832

Blank

Hole

St Petersburg

IDS

262

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO
Thistle
1835

Blank

St Petersburg

IDS

263

*C.Б.TA.OTP.TO

8 sided star - cross

1828

Blank

St Petersburg

IDS
1193

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO
orthodox cross
1825

Blank
St Petersburg

IDS
1194

*C.П.Б.TA.OTП.TO
unreadable symbol
unreadable date

Blank
St Petersburg

unreadable

IDS
1195

*РИЖОИ.ТА.ПЕН.Т
large oval
1808

Blank
Riga

large oval
ПЕН

 Hemp

IDS
1196

*C.П.Б.T.OTП.T
unreadable symbol
1825

Blank
St Petersburg

unreadable

IDS

1197

*C.Б.TA.OTP.TO

cross in 8 point star

1828

Blank

St Petersburg

IDS
1304

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO
Shield with Cross +
1832

Blank

IDS
1311

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO
Shield with Cross +
1832

no photo

Blank

           
 

 

 

 

   

Seal Crimping Tools

 

 These are old brass crimping pliers for seals .. they have two hard faced interchangeable dies .. one fitted in each side. Each flax inspector had their own die and each Grower/Owner/Agent had their own die positioned on either side of the pliers .. both were removable and interchangeable.

Seal Crimping Tongs in Lakenhal Museum in Lieden

   ..with stylised ship hulls and curious bulbous shapes .. like fish .. perhaps Christian

      

 

 

 

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