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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

for various cities and district in the Russian Empire. Examples below

are from Kovensky, Revel, Riga, St Petersburg, Taurage.

 

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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

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   St Petersburg  *C.П.Б.TA.OTP.TOB,   "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

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   Riga  *РИЖОИ.ТА.ОТ.ТО sometimes *РИГСК.ТА.ОТ.ТО or *РИЖОИ.ПЕН.ТО

  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

T.PИ????? (Riga)
1815
shield with base
of an anchor

blank
Riga

IDS
1108

РИЖОИ.ТА.ОТ.ТО

1829

flower

blank
two pellets
Riga

           

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   Revel *РЕВЕ.Т.ПР.T

  РEBEЛ (Revel) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) ПPодуктов питания (Foodstuffs) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS
1214

*РЕВЕ.Т.ПР.T
(cross in shield)
1804

Russian State Arms
(Revel Customs Tax

for Foodstuffs)

+
shield

                   
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   Knkhtn *КНХТН.ТА.ПРИ.Т

   КНХТН (Knkhtn) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) ПPИодуктов питания (Foodstuffs) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS
1939

*КНХТН.ТА.ПРИ.Т

flower

1852

blank
worn smooth

-

           

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  Kolnn *ПОЛНН.Т.ПР.Т

   ПОЛНН (Kolnn) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) ПPодуктов питания (Foodstuffs) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS

1937

*ПОЛНН.Т.ПР.Т
symbol
1838 (1938)

Double
Headed
Eagle

-

           

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  Koven *KOBEN.Т.И.П.П (Kovensky admin of Kaunes in Lithuania)

   KOBEH (Kovensky) Иитания (Goods) ПEHKA (Hemp) ПOBAP (Goods)

IDS
1368

*KOBEN.Т.И.П.П
(KOVEN.T.I.P.P)
(8 petal flower)
1844

Russian State Arms
(Koven Customs
Hemp Goods)

           
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  Taurage **ТАУР.Т.Д.ОТРѢ.ПP (Taurage Cutoms )

   ТАУР (Taurage) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) ДЕСЯТНИК (Inspector) ОТРѢCЛЬ (Department)

   ПPодуктов питания (foodstuffs).

IDS
1377

*ТАУР.Т.Д.ОТРѢ.ПP

1855

Russian State Arms
(Taurage Customs
Inspected Foodstuffs)

  ‘H1’ in square on the Tax seal is Nicholas I (1825-1855),   'A11' is Alexander II (1855-1881),

IDS
1938

*ТАУРO.Т.ПPИ.T

flower

1845

Russian State Arms
(Taurage Customs
Inspected Foodstuffs)

-

  IDS 1938  *ТАУРO (Taurage) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs)  ПPодуктов Иитания (Foodstuffs) TOBAP (Goods)

           
           
           
           
           
           

   

   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 (Russian Crosslet)

Issued at Riga

  ???OИ.T.PИ???

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

#

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Notes

  РИЖОИ.ТА.ОТ.ТО  //  РИЖОИ = Riga  //  TAMOЖHЯ. = Customs  / / OTPACЛЬ. = Department  //  TOBAP = Goods

CD
1815
001

???????

1815

circular dated

shield with crescent

blank

Crescent

anchor base

CD
1815
002

РИЖОИ.ТА.ОТ.ТО

1815

read clockwise

shield with sphere

blank

CD
1815
003

????????

1815

read clockwise

shield

blank

 

 

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

#

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Notes

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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Notes

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
18
15

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

 

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
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

1872

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO
Cross
1842

Blank

Amsterdam
Netherlands

   IDS 1872  C.П.Б (St Petersburg) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTAPCЛЬ (Department) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS

1936

*C.П.Б.T.OT.TO
Cross
1809

Blank

Pat de Ruijter
Netherlands

   IDS 1936  C.П.Б (St Petersburg) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTAPCЛЬ (Department) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS
1941

*C.П.Б.TA.OT.TOB
Cross
1809

Blank

-

Pat de Ruijter
Netherlands

   IDS 1941  C.П.Б (St Petersburg) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTAPCЛЬ (Department) TOBAP (Goods)

IDS
2007

*C.П.Б.TA.OT.TOB
Cross
1825

Blank

-

George L. Ross
Swanland, Hull

             
 

   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.П.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

           

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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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 aka PeaceHavens Project

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