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Russian Flax/Hemp Bale Seals

The Meaning of Symbols on Seals

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The Anchor Conundrum

Some seals have an unusual crescent shape under the date. It is really the flukes of a ship's anchor wherein the Christian Growers/Owners of the flax or hemp anchored their faith in Jesus Christ. It has nothing to do with Islam.
   Basically the Grower/Owner/Agent of these seals (see initials) was a Christian, but not necessarily the Port Inspector.

      See other Christian Symbols here http://www.peacehavens.co.uk/BSFISHKEY.htm

Here are crosses with an anchor

 

 

....

 

These seals have both a bar

and an elongated anchor

 

"Crescent Anchor" symbols

 The range appears to be 1770 - 1819

reference

date

#

name

area

type

I click

Cr 026

1775

307

A.Labushev

Cromarty

(flax)

HP

IDS 1441

1775

88

Romanov

Merseyside

(flax)

CH

IDS 736

1775

198

Pirozhnikov

Ytterby, Sweden

(flax)

MM
IDS 732 1776 138

Tolstopyatov

East Yorkshire

(flax)

MC

IDS 871 1776 332

Vasilistin

Bewdley

(flax)

MM

IDS 1054 1776 --

------

------

(hemp)

MM

IDS 2010 1776 --

------

Gravesend

(hemp)

MC

IDS 893 1776 2

Sothronov

------

(hemp)

CFeK

IDS 1209 1776 76

Alferenrev

Netherlands

(hemp)

MM

Cr 012 1776 20

Tarpchin

Brompton

(hemp)

HR

IDS 2259 1776 101

Zherbintsov

Stanley

(hemp)

CFK

IDS 1635 1777 88

Kudrevtsov

Finland

(hemp)

PF

IDS 1736 1777 58

Karalev

Netherlands

(hemp)

ПС

Cr 009 1777 51

Zemskoi

Cromarty

(flax)

ПC

Cr 016 1777 51

Zemskoi

Cromarty

(flax)

ПC

IDS 972 1777 6

Krutoi

Stockton on Tees

(flax)

ПC

 IDS 889

1777

308

 A.Labushev

------

(flax)

DH

 IDS 1005

1777

308

 A.Labushev

Chester

(flax)

DH

IDS 1378 1777 325

Shershenev

Pennington

(flax)

DH

IDS 1891 1777 326

Salovukhin

Lancaster

(flax)

DH

IDS 1922 1777 24

A.Kuchin

UK

(flax)

DH

IDS 1279 1778 44

P.Arekhov

UK

(flax)

DH

1778 Kn01

1778

336

Primyakin

Knaresborough

(flax)

???

IDS 1802

1778

69

I.Plotnikov

Knaresborough

(flax)

--

Cr 037 1778 17

S.Bra?zhtsov

Cromarty

(hemp)

AH
IDS 1899 1778 --

-----

Scarborough

(hemp)

PH
Cr 071 1778 286

Nemilov

Cromarty

(hemp)

MC
IDS 165 1778 334 Shelepin Surrey  (flax) CC
IDS 485 1778 323 Varzov Chester  (flax) IF
IDS 486 1778 52 Malinkoi Chester  (flax) IR
IDS 894 1778 110

A.Churakov

------

(hemp)

CFeK

IDS 432

1779

165

A.Stakhov

------

(hemp)

DH

IDS 2262

1779

28

T.Umilin

Worcestershire

(hemp)

MM
IDS 905 1780 22 Gavchelov Chester  (flax) MM
IDS 1991 1780 332 Vasilistin Cheshire  (flax) DH
IDS 780 1780 2 Lebedev Thames Foreshore  (flax) IGH

IDS 908

1780

127

Eroslavtsov

Torpoint

(hemp)

HP

MM2006.14

1781

257

Churakov

Malton

(hemp)

LIW

IDS 983

1781

382

Churakov

Torpoint

(hemp)

DH

 1781 T02

1781

22

Shalkov

Torpoint

(hemp)

AH

 1781 T03

1781

30

Ormanov

Torpoint

(hemp)

OFR

IDS 014

1781

8

L.Urakovskoi

Germany

(hemp)

IR
IDS 1437 1782 9 Khokhlov Lincolnshire  (flax) AP
IDS 076 1783 410 Vilibin Colchester

(hemp)

DH
BR 1783 02 1783 74 Nevedomov Brompton  (flax) JM
IDS 2207 1783 74 Nevedomov Brixham  (flax) DH
Mark 24 1783 361 Sedel'nikov Markington  (flax) CFK
BR 1784 01 1784 148 I.Krutoi Brompton  (flax) JM
IDS 758 1784 148 Trudanov Lincolnshire  (flax) IGH
IDS 1807 1784 138 Tolstopyatov Ormskirk  (flax) CFK
IDS 661 1784 ?0 ------ Netherlands

(hemp)

AH
IDS 1386 1784 415

Aref'ev

Thames Foreshore

(hemp)

CFK

IDS 1703 1784 76

Mezinin

Whitehaven

(hemp)

CFK

IDS 543 1785 -- ??ota??nov East Anglia

(hemp)

LIW
IDS 172 1785 234 Antonov Warwickshire

(flax)

LIW

Br1785 01

1785

330

Tamilin

Brompton

(flax)

LIW
1785KH01 1785 52 Malinkoi Kinghorn

(flax)

ФK
WEH178505 1785 271 Lepshev Wass

(flax)

IGH
WEH178506 1785 271 Lepshev Wass

(flax)

IGH
IDS 1675 1785 358 Verevkin Cawood

(flax)

IGH
1786 Kno3 1786 355 Chelpanov Knaresborough

(flax)

CFK
1786 Kn04 1786 311 Savostin Knaresborough

(flax)

CFK
1786 Kn05 1786 432 Kuchin Knaresborough

(flax)

CFK

Br1786 01

1786

330

P'yarkov

Brompton

(flax)

I?

IDS 2350

1786

19

S.Zaitsov

Yorkshire

(flax)

CFK

IDS 672

1786

74

N.Vekdomolov

Northumberland

(flax)

DH
IDS852 1786 -- ------ St Helens

(hemp)

LIW
IDS 1210 1786 127

Lepshev

Wass

(hemp)

--

IDS 1215 1786 113 Ersha*VY* Scotland (flax)

IH

IDS 2475 1786 ?? Chugankov Tilstock, Shropshire (flax)

IH

IDS 2123 1786 425

Pirozhnikov

Shropshire

(flax)

--

IDS 460

1787

47

I.M.Selins

Wales

(flax)

ДH

IDS 504

1787

41

E.Pirozhnikov

Cheshire

(flax)

IH

Cum 178701

1787

25

A.Savostin

Penny Bridge

(flax)

IGH

IDS 495

1787

70

A.Babanov

------

(flax)

CFK

MM2006.5

1787

70

A.Babanov

Malton

(flax)

CFK

IDS 2457

1787

12

A.Shchipochev

Tilstock, Shropshire

(flax)

CFK

IDS 2476

1787

34

S.Timofeev

Tilstock, Shropshire

(flax)

IGH

IDS 2477

1787

34

S.Timofeev

Tilstock, Shropshire

(flax)

IGH

IDS 2458

1788

51

F.Nevedomov

Tilstock, Shropshire

(flax)

ДH

IDS 037

1788

37

P.Arekhov

Northern England

(flax)

CFK

Mark 10

1788

26

N.Babilov

Markington

(flax)

DH

IDS 1373 1788 7

A.Tamilin

Brampton, Cumbria

(flax)

ДH

IDS 1795

1789

75

F.Krasikov

Flintshire, Wales

(flax)

LIW
IDS 520 1790 66 S.Sinyakov ------

(flax)

DH
1791KH01 1791 66 S.Sinyakov Kinghorn

(flax)

ICZ
IDS 872 1791 39 V.Larionov ------

(flax)

CFK

Br1792 04

1792

39

V.Larionov

Brompton

(flax)

LIW

IDS 785

1792

140

A.Lotyshev

Thames Foreshore

(flax)

DH
IDS 1922 1792 24

A.Kuchin

UK

(flax)

DH

IDS 891 1793 29 T.Tomilin Coventry (flax) PIH

IDS 1533

1794

--

------

Mold, Wales

(flax)

LIW

IDS 982

1807

76

T.Babonin

Harrogate

(flax)

PF

1819AW62

1819

44

I.Nadezhin

Aked High

(flax)

MM

Br misc 01

----

--

-----

Brompton

(flax)

--
The following seals have both a bar and an anchor
CUP 155 1822 79 A.Dedovnikov NE Fife

(flax)

--
1826 AW04 1826 49 S.Erokhin Aked High (flax) PK
1826 103 1826 73 V.Kuchin Bentham (flax) PK
1826 115 1826 30 S.Gurov Bentham (flax) PK
1826 126 1826 35 T.Radin Bentham (flax) PK
1826 171 1826 6 P.Shcherbakov Bentham (flax) PK
1826 187 1826 30 S.Gurov Bentham (flax) PK
1826 194 1826 89 P.Dolets'kov Bentham (flax) PK
1826 218 1826 35 T.Radin Bentham (flax) PK
1826 238 1826 122 I.Kladukhin Bentham (flax) PK
1826 261 1826 30 S.Gurov Bentham (flax) PK
IDS 1911 1826 110 ?.P'yarkov York (flax) PK
               
1828 012 1828 96 A.Chernikov Bentham (flax) PK
               

 

 

The religious symbol 4 found on Cloth Seals also signifies Christianity

 

  The '4' (which can be back to front or upside down) actually has nothing to do with the Hindu-Arabic numeral 4 we are all familiar with today (as it appeared while the West was still using Roman numerals). The fact that it maps out the path the hand takes when making the sign of the cross is the simplest explanation. It appears to be rooted in Christianity, as the crescent anchor symbol is anchored in Jesus Christ ... and it's on a lot more than cloth seals as many different tradesmen used them. It was particularly popular with seafaring trades though none have yet been found on flax bale seals. (Courtesy Stuart F Elton)

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