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Russian State Arms Custom Tax Seals

This configuration is found on State Tax Seals which do not

 have a full picture of the Russian State Arms on the reverse.

So when the reverse is blank the State Arms are shown as Ю

and the T is for TAMOЖHЯ (TAMOZHNYA) CUSTOMS

 

Many of these seals have unreadable letters however one found by Ged Dodd on the 27th May 2015

 at West House Mill reads TA*ПEPHOHCKOИ* = TA.PERNONSKOI

ЮT also translates as quarterdeck, afterdeck and may refer to the position on the ship where the flax was stowed.

 Deciphering Russian State Arms Customs Tax Seals

obverse

Russian

State Arms

 The easy ones have an impression of the  Russian State Arms on the front.

 (On city customs seals this is the arms of the city, such as St Petersburg or Riga.)

reverse

BEPЖБ.

cross

1873

 Here the city is BEPЖБ.  an abbreviation  for VERZHB.(OLOV) which is modern  day VIRBALIO in Lithuania .. 1873.

 There are a variety of different crosses.

   Less common types associated with flax and hemp are ..

obverse

1806  ЮБT

 A large single letter or symbol has  on either side and this is a substitute for the missing State Arms Customs Logo where the reverse is blank..

The date is  (1806) with letters around the rim.

 reverse

 

blank

 The reverse on these seals is always blank. The letters around the rim of the obverse are T*ПEPHOHCKOИ where the T is for TAMOЖHЯ = Customs Tax, & the rest

 Pernonskoi is a company or city name.

 Variations on the above seals are numerous. - Letters and symbols for known dates
   
1803 eye 1804 bell 1805 A 1806 Б 1807 B 1808 Г 1809 Д 1810 E
               

 

Similar City State Customs Tax Seals have plus the city name.

obverse

1792 Ю(*)T
crimping tool

  The symbol* in the centre is the City Arms for St Petersburg. The letters around the  edge say CAHKT ПETEPБПOT which is  St Petersburg Port.

 Others are for Riga.

reverse

 

blank

 The reverse on these seals is always blank.  Some have symbols on the obverse with seal crimping tools being common, keys, fish, and stylised ship's hulls, and more.

 

About PeaceHavens - This database is an ongoing project involving the daily finding and identification of Russian Lead Flax, Hemp and Jute Bale Seals from the disused 18th/19th century Mills of the Industrial Revolution in the UK.   For many decades in the 18th & 19th centuries, Russia was by far the world's greatest exporter of these flax stems via Archangel, Baltic ports, St Petersburg, and Riga, and the UK was its major customer. Every bale of flax stems was fastened together with a lead seal by a quality control inspector. The discarded stems of the flax with seals still attached were prized as fertilizer by local farmers and were spread onto the land mixed with night soil manure.

 

 Russian State Arms Custom Seals  

 

All Seeing Eyes - What better symbol for the Tax Man?

 

 

symbol designation for 1803

 

  When the letter Ю  is rotated

90 degrees to the right it is

used as a symbol to represent

the Russian state seal.

 

T is

 TAMOЖHЯ, ТАМОЖЕННАЯ (TAMOZEHNNAYA) = CUSTOMS

 

 

 Bale Seals

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Custom seal with Eye
T.PERNONSKOI TYPE

 

- - - - - - - - -

RIGA

PIЖOПOPTA = RIZHOPORTA

RIGA PORT

- - - - - - - - -

 

ST PETERSBURG

 

    TAMOЖHЯ, TAMOZHNYA
CUSTOMS

- - - - - - -

   CAHKTПETEPБПOT =

  SANKT PETERB POT =

SAINT PETERSBURG PORT

 

  САΗΚΤ ПΕΤΕРЂУРΓ ПОΤ =

  SANKT PETERBURG POT =

  SAINT PETERSBURG PORT

--------------

Arms of State

M.И.OДHOДШEBCKAЯ  C  CЫHOBЬЯMИ
M.I.ODNOUSHEVSKAYA  S  SYNOV'YAMI

---------------

 

---------------

Russian Empire Warsaw 1878
---------------

 Seal Crimping Tools

on Custom Seals

 

 

 

 

 

 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Some distorted seals can

be identified as belonging

to St Petersburg because

they have a crown in the

middle of the date.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OBVERSE  click thumbnail

REVERSE click thumbnail

1803
wЮ1

1803 Ю (eye) T
 T*ПEPHOHCKOИ

(PERNONSKOI)
T*=ТАМОЖЕННАЯ

Blank

West House

IDS
791

1803 (eye)
С.ПЕТЕРБУРГ.Т
(ST.PETERSBURG.T)
T=ТАМОЖЕННАЯ (TAX)

Arms of

Russian

State

Baltic
States

  IDS 791 does not have a  ЮT symbol because of the State Arms shown on the reverse

IDS
801

1803 (eye)
С.ПЕТЕРБУРГ.Т
(ST.PETERSBURG.T)
T=ТАМОЖЕННАЯ (TAX)

blank

Ivanovo
Russia

IDS
1339

1803 (eye)
ГРОДНЕНСКОИ.Т
Grodno Region, Belarus

T*=ТАМОЖЕННАЯ

blank

Belarus

IDS
1340

1803 (eye)
С.ПЕТЕРБУРГ.Т
(ST.PETERSBURG.T)
T=ТАМОЖЕННАЯ (TAX)

blank

SPB

  IDS 791, 801, 1339, 1340  TAMOЖHЯ.,  ТАМОЖЕННАЯ  (TAMOZEHNNAYA) = Customs Tax

IDS
1530

1803 (eye)
С.ПЕТЕРБУРГ.Т
(ST.PETERSBURG.T)
T=ТАМОЖЕННАЯ (TAX)

blank

Customs Seal

IDS
1599

РИГСК.ТА.ОТ.ТО
1804
Ю bell T

usually blank

-

  РИГСК.ТА.ОТ.ТО  is  РИГСК (Riga) TAMOЖHЯ (Customs) OTPACЛЬ (Department) TOBAP

 (Goods). The bell is confirmation of 1804 (see http://www.peacehavens.co.uk/BSJUTE.htm)

 The symbol   is a substitute for the missing State Arms Customs Logo when the reverse is blank..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Б,B = Brack, (Quality Control), Д = ДЕСЯCK (Inspected), E = unknown


Kn01

1807

ЮБT

? И * T A

Blank

Knaresborough

 

 

 

 

 

 

1807
L01

1807

ЮBT

? И * T A

Blank

Little Patrick

1???

L01

1???

ЮБ O?И*TA

Blank

Little Patrick

IDS
799

TA*ПEPHOHCKOИ*
(TA.PERNONSKOI)
1806  ЮБT

Blank

Denmark

IDS

515

И ..   1807

ЮBT

? И * T A

Blank

Portable
Antiquities
Scheme

 

 

 

 

 

 

1807
wЮ1

1807
Ю
BT
? И * T A

Blank

West
House

1807
wЮ2

TA*ПEPHOHCKOИ*
(TA.PERNONSKOI)
1807   ЮBT

Blank

West
House

IDS
1042

1807
ЮBT

Blank

Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

1809

wЮ1

TA.ПEPH БCЮ

1809

Ю Д T

Blank

West
House

1809

wЮ2

TA.ПEPT ?БCЮ

1809

Ю Д T

Blank

West
House

1809

wЮ3

???БCЮ

1809

Ю Д T

Blank

West
House

1809

wЮ4

TA.??

1809

Ю Д T

Blank

West
House

1809

wЮ5

П????

1809

? Д T

Blank

West
House

1809
wЮ6

????A
1809
Ю Д T

Blank

West
House

 

 

 

 

 

 

1810
wЮ1

?BAB?  TA
1810
ЮET

Blank

West
House

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

KH01

Д (des

UNREADABLE  LETTERS

2"
COPTЪ
A

2nd

SORT

A  (flax)

 

 Д (D) is DESYATNIK a Quality Control Officer -  was selected by the brackers themselves who worked under their direct supervision to carry out the inspection and certify on their behalf the bundle to which the seal was fastened. Variations are  ДЕС, ДЕСЯCK, ДЕСЯТ, ДЕСЯТC, ДЕСЯТCK, ДЕСЯТH, ДЕСЯТHИKЪ, ДЕСЯТЬHИKЪ, ДeСЯЦK, ДЕСЯЦKO, ДЕСЯЦKOИ

 

IDS

1643

TA.ПEPT ?БЮ
1809
Ю Д T

no photo

Blank

1803 eye, 1804 bell,

1805 A, 1806 Б,

1807 B, 1808 Г,

1809 Д, 1810 E

           

 

  

Ю T  Russian State Arms - Custom Seals

 

M.И.OДHOДШEBCKAЯ  C  CЫHOBЬЯMИ
(M.I.ODNOUSHEVSKAYA  S  SYNOV'YAMI)

Arms of Russian State

 

#

OBVERSE  click thumbnail

REVERSE click thumbnail

BR
Cust
001

blank
Russian State
Riga
Customs Seal

PIЖOПOPTA
Riga Port
1781
Ю    T

IDS
637

blank
Russian State
Riga
Customs Seal

PIЖOПOPTA

Riga Port
17
82
Ю    T

IDS
342

blank
Russian State
Riga
Customs Seal

PI*ЖAПOPTA

Riga Port
1792
Ю    T

IDS
700

blank
Russian State
Riga (detail)
Customs Seal

PIЖAПOPTA

Riga Port
1787

Ю    T
(key)

         

 

 

 

 

 

IDS

339

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT
St Petersburg Port

1792  Ю T

 

 

 

 

 

IDS

340

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

САΗΚΤ(Ъ)

ПΕΤΕРЂУРΓ ПOT

St Petersburg Port

Ю 1762 T

         

IDS

391

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

1798   Ю T

 

 

 

 

 

IDS
397

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

17??  Ю T

 

 

 

 

 

IDS
771

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

1797  Ю T

         

Cr
091
Cromarty

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

1792   Ю T

Cr
080
Cromarty

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT
St Petersburg Port
1791   Ю T

IDS
1024

no photo

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПORT

St Petersburg Port 

 1770   Ю  eagle  T

IDS 1024 & IDS 1041 have a St Petersburg city eagle seal and a Ю Russian state seal

IDS
1041

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПORT
St Petersburg Port   1770

Ю  eagle  TO

 IDS
1208

blank

(Russian State Customs Tax

Seal for St Petersburg)

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

17*91  Ю T
stylised ships hull

IDS
1272

blank (usually the

Russian State Eagle)

of St Petersburg

Customs Tax Seal

ПORTCAHKTПETEPБУРГ
Port Saint Petersburg   1775
Ю  Eagle  T  = Customs Tax.

(Caduceus Trading Symbol)

IDS 1272 - The Caduceus is the winged staff of the messenger god Hermes who was the patron of trade & journeys. A suitable logo for a company shipping trade goods overseas. Many buildings in St Petersburg have a Caduceus on their facade.

IDS

1318

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT
St Petersburg Port
1791   Ю arms T

The reverse usually has the double headed Russian State Arms. When blank there is a Ю symbol on the obverse with a T for tax.

IDS

1471

ПОРТА PИЖСКОЙ
Riga Port
1788   Ю Russian arms T
(padlock)

The reverse usually has the double

headed Russian State Arms. When

blank there is a Ю symbol on the

  obverse and a T for tax.

IDS

1474

ПОРТА/СА НКТ/ПТЕР/БУРГС
PORT SA
NKT PETERBURGS
17*82  Ю Russian Arms T
(padlock)

The reverse usually has the double

 headed Russian State Arms. When

blank there is a Ю symbol on the

 obverse and a T for tax.

IDS

1475

ПОРТАСАHKПEТЕРБУРГ
PORT SANKT PETERBURG
17*73   Ю Russian Arms T

 The reverse usually has the double

 headed Russian State Arms. When

blank there is a Ю symbol on the

 obverse and a T for tax.

IDS

1476

*САHKTПEТЕРБУРГCKO.ПP
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*72   Ю Russian Arms T

Some seals can be identified as St Petersburg because they have a crown in the middle of the date.

IDS

1502

САHKT ПEТЕРБУРГ ПТ:
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*98  Ю Russian Arms T

(A symbol of a ship's hull or key)

The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small Russian

State Arms Symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS

1603

САHKTПEТЕРБУРГПOPТ:
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*70  Ю Russian Arms T
O

usually a symbol below

The reverse usually has the double headed

Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

 Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small

Russian State Arms Symbol, and a TO is tax.

IDS

1691

САHKTПEТЕРБУРГПOPТ:
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*99  Ю Russian Arms T

* is a SPB crown

The reverse usually has the double headed

Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

 Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small

Russian State Arms Symbol, and a T is tax.

 

Misc. Russian State Arms Custom Seals

#

OBVERSE  click thumbnail

REVERSE click thumbnail

Tax
01

TAMOЖHЯ
(TAMOZHNYA)
CUSTOMS

KИЖCK (KIZHSK)

+  1912

Tax
02

TAMOЖHЯ
(TAMOZHNYA)
CUSTOMS

BEPЖБOЛ (VERZHBOL.OV)

VIRBALIS, Lithuania + 1892

(also called Virballen)

Tax
03

TAMOЖHЯ
(TAMOZHNYA)
CUSTOMS

BAPШAБA (VARSHABA)

WARSAW   +  1892

Tax
04

State Arms Seal

TAYPOГ.  (TAUROGEN)
now Taurage in
Lithuania  1861

Tax
05

State Arms Seal

BEPЖБ. (VERZHB.OLOV)

VIRBALIS, Lithuania + 1873

(also called Wirballen)

Tax
06

State Arms Seal

BEPЖБ. (VERZHB.OLOV)

VIRBALIS Lithuania  + 1873

(also called Wirballen)

Tax
07

State Arms Seal

BEPЖБ. (VERZHB.OLOV)

VIRBALIS Lithuania + 1881

(also called Wirballen)

Tax
08

State Arms Seal
also IDS792

BAPШAБA (VARSHABA)

WARSAW  + 1878

Tax
09

ТАМОЖНЯ  110
(Customs tax post 110)
Russian Double headed Eagle

МОСКОВ (MOSCOW)
Orthodox Cross  1907

Tax
10

ТАМОЖНЯ  ...
(Customs tax)
Russian Double headed Eagle

+++ МОСКОВ +++  (MOSCOW)
Orthodox Cross  1
885

Tax
11

ТАМОЖНЯ  497
(Customs tax post 497)
Russian Double headed Eagle

+ МОСКОВ . (MOSCOW)
Orthodox Cross 1910

Tax
12

ТАМОЖНЯ  ...
(Customs tax)
Russian Double headed Eagle

+++ МОСКОВ +++ (MOSCOW)
Orthodox Cross 1
888

Tax
13

+ TAMOЖHЯ +
(TAMOZHNYA)
CUSTOMS

BAPШAB (VARSHAV)

WARSAW +   1887

Tax
14

Russian Double

Headed Eagle

МОСКОВ (MOSCOW)
Orthodox Cross 188
7

Tax
15

Russian Double

Headed Eagle

BAPШAB (VARSHAV)

WARSAW 1876

Tax
16

Russian Double

Headed Eagle

МОСКОИ (MOSCOW)

Star  1914

Tax
17

Russian Double

Headed Eagle

*С.ПЕТЕРБ.ПОРТ.Т

St Petersburg Port Tax

T = TAMOЖHЯ = Customs Tax

Tax
18

Russian Double

Headed Eagle

НАРВСК. 1
(NARVA 1)

Tax
19

Russian Double

Headed Eagle

ПЕРЕД. ПОСТА НАРВСКОЙ ТАМ. (PERED. POST NARVA CUSTOMS)

Tax
20

Russian Double

Headed Eagle

Г.У.З. и З.  (G.U.Z. & Z)
Found in Latvia

Tax
21

ТАМОЖНЯ
Russian Double

Headed Eagle

РИЖСК  (RIGA)
Orthodox Cross  1894

Tax
22

+ TAMOЖHЯ +
(TAMOZHNYA)
CUSTOMS

BAPШAB  1893

 (VARSHAV) WARSAW

Greek Orthodox Cross

Tax
23

Russian State Arms Seal

BEPЖБ. (VERZHB.OLOV)

VIRBALIS, Lithuania + 1883

(also called Wirballen)

Tax
24

ГЕРБ/ N8.Н

(GERB/ N8.H)

Г.У.Н.С.
(State Eagle Arms)
G.U.N.S.

Obverse:-  ГЕРБ is the GERBOBOE treasury, part of the management of NEOKLADNYH fees.

Rev:-  Г.У.Н.С - Главное Управление Неокладных Сборов. (Main Management of Neokladnyh fees.)

   The main management of non-okladnyh fees and barrel sale of pitej (Tax on Alcohol )1896-1919.
The Division of Non-okladnyh fees had been running excise fees with  grape, fruit, berry and raison wines, with tobacco, sugar, crews yeast, lighting oil oils and lighting matches, cigarette liners and sliced tissue paper (from1909), Tea (from 1916), and also in charge of art fees: Armorial works, passports (before their cancellation in 1897, other than duty from foreign ports) and other non-payment fees and duties; 1 Office of the former excise duty with salt and drinking arrears. The Division was located in the department of the Gerbovoe treasury, which carried out the reception, storage.

IDS
1725

Blank but possible

faint double diamond

STPB
G C

1748 Г

  Г is Neokladnyh Fees
on Alcohol and
other fancy goods

IDS
1726

Blank but possible

faint double diamond

STPB
G C

1749 Г

  Г is Neokladnyh Fees
on Alcohol and
other fancy goods

         
         

  

                    Market Day in Verzhbolov                            Verzhbolov Station connects to Memel on the Baltic Coast

         
         

IDS
1301

1788

Ю (seal) Eagle Т (Tax)

ПОІГРЕ ПОРТ РИЖСКОИ

no photo

probably Riga

Port Tax Seal

IDS
1089
  *ДН*ИВСКОИ.Т.
(*DN*IVSKOI.T.)   30
T= TAMOЖHЯ = Customs
 Lesser Arms of
Russian State
(1883-1917)

 

 

 

 

 

19th Century Riga State Arms Custom Seals

In Russian   РИЖСК  = Riga   TAMOЖHЯ = Customs Tax

For Riga Port 19th Century seals are in Russian

 & 20th Century seals are in Latvian

20th Century Riga State Arms Custom Seals

In Latvian   RIGAS MUITA is Riga Customs Tax Authority

 

Early 20th Century Warsaw State Arms Custom Seals

are in Russian   BAPШAB  = Warsaw      TAMOЖHЯ = Customs Tax

Our Project Member Jacek Staniszewski found these small seals South of Warsaw and

suggests they were used for packages of postal documents, because those used

for Rye/Flax/Hemp/Flour/Railway and Merchant seals are usually twice the size.

 

 
Russian City Tax Seals

 

 

         
   Russian State Arms Custom Seal for Balsam

IDS

363

PИГской

:ПOPтовой

ТАМожни

СТЕМпель

BAЛЗAMHый

1788

RIGA

 

IDS363 РИГской ПОРтовой ТАМожни СТЕМпель БАЛЗамный =

RIGA PORT CUSTOMS  C.STEMPEL BALSAM   1788

IDS

1187

* ... ІРТО:

ТАМОЖ:

БАЛЗАМЪ

blank, but

should have

a date here

Hungry Duck
near Moscow
bagseals.org

     IDS 1187 - * ... ІРТО:ТАМОЖ:БАЛЗАМЪ is (unknown city) Customs Tax paid Balsam

           
           
           
           
           

 

 

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