** Because we have not physically seen the seals from "Museums & Other Sites" we can not vouch for their 100% accuracy.

The soft lead letters are easily distorted which makes the Cyrillic alphabet very difficult to read and mistakes are common.

 

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Russian Flax/Hemp Bale Seals

 

Russian Flax Bale Seals

Paired Inspector Seals

 Deciphering Paired Inspector Seals - early 19th Century

   These inspectors worked in pairs when assessing the quality of the flax or hemp. It is said

 they were paired by drawing lots. Personally I think these could well have been experienced

 managers with apprentices. Most paired seals do not have dates or ports of inspection but

 some of the junior inspectors went on to have their own SPB flax seals so these seals were

 more than likely after 1829 when the system changed (and are like ПИЛПД = PiLPD seals)

 ЛПC (Flax Dockside Senior inspector),  ППC (Hemp Dockside Senior inspector)

 ЛП (Flax Dockside {Port} inspector) or ПП (Hemp Dockside {Port} inspector)

 

ND

002/3/4
Bentham

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2 (flax)

ЛП = LP
B.COMPEKOB
V.SOMREKOV)
H2 (flax)

Cr

002

Cromarty

ППC = PPS

H.ГAVAЛГИHЬ

(N.GAVALGIN)

H.2. (hemp)

ПП = PP

HABATOBЪ

(NAVATOV)

H 2. (hemp)

 

 A Paired Company seal of Fedosei Damatskoi with Hills and Wishaw  - 1847

IDS
6
82

AB ДAMAЦKOИ
1847  CПБ 
ФEДOCEИ

HILLS &
II
WISHAW

 

Scans of Lead Flax/Hemp Bale Seals with Paired Inspectors

 

  Found at Bentham Mills

#

OBVERSE  click thumbnail

REVERSE click thumbnail

Notes

ND

002

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2  (flax)

ЛП = LP

B.COMPEKOB

(V.SOMREKOV)

H2  (flax)

 

 

 

 

 

ND

003

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2  (flax)

ЛП = LP

B.COMPEKOB

(V.SOMREKOV)

H2  (flax)

ND

004

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2  (flax)

ЛП = LP

B.COMPEKOB

(V.SOMREKOV)

H2  (flax)

ND

005

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2  (flax)

ЛП = LP

B.COMPEKOB

(V.SOMREKOV)

H2 (flax)

ND

006

ППC = PPS

blank

(hemp)

ПП = PP

Д.КУДРЯЕВ

(D.KUDRYAEV)

H2 (hemp)

         

 

  Found at Folly Gill Mills

#

OBVERSE  click thumbnail

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Notes

Man

FG01

KУДEЛЬ

1"COPT (1st Sort)

BOЛOГДA

I.I.

ХИЛЛCЪ

И BИШAУ

1862 П

an independent seal for

ХИЛЛCЪ ИBИШAУ

(HILLS & WISHAW)

after moving to Vologda

 

  Ident Service for Private Sources

#

OBVERSE  click thumbnail

REVERSE click thumbnail

Notes

IDS

284

ППC = PPS

?.TЮPИHЪ

 (?.TYURIN)

H1 (hemp)

ПП = PP

M.ПЯTIШEH

 (M.PYATISHEN)

H1 (hemp)

 

IDS

241

ППC = PPS

B.TЮPИHЬ

 (V.TYURIN)

H3 (hemp)

ПП = PP

A.УЛAHOBЬ

 (A.ULANOV)

H3 (hemp)

IDS

140

ППC   (ЦЦC)

?.ГAVAЛГИHЬ

(?.GAVALGIN)

H.1 (hemp)

ПП

T.HУPAKOBA

(T.NURAKOVA)

H:1 (hemp) (female)

Cr

002

Cromarty

ППC

H.ГAVAЛГИHЬ

(N.GAVALGIN)

H.2. (hemp)

ПП

HABATOBЪ

(NAVATOV)

H 2. (hemp)

IDS
808
ППC

И.APAФЬEBЬ

(I.ARAF'EV)

H.1. (hemp)

ПП

Р.ПУЗЫРЕВЬ

(R.PUZYREV)

H 1 (hemp)

         

 

  Ident Service for BagSeals.Org

#

OBVERSE  click thumbnail

REVERSE click thumbnail

Notes

IDS

81

ППC = PPC

B.TЮPИHЬ

 (V.TYURIN)

H1 (hemp)

ПП = PP

Ф.ЛAPИOHOBЬ

 (F.LARIONOV)

N1 (hemp)

 

 

 

 

IDS

350

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2  (flax)

ЛП

E.CAФPOHOBЬ

(E.SAFRONOV)

H2  (flax)

IDS
1099

ППС = PPS
Е.БУДНИКОВ
(E.BUDNIKOV)
H1 (hemp)

ПП = PP
Н.ГАВАЛГИН
(N.GAVALGIN)
H1 (hemp)
         
           

  Paired seals for AB Damatskoi with Hills and Whishaw

#

OBVERSE  click thumbnail

REVERSE click thumbnail

Notes

IDS
6
82

AB ДAMAЦKOИ
1847  CПБ 
ФEДOCEИ

HILLS &
II
WISHAW

NE Fife Museums
67 CUPMS:

1999.62.50

  IDS 682   AB Damatskoi ... 1847 ... SPB ... Fedosei        paired with       II  Hills and Wishaw

IDS
6
83

AB ДAMAЦKOИ
1847  CПБ 
ФEДOCEИ

HILLS &
II
WISHAW

Perth Museum
9 PERMG:

1992.142.1

  IDS 683   AB Damatskoi ... 1847 ... SPB ... Fedosei        paired with       II  Hills and Wishaw

 
IDS
684
AБ ДAMAЦKOИ
1846  CПБ 
ФEДOCEИ
Ho2
_,_

O.9.П
2nd
grade
(flax)
Kirkcaldy Museum
17 KIRMG: 2006.207

  IDS684  ..  O.9.П is possibly OTБOPHЬII  9 . grade or Selected 9 bundle 

#

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Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Lead Flax Bale Seals with Paired Inspectors

Name of Inspector

Post

No

Bentham

Mill

West House

Little

Patrick

Aked

High

Folly

Gill

Museums and

other sites

Ident

JS

 Gavalgin.- (hemp)

#1

see Nurakova

-----

-----

-----

Colchester TH & MD

IDS140

ППC

 Nurakova.T (hemp)

#1

See Gavalgin.-

-----

-----

-----

Colchester TH & MD

IDS140

ПП

 Gavalgin.N (hemp)

#1

see Budnikov.E

-----

-----

-----

Essex

IDS1099

ПП

 Budnikov.E (hemp)

#1

see Gavalgin.N

-----

-----

-----

Essex

IDS1099

ППC

 Budnikov.E (hemp)

#1

see Novotortsov

-----

-----

-----

Falkirk 17 FALKM: 2003.3.3

-----

ППC

 Novotortsov (hemp)

#1

see Budnikov.E

-----

-----

-----

Falkirk 17 FALKM: 2003.3.3

-----

ПП

 Karelev.O (hemp)

#1

See Valin.K

-----

-----

-----

Bristol 2 BRSMG: O 1749

-----

ППC

 Valin.K (hemp)

#1

See Karelev.O

-----

-----

-----

Bristol 2 BRSMG: O 1749

-----

ПП

 Tyurin (hemp)

#1

See Pyatishen.M

-----

-----

-----

RelicHuntingScotland

IDS284

ППC

 Pyatishen.M (hemp)

#1

See Tyurin

-----

-----

-----

RelicHuntingScotland

IDS284

ПП

 Tyurin.R (flax)

#1

See Larionov.F

-----

-----

-----

Private 229 PMn 01

-----

ЛПC

 Larionov.F (hemp)

#1

See Tyurin.R

-----

-----

-----

Private 229 PMn 01

-----

ПП

 Tyurin.V (hemp)

#1

See Larionov.F

-----

-----

-----

BagSeals.org

IDS81

ППC

 Larionov.F (hemp)

#1

See Tyurin.V

-----

-----

-----

Bagseals.org

IDS81

ПП

 Tyurin.V (flax)

#1

See Piskarev.A

-----

-----

-----

Private 217 JM 04

-----

ЛПC

 Piskarev.A (hemp)

#1

See Tyurin.V

-----

-----

-----

Private 217 JM 04

-----

ПIП

 Puzyraev.I (hemp)

#1

see below

-----

-----

-----

9 MoL: 2006.7/1

-----

ПП

  ???? #1 see above

-----

-----

-----

9 MoL: 2006.7/1

-----

--C

 Puzyrev.R (hemp)

#1

see Aref'ev.I

-----

-----

-----

Sheffield

IDS808

ПП

 Aref'ev.I (hemp) #1 see Puzyrev.R

-----

-----

-----

Sheffield

IDS808

ППC

 Damanov.B (hemp)

#1

see below

-----

-----

-----

97 CRMCH: 2002.004.04

-----

ПП

 ????

#1

see above

-----

-----

-----

97 CRMCH: 2002.004.04

-----

--

                 
 

 Balobanov.P (flax)

#2

ND002
ND003
ND004
ND005

See Somrekov.V

 

-----

-----

ЛПC

 Somrekov.V (flax)

#2

ND002
ND003
ND004
ND005

See Balobanov.P

 

-----

-----

ЛП

 Balobanov.P (flax)

#2

See Pogankin

-----

-----

-----

1 KGGM: DBK. 808d. vi

-----

ЛПC

 Pogankin (flax)

#2

see Balovanov.P

-----

-----

-----

1 KGGM: DBK. 808d. vi

-----

ЛП

 Balobanov.P (flax)

#2

see Safronov.E

-----

-----

-----

BagSeals.org

IDS350

ЛПC

 Safronov.E (flax)

#2

see Balovanov.P

-----

-----

-----

BagSeals.org

IDS350

ЛП

 Gavalgin.N (hemp)

#2

see Navatov

-----

-----

Cr002

Cromarty 2 CRMCH: 1990.3.2

-----

ППC

 Navatov (hemp)

#2

see Gavalgin.N

-----

-----

Cr002

Cromarty 2 CRMCH: 1990.3.2

-----

ПП

                 
  blank #2 ND006             ППC

 Kudryaev.D (hemp)

#2

ND006

 paired inspector hemp seal - the obverse is blank

-----

-----

ПП

                 
 

 Balobanov.P (flax)

#3

see Pogankin.A

-----

-----

-----

NE Fife 196 CUPMS: 1999.55.27

IDS675

ЛПC

 Pogankin.A (flax)

#3

see Balovanov.P

-----

-----

-----

NE Fife 196 CUPMS: 1999.55.27

IDS675

ЛП

 BD-kkov(????)

#3

see Sedov

-----

-----

-----

Cromarty 106 CRMCH: 2002.012.4

-----

Ш

 Sedov (hemp)

#3

see BD-kkov

-----

-----

-----

Cromarty 106 CRMCH: 2002.012.4

-----

ПП

 Tyurin.V (hemp)

#3

See Ulanov.A

-----

-----

-----

Private 240 DMP 06
-----

-----
IDS241

?IП
ППC

 Ulanov.A (hemp)

#3

See Tyurin.V

-----

-----

-----

Private 240 DMP 06
-----

-----
IDS241

ПHO
ПП

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ulanov.A (hemp)

#?

See Ulanov.?

-----

-----

-----

Falkirk 5 FALKM: 1999.4.31

-----

ПП

 Ulanov.? (hemp)

#?

See Ulanov.A

-----

-----

-----

Falkirk 5 FALKM: 1999.4.31

-----

Л-П

                 
   Seals where I have a photo scan carry the inspector initials  ... ПП, ППC  (hemp) or ЛП, ЛПC (flax)
   Initials from unconfirmed sources such as ПHO, ПIП, ?IП, Ш may well be distorted letters or typos.
 

 Kaltushkin.Petr

 In 1844 a major producer Fedor Vanyukov complained his product did not reach the required standard when  bracked by this pair of inspectors. This complaint was counter signed by Senior Brackers (brakovshchiki) Leontii  Zimin, Franz Kaul and the Senior Desyatnik Pavel Shatunov.  Also SPB Codilla Brackers members.

 Shustov.Rodion

 

  Damatskoi with Hills and Wishaw
 Damatskoi.Fedos'ei -- see Hills and Wishaw        NE Fife 67 CUPMS: 1999.52.50 IDS682 1847
 Hills and Wishaw -- see Damatskoi.Fedos'ei        NE Fife 67 CUPMS: 1999.52.50 IDS682 1847
 Damatskoi.Fedos'ei -- see Hills and Wishaw       Perth 9 PERMG: 1992.142.1 IDS683 1847
 Hills and Wishaw -- see Damatskoi.Fedos'ei       Perth 9 PERMG: 1992.142.1 IDS683 1847
                 
 

 

From "The Commerce of St Petersburg" by CI Borissow in 1818

 

Petersburg procures its best flax from Novogorod* and Pskove ..

Riga procures from White Russia and Marienburg in Livonia ..

 

Flax is divided into three sorts

1st sort or 12 heads (Novogorods*)

 2nd sort or 9 heads (Novogorods*)

3rd sort or 6 heads (Novogorods*)

 

These there are two other kinds of flax called Wasnikow and Carelia

which are superior in quality to the twelve heads Novogorods*

 

The terms 12, 9 and 6 heads are derived from the manner of binding and the

quality may be distinguished by the number of heads in a bobbin (bale) of flax.

 

 Every bobbin consists according to its quality of 12, 9 or 6 parts which are bound

together in such a way that each part can be distinguished at the top of the bobbin.

 

A 12 head bobbin (bale) of flax weighs from 3 to 3.5 poods, (107 - 124 lbs)

with a 9 head bobbin (bale) weighing from 2 to 2.5 poods, (71 - 89 lbs)

 and with 6 head bale proportionally less.  (63 poods make an English ton).

 

The exportation of 6 heads is quite low with most being for home consumption.

 

Paired Inspectors and Merchants on the Quayside at Riga Harbour.

 

 The annual exportation of flax from the port of St Petersburg amounts to about

600,000 poods (952 tons) the greatest part of which is shipped in English boats.
 
 The trade in flax at Riga is more than at St Petersburg and as particular attention

 is paid to selecting cleaning etc. the quality of Riga flax is proportionally superior.

 

The quality of flax is likewise distinguished by its colour. The silver coloured is the

 best and that of Wasnikow and Carelia are remarkable for their shining whiteness.

 
Good flax should be long soft smooth clean and free from spills. The refuse which

 falls off after hackling or cleaning the flax is called flax codilla which is made up

in bundles of one pood each which are then shipped in large bundles of thirty.

 

 60 poods of flax and 40 poods of flax codilla make a "last" in St Petersburg.

 

The greater part of the Russian flax goes to England and Scotland.

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