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Riga Crossed Keys Tax Flax Seals

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  Riga obtains its flax chiefly from White Russia and Marienburg in Livonia. Riga flax seems to deserve the preference of any imported from the Baltic. It is the growth of the provinces of Marienburg, Druania, Thiesenhausen and Lithuania. The best Marienburg is called simply Marienburg M or Marienburg Clean. The second quality cut GM and the third Risten Dreyband RD. Of the three other provinces the first quality bears the name of Rakitzer as Druania Rakitzer DR, Thiesenhausen Rakitzer TR. and Lithuania Rakitzer LR. The cut flax of these three provinces is the second quality and to the third quality belong the Badstub and Cut B and BG, the paternoster PN, and Hafs Three Band HD. Badstub and Paternoster is the refuse of the Rakitzer flax and the Three Band. The refuse of the former sorts and consequently very ordinary.

  These seals were found mainly on the continent of Europe.

   Riga Customs Tax and alternative letter graded Flax Seals

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IDS

105

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Crossed Keys

T  W

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Riga
Customs Tax Seal
T = ТАМОЖЕНЯ

 

    probably all tax seals
  IDS 105 Surju, Estonia
  IDS 219 Pernau, Latvia
  IDS 818 Aalborg, Denmark
  IDS 896 Svenstrup, Denmark

  IDS 925 Easingwold, Yorkshire
  IDS 1101 Aalborg, Denmark

  IDS 1457 Dundee, Scotland

  IDS 2158 Ribejorder, Denmark

  IDS 2178 Crewkerne, Somerset

  IDS 2221 Durham

  IDS 1345 Southern Finland

 

  F = FEIN, fine

  H = HEAD (bunch),  

    HEIDE (low quality tow grade),

    HELL, HEEL (light yellow)

    or HEMP.

  K = KRON = Krown grade.

  T = ТАМОЖЕНЯ = Customs Tax

  W = Wrack, Bracked Flax or

          Wilma Krown grade.

 

IDS

219

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Crossed Keys

T  W

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Riga
Customs Tax Seal
T = ТАМОЖЕНЯ

IDS
818

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crossed keys
W T W
? Riga
Customs Tax Seal
T = ТАМОЖЕНЯ

IDS
896

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crossed keys
W T W
? Riga
Customs Tax Seal
T = ТАМОЖЕНЯ

IDS
925

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Crossed Keys
F

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Riga

IDS
1101

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T crossed keys K
no grade number

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Riga
Customs Tax Seal
T = ТАМОЖЕНЯ

IDS

1457

(+ cross)

W Crossed Keys T
no grade number

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Riga
Customs Tax Seal
T = ТАМОЖЕНЯ

IDS

2158

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T Crossed Keys K
no grade number

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Riga
Customs Tax Seal
T = ТАМОЖЕНЯ

IDS
2178

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Crossed Keys
F    H

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True Riga
letter graded
(Fein Heide)
Fine Tow

IDS
2221

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Crossed Keys
F    H

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True Riga
letter graded
(Fein Heide)
Fine Tow

IDS
2345

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Crossed Keys
T (Tax)  K (Krown)

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Riga
(Krown flax)
           

 

   Riga Seals - probably Merchant or Balsam

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IDS

1320

R I G A

Crossed Keys

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Riga

 

IDS

2030

R I G A

Crossed Keys

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Riga

 
             
             
             

 

 

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