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High Aked Mill - Crosslet Flax Seals

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The purpose of this page. There are many seals and lead tokens with crosses on them. The flax crosslet seal must have Grower/Owner/Agent initials on the reverse with 6, 9 or 12 to give the number of flax plants in the bale. Most seals have 6K, 9K, 12K with the K indicating high grade long fibre Krown quality flax. High Aked seals are all 12K, with the lower grade 6K usually being kept in Russia for home consumption. The pellets can sometimes be found as annulets (tiny rings).

 

Cross on Shield (Crosslet)

 Flax Bale Seals found at

 High Aked Mill and Whinny Hill

  Russian Crosslet Flax Bale Seals are from Baltic Port Cities of Riga, Reval (Tallinn), Pernau, Libau (Liepaja), Narva, Memel (Klaipedo), St Petersburg, Windau and others. These seals from the Baltic ports had shields quartered by a Nordic Cross + or its counterpart, the cross of Saint George. The cross split the shield into 4 quarters with a set number of pellets to designate the port and they could well be customs tax seals for that particular port. However the only known port pellet designation is 1/1/-/- for Narva, the others are as yet unknown. On the reverse of the seal are the initials of the Grower/Owner/Agent and the number of flax plants in the bale. The 12K means 12 high grade long strong filament Krown quality flax. Sometimes the solid pellets are annulets, tiny rings.

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Riga

AW01

quartered

+ shield with

3/3/3/3 pellets

12K

G.H.

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

*

Riga

AW02

quartered

+ shield with

9/9/-/- pellets

I G

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

*

Riga

AW03

quartered

+ shield with

9/9/-/- pellets

I G

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

*

Riga

AW04

quartered

+ shield with

9/9/-/- pellets

I G

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

*

Riga

AW05

quartered

+ shield with

9/9/-/- pellets

I G

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

*

Riga

AW06

quartered

+ shield with

9/9/-/- pellets

I G

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

*

The owner initials appear elsewhere with many other pellet variations than those shown

see http://www.peacehavens.co.uk/BSCROSS.htm for more details of Crosslet seals.

 

LINKS TO HIGH AKED / WHINNY HILL COLLECTION

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