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Westhouse- Baltic State 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. Bentham 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 Westhouse Mill

  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.

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Balt

w02

quartered

+ shield with

-/-/-/- pellets

faint

letters

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w03

quartered

+ shield with

-/-/-/- pellets

faint

letters

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w19

quartered

+ shield with

4/4/4/4 pellets

??

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w11

quartered

+ shield with

?/?/-/- pellets

CM

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt
w26

quartered
+ shield with
?/?/-/- annulets

12K
CM

 Baltic States
 (Krown flax)

Balt

w15

quartered

+ shield with

5/5/5/5 pellets

CR

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt
w24

quartered
+ shield with
5/5/-/- annulets

CR
12K

 Baltic States
 (Krown flax)

Balt
w25

quartered
+ shield with
5/5/5/5 annulets

CR
12K

 Baltic States
 (Krown flax)

Balt
w27

Cross quartered
+ shield with
5/5/5/5 pellets

CR
12K

 Baltic States
 (Krown flax)

Balt

w01

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 annulets

GH
12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w04

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 annulets

GH
12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt
w05

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 annulets

GH
12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w08

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 pellets

12K
GH

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w12

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 pellets

12K
GH

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w16

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 annulets

12K

GH

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w17

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 annulets

12K

GH

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w18

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 annulets

12K

GH

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w21

quartered

+ shield with

1/1/1/1 annulets

GH

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt
w29

quartered
+ shield with
1/1/1/1 annulets

12K
GH

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w06

quartered

+ shield with

5/5/-/- pellets

IFH

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w10

quartered

+ shield with

5/5/-/- annulets

IFH

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w13

quartered

+ shield with

5/5/-/- annulets

IFH

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w22

quartered

+ shield with

5/5/-/- annulets

IFH

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w20

quartered

+ shield with

9/9/-/- pellets

I.G

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w07

quartered

+ shield with

9/9/-/- pellets

WLT

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w09

quartered

+ shield with

9/9/-/- pellets

WLT

12K

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w14

quartered

+ shield with

5/5/-/- annulets

12K

WLT

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w28

quartered

+ shield with

5/5/1/1/ pellets

12K

WLT

Baltic States
(Krown flax)

Balt

w23

quartered

+ shield with

-/-/4/5 annulets

WM

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.

 

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