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Types of Russian Flax, Hemp & Customs Tax Seals

 

 

     The purpose of this page.  There are several distinct types of Russian flax, hemp and tax seals. The following should give you an idea which is which however do not be fooled into thinking that you can identify them properly. If you have a seal the best way to get a proper identification is to post pictures front and back, and where found, onto the PeaceHavens Project website at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeaceHavensProject/

  Ged Dodd is the foremost authority on these seals and will identify them correctly. He has identified over 7,500 different Russian seals in the last few years. Please appreciate he has lots of enquiries and you may be in  a queue. But you will get the best identification possible.

 

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Archangel

1806 - 1900 +

Cross on Shield

18th - 19th Cent

Cross Keys

18th - 19th Cent

 

(ЛД=LD)

NP Flax

1754 - 1828

(ЛД=LD)

WK Flax

1754 - 1828

 

(ЛД=LD)

WU Flax

1754 - 1828

 

RH

Rein Hemp

1731 - 1748

(ПД=PD)

SPB Hemp

1740 - 1828

(ЛД=LD)

SPB Flax

1829 - 1860 

(ЛД=LD)

CПБ Flax

1829 - 1860

(ЛД=LD)

SPB 1831 Flax

1831 only

(ЛД=LD )

CПБ 1831 Flax

1831 only

(ПД=PD)

SPB Hemp

1829 - 1841

(ПД=PD)

CПБ Hemp

1829 - 1841

SPB,  CПБ

ПИЛПД Hemp

1829 - 1841

Numbers Only

Flax & Hemp

1747 - 1761

Paired Inspectors

Flax& Hemp
Early 19th Cent

T, Stars
& Symbols

1770 - 1792

 

Inland Traders
18th/19th Cent

 

River & Sea Port

late 18th cent

City Arms Tax

1762 - 1799

Symbol Dated

1803 - 1810

Empire Tax

19th/20th cent

 Hills & Wishaw

Vologda Region

1860's

Friendship

mid 18th cent

Pavlov Star

mid 18th cent

Circular Dated

(flax seed)

STPB Ardamazki

mid 18th cent

STPB Koroleff

mid 18th cent

Black Balsam

18th - 20th cent

 

Gostorg Agency
20th Cent

Fur Seals
19th - 20th Cent

Railway Seals
19th - 20th Cent

   

Ged's Rules
for Hemp Seals

There are more lesser used types of Russian seals