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LINKS TO CITY CUSTOMS SEALS 1803 - 1810

 

LINKS TO RUSSIAN EMPIRE TAX SEALS

 

   This configuration is found on State Tax Seals which do not have the full picture of the Russian State Arms on the reverse of the seal. So when the reverse is blank the State Arms are shown as Ю and T is for TAMOЖHЯ (Tamozhnya) Customs

 

Russian State Arms Custom Tax Seals

1762 - 1799

Deciphering Russian State Arms Customs Tax Seals

obverse

Russian

State Arms

The easy ones have an impression of the Russian State Arms on the front. (On city customs seals this is the arms of the city, such as St Petersburg or Riga.)

The large state arms is often omitted ... replaced with and T indicating that the tax has been collected on behalf of the Russian State by a City Customs House.

obverse

1792 Ю(*)T
crimping tool

  The symbol* in the centre is the City Arms for the state arms of Russia. The letters around the  edge say CAHKT ПETEPБПOT which is  St Petersburg Port.

reverse

 

blank

 The reverse on these seals is always blank.  Some have symbols on the obverse with seal crimping tools being common, keys, fish, and stylised ship's hulls, hammer and more.

and a similar one for Riga

obverse

1792 Ю(*)T
crimping tool 

 The symbol* in the centre is the City Arms for the state arms of Russia . The letters around the  edge say PIЖOПOPTA which is Riga Port.  Reverse is blank

 

Russian State Arms City Custom Seals

M.И.OДHOДШEBCKAЯ  C  CЫHOBЬЯMИ =  M.I.ODNOUSHEVSKAYA  S  SYNOV'YAMI

 

 

  When the letter Ю

is rotated 90 degrees

to the right it is used

as a symbol to

 represent the

Russian State Seal

missing from the

other side of the

seal, now blank.

 

T

 is TAMOЖHЯ,

 ТАМОЖЕННАЯ

 (TAMOZEHNNAYA)

 = CUSTOMS

 

ST PETERSBURG

 

    TAMOЖHЯ,  TAMOZHNYA
CUSTOMS

- - - - - - -

 Seal Crimping

Tools on Seals

 

 

 

 

 

 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Some distorted seals

can be identified as

belonging to

St Petersburg

because they have

 a crown in the

middle of the date.

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OBVERSE  click thumbnail

REVERSE click thumbnail

BR
Cust
001

blank
Russian State
Riga
Customs Seal

PIЖOПOPTA
Riga Port
1781
Ю    T

IDS
637

blank
Russian State
Riga
Customs Seal

PIЖOПOPTA

Riga Port
17
82
Ю    T

IDS
342

blank
Russian State
Riga
Customs Seal

PI*ЖAПOPTA

Riga Port
1792
Ю    T

IDS
700

blank
Russian State
Riga (detail)
Customs Seal

PIЖAПOPTA

Riga Port
1787

Ю    T
(key)

IDS

339

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT
St Petersburg Port

1792  Ю T

IDS

340

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

САΗΚΤ(Ъ)

ПΕΤΕРЂУРΓ ПOT

St Petersburg Port

Ю 1762 T

IDS

391

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

1798   Ю T

IDS
397

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

17??  Ю T

IDS
771

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

1797  Ю T

Cr
091
Cromarty

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

1792   Ю T

Cr
080
Cromarty

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT
St Petersburg Port
1791   Ю T

IDS
1024

no photo

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПORT

St Petersburg Port 

 1770   Ю  eagle  T

IDS 1024 & IDS 1041 have a St Petersburg city eagle seal and a Ю Russian state seal

IDS
1041

blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

CAHKT ПETEPБПORT
St Petersburg Port   1770

Ю  eagle  TO

 IDS
1208

blank

(Russian State Customs Tax

Seal for St Petersburg)

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT

St Petersburg Port

17*91  Ю T
stylised ships hull

IDS
1272

blank (usually the

Russian State Eagle)

of St Petersburg

Customs Tax Seal

ПOPTCAHKTПETEPБУРГ
Port Saint Petersburg   1775
Ю  Eagle  T  = Customs Tax.

(Caduceus Trading Symbol)

IDS 1272 - The Caduceus is the winged staff of the messenger god Hermes who was the patron of trade & journeys. A suitable logo for a company shipping trade goods overseas. Many buildings in St Petersburg have a Caduceus on their facade.

IDS
1301

17*88

Ю (seal) Eagle Т (Tax)

ПОГРА ПОРТ РИЖСКОИ

(Riga Port Customs)

no photo

blank

State Arms

Tax Seal

(padlock)

IDS

1318

CAHKT ПETEPБПOT
St Petersburg Port
17*91   Ю arms T

 The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small Russian

State Arms Symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS

1471

ПОРТА PИЖСКОЙ
Riga Port
17*88   Ю Russian arms T
(padlock)

 The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small Russian

State Arms Symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS

1474

ПОРТА/САНКТ/ПТЕР/БУРГС
PORT SANKT PETERBURGS
17*82  Ю Russian Arms T

(padlock)

 The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small Russian

State Arms Symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS

1475

ПОРТАСАHKПEТЕРБУРГ
PORT SANKT PETERBURG
17*73   Ю Russian Arms T

 The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small Russian

State Arms Symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS

1476

*САHKTПEТЕРБУРГCKO.ПP
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*72   Ю Russian Arms T

Identified as St Petersburg because of the crown in the middle of the date.

IDS

1502

САHKT ПEТЕРБУРГ ПТ:
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*98  Ю Russian Arms T

(A symbol of a ship's hull or key)

The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small Russian

State Arms Symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS

1603

САHKTПEТЕРБУРГПOPТ:
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*70  Ю Russian Arms TO

usually a symbol below

The reverse usually has the double headed

Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

 Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small

Russian State Arms Symbol, and a TO is tax.

IDS

1691

САHKTПEТЕРБУРГПOPТ:
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*99  Ю Russian Arms T

* is a SPB crown

The reverse usually has the double headed

Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

 Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small

Russian State Arms Symbol, and a T is tax.

IDS
1808
ПОРТАСАHKПEТЕРБУРГCKOI
PORT SANKT PETERBURG
17*81   Ю Russian Arms T
The reverse usually has the double  headed Russian State Arms. This is blank and has a Ю symbol on the obverse to replace the Arms and a T for tax
IDS
1873
САHKПEТЕРБУРГC:ПОТ
SANKT PETERBURGS PORT
17*90   Ю Russian Arms T
(hammer symbol)
The reverse
is blank
IDS
1874
САHKПEТЕРБУРГСКОИПОPТ
SANKTPETERBURGSPORT
17*79   Ю Russian Arms T
(T-BAR symbol)
The reverse
is blank
IDS
1875
САHKПEТЕРБУРГ.ПP.Т
SANKTPETERBURGPORT
17*89   Ю Russian Arms T
(fish symbol)
The reverse
is blank

IDS

1881

(unreadable)/ СКОИПОРТ
ST.PETERBURG PORT

17*83  Ю Russian Arms T

* is a SPB crown

The reverse usually has the double headed

Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

 Ю symbol on the obverse ., a Russian

 State Arms Symbol, and a T for Tax.

IDS
1890

CAHKT ПETEPБУРГПPT
St Petersburg Port
1797   Ю T

 blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

(O symbol)

IDS
1925

CAHKT ПETEPБУРГ.ПP:T:
St Petersburg Port :Tax
17*97   Ю T

 blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

(O symbol)

IDS
1972

АРХАНГЕЛ ОГОРОД ПОРТ
(ARCHANGEL GARDEN PORT)
17*90   Ю T

(Hammer symbol)

 blank

Russian State

Archangel

Customs Seal

(hammer symbol)

   IDS 1972 - ОГОРОД (OGOROD) is a vegetable garden (Kolmororod was a name for the original city)

IDS

2152

(should read) ПОРТА/САНКТ/ПТЕР/БУРГС
PORT SANKT PETERBURGS

17*91  Ю Russian Arms T

The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small Russian

State Arms Symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS

2204

*САHKTПEТЕРБУРГCKOИПOPT
SANKT PETERBURG's PORT
17*81   Ю Russian Arms T

The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small Russian

State Arms Symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS

2238

17*84 (Riga)

Ю (seal) Eagle Т (Tax)

: РИЖСКОИ:ПОГРА:ПОРТ:TA

RIGA CUSTOMS PORT TAX

The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small symbolic

State Arms symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS
2276

CAHKTПETEPБУРГ.ПT
St Petersburg Port
17*85    Ю arms T

(Ship's Sail)

 blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

(Sail symbol)

IDS

2277

1774 / Ю (seal) Eagle Т (Tax)

CAHKTПETEPБУРГСКОЙ(????)

(belonging to ST PETERSBURG)

The reverse usually has the double headed

 Russian State Arms. When blank there is a

Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small symbolic

State Arms symbol, and a T for tax.

IDS
2280

АРХАНГЕЛ ОГОРОД ПОРТ
(ARCHANGEL GARDEN PORT)
17*80   Ю T

(Sail symbol)

 blank

Russian State

Archangel

Customs Seal


sail symbol

  IDS 2280 - ОГОРОД (OGOROD) is a vegetable garden (Kolmororod was a name for the original city.)

IDS
2291

17*88

Ю (seal) Eagle Т (Tax)

РИЖСКОИ ПОРТ

Riga Port Customs  (padlock)

State Arms

Tax Seal

(padlock)

IDS
2292

САНКТПЕТЕРБУРГС:ПОРТ

(SAINT PETERSBURG'S PORT)

Ю (seal) Eagle Т (Tax) 1782
belaying pin symbol

blank

 

IDS

2375

*САНКТЪ ПЕТЕРБУРГСКОЙ.ПОРТ
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*8?   Ю Russian Arms T

 The reverse usually has the double headed Russian State Arms. When blank there is a Ю symbol on the obverse ., a small Russian State Arms Symbol, and a T for tax.

 *St Petersburg seals have a crown (or orb) in the middle of the date ... sometimes badly carved blobs.

   17*72     .         The symbol is a ship's pulley block 

IDS

2376

*САНКТЪ ПЕТЕРБУРГСКОЙ.ПОРТ
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*81  Ю Russian Arms T

 The reverse usually has the double headed

Russian State Arms. When blank there is a Ю

 symbol on the obverse symbolising, a small

Russian State Arms Symbol, and a T for Tax.

IDS
2424

САHKПEТЕРБУРГПOPТ
SANKT PETERBURG PORT
17*91   Ю Russian Arms T
(key symbol)
The reverse
is blank

IDS
2577

1796 Ю (eagle) T
 TA*ПEPHOBCKOИ

(PERNOV CUSTOMS)
TA*=ТАМОЖЕННАЯ

  The reverse usually has the double headed

Russian State Arms. When blank there is a Ю symbol on the obverse symbolising, a small Russian State Arms, and a T for Tax

IDS
2608

CAHKT ПETEPБУРГ
St Petersburg
1785   Ю T

 blank

Russian State

St Petersburg

Customs Seal

(symbol)

         
         
 

IDS
1725

Blank but possible

faint double diamond

STPB
G C

1748 Г

  Г is usually

Neokladnyh Fees
on Alcohol but
here it is year

IDS
1726

Blank but possible

faint double diamond

STPB
G C

1749 Г

    Г is usually

Neokladnyh Fees
on Alcohol but
here it is year

IDS
2132

БЪЛГАРИH
(BULGARIAN)
Lion of Bulgaria

РУСЕНСЦИЯ МИТНИЦА

(RUSENSTSIYA MITENTSA)

 RUSSIAN CUSTOMS

         

IDS
1301

1788

Ю (seal) Eagle Т (Tax)

ПОІГРЕ ПОРТ РИЖСКОИ

no photo

probably Riga

Port Tax Seal

IDS
1089
  *ДН*ИВСКОИ.Т.
(*DN*IVSKOI.T.)   30
T= TAMOЖHЯ = Customs
 Lesser Arms of
Russian State
(1883-1917)
   Russian State Arms Custom Seal for Balsam

IDS

363

PИГской

:ПOPтовой

ТАМожни

СТЕМпель

BAЛЗAMHый

1788

RIGA

 

РИГской ПОРтовой ТАМожни СТЕМпель БАЛЗамный =

RIGA PORT CUSTOMS  C.STEMPEL BALSAM   1788

IDS

1187

* ... ІРТО:

ТАМОЖ:

БАЛЗАМЪ

blank, but

should have

a date here

Hungry Duck
near Moscow
bagseals.org

     IDS 1187 - * ... ІРТО:ТАМОЖ:БАЛЗАМЪ is (unknown city) Customs Tax paid Balsam

 

Copyright 2022 Ged Dodd

 aka PeaceHavens Project
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