Bag & Cloth Seals Identified

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Hordfindend wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:13 am Here are the edge pictures. When I saw the slots, I thought they were the slot the seal cord went through.
Yep - you are correct, it is a bag seal but not one I recognise unfortunately.
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Pete E wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:58 am I was wondering if I could have an ID and any info on two bag seals I found the other week please?

The first seal
They are both Russian bale seals for flax or hemp. See here - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... 2_page=152

But the real expert on these is Ged Dodd. If you send them to his Peacehaven Project - http://www.peacehavens.co.uk/ He will give you chapter & verse on them!
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StuE wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:13 am They are both Russian bale seals for flax or hemp. See here - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... 2_page=152

But the real expert on these is Ged Dodd. If you send them to his Peacehaven Project - http://www.peacehavens.co.uk/ He will give you chapter & verse on them!
Cheers Stu, much appreciated!
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I have posted them there so we will see what Ged comes back with....
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StuE wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:06 am Yep - you are correct, it is a bag seal but not one I recognise unfortunately.
So maybe a local business, as yet unrecorded? This is in Yorkshire, multi period site. Would you suggest 16/17th century?
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Bag seals are late 1700's at the earliest. Hopefully some one will come up with a match in the future - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... emId=39892
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StuE wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:45 am Hello, I am interested in helping to identify cloth and bag seals - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1952
Feel free to browse over three and a half thousand seals here - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php no need to log in and using the 'Search the Gallery' box, top left can help you narrow down the seal you are looking for.
Hey, that's most excellent Stu - I was able to search your Gallery, and immediately see the B/S I found yesterday, in a Ploughed Cheshire field! Excellent resource thanks - and I'll post a pic of the little thing here at some point if you like...

Ttfn and thanks again, Bobby :clapping:
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StuE wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:13 am They are both Russian bale seals for flax or hemp. See here - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... 2_page=152 :thumbsup:

But the real expert on these is Ged Dodd. If you send them to his Peacehaven Project - http://www.peacehavens.co.uk/ He will give you chapter & verse on them!
Thank you for that link Stu, another great one to add to the research links library :thumbsup:
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Hi there. I’m new here and only second post, so hoping I’m posting in the right place. I visited the bagseals page and did a search for something similar to the one I found yesterday and no luck. I wondered if anyone has seen anything like this one and could help with the history? I can’t quite work out the lettering at the top but the “ARK” lettering is quite clear. Thank you 😊
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Can't really help with an ID, but I suspect that "...ARK" is missing a letter before it...I want to say I can see the remains of a "P" but that may just be my imagination....
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daviskites wrote: Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:41 am Hi there. I’m new here and only second post, so hoping I’m posting in the right place. I visited the bagseals page and did a search for something similar to the one I found yesterday and no luck. I wondered if anyone has seen anything like this one and could help with the history? I can’t quite work out the lettering at the top but the “ARK” lettering is quite clear. Thank you 😊
You are right - it's not on the Gallery and so, unfortunately, I can't help you with it but there is surely enough there to match it if another is found with more letters on it.
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A rather large lead seal at 36mm wide. It has 'T.R & S.Ltd' on both sides around a six pointed design. The slot through it is 25mm wide. Any ID help appreciated.
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Easylife wrote: Tue Feb 07, 2023 1:00 pm A rather large lead seal at 36mm wide. It has 'T.R & S.Ltd' on both sides around a six pointed design. The slot through it is 25mm wide. Any ID help appreciated.
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That is a cracker of a bag seal :thumbsup:

I would guess that the "& S" might be "and son(s)", so tried that in the search on the bagseal gallery and could not find a match of this one with the 224 results it returned. Any local firms it might fit in with??

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Saffron wrote: Tue Feb 07, 2023 11:18 pm That is a cracker of a bag seal :thumbsup:

I would guess that the "& S" might be "and son(s)", so tried that in the search on the bagseal gallery and could not find a match of this one with the 224 results it returned. Any local firms it might fit in with??

Evan
Mr Google failed me and just gave a hint at Dutch pottery, or something about lenses, though again in Dutch! Gee, It is quite clear enough so how can it be so difficult! :pulling hair out: None of my bag seals have ever been local, but fair to guess that 'Ltd' is a UK business. Though '& Sons' certainly adds more possibilities. :thumbsup:
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