Bag & Cloth Seals Identified

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StuE wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:58 am The French also used the cornucopia as a trade mark for guano - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... emId=22018 - I think it must have originated from the Peruvian coat of arms - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... emId=37838
Very many thanks for that Stu, fascinating background as always.

I knew that guano was a major Peruvian export in the past, but never realised exactly how big and what a part it played in the countries development until reading that second link which included all the financial dealings relating to it.

Its the research into bag seals and the history, some times world wide but some local, that makes me prefer them to coins. Likewise with tokens, especially where you can connect them to a local enterprise. Admittedly having said that should I ever find a gold coin I think I might keep it rather than throw it away.

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Hello guys.

Can anyone tell me anything about this lead bag seal please?

It has the word 'Smith' written on it. That is all I can make out.

It doesn't strike me as being too old.

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Always show both sides even if blank - you need all the help you can get when the seal is not in your hand! Maybe this one - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... emId=22756 ??
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Not sure if you can recognise this one Stu,with it being incomplete,it’s one I found a few weeks back. It’s got an interesting design of a figure with sheep? So maybe woollen cloth seal? Malmesbury wilts on the other side and what looks like Stephen Petti?er & sons? around the edge
What sort of date would it be?
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Well a bit of Googling revealed this info. Seems they were manufacturing sheep medicine! The logo top left is the same as on the seal
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Belated thanks for this resource!
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mattjb wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:14 pm Well a bit of Googling revealed this info. Seems they were manufacturing sheep medicine! The logo top left is the same as on the seal
Beautiful seal - nicest one I’ve seen in ages!
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Is it a bag seal or one of their 'Clincher stud ear marking tablets' ?
https://www.google.com/search?q=stephen ... 7bZqIfzt_M
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Great find - I should take my time more often and let you do all the research for me ! :D
http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... emId=39300
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Easylife wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:32 pm Is it a bag seal or one of their 'Clincher stud ear marking tablets' ?
https://www.google.com/search?q=stephen ... 7bZqIfzt_M
Pretty sure this is a seal but it would be great to find one of the ear studs. Keep your eye's out for one :thumbsup:
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StuE wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:08 pm Great find - I should take my time more often and let you do all the research for me ! :D
http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... emId=39300
I'll have to find one that makes you work next time! I've only found a few and the rest are in poor condition sadly
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StuE wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:08 pm Great find - I should take my time more often and let you do all the research for me ! :D
http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... emId=39300
It was found in the county of Bath and North East Somerset if you want to add that info to your database Stu. :thumbsup:
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Hi guys

Is this even a bag seal??

My instinct says no, but there is something niggling away at me that says it could be...

Your thoughts would be valued 👍
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Well if it is I can't identify it! Sorry - thanks for showing it
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TheCodnorDetectorist wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:59 pm Hi guys

Is this even a bag seal??

My instinct says no, but there is something niggling away at me that says it could be...

Your thoughts would be valued 👍
Give it a good clean, and try proding what looks like the holes with a cocktail stick to confirm if they are or not - do not worry you can not damage something like that!.

My tentative gut feeling is that it could be the leade seal was used to secure electric and gas meters.

Evan
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