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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-.html Cloth Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/cloth-seal-57998.html Fri, 10 May 2024 10:45:20 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Cloth Seal  
Description: A complete rectangular cloth seal of the early post-medieval period. The front of the seal has two lines of Roman numerals, the upper line reading +VIII and the lower line reading XVIIII. Both lines are are likely to refer to the length and/or weight of the cloth. The connecting strip and rove disc survive intact and the latter is still attached to the rivet on the back of the seal.

Cloth seals were used for quality control and taxation purposes from the 14th to the 19th century.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Cloth Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/cloth-seal-57966.html Tue, 23 Apr 2024 16:03:48 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Cloth Seal  
Description: A lead cloth seal of the 16th to mid 17th century. The seal bears the letter ’A’ and the pinecone heraldic badge of the southern German city of Augsburg.

Augsburg was known for its production of 'fustian', a mixed linen-warp/cotton-weft fabric, which could be made with a silky finish and used as a substitute for velvet.

Cloth seals were used for quality control and taxation purposes from the 14th to the 19th century.

See also UKDFD 697.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Lead Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/lead-seal-57819.html Mon, 22 Jan 2024 20:27:37 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Lead Seal  
Description: A square lead seal of flattened tubular form, stamped on one side with a crown over the number 63, probably a verification mark applied by an official authority. The purpose of the seal is uncertain, but it is either a capacity seal or a tubular bag seal.

Capacity seals were attached to the handles of drinking vessels to indicate that they met the official standard (e.g. Bagseal Gallery BSG.OS.00027 and PAS: LIN-4DDD52). Capacity seals would necessarily have to be made from sheet in order to enable them to be wrapped around the vessel handle.

Tubular bag seals were attached to bags or sacks that were tied (and sometimes labelled) at the neck. The two ends of the string were threaded through the hollow seal, which was then crimped with a pair of special pliers. They have been used by the Post Office, suppliers of animal feed, cement manufacturers, etc. (e.g. UKDFD 38065UKDFD 49892 and UKDFD 39677). Seals of this type were usually made from extruded tube.

Unfortunately, it is unclear from the images whether the present seal was made from sheet or extruded tube.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Bag Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/bag-seal-50063.html Sun, 03 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Bag Seal  
Description: A lead flour bag seal of the Tadcaster millers, J A Ingleby. One side is inscribed J A INGLEBY TADCASTER ROLLER MILLS. The other is inscribed SWAN WHITE FLOUR, and has the number 2 at the centre.

Joseph Rank wrote of this mill: "I think it was about the year 1883 that I saw the first roller mill, when I went with a friend to Messrs. Ingleby's Mill at Tadcaster, which mill had started to grind on the roller system. I saw at once there the great advantage to be gained by grinding with steel rollers in preference to millstones. Although at that time the mill was not automatic, and they had to move the products about in sacks, the flour was in every way better."
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Bag Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/bag-seal-50348.html Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Bag Seal  
Description: A lead seal of the 'bulla' type from a flour bag of the North Shore Mill Company of Liverpool. One side depicts the liver bird emblem of Liverpool and bears the inscription NORTH SHORE [MILLS] LIVERPOOL. The other side is stamped with the inscription P over TIE.

The North Shore Mill Company was incorporated on 20 October 1857 and was in continuous operation until well into the 20th century. The January 1899 edition of the Liverpool Mercury records the death on January 3 of a James Seddon, aged 61, who had worked at the company for 41 years, so almost since it was established. Thirty years later a commercial publication of 1929 writes: The flour mills of the North Shore Mill Co., Ltd., are among the largest in Liverpool and they are served by a direct railway siding, by canal and by road vehicles. Situated in Boundary Street, about half a mile from the nearest docks, the mills 'are within a few minutes' travelling distance of the dock granaries. The meaning of the second side inscription is uncertain, but a second example recorded on The Bagseal Gallery differs only in having 'L' rather than 'P' above TIE.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Bag Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/bag-seal-52041.html Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Bag Seal  
Description: A lead sumac seal of I & V V of Palermo, Sicily. One side of the seal depicts a sprig with two leaves and two flowers, and has the inscription 'I & V V PALERMO'. The other side depicts a similar sprig, but with two leaves and three flowers, and it has the inscription 'STEAM GROUND'. Sumac is a flowering shrub or small tree with compound leaves and reddish hairy fruits in conical clusters. The leaves were used in the leather-tanning process and for dyeing fabrics. The names of many Sicilian sumac producers are documented in a report detailing an investigation into adulteration of the product, carried out by F P Veitch at the beginning of the twentieth century. The name 'I & V V' doesn't occur, but 'V Vitrano' is mentioned in several places, and is possibly the same producer working prior to the addition of a relative's or partner's name.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Cloth Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/cloth-seal-52156.html Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Cloth Seal  
Description: The rivet disc only of an untraced lead cloth seal. The front of the disc has an inscription between beaded inner and outer circles, all around a central 'G'. Only three letters of the inscription - ORI - survive. The rivet end shows vestigial traces of an impressed design, but too little remains to interpret.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Dutch Custom House Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/dutch-custom-house-seal-51782.html Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Dutch Custom House Seal  
Description: A Dutch Custom House seal. The obverse depicts the crowned Dutch shield bearing the rampant lion of Holland. The reverse has the inscription, R & A (Regten en Accynsen = Customs & Excise) over the control number, 639.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Dutch Custom House Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/dutch-custom-house-seal-36922.html Sat, 31 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Dutch Custom House Seal  
Description: A Dutch Custom House seal. The obverse depicts the crowned Dutch shield bearing the rampant lion of Holland with a control number, 227, on the right. The reverse has an inscription, probably UITGAANDE / REGTEN EN / ACCYNSEN (Outbound, customs and excise), but it is very indistinct and illegible.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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Dutch Custom House Seal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/lead-seals-cloth-bag-and-bale-seals-etc-/dutch-custom-house-seal-57723.html Sat, 04 Nov 2023 13:03:05 GMT Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.) Dutch Custom House Seal  
Description: A Dutch Custom House seal. The obverse depicts the crowned Dutch shield bearing the rampant lion of Holland. The reverse has an inscription, probably UITGAANDE / REGTEN EN / ACCYNSEN (Outbound Customs and Excise), although some letters are indistinct.

The seal would appear to be an early issue type with no control number. Michael Mitchiner (see References below) notes: "These early pieces probably date from the second half of the seventeenth century, or not much later." The reverse inscription, however, is the slightly later version associated with the second issue type (Mitchiner 2991 & 2992 - see UKDFD 36922) , so the seal may be a transitional variety.
 
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
Category: Lead seals (cloth, bag and bale seals, etc.)
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