Russian Dealers Shield Collection

Russian musical instrument dealers often added tin or celluloid shields with their business names to the instruments’ headstocks. I’ve gathered some:

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Julius Heinrich Zimmermann. Riga, St. Petersburg, Moscow

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Julius Heinrich Zimmermann. Riga, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Leipzig

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Julius Heinrich Zimmermann. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga

mueller

= Music = I.F. Mueller, Moscow

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Musical Store T/H (trading house) Lemberg, Lekae and Co. Moscow, Kuznetsky Most 15

detlaf

Trading House F.I. Detlaf and Co. Moscow

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Muir and Merrilees Department Store, Moscow

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Harmonicas, Mandolins, Guitars, Balalaikas, Strings. N.A. Kolchin, SPB (St. Petersburg) V.O (Vasilyevsky Island) Kadeskaya Liniya

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An earlier Kolchin shield

korotkint

M.K. Korotkin, Kharkov, Ekaterinoskavskaya No.7

ovcharov

Sewing machines and Musical Instruments store of F.S. Ovcharov, Jusovka, Ekaterinoslav

liberstein

Musical Instruments and Gramophones Store of S.I Liberstein, Kiev, Proreznaya 22

Petrov

The Greatest Musical Instruments Depot in the South of Russia of E.Z. Petrov, Novocherkassk

grimm

The Grimm Brothers Trading House, St. Petersburg

rozm

Musical Instruments Factory of J. Rozmyslov. St. Petersburg, Sadovaya 38

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Musical Instruments of Alexei Rozmyslov, St. Petersburg, Sadovaya 47

petrov i syn

V.Petroff and Son

shuster

Schuster & Co, Kiev

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Iv. Gr. Chistyakov, Gramophones and Musical Instruments. St. Petersburg, Nevsky 112

chstyakov-kronstadt

Trading House G.S. Chistyakov and Son, Kronstadt

gorbunov

Trading House E.V. Gorbunov & Co. Formerly N. Marechen, Kharkov, Moskovskaya 18

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Heinrich-Ignatius Jindrjisek in Kiev and Baku

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The Widest Warehouse and the Factory of Musical Instruments of Nikolai Petrovich Koshelev, St. Petersburg, Razyezhaya 19

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The warehouse and Factory of Musical Instruments of N. P. Koshelev, St. Petersburg, Razyezhaya 19

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Music shop of the Grammophone Society. Astrakhan, Moskovskaya Street, House of  Bagiroff.

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Krasilnikov Bros. in Kursk

suzanadjan

I. A. Suzanadjan, Tiflis

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Musical Intruments Depot of Kirillov Bros. Ekateringofskiy Prospect, 80, St. Petersburg

Gerhard

A. F. Gerhard, Kharkov

magakov

P.P. Magakov, Moscow, Cherkasskiy Pereulok, Golitsyn’s house

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Musical Instruments and Sheet Music R.F. Golnik, Tsaritsin-on Volga, Moskovskaya Str. House No. 14

kukuev

Music, Gramophones, Pathephones. Trading House of M. V. Kukuev, Moscow, Nikolskaya 3, Opposite to the Upper Trading Rows

JJ Elcke

J.J. Elcke. Libava, Vokzalnaya St. No. 8. Mitava, Katolicheskaya St. 26

Lyrofone

Music Shop of The Lyrophon Society, Saratov, Alexandrovskaya St., The House of Karpov