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:

zimmermann

Julius Heinrich Zimmermann. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga

mueller

= Music = I.F. Mueller, Moscow

lemberg-lekae

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

detlaf

Trading House F.I. Detlaf and Co. Moscow

kolchin1

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

kolchin

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

rozmyslov

Musical Instruments of Alexei Rozmyslov, St. Petersburg

petrov i syn

V.Petroff and Son

shuster

Schuster & Co, Kiev