Looking for info on wax seals/stamps
November 1, 2011 5:32 AM Subscribe
Getting back into letter writing. Thinking about using wax seals, looking for some information.
posted by dbirchum to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Recently I have decided to not only work on my handwriting (which has lost its lustre), but to get back into writing personal handwritten letters (on occasion) to relatives, friends, etc, a couple of times a year. With Christmas coming soon, I would like to add this personal touch.
I remember years ago, I received a letter in the mail from a distant relative and it had one of those old wax seals with red wax securing the envelope. I thought it was interesting and unique and would like to get into wax seals. I am trying to collect information on them, where to purchase them, the best types, how to go about collecting them, etc.
I don't have a big budget for this (and not interested in getting into something very expensive), so I am looking for more economical alternatives. Ultimately, I would like to have my own initials designed for a wax seal (and my own design), but many of the websites that I have Googled, are very expensive (certainly more than I am willing to pay). It might be fine for a business to pay this amount, but not an individual. I did find a seller on eBay that made custom ones for a very reasonable price ($30usd), but the seller is no longer active.
Anyway, ANY information (resources/guidance/suggestions, etc) on this topic or "hobby", would be greatly appreciated.