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How Do You Store Your Wax Seals?


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#1 fuchsiaprincess

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:20

I have just purchased a few more seals, so had to organise them in some sort of order. I used to just keep them in a plastic container (an unused lunch box), but that became a bit too messy. Anyway, I found this 'rack' in a storage store. It is meant for make-up, but the slots of lipsticks are perfect for most of my seals :)

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:00

Wow! What can I say except wow!
Ok, my mouth is closed now, so tell us about the seals you have and what they are used for please. Also, where did you get them from?
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#3 Enai

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:13

It looks like your seals and the case were meant for each other---very nice find! I only have one seal, so I don't really need a case. It just sits on my desk, and I kinda like it that way.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:39

I currently have mine in a cigar box I picked up at the flea market :)

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:51

I only have one seal. I can't see having more than one but then again I have more than one FP so I definitely have that capacity. For the sake of my wallet, I hope I don't get sucked into that world!

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:00

I just have the one seal tucked in my one desk drawer as of now, and until I get out of school and start actually making decent money I think I need to keep it that way.

Well... maybe just one more....

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:48

I love re-inventing uses to fit other purposes. Congrats! Looks like you'll need more soon. :happyberet:

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:17

I have my Chinese name-chop, which has its own little box.

I have an "S" seal which sits on my desk. And I have a gold dragon-ring which isn't a seal or a signet-ring, but which has been repurposed as such.

It sleeps on my pinkie-finger.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:40

Glad that you like my seal collection and storage method :rolleyes:

I have bought all of my seals online. The last few have been from letter seals.

I usually put a seal on my snails. Very occasionally, I have placed one next to my signature at the end of the letter.

A couple of the seals are of my initials. The others are just of motifs that I like.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:43

I have my Chinese name-chop, which has its own little box.

I have an "S" seal which sits on my desk. And I have a gold dragon-ring which isn't a seal or a signet-ring, but which has been repurposed as such.

It sleeps on my pinkie-finger.


Hey Shangas,

I've always wanted a signet ring! I shall have to look out for one. I am still lusting after a fob watch, no thanks to you :roflmho:

Oh, I forgot about my Chinese chop (oops!). Better pop it in the tray :embarrassed_smile:

Warm regards,
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:45

I love re-inventing uses to fit other purposes. Congrats! Looks like you'll need more soon. :happyberet:


Thanks, BR! Yes, it looks like I may need to get another one of these trays.....soon!

I love improvising and re-inventing uses for things as well :thumbup:

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 15:11

I have only a couple of seals, of which only one is used and that still lives in its original box. I do also have an heirloom in the form of my father's signet ring which bears the family's shield and crest. That lives in a special little wooden box made from huon pine, found (only?) in Tasmania.

I hope this doesn't hijack the thread too much, but while we're on the subject of seals, I'm in the process of working on a design to have a modification of my dad's family crest turned into a paper embosser, but keep getting sucked into possibly doing it as a seal as well. For the first time Google threw up a new name, I'm sure it will be as expensive as Dexter or even Piccolo Press for having this kind of custom work done, but it looks very interesting as a possibility for those who want the ultimate custom engraved seal. Has anyone heard of this company / individual before?

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 19:28

An old cigar box: I only have one and I may have over paid but, it’s a custom intertwined “CC” for my initials I bought it on vacation / honeymoon in Italy. I recommend everyone own at least one besides being fun to use they are cool to receive on a letter or note. (But, don’t forget to oil them about every 10 to 15 seals)

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 20:11

I use a pistol CAse to hold my wax seals and a large cigar box with a foam liner cut to hold my chops
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 20:11

I have only a couple of seals, of which only one is used and that still lives in its original box. I do also have an heirloom in the form of my father's signet ring which bears the family's shield and crest. That lives in a special little wooden box made from huon pine, found (only?) in Tasmania.

I hope this doesn't hijack the thread too much, but while we're on the subject of seals, I'm in the process of working on a design to have a modification of my dad's family crest turned into a paper embosser, but keep getting sucked into possibly doing it as a seal as well. For the first time Google threw up a new name, I'm sure it will be as expensive as Dexter or even Piccolo Press for having this kind of custom work done, but it looks very interesting as a possibility for those who want the ultimate custom engraved seal. Has anyone heard of this company / individual before?

Neil Oliver

I’ve never heard of the engravers but, an old colleague of mine went to a local jeweler whom engraved his press plate for his seal. (It cost around $350.00) Also you might try to contact notary service seal companies; when you receive your notary license you purchase the applicable state notary seal from an appointed dealer.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 22:20

I've never heard of the engravers but, an old colleague of mine went to a local jeweler whom engraved his press plate for his seal. (It cost around $350.00) Also you might try to contact notary service seal companies; when you receive your notary license you purchase the applicable state notary seal from an appointed dealer.


Thanks for that. We do have a couple notary seal / embosser vendors this side of the pond, a couple will do custom work and I am tempted in that direction. I suspect that I will only do the embosser and leave the seal for another day.






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