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Good Quality, Not-Too-Expensive Wax Seals In The Uk/eu

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#1 Floreat

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 18:15

Hi friends,

Apologies if I have missed anything from the big master thread with links to info about seals and sealing wax, but I couldn't find an answer to my specific question. Which is - is there anywhere in the UK (or EU in general) that sells fairly inexpensive, decent quality seals for using with sealing wax?

I've seen some very basic cheap stuff for a couple of pounds on offer on Amazon and also the really top-end seals that cost a fortune. I'd love to buy a couple of nicely-designed seals don't think I could justify more than maybe about £20 each.

NostalgicImpressions in the US have some gorgeous designs that I love, but I'd get hammered for customs charges if I tried to import any (have just sadly made that mistake with some waxes).

Thanks for any help! And apologies if I have missed a relevant thread.

Floreat x
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#2 Kosmic-kowgirl

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:45

maybe here? they seem to have alot of styles. what ones are you particularly looking for?   http://www.stampsdir...seals-158-c.asp


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:59

Thanks Kate :) but guess what? I worked out that with the current strong £/$ exchange rate, and even after factoring in postage and customs charges, it was actually far better value to order from Nostalgic Impressions! Their designs are miles nicer and they have more variety too. So.....I....er,...I just ordered eight new seals :D I like the thought of my godchildren getting a variety of different seals on their envelopes, it will hopefully make the letters more fun.

(ETA I bought various designs including a square filigree 'A', a bee, a ship, a compass, a rose, a sun, a tree and a maple leaf.)

I do so love being a godmother; I just bought my 5-year-old godson a drumkit hahaha :D

Edited by Floreat, 06 August 2014 - 03:01.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:06

oh good for you, that's awesome!! they are my favorite store, usually send a discount coupon with thier orders too ;).. I have thier 3D rose and it very elegant to use.   your godkids are lucky ;)

 

bwahaha about the drums! lol!


Edited by Kosmic-kowgirl, 06 August 2014 - 03:07.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:15

Oh I'm glad you think they're good - the seals available here in the UK are generally either really flat and rubbish-looking, or beautiful but insanely expensive. The Nostalgic Impressions seals look like they have some good detail to them :) I might even end up wearing the ring!
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:23

You are gonna be in for a treat when your package arrives ;)


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:34

I've been on the Nostalgic Impressions site and was wondering about their Scottish hand made wax.  Have any of you tried it out?

 

 

Here is the link http://www.nostalgic...d_made_s/20.htm

 

Now that I know FPN members have good things to say about their seals, it sounds like this wax could be something special.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:49

Thier Scottish wax is the only one I dont have but the other kinds have been really nice to work with 


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:39

Thank you, Kate ~ good to know!







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