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Subject: Wax seals

Wax seals

From: Amanda Clydesdale <mandyc>
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Kirsten Elliott <loopyla8 [at] yahoo__co__uk> writes

>I am working on a printed document from England in 1786 which has a
>red wax seal applied to one corner. Does anybody know what type or
>nature of red pigments may have been used in wax seals around this
>date? From the literature I have found it seems that it could be a
>beeswax seal or a mixture of beeswax and mineral wax, is this

I suggest you get in touch with Waterstone's in Edinburgh who (at
least until 2 years ago) still made sealing wax, to their original
18th or 19th century recipe.

    Waterstone's Sealing Wax
    PO Box 72
    Warriston Road
    Edinburgh EH7 4YW
    +44 131 556 2565

Mandy Clydesdale
AOC Archaeology Group
Edgefield Industrial Estate
Edgefield Road, Loanhead,
Midlothian EH20  9SY.
+44 131 440 3593
Fax: +44 131 440 3422

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