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Wax & Seals

Using wax and seals is a method for sealing or closing letters that were hand delivered and it dates back to ancient times where the sealing material was clay. The process involves melting a wax stick and dripping it onto a material, most often a letter, wrapping paper, a parchment, an envelope, ribbons or twine wrapping. Next you press your seal into the wax before it hardens. The bond formed on or between your materials is difficult to break without notice.

Melting Wax & Applying Seals

Wax sticks, with wicks and without, are some of the most common forms of sealing wax available. You will also find wax granules. Waxes with wicks can be lit like a candle to begin melting the wax. Wax sticks can melted at one end using a flame; be careful not to ignite or blacken the wax! Alternatively, you can cut wax sticks into pieces around 3/4" long and place them in a spoon. Wax granules are also melted using a spoon over a flame. Pour or drip the melted wax onto your desired location. While the wax is still soft, quickly and firmly press your seal directly down into it and release. For best results with your impression, chill your seal beforehand. If you didn't chill your seal, wait a minute for the wax to cool before removing your seal.

Wax Stamps & Sealing Wax Seals Today

Today using wax sticks for wax seals are more about ceremony than security. Wax seals are great for wedding invitations or bottle decorations. A nice wax seal will bring the ordinary to extraordinary. While there are many wax seal and stamp manufacturers that continue to make traditional sealing wax candles using historical formulations, there are new styles of wax that are flexible and can survive mailing through the modern postal system. These are known as glue-gun sealing wax sticks or flexible sealing wax sticks and are also used extensively in craft projects.

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  1. Bortoletti - Design Seals - Symbols

    As low as $8.50

    Bortoletti Wax Seals are cast in pewter and interchangeable with other Bortoletti handles. Wax seals are perfect for... Learn More
  2. Bortoletti - Script Monogram Seal

    As low as $8.50

    Bortoletti Script Monogram Wax Seals come in every letter from A to Z and are perfect for customizing your wedding... Learn More
  3. Out of stock
    Bortoletti - Seal and Sealing Wax Set with Wooden Base
    $295.00
    The Bortoletti Seal and Sealing Wax Set comes with an African Sapele Mahogany handle with seal that sits on top of a... Learn More
  4. Out of stock
    Bortoletti - Sealing Wax Heater/Lamp
    $55.00
    This elegant Bortoletti Sealing Wax Heater Lamp is made of glass with a chiseled nickel-silver design on the top and... Learn More
  5. Bortoletti Gothic - Letter Pewter Seals for Wax

    As low as $8.50

    Bortoletti Gothic Letter Wax Seals are square in shape, engraved into pewter and imported directly from Italy. These... Learn More
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    Bortoletti Sealing Wax Lamp
    $88.00
    This perfectly-sized Bortoletti Sealing Wax Lamp is made of glass with a chiseled nickel-silver design pattern that... Learn More
  7. Brass Design Wax Seals with Handles

    As low as $14.00

    This Wax Seal set with handles has solid brass wax seals that are expertly engraved, allowing you to imprint your seal... Learn More
  8. Brass Handle Oval Design - Seals
    As low as $16.00
    Imprint your wax with style when using this Brass Handle Florentine Oval Wax Seal. Choose from one of the 24 oval... Learn More
  9. Brass Handle Round Design - Seals
    As low as $16.00
    This solid Brass Wax Seal with a Florentine handle design is permanently attached to the round head of the wax seal.... Learn More
  10. Ceramic Handle Manuscript Initial Wax Seals
    $15.00
    Ceramic Handle Manuscript Initial Wax Seals have a round brass seal that's engraved with the Manuscript Initial of your... Learn More
  11. Custom Monogram 1" Seal

    As low as $48.00

    Custom Monogram 1" Seal Learn More
  12. Custom Seal With Your Own Logo
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    As low as $48.00

    Custom Seal With Your Logo Learn More
  13. Florentine Interchangeable Brass Letter Wax Seals

    As low as $14.00

    The Florentine Interchangeable Brass Letter Wax Seals feature a beautiful Florentine design around each engraved letter... Learn More
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    Hot Glue Gun for Super Pliable Sealing Wax
    $13.00
    The Surebonder Low Temperature Glue Gun works with sealing wax sticks (non-wick), melting the wax at the correct... Learn More
  15. interchangeable Brass Seal - Designs
    $25.00
    interchangeable Brass Seal - Designs Learn More
  16. Interchangeable Wax Seals - Alphabet

    As low as $5.00

    These decorative Alphabet Wax Seals are interchangeable and feature an engraved letter on the pewter wax seal. Wax... Learn More
  17. Interchangeable Wax Seals - Symbols

    As low as $5.00

    These decorative Symbol Wax Seals are cast in pewter and interchangeable with most other wax seal handles. Wax seals... Learn More
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    Large Melting Spoon
    $15.00
    Brass Melting Spoon with wood handle -6" long - 1 3/4" Spooning Tray. Ideal accessory for melting wax and spooning wax... Learn More
  19. Le Potier D'Etain - Interchangable Seal and Handle
    $32.50
    Le Potier D'Etain - Interchangable Seal and Handle Learn More
  20. Le Potier D'Etain Seals with Handles
    As low as $17.00
    Le Potier D'Etain Pewter Seals with handle Learn More
  21. Metallic Ink Pads for Two Tone Wax Seals
    As low as $5.50
    You can use Metallic Ink Stamp Pads to create classy two-tone accents on your wax seal by impressing the seal stamper... Learn More
  22. One Sided Interchangeable Coins for Bortoletti Wax Seal - Designs
    As low as $6.50
    These Single Sided Figurative Design Wax Seals, called “Coins” in the wax seal world, are imported directly from... Learn More
  23. Out of stock
    Papier Plume - New Orleans Tricentennial Wax Seal - NOLA
    $25.00
    Papier Plume presents this once in a lifetime commemorative wax seal. This bespoke limited edition metal wax seal... Learn More
  24. Replacement Wick for Bortoletti Wax Lamp
    $3.00
    Length of Wick: 9" Wicks sold individually for $3 each. Can be used to replace wick for Bortoletti Sealing Wax... Learn More
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    Replacement Wick for Sealing Wax Lamp
    $1.50
    Length of Wick: 7" Thickness: 3/16" Wicks sold individually for $1.50 each. Can be used to replace wick... Learn More
  26. Sealing Wax Lamp
    $15.00
    This sealing wax lamp with a glass base will invoke the feel of yesteryear as you use it to melt wax sticks and apply... Learn More
  27. Sealing Wax Sticks with Wick in Modern Colors
    As low as $4.50 As low as $3.25
    These Scottish wax sticks with wicks provide enough sealing wax for 12-15 moderately sized applications. They can be... Learn More
  28. Super Pliable Sealing wax Sticks 4" long
    As low as $3.50
    Super Pliable Sealing wax Sticks 4" long Learn More
  29. Super Pliable Sealing Wax Sticks 7" long
    As low as $6.00 As low as $3.90
    Super Pliable Sealing Wax Sticks create wax seal stamps that are extremely flexible and can be sent through the postal... Learn More
  30. Two Sided Interchangeable Wax Seals from Bortoletti with Double Letter Monogram
    $31.50
    ***please check image charts for current availability*** Create your own Bespoke Double Letter Monogram Wax Seal with... Learn More

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