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Rare Seal From The Uk?

 
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Posted 06/20/2021   01:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Massimo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, can someone tell me if this seal has any value, I looked at it with my microscope and can only read British and legal, any info will be great, thank you.
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Posted 06/20/2021   02:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely wax seal.
Sorry do not do values.
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"Some users, such as the British Crown, assigned different colours to different types of documents"

That suggests British legal used Lamp Black for their seals perhaps.

Your example highlights the tragedy of collectors cutting around indicia.

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Posted 06/20/2021   04:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The second word at the top is LEGATION not LEGAL. There is a difference.
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Posted 06/20/2021   05:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wax seals Including British legation
May challenge your consideration of "rare"



As late as 1895

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Edited by rod222 - 06/20/2021 05:25 am
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Posted 06/20/2021   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Massimo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello everybody, thank you very much for the info on that seal that I have, is just the only one I have and I was curious to know more about it, that seal came in an big collection that I've purchased and I just kept it because it looked interesting, thank you again.

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Posted 06/20/2021   3:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Giuliano,
it may be, the Black Wax seal, may indicate a mourning cover.

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Posted 06/20/2021   3:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add flip138 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The writing at the bottom might be SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Republic).

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Posted 06/20/2021   4:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
British Legation Santo Domingo.

This is the Dominican Republic, which has been independent since 1844. Great Britain has had little to do with this country, but did conduct a brief blockade of the port of Santo Domingo in 1809.

Wax seals are attractive items, and some can be quite ornate and elaborate. They're very common in general and can be found on envelopes from the UK by the dozen.

There appears to be little demand though. They are fragile items!
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