Until envelopes were invented letters had to be folded and then sealed down with moistened wafers. Later sealing wax superseded wafers and people might personalise their correspondence by impressing seals on the wax.
Vintage Writing Equipment & Accessories
Pen Stands, Nib Wipes, Quill Cutters, Wax Seals, etc.
Folding cast iron pen stand, registered design number '348155' marked under the base, good folding mechanism, circa 1880, (excellent). Sold
Ceramic figural pen rest, marked 'Dudley & Co. Holloway, made in Austria' to the top, (very good). Sold
Cast iron pen stand and nib wipe, circa 1870, (excellent). Sold
Large cast iron pen stand, registered design number "44197" marked beneath the base, circa 1870, (excellent). Sold