MAYFLOWER WAX SEALER
Own your very own Mayflower wax sealer.
- Fine pewter
- Made in the USA
- Comes in box with velvet pouch
- Instructions included
History of the Sealing Wax:
In early America, there were several types of seals, such as the royal, signet, civil, ecclesiastical and private. A very common sealing wax was made of beeswax, produced by worker bees to form the cells of the honeycomb. It worked well enough; however, it had a tendency to become brittle and did not maintain a sharp seal image. After adding colophony to the beeswax with little results, tallow and paraffin were then used as a substitute for beeswax with good results. Isinglass, shellac, and vermillion were also used.