Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wax seals don't make it, sometimes

Sealing wax that didn't survive

I don't use sealing wax myself, but a lot of my correspondents and fellow letter-writers do. I've posted many times about beautiful wax seals I've received, but sometimes they don't make it through the mail. I gather there are more modern, supple kinds that are made to be flexible in our modern mail sorting machines; sometimes the old-school stuff is fine and sometimes it isn't.

Wax seal destroyed in the mail

This time it didn't survive very well... just an FYI for what it can look like when it gets smooshed by the sorting machines.