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Where can I get an old blank wax sealing stamp carved?

I want to buy a nice old blank wax seal and have my own image (bee) engraved. Do you know where I can get that done?


http://cgi.ebay.com/SMALL-GEORGIAN-GOLD-CITRINE-BELL-SHAPE-FOB-SEAL-CHARM_W0QQitemZ140372644960QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Jewellery_Watches_VintageFineJewellery_CA?hash=item20aedc9460

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nepheron7 years ago
Look in the related section.
It's on the right side of this page :)
The 'pirate invitation' one is especially good!
lemonie7 years ago
People offer this service, e.g. Wolverhampton - (international shipping), or in the US Florida

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threadbare (author)  lemonie7 years ago
No I want to buy and antique stamp that has a clear stone that hasn't been carved yet so I need someone that can cut and engrave into stone.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120513993609&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
threadbare (author)  threadbare7 years ago
Why doesn't my links turn blue, in other words how do I all a link? 
Drag your mouse over text and hit the link button, or just hit the link button

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threadbare (author)  lemonie7 years ago
threadbare (author)  threadbare7 years ago
See, aren't they pretty? There are lots of carved seals. I just need someone who can carve them.
I'm out of ideas beyond what I suggested before -
If you can find an antique blank, try the "yellow pages" for engravers, people who make trophies etc, ask if that's a job they could do for you.

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Are you likely to find an antique stamp that hasn't been engraved already? My suggestion was to get the modern engraving done by people who do this sort of thing, but attach it to your antique handle. They don't have to fit it to a new one, I'm sure you could get the functional part on it's own?
If you can find an antique blank, try the "yellow pages" for engravers, people who make trophies etc, ask if that's a job they could do for you.

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Also, here's one about carving your own from limestone:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-wax-seals-part-1/

I bet polymer clay would work, too. I've used plastic liquor bottle caps (Bacardi has a bat on it) to make impressions in wax for stage props, so the polymer clay should be fine, especially if you wipe it with a tiny bit of oil to prevent sticking.

This assumes that you are just looking for the ability to stamp custom wax seals, and don't care if the stamping device itself looks authentic.
threadbare (author)  RavingMadStudios7 years ago
No I want to buy and antique stamp that has a clear stone that hasn't been carved yet so I need someone that can cut and engrave into stone.
If you know anyone who does lost wax casting, you could have one cast in brass or aluminum, rather than buying a blank and having it carved. Re-design's suggestion of checking with a local art program might be a good place to find someone who does this.
Re-design7 years ago
Are you near a college with any kind of an art program?  I'll bet there are several students there that would jump at the chance to do something like that.  You might even meet a friendly art student of the gender of your choice as a bonus.