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Yes, that was done to make sure the letter wasn't read by someone else other than who the letter was for. Government documents were sealed with red tape and a wax seal protecting them from people who shouldn't read them. Today, you can still by sealing wax and a wax seal to do your own letters with this old custom. As a teenager I had a kit to do this and for a long time all my letters were sealed with wax. We didn't have the internet or texting then.

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What was letters folded and secured with?

Sealing wax and ribbon/tape was used.

When did the wax seal stop being used?

As it turns out, the wax seal remains in use today, though for most of us it is a method which is seen more in films than anywhere else. As adhesives became more effective and more readily available to the middle and lower classes, the need for hot wax stamps declined. One present day use would be at universities, some of which (such as Notre Dame de Namur University) employ this method for sealing official documents pertaining to a student's proof of enrollment.

What is a sultan wax?

A sultan wax is a sustainable method of body waxing. It typically consists of the removal, by wax, of a client's leg, arm, underarm, eyelash, eyebrow, and head hair. The client's pubic hair remains intact. Additionally, pubic hair from previous Brazilian waxes is reused to adhere a handlebar moustache to the client's upper lip.

How tall was George Washington?

He was six feet, two inches tall by some reports, but there is some question about his true height, as follows: George Washington was measured for his clothing at 74 inches in height, or 6'2". Though, in his correspondences with merchants he often complained that his clothes were too small . After his death, he was measured at 6'3" and 1/2 inches tall in his stocking feet. Ron Chernow, in his book Washington-A life, claims Washington is 6' even. He bases this assumption on orders Washington placed for clothing in which Washington asks for clothing," for a man of 6 feet high." However, further reading of Washington's papers will reveal that he never seems satisfied with his clothing and constantly complains that the legs are too short. Perhaps the best way to accuratly attain Washington's true hight is if one looks at the statue made of George Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdan. One can use the statue's dimensions to attain a measurement of Washington's height at over 6' 3". Washington requested that Houdan make his statue life-sized, rather than larger than life. Houdan spent two weeks with Washington and made a series of very exact measurements which were all subsequently lost in a fire. However, the Statue remains, and was used by Mount Vernon in 2006 as one element to forensically reconstruct Washington's likeness in wax. In addition, we know Thomas Jefferson to be 6' 2" and 1/2" tall, and George Washington was known to be (a little) taller than Jefferson. Benjamin Franklin said, (who himself was 6 feet tall) of Washington, "We always choose him to lead us because he was always the tallest man in the room"

What is political racketeering?

It is a group that poses as a patriot group hijacking a party to control and slow the campaign activity. These groups have sophisticated databases, and use intimidating mind-screwing tactics that are very legally refined to be in-admissable as evidence or damage is designed to be unable to prove by the people who get in the criminal cabal's way. I experienced this at the Scottsdale Arizona Breakfast Club, a meeting group that pretended to be against roadway cameras with and activist 4409. I was a true patriot, but a threat to the drug-running CIA Banking cabal. They will use street theatre, clone your phone, damage your property, wax your keys, they will create scenes or lies about a person to socially isolate them or discredit true dissidents. Many times the people are parties in lawsuits and manipulated to attend meetings and meet people. Often there are plants who will know things about the person from the sophisticated resources (kind of like Bush family background with Nazi German) and use information that they know to manipulate, fool and even deliberately con people into financial ruin. This group pretended to be Ron Paul supporters, they are Romney supporters in disguise and the evidence is to convoluted to explain, but lets just say that they try to get their crooked "friends" of the group elected and have sign making parties, etc. and it is all to control minds and deceive. They create quagmires for people to go a certain direction. There is no means to low that these people will go to to create an appearance that they are for real. The roadway cameras, Ii happened to be the person hired to make the calls to bring selected people into a think tank that I watched and didn't understand until years later. The group was apparently created by the Redflex group that formed to collect mind control full frontal facial recognition for military abuses and even black operations uses to control the flow of the honey in the American hive. Unfortunately, the Zionist Bankers and religions particularly involved in politics are part of a larger picture, hence the word cabal. It is basically about herding and milking people like cattle for their money changing. Can't put it more simple than that.

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What was letters folded and secured with?

Sealing wax and ribbon/tape was used.

What is a seal stone?

Seal stones were used in ancient times to sign names on clay documents, and to seal letters with melted sealing wax in later times.

What is the name for the wax seal for a toilet?

The name for the wax seal for a toilet is a wax toilet ring. Some people also call this item a toilet wax bowl gasket.

Where can one find pictures of wax seal stamps?

One can find pictures of wax seal stamps online in Google images, Bing images, or Yahoo images. In addition, one can find pictures of wax seal stamps in wax seal stamps selling stores online.

What were the seals in the olden days used for?

Seals were used to seal important letters or communications. The idea was each seal was unique and when a paper was folded up.a large drop of wax was dropped onto it and the metal seal firmly placed in it making a unique pattern so anyone could easily see if it had been opened.

How do use you Gulf Wax household paraffin wax to seal bottles?

To use Gulf Wax household paraffin wax to seal bottles, melt the wax according to the package instructions. Once melted, dip the top of the bottle into the wax to create a seal. Allow the wax to cool and harden before storing or using the sealed bottle.

What is a wax seal stamp used for?

A "wax seal stamp" is most used among officials. One might use a wax seal to officially seal a document, or as part of a notarized document that one might acquire at their local financial institution.

How do you use gulf wax to seal a bottle?

You can use gulf wax to seal bottles. If the surface of the bottle is cracked, male sure the surface is dry, and place the wax over the crack, and allow it to try, and that should seal the crack.

What part of a car does wax seal protect?

The paint

Do nobility sometimes wear a signet ring on a certain finger to signify they are married?

No , they wear it to show their family affiliation , and sometimes for use as a seal for closing personal letters with sealing wax.

You can you fix the wax seal around the towlet bowl?

Replace it.

What protects upper car parts from rusting?

wax seal