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I found this copper item last weekend and I was convinced that it was a candle snuffer, well I now think that was a mistake and I've had some good info telling me that it is probably a fob for a seal? :D

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Similar in design to this one, but yours has sadly lost its seal part
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/951466
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Deffo a seal, i have a complete one with the inaglio still in it :thumbsup:
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Thanks chaps, it the 1st one that I've found and I didn't even realise that they were still in use in the later years.

Here's a fairly similar one. https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/779556
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Blackadder43 wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:25 pm Similar in design to this one, but yours has sadly lost its seal part
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/951466
Nah lol gotta disagree, these type are more Georgian :thumbsup:
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muddy mick wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:29 pm Nah lol gotta disagree, these type are more Georgian :thumbsup:
As you know MM i'm not known for my ID skills, but i do try, often badly :lol:
I'll put me nerd glasses back on and get on with some computer stuff :ugeek: :lol:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:31 pm As you know MM i'm not known for my ID skills, but i do try, often badly :lol:
I'll put me nerd glasses back on and get on with some computer stuff :ugeek: :lol:
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muddy mick wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:29 pm Nah lol gotta disagree, these type are more Georgian :thumbsup:
I was going to say... !
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HolzHammer wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:36 pm I was going to say... !
HH...you have already experienced my bad ID skills, so was surprised you abstained from mentioning it... :lol:
I'll try to refrain myself and stick to ring pulls and beer bottle caps from the 70's :thumbsup: :ugeek:
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TerraEnglandia wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:28 pm Thanks chaps, it the 1st one that I've found and I didn't even realise that they were still in use in the later years.

Here's a fairly similar one. https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/779556
I remember seeing papers with stamped wax seals in my Nans family documents tin.
I have no idea what they were or how old but I do know she was born 1897 and even if they belonged to her parents that’s still somewhere in the 1800’s.
Wish I’d got them now, they would have been interesting.
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As already expressed ,I`m not 100% on this myself ,but I think the " Solid seal " varieties ,were more in the earlier centuries and the hollow gilded types as Andy shows ,were more towards the Georgian periods and upwards , probably for cost effective reasons maybe ?
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That would make sense Pete.
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Blackadder43 wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:38 pm HH...you have already experienced my bad ID skills, so was surprised you abstained from mentioning it... :lol:
I'll try to refrain myself and stick to ring pulls and beer bottle caps from the 70's :thumbsup: :ugeek:
Ha! I didn't mean to be rude! (I never stick my neck out on an ID I'm far too nervous of getting it wrong! Hope all well!
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