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Sealing Collection

Background imageSealing Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period
Recruitment poster, Join the Lancashire Fusiliers, 1920 (c). Printed by Gale and Polden Ltd, 1920 (c). Includes photographs of Victoria Cross winners from the regiment. Date: 1920

Background imageSealing Collection: The Terra Nova of Scotts Antarctic Expedition

The Terra Nova of Scotts Antarctic Expedition
The ship Terra Nova - the vessel used by Robert Falcon Scott (1868 -1912) for his South Polar Expedition in 1911-12. Built originally for the Dundee whaling and sealing fleet (launched 1884)

Background imageSealing Collection: Sealing bottles of Botot water, Paris Exhibition of 1889

Sealing bottles of Botot water, Paris Exhibition of 1889
Sealing bottles of Botot water, sold at the Universal Exhibition of Paris, 1889 Date: 1889

Background imageSealing Collection: Grumman Avenger I FN757

Grumman Avenger I FN757
Royal Navy - Grumman Avenger I FN767, fresh off the delivery ship, (marks left by gap sealing tape still evident). Date: circa 1943

Background imageSealing Collection: Major Cavagnari sealing the treaty of peace at Gandamak, 26th May 1879

Major Cavagnari sealing the treaty of peace at Gandamak, 26th May 1879. The treaty officially ended the first phase of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Date: 26th May 1879

Background imageSealing Collection: Method of sealing an ancient letter - Paston correspondence

Method of sealing an ancient letter - Paston correspondence
Method of sealing an ancient letter, an item from the correspondence of the Paston family in the time of Henry VI and Richard III (15th century). Date: 15th century

Background imageSealing Collection: Handwritten address on a letter with red sealing wax

Handwritten address on a letter with red sealing wax
Handwritten address on a letter to the 3rd Earl of Portsmouth (John Wallop, 1767-1853), 61 Lincolns Inn Fields, London, from Spencer Perceval (1762-1812), British Prime Minister

Background imageSealing Collection: Wax, glue, gum and dye with comic verse on a Christmas card

Wax, glue, gum and dye with comic verse on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSealing Collection: King John signs the Magna Carta at Runnymede

King John signs the Magna Carta at Runnymede
John, King of England (1166-1216) signs the Magna Carta (Magna Carta Libertatum or The Great Charter of the Liberties of England) - forced onto him by the feudal barons

Background imageSealing Collection: SEALING LETTER WITH WAX

SEALING LETTER WITH WAX
Sealing a letter with wax. Date: circa 1840

Background imageSealing Collection: Envelope with sealing wax and one penny stamp, 1848

Envelope with sealing wax and one penny stamp, 1848
Envelope with sealing wax from Woodbridge, Suffolk, date stamped 2 June 1848, addressed to J W Candler, 23 Liverpool Terrace, Liverpool Road, Islington, North London

Background imageSealing Collection: Alice in Wonderland, frog and fish footmen

Alice in Wonderland, frog and fish footmen
Alice in Wonderland, the frog and fish footmen. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSealing Collection: Sealing wax and seal with comic verse on a Christmas card

Sealing wax and seal with comic verse on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSealing Collection: Wax, glue, gum and dye with comic verse on a greetings card

Wax, glue, gum and dye with comic verse on a greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSealing Collection: Last Will and Testament with verse on a Christmas card

Last Will and Testament with verse on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSealing Collection: Envelope with red seal on a greetings postcard

Envelope with red seal on a greetings postcard
Envelope with red seal and a four-leaf clover on a greetings postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSealing Collection: Greetings card in the shape of a wooden crate

Greetings card in the shape of a wooden crate. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSealing Collection: Te Heuheu, Maori chief and warrior, New Zealand

Te Heuheu, Maori chief and warrior, New Zealand
Hepi Te Heuheu (probably Tureiti Te Heuheu Tukino V, 1865/1866-1921), Maori chief and warrior, New Zealand -- portrait surrounded by stamps and a red seal. Date: 1906

Background imageSealing Collection: Coming out of the Post Office by Charles Robinson

Coming out of the Post Office by Charles Robinson
Illustration captioned Coming out of the Post Office. The scene shows a young girl holding a letter and licking the stamp as she leaves a crowded post office. Date: 1906

Background imageSealing Collection: London Trade Card - Dorothy Mercier, Printseller

London Trade Card - Dorothy Mercier, Printseller and Stationer, at the Golden Ball, Windmill Street, facing Silver Street, Golden Square. 18th century

Background imageSealing Collection: Robins and envelope on a New Year card

Robins and envelope on a New Year card
Three robins and an envelope on a New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSealing Collection: Board Partition with Letter Rack and Music Book, 1668, by Co

Board Partition with Letter Rack and Music Book, 1668, by Co
Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts (1657-1683). Flemish painter. Board Partition with Letter Rack and Music Book, 1668. National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageSealing Collection: Fairy postman riding grasshopper on a Christmas card

Fairy postman riding grasshopper on a Christmas card
Fairy postman riding a grasshopper on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSealing Collection: Owl in an envelope on a Christmas card

Owl in an envelope on a Christmas card. Date: 1891

Background imageSealing Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Y Darn Papur

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Y Darn Papur
Y Darn Papur. Recruitment poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee as Poster No. 15. Welsh version of The Scrap of Paper - Prussias Perfidy

Background imageSealing Collection: St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada - Bowling Bros Sealing Fleet

St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada - Bowling Bros Sealing Fleet
Wharves at St. Johns Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada - Bowling Brothers Steam Sealing Fleet Date: 1902

Background imageSealing Collection: Mother Hubbard / Writing

Mother Hubbard / Writing
Mother Hubbard/Writing

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Background imageSealing Collection: Sealing Cans - Hackney Wick

Sealing Cans - Hackney Wick

Background imageSealing Collection: Fantasy card - Istanbul - Telegram form

Fantasy card - Istanbul - Telegram form
Fantasy postcard in the form of a telegram form, featuring a street scene in Constantinople (Kara Koy). The Imperial Ottoman Post and Telegraph Service

Background imageSealing Collection: The Terra Nova, 1903

The Terra Nova, 1903
Photograph of the three-masted barque, Terra Nova, taken in 1903 when she was setting out for the Antarctic to try to find and help the Discovery expedition

Background imageSealing Collection: Aristides Ostracised

Aristides Ostracised
Aristides the Just, victor of the Battle of Marathon, is approached in the Agora by an illiterate citizen, asking him to carve his name on a shell. Aristides is then ostracised

Background imageSealing Collection: Sealing Doors, China

Sealing Doors, China
CHINESE NEW YEAR Chinese seal their front doors on New Years Eve, so that their good luck doesn t go with the Old Year


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