Hidden History #13 Sealed with an “F”

Sealed with a Kiss

The letter at the post office is sealed with a wax seal.

In Medieval Times, betrothals were prearranged-therefore true words of love were secretly written and the envelope’s contents secured by a wax seal, so that the recipient could be assured that their passion would be unknown to others.

As literacy increased, seals were used less frequently and with the introduction of the gummed envelope in the 19th Century the need for privacy was reduced. Seals became a more personal expression as well as a decorative embellishment.

Click here to read about the history of wax sealing.

This particular wax seal is an “F”, (hidden detail).

The seal was a gift the year I was married – 1972 (hidden history)

Click here for Hidden History #14

Have a wonder-filled day,

Donna Flanagin

Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service

Random me: New things are always brewing.


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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Love all the hidden history….and all the “random med”. Great stuff. Inspiring.

    • Ha – no “random med”s for me! JK Seriously, thank you for your support and encouragement.

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