I have a few antiques. A lot of collectibles and a few true antiques. A lot more junk than I need. A lot that I inherited from my mother or my father, and some that I cannot differentiate.
My mom or my dad gave me a beat up old lock box years ago. The box’s hinges broke and it was bent up and worthless. But the contents were priceless. I still have the contents.
Among the contents was a little leather bag. And inside the bag was a bit of sealing wax paraphernalia. Part of the paraphernalia was a bake-lite handle to something, I’m not certain what. It disintegrated. I think it was part of the sealing wax holder, the rest of which is metal. The holder held the sealing wax bits so the person using it would not get burned while melting the wax.
There are bits of sealing wax, a little plastic spindle and the seal itself.
My problem is: I do not know who the seal belonged to. Or what the seal is.
I *think* it is an Old English Letter C. But it could be a G.
Note: this is a mirror-image of the photo I took of the seal. What you are looking at is what it would look like *after* it was used on the wax, not what it really looks like. The letter is backwards in reality, so that when you apply the seal to the wax, it will appear correctly. So I flipped the photo.
I tried converting the photo several ways to make out the image:
A color negative.
I just like that last one, it really is no help at figuring out the letter.
I’m flummoxed. The letter C makes sense: it would belong to the Cusick side of the family. G makes no sense.
What do you think the image is? I’m open for input.
By the way, the actual size of the image is around .47 centimeters. 3/16 of an inch.