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NameTitleTypeDatePriceDiameterInscriptionQuantityComments
Lord Proprietors of Carolina two-sided, pendent1663$38.00 (each side)   The eight original Lords Proprietors of Carolina were: Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper, first Earl of Shaftesbury 1621 - 1683; Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon; 1609 - 1674 George Monck, Duke of Albemarle 1608 - 1670; William, Earl of Craven 1608 - 1697; Lord John Berkeley 1607 - 1678; Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia (1641 - 1676); 1606 - 1677 Sir John Colleton; 1608 - 1666 Sir George Carteret; 1615 - 1680 I doubt that the arrangement of their coats of arms on the seal follow the sequence of our listing. Eventually I\'ll find out.
Anne - VirginiaQueen of Great Britain, France and Ireland2nd Great Seal Deputed f. the Province of Virginia1714 - 1718 in use$48.00102 mm  We see Queen Anne standing with orb and scepter and an Indian kneeling before her holding up some tobacco leaves. Inscription: SIGILLVM PROVINCIAE DE VIRGINIAE IN AMERIC and: EN DAT VIRGINIA QVARTAM
Anne of BohemiaQueen of Englandpersonal seal1385$38.002 1/4 in.  (wife of Richard II of England, daughter of Karl IV, Emperor of the HRE) Both of these facts are also depicted in the displayed arms, those of England (a field of fleurs-de-lys and the tree lions) and of the Holy Roman Empire (the eagle) and of Bohemia (the double-tailed lion).
Admiralty of England15th Century  $28.00    
Michael StanhopeVice-Admiral of Suffolk 1550$38.00    
John HolandEarl of Huntindon, Admiral of England, Ireland and Aquitaine 1435$38.00    
Admiralty of EnglandGreat Seal of the Supreme Court of the Admiralty 18th Century$58.00    
Bristol  1300$28.00    
Cambridge  17th Century$28.00    
CanterburyFirst Seal of the Corporation of CanterburyCity Seal1318$38.003 1/4 in   The seal depicts the martyrdom of Thomas Becket
Colchester  14th century$38.00    
CoventryCity Seal 14th century$28.00    
DoverCity Seal 1305$38.00 approximately 3   The ship still has the old type outboard rudder. We see also one of the first depictions of the English flag of those days displaying the three lions passant. Later, under Edward III, there came an addition of the French fleurs de lys.
DunwichSeal of the city 1199$38.00    
FavershamSeal of the Borough of FavershamCity Seal1300 ca.$38.00    
Fordwich First Seal of the Borrow1300$38.00    
Hythe , (Kent)Seal of the Borough of Hythe 12TH -13th century$38.003 1/8 in   
KirkwallCity Seal 1675$28.00    
LondonCity of the Borogh of LondonCity Seal1282$38.002 11/16 in  Depicted is St. Paul, the Patron Saint of London
LondonMinor Seal of the Mayorality of London 14th century$28.00   Depicted are St. Thomas Becket and St, Paul (with sword and book)
Maidstone (Kent)Seal of the City 16th century$28.00    
Maldon (Essex)Seal of the Community of MaldonFirst Seal of Maldon1357$38.0070 mm ; 2 3/4 in   
New ShorehamCity Seal 1295$38.00    
Newton (Isle of Wight)Seal of the City 1330$28.00    
OxfordSeal of the City 1770$28.00    
Pevensey (Sussex) Seal of the Borough of Pevensey (reverse) 13th century$38.00   Depicted are two ships (one in the background). The depicted saint is St. Nicholas.
Portsmouth (co. Southampton) Seal of the City (obverse)13th century$38.003 in   
Rochester (co. Kent) City Seal (obverse)13th century$38.00 (each)3 in.   obverse and reverse
Sandwich (co. Kent)Seal of the Council of the Borough of SandwichSeal of the Borough (obverse)13th century$38.002 9/16 in.   
ScarboroughCity Seal 13th century$28.00    
SouthamptonCity Seal 13th century$38.00    
TenbyCity Seal 14th century$38.00    
YarmouthCity Seal 13th century$38.00    
WorchesterCity Seal 1550$38.00    
WinchelseaCity Seal 1274$38.00    
Tenterden (co. Kent)Seal of the Town and HundredTown Seal (obverse)1440$38.002 3/8 in.   
Thomas a BecketArchbishop of Canterburypersonal seal, also used as counterseal1118-1170$28.00 or 48.00 (available in two versions)   The smaller seal version shows only the face of the impression of his ring seal. This ring seal was impressed on his private correspondence. It served also as counter seal on the reverse of his seal as archbishop which, alas, we do not have yet. Originally, it was a Roman intaglio depicting a standing Jupiter. The lager version shows the whole reverse of this seal as reconstructed by us from a 19th century etching.
Richard de Marisco (Marsh)Bishop of Durham 1217-1226$38.0078 x 46 mm   
John Saunford 1Archbishop of Dublinobverse1290$38.00    
Henry VI (r)King of EnglandSeal for the Vacant See of Durham (reverse)1422$38.00 (each)    
Thomas WolseyCardinal and Lord Chancellor, Archbishop of York 1515$48.00    
Thomas CranmerArchbishop of Canterbury Counselor of Henry VIII 1532$48.00    
All Hallows By The TowerSeal of the Church All-Hollows-by-the-Tower in London 13th century$28.00   Established in 675 by the Saxon Abbey in Barking named All Hollows Barking. Expandef in te 11th and 15th centuries, damaged in 1649 and gutted during WW2, rededicated in 1957.
Merton Priory (co. Surrey)Austin Canons´Priory of St. MaryPriory seal (obverse)1241$38.003 1/4 x 2 in.  Merton Priory, today existing only as a ruin and archeological site, was founded in 1117 and dissolved in 1538. It was the Place where Thomas Becket was educated.
Westminster Abbey (obverse)Mitred Benedictine Abbey of ST. Peter (co. Middlesex)Second Seal of the Abbey (obverse)early 13th century$38.00 (each)   Depicted: EnthronedSt. Peter with cross and two keys. His feet are on a lying human figure. (probably symbolising overcoming sinful man)
Canterbury Cathedral (3rd Seal)Christ Church Cathedral in Canterbury 1418$48.003 3/4 in.   
Canterbury Cathedral (6th Seal)Christ Church Cathedral in CanterburySixth Seal or Third seal of the New Foundation (re1770$38.003 3/8 in  West view of the Cathedral.
Walter de WincesoresEnglish nobleman 12th century$28.00    
Richardcanon of ?seal matrix and seal impression12th century$28.00 (each)    
John de Warenne7th Earl of Surrey, Lieutenant for Scotlandobverse & reverse1231-1304$38.00 (each)70 mm  He was the father-in-law of John Balliol, King of Scotland
Simon V de Montfort6th Earl of Leicester 1255$38.0070 mm ; 2 3/4 in  Brother-in-law of Henry III Considered to be the founder of the first elected Parliament
Edmund Crouchback1st Earl of Lancaster 1273-90$28.00   2nd son of Henry III * 1245 + 1296
Unknown EnglishNobleman 13th century$28.00    
Robert de Vere5th Earl of Oxford 1286$38.00    
Edward of WoodstockPrince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall and Earl of Chester 1362$38.00   better known as \"The Black Prince\" For the significance of the two feathers see the note under Jan Slepy, King of Bohemia.
Richard Beauchamp14th Earl of Warwick 1406$38.00    
Geoffrey Chaucer  1407$28.00 (38.00 as a book mark)   Our impresion came from a document of the year 1407 when Geoffrey\'s seal was used by his son Thomas. Also available as a book mark. THis means that this is also the seal of Thomas Chaucer, Speaker of the House of Commons
Richard IIIKing of EnglandPromisory Campaign Ring1483 - 1485$18.00 (28.00 as a book mark)   This is an impression of a ring that had been given to one of Richard\'s followers before the battle on Bosworth Field with the promise that when they win the battle the recipient would obtain a leading position in Richards cabinet. The ring has the initial W on it from which we can conclude that the first name of the recipient started with a W (e.g. William). There are approximately a dozen such rings known to exist. This ring was found with a metal detector on Boswoth field and given to me (Alexander Wieber by my wife Julia as a biryhday present. I use it as my sealing ring.
Warwick Hereditary Personal Seal of the Warwicks15th - 16th century (and beyond?)$18.00    
Robert Walpole1st Earl of Orford, Prime Minister of Great Britain, Earl of OxfordRing Seal1728 -1740$18.00   He served as the Prime Minister under George I and George II
StephenKing of EnglandGreat Seal (obverse and reverse)1135-1154$38.00 (each)    
Henry IKing of EnglandGreat Seal (obverse & reverse)1100-1135$38.00    
William II (Rufus)Great Seal (obverse) 1087-1100$38.00    
William I (The Conqueror)King of England and Duke of NormandyGreat Seal (obverse & reverse)1066-1807$38.00 (each)    
Edward the ConfessorKing of EnglandGreat Seal (obverse)1056$38.00    Probably a very good 13th century forgery by Westminster monks.
EdgarKing of Englandpersonal seal 960$28.00    Although possibly a 13th century forgery by Westminster monks, this seal is sigillographically interesting because it was either a reused seal of Charlemagne or a copy of it.
OffaKing of Mercia  790$28.00    Very probably this seal is a rather poor 13th century forgery or it was \'doctored\' for better visibility.
Edward IIIKing of Great Britain, France and IrelandThird Great Seal used as Seal of Absence (obverse)1327-1377$48.00 (each)    
Henry IIKing of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Count of AnjouGreat Seal (obverse)1154-1189$38.00 (each)    
Eleanor of AquitaineQueen of England and Duchess of Aquitainepersonal seal1199$38.00    This is the only still existing seal of hers.
Richard I (the Lionheart)King of England, Duke of Normandy and Count of AnjouThird Great Seal (obverse & reverse)1195$48.00 (each)    
JohnKing of England, Duke of NormandyGreat Seal (obverse)1199-1216$48.00    
Henry IIIKing of England and Lord of IrelandFirst Great Seal (obverse)1243$38.00 (each)    
Henry III (r) King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of AquitaineThird Great Seal (reverse)1265 ca.$48.00 (each)    
Edward I (o)King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of AquitaineGreat Seal (obverse)1272-1307$48.00 (each)    
Edward II (o)King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of AquitaineGreat Seal (obverse)1307-1327$48.00 (each)   This was essentially the same seal as that of his father Edward I but for a small change. To the obverse side two small castles were added while the reverse remained unchanged. Under Edward III this seal saw the further addition of two small fleur-de-lys.
Richard II 1King of England and Lord of IrelandFirst Great Seal (obverse)1377$48.004 1/2 in.  This was a reengraving of the 6th Great Seal of Edward III
Henry VKing of England and France and Lord of IrelandGreat Seal (obverse)1413-1422$48.00 (each)    This was a reengraving of the 7th Great Seal of Edward III.
Edward IV (o)King of England and France and Lord of IrelandGreat Seal (obverse)1461-1470; 1471-1483$48.00 (each)    
Henry VII (o)King of England and France and Lord of IrelandFirst Great Seal (obverse)1485-1509$48.00 (each)    
Henry VIIIFirst Great seal 1509$48.00 (each)    
Elizabeth I (o)Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithSeond Great Seal1585 (in use 1585 to 1603)$58.00 (each) or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)135 mm / 5.5 in   This seal was engraved by Nicholas Hillyard
Edward VI (o)King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithFirst Great Seal (obverse)1547-1553$48.00 (each)   This is the seal the two-part metal matrix of which allegedly was used as a nut cracker by the pauper in Mark Twain\'s story \"The Prince and the Pauper\".
Mary I & Philip IIKing and Queen of Spain and England, Archdukes of Austria, etc.Joint Great Seal (obverse & reverse))1554$58.00 (each) or 68.00 (in de-luxe version)    obverse and reverse shown
Elizabeth IQueen of Englan, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithSeal for the Court of Common Pleas1558$38.00    
Elizabeth IQueen of Englan, France and Ireland, Duchess of Lancaster, Defender of the FaithSeal f. Duchy of Lancaster (fragment)1570 circa$38.00    Unfortunately, this is a fragment with 1/4 to 1/3 of the seal missing.
James I (o)King of England and Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithGreat Seal (obverse)1603-1625$58.00 (each) or 68,00 (in de-luxe version)    
Charles I (r)King of England, France, Scotland and IrelandGreat Seal (reverse)1625-1649$58.00 (each) or 68.00 (in de-luxe version)    
Henrietta MariaQueen of England, France, Scotland and IrelandPersonal Royal Seal1609-1669$48.00 or 58.00 (in the de-luxe version)   The Latin Inscription is faulty. At the present time we can offer only the obverse side.
Oliver Cromwell (o)Lord ProtectorGreat Seal (obverse)1653-1658$58.00 (each) or 68.00(in de-luxe version)    
Second Great Seal of England Great Seal of the Commonwealth1651$68.00 (each) or $78.00 (in de-luxe version)   On the obverse is a Map of England and Ireland - The reverse depicts the House of Commons in Sesion. This seal was engraved by Thomas Simon, perhaps th greatest English seal engraver. The engraving took him approximately one year. He was paid 200 pounds for it.
Charles II (o)King of Great Britain, France and IrelandFirst Great Seal for Ireland (obverse)1660 58.00 or 68.00 (in de-luxe edition)  At the present time only the obverse side of this seal is available.
James IIKing of England, Scotland, France and IrelandSeal for the Duchy of Lancaster1686$38.00 or 48.00 (in the de-luxe version)3 1/4 in.  The word REX was either erased on the impression or the engraving filled in on the seal matrix.
William III & Mary II (o)King and Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defenders of the FaithJoint Great Seal (obverse)1689$58.00 (each) or 68.00 (in de-luxe version)    
Anne (o)Queen of Great Britain, France and IrelandGreat Seal (obverse)1707$58.99 (each) or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)   Although on seals the Term Great Britain had been used before (e.g. Charles II) - starting with Queen Anne, in particular with this seal, the term Great Britain was official and legal.
George I (o)King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithGreat Seal (obverse)1718$D (each) or E (in de-luxe version)   Due to the fact that the original of this seal shows aome signs of wear and it is not very didtinct, cour copies look much better in green, red or grey.
George II (o)King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithGreat Seal (obverse)1729$58.00 (each) or 68.00 (in de-luxe version)    Due to the fact that the original of this seal shows some signs of wear and it is not very distinct, our copies look much better in green, red or grey. My pesonal preference is the latter (A.W.).
George III (o)King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithGreat Seal (obverse)1760-1820$68.00 or 78.00 (in the de-luxe edition)   This is the last British seal on which a King of Britain claims to be also \"King of France\", a claim that had persisted since Edward III.
George IV (o)King of Great BritainGreat Seal (obverse)1820$58.00 (each) or 68.00(in de-luxe version)    
William IV (r)King of Great BritainGreat Seal (reverse)1830-1837$58.00   We do not have the obverse side yet. This seal of William IV was also used for a short time as The First Seal of Queen Victoria.
Victoria & Albert small oint personal seal1857 – 1861 years of use$18.00 (28.00 as a book mark)    Impression of small rectangular (ring ?) seal
Edward VII (o)King of Great Britain and the Overseas Territories Defender of the Faith Emperor of IndiaGreat Seal (obverse)1901$58.00 or 68.00 (in de-luxe version)149 mm ; 5 7/8 in   
King’s College, Cambridge  15th century$38.00    
Merton College, Oxford  15th century$28.00    
Oxford (Chancellery of the University)  15th century$38.00    
Edward Rowe Morys, Oxford Master personal seal15th century$24.00    
St. Magdalene, OxfordSt. Magdalene College in Oxford 15th century$28.00    
Rye (co. Sussex)Seal of the Borough of RyeSealCity Seal (obverse)1400$38.002 7/8 in.   
Southampton (2) City Seal 17th century$38.00    
Westminster Abbey (reverse)Mitred Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter (co. Middlesex)Seal of the Abbey (reverse)early 13th century$38.00 (each)2 3/4 in.  The reverse depicts King Edward the Confessor seated on a throne with a sceptre in his right hand and a smalll model of the Abbey in his left hand. His feet rest on a lying human figure (probably symbolizing overcoming sinful man).
Henry VI (o)King of England , France and IrelandSeal for the Vacant See of Durham (obverse)1422$38.00 (each)    
Richard III (r)King of England France and IrelandGreat Seal (r)1483-1485$48.00 (each (58.00 in de-luxe version))    Two slightly different versions are available, one from the Archive in Paris (which is moyr complete) and one from our collection (which shows some damage on ine side but is slightly sharper).
Henry II (r)King of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Count of AnjouGreat Seal (reverse)1154-1189$38.00 or 48.00 (n the de-luxe version)    
Richard I (the Lionheart) (r)King of EnglandThird Great Seal (reverse)1195$38,00 (each)    
Henry IIIKing of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Count of AnjouFirst Great Seal (reverse)1243$38.00 (each)    
Edward I (r)King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of AquitaineGreat Seal (reverse)1272-1307$48.00 (each)    
Edward II (r)King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of AquitaineGreat Seal (reverse)1307-1327$48.00 (each)    The reverse side of the seals of Edward I, II and III remained unchanged.
Henry IV (r)King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithGreat Seal (reverse)1399-1413$48.00 (each) (or 58.00 in a de-luxe version)    
Henry V (r)King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithGreat Seal (reverse)1413-1422$48.00 (each) or 58.00 (in de-luxe version)   This seal was a reengraving of the 7th Great Seal of Edward III.
Edward IV (r)King of England and France and Lord of IrelandGreat Seal (reverse)1461-1470; 1471-1483$48.00 or $58.00 (in the de-luxe version)    
Henry VII (r)King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithFirst Great Seal (reverse)1485-1509$48.00 (each) or 58.00 (in the de-luxe version)    
Edward VI (r)King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithFirst Great Seal (reverse)1547-1553$48.00 or $58.00 (in the de-luxe version)   This is the seal the two-part metal matrix of which allegedly was used as a nut cracker by the pauper in Mark Twain\'s story \"The Prince and the Pauper\".
Elizabeth I (r)Queen of England, France and IrelandSecond Great Seal (reverse)1585 (In use 1585 to 1603)$58.00 (each) or 68.00 (in de-luxe version)135 mm / 5.5 in  This seal was engraved by Nicholas Hillyard
James I (r)Kig of Englan and Scotland, France and IrelandGreat Seal (reverse)1603-1625$58.00 (each) or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)    
Charles I (r)King of England, France, Scotland and IrelandGreat Seal (reverse)1625-1649$58.00 (each) or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)    
Oliver Cromwell (r)Lord ProtectorGreat Seal (reverse)1653-1658$58.00 (each) or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)5 3/4 in.   
Great Seal of England (r) Second Great Seal (reverse)1651$68.00 (each) or $78.00 in de-luxe edition    This seal was engraved by Thomas Simon (probably the greatest British seal engraver) who was paid £200 for this job. His signature can be seen under the bench: T Simon ft (fecit) = T. Simon made it
Charles II (r)King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithSecond Great Seal (reverse)1663$58.00 or $68 (in de-luxe version)   At the present time only the reverse side of this seal is available. Note the view of London before the great fire a few years later.
William III & Mary II (r)King and Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defenders of the FaithJoint Great Seal (reverse)1689$58.00 or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)    
Steelyard of the Hanse in London  15th c$38.00   The Steelyard was closed by Queen Elizabeth I. This was one of the first trade conflicts between England and Germany.
St. Bartholomew Hospital in London  1535$38.00    
Tallow Chandlers of London  15th century$28.00   Tallow was much cheaper than beeswax, Thus, most poor people tallow candles.
Weavers, Salisbury, EnglandWeavers Company in Salisbury 16th century$34.00    
Anne (r)Queen of Great Britain, France and IrelandGreat Seal (reverse)1707$58.00 or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)    Although on seals the Term Great Britain had been used before (e.g. Charles II) - starting with Queen Anne, in particular with this seal, the term Great Britain was official and legal. The reverse of this seal depicts it physically showing the English Rose and the Scotch Thistle blossoming on one plant.
George I (r)King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the FaithGreat Seal (reverse)1718$58.00 or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)    
George III (r)Duke of Braunschweig & Lueneburg, Archtreasurer of the Holy Roman Empire and Prince-ElectorGreat Seal (reverse)1760-1820$68.00 (each) or $78.00. in a de-luxe version w. cordsand tassels    
George IV (r)King of Great BritainGreat Seal (reverse)1820$$58.00 (each) or $68.00 in de-luxe edition    
Victoria (4)Queen of Great BritainSeal for the Duchy of Lancaster (reverse)1859 (ca.)$48.00 or $58.00 in de-luxe edition78 mm = 3 1/16 in  Copy made from an original in the Wieber Collection. The obverse side also exists; however, it is not yet available at this time.
George II (r)Duke of Braunschweig and Lueneburg. Archtreasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman EmpireGreat Seal (reverse)1729$58.00 (each) or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)    Shown in Grey
Philip II & Mary IKing of Spain and Queen of EnglandJoint Great Seal1554$58.00 (each) or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)    
Edward III (o)King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of AquitaineFirst Great Seal (obverse)1327$48.00 (each) or $58.00 (in the de-luxe version)   This first seal of Edward III had been used by his grandfather and his father. Edward II added two small castles to the obverse. Edward III additionally two small fleur-de-lys. The reverse remained unchanged.
Edward III (r)King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of AquitaineFirst Great Seal (reverse)1327$48.00 (each) or $58.00 ( in the de-luxe version)   The reverse side of the seals of Edward I, II and III was identical
Victoria (3 ;o)Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India, Defender of the FaithThird Great Seal (obverse)1877$58.00 or $68.00 (in de-luxe version)158 mm ; 6 in.  Only the obverse is available at this time.
Edward III (6,o)King of England and France, Lord of IrelandSixth Great Seal (obverse)133? - 1377 in use$48.00 (each) or $58.00 (in the de-luxe version)   This seal was reused by Richard II. See his great seal.
Edward III (6, r)King of England and France, Lord of IrelandSixth Great Seal (reverse)133? - 1377 in use$48.00 (each) or $58.00 (in the de-luxe version)   This seal was reused by Richard II.
John Saunford 2Archbishop of Dublincounterseal1290$28.00    
George Plantagenet1st Duke of Clarence 1461 - 1478$38.0066 mm 2 1/2 in  George Plantagenet was a younger brother of Edward IV. *1449. In 1461 he became 1st Duke of Clarence and (by marriage) also Earl of Warwick. In Willam Shakespeare\'s play \"Richard III\" he dies by being drowned in a vat of wine.
Richard II (2)King of England France and IrelandPrivy Seal $38.002 3/8 in.   
Richard II (3)King of England France and Ireland(Personal) Ring Seal $28.00 ($34.00 as a book mark)    
Jane SeymourQueen of England 1537 date of document$38.0084 mm  wife of Henry VIII, mother of Edward VI
Victoria (1a) Queen of Great Britain, Defender of the FaithFirst Great Seal (obverse) 1837$58.00161 mm  Note that this seal counts as the \"Second Seal\" because Queen Victoria used the seal of her predecessor, William IV as her \"First Seal\" while her real seal, this one, with her own image on it, was still being engraved. To give you an idea of how busy Queen Victoria\'s Sealing Office was, it suffices to say that after Queen Victoria\'s death in 1903, her sealing office had such a backlog that it worked full time for another year and a half affixing seals to documents issued during her lifetime.
Victoria (2b)Queen of Great Britain, Defender of the FaithSecond Great Seal (reverse}1837$58.00 (each) or 68.00 (in de-luxe version)160mm (6 1/4 inches)  Note that this seal counts as the \"Second Seal\" because Queen Victoria used the seal of her predecessor, William IV as her \"First Seal\" while her real seal, this one, with her own image on it, was still being engraved. To give you an idea of how busy Queen Victoria\'s Sealing Office was, it suffices to say that after Queen Victoria\'s death in 1903, her sealing office had such a backlog that it worked full time for another year and a half affixing seals to documents issued during her lifetime.


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