Antique Railroad Lead Sealer Values

Unlike Wax Sealers, which were used to secure and mark letters being sent, Lead Sealers were used to apply an embossed lead seal to boxes, and most often boxcar doors to ensure that the freight within had not been tampered with during its journey. It is not unusual for people around abandoned or old rail lines to find lead seals that were broken off, bearing the original embossed logo for the railroad. The lead sealer itself is a handheld tool that pressed the lead blanks into a seal that could not be tampered with. Lead sealers are somewhat scarce and tend to bring around $50.

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