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Secretary's Department, company hand seal stamps and sundry printing plates for company emblems, c.1865-1965

000/683, 000/703, 000/1877 , 7 items, 1 folder, 1 box

Hand seal stamps, examples of 'NMR' company seal impressed into red wax and sundry printing plates:

  • four ivory/bone handled hand seal stamps bearing seal of N M Rothschild & Sons, an image of the Austrian Rothschild family crest. Used for sealing documents, by making an impression in wax;
  • two wooden handled hand seal stamp bearing seal of N M Rothschild & Sons, an image of the Austrian Rothschild family crest. Used for sealing documents, by making an impression in wax;
  • one wooden handled seal stamp bearing monogram 'NMR&S' [N M Rothschild & Sons]. Used for sealing documents by hand, by making an impression in wax;
  • example of wax seal of N M Rothschild & Sons, an image of the Austrian Rothschild family crest (identical to the design on the hand stamps) prsumed cut from envelopes and retained for many years as a 'curio';
  • box containing a printers plate for an advertisement for 'N M Rothschild & Sons, Merchant Bankers, also Proprietors of the Royal Mint Refinery' and three small printing plates for the 'New Court shield' and 'five arrows' device, c.1955.

Secretary's Department: company seal stamps and seal matrices, c.1930-1970

000/2034/3, 3 items

Secretary's Department: a small collection of sundry company seal stamps and seal matrices:

  • two hand stamps for impressing (embossing) the NMR corporate seal onto documents. The stamps would appear to date from the 1930s, and have a section for the seal matrix to be inserted;
  • example of seal matrix (die) of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited. The inclusion of the word 'Limited' in the company name dates this particular matrix to after 1970.