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PETSCHAFT FEATURING KAISER WILHELM II

SKU: 24-144

$125.00

The petschaft played an important part among an Imperial German’s desk accessories. When used with melted wax, it sealed an envelope’s flap and imprinted the seal with the sender’s Coat-of-Arms (if noble or royal) or his initials. Today’s petschaft has been fashioned out of a non magnetic black metal into a chest-high Kaiser Wilhelm II bust. Standing three inches tall, it features the Kaiser in military uniform. Ordinarily, a vertical piece extended down from the chest, with its base serving as the device’s seal. This particular petschaft, however, never was fitted with a seal; it remains blank. Instead, it serves as an attractive little Kaiser-themed desk decoration.


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The petschaft played an important part among an Imperial German’s desk accessories. When used with melted wax, it sealed an envelope’s flap and imprinted the seal with the sender’s Coat-of-Arms (if noble or royal) or his initials. Today’s petschaft has been fashioned out of a non magnetic black metal into a chest-high Kaiser Wilhelm II bust. Standing three inches tall, it features the Kaiser in military uniform. Ordinarily, a vertical piece extended down from the chest, with its base serving as the device’s seal. This particular petschaft, however, never was fitted with a seal; it remains blank. Instead, it serves as an attractive little Kaiser-themed desk decoration.