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This is an antique seal created by master engraver Louis Dreka of Philadelphia. Dreka created The Great Seal for the United States Senate in 1876 (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_the_United_States_Senate). He is widely held to be among the most talented steel engravers of all time. Dreka's customers often waited 1-2 years for him to produce a custom seal that he was satisfied to deliver.

This seal features a serpent similar to that shown in the Gadsden Flag. As far as I can tell, this is one of three known remaining Dreka seals. One is in a locked mahogany box in the United States Senate. A second is in the Glencairn Museum in Philadelphia. This one is signed, "DREKA ENGRAVER, PHILA". Please let me know if you are aware of other examples of his exceedingly rare work. Recovered in Washington, D.C.

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19th Century Wax Seal by Louis Dreka


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  • Vintage Supply from the 1800s
  • Material: steel
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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