Sealing Wax

La Societe J. Herbin, Maitre Cirier a Paris, was established in 1670.

Generations of remarkable people, from Louis XIV to Coco Chanel, have used this traditional sealing wax, and it is well known around the world as one of the highest quality sealing waxes ever made.

M. Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to India he brought back to Paris formulas for manufacturing sealing wax. His special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom.

Then as today, sealing wax was used for documents and correspondence, but also in decoration and bottling. J. Herbin has supplied Chanel from its beginning with wax used for finishing touches on their perfume bottles.

J. Herbin Sealing Wax

Official (or Traditional) Wax


Sealing wax sold in the traditional presentation of 10 sticks of one color.

  • Sticks are 8 ¾ x 3/8 x ½”
  • 16 colors (see chart above)
  • Wax can be broken
  • Makes 20 seals per stick

Plain colors     Ref H310

Metallic colors Ref H311


Supple Wax

This sealing wax does not crack, chip or break. Supple wax can be cut, so it is often used on bottles. Letters and cards with supple wax seals can be sent through the mail if the letter is hand-canceled.

  • Sticks are 3 3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8”
  • 10 colors
  • Each stick produces 7 seals
  • Sold in packs of 4 sticks per color

Ref H331

J. Herbin sealing waxes take razor-sharp impressions
and hold their sharpness through the years.


Supple wax seals that have gone through the U.S. mail

Supple wax seals that have
gone through the U.S. mail

Supple Wax and Scented Supple Wax

Scented Supple Wax

  • 2 colors, blue with lavender fragrance /10 and rose with rose fragrance /60

Ref H341

Pearlescent Supple Wax

Decorative wax for weddings, announcements & invitations. Gives seals striking pearlescent effects.

  • Sticks are 3 3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8”
  • 5 lustrous colors
  • Makes 7 seals per stick
  • Sold in packs of 4 sticks per color

Ref H330


Kings’ Wax with Wick

Royal documents were usually sealed with this wax.

  • Wax with wick for easy use
  • Sticks are 4 ¾ x 5/8 x 3/8”
  • 7 plain and metallic colors
  • Sticks are packed 5 in blister
  • Makes 10 seals per stick

Ref H322


Kings’ Wax with Wick

Royal documents were usually sealed with this wax.

  • Wax with wick for easy use
  • Sticks are 4 ¾ x 5/8 x 3/8”
  • 7 plain and metallic colors
  • Sticks are packed 5 in blister
  • Makes 10 seals per stick

Ref H322

Glue Gun Sealing Wax Sticks

Ideal for embellishments and decorative accents on greeting cards, invitations, scrap booking, glass, wood, plastic and more.

  • Recommended for standard low-heat glue guns
  • Sticks are 4 ¾”
  • 10 bright colors - White /01, Gold /04, Silver /05, Black /09, Light Blue /11, Dark Blue /19, Red /20,
    Cherry /24, Burgundy /26, and Dark Green /30
  • Sold in packs of 6 of one color
  • 5 seals per stick

Ref H358

Pearlescent Glue Gun Sealing Wax

  • Recommended for standard low-heat glue guns
  • Sticks are 4 ¾”
  • 7 colors
  • Sold in packs of 6 of one color
  • 5 seals per stick

Ref H359/


Brass Seals

Brass Seals

J. Herbin's seals are made in two separate parts: a 4" varnished wood handle and a screw-on 17/18" (d) solid brass seal. The seal design is made to stay sharp through repeated use. We offer three series of seals: 23 contemporary symbols; and 26 letters each of the Illuminated and Script Old Style alphabets.

   Letters - Illuminated Ref H400/
   Letters - Script Old Style Ref H403/
   Symbols Ref H404/

Varnished Wood Handle

Ink Pads for Seals

Powdered ink allows for a deeper contrast in the design.

  • Packed in a see-thru pack
  • Silver or gold