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    Default Difference between seal and stamp?

    I have a legal document, but I am not sure which one I should use.
    Is the stamp a dry mark or on wax and the seal uses ink?

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    Default Re: Difference between seal and stamp?

    Hello Daniel

    "The term 'seal' can refer to a device used to make an impression in wax or paper, as well as the actual impression itself. 'Stamp' refers to a rubber stamp, a device where ink is applied to an image, pattern or text that has been moulded onto a sheet of rubber and mounted on a block.Sep 3, 2015"

    https://www.google.com/search?source....0.ZZma-gWQ4bk
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    Default Re: Difference between seal and stamp?

    Thank you, Vicente. I also got confused because you can stamp a seal, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielr View Post
    Thank you, Vicente. I also got confused because you can stamp a seal, right?
    I think so, in some cases. I have seen Notary Public seals stamped although they are usually embossed onto a document with a mechanical seal. If the notary signs the stamped seal then I think they are legally acceptable.
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    I meant that you can stamp a stamp and stamp a seal. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielr View Post
    I meant that you can stamp a stamp and stamp a seal. Sorry for the confusion.
    The confusion is probably due to my badly worded answer.

    You CAN stamp a stamp, by definition. A seal (to my knowledge) is a device that makes a raised impression (embossed) impression on paper or a depressed impression in wax, for instance, so I don't think you can stamp a seal itself, but you can make a stamp that replicates the seal.

    I hope I haven't added to the confusion.
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    Default Re: Difference between seal and stamp?

    And What about a post stamp? Can we use the term Stamp only too?

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    Exactly, shouldn't the post stamp be a seal and use the post seal when we use the rubber device with ink?

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    Seals may leave a raised impression on the paper, they can be embedded as a watermark or computer-generated. Stamps validate documents with an inked emblem or identification. The use of both or either of them depends on document type and state law. https://www.theclassroom.com/the-dif...-12080996.html

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    To sum up, seals are raised and stamps use ink. That was complicated.

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