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What does your secretary use?
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Posted: 20 January 2017 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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As a recently initiated Mason, I am studying hard and have incorporated some of that into my work (I am a graphic designer). Online I have seen a few “Masonic Passports” that feature pages for stamps and seals. My inspiration is known as an honorary member of about half my state and is well-known for his travels, something I hope to do myself someday. I am currently designing my own and my local secretary is excited to see what I come up. He happened to mention the word “embossing” when talking about the seal. A seal and stamp are two very different things which would changed how it is I construct the pages. So, I am gathering people’s experience to see if the seal (embossing) or the stamp (ink) is more common.

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Posted: 20 January 2017 09:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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A lodge seal is a mechanism used to emboss a document. We use gold disk stickers and emboss them.

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Posted: 22 January 2017 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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I can’t vote because our secretary would use neither. He would use our embossing stamp. I guess he could also use our lodge address stamp under it. But the embosser is our official stamp.

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Posted: 22 January 2017 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Posted: 26 January 2017 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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In our lodge, they use an embossed seal. It is the same one that is used on our dues cards.

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Posted: 26 January 2017 01:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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I wish I had bought a masonic passport years ago. I have visited many lodges, since I bought one, and I prefer to have the page embossed with the raised seal. All of the secretaries I have asked to do so, were delighted! I am going to suggest to my mother lodge, that every new Mason be given a Masonic Passport.

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