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You can still buy avanturine wax; only, like all waxes, except red and black, it seals very badly, and makes "kisses" in a most untidy fashion.
He bought an Italian stiletto (by great luck he had a sallow complexion naturally); a silk rope-ladder ( "which is of the first importance"); several reams of paper for love-letters, and a supply of rose-coloured and avanturine wax. [