Letter Openers

Letter openers have been used since the eighteenth century. Ivory and silver were favored by the well-to-do. From the start, letter openers were both practical and simple, artistic and ornate. In the late nineteenth century, the letter opener was popular as an advertising giveaway and many were made of metal or celluloid. Brass openers with figural handles were also popular.


SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.12.0
    [timestamp] => 2014-04-19T16:27:15.387Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 111328109679
                            [title] => VINTAGE/ANTIQUE Original WW1 Brass TRENCH ART LETTER OPENER - 8" Long
                            [globalId] => EBAY-GB
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 64823
                                    [categoryName] => Trench Art
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 4175
                                    [categoryName] => Brass
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mhZ9DarQc6evZgDweHVUHEw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=letter-openers&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=111328109679
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => United Kingdom
                            [country] => GB
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 18.32
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => true
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 10.21
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 17.16
                                    [bidCount] => 9
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT0H5M7S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-16T16:32:22.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-19T16:32:22.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [condition] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [conditionId] => 3000
                                    [conditionDisplayName] => Used
                                )

                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 281309259372
                            [title] => Limoges, France 4 Item Dresser, Desk Set, 1 Vase, Letter Opener, 2 Trinket Boxes
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 2805
                                    [categoryName] => Limoges
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mS8nH-JoddZY6wFFiDUM0Vw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=letter-openers&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=281309259372
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 47304
                            [location] => Muncie,IN,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 10.0
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 19.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 19.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT1H10M16S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-12T17:37:31.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-19T17:37:31.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/281309259372_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => true
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 141251190469
                            [title] => Russian enamel SILVER 88 LETTER OPENER
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 151736
                                    [categoryName] => Russia
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/m9wQeNZt-_V6jz7kIqrwbsg/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=letter-openers&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=141251190469
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => Hungary
                            [country] => HU
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 50.0
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 20
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 2222.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 2222.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT1H16M16S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-09T17:43:31.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-19T17:43:31.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/141251190469_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 390819043026
                            [title] => WONDERFUL NEW MOTHER OF PEARL & STERLING SILVER LETTER OPENER SHEFFIELD 2014
                            [globalId] => EBAY-GB
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1215
                                    [categoryName] => Other Solid Silver
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/m6wc3kAWQb-VghkmKx_Hg-w/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=letter-openers&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=390819043026
                            [paymentMethod] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => PayPal
                                    [1] => PersonalCheck
                                )

                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => United Kingdom
                            [country] => GB
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 10.09
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 6.01
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 10.1
                                    [bidCount] => 7
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT3H3M24S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-12T19:30:39.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-19T19:30:39.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [condition] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [conditionDisplayName] => New
                                )

                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 35
            [totalEntries] => 139
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=letter-openers&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DLetter%2BOpeners%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:letter-openers
metakey:Letter Openers
870,20081
eBay Auctions
Sorted By               
(Letter Openers | Advertising & Store Collectibles Price Guide) eBay Auctions

   

Details
Price
Login / Create Account for Price
Pattern or Item
Mouse
Category
Description
Bronze, Vienna, 10 5/8 In.
Year Priced
2010