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Letter Openers
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.


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 Letter OpenersSterling & Ivory Georg Jensen, c.1945, 103/8 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
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 Letter OpenersWomen’s Suffrage Votes For Women, Composition, Woman Handle, 53/4 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersPewter HandleGreen, Red, Clear Stones, Prism Ball Finial2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersBotanicalFlower Handle, Brass, India, 9 1/2 x 1 1/8 In.2008Login / Create Account for Price
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 Letter OpenersSterling SilverEngraved, N. Hendricks, 3 1/2 In.2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersIndia DeityBrass, 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 In.2008Login / Create Account for Price
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 Letter OpenersEaglePlane, Mountains, Gilded, Inscription, Leatherette Case, C.1918, 11 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersElk FinialBear, Adirondack Mountains, Brass, 7 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersFeather Shape BladeBird Handle, Silver, Gorham Attribution, C.1880, 6 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersFox Head HandleBronze, Austria, C.1900, 10 1/4 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersFrogBronze, Kobe, Japan, 1900-202007Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersIndianHeaddress, Silver, Hammered Blade, Shepard Mfg., C.1900, 7 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
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 Letter OpenersIvory BladeJasper Handle, Silver Mounts, Box, Austria-hungary, C.1900, 11 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersMontanaTreasure State, Helena, Butte, Metal, 6 1/4 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersMother-of-pearl BladeSterling Handle, F&b Mark, C.1900, 3 3/4 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price


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