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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 OpenersEagleCopper, Embossed, c.1920, 11 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersEar Of CornJohn Deere, Brass, 3 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersElephantsMarching, Petal Flowers, Openwork, Celluloid, 7 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersGeorge WashingtonCelluloid, Japan, 1920s, 7 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersHedgehogMother-Of-Pearl, Silver Collar, 5 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersIndian Head3-D, Celluloid, Niagara Falls, 7 3/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersMagnifying GlassPlastic, Marbled, 9 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersMother-Of-PearlSilver, 19th Century, 4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersOwlBronze, Orange Glass Eyes, 9 3/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersPorcelain HandleWhite Ground, Pink Flowers, 9 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersPrehistoric Fish HandleIvory, Pierced Blade, c.1850, 8 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersRuler MarksLion’s Paw, Silver, c.1945, 5 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersSeal HandleIvory, Signed, 7 5/8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersSerpentSilver, Tortoiseshell, 1895, 8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersSword StyleNickel Plated Brass, Naples, Italy, 1946, 9 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersTalonFaux Pearl, Silver Metal, c.1870, 4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersTunbridgewareMosaic Geometric Patterns, 1880s, 9 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersTurkey FootFeather, Cast Iron, 9 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersVictorian Woman14K Rose Gold, Dagger Style, Scrolls, c.1885, 8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersWhalerBoats, Scrimshaw, Whale Baleen, 12 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersBoar Brass, 9 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersBrass Boar On Handle, 9 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersCannon Handle Brass, 10 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersEnglish Bulldog Celtic Symbols, Brass, c.1875, 6 3/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Letter OpenersFigural Handle Brass, Knight, Sword Shape, Blade, 10 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price


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