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With a letter opener, slitting envelopes to get at their contents becomes an easy task. The openers have a simple structure, a plain handle, and a long, moderately sharp blade.


Some letter openers feature unique patterns or engravings on the handle. Made from precious metals or carrying with them an important history, some qualify as antique or vintage treasures. Choose a letter opener that fits your personality and taste and keep it handy for opening your mail.

  • Antique Letter Opener

    Antique Letter Opener

    £10.00
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    Found this very old letter opener. Don’t know what it is made of, but appears to be from either Africa or India because of the Elephant carving on the handle - unusual item.
  • Antique Letter Opener Hand Carved Wooden Figure Dated 1927

    Antique Letter Opener Hand Carved Wooden Figure Dated 1927

    £26.91
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    It is 13" long and is in good condition with minor wear. The tip has some wear from use but there are no chips or cracks. It looks German and the writing on the back is in a language other than Englis...
  • Antique Silver Plated Letter Opener Depicting Dog Head

    Antique Silver Plated Letter Opener Depicting Dog Head

    £18.00
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    Antique Silver Plated Letter Opener depicting a dogs head, possibly an English Setter. There are plate/makers marks on the back but I am sorry to say I do not know who the maker is.
  • antique letter opener with tray

    antique letter opener with tray

    £0.99
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    Ornate letter opener with tray. Elephant and tiger design with a floral arrangement.
  • Vintage Antique Hand Carved STAG HORN Paper Knife Letter Opener with FACE Handle

    Vintage Antique Hand Carved STAG HORN Paper Knife Letter Opener with FACE Handle

    £48.00
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    An unusual, vintage/antique paper knife, carved entirely from stag horn. The handle is hand carved into a face, neck and upper body; with knife section separated by a brass fixture.