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    Thought different letter openers would be interesting - this is one my Mom used

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    Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    Nice!
    thanks, it wooden and appears hand painted

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    Look underneath the bird and see if it's signed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Look underneath the bird and see if it's signed?
    no markings on the bird at all - the very bottom of the bird, or the base if you will is unpainted wood
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    That is a very nice letter opener, cwent. You said your mother used it...do you use it as well?

    I don't get many letters - I don't write them either so I can't complain - but I now use my mother's letter opener to open up my bills and such. My mother was a great letter writer and used it for years to open letters and notes from her friends and colleagues; she probably bought the letter opener when she lived in New York in the late 1940's. The handle is sterling silver; the letter opener was made by the Danish silversmith company, Georg Jensen.

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    Should you be interested, here is an earlier thread on letter openers that contains more information about my letter opener - thanks to BikerBabe. More importantly, it contains photos of some other very nice letter openers owned by fellow-FPGeeks: Letter openers

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    That is a very nice letter opener, cwent. You said your mother used it...do you use it as well?
    Thank you, yes I use it - it has a prominent place on my desk at home, right next to the pen case I received from Tracy Lee.

    And sorry, I did not realize there was a thread already on this subject. That is some letter opener you have as well - very nice!
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    that's cute!!!

    I used to have one similar to that, but it was some sort of tropical bird and probably not much of a collectors item. Picked it up in my travels through SE Asia. I have some carved wooden ducks that are signed by local artists here.

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    That is very cool Carl. I need to get myself a nicer letter opener. I have a cheap office letter opener that bends at the slightest touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwent2 View Post
    That is a very nice letter opener, cwent. You said your mother used it...do you use it as well?
    Thank you, yes I use it - it has a prominent place on my desk at home, right next to the pen case I received from Tracy Lee.

    And sorry, I did not realize there was a thread already on this subject. That is some letter opener you have as well - very nice!
    Very cool! (Hey, I see you live in RI - my letter opener was in Rhode Island for many years. I grew up in Cumberland.... )

    No worries about starting a second Letter opener thread; it was time for a new one!

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