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Letter Openers74 of 143A unique letter opener that I found at a garage sale.Georg Jensen Sterling Letter Opener with Carnelian Handle
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    Posted 8 years ago

    Chrisnp
    (310 items)

    Here are some more little treasures from cleaning out my mother’s basement. In the heyday of door-to-door salesmen, nobody was better known than the Fuller Brush Man. Starting in the late 1950s, the company gave away letter openers as a promotional item. I found these three in ivory, pink and clear plastic.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Cool!
      Did people buy a lot of brushes? I don't recall anything like that being sold here door to door.
    2. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 years ago
      Love it! I actually have one of these!
    3. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 8 years ago
      This is fantastic!
    4. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 8 years ago
      Yes racer4four, they made a lot of sales. I think there were Fuller Brush door-to-door salesmen in every American city and most towns of any size.

      Here's the story of the last Fuller Brush man in my home town. For all I know, he may have been the one to give these letter openers to my mother or grandmother:

      http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/son-takes-over-oldest-fuller-brush-mans-legacy/
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      Love it -- I remember these!! Nice grouping of their colors !!
    6. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love antiquerose, Virginia.vintage, thatsoretro23, vintagelamp, racer4four, AzTom, aghcollect, gargoylecollector, Manikin, PatSea and inky.

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