This 7 inch letter opener is a souvenir from The Island of Lepers, San Antonio, Texas. The plastic letter opener has a curving gray sword “blade” and a decorative rosy red curving handle. The opener’s blade is marked, “The Island of Lepers. San Antonio 6, Texas.” The use of the postal zone 6, dates the letter opener to prior to 1963 when zip codes were first used. This is a souvenir from one of the leper colonies that were in operation in the early part of the 20th century before Hansen’s Disease or Leprosy was all but eradicated.

ITEM ID
7055
COLOR
Gray, Red
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Carolyn's Timeless Treasures

Vintage Sword Letter Opener Island of Lepers, San Antonio, Texas

$12


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