This carved camel letter opener is Ivory in color and measures seven and one half inches long. Standing at one end is one camel standing on a platform measuring about one inch. Running along the top are 3 smaller camels.
Although ivory in color, I do not know if that's what it's made of. It could be Ivory, Bone, Bakelite, or some type of Celluloid.
I obtained it at an estate sale. There was a tag attached that said "pre-ban, estimated 1950s - 1960s". Because of the words "pre-ban", that sounds to me like it would have to be bone or ivory, but I have no way to test the material so I can't promise what it is. Unfortunately, that's all the information I have about it.
On what I call the blade side, there is a crack. You'll be able to see that in one of my photos. The crack is at the bottom and measures about a quarter inch long. I don't know if that can be smoothed out or not.
Buyer to pay $4.99 USPS First Class Mail Parcel postage. Shipping is from Nevada.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This January the cost of shipping increased between 6% and 10%. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of over payment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
International shipping charges will also take a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.