We all need help at times organizing our mail. Help is on its way with our funky donkey pair by Relco. Rather than letting correspondence, invitations or bills overflow your desk, table or counter, our mail holder can help you organize all your important mail; that stuff that can't be thrown away just yet, will be held within the coils of our handy organizer. From the 1950's - 1960's this kind of letter holder was popular and was manufactured by various companies, like Relco and mostly imported from Japan. Our letter holder is harder to find than most, featuring 2 braying mules connected with a brass coil, one wearing a top hat that has a 4" long letter opener embedded in it. Their eyes are wide open and staring as they seem to be hee hawing with front legs lifted, rearing up to guard your important papers. Their hooves are painted gold and they have gold lettering on one side of both donkeys that reads LETTER OPENER on one and LETTERS on the other donkey. Our pair of donkeys would look great on your desk holding photos of the kids or organizing important correspondence and would be perfect at home keeping track of bills or those invitations you don't want to misplace. Measuring 5 1/2" tall to the top of the top hat x 8 1/2" long, our letter holder is in good vintage condition. Issues are a chip on the rim of the top hat and a chip on the ear of one donkey, seen in photo 8, and some of the gold paint on the letters is not as strong; and the ceramic plug in the hat which holds the letter opener can be turned but is still intact in the hat. At 60-70 years old, these small flaws are not unusual, do not affect usage and aren't obvious, and are taken into account with the price. Each mule has a foil sticker on the bottom that reads Hand Painted RELCO Creation Japan. Our mail organizer is useful and fun, and you won't find another one like our mules. They will make your guests smile, and organize your mail so it doesn't spill all over your desk or table while adding a kitschy vintage vibe.
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