Thousands of Letter Openers From Around The World On Display
A man who is on the cutting edge of collecting letter openers now has his huge collection on display. Doctor William Brown says his wife collected spoons so he needed a collection of his own so he began collecting thousands of letter openers from around the world for more than 50 years.
Last year, Brown donated five thousand of them to Santa Fe College for their student volunteer work at ABC Research Laboratories in Gainesville. The donation gave the college a Guiness World Record for the largest letter opener collection in the world. Brown says he traveled frequently for his job so it was easy for him to collect the items.
"I could put them in my luggage. I didn't have to carry them back by hand. It was easy to travel on planes before all the inspections and metal detectors," Doctor William Brown (Letter Opener Collector) said.
Doctor Brown has letter openers as old as World War II and found his first one in Rome in the 1950s.
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