Save up to 25% off ALL T-shirts from the NeatoShop! Hurry - sale ends Nov 29, 2015.

Charles Dickens Cat Paw Letter Opener


Charles Dickens’s letter opener with the paw of his cat, Bob, 1862. Berg Collection.

Does the handle of that letter opener remind you of something? Perhaps something feline? It's Charles Dickens' letter opener and the handle is the paw of his pet cat, Bob. I'm assuming Dickens preserved the paw because he loved the cat.  You can see it at the New York Public Library Exhibition celebrating their 100th anniversary.

Link - Via Book Of Joe

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

When I was about twelve, I knew a girl who announced her plan to save her cat's skin after he died "because it was so soft". I was speechless. Sick sick sick
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Charles Dickens Cat Paw Letter Opener"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More