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10 Easy Pieces: Mail Slots

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10 Easy Pieces: Mail Slots

March 9, 2018

Handwritten letters may be an endangered species but a slim, elegant mail slot (or maybe you say “letter plate?”) will always be a stylish accessory for the well-dressed front door.

We’re rounded up 10 of our favorite mail slots—from classic styles to sleek, modern lozenges—in a variety of finishes for your consideration. Junk mailers, take note: If your bulky catalogs don’t fit through the door, it’s no accident.

A Grove Letter Plate is available in two finishes, bright nickel and matte brass (see the top photo for another view of it). Measuring 30 centimeters long (approximately \1\1.8 inches), it is £58 from Rowen & Wren.
Above: A Grove Letter Plate is available in two finishes, bright nickel and matte brass (see the top photo for another view of it). Measuring 30 centimeters long (approximately 11.8 inches), it is £58 from Rowen & Wren.
A Polished Brass Mail Slot has a lift-up flap and is \1\1 inches long. It is \$\24.74 from TS Distributors.
Above: A Polished Brass Mail Slot has a lift-up flap and is 11 inches long. It is $24.74 from TS Distributors.
An Ashtead Letter Plate made from solid brass and finished in lacquered polished brass is £34.\2\1 from Broughtons Lighting & Ironmongery.
Above: An Ashtead Letter Plate made from solid brass and finished in lacquered polished brass is £34.21 from Broughtons Lighting & Ironmongery.
A \10 \1/8-inch-long Traditional Solid Brass Mail Slot is available in four finishes including polished brass as shown; \$39.95 at Signature Hardware.
Above: A 10 1/8-inch-long Traditional Solid Brass Mail Slot is available in four finishes including polished brass as shown; $39.95 at Signature Hardware.
A Stainless Brass Letter Plate measuring \10 inches in length is £59 from Broughtons Lighting & Ironmongery.
Above: A Stainless Brass Letter Plate measuring 10 inches in length is £59 from Broughtons Lighting & Ironmongery.
A Brass Accents Letter Mail Slot With Exterior Flap is available in four finishes, including polished brass, shown; \$49 to \$60 at Van Dyke&#8\2\17;s Restorers.
Above: A Brass Accents Letter Mail Slot With Exterior Flap is available in four finishes, including polished brass, shown; $49 to $60 at Van Dyke’s Restorers.
Slim and sleek, a \1\2-inch stainless steel Line One Letter Plate designed by Atelier 5\2\2 is water-tight and has a spring-loaded hinge. It is \$\19\1.\25 from Design Within Reach.
Above: Slim and sleek, a 12-inch stainless steel Line One Letter Plate designed by Atelier 522 is water-tight and has a spring-loaded hinge. It is $191.25 from Design Within Reach.
A Rope Mail Slot with a patterned edge is available in three finishes (lacquered brass as shown, unlacquered brass, and hand-antiqued brass) and is \1\1 inches long; \$\1\25 to \$\135 at Charleston Hardware.
Above: A Rope Mail Slot with a patterned edge is available in three finishes (lacquered brass as shown, unlacquered brass, and hand-antiqued brass) and is 11 inches long; $125 to $135 at Charleston Hardware.
In a satin nickel finish, a \10-inch Marcus Letter Plate is £\2\2.50 from Ironmongery Direct.
Above: In a satin nickel finish, a 10-inch Marcus Letter Plate is £22.50 from Ironmongery Direct.
Some people like labels. If you&#8\2\17;re one of them, a Classic Heavy Duty &#8\2\20;Mail&#8\2\2\1; Letter Slot announces its intent clearly. It is \10 inches long and available in four finishes, including Antique Brass, shown, for \$69.95 from Signature Hardware.
Above: Some people like labels. If you’re one of them, a Classic Heavy Duty “Mail” Letter Slot announces its intent clearly. It is 10 inches long and available in four finishes, including Antique Brass, shown, for $69.95 from Signature Hardware.

Is the concept of “mail” old-fashioned? We hope not. Here are more of our favorite mailboxes to encourage handwritten letters, postcards, and the occasional love note:

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