Stamps were expensive back in 1847 when first issued and our ancestors had special boxes to keep them safe. They kept making them but not so elaborate by the time this one came along in the mid-century era. This one is in great condition with some wear to bottom. Overall size is 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” x ½”. Check out the pictures. I keep thinking I should start a collection of these precious pieces of history.