Stamp book, rectangular wooden box for stamps comprising box and separate lid. Floral design embossed on front of lid in light wood; background is of darker wood.
Stamp boxes, or separate containers, date back to soon after the introduction of the first postage stamp in 1840. The boxes were made of metal – precious and base, wood and leather-covered solid material. There were also folders, small envelopes and inserts in wallets and diaries.