For some reason, boxes of any kind have been a staple of collectibility across all ages, income brackets and societal demographics. It doesn’t matter what era the box comes from – all sizes are sought after. From small snuff boxes (as we have written about) to large humidors.
Boxes can be used for carrying just about anything – valuables, jewelry, keepsakes, business cards or pills – or can simply be decorative. They can be made of rare woods, crystal, gold, silver – or even horn, ivory or tortoise shell (though the last few are highly protected now).