These are new but they do look old. I remember these type pencil boxes when I was a kid. Now I need them because my collection is getting so big. The boxes are new and fit inside each other with the biggest one being 81/2" by 6". I found these on ebay and there are more of them. These boxes plus the Sterling Plastic Pencil cases can be found at www.motivatedmommaof3.com. Good seller with some nice items.