Brass was used for heat embossing as it hold up better than lead with heat. Pieces - upper case letters are about 13 mm (0.51 inch). (for size reference please see pictures). Please see the picture(s), so you will see which characters are included (or not) in this set. We think, that this wonderful brass type set should date from around 1900.Be sure, that a careful packaging will be done, so nothing will hurt this unique set on transport. ´¯¤ª"~¨¨¯¯¨¨~"ªª"~¨¨¯¯¨¨~"ª¤¯`. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Printing & Graphic Arts\Printing & Graphic Essentials\Type, Cuts & Printing Blocks". The seller is "vintage-letterpress" and is located in this country: DE. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, United Kingdom, France.