There are 11 balls of wool in their original packaging from the French Marigold Wool range. The wool hasn't been used, however in regards to the age, it would be best to say they are for display purposes only. Stored in a dry place, with lavender. The original box is from a French haberdashery. It is in fair condition, with a tear in the side and number 12 written in biro on the lid. The design is attractive with a Clipper ship and waves.