I found this set of 1 inch printing blocks in an antique store in Oregon early this year for about $50. I don't get them out too often, but when I do it always begins with joy, continues with tediousness, and ends with a rather tired arm and only a few sentences printed!
Based on the style of the typeface, I'm guessing this is from approximately 1890, give or take a decade. I have the complete set except for the lowercase w which is easy to make with a double v. I'm not sure what the original use of this would have been. I'm guessing they were used for signs in a store, possibly, because of the "For" and pointing finger, but it might have been for school or who knows what else.
To my delight, my modern gel ink pad (certainly without question, the best ink pads) smells almost just like the old ink smell this set has.