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A.L. Salomon & Co.
New York, NY
1880s 1940s

Aliases

 

A.L. Salomon & Co.

Locations

 

New York, NY

 

History

 

Abraham L. Salomon ran a prominent stationery business in New York and produced at least one line of crayons but may have done even more. Not much is documented about their history on making crayons and I suspect that the only known box is from somewhere between 1900 and 1920 based on the 18 color assortment. 18 colors was a size only used during the earlier years of crayon manufacturing.

 

One interesting bit of trivia about the founder, A.L. Salomon, was that he was a survivor of Titanic. He was 43 at the time and coming back from a business trip in Europe. He was on boat number 1 which put to sea very early; way before the panic started. He went on to be a major businessman in the stationery industry for many years after that and continued to travel to Europe despite the Titanic ordeal.

 

Thanks to my collecting friend, Gary Schroeder, who recently acquired a second example from this company. Slowly, with help from readers and the collecting community, we build a repository of all the crayons made. Its exciting when some of these only-one-known examples gets a second example from that company.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

The Students Drawing Crayons No 31

ALS0005

TFT

14

14

Unknown

Circle Owl

Double lines

1922

10

$50

The Students Drawing Crayons No 41

ALS0001

FT

18

18

Tan

Red Border

Animal logo

1900s

9

$50

The Students Drawing Crayons No 41

ALS0003

HS

24

24

White

Red Ornate Border

Circle Owl

1910s

9

$50

The Students Drawing Crayons No 41

ALS0004

HS

25

25

Tan

Red Border

Circle Owl

1910s

9

$50

The Students Drawing Crayons No 228

ALS0002

VS

14

14

Tan

Circle Owl

Circle Owl

1910s

9

$30

 

Photos

 

 

Student's Drawing Crayons No 41 - 18 colors.jpg

 

ALS0001

ALS0002

ALS0003

 

 

ALS0004

ALS0005