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B. Shackman & Co. Inc.
New York, NY
1898 - Current

 

Other Locations

 

Company moved to Galesburg, MI in 1985

 

History

 

Bertha Shackman began B. Shackman & Co. Inc. back in 1898 as a toy, card and novelty business on Broadway Ave in New York City, NY.  From there it moved to Madison Ave and then to Fifth Ave.  Bertha's great grandson, Dan Shackman Jacoby, took over the business in 1935 when he was just 21 years old and ran it until he sold the company to his employees in 1985 because all of this heirs had other career interests.

 

While they primarily created toys, they did also produce at least one crayon related item:  Kitty Cucumber soap crayons.  The Kitty Cucumber character was the name of a doll owned by Bertha Shackman and in 1985 they opened up a full line of Kitty Cucumber products.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Kitty Cucumber Soap

BSC0001

TFT

5

5

Black

Line Border

Black box, cat in bathtub

1985-1990

6

$7

 

Photos

 

 

Kitty Cucumber Soap - 5 colors.jpg

 

BSC0001