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Dell Publishing
New York, NY
1921 – 1976

 

Aliases

 

Dell Publishing

 

Locations                                                                                         

 

New York, NY

History

 

Dell Publishing was an American publisher of books, magazines and comic books that was founded in 1921 by George T. Delacorte Jr. with $10, two employees and one magazine title, “I Confess”, and soon began turning out dozens of pulp magazines.  During the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, Dell was one of the largest publishers of magazines, including pulp magazines.  They also did a Dell comic book line partnering with Western Publishing from 1938 to 1968. 

 

Dell Publishing no longer exists as an independent entity. Dell was acquired by Doubleday in 1976.  Doubleday was acquired by Bertelsmann in 1986, who formed Bantam Doubleday Dell as its US subsidiary.  Bertelsmann acquired Random House in 1998 and renamed its US business after the acquisition.  After the merger, Bantam was merged with Dell Publishing.   In 2001, Random House purchased Golden Books' book publishing properties effectively reuniting the remnants of Dell and Western Publishing.  Bantam Dell became part of the Random House publishing group in 2008.  Ballantine Books was merged with Bantam Dell in 2010.  In 2013, Random House merged with Penguin to form Penguin Random House.

 

Along the way, they did some art sets that contained crayons.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Donald Duck Paint and Crayon Set

DPU0001

BWC

6

6

Red

Dell Logo

3 crayons of kittens

Unknown

9

$10

 

Photos

 

 

 

DPU0001