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East West Distributing Co.
Deerborn, IL
1981 - Present

History

 

East West Distributing Co. was formed in 1981 in Deerborn, IL as Walgreen's inhouse distributor of products.  In the case of crayons, they produce Penway products to be sold in Walgreen Drug Stores.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Penway

EWD0009

TFT

16

16

Orange

Block

Black and orange text

1980s

6

$5

Penway

EWD0006

TBH

16

16

Yellow

Streaks

Window, 79 cents

1990s

3

$2

Penway

EWD0002

TBH

16

16

Blue

Squiggle

Window

2010s

1

$4

Penway

EWD0005

TBH

24

24

Yellow

Oval logo

Fanned crayons

2000s

2

$2

Penway

EWD0002

HB

64

64

Blue

Squiggle

Fun Box, Mock crayons

2010s

1

$1

Penway

EWD0004

LID

64

96

Yellow

Red logo

Mock crayons top, $2.99

1980s

6

$5

Penway Extra Jumbo

EWD0006

TBH

8

8

Yellow

Streaks

Window

1990s

3

$2

Penway Extra Jumbo

EWD0007

TBH

8

8

Blue

Squiggle

Window

2010s

1

$2

Penway Jumbo

EWD0008

TBH

8

8

Yellow

Oval logo

Fanned crayons

2000s

2

$2

 

Photos

 

 

Penway (blue) - 16 colors.jpg

 

 

Penway Fun Box - 64 colors.jpg

 

Penway Extra Jumbo - 8 colors.jpg

Penway - 96 colors.jpg

EWD0001

EWD0002

EWD0003

EWD0004

 

 

Penway (Red Yellow Orange) - 24 colors.jpg

 

Penway (window) - 16 colors.jpg

Penway Extra Jumbo - 8 colors.jpg

Penway Jumbo (fanned) - 8 colors.jpg

EWD0005

EWD0006

EWD0007

EWD0008

 

 

 

EWD0009