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Gunther Wagner
Hanover Germany
1838 - Current

Aliases

 

Carl Hornemann 1838 - 1863

Gunther Wagner 1863 - 1938

Pelikan GmbH 1938 - 1978

Pelikan AG 1978 - 1982

Pelikan International 1982 - 1996

Goodace SDN BHD 1996 - 2005

Geha-Werke GmbH 2005-2006

Pelikan Group 2006 - Current

 

Locations

 

Hanover, Germany 1838 - Current

 

History

 

In 1832 chemist Carl Hornemann founded his own color and ink factory in Hanover Germany.He expanded in 1842 on a larger property in Hannover.Gunther Wagner became a chemist and plant manager in 1863 and used his family emblem, a Pelican, as the company's logo in 1878.It was one of the first German trademarks.They expanded to 39 people by 1881.In 1895 Fritz Beindorff married Gunther Wagner's oldest duaghter and took over running the company.They expanded to other office products.In 1896 they began to produce Indian ink.In 1901 they began selling their own Pelikan ink.The expanded again in 1906 and 1913.They introduced their first fountain pen in 1929 and later the first water color paint box 1931. In 1938 they reshaped their logo and switched names.They were bought out and consolidated various times between 1982 and current, always retaining the Pelikan name despite the parent company.

 

It is unclear when they first introduced crayons to their product line.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Gunther Wagner No 490/12

GW0010

HT

12

12

Yellow,Blue

Logo below

Pelicanís flying

Unknown

9

$20

Gunther Wagner No 490/12

GW0006

LID

12

12

Brown

2 Sections

German

Unknown

8

$15

Gunther Wagner No 590/12

GW0013

LID

12

12

Purple

Green/White sections

Logo upper left

Unknown

5

$7

Pelikan Fabric No 43/24

GW0007

LID

24

24

Cream,Black

Label, line border

Pelican logo

Unknown

8

$10

Pelikan Jumbo

GW0005

GJL

28

28

Clear,Blue

Pelican logo

Duck with crayon

2018

2

$5

Pelikan Marking

GW0004

TT

1

12

Blue,Yellow

Pelican logo

2 Crayons

2012

2

$3

Pelikan No 470/6

GW0001

TIN

6

6

Yellow,Blue

Pelican logo

Checkered

Unknown

4

$7

Pelikan No 470/12

GW0017

TIN

12

12

Yellow,Blue

Pelican logo

Checkered

Unknown

6

$7

Pelikan No 480/12

GW0011

TIN

12

12

Yellow

Line Grid

Logo left

Unknown

6

$7

Pelikan No 555/12

GW0003

TIN

12

12

Red

No Pelican logo

8 pointed sun

Unknown

5

$5

Pelikan No 575/6

GW0009

TIN

6

6

Green,White

Black Border

Green/White checker

Unknown

5

$5

Pelikan No 575/12

GW0008

TIN

12

12

Green,White

Black Border

Green/White checker

Unknown

5

$5

Pelikan No 575/24

GW0014

TIN

24

24

Green,White

Green/White checker

Pelikan name center

Unknown

5

$7

Pelikan No 575/24

GW0015

TIN

24

24

Green,White

Green/White checker

Pelikan name left

Unknown

5

$7

Pelikan No 590/6

GW0016

TIN

6

6

Purple

Green/White checker

Pelikan name left

Unknown

6

$5

Pelikan No 777

GW0012

LID

12

12

Brown

White label

Logo lower center

Unknown

6

$10

Pelikan Wachsmalstifte

GW0002

TIN

10

10

Red

Pelican logo

8 pointed sun, CE

Unknown

5

$3

 

Photos

 

 

 

Pelikan (large sun tin) - 10 colors.jpg

Pelikan (sun) - 12 colors.jpg

GW0001

GW0002

GW0003

 

 

Pelikan (two crayons) - 12 colors.jpg

 

GW0004

GW0005

GW0006

GW0007

 

 

 

GW0008

GW0009

GW0010

 

 

 

GW0011

GW0012

GW0013

 

 

 

GW0014

GW0015

 

 

 

GW0016

GW0017