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Sterling Paper Group of Companies
Makati City, Philippines
1946 - Current

 

Aliases

 

Central Bookstore, 1946-Current

Sterling Bookbinding, 1956-1960

Sterling Paper Group of Companies, 1960-Current

Sterling Arts

Expressions Stationery Shop

 

Locations                                                                                         

 

Manila, Philippines

Makati City, Philippines

History

 

Sterling Paper Company began in 1946 when Lim Seh Leng and some friends founded the Central Bookstore in Manila, Philippines.  He developed an interest in photography around 1956 and began to manufacture photo albums under Sterling Bookbinding.  They expanded to other products in 1960.  One of those includes crayon products such as the Naruto licensed boxes and One Piece.  They also made crayons under Expressions Stationery Shop using the Wise Buy brand (which looks very similar to the Best Buy logo).  Mr Leng died in a plane crash in 1976 but he had 7 children who took over the business and have expanded it into a multitude of companies in various markets.  I have only used the company and alias names relating to crayons.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                          

New

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Picture

 

Cars

SPC0008

TBH

24

24

Blue

Cars logo

McQueen looking right, 2 red stripes

2000s

4

$3

Yes

 

Cars

SPC0009

TBH

24

24

Black

Cars logo

McQueen looking left

2000s

4

$3

Yes

 

Cars Jumbo

SPC0010

TBH

8

8

Red

Scene

Two cars, black band below

2000s

4

$3

Yes

 

Disney

SPC0018

TT

24

24

Pink

Scene

Ariel

2000s

4

$4

Yes

 

Disney

SPC0019

TT

24

24

Blue

Scene

Cinderella

2000s

4

$4

Yes

 

Hello Kitty

SPC0020

TBH

24

24

Pink

Scene

Kitty sitting with bear

2020

3

$3

Yes

 

Hello Kitty

SPC0021

TBH

24

24

Red

Scene

Kitty waving, 2 hearts

2020

3

$3

Yes

 

Lightning McQueen

SPC0022

TBH

24

24

Red

Arch

Car facing right

2020

3

$4

Yes

 

Lightning McQueen Jumbo

SPC0011

TBH

8

8

Blue

Large Text

McQueen banking left

2000s

6

$7

Yes

 

Naruto Shippoden

SPC0002

TBH

24

24

Blue

Scene

Three characters, orange banner below

2010s

5

$5

Yes

 

Naruto Shippoden

SPC0003

TBH

24

24

Green

Scene

One character

2010s

5

$5

Yes

 

Next Gen Racer

SPC0023

TBH

24

24

Blue

Scene

Two cars, red left, Gray right

2020

3

$4

Yes

 

One Piece

SPC0001

TBH

24

24

Blue

Scene

Five characters

2010s

4

$5

Yes

 

Sterling

SPC0006

TBH

24

24

Green

Red Oval logo

Mock crayons

2000s

6

$7

Yes

 

Sterling Arts

SPC0013

TBH

8

8

Red

Oval logo

Balloon

2010s

3

$3

Yes

 

Sterling Arts

SPC0012

TBH

16

16

Red

Oval logo

Balloon

2010s

3

$3

Yes

 

Sterling Arts

SPC0004

TBH

24

24

Red

Oval logo

Balloon

2010s

3

$3

Yes

 

Sterling Arts

SPC0017

TBH

48

48

Red

Oval logo

Balloon

2010s

3

$3

Yes

 

Sterling Arts

SPC0005

TBH

24

24

Red

Oval logo

Sun,Rainbow and Tree

2010s

3

$3

Yes

 

Sterling Arts Oil Pastel

SPC0015

TBH

8

8

Red

Oval logo

Sun,Rainbow and Tree

2010s

3

$3

Yes

 

Sterling Arts Oil Pastel

SPC0014

TBH

12

12

Red

Oval logo

Sun,Rainbow and Tree

2010s

3

$3

Yes

 

Sterling Arts Oil Pastel

SPC0016

TBH

16

16

Red

Oval logo

Sun,Rainbow and Tree

2010s

3

$3

Yes

 

Wise Buy

SPC0007

TBH

24

24

Blue

Price Tag logo

2 characters, large 24

2000s

5

$5

Yes

 

Photos

 

 

 

SPC0001

SPC0002

SPC0003

SPC0004

SPC0005

 

 

 

SPC0006

SPC0007

SPC0008

SPC0009

SPC0010

 

 

 

SPC0011

SPC0012

SPC0013

SPC0014

SPC0015

 

 

 

SPC0016

SPC0017

SPC0018

SPC0019

 

 

 

SPC0020

SPC0021

SPC0022

SPC0023