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Crayola Product Line

 

Crayola Anti-Roll


In 1956 Crayola took their Anti-Roll crayon line and folded it into their Crayola brand.  In doing so, they redesigned it with their similar look and feel at the time and have kept the line going ever since.  This wasn't the first time they had non-rolling crayons and it wasn't even the only offering of non-rolling crayons.  Over the years they have kept a number of non-rolling crayons on their catalog under various product lines; some short-lived and some still going on (Crayola Anti-Roll, Artista II Anti-Roll and Crayola Triangular).

 

While some non-rolling cayons are hexagon shaped, the Anti-Roll crayons simply have one flat side to them to prevent them rolling off a surface when laid down.

 

Here's a timeline of all the non-rolling crayon lines Crayola has produced over the years:

 

Anti-Roll Timeline.png

 

As you can see, the only current lines are the Crayola Anti-Roll, the Artista II Anti-Roll and the Crayola Triangular (which is available under a regular line and under the Beginnings category of crayon products.)

 

There are some variations that have not surfaced for this line based on what I see from the boxes that have survived.

 

1. There should be a No 50 counterpart for BS1201 at the launch of this line because they still have a 16-color box in the next design

2. There should be an 8 color counterpart for BS0617.

3. There should another design that stems the years 1961 to 1966 that hasn't surfaced.

 

If you need a guide on the definition of the rareness ratings, go here:  Rarity Ratings

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll No 25 (oval arch 1 line) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1201      Start Date: 1956  End Date: 1961  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  8      Est. Value (Mint):  $20    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is the initial design of this line after they moved it from its own crayon line and into the Crayola brand.  At that time, they were using the oval logo with the arching Crayola name.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (oval 2 lines below) - 16 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0617      Start Date: 1966  End Date: 1971  Country:  USA

 

Rareness: 5       Est. Value (Mint):  $15    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

Similar to other Crayola lines (8,16, etc.) this is the oval logo with the thin Crayola text for the name.  The crayon number is moved up to the flap and gone is the numbering that was used in the transitional launching box (No 25 or No 50).  This is the box version that they add the "NEW YORK, N.Y." below the oval logo.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (ova 1 line belowl) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0056      Start Date: 1972  End Date: 1976  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  5      Est. Value (Mint):  $5    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

They widened the box as they changed from regular sized crayons to large sized crayons.  In doing so, they discontinued the 16 count size and only offered an 8 count one.  The 8 is reduced and LARGE is added to the flap below it.  The design still used the thin font Crayola name but it is stretched out wider to accommodate the wider box.  ANTI-ROLL is no longer bolded and "Different Brilliant Colors" was reduced in size and put onto one line above the oval logo.  They dropped the "NEW YORK, N.Y."

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (Wavy) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0057      Start Date: 1978  End Date: 1984  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  4      Est. Value (Mint):  $5    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

The oval logo was phased out for their wavy logo.  They added two lines of test below the logo for their address.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (DTC 8DBC) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1133      Start Date: 1988  End Date: 1988  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  9      Est. Value (Mint):  $10    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

For this version they remove the LARGE from the flap.  Enough time has gone by that they don't need to indicate they are large crayons anymore.  Instead, they add their "Different Brilliant Colors" next to the 8; a design technique used on other Crayola lines (8,16,etc.).  By this time they have moved away from the thin font Crayola name in favor of a thick font one.  Anti-Roll is bolder and in green now instead of black.  With the "DBC" text moving to the flap, they have more room to move down the design text; particularly because they are now using the DTC (Design through Creativity) logo at this time.  They have removed the Non-Toxic and replaced it with "8 CRAYONS" instead.  They have also incorporated their more modern chevrons where they have not only two thin lines but an additional thick one before the rest is solid and they have incorporated different green colors to make them stand out.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (DTC) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0390      Start Date: 1989  End Date: 1989  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  4      Est. Value (Mint):  $5    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

Amost identical to the prior version, this one merely adds a bar code in the upper left of the box because they moved to a lidded box for this version.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (bar code) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0600      Start Date: 1993  End Date: 1997  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  2      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This version is very similar to the prior version except that they removed the DTC logo.  This is still a lidded box.  They would move back and forth between a lidded box and a tuck box on this line.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (RU 1 line on flap) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0809      Start Date: 1997  End Date: 1997  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  3      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This version is back to a tuck box and they dropped the 8 from the flap and moved it to the bottom of the box.  The "Different Brilliant Colors" was also replaced on the flap by "Certified Non-Toxic" across one line.  The name incorporated the "Rainbow Underline" design they used during this time.  ANTI-ROLL changed to thicker bubble lettering with a white outline.  Crayons was changed from green to red (with a yellow outline).  They dropped the "8 CRAYONS" and replaced that with sizing (both US and Metric) at the very bottom.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (RU) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0055      Start Date: 1997  End Date: 1999  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  3      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is the non-flap version.  They dropped the "Certified Non-Toxic" that was used on the flap of the other version.  All of the design was moved up with the absence of a tuck flap.  This gave room for two line for the sizing text at the bottom and allowed them to add a UPC in the lower right.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (RU bar code) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0639      Start Date: 2000  End Date: 2000  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  3      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

For this version they added a mock window to the lidded box.  The big green 8 is craplaced by a smaller red 8 with white outline.  The CRAYONS has also had a white outline added to it.  By this version they removed the sizing text and brought back the "Non-Toxic" but this time they chose to use a bubble lettering style of white with green outline.  And they kept the UPC but it is smaller than the previous.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (Mock Window RU) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0473      Start Date: 2000  End Date: 2003  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  3      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is a tuck box with a mock window instead of a lidded box.  The main difference is the removal of the UPC (they put this to the back of the box).

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (Mock window Green text) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1293      Start Date: 2004  End Date: 2009  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  3      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is the first hanger box for the line.  As such, they moved the 8 up to the hanger in the upper left.  They switched out the "Rainbow Underline" logo with the "Window Smile" logo which is a mock window made to look like a smile with crayon teeth.  The ANTI-ROLL was switched to an arching text.  The CRAYONS is changed to white with a red outline and thicker bubble text.  Instead of just Non-Toxic at the bottom, they removed the bubble text and added "8 Non-Toxic Large Crayons" in small black text.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (Smile Scribble Barcode) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1828      Start Date: 2010  End Date: 2013  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  3      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This version is back to a lidded box witht he smile logo.  The Anti-Roll is back to straight bubble text but it is much larger in size; so much so that it encroaches the chevrons even more.  This time they have also added their scribble logo below CRAYONS and they dropped the reference to Large on the bottom text.  As this is a lidded box, they had to add the UPC to the bottom left.

 

 

Crayola Anti-Roll (Smile Scribble) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1829      Start Date: 2014  End Date: Current  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  1      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

We are back to a tuck box for this version.  There is a red 8 on the flap.  It used the Smile window and still has the large straight ANTI-ROLL.  With less vertical real estate, they reduced the size of the scribble logo and the bottom text is on one line and the UPC is moved to the back of the box.