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Crayola Product Line

 

Crayola No 16 (International)

 

The No 16 line was made and sold in several different international locations and started in different years depending on which location.  They are also more difficult to date.  Rather than offer up a complete chronology including unknown boxes, I can only feature what is known and speculate at possible production dates for the versions since so little is documented and not all examples have surfaced.

 

Australia boxes

Canada boxes

Europe boxes

Mexico boxes

 

Australia

Crayola No 16 (fat lettering red Tippy) - 16 colors

 

BS0887  Start Date: 1994  End Date: 1996  Country:  AUS

 

Rareness:  8     Est. Value (Mint):  $30    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

Similar to Asia versions, this one features Tip holding a crayon.  Has the Thick brand name text and an open window.

 

 

Canada

Crayola No 16 (Oval straight Canada 1 line) - 16 colors

 

BS0590   Start Date: 1972  End Date: 1976    Country:  CAN

 

Rareness:  6      Est. Value (Mint):  $30     Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

This has the straight upper/lower brand name text.  On this version they incorporated the USA logo but with the Canada Crayon Co name in it.

 

Crayola No 16 (Canadian Hex stamp upper right) - 16 colors

 

BS0848   Start Date: 1974  End Date: 1978    Country:  CAN

 

Rareness:  9      Est. Value (Mint):  $40     Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

The changes on this version are that the Hexagon reference changes to a Hexagon logo in the upper right rather than reference on the flap.  They also completely dropped the logo and simply added a red maple leaf with the Made in Canada text.  They also added the CP certification logo in the lower left and dropped the Non-Toxic to the bottom.

Crayola No 16 (Canada Hexagon crayons on flap) - 16 colors

 

BS1213   Start Date: Unknown  End Date: Unknown  Country:  CAN

 

Rareness:  7      Est. Value (Mint):  $30     Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

In this retail version with the tall hanger tab, they still have the hexagon logo in the upper right but in French and English.  Also, they switched to the thicker brand name text.  This is part of an era where the designs from Canada featured a bunch of crayon tips on the hanger tab.

Crayola No 16 (Canada crayons on flap) - 16 colors

 

BS0716   Start Date: Unknown  End Date: Unknown  Country:  CAN

 

Rareness:  7      Est. Value (Mint):  $20     Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

Exactly like the hexagon version but without the hexagon stamp.

Crayola No 16 (Canada maple leaf) - 16 colors

 

BS1081   Start Date: Unknown  End Date: Unknown  Country:  CAN

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

The changes on this version are similar to that of the Hexagon version.  They completely dropped the logo and simply added a red maple leaf with the Made in Canada text.  They also added the CP certification logo in the lower left and dropped the Non-Toxic to the bottom.

 

Crayola No 16 (Canada - Trap window Tippy running) - 16 colors

 

BS0807    Start Date: 1987  End Date: Unknown    Country:  CAN

 

Rareness:  7      Est. Value (Mint):  $25     Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

Very tall hanger flap on this version with a unique design of three colors of crayon markings the last coming from the tip of a purple crayon.  They incorporated a mock trapezoid window during this era of boxes.  They dropped the Made in Canada reference and simply kept the red maple leaf.  They added the registered trademark logo to one of the chevrons by this time.  This also has a purple Tip character running on it.  Tip was commonly found on international boxes more so than on USA ones.  By this time they were also using the thicker font for the brand name.

Crayola No 16 (Canada yellow hanger) - 16 colors

 

BS0630  Start Date: 1997  End Date: 1999    Country:  CAN

 

Rareness:  3      Est. Value (Mint):  $3     Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

The company redid their entire packaging in 1997 and created the familiar rainbow underline below their name.  This retail version featured the yellow hanger tab and started the signature International crayon tips at the bottom.  Each size package contained a different number of crayons.  For the 16 count box there were four.  This image had a registered trademark even.  By this time they had gone back to an actual window instead of a mock.

Crayola No 16 (Canada green hanger) - 16 colors

 

BS0376  Start Date: 1999  End Date: 2002    Country:  CAN

 

Rareness:  2      Est. Value (Mint):  $2     Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

Only a visual change occurred for this design generation.  On this retail version, the hanger switched from yellow to green

 

Crayola No 16 (Smile Canada green hanger) - 16 colors

 

BS1057  Start Date: 2003  End Date: Current Country:  CAN

 

Rareness:  1      Est. Value (Mint):  $2     Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

In 2003 Binney & Smith redesigned their entire line.  They took advantage of the window’s shape of a smile and enhanced that to actually look like a smile.  For this retail box version they used a mock window.  The brand name was affixed above the window and used a different font style.  They kept the trademark three crayons but made them slightly longer and dropped the trademark symbol.  The crayons below were changed slightly two with the blue and red switching places and have a more 3 dimensional feel.

 

 

Europe

Crayola No 16 (Wavy Trap red 16) - 16 colors

 

BS1141   Start Date: 1984    End Date: 1988     Country:  EUR

 

Rareness:  8      Est. Value (Mint):  $8    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

The trapezoid is on this one.  This is a retail version and had the unique crown opening to hang it with on the hanger tab.  The wavy Binney & Smith logo is a lighter green color.

Crayola No 16 (RU yellow hanger no crayons) - 16 colors

 

BS0650  Start Date: 1997    End Date: 2004     Country:  EUR

 

Rareness:  2      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

When Binney & Smith redesigned their line with their familiar rainbow underline logo for their brand name they did it on all international lines too.

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No 8 version

 

           Start Date: 2005   End Date: Current     Country:  EUR

 

Rareness:  1      Est. Value (Mint):  $2    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

.This version features their smile logo with the Crayola name above it.  This has the three crayons and they also added an upside down crayon tip on the flap on the left side and changed the color of the 16 on the flap to white.

 

Mexico

Crayola No 16 (Mexican straight) - 16 colors

 

BS1139  Start Date: 1973  End Date: 1976  Country:  MEX

 

Rareness:  10     Est. Value (Mint):  $20    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

The Mexican version of the No 16 is easily recognized with the Spanish “Crayones”.  This is an earlier version from the 1970s with the Straight upper/lower case brand name.

Crayola No 16 (Mexican) - 16 colors

 

BS1113  Start Date: 1997  End Date: 1999  Country:  MEX

 

Rareness:  10     Est. Value (Mint):  $15    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

The Mexican version of the No 8 has the yellow hanger tab and the rainbow underline brand name design.

Crayola No 16 (Mexican RU green hanger) - 16 colors

 

BS1056  Start Date: 1999  End Date: 2002  Country:  MEX

 

Rareness:  2     Est. Value (Mint):  $5    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

The Mexican version of the No 16 has the greeh hanger tab and the rainbow underline brand name design.  Box text is in Spanish.