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Crayola Product Line

 

Crayola No. 8, 1905 – Current


This is a collection of the No. 8 boxes with special commemorative productions made.

 

Crayola Flying Star - 8 colors

 

BS0298      Start Date: Late 40s  End Date: Late 40s  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  10      Est. Value (Mint):  $150    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This was clearly a special promotional box made for the Flying Star factory location within Binney & Smith.  There is only paper evidence that this box ever existed; it was found as a photocopy of a set of older boxes and stored in some old records at the Smithsonian.  There is nothing known about this box other than the approximate year it would have been produced given the design of the time.  No documentation has identified where the Flying Star factory was.

 

Crayola No 8 (1952 Kansas) - 8 colors

 

BS0047      Start Date: 1952  End Date: 1952    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  8      Est. Value (Mint):  $100    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is a special box of the No 8 produced to commemorate the opening of their Winfield Kansas plant on October 8, 1952.  This is the back of the box.  There are only 3 or 4 of these boxes known to still exist.

Crayola No 8 (40 years in Kansas) - 8 colors

 

BS0048      Start Date: 1992  End Date: 1992    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  6      Est. Value (Mint):  $30    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is a special box of the No 8 produced to acknowledge the closing of the Winfield Kansas plant after 40 years in 1992.  It was designed to look almost exactly like the original commemorative box from 1952.  This box isn’t nearly as obscure as the original having been produced much later but still doesn’t show up very often as few were produced and they were given to employees of the plant.

Crayola No 8 (wavy 100% renewable) - 8 colors

 

BS1178      Start Date: 1982  End Date: 1982    Country:  USA

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This is simply a normal No 8 box but with an internal Binney & Smith sticker placed on the front identifying a Renewable Resource project from 11/1/82.  This box came pictured as a group of private held boxes from a former executive.  The boxes were never offered for sale so while this box does exist, it isn’t in the collector community.

Crayola No 8 (fat red new crayons banner) - 8 colors

 

BS0734     Start Date: 1990 End Date: 1990    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  4      Est. Value (Mint):  $7    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is simply a normal No 8 box but has a wrap around strip promoting adding 8 new colors to their color catalog after having retired 8 older ones.  It is a bit harder to find these as I am sure the band was easily broken or lost but for some reason they show up more often than the blue band one for the 8 colors to be retired.

Crayola No 8 (fat So Long band) - 8 colors

 

BS0263     Start Date: 1990 End Date: 1990    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  5      Est. Value (Mint):  $10    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is simply a normal No 8 box but has a wrap around strip promoting their move to retire 8 colors from their color catalog.  It is a bit harder to find these as I am sure the band was easily broken or lost.

Crayola No 8 (Ford) - 8 colors

 

BS0141     Start Date: 1988 End Date: 1988    Country:  USA

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This is a commemorative box for Ford Motor co.  Ford did several commemorative boxes over the years.  This was their first one.

Crayola Multicolor (sticker) - 8 colors

 

BS1112      Start Date: 1990  End Date: 1990    Country:  USA

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This is simply a normal No 8 box but with an internal Binney & Smith sticker placed on the front identifying this box as an assortment of multicultural colors with black and white for blending.  I guess technically this could be considered the first multicultural box but I thought I’d feature it here also since it is just a normal No 8 box. 

Crayola No 8 Collector's Colors 1990 - 8 colors

 

BS0051      Start Date: 1991  End Date: 1991    Country:  USA

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This was a commemorative box made to look like the older design generation of No 8s.  It contained retired colors.

Crayola No 8 (replica) tin - 8 colors

 

BS0050      Start Date: 1993  End Date: 1993    Country:  USA

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This was a commemorative tin made to look like the older design generation of No 8s.  It was part of the 100th anniversary celebration.

Crayola No 8 (WalMart McDonalds) - 8 colors

 

BS0487      Start Date: 1997  End Date: 1997    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  7      Est. Value (Mint):  $10   Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This was a sample box given out at McDonald’s and Wal-Mart.  It contained two Color Mix Up, two Color ‘N Smell, and two Pearl Brite.  It was a promotional effort to introduce some of the new special effect brands Crayola had developed.

 

Crayola No 8 (Wal-Mart) - 8 colors

 

BS1244      Start Date: 2006  End Date: 2006    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  4      Est. Value (Mint):  $2   Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This was a special Wal-Mart exclusive box containing only blue crayons..

 

Crayola No 8 (Ford RU) - 8 colors

 

BS0481     Start Date: 1997 End Date: 1997    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  5      Est. Value (Mint):  $7    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is a commemorative box for Ford Motor co.  Ford did several commemorative boxes over the years.  This was their second one.  For whatever reason, this one is more difficult to find than the earlier version.

Crayola No 8 (Target Red) - 8 colors

 

BS0765     Start Date: 2004 End Date: 2004    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  3      Est. Value (Mint):  $5    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This was a special box sold only in Target stores and featured a custom Target Red crayon in place of the normal red one.

Crayola Colors of Baltimore - 8 colors

 

BS0253    Start Date: 2002 End Date: 2002    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  4      Est. Value (Mint):  $10    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This was a special box sold only in the Baltimore, MD area and contained specially named crayons for locally famous places and things.

Crayola Colors of Washington DC - 8 colors

 

BS0269    Start Date: 2002 End Date: 2002    Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  6      Est. Value (Mint):  $20    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This was a special box sold only in the Washington DC area and contained specially named crayons for locally famous places and things.

Crayola No 8 (GE Colors of Ecomagination) - 8 colors

 

BS1298     Start Date: 2006End Date: 2006    Country:  USA

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This wasa commemorative produced exclusively for GE.  Very difficult to obtain.