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Crayola No. 8 Commemoratives


This is a collection of the No. 8 boxes with special commemorative productions made.Crayola uses their boxes to feature many different promotional activities or events.These are usually one-time events, not theme boxes.

 

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Crayola Flying Star - 8 colors

 

 

BS0298††††† Start Date: Late 40sEnd 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: 1952End 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: 1992End 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 isnít nearly as obscure as the original having been produced much later but still doesnít 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: 1982End 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 isnít 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):$3††† 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 No 8 (Ford RU) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

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

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This is the second commemorative box for Ford Motor co.Ford did two commemorative boxes over the years.This was their second one.It is a little rarer than the first one for some reason even though it almost a decade later.By this time Crayola was using their "Rainbow Underline" design.They increased the Ford logo to actually touch the chevron lines.

 

Crayola Multicolor (sticker) - 8 colors

 

 

BS1112††††† Start Date: 1990End 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 Iíd 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: 1991End 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: 1993End 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: 1997End 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 McDonaldís and Wal-Mart.It contained two Color Mix Up, two Color ĎN 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: 2006End 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 (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.

 

Crayola No 8 (90th anniversary - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1416†††† Start Date: 1993End Date: 1993 †††Country: USA

 

Rareness:9††††† Est. Value (Mint):$50††† Crayons: 8†† Colors: 8

 

What makes this unique:

Even though this is a sticker banner placed over the box, this is a special commemorative for the 90th anniversary of the Crayola brand and was not made available to the public, although these did get outside the Crayola company and into the hands of at least one collector.

 

Crayola No 8 (2017 Toy Fair) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1553†††† Start Date: 2017End Date: 2017 †††Country: USA

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This was a commemorative box handed out during the New York Toy Fair from February 18-21, 2017.Naturally, though a few of these were produced, none have made it out to the collecting community at this point.

 

Crayola No 8 (National Crayon Day March 31 2016) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1714†††† Start Date: 2016End Date: 2016 †††Country: USA

 

Rareness:6††††† Est. Value (Mint):$15††† Crayons: 8†† Colors: 8

 

What makes this unique:

This was the commemorative box available during National Crayon Day in 2016.As it came and went quickly, not too many of these have survived.

 

Crayola No 8 (National Crayon Day 2017) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1713†††† Start Date: 2016End Date: 2016 †††Country: USA

 

Rareness:6††††† Est. Value (Mint):$15††† Crayons: 8†† Colors: 8

 

What makes this unique:

This was the commemorative box available during National Crayon Day in 2016.As it came and went quickly, not too many of these have survived.

 

Crayola No 8 (Nesfruita) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1914†††† Start Date: 2015End Date: 2015 †††Country: Philippines

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This was the special box made for Nesfruita in the Philippines in 2015.

 

Crayola No 8 (Romanos Macaroni Grill) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1384†††† Start Date: 2006End Date: 2008 †††Country: USA

 

Rareness:6††††† Est. Value (Mint):$10††† Crayons: 8†† Colors: 8

 

What makes this unique:

This was the special box made and sold at the Romano's Macaroni Grill restaurants with special color names applicable to the restaurant.These are getting scarcer to find now.

 

Crayola Outer Space - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0345†††† Start Date: 2001End Date: 2001 †††Country: USA

 

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

 

What makes this unique:

This was a special box created back in 2001.