Lots of Crayon Boxes To Collect
Introducing Crayon Collecting.com
Collecting crayons is not just child's play. There are many serious collectors out there who have dedicated many hours to researching the crayon industry and archiving valuable photographs, articles and advertising materials. A fabulous website for you to visit is Crayon Collecting.com run by Master crayon collector, Ed Welter. Divided into sections called "Crayola", "Companies", "Articles" you will find everything imaginable about crayons on this website.
History of Waxed Crayons in American Began in 1880s
According to Ed the wax crayon started in Europe and was first manufactured in the United States in the 1880s. The wax crayon became important in the US at the same time as the Kindergarten movement and the expansion of creative programs in school.
Ed Has Thousands Of Collectible Crayon Boxes
Crayons come in paper boxes, wooden boxes, tins and canisters. Look for interesting graphics and unusal packaging.
Prices For Vintage Crayon Boxes
Prices for vintage crayon boxes vary according to rarity, conditon and age. You will be able to collect lots of crayon boxes (with crayons) from $8.00-18.00. But be prepared to see unusal varieties sell for
$25.00-45.00 and upwards. Crayons are also crossover collectibles. For example Disney related crayon box themes may also be of importance to Disney collectors and fetch considerable more money. Or a crayon box associated with an importnt event or character can be of interest to many.
Visit Crayon Collecting.com
You might enjoy joining the Crayon Collector's Club http://www.crayoncollecting.com/ccc.htm
Be sure to visit Kelley Street Vintage, she often sells vintage crayon boxes.
Photo images courtesy of Crayon Collecting.com
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