The Unusual Western Crayola Crayon Container

In the early 1960s Crayola put out a very unusual crayon item.  It was their "No 82" container which was shaped and designed as a holster and had a reusable plastic pouch to get the crayons out of.

This container is now very rare and there are probably less than five known.  It contained the large sized crayons in the standard 8 colors.

Crayola went on to use the "No 1008" container for a few years.  These weren't shaped or theme designed at all, they just continued with the reusable plastic pouch design and the larger size crayons.  They only ran for a few years and disappeared from the market.


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  2. I have a box of 64 crayons that is the rainbow 1990 (I think). But it has some crayons that are fifty years old, do u think there could be some rare crayons in the box, and these are used.

  3. I grew up in the 60's and I remember these! Thank you so much for sharing. You have a lovely blog.

  4. The Western holder box #82 is one of a very few that I never had and really wished that I did. It's so very unique and cool. Thanks for the post Ed!

  5. Snow - No, there are no rare crayons in that box.
    Linda - Nice. I grew up in the 60s too but I never saw this one
    Alan - And you had a lot of nice boxes and crayons too!

  6. I had one of these. I remember being so excited when I got it- yes early 60's for sure.

    i remember getting one of these in the early 60's. I was so excited!