I have a vintage box of crayons. How can I determine their value?

Thanks for reaching out to us for help in determining the value of your vintage Crayola® product. Several factors may influence the value of a product manufactured in our earlier years. Some of these include the condition and age of the product, along with the current availability and demand for the product. While we do not have an accurate way to determine this for consumers, your local antique dealer would be a great resource for this information. We suggest reaching out to one in your area for an appraisal. You may be interested in a book titled A Century of Crayola Collectibles – A Price Guide” by Bonnie B. Rushlow. Published by Hobby House Press in 2002, it offers information about product history and estimated values. Check for it at your local library and online bookstores. The ISBN is 0875886388.
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While the marker barrel and cap are recyclable, not all parts of the marker are. Because the marker components are securely sealed during the manufacturing process, we don’t recommend trying to remove the marker nib and reservoir. The marker caps can be recycled at facilities that accept #5 plastic. 

Green is more than just a colour to us! Click here to learn more about Crayola’s environmental initiatives.

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While the colour pigments in most Crayola products are not permanent and will fade over time when exposed to strong light, the Crayola products below are permanent and light-fast on most paper surfaces.

  • Take Note! Permanent Markers
  • Ultra Fine Point Doodle Markers

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We’re here for you! Call or text us at 18002729652 on weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time. Text charges may apply.

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1990 — For the first time in Crayola history eight colours were retired and placed in the Crayola Hall of Fame: maize, lemon yellow, blue gray, raw umber, green blue, orange red, orange yellow, and violet blue. Eight new colours were added: vivid tangerine, jungle green, cerulean, fuchsia, dandelion, teal blue, royal purple, and wild strawberry.

2003 — As part of our centennial celebration, the colours blizzard blue, magic mint, mulberry, and teal blue were retired. Four new colours were introduced for the next century: inchworm, mango tango, wild blue yonder, and jazzberry jam; Consumers voted to Save the Shade” and saved burnt sienna from retirement. 

March 31, 2017 — In celebration of National Crayon Day, we announced that Dandelion would be retiring. To celebrate, we sent Dandelion on a retirement tour to all of his favourite places. His replacement was announced on May 5, 2017. For more details on our new blue, click here.

We currently manufacture 120 different Crayola Crayon colours, not including specialty colours. Check out our Explore Colours section at Cray​ola​.com to see them all!

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We do not currently offer a program for recycling broken crayons sent to us by consumers. Because our #1 goal is to provide safe, high quality Crayola products, our raw materials must adhere to high standards and pass strict screening tests. Unfortunately, we would not be able to introduce recycled” crayon wax into our mixtures, and still be able to guarantee the safety and performance of Crayola crayons. For information about crafts involving the use of melted crayons, please visit http://www.crayola.com/things-to-do/how-to-landing/melted-crayons.aspx”>http://www.crayola.com/things-to-do/how-to-landing/melted-crayons.aspx. To learn about Crayola’s recycling efforts and how we work to keep the environment green, go to http://www.crayola.com/about-us/green-initiatives.aspx”>green initiative.
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Although the exact ingredients in our products are proprietary, we can provide a list of the most common ingredient requests NOT FOUND in products currently manufactured by Crayola. This list does not apply to licensed products, such as Crayola-brand bath, personal care, or food items, which are manufactured by licensing partners. Please check the back of the packaging for manufacturer details or contact us with any questions.

  • Casein
  • Eggs & Egg Shell
  • Fish/​Shellfish
  • Latex*
  • Milk
  • Nut & Nut Oil (including Tree Nuts)
  • Peanuts
  • Red Dye #40
  • Sesame & Sesame Oil
  • Whey

*It is possible that latex gloves may have been worn during the manufacture and distribution of raw materials, components or finished goods. 

If the ingredient in question is not included on this list and is due to a medical concern, please contact us at 1 – 800-CRAYOLA or visit our Support Page to send us an email. 


Need information regarding gluten/​wheat in our products? You can find that information here.

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Crayola® Dough, Glitter Dots, and Easy Peel Crayon Pencils are manufactured with wheat (flour) as an ingredient and therefore are not considered gluten free. All other Crayola products, including Silly Putty, do not contain wheat or other grains known to be a source of gluten.

Multiple Crayola products are produced in the same manufacturing facilities and on the same machinery. While there is a slight chance of cross-contamination, the machinery used to manufacture Crayola products is cleaned between production runs in a manner that meets or exceeds all regulations.

This does not apply to licensed products, such as Crayola-brand bath, personal care, or food items, which are manufactured by licensing partners. Please check the back of the packaging for manufacturer details or contact us with any questions. 

If you have additional questions, feel free to call or text us at 18002729652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time.

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There are no plans for a United Way sale in 2023. Crayola Canada continues to develop alternatives to support the United Way. 

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Visit Cray​ola​.ca purchase Crayola Crayon and Marker packages in one colour or contact our Canadian customer service department at cscanada@​crayola.​com.

The following regular size crayon colours are available: black, blue, brown, gold, green, orange, pink, red, silver, violet, white, and yellow. 

The following Ultra-Clean Washable broad line marker colours are available: black, blue, brown, green, orange, red, violet, and yellow. 

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