Blue Ribbon Crayola Crayon, One Hundred Billion

In 1996 Crayola celebrated in a major way by making it's 100,000,000,000 or one hundred billion crayon. To commemorate this occasion Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers visited the Crayola Factory in February 1996, and poured the wax for the one hundred billionth crayon. 1 million commemoration blue ribbon crayons were made and put in a special limited edition 96 count box. Ten of the blue ribbon crayons were wrapped in gold foil, the winner won a trip to the opening of the Crayola Factory and a chance to win the one hundred billionth crayon. The winner of this crayon Darlen Martin won the crayon and sold it back to Crayola for $100,000. If it had been me there would have been no way I would have given it back haha. There were also crayons wrapped in silver and red foil. The silver crayons got a giant blue ribbon crayon replica and the red ones got a plush toy. I was able to secure my hands on one of these blue ribbon crayons. It looks like they were also sold separately at the Crayola Store at the Crayola Factory. Thanks Ed Welter for your info on this!

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Collecting Information
This is a highly collectible crayon because it is hard to find.
Crayon: blue ribbon crayon commemorating 100,000,000,000 Crayola Crayons!
Other Boxes: This crayon is also contained in a special limited edition 96 count box. It comes in gold, silver, and red foil. 
Year: 1996
Manufacturing Location: USA
Where to buy: eBay (may be hard to find)

Here is the wrapper for the blue ribbon crayon.




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