No. 24 P Crayola Crayons: What's Inside the Box

I was so grateful to get these No. 24 P Crayola crayons from a friend. This box is a 24 set from the 1970's. I love all the color names in this box.  I also like that it comes in a hard case, and is able to protect the crayons from damage.  It is a lot easier to store this way. Crayola packaged their crayons in hard boxes during this time period. 

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Collecting Information
Boxes: Crayola No. 24 P crayons
Year: 1970's
What's inside the box: black, blue, blue-green, blue-violet, brown, carnation pink, gray, green, green-blue, green-yellow, orange, orange-red, orange-yellow, peach, red, red-orange, red-violet, violet (purple), violet-blue, violet-red, white, yellow, yellow-green, yellow-orange
Purchase Information: From friend
Where to buy: eBay
Style Number: 52-9912, 52-9913
Code Numbers: the boxes had 43 and 30 on the boxes, I do not know if this is significant, see the pictures below
UPC: None

1970's Crayola 24 P Crayons

Plastic Container Flap

Crayola Crayons Flaps


  1. You do an excellent job in picturing in detail all your featured crayon boxes and crayons. I like it! Did you know the "P" in the 24-P stands for "Plastic"?

    1. Thank you Ed. I did know that about the plastic, I guess I didn't write it. :) I have even more pictures of this box and more crayons/other items. There are style numbers on this box on the inner flaps. I'm thinking at the rate I've been going it'll be about 6 months for me to get everything up.

  2. My earliest Crayola memories look like this, I think they went from the "Helvetica" lettering to the sharp version of the block lettering when I was in 1st or 2nd grade, immediately dating everything my brothers and I had up to that point.

  3. Please make a video review of these beautiful crayons.

  4. I have a box of those. I bought it from an older lady whose husband had passed away. His office in the basement had a lot of unused old things from the 60s and 70s. One particular thing I noticed about your box is the price. Yours says 55 cents whereas mine seems to be an earlier box at 49 cents, but they look exactly the same. Thinking about that, from 49 to 55 cents is quite a price hike in those years. Because of it, now I wonder if my box is from the late 1960s.