Collecting Crayola Tins and Collectibles

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Miniature Crayola Tin

Mini Crayola Tin
Mini Crayola Tin. Barb Crews

An information identification guide to Crayola tins.

The majority of these tins have been produced since 1990. The price guesstimates are just that, a guess and estimate combined. Prices of course depend on the market, where it is being purchased and condition of the tin.

Thanks to Linda McPherson, author of Modern Collectible Tins for her help with the prices.

No information on this tin.

It does not have a UPC code, lid is hinged and it is considered hard to find by collectors. A wonderful little tin.

  • Size: 4" x 3" x 3/8"
  • Price Estimate: $25 - $35.

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Crayola Marker Parker

Crayola Marker Parker
Crayola Marker Parker. Barb Crews

Crayola Marker Parker tin. Not known if tin came with product or how it was distributed. I was told by that at one point it was given away at the Crayola factory during a tour.

  • Date: 1990 on bottom of tin
  • Size: 4" x 5.75" high"
  • Price Estimate: $15-$20.

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Crayola Collector's Colors

Crayola Collector's Colors 1991
Crayola Collector's Colors 1991. Barb Crews

Partial text on the bottom on tin:
Crayola Presents Collector's Colors Limited Edition Tin.

Tin has a mottled flat finish.

  • Date: 1991
  • Size: 7" wide, 5" deep and 2.5" high
  • Price Estimate: $10-$15.

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Crayola Pencil Tin -1991

Crayola Pencil Tin
Crayola Pencil Tin 1991. Barb Crews

Not much information on this tin, except for a 1991 date on the bottom.

Lid is hinged.

  • Date: 1991
  • Size is 7.75" wide, 4.25" deep and 1.25" high
  • Price Estimates: $8 - $12.

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Crayola Colorful Holiday Wishes -1992

Crayola Colorful Holiday Wishes
Crayola Colorful Holiday Wishes. Barb Crews

Partial text on the bottom on tin:
Colorful Holiday Wishes from Crayola, 1992.

Tin has a mottled flat finish and came with a Crayola ornament, as well as box of crayons.

  • Date: 1992
  • Size: 6" wide, 6" deep and 3" high
  • Price Estimate: $10. - $12 for tin alone
    $12 - $15 with ornament and crayons.

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90th Anniversary of Crayola Crayons-1993

90th Anniversary of Crayola Crayons-1993
90th Anniversary of Crayola Crayons-1993. Barb Crews

Partial text on bottom:
Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Crayola Crayons!

Tin has a mottled flat finish.

  • Date: 1992
  • Size: 6" wide, 6" deep and 3" high
  • Price Estimate: $8. - $10 for tin alone
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap.

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Crayola Binney & Smith (Canada) Ltd-1993

Crayola Binney & Smith (Canada) Ltd-1993
Crayola Binney & Smith (Canada) Ltd-1993. Barb Crews

No text on bottom except 1993 date and copyright information.
1993 Binney & Smith (Canada) Ltd.

Tin has a very shiny finish and shows the complete picture of the 1992 tin.

  • Date: 1993
  • Size: 7.25" wide, 5" deep and 2.5" high
  • Price Estimate: $12. - $15 for tin alone

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Sharing the Memories of Crayola -1994

Sharing the Memories of Crayola -1994
Sharing the Memories of Crayola -1994. Barb Crews

Partial text on bottom:
Sharing the Memories of Crayola with Family and Friends

Tin has a mottled flat finish.

  • Date: 1994
  • Size: 6" wide, 6" deep and 3" high
  • Price Estimate: $8. - $10 for tin alone
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap.

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Crayola A World of Coloring Fun 1995

A World of Coloring Fun 1995
A World of Coloring Fun 1995. Barb Crews

No text on bottom except 1995 date and copyright information.

Tin has a slightly glossy finish.

  • Date: 1995
  • Size: 6" wide, 6" deep and 3" high
  • Price Estimate: $6. - $10 for tin alone
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contacts intact.

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Crayola Jumping Crayons 1995

Jumping Crayons 1995
Jumping Crayons 1995. Barb Crews

No text on bottom except 1995 date and copyright information.

Tin has a slightly glossy finish.

  • Date: 1995
  • Size: 6" wide, 6" deep and 3" high
  • Price Estimate: $8. - $10 for tin alone
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contacts intact.

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Crayola NBA Tin

Crayola NBA Tin
Crayola NBA Tin. Barb Crews

Tin came with colored pencils and markers.

Text on the back says Crayola NBA.

Tin has a slightly glossy finish and graphic is a very blurred picture.

  • Date: Distributed in 1995/1996
  • Size: 7.75" wide, 4.25" deep and 2" high
  • Price Estimate: $18. - $21 for tin alone
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contacts intact.

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Crayola NHL Tin

Crayola NHL Tin
Crayola NHL Tin. Barb Crews

Tin came with Crayola markers with NHL team designs. Text is both French and English.

Tin has a slightly glossy finish and graphic is a blurred picture.

  • Date: Distributed in 1995/1996
  • Size: 7.75" wide, 4.25" deep and 2" high
  • Price Estimate: $18. - $21 for tin alone
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contacts intact.

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Crayola Peace Tin - 1995

Crayola Peace Tin
Crayola Peace Tin 1995. Barb Crews

Popularly known as the Peace Tin, this was available from Hallmark Cards and came empty.

Tin has a glossy finish and graphic is a child-like crayon design.

  • Date: Distributed in 1995
  • Size: 8" wide, 6" deep and 4.25" high
  • Price Estimate: $8. - $12.

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Crayon 101 Dalmatians Tin

Crayon 101 Dalmatians Tin
Crayon 101 Dalmatians Tin. Barb Crews

This tin is not marked with Crayola logo. Tin came with 48 crayons in plain white boxes, but the crayons had Dalmation logo wrappers. Also enclosed were stickers to color and a poster. Legend on the back of tin is both English and French.

Text on bottom includes the number 1996 which I believe indicates the year, but it is not completely clear if this is year it was produced.

  • Date: Distributed in 1996?
  • Size:7.75" wide, 4.25" deep and 2" high.
  • Price Estimate: $18. - $21.
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contents intact.

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Crayola Discovery Series No. 1

Crayola Discovery Series No. 1
Crayola Discovery Series No. 1. Barb Crews

Tin contains crayons, washable markets, ministampers, colored pencils and silver glitter glue.

Text on the back says Crayola Discovery Series No. 1 Tin has a slightly glossy finish.

  • Date: 1997
  • Distributed in Australia
  • Size:7.75" wide, 4.25" deep and 2" high.
  • Price Estimate: $18. - $21.
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contents intact.

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Crayola Dreaming 1997

Crayola Dreaming 1997
Crayola Dreaming 1997. Barb Crews

Tin came with two 16 count boxes of regular crayons and one 16 count glitter crayons.

Text on bottom includes 1997 date and copyright information.

  • Date: 1997
  • Distributed in Australia
  • Size:7.75" wide, 4.25" deep and 2" high.
  • Price Estimate: $18. - $21.
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contents intact.

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True Blue Heroes

True Blue Heroes
True Blue Heroes. Barb Crews

The True Blue Heroes tin honored everyday heroes chosen from over 10,000 submissions. Each one of eight crayons has the name of the winner on the special paper wrapper. The ninth crayon is a True Blue Crayola.

  • Date: 1997
  • Size: 4 3/4" wide, 5 1/2" deep and 3/8" high
  • Price Estimate: $12. - $16.
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contents intact.

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Crayola Armitron Watch Tin

Crayola Armitron Watch Tin
Crayola Armitron Watch Tin. Barb Crews

Tin was available from Crayon Factory store and came with an Armitron watch.

  • Tin Size: 5.5" wide, 2.5" deep, .75" high
  • Price Estimate: $6. - $6.
    Add $35. mint condition with watch .

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40th Anniversary Crayola Tin

40th Anniversary Crayola Tin
40th Anniversary Crayola Tin. Barb Crews

Partial text on bottom: Crayola 64 Box turns 40.

Tin has a slightly glossy finish.

  • Date: 1998
  • Size: 6" wide, 6" deep and 3" high
  • Price Estimate: $6. - $8. for tin alone
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contacts intact.

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Crayola Artic Tin - 1998

Crayola Artic Tin - 1998
Crayola Artic Tin - 1998. Barb Crews

Tin came with 16 box of crayons, 4 washable markers, ministampers, colored pencils and silver glitter.

Text on bottom includes 1998 date and copyright information:
Binney & Smith
A Hallmark Company

Tin has a slightly glossy finish.

  • Date: 1998
  • Size: 7.75" wide, 4.25" deep, 2" high
  • Price Estimate: $16. - $20. for tin alone
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contacts intact.

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Crayola Gold Medal School Crayons

Crayola Gold Medal School Crayons
Crayola Gold Medal School Crayons. Barb Crews

Two almost identical tins, the older tin is approximately 1/4" taller. The colors are slightly brighter on the 1998 tin, but that could be from fading on the older one.

Crayola tin on right Text on bottom includes:
Replica of 1903 Design
1982 Binney & Smith, Inc.

Crayola tin on left
Replica of 1903 Design
1998 Binney & Smith

  • Date: 1982 & 1998
  • Size: 8" high x 4" wide
  • Price Estimate: $14. - $18. for 1982

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Crayola Colour Keeper

Crayola Colour Keeper
Crayola Colour Keeper. Barb Crews

Known as the Harrod's Colour Keeper Tin, this was available originally from Harrods in UK. No date is on the tin, but is was distributed in the 1996-1998 time frame.

  • Date: 1996-1998
  • Size: 3.25" wide, 1.25" deep and 4" high
  • Price Estimate: $20. - $30.

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Crayola Big Box of Ideas 1998

Crayola Big Box of Ideas
Crayola Big Box of Ideas. Barb Crews

Big Box of Ideas was available through a mail-in promotion.

  • Date: 1998
  • Size: 6" wide, 3.75" deep and 4" high
  • Price Estimate: $8. - $12.

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Crayola Tin Bus 1999

Crayola Tin Bus 1999
Crayola Tin Bus 1999. Barb Crews

The tin bus was available through a fund-raising promotion sold by school children.

  • Date: 1999
  • Size: 7", 3" wide, 4" high
  • Price Estimate: $15. - $20.

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Crayola Small Tins

Crayola Small Tins
Crayola Small Tins. Barb Crews

These small hinged tins are currently available in discount stores. (e.g. Walmart, Target) There were six different tins, that were sold separately and released at different times. These three are known as the North American Wild Animals, Ocean Dive and Space Walk. Front and backs are shown.

  • Size:3" wide. 1.25" deep, 4" high
  • Price Estimate: $3.-$5.

More Small Tins

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Crayola Small Tins

Crayola Small Tins
Crayola Small Tins. Barb Crews

These small hinged tins are currently available in discount stores. (e.g. Walmart, Target) There were six different tins, that were sold separately and released at different times. These three are known as the Jungle Safari, Desert Oasis and Bugs. Front and backs are shown.

  • Size:3" wide. 1.25" deep, 4" high
  • Price Estimate: $3.-$5.

More Small Tins

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Crayola Tips Tin 1999

Crayola Tips Tin 1999
Crayola Tips Tin 1999. Barb Crews

Known as the Crayola Tips Tins was available through a fund-raising promotion sold by school children.

  • Date: 1999
  • Size: 4" wide, 4" high
  • Price Estimate: $12. - $18.

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Crayola Millenium

Crayola Millenium
Crayola Millenium. Barb Crews

Text on bottom includes: Celebrate the Millennium with Crayola.

  • Date: 1995
  • Size: 6" wide, 6" deep and 2.75" high
  • Price Estimate: $6. - $10 for tin alone
    Add 15 - 20% for mint condition still in shrink wrap with contacts intact.

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Crayola Time Capsule

Crayola Time Capsule
Crayola Time Capsule. Barb Crews

The Crayola Time Capsule was available through a fund-raising promotion sold by school children.

  • Date: 1999
  • Size: 9.75" wide, 7.5" high
  • Price Estimate: $20. - $30.

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Crayola Crayons Tin 2000

Crayola Crayons Tin 2000
Crayola Crayons Tin 2000. Barb Crews

Sold empty at Hallmark stores.

  • Date: 2000
  • Size: 10" wide, 7" deep, 3" high
  • Issue Price: $5.95
  • Price Estimate: $6. - $8.

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Crayola Charades Game

Crayola Charades Game
Crayola Charades Tin. Barb Crews

A Charades game complete in tin was sold at discount department stores such as K-Mart, Walmart. (issue price is $12.)

  • Date: 2000
  • Size: 10.5" wide, 10.5" deep, 2.75" high
  • Issue Price: $12.
  • Price Estimate: $12. - $14.