Here’s a bit of nostalgia: vintage crayons! These could be fun gifts or great additions to collections of Americana. Petersburg City Public Schools is selling the vintage crayons to raise money for classroom supplies. The Milton Bradley Tru-tone no-roll crayons were discovered in the school system’s warehouse.
Being offered at auction are 12 lots of varying sizes. Lots 1-4 end Nov. 8, lots 5-8 end Nov. 9, and lots 9-12 end Nov. 12. To see what is available, go to www.govdeals.com and type “Petersburg schools” in the search bar.
Because product safety standards have changed in the decades since these crayons were made, they are being sold as collectibles (not for use by children). All money raised from the sale of the vintage crayons will be used to help stock the Petersburg Teacher Supply Closet, a store where Petersburg teachers can select free items for their classrooms.