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Fri, 16 Apr 2004 15:34:37 -0700
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Great question, Simon.  I know exactly what you are
saying, as I miss the Berol pencils as well. I was so
excited this year as I was spring-cleaning in my
garage and found an old package of them in my camping
gear. I will have to look them over and compare color,
lightfasteness and even color names with the newer
Prismacolor sets I have. I will make sure to see which
greens I have.


--- "Hackshaw, Simon"
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> With such a knowledgeable bunch out there I thought
> I would throw out
> this help question:
> I have been using what are now known as Prismacolor
> colored pencils for
> quite some years now.  I have some old stock of
> these pencils from when
> they were originally called Berol Karismacolor and
> then Berol
> Prismacolor and now just Prismacolors after the
> Sanford corporation
> bought over the line from Berol.  With the
> change-over of companies some
> of the old colors were changed in color formula and
> I think some old
> colors discontinued.
> I am unfortunately hooked on some of the old color
> formulas and was
> wondering if anyone had any information on anywhere
> that might have old
> stock available, or even if someone's dusty art
> closet holds any of
> these treasured colors, and they would be willing to
> sell them off.
> The pencils used to be labelled BEROL and some of
> the colors that I
> think changed formula or may have been discontinued
> are a green for
> example that was somewhere between Light Green and
> Spring Green.
> I tried Sanford's customer service but I think I
> confused the customer
> rep. On the phone.
> Any experienced colored pencil gurus out there with
> any ideas?
> Simon Hackshaw
> Lowry Park Zoo

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