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Old 02-17-2017, 11:41 AM
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Berol Canadiana pencils

Hello coloured pencil folks! My husband was going through some old boxes yesterday and found a nice box of old cp's, completely unused and gave them to me

They are a 24-pack of Berol Canadiana. He thinks he would have gotten them when beginning high school in 1990 or 1991.

Does anyone know anything about these pencils? I'm going to try them today and make a colour chart and I'll post it if anyone is interested.

Here is a picture of the box:
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Re: Berol Canadiana pencils

Isn't Berol a previous name of Prismacolors? I've read it here in some thread.
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Re: Berol Canadiana pencils

Berol was the brand of Prismacolors before they were bought from Sanford.
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Berol was the brand of Prismacolors before they were bought from Sanford.

Yep. That's correct. I still have a few Berol Prismas.
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Re: Berol Canadiana pencils

Oh very interesting! Thanks for answering.

I have to say though so far they seem much much harder than my Prismacolor (both my Premier and even my Scholar set). Is it possible that they got harder because they are old?
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What a happy surprise.
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Re: Berol Canadiana pencils

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Oh very interesting! Thanks for answering.

I have to say though so far they seem much much harder than my Prismacolor (both my Premier and even my Scholar set). Is it possible that they got harder because they are old?

I believe that prismacolor were always called that regardless of who owned the company. These could be a student grade designed to be hard so the students wouldn't break the leads.
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....I have to say though so far they seem much much harder than my Prismacolor (both my Premier and even my Scholar set). Is it possible that they got harder because they are old?

It's more likely they contain less wax binder. They may even be comparable to Prismacolor Verithin pencils, which are equivalent to "regular" Prismacolor pencils, but harder and thinner.
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