111th Anniversary Polychromos Colored Pencil Sets
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Here we have a very special series of limited edition colored pencils. To celebrate the Polychromos colored pencil's 111th anniversary, Faber-Castell made perfect reproductions of the original pencils and packaging. These pencils are known for being mega-pigmented and extremely lightfast, the two qualities that made them enormously popular when they were first released in Germany in 1908.
These sets come in four different sizes, including a strange 12 pencil set of pencils that are 3/4 the length of a regular colored pencil--meant to be a travel set. The colors are just as they were in 1908, including their original names, like Hooker's green II, Saturn red, light cinnabar and Van-Dyck brown. You'll find a timeline with historical information and a color card in each set so you can learn about their origin and special features.
Made in Germany
Core: medium-soft with high pigmentation, oil-based
Sets of 12 (3/4 and normal length), 24 and 36