Here is a beautiful colored pencil set from Staedtler, to see the new year off to a good start :)
I love the cover illustration – it gives you a very good idea of what Lumochroms were supposed to do, in those days.
Pulling on the strap makes the tray stand upright. This mechanism has its disadvantages though – the edges of the tin are very sharp, and the prongs jut out of the frame. Tetanus shots necessary!
One color is missing from the set, namely the 2618 (red). It’s interesting how Staedtler numbers the colors; the order doesn’t follow the modern rainbow pattern that progresses from shades of red through yellow and green to blue.
I found that there were more variations to the older Lumochrom printings than I thought. Three examples are given below.