This is an old set of artist pastels from the M. Grumbacher company of New York. Inside the paper hinged cardboard are the original 30 soft pastels sticks. This is the catalog #00/c Introductory Assortment of half length pieces. The original piece of foam rubber, a notice of quality and an advertisement for Tuffilm is also included in the set. This set is from the 1970’s and the original price tag of $4.60 is on the lid of the box.
The box measures about 9” by 3 3/8” by 1” and is in good condition with minor soiling and wear. The pastel chalk pieces measure about 1 7/16” by 7/16” by 5/16”. They pieces appear to be in mostly unused condition or have minimal wear. It appears that only one piece is broken in two.
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Vintage 00/C Grumbacher Soft Pastels – 30 Half-Length Assortment – Very Good Condition