As a kid, I loved to draw and thus, as soon as I was able to tell blue from black, I was given colour pencils to to further develop my skills as a blooming artist.
My favourite brand was LUNA by Staedtler. If I remember correctly, LUNA was available in 3 kits :-
- a Basic Pack with 12-colour, 4-inch pencils
- an Extended Pack with 12-colour, 7-inch pencils,
- a Premium Pack with 24-colour, 7-inch pencils.
I never saw the Premium Pack in real life. However, I think I went through at least 3 sets of the Basic Pack – initially losing a number of individual pencils to the voracious appetites of pencil sharpeners. (The best way to sharpen them was to use a razor blade).
The photo shows the livery of the packaging of the 1960s/70s.