Rexall Stores, formerly called United Drug Co., had their own brands of pencils —
It looks like they changed their Old Colony brand to Cascade, perhaps because Cascade is a peppier name. Yet the old-style lettering remained.
As a pencil collector who checked out every office-supply and stationery store he could find, I sometimes fantasized about living in earlier times and gathering up every variety of pencil, including packaging. There’s a store in Grant’s Pass, Oregon, that I would have gone out of my way to visit —
Barrett’s Pencil Emporium!
I get excited just thinking about it.