Today, people the order world over associate permanent markers and Sharpie! They are one and the same. The Sanford Manufacturing Company was founded 1857 and introduced the Sharpie marker in 1964. The Sharpie Fine Point black marker became the first pen-style permanent marker. It wrote on almost any surface from glass, wood and stone, to plastic, metal and, of course, paper. NBC talk show hosts Johnny Carson and Jack Parr were some of the first celebrity endorsers. The popularity of Sharpie markers continued to soar in the 1990’s due in part to the $5 billion memorabilia industry. Autograph seekers and celebrities alike used Sharpie markers on everything from posters and trading cards to balls and jerseys. Golfers all around the world use the vivid and varied colours of Sharpies to mark their golf balls in millions of different ways! It's part of expressing yourself on the golf course, before you have even pulled a club! Sharpie are THE BOLD ORIGINAL.
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