Endorsed by the Oil Pastel Association of America. Each stick offers uniformity of color distribution and handles evenly and cleanly without stickness. Holbein oil pastels blend nicely. They are used extensively over acrylic and oil color. Holbein oil pastels will not readily break or crumble. Because of the wax content and use of highly refined mineral oil they will never harden completely eliminating the drying out and cracking that can be seen in pastels that use vegetable oil. Great performance without health risk; Holbein oil pastels are rated as requiring no health label according to the ASTM health standards. The manufacturer recommends that no attempt be made to fix the surface but suggests mounting under glass. These sets include all five of the color shades that are shown in the swatches. Each color can also be purchased individually. The alternate image is a photograph of what the actual sets of five look like. The price listed is for ONE set of five shades. Each stick measures approximately 2-3/4 inch long by 5/16 by 5/16 inch. Photo is enlarged to show detail.