I just finished a trivia game that asked when Crayola discontinued the “flesh” color crayon. The answer given was 1962. Yet I seem to remember “flesh” (along with odd colors like “burnt sienna”, “cornflower”, “midnight blue”, and “raw umber”) as one of the crayons still included in the 64 pack (which was the ultimate status symbol when I was in the 1st grade). I spent hours just playing with crayons when I wasn’t drawing with them, and I am sure I remember “flesh” crayons. It was close to the “apricot” but just a shade darker. At some point they started calling the “flesh” crayons “peach”, and I recall the two colors being basically the same.
Since I was born in 1976, I must be wrong about remembering the flesh crayon – unless I had some really old crayons. How long can crayons last anyway? Maybe I just had 20 year old crayons at my school – some teachers will keep supplies stashed away forever.