Somehow, I assumed the nails I've won were from the sixties. Probably due to the "pink pearl" colour, which it says on the plastic cover.
Now I've discovered this: The four nails that are of the "pink pearl" colour, don't seem to have been used, as there is no glue on the backside. The nails that do have glue, are of a slightly darker colour, but with pink pearl under. One nail is chipped, and the pink pearl colour shows through.
On the package, it looks as if the nails were manufactured in 1979, possibly in May?? I've circled in the date, on the lower left corner. (Though isn't it odd to give the month of the production on a durable product? I mean, it's not exactly feta cheese....
Anyway, assuming the nails are in the correct plastic pack which in its turn is in its correct wrapping, then the nails were manufactured and probably used ca 1979. And since Pat had them, I guess they were used in the UK. Now I'm trying to circle in WHEN they could have been used. Of course, she could have used them at a private function, and that we will never know. Some of the performances that the bible gives for 1979 are on YouTube, but it’s hard to tell the colour of her nails! It could have been RAH, where her nails also are hard to see. The only picture I’ve found from around that time where the nails show, is this picture from a DSB cover (cropped). Not quite the same colour, but close.
I wonder if anyone has a picture of Dusty with nails of the colour that I have? I’m planning to make a display with the nails, and I want to get the date of the picture that is going with it right, approximately anyway. So, any help is appreciated!
Signed Nail on the Head