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Hermes Handbag Dating Stamp Reference Guide

By Bebefuzz

One of the distinct features of Hermes bags is its blind stamp. This stamp denotes the year of manufacture and the location in the atelier (workshop) that the bag was made. Read on for more details about Hermes blind stamps and how to decipher their meaning.

x circle hermes bag handbag blind year date stamp reference guide

X within a circle= year 1994

Most Hermes handbags will come with a blind stamp, also commonly referred to as a date and craftsmen stamp. However, it's important to mention that many vintage bags can lack one. And, while quite uncommon, newer Hermes bags may also be missing this stamp.

d square hermes bag handbag blind year date stamp reference guide

D within a square= year 2000

This stamp can include numbers, symbols, letters and shapes. The most notable part of the blind stamp is the year stamp, because it reveals the age of the bag.

h square hermes bag handbag blind year date stamp reference guide

H within a square= year 2004

Hermes Date and Year Stamp Guide

No shape
1945- A
1946- B
1947- C
1948- D
1949- E
1950- F
1951- G
1952- H
1953- I
1954- J
1955- K
1956- L
1957- M
1958- N
1959- O
1960- P
1961- Q
1962- R
1963- S
1964- T
1965- U
1966- V
1967- W
1968- X
1969- Y
1970- Z

u circle hermes bag handbag blind year date stamp reference guide

U within a circle= year 1991

Within a Circle
1971- A
1972- B
1973- C
1974- D
1975- E
1976- F
1977- G
1978- H
1979- I
1980- J
1981- K
1982- L
1983- M
1984- N
1985- O
1986- P
1987- Q
1988- R
1989- S
1990- T
1991- U
1992- V
1993- W
1994- X
1995- Y
1996- Z

L square hermes bag handbag blind year date stamp reference guide

L within a square= year 2008

Within a Square
1997- A
1998- B
1999- C
2000- D
2001- E
2002- F
2003- G
2004- H
2005- I
2006- J
2007- K
2008- L
2009- M
2010- N
2011- O
2012- P
2013- Q
2014- R

No Shape
2015- T
2016- X

For related articles, check out how to authenticate Hermes bags, Chanel bag serial sticker reference guide, Louis Vuitton datecode reference guide, Chanel jewelry marking reference guide, and Balenciaga year stamp reference guide.

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