Hermes Exotic Leather Stamps
Hermes bags manufactured from exotic leather have stamps that indicate the type of leather. Ostrich leather bags do not have special stamps.
Lizard Varanus Salvator
Ostrich (No special stamp)
Hermes use also snake skin with Python and seldom elephant skin.
Hermes Shooting star stamp
The shooting star stamp near the “HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE” stamp means that the piece was giving to a Hermes Employee as a reward for his work.
Hermes Horse Shoe stamp
If you are a well-established client of Hermes, you may have the chance to be invited to create your own piece. In this case, you will be able to customize your bag choosing the size, the materials or even the colors. Only few customer will get the possibility to do a so called “SO” (Special Order). The whole process to get such piece can take few years due to the availability of certain material. It happens that the original client will no longer be interested therefore the Special Order will be offered to someone else.
Hermes petit H stamp
Hermes petit H was born in 2010 thanks to Pascale Mussard who had the will to valorize unused materials and not marketed pieces by the prestigious house.
Hermes blind stamp
Usually the hermes products have blind stamps. You can see the year of manufacture represented by a letter. More information about this stamp in this article. Along with the letter, you can find figures, other letters or signs such as a little star, a plus or an arch. The list is long but these signs represent the craftsman in Hermes who made the whole bag from start to end.
Hermes sale stamp
It’s quite rare but you can find sometimes a “S” stamp followed by figures near the “HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE” stamp. It means that the item comes from the employee sale.