hermes date stamp
24 Oct

Approximately 70 years ago, Hermes started to put an authentification stamp along with a craftsman ID stamp on each bag. The authentification stamp is a letter which corresponds to the year of manufacture of the bag. This letter can be cercled or framed. The other existing Hermes stamps indicate the type of precious leathers or special pieces like “Special orders”, the employee sales or the employee reward. More information about these stamps here.

From 1945 to 1970 the letter has no frame.

1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
A B C D E F
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956
G H I J K L
1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962
M N O P Q R
1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
S T U V W X
1969 1970
Y Z

stamp hermes 1961 Q

From 1971 to 1996 the letter is in a circle.

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

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From 1997 to 2014 the letter is in a square

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

The letter R can be squared or not.B00125 - 0005

Since 2015 the letter has no frame.

2015 2016 2017 2018
T X

The letter [S] in a square doesn’t exist. Hermes Paris didn’t want to confuse people with the employee sale stamp. Therefore, [R] is currently the last letter in a square. For the bags manufactured in 2016, you can find the stamp inside the bag.

2016-hermes-stamp

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