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Hermès Bag Guide
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Hermès Bag Guide
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Hermès bags are unequivocally the most special and iconic bags that have ever been created, thanks to the brand’s deep commitment to craftsmanship. Each bag is made by one unique craftsman, who is trained for at least two years, and all leathers are carefully selected to ensure that only the most qualitative pieces are used. An Hermès bag is an investment, with prices having increased five-fold over the last three decades.

However, before buying an Hermès bag, make sure you know some key features and terms that will help you properly analyze your potential purchase.

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The Parts of a Kelly

Knowing the correct terminology for your bag will help you communicate better with specialists and lead to better more informative decisions on your purchase.

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Hermès Bag Guide
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Date Stamps

The Hermès Date Stamp was introduced in 1971 as a way for the workshops to identify the year in which the bag was manufactured. They are alternatively known as Blind Stamps or H Stamps. The stamp is embossed with a hot iron and is placed on either side of the strap, inside of the bag or under the tab depending on the model.

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Hermès Bag Guide
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For vintage bags manufactured prior to 1971, you can tell an approximate decade by the brand stamp embossed on the interior of the bag. Prior to 1950 the bags were embossed with the address, “24 Faubourg Saint Honoré”. From 1950 – 1970 they were embossed ”Hermès-Paris” (all on one line) and poste 1967 they were embossed “Hermès-Paris” on two lines .

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Hermès Bag Guide
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Why the Date Stamps are Important

Hermès Date Stamps are important for buyers because they are used in authenticating bags and are also very helpful when identifying types of leathers used, as Hermès used certain types of leathers at precise periods in time.

Hermès Bag Guide
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Hermès

1960s Porosus Crocodile Sellier Kelly 28

16550€
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Very Good

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Very Rare 1999 Shooting Star 'Brique' Box Kelly 35

11500€

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1989 Black Haut a Courroies 45

8500€
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Very Good

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'80s Two Tone Lydie Bag

2850€
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Excellent

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Exceptional 1994 Toile & Pecari Kelly Sellier 32 with strap

14250€
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Very Good

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1982 Three-Tone Box Bolide

2580€
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Very Good

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Exceptional 2004 Crinoline & Barenia Kelly 35

16500€
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Very Good

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2010 Etoupe Togo Evelyne 40

1980€
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Good

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1985 Courchevel Kelly 20

13600€
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Good

Hermès

Rare 1968 Passe Guide Bag

4800€
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Very Good

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1970 Chocolate Box Kelly 28

7200€
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Good

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1972 Porosus Constance 23

10900€
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Very Good

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Rare Double Strap 1993 Courchevel Kelly 35

10400€
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Good

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'60s Grain "Balle de Golf" Bag

1110€
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Very Good

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1993 Exceptional Courchevel HAC 32 With Strap

10250€
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Very Good

Hermès

Stunning Taurillon Kelly Shoulder Bag 32

Sold
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Good

Hermès

Chocolate Passe Guide Bag

5600€
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Very Good

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Fjord Birkin, 40cm

Sold
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Good

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Rare '70s Tan Constance 24

8500€
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Very Good

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Burgundy Box Jige

1120€
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Good

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Vintage Mangeoire Bag

1690€
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