3/18/2014

Hermès date stamps by year


1997-present, letters are encased in a Square
1996 – 1971 letters are encased in a Circle
1945-1970 have no geometric shape
2014
R
1996
Z
1970
Z
2013
Q
1995
Y
1969
Y
2012
P
1994
X
1968
X
2011
O
1993
W
1967
W
2010
N
1992
V
1966
V
2009
M
1991
U
1965
U
2008
L
1990
T
1964
T
2007
K
1989
S
1963
S
2006
J
1988
R
1962
R
2005
I
1987
Q
1961
Q
2004
H
1986
P
1960
P
2003
G
1985
O
1959
O
2002
F
1984
N
1958
N
2001
E
1983
M
1957
M
2000
D
1982
L
1956
L
1999
C
1981
K
1955
K
1998
B
1980
J
1954
J
1997
A
1979
I
1953
I


1978
H
1952
H


1977
G
1951
G


1976
F
1950
F


1975
E
1949
E


1974
D
1948
D


1973
C
1947
C


1972
B
1946
B


1971
A
1945
A

Hermès date stamps are marked in Hermès bags together with a craftsman ID stamp. Each letter represents the year the item was made.


From 1945, Hermès stamped their bags without a shape. From 1971, Hermès started encasing the letter in a shape.

Exotic materials have special stamps:
  •      a square represents alligator skin;
  •      double dots (..) represents Niloticus Crocodile;
  •      caret (^) represents Porosus Crocodile;
  •     hyphen (-) represents lizard skin.