This stamp appeared on bags approximately before 1959 (please don't quote me on this as I've encountered conflicting reports as to the exact year)
This stamp appeared after the previous label was retired and was used until approximately 1970:
The current stamp (Please note this is natural stamp and appears on some leathers such as chamonix, vache natural, and in this case peau porc lisse. It is usually done to match the hardware):
H zipperstop (First appeared in 2001 and not found in all bags):
From a bag purchased in 1960:
From bag made in 1979:
From bag made in 1992:
Great info as always HG. Thanks for sharing.
Do you know anything about a "Newey" zipper in a vintage Bolide bag?
Apparently "Newey Bros Ltd" existed in Birmingham England until 1934.(Don't know if they made zippers)
I have been trying to research this and have sent emails to England. (The English are sooo good at archives, so maybe one day I will hear something). In the meantime, any info would be much appreciated!
^^^^Temo as far as I've known they've used Eclair. The YKK zipper above took me by surprise. I've also seen riri on the smaller items used currently. If you look at the picture below, it is a picture of the prototype that Emile Hermes brought back to France. If you enlarge the picture, the writing on the book indicates that it is an Eclair zipper. Is it possible the zipper on the Bolide was replaced?
Anything's possible. The Zipper looks very very old however. Gold in color (brass I suppose) Seems to be a mystery.
I wish I could get this bag to an Hermes boutique. Nearest one is 5 hours away, so one day. . .
In the meantime . . . I'll just keep on searching and researching . . .