One of the great things about belonging to a place like this is that you usually do get some sort of advance notice of when a limited edition is coming out. I found out about #s 3-10 from other collectors.
I found #2 as a return in the case, back when H allowed that.
#1 was a gift from my DH's cousin, she having no idea what she was giving me, to her it was just a really pretty scarf. When I opened the box I just about fainted!!!
#11 I swapped for at a lunch with other H-collectors.
I was chatting with a (female) professor of neurology recently and she was wearing this very scarf. I could tell it was H but had no idea what it was! I recall Prof's scarf having more of a yellow border where yours looks peach, but it's definitely the same design... and I love it even more now I know its origins! Thank you for sharing it
I suppose this is a limited edition. Published by Visionaire in 2000 in collaboration with Hermes. (Hermes also collaborated in the Fantasy issue as well)
Here is an excerpt from Visionaire magazine on the "genesis" of this collaboration.
"Stephen met Jean-Louis Dumas, the president of Hermes, in Moscow one snowy winter night. Jean-Louis carries around a little sketchbook wherever he goes and uses it to record all of his various travel experiences. Years later, the idea for this Hermes travel pouch-designed by Jean-Louis himself-came up. We were traveling a lot at the time and were amused by the idea of a collection of imaginary, faraway places and the silly postcards that say things like ''Greetings from Mars.'' Contributors included Andreas Gursky, Mary Ellen Mark, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bruce Weber, Lauren Greenfield, Peter Lindbergh, and Jeff Burton. The postcards were made individual not only by the singular vision of each contributing artist but also by the original graphic treatment on the reverse side of each of the fifty-five silver-edged images. They also proved to be excellent party invitations. We sent boxes of them to friends in such far-flung places as Tokyo, Bangkok, Paris, and Brooklyn, which they then mailed back to us with the requisite postage stamps, and the inevitable wear and tear of shipping."