Where is the blindstamp on a vintage (~pre 1970) Kelly? Is it the same spot as new Kellys?
^^^Yes, behind the end of the strap. Could be on both.
It seems like there is an "o" where the current blindstamps are, and a B, in nothing, by itself, on the left arm (if you're looking at the bag).
Is that normal? Which is the blindstamp? What year is that? (Sorry, lots of questions -- just saw a killer vintage Kelly at a store!)
Before 1950 they would sometimes stamp both straps. It can still happen today, but it would be an oversight by the craftsman. Sounds like your bag is from 1946, B with nothing. Make sure the leather is in good condition. Not much can be done when it's that old.
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I'm running back to the store now to check it out!!
OOOOOO a real oldy!!!!! Sounds fantastic......make sure it's not dry or cracked anywhere and you'll have a gorgeous Kelly!!!!!!