Ok, so I have 3 real Birkins from Hermes however I am still baffled by eBay - unable to tell real ones from fakes 100% of the time, as it seems to me that the fakes, it is possible are really quite good, at least in the photos. (I am sure that in person it would be like night and day, but photos are so different.) I am also concerned because my Birkins are recent, and when I am looking at eBay bags they are sometimes older so I wonder "perhaps that's the way they made them then, and now things are different". Now, I do not want to buy a Birkin on eBay, but I pride myself on being able to distingish real from not real, and would like to get some final difinitive knowledge as to how to tell, or a link to a place or book I can read and learn from. Has the letter for the year of the make always been on the right side under the strap and the craftsman ID on the left? Has the Hermes silver stamp always been silver? Can anyone send me a link to a fake and explain why...no obvious ones, but a good fake. If you feel you cannot disclose this information publicly, please email me. Proof that I have real Birkins are the photos below. Eager to be an expert.