Some of you may know that some Hermes bags have special stamps. Correct me if I'm wrong, anyone, but this is what I've learned in the last few years. One is the "shooting star", which indicates that it was made by a Master craftsman for personal use or for family/friends. These CANNOT be conditioned at Hermes. As far as I've seen, these stamps are placed below the "Hermes Paris" label. The other is the "Celtic cross" blindstamp, which is placed near the year/workshop blindstamp. I read that these are also made by the Master craftsmen and unlike the "shooting star" bags, they CAN be conditioned at Hermes. I read that both kinds of bags have the same quality as any other Hermes bag. My question is, why the differences if both are made by Master craftsmen? Or was I misinformed and that one is made by the Master craftsmen and the other by only regular craftsmen? I would guess that there is an hierarchy among the Hermes craftsmen. Here are pictures of Celtic cross blindstamps. They are located on the far right of the straps. Photo courtesy of eBay seller "elitefashion2000". Sorry, can't remember where I got this picture.