Strange mark on bal hardware- experts?

  1. This is a super macro pic of the hardware on a black 2005 First. All the other details on the bag totally add up. The only thing is there is this little 'ding' on the loop attaching to the strap clip. All the hardware looks correct and appears to have the correct solders. Has anyone seen this before?

  2. I might also add that this mark is almost like a small "v" shape. It's interesting to me just because I collect antique jewelry and often see hallmarks on old peices that look similar....
  3. hey Roo i've got my city black sitting on my lap and i've just looked at the hardware and there appears to be a 'nick' on both of them just near the top... is this what ya talking about???? hmmm, i might go and check twiggy and marshmallow white first... be back in a tick
  4. Yes, looks like a little nick or 'ding'. I think it gives the bag character but was curious if anyone else has seen that before?
  5. Hmm... can it be a secret message? :graucho:
  6. hi again, Roo - i just checked my other b-bags... my black city seems like its got 'larger nicks' on them compared to the other 2 bags... i've never noticed them before! hehehe! all my b-bags are real - got them from BalNY, Aloha Rag and 1 from a PF member.... lets see what everyone else says.... I'm sure its fine though!!! :biggrin:
  7. Rut Roh

    Could it be....?? :amazed:

    Something from THIS MAN????


    (I had a long day hence the weird mood tonight :lol: )
  8. Thanks Helen! This will be an interesting factoid to add to the Bal Collectors Archives, eh? :yes:
  9. ^^LOL! I did not expect that!
  10. :roflmfao::roflmfao::roflmfao: Go to sleep, hot mama!!
  11. :lol:

    Perhaps the little "v" shaped mark is a secret message from VISA?:

    "This bag is owned by Visa until Roo pays her bill!"
  12. You guys crack me up!

    :lol: :lol:
  13. Haha.

    Maybe v for victory.

    "Victory belongs to the one who owns this bag."