So... about a year ago I wondered whether I should save for a Hermes Kelly or buy a Louis Vuitton Alma BB (Alma BB or save for Hermes Kelly? https://forum.purseblog.com/index.php?threads/Alma-BB-or-save-for-Hermes-Kelly%3F.931573/). Well, I am lucky enough to have a wonderful boyfriend who presented me with a beautiful Damier Ebene Alma BB, which I use almost daily, so I didn't think to much about this question anymore as I came to finde Hermes bags unreasonably pricey... Skip forward half a year and I was walking past a second hand shop on my way home and spot... a beautiful vintages Hermes Kelly in my dream colour, Rouge H! Seeing it I started debating whether to take the plunge and buy it despite not having a authenticity card or to skip this chance. Informing myself through this forum and other webpages I have decided to authenticate the bag myself and buy it, risking that it might be a very good fake, though the store, which sells vintage designer pieces, said it was real. However, as I brought it to Hermes they were happy to look at it and taking it to their spa which they only do with their own bags, which means that I had a lucky find! Here are some pictures before the spa. As I see it the bag must be from 1970, though the SA from Hermes thought it might be from the 1980s. Can anyone confirm? I will post some post-spa pictures tomorrow and hopefully some pictures of it being worn - still don't dare carrying it as it is the most valuable (tough not the most expensive according to buying price!) purse I own Thanks for reading my Hermes story!