While playing Mr. Mom the last month and not able to go thrifting, I decided to give e-thrifting a try. I picked up 2 Hermes ties and am a little worried about authenticity.
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In one of the ebay threads, it states:
ALL Authentic Hermes Ties have an Alpha-Numeric Code approximately 5" up fom the small point end of the tie. This Code will consist of a three or four digit Number that denotes he pattern code, followed by two Letters that denote the design factory (SA, FA, HA, OA, PA, TA, EA, IA, MA, or UA.) The Color of the Box that encloses the code will generally match with a color from the front figural pattern, and it will ALWAYS contain the words: "MADE IN FRANCE" above the code and "100% SOIE" below the code. The letters are always CAPITALIZED. This is what is SHOULD look like....
This one does not have that code, these ties are also 4" so fairly ancient. None of this info and bad pictures should have been a tip off on why I got them for less than $20 each...
Original listings here:
Fake? If yes, should I open a case on each?