That being said, there are obviously exceptions of well-preserved specimens, some of which have even retained their ink logo through the years (it’s a common misconception that early models weren’t inked).The First Stamp is defined by a cruder, less uniform engraving and the presence of the famous “three dots” on the bottom of the logo.These cymbals were in included in entry level drum packs.
Not all Large Stamps will feature the hollow block logo, but they will all measure 1 ⅞”.
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In addition, Avedis models were uniformly produced in machine hammering by the middle of the decade.
‘60s Stamps are defined by a bold “Zildjian Co” embossing, three dots in the Arabic logo, and a size around 1 3/16”.For the sake of parsing through a reasonable amount of information, this article focuses on the history of A. The English section, though changing slightly in detail over time, reads “Avedis Zildjian Co, Genuine Turkish Cymbals, Made in U. A.” The Arabic portion is the key element in identifying older models.