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Also now the font for the word “Istanbul” is as tall as the star and moon.

Stamp I used a smaller font which was shorter than the star and moon.

It should also be mentioned that these are also often referred to as Stamp III because of the big K.

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Click here to see a timeline of K Constantinople cymbals.

Constantinople was re-named Istanbul by the Government of Turkey in 1930.

These stamps are the only reliable way to determine the age of the cymbals.

The engraved stamp cannot be erased because it is in the metal.

Only since they started serial #s recently, could you tell age. There is no real incentive (other than good public relations) for them to be able to tell you anything about a product that they produced 50 years ago.

Almost all the information that is available about vintage drums and cymbals has been gathered up by enthusiasts who are outside of the companies that made the products. and will add that I think it's Zildjian policy to not get too into their past production, since one can't say with 100% certainly when a cymbal is from.

Most other identifying information (stickers, silk screens, ink or grease pencil) fade away and disappear over time.

The date of a cymbal is important because different periods in the evolution of the modern drum set are marked by distinct acoustic potentials.

So I think Zildjian wants to promote the fact that they've been using serial numbers (boring) for almost 20 years now.

Life is so much better w/o serial number, in my opinion.

I wish companies took more pride in their histories, but it just doesn't help their bottom line, so there is no incentive to care. The "old" guys at the factory are purported to be notoriously bad when it comes to the historical timeline of stamps.

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