How sensitive are you to worn off indent stamp?

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I am very insensitive to ink stamps on cymbals but I was wondering how do you feel about indent stamps on vintage cymbals.

how do you feel about the stamp below?
Would this be a deal breaker for you if this was the top hat and the bottom hat has the full stamp?

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I am very insensitive to ink stamps on cymbals but I was wondering how do you feel about indent stamps on vintage cymbals.
that's the way many were - some owned for decades still need 1/2 a day to find again- can't do anything about it : D
 

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Weakly struck 60's stamp. It happens. But, it's probably the least important factor I would consider when deciding if a hit hat pair was original and desirable to me.

1. Sound & overall condition
2. Weights
3. Similar patina
4. Similar lathing and hammering
5. Same size bell hole
6. Same stamp
7. If the same stamp are they impressed the same amount.

Some of the 50's ,60's, and 70's stamps came quite weak. I would think having one of those paired up from the factory with one not nearly as weak is quite possible.
If #1-6 all line up to suggest an original pairing, #7 would make little difference to me in their value.
 

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Interesting responses, will wait to hear from more members.

Do you think this affects the price though?
 

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no it's era typical ....not an aberration mistake or arror... ; )
 

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no it's era typical ....not an aberration mistake or arror... ; )
I thought this stamp in picture did not come from factory like that, I thought it was worn off from use through decades.
 

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no theywere lightly stamped; we all; many of us; have similar
you say when offering to sale "typical of the era"
(they were moving fast in those days....) )

there was not a thought it would be a concern 50/60 years later
(still isn't) ;

in fact if you want to see it today; some Bosphorus are as or lighter; from brand new;
hence a trend to laser engraved
 

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Pretty typical, especially on thinner cymbals. I've had a few where you could barely see the stamp unless you angled it just right in the light. Came from the factory that way.
 


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