Nov/Dec 2020 edition
Issue #13 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
Bonnie Singer - Guest Columnist
HEMS: All genuine Hermès scarves, without exception, have hems, hand-rolled to the front (vibrant side), and stitched with thread that is an exact color match with the border. Hems rolled back and/or machine stitched with an overlock stitch are counterfeits.
SIZE: Nearly all measure 35"x35", although there are some special editions that are 24"x24", and some pocket squares that measure 17"x17".
COPYRIGHT: All authentic scarves have the © Hermès (with the proper accent mark), and/or Hermès-Paris prominently in the design.
COLORS: Hermès scarves usually have 32-48 colors per design, with artists spending up to six months developing the palette. The fakes have far fewer colors, sometimes less than a dozen.
Above: LES BOLIDES of 1967 served as the original design to honor later Les 24 Heures du Mans, most likely with the 1998 re-issue for the race event’s 75th anniversary. For this French blue and yellow scarf, instead of the usual flower in each corner, there is a floral “24.”
Hermès scarves are readily found on the internet through eBay and other websites, though reproductions are not uncommon. The non-commemorative scarves discussed here come in many color combinations, and prices vary primarily by condition and color desirability. Those in mint or nearly new condition range generally from approximately $295-$695, with the limited issue scarves selling for approximately $750-$1,500 or higher.
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