Dating old zildjian cymbals
Each Zildjian cymbal that is made carries a maker’s stamp.These stamps have changed over the years in a subtle and not so subtle manner and therefore they represent a timeline of sorts and a way of evaluating the ages of cymbals.
The sound of the instruments was so extraordinary that the Sultan invited Avedis to live at court (Topkapi Palace) to make cymbals for the Sultan's elite Janissary Bands.I've presented work on pricing of Paiste 602s and Sound Creations and have been collecting data on sales since 2005.I've been collecting sales data on Avedis cymbals, and Turkish made K Zildjian cymbals since 2013.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.Price reports are starting to come out for Turkish made K Zildjian cymbals and Avedis cymbals although it is still early days.
Since I'm actively updating that price pages, be sure to refresh your browser to get the latest version. Scope: I'm interested in the professional lines of Avedis Zildjian cymbals, so that's all you get.
For example, it might be a link to the Hollow Ink Logo on the bottom of a cymbal.
The link will end in #Hollow Ink Z and if you copy this link and then paste it into an email or into a forum post it will be a direct link to that entry.
There were no stamps before 1928 First Stamp 1920s-30s Castantinople Gretch distributed K zildjians fron Turkey and A(Aram) zildjians from Romania (A Zildjian & Cie dissolved in 1926) until Aram moved to the USA in 1928 to start the Avedis Zildjian Co.
Gretsch owned the constantinople trademark but did not use it from 1928 and A. A US Court cancelled the Gretsch rights to the Trademark – read the Report Constantinople trademark – Zildjian Vs Gretsch This entry was posted by admin on January 27, 2011 at am, and is filed under Zildjian Stamps. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.
Avedis Zildjian I (the first) was an Armenian alchemist in the city of Constantinople in the early seventeenth century.