1948 catalog lists Bop Flange Hats and Be-Bop cymbals 18" to 26" (, p150) 1949 Trans Stamp II ? 1967 1968 New Beat Hats sold as pair; Canadian facility opens making Zilco by AZCO 1969 1970 1970s stamp See Also: how to tell 50s from 70s 1971 Brilliant finish available on request (ad June 1971) 1972 Avedis series with Made in Canada or no country of origin 1973 A Zildjian & Cie Constantinople; move to Norwell, Mass.
1974 1975 1976 Glossary of cymbal types 1977 Quick Beat hats?
These were produced at the Avedis Zildjian factory in Norwell, Massachusetts, after the company won the rights to the “K Zildjian” brand.
For a few years, they produced hand-hammered cymbals and thus they are included here.
Ironically, the Arabic text translates to “Avedis Zildjian” while the English says “K Zildjian & Co.” and this is the same combo of Arabic and English that the Zildjian company uses today.
A Zildjian Stamp Timeline Chinese Cymbals G Zildjian Cymbal Mystery Italian (UFIP) Cymbals K Zildjian - Canada & US Timeline K Zildjian - Constantinople Timeline K Zildjian - Istanbul Timeline Stamp Anomalies (new) This timeline of the K Zildjian company’s cymbals stamped with “Constantinople” has been put together intuitively. The 1907 Dodge Catalog shows this stamp (albeit upside down) without any English letters.
1997 IG 1998 IH K Constantinople Series, 375th Anniversary Series 1999 II 2000 JJ A Z & CIE Vintage appear; 2001 JA 2002 JB Last year of laser stamp at 12 o'clock?
All Avedis Zildjian cymbals have their name stamped in its bronze. So, it is difficult to exactly determine the period that certain stamps were used.
A Zildjian Stamp Timeline Chinese Cymbals G Zildjian Cymbal Mystery Italian (UFIP) Cymbals K Zildjian - Canada & US Timeline K Zildjian - Constantinople Timeline K Zildjian - Istanbul Timeline Stamp Anomalies (new) The (Avedis) Zildjian company started making K Zildjian cymbals in a factory in Medutic, Canada in 1977.
1991 Pre Aged Dry Light Ride (Pinksterboer p147) A Custom series?
1992 Avedis ink added (Pinksterboer p147) 1993 370th Anniversary Series 1994 Laser Serial Number beginning with letters "ID" meaning "94" at 12 o'clock 1995 IE 1996 IF Cursive A at top next to model ink?
The earliest cymbals also had a distinct signature under the bell that oftentimes said “K Zildjian & Cie”. This stamps uses a different Arabic element, and incorporates the word “Trademark” underneath the other stamp elements. ) but it is missing the crescent and star seen in later stamps.
Thanks to Scott Gordon of Carmichael, California for this stamp photo(see This seems to be the smallest star and crescent of any of the stamps out there.