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This stamp is almost identical to IIa except that it has a big K.The word “Zildjian” is top-aligned with the K, as though it were a superscript.The first stamp that included the word “Istanbul” used a tall narrow font, and eliminated the word “trademark” which had appeared on earlier stamps under the word Constantinople.
My reason for doing this one letter at a time is that I can refer to them by saying "the E of av Edis in the Ottoman section" and you should know I'm talking about that character which looks like O in this rendition. The other thing to notice is that this is a calligraphic device not strict linear text, and that is part of it being a design which pleases the eye.
So some letters are stretched and not a straightforward representation.
Many thanks to all those who are (like me) passionate about cymbals and trying to piece together the history of these alluring metal disks.
The information really comes from all the people who have contributed to discussions over the years.
Still, those that refer to this as a “III” do not provide the nuanced IIIa, IIIb, IIIc that can be found frequently used to distinguish these cymbals and date them. It is interesting the case of each of these examples to make note of the shape of the word “in” in the phrase “Made in Turkey” because the word “in” becomes taller in later stamps.