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An original Ace Cafe London keyring which will have been produced in the early 2000s .
When this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled.
New Ace Cafe keyrings with resin enamel badges are two a penny on internet auction sites …………..but genuine originals are a very different matter .
This keyring is an original keyring dating from the early 2000s with an enamel badge mounted onto a large peardrop keyfob .
The keyring is in excellent condition and was made by AAA badges according to the information on the back of the badge.
The only other similar keyring with AAA’s details on a badge mounted onto a similar large peardrop keyfob which we have seen was for a Bristol Cars keyring .
Bristol Cars were based in Kensington in London – so maybe AAA badges were a London badgemaker at the time.
The Ace Cafe originally opened in 1938 but was demolished during the blitz in 1940 during an air raid on the adjoining railway marshalling yards.
It was rebuilt and reopened in 1949 to enjoy 20 years in the sun before closing in 1969 as a result of changing attitudes to transport cafes and travel facilities in general .
A germ of an idea in 1994 resulted in the Cafe reopening in 2001 from when it has continued to go from strength to strength.
Quite possibly this is one of a run of keyrings which could have been produced at that time of reopening ?
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.