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Albion – original vintage 1960s ‘Sure as The Sunrise’ keyring – collector’s item

£95.00

1 in stock

An original new old stock Albion keyring which will have been produced in the 1960s.

We have just this one example of this scarce keyring to offer – when it has been sold this listing will be cancelled.

This is an original new old stock keyring which is in mint condition and is only the 3rd example which we have ever seen .
The other two examples were listed and sold in September 2020 .
What a superb little thing this is  – and around 50 years old !
Albion’s motto was ‘Sure as the Sunrise’ as seen on the vitreous enamel badges.
The vitreous enamel badge is mounted onto a genuine tan leather keyfob and is as British as roast beef – this keyring would look great used on any set of car keys whatever the make of car or
truck.
Albion Motor Co. originally operated from Finnieston Street in Glasgow Scotland and became part of British Leyland in 1951 producing the famous Chieftain, Clydesdale and Reiver trucks and the Albion name was finally discontinued by British Leyland in 1972.
The Reiver was a 6 wheeler truck and has been immortalised by Mark Knopfler ( originally of Dire Straits fame ) in his 2009 song :-
Knopfler was from Newcastle and the Reiver was close to his heart and roots as the original term ‘Border Reiver’ related to Scottish clansmen whose chief activity was cattle rustling and other misdemeanors who operated on both sides of the Scottish/English border to avoid being arrested by forces from either country.
The Armstrong & Fenwick clansmen were the worst offenders .
Southern bound from Glasgow town, she’s shining in the sun
My Scotstoun lassie, on the border run
We’re whistling down the hillsides and tearing up the climbs
I’m just a thiever, stealing time
In the Border Reiver.
Three hundred thousand on the clock and plenty more to go
Crash, box and lever, she needs the heel and toe
She’s not to cold in winter but she cooks me in the heat
I’m a six foot driver but you can adjust the seat
In the Border Reiver
Sure as the sunrise, that’s what they say about the Albion
Sure as the sunrise, that’s what they say about the Albion
She’s an Albion, she’s an Albion
The ministry don’t worry me my paperwork’s alright
They can’t touch me, I got my sleep last night
Its knocking out a living wage in nineteen sixty nine
I’m just a thiever, stealing time
In the Border reiver.
Sure as the sunrise, that’s what they say about the Albion
Sure as the sunrise, that’s what they say about the Albion
She’s an Albion, she’s an Albion
An Albion Reiver Truck in all her splendour.