NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
You could be excused for assuming that original Bedford keyrings would be commonplace………………..far from it – very few originals have survived.
This is the only one of this particular design which we have ever seen and it is in very good condition which reveals why it has survived – it has not received a lot of use.
The badge is in vitreous enamel and is mounted onto a faux leather keyfob which is embossed ‘Real Leather’ !
This deception was common at the time before trades descriptions legislation had grown teeth.
Bedford keyrings would have led a hard life in commercial vehicles which were in use all day & every day – so the keyrings eventually became worn out and were thrown away.
We would date this keyring as having been made in the late 1960s when there were still many thousands of Bedford vehicles giving sterling service on the roads.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 59/62 01/21