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NOW SOLD – Sorry – this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
We do not hold a licence to produce any of the BMW logos and no keyrings listed in this website shop have badges made by us.
The badge mounted onto this keyring is an original item which is almost 50 years old.
Original BMW motorcycle keyrings are incredibly rare items.
Very few can have been produced at the time and out of those even fewer have survived.
It is always difficult to differentiate between keyrings which were intended for use with BMW cars and those which were intended for use with the motorcycles – but we have never seen a badge like this one associated with BMW cars which always used badges with the blue & white enamel segments.
This badge has blue enamel segments separated by nickel plated segments and has the ‘Made in England’ bar on the back with a curious stippled finish which just has to be ‘bike’.
We see many vintage motorcycle keyrings and badges with exactly the same stippled back and ‘made in England’ statement – one of the Birmingham manufacturers was specialising in making bike keyfob badges at the time and this one is almost certainly one of them.
At that time almost all keyrings and keyfob badges for British, European & American cars & bikes were made in England – it was quite an industry.
The badge is in nickel plate with vitreous enamelling and is very good condition for it’s age and bearing in mind that bike keyrings led a very much harder life than those cossetted within a car.
The badge has an enamel dimple at 4 0’clock on the face of the badge – many early badges like this one had enamel dimples.
The enamel was hand applied and the enamel surface was not always completely regular – as is the case with this badge.
There would be no mistaking this badge as a perfect resin enamel reproduction badge !
The badge is offered mounted onto one of our handmade & hand stitched keyfobs in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos – the original leather keyfob was well past any restoration.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 59/94