NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
Original badges by RAYDEK of Birmingham are very rare items.
We have only seen a few examples for BMW & Porsche in the past – this is the first Cobra one which we have seen.
Obviously RAYDEK were very selective !
The badge uses the classic image of the hooded Cobra which other manufacturers used at the time and we are offering it mounted onto one of our slimline teardrop keyfobs in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos.
The vitreous enamel badge is in mint condition although one side of the blue enamel does have pinholes in it – not unusual for hand laid enamelling at that time.
All part of the charm of an original vintage vitreous enamel badge – and ensuring that it will never be confused with a replica badge !
The pinholes have been there since the badge was fired 40 years ago and will still be there 40 years from now.
It is only in the high resolution enlarged photos in the listing that they are noticeable – at life size they can hardly be seen.
The badge is almost identical to the badge produced in the late 1960s by Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham – it may well be that Raydek came into being after Melsoms closed in the early 1970s.
An original Melsom Products Cobra keyring dating from the late 1960s is currently listed in this website shop unless now sold.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/57 06/20