NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered but has been left on view as an example of a rare Durkopp Diana keyring
This has to be one of the very rarest keyrings which we have ever listed and is the only example which we have ever seen over the last 10 years.
An original keyring for Durkopp Diana motor scooter which was built from 1953 until 1959.
This keyring is in excellent condition with a vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a genuine navy blue leather keyfob .
Made in England by SCHALL who seemed to specialise in making keyrings for makes of vehicle which other manufacturers did not cover.
Dürkopp was a pioneer of the German motorcycle industry and was constructing bicycles, motorcycles, cars and various components from 1901. The Company ceased manufacturing motorcycles before the outbreak of World War I and, although there was a period of assembling motorized bicycles in the 1930s, did not resume production until 1949.
In 1953, the Diana was unveiled: a well-built but comparatively expensive alternative to the increasing number of scooters offered during the 1950s. Road-tested by a number of contemporary leading magazines, the Diana was described as ‘well designed’, and built to a luxury specification. It remained in production until 1959.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/58 11/20