NOW SOLD – Sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
Keyrings only came into general use in the late 1950s – which is why no original keyrings appear to have been made at the time for Donald Healey’s Elliot, Silverstone, Abbott or Tickford models.
These vehicles were all produced during the 1948 – 1954 time frame – just before automotive keyrings began to appear.
The keyring in this listing is the only ‘Healey’ as opposed to ‘Austin Healey’ keyring which we have ever seen over the last 10 years.
It was most certainly not produced at the same time as the cars themselves – we would date it as having been made in the 1980s.
There was just one firm producing similar keyrings for ‘obscure’ makes of car – this being one of them.
We have very occasionally seen other keyrings with this large ‘sunburst’ effect badge for other makes of car.
We assume that the badgemaker would have been based in the Birmingham area and could have gone out of business because they made keyrings for cars like ‘Healey’ where demand would have been very small indeed.
The keyring appears to be new old stock and has a relatively large badge – 31mm in diameter whereas the norm is 27mm.
The enamel and electro-plated badge is mounted onto a black faux leather keyfob.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 59/44 10/19