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Honda motorcycle – original vintage late 1960s keyring with damaged badge – collector’s item

NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered

An original Honda motorcycle keyring which will have been produced in the late 1960s .

We have just this one example in this damaged condition to offer – when this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled.

Sadly there are cracks in the  black vitreous enamel on the left hand side of the badge – we have gone to some pains to show the extent of this in the photos using additional lighting .

At first sight with the naked eye the cracks are not particularly noticeable.

This keyring is most suited to be placed in a collection – if it is used on a motorcycle there is a strong possibility that some of the black enamel in the badge could be lost.

One of the very earliest Honda motorcycle keyrings which we have ever listed – what a shame that it is damaged but this is reflected in the asking price.

The vitreous enamel ‘early wings ‘ badge is mounted onto a keyfob in genuine black leather gold embossed ‘ MADE IN ENGLAND’

‘ R.S.E.N.Y.C. TRACKSTAR ‘ is cast into the back of the badge – we have occasionally seen this information on the reverse of other 1960s keyfob badges and have never discovered who the maker was .

There was a badge manufacturer in New York , USA known as ‘King’s International ‘ in the 1960s who marked their badges ‘ N.Y.C. ‘ ( New York City ) and we do wonder if they had a hand in producing these badges which were then brought over to England for mounting onto leather keyfobs .

There were many producers of motor cycle & car keyrings in the 1960s ( many of them being very small concerns and almost all of them based in England )

Their details and identities have sadly become lost in time and are unlikely to surface in the future having never been properly recorded and are now probably lost forever .

The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive. SMOSO   00/55    10/22