NOW SOLD – Sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
An original Honda motor car keyring dating from the 1970s.
The vitreous enamel badge has a tiny crack in the white enamel which can just be seen in the enlarged high resolution photos in the listing.
The price of this keyring does take this into account- we would think that this flaw has been there for a very long time and will not affect the durability of the badge in the slightest.
The badge is mounted onto a genuine black leather keyfob and the name of the maker ( Trend) can just still be made out gold embossed onto the back of the leather keyfob.
The keyring was made by a manufacturing business whose trademark was ‘Trend’ as can be seen embossed onto the back of the keyfob- we do see examples of their keyrings for other makes of car from time to time.
Despite comprehensive research we have never discovered who Trend actually were !
Small enamelling businesses came & went rather rapidly in the 1960s – many were based in the Birmingham area which had a tradition of vitreous enamelling.
There may have been a tie-up with a badgemaker known as ‘Alexander’ – occasionally a badge marked ‘Alexander’ crops up mounted onto a ‘Trend’ leather keyfob.
A top quality British made item produced at a time when many items like this were becoming mass produced & very poorly finished.
This keyring is original & correct for use with any 1960s Maserati motor car.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold then this listing will be cancelled. 59/91 05/20