NOW SOLD – Sorry – this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
This original Jaguar standing wings keyfob badge dates from the mid 1950s and is in very good condition.
The gilt badge has black vitreous enamel detail and is bonded onto a nickel plated shield.
As is often the case with a 60+ year old badge – the original leather fob was beyond repair so we are offering the badge mounted onto a new leather keyfob as can be seen in the photos.
Not just any new leather keyfob though……………………we are fortunate to have just one hide of vintage pigskin which is as old as the badge itself !
This was in a local saddler’s shop and we bought it some years back when the saddler retired and the shop sadly closed.
We use this leather for certain ‘special’ jobs – and this badge seemed as special as any so has been mounted onto a keyfob in this vintage pigskin.
Rather than use a new splitring – we have selected an original 50 year old nickel plated ‘diamond cut’ splitring to complete the item as authentically as is possible.
We have seen just a few examples of these badges over the years – one of them is shown remounted in Bud Marston’s book – Vintage Jaguar Keyrings together with other examples still mounted onto their original keyfobs ( one of which does appear to be in pigskin)
A superb example of an original early Jaguar keyfob badge now remounted sensitively but robustly – and one of the few vintage keyrings which could now be put into daily use without fear of spoiling. In fact using the keyring can only improve the appearance as the pigskin will begin to take on a patina which can only develop with a combination of use and the passage of time.
In early January 2019 we listed a similar standing wings shield badge which we had also mounted onto a vintage pigskin keyfob like the one in this listing- and then another one again in May 2019.
Both of those keyrings have now been sold and we are now offering this one – when this one sells we do not currently have any more of these original badges to offer.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/543 02/20