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Lotus – original 1960s vitreous enamel badge inlaid into a new leather keyfob

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

An original Lotus badge which will have been produced in the 1960s which we have remounted inlaid into a new leather keyfob as can be seen in the photos.

When this keyring with this inlaid badge has been sold this listing will be cancelled.

An early Lotus vitreous enamel badge which dates from the 1960s which we have remounted inlaid onto a new keyfob in British racing green hide.

This badge will originally have been produced for inlaying into a gear lever knob which was common practice in the 1960s .

The badge is in excellent condition but the yellow vitreous enamel surface is slightly uneven at the top of the badge – this can just about be seen in the enlarged high resolution listing photos .

This was common with these early vitreous enamel badges which were hand laid – the hot molten enamel had to lie perfectly flat whilst cooling otherwise the enamel surface could have slight dimples.

The very earliest Lotus keyrings ever produced did not have a badge at all – they were simply black leather keyfobs with the details & Wymondham address embossed onto the leather keyfob .

We have only ever seen & listed just one example of one of these over the last 10 years  -it can be seen in the Gallery section of this website.

Lotus then had keyrings produced with the same badge as the gear lever badge in this listing .

This badge will be original & date correct for use with 1957 -1968 Lotus Seven,  1958 – 1963 Lotus Elite, early 1962 – 1971 Lotus Elan and possibly also early 1967 -1971 Lotus Europa – but would not have been inlaid into a leather keyfob at the time of course.

The keyring in the photos is the actual one that you will receive and is a superb keyring with an original badge which can be used without fear of damaging a valuable original period keyring .

When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled.  SMOSO   00/55   04/22