NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
An original vitreous enamel ‘Benz’ badge which we remounted into a teardrop keyfob in full grain black leather some years ago.
We would date the badge as having been made in the early 1960s.
The badge does have some enamel chips in the vitreous enamel which can be seen in the enlarged high resolution listing photos.
Quite a significant badge – as this is a rare original example of a badge which Mercedes Benz then went onto offer as a double-badge reproduction keyring in recent times- but in resin based enamel rather than genuine vitreous enamel which the originals were in- like this one.
We made this keyring and then did not offer it for sale at the time as felt that the badge condition was not good enough to offer.
Times have changed, however, and we increasingly see customers accepting a certain degree of ‘damage’ in the case of a rare badge such as this one.
Indeed some customers seem to prefer keyrings which look their age as this one does.
The leather fob is stamped ‘CLASSIC LEATHER FOBS’ on the reverse – which is something which we no longer do when remounting genuine original badges.
A small point – but best mentioned.
Should you prefer to have the badge inlaid in a keyfob without this stamp – then we can remount it accordingly but would have to make the standard £25 extra charge for this work.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/55 08/20