NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
An original Mercedes Benz dealership keyring dating from the 1990s.
The keyring is in good used condition .
The gilt plated badge in dark cobalt blue vitreous enamel is mounted onto a keyfob in genuine full grain black leather gold embossed with the details of the supplying dealership.
This keyring dates from the 1990s when this ‘perforated’ badge style was still being used and was made by the famous Manhattan Windsor badgemakers of Birmingham.
They had previously made Mercedes Benz keyrings in the 1970s with the fully enclosed badge and for the 1980s & 1990s used the same die for the badges but milled the 3 perforations out which resulted in their details being almost milled out with the perforations on the back of the badge !
If you look closely at the photo of the back of the badge you will just be able to make out ‘MANH’ & ‘SOR’ ( MANHATTAN WINDSOR )
Beneath this would have been ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ – but all that can be seen is the final ‘D’ of ‘ENGLAND’ .
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled.
The values of vintage keyrings in this sort of condition for prestige marques have recently increased dramatically.
It has become very difficult to source original Mercedes Benz keyrings of this quality for listing for sale in this website shop. 00/56 02/21