2 in stock
We did have 5 of these keyrings to offer- just 2 left now.
National Benzole was a petroleum brand in the United Kingdom from 1919 to 1957 when it merged with Shell-Mex & BP Ltd.
National Benzole’s Mr. Mercury in his winged helmet became one of the most powerful marketing images of the 20th Century.
National Benzole keyrings were distributed in colossal quantities in the 1950s and our key ring featuring the original design from 1953 is a worthy addition to any ’50s or ’60s car- particularly in the case of a car for which an original specific keyring was never available.
Whilst these keyrings were very common at the time and do appear regularly on ebay etc – very rarely do they appear in the mint new old stock condition that these keyrings are in.
They were made to be used – and used in anger they were along the highways & byways of Britain and much of Europe before motorways began to be built.
These keyrings are the very best examples which you are ever likely to find with the vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a burgundy coloured faux leather keyfob and are a talisman of motoring days long gone before motoring as it was then became the chore which it is now with ever increasing congested roads and confusing speed limits .
In buying one of these keyrings you are buying a dream which can never return.
When all of these keyrings have been sold this listing will be cancelled.