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An original vintage Henlys dealership keyring dating from the 1960s .
This keyring is in excellent condition and is only the third completely original example in good condition which we have ever listed over the last 10 years.
This really is an exceptional find – completely original & intact with the badge still mounted onto the original leather keyfob just as it would have accompanied a new Jaguar motor car from Henlys dealership in the 1960s.
Almost all original Henlys badges on keyrings which have seen some use will have enamel loss at the bottom corners of the badge – this one is perfect.
The vitreous enamel badge is mounted onto a keyfob in genuine black leather .
Henlys generally had their keyrings made by P.R.Bradbury or Fattorini & Sons – both in Birmingham.
Many were made without a maker’s mark on the back of the badge .
This keyring was made by Fattorini & Sons of Barr Street Birmingham whose name appears on the back of the enamel badge.
Henlys keyrings do not get any better than this one !
Henlys Jaguar/Rover dealership was founded in 1947 by Herbert Henly. The original premises gave its name to Henlys Corner on the North Circular Road in London and also Henlys Roundabout in Hounslow.
Goodness knows how many Jaguar cars will have passed through the dealership in the 1950s and 1960s.
Needless to say – Bud Marston has a section in his ‘Vintage Jaguar Keyrings’ book featured here in this website shop describing Henlys keyrings.
We doubt if even Bud will have found an example as good as this one – certainly the one featured in his book is not in the same condition !
Over the last few years the values of original vintage Jaguar keyrings in good condition have rocketed – it has become almost impossible for us to source original examples to list here in this website shop.
We doubt if we will ever be in a position again to list another Henlys keyring as good as this one.
On a cautionary note – we have recently been shown a ‘Henlys keyring’ bought from an online auction site. This was a very passable reproduction although the ‘St. Christopher’ lettering was not as precise as the originals.
The enamelling was in modern ‘hard’ enamel which is resin based – not in vitreous enamel like the badge on this keyring.
We have no plans to offer a reproduction Henlys keyring – the name is subject to licensing restrictions.
Any Henlys keyring which is offered by us will be an original keyring dating from the period.
The keyring in the photos is the actual keyring which you will receive. When it has been sold – this listing will be cancelled.