NOW SOLD – sorry – both these keyrings have now been sold and can no longer be ordered
Regular inspections of our listings here in this website shop will reveal that we are not usually given to over enthusiastic descriptions of our wares.
With regard to these two Range Rover keyrings which are listed here – we have to make an exception to that rule !
These are absolutely superb – and they were made by that most staid & proper British badgemaking firm – Manhattan Windsor of Birmingham.
Manhattan Windsor have sadly been gone for some time – but by the name casting on the back of the badges we would date these keyrings as 1980s or very early 1990s items.
These are original brand new old stock vintage items dating from the time – they are not our remakes or remounts.
We did list a couple of these some time ago and are now listing the last 2 which we have.
We have never seen any other examples and assume the production run of these keyrings was very small.
The heavy vitreous enamel badges are so fresh & lustrous that they look as though they have just been removed from the furnace.
The vitreous enamel will have been hand laid resulting in the odd small dimple in the surface of the enamel.
The badge design features a stylised impression of an avenue of trees in the most adventurous of colours – most original .
The leather keyfobs are heavily made in a generous thickness of hide & embossed ‘Genuine Hide ‘ in gold emboss.
We understand that a small number of keyrings were specially commissioned for the launch of one of the Range Rover models – we do not know which model or when but would think that these two keyrings could well be from that commission.
If so then it could have been in the 1980s by the style of badge and leather keyfob which are typical Manhattan Windsor 1980s/1990s items.
These keyrings show the quality of keyring which British manufacturers could produce before the world lost it’s way and everything was moved to production in The Far East.
Here is a keyring with a real difference to use in your Range Rover – probably so striking in its own right that it will out-shine the vehicle itself !
When both keyrings have been sold then this listing will be cancelled. 00/59 07/20