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We are not licensed by Rolls Royce to reproduce the Rolls Royce logo and none of the keyrings listed here for sale in this website shop feature Rolls Royce keyfob badges with the Rolls Royce logo which have been made by us.
The keyring in this listing is an original vintage item dating from the 1950s.
An original very early Rolls Royce keychain which will have been produced in the mid 1950s .
Keychains like this one were used in cars in the 1950s just before leather keyrings as we still know them today came into common use in the very late 1950s & 1960s .
They were generally made in the jewellery quarter in Birmingham at the time.
The badge is in excellent condition in red & black vitreous enamel and measures almost 1.5″(35mm) in diameter .
Interestingly the black vitreous enamel has a domed cap of translucent enamel cast over it – to protect the gold Rolls Royce logo within .
The badge is connected to the split ring for attachment of the car keys by 3 heavy nickel plated links – this is quite a substantial item .
The back of the keyring contains what is possibly the initials of the maker – GD – together with a capital C within a circle.
Bud Marston in USA – the author of the book ‘Vintage Jaguar keyrings’ which is featured in the Jaguar section in this website – has noted similar marks on the back of Jaguar badges of the same period.
This has perplexed Bud – but he never found the identity of the maker and concluded that the capital C within a circle possibly stood for ‘Copyright’ .
These 60+ year old keychains are very rare items – very few have survived for any make of car after all these years .
A superb item and the only one which we have ever seen and listed over the last 10 years .
The keychain in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled .