NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold but has been left on view as an example of a rare original Royal Enfield keyring.
Original 50 year old Royal Enfield keyrings are scarce items – almost all that were made will by now have been lost or thrown away when the leather wore out.
These keyrings were used in anger on open motorcycles in all weathers at a time when the bikes were being used for daily transport rather than as cosseted classics as they are now !
This original keyring is a rare survivor of the keyrings which were actually being used on the bikes at the time.
The keyring is in good serviceable condition with a vitreous enamel badge ( the enamel is perfect whilst the nickel plating on the badge is slightly pitted ) mounted onto a faux leather keyfob.
Imitation leather was often used for bike keyrings as it is much more weatherproof than genuine leather.
The keyfob looks to have had a pin stuck through it at some time beneath the badge………..curiously we often see this with vintage keyrings and can only assume that the bike may have been sold and the owner then pinned the keyring up in the bike shed as a memento of the bike- all part of the fascination of these vintage keyrings !
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 59/22 09/20