Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Union Jack – original vintage new old stock 1960s vitreous enamel badge remounted onto a new leather keyfob – slight enamel flaw

NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered

Just this one badge to offer which has a slight flaw as can be seen in the enlarged high resolution photos .

In the 1960s the vitreous enamel was individually hand laid and flaws did happen – in this case a tiny fleck of metal had become embedded in the liquid enamel before it was fired .

Sorry – the rest of these  keyrings have now all been sold and were listed at £75 each remounted onto a new keyfob in a choice of leather colours .

These keyrings had original vintage vitreous enamel Union Jack keyfob badges which would have been produced in the 1960s in Walsall, England which we were offering mounted onto new leather keyfobs .

We had just a few of these lovely ‘old school’ vitreous enamel Union Jack badges to offer remounted onto our teardrop keyfobs in any of our leather colours .

These badges were made at a time when Great Britain was leading the world in car production and many overseas customers would have been proud to have had this Union Jack badge on the keyring of their car which had been made in England – especially enthusiast’s cars such as Austin Healey, Jaguar & Triumph which sold to a huge export market .

These badges were over 50 years old and had been produced by Heath & Machin of Walsall, England in the 1960s .

Heath & Machin produced their own ranges of automotive keyrings and also mounted badges for others ( like Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham ) onto leather keyfobs as they were predominantly a leather works .

These badges were new old stock – and had been made and had never been mounted onto leather keyfobs at the time.

They were in the most lovely red & cobalt blue jewellery grade vitreous enamel – the translucent red enamel showing the stippled texture of the ground below – simply stunning .

Bud Marston describes examples of these Union Jack keyfob badges in his major work ‘Vintage Jaguar Keyrings’ featured at the beginning of our Jaguar section here in this website shop .

We cannot improve on Bud’s description of these badges which we quote here ( with Bud’s permission of course ! ) …………….

” Many such talismans accompanied their proud owners down the long and winding roads of yesteryear and for that reason deserve honourable mention alongside their more prominent relatives ”

By ‘prominent relatives’ Bud was of course making reference to Jaguar keyrings which were his main subject .

All of those keyrings with these badges have now been sold . SMOSO  59/94   05/22