Original vintage vitreous enamel Union Jack keyfob badges which will have been produced in the 1960s in Walsall, England which we are offering mounted onto new leather keyfobs as can be seen in the photos.
When all these badges have been sold mounted onto new keyfobs then this listing will be cancelled.
We have 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 as can be seen in the photos.
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 are over 50 years old and were 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 are new old stock – they were made and had never been mounted onto leather keyfobs at the time.
They are in the most lovely red & cobalt blue jewellery grade vitreous enamel – the red enamel is translucent 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 .
When all these badges have been ordered on keyrings and sold then this listing will be cancelled .