newly restored and original leather keyrings
for classic cars and motorcycles

Terms & Conditions

Introduction

When placing your order you will be asked to accept the following terms and conditions by ticking the box marked ‘I accept the terms and conditions’.

By ticking the box you are accepting the following terms and conditions :

Shipping and shipping times

Your keyring will usually be shipped within a few days unless Richard is very busy with orders or is away.

Most of the keyrings in the website shop are either original vintage keyrings or have original vintage badges which we have remounted onto new leather keyfobs ………..but if your order is for a keyring which has to be made with the badge mounted onto a keyfob which you have been able to specify in the listing – then this does take time !

If you need your keyring urgently – please check with us BEFORE placing the order. 

Shipping is by UK Royal Mail which has served us well for 10 years.

Other couriers can be quicker but are generally too expensive for a small and generally relatively inexpensive item like a keyring. We would need to set accounts up with other couriers in order to use them .

Once your keyring is shipped there is absolutely nothing we can do to hasten the delivery – we are not driving the post van or flying the aeroplane which is carrying your keyring !

Thankfully the keyrings almost always eventually arrive safely all over the world.

Orders which fail to arrive within 30 days of having being shipped will be refunded in full provided tracked postage or shipping was selected at the time of placing the order.

Remounting customer's own badges onto new leather keyfobs

Remounting customer’s own badges onto new leather keyfobs is a major part of our business and we accept badges for remounting subject to the following condition :-

In the unlikely event of the badge being lost in the post or arriving damaged or being damaged during remounting then our liability is limited to the cost of remounting which we have charged . On no account are we liable for any other estimate of the badge’s value. 

How we describe the keyrings :-

All keyrings in the website shop are described as being either original vintage ( unrestored  ) keyrings, original keyfob badges which have been remounted onto new leather keyfobs or in a very few cases are new keyrings with new enamel badges mounted onto new leather keyfobs .

In the few cases of new keyfob badges which have been mounted onto new leather keyfobs  – those new keyfob badges will not have a maker’s name or ‘Made in England’  engraved or stamped onto the back of the badges and the leather keyfobs which those new badges have been mounted onto are generally embossed on the back with our details .

For further details please see the section entitled :-                        ‘Values of original keyrings

 

Licensing & Copyright

We list original vintage keyrings and original vintage keyfob badges which we have remounted onto new leather keyfobs for sale in our website shop. 

These keyrings and badges were generally produced between 30 and 50 years ago and are not subject to licensing or copyright.

Our intention is to provide owners of classic cars and motorcycles with classic keyrings to use with their vehicles and not to intentionally infringe rights to licensing or copyright. 

In the event of a manufacturer’s representative or licence holder needing to contact us then we are very easily and readily contactable by email or telephone.

We are proud to have provided a service to the owners of classic vehicles for over 10 years and have had contact with many manufacturers representatives during that time all of whom understand that we are a very small one-man business producing high quality products in very small quantities.

Additionally we have made small runs of keyrings under licence for many of these manufacturers who appreciate the service which we provide.

Accuracy of descriptions of original & vintage keyrings

Regular customers worldwide (many of whom have dealt with us for many years) know that we adhere to the strictest codes of integrity in the descriptions which we provide in the website shop listings.

Descriptions and date estimates are given to the very best of our knowledge and are based on our many years experience of dealing with, original and vintage automotive keyrings. 

As with all fields including the world of antiques and art – cases of forgeries and deliberate deceit do exist .

In the very rare cases where any doubt exists regarding the provenance of a keyring we will always express those doubts in the listing description and err on the side of caution.

As in the case of any of the keyrings which we offer for sale – if a customer is not completely satisfied with their purchase for any reason then we will offer a replacement or refund without question.

Safety issues relating to the use of your keyring

Keyrings are not playthings and like any small item could cause a choking hazard if placed in the mouth.  Customers are asked to keep keyrings away from children and any vulnerable person. 

Customers are also requested to satisfy themselves that the use of a keyring on the key in the ignition of their vehicle could not contribute to a loss of control of the vehicle howsoever caused.

Customs fees & charges

Customs fees and charges based on the value of an item vary from country to country.  Customers must accept any charges which become due when the item arrives in their own country.  

Shipping to countries in European Union  :- Since brexit things have changed and depending on the receiving country the customer may have to pay import VAT and customs duties together with a handling fee – all of this is completely beyond our control as customers in Europe will be aware.

Under no circumstances will we undervalue an item when stating the value on the customs form.  In many countries customs will require sight of the original invoice from the customer before releasing the item.

Orders can only be accepted on the clear understanding that the above terms and conditions have been read and fully understood and that the customer has indicated acceptance by ticking the ‘terms & conditions’ box before placing the order.