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Old 29th December 2009, 17:19   #256
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The Paigah Family form hyderabad, all its three branches, were considered the second family of Hyderabad. Their offsprings married the Nizams offsprings and vice versa. In the olden days their family provided household troops and protected the Nizam and they had a big list of special priviliges.

I am sure they had such privileges as personal regestration series as is visible here.

Open to correction on this but if DKG speaks to his elders they might be able to coroborate this.

My grand uncles Norton appears to have been regestered in Pune as he was the head of the postal service and resided in Puna for a few years along with Calcutta, Baroda and Chennai.

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Old 29th December 2009, 21:59   #257
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Gents,
Cast aluminium plates used to be standard issue in most of the Arabic countries from the 1950s until the 1980s when the last country Lebanon stopped issuing them. Some of them are very beautiful and collectors pay a lot of money for them now. Most countries had stopped using cast aluminium plates by the 1970s when the German company Utsch (& a similar company Hoffmann) started marketing their pressed aluminium plates in the middle east. It is actually Utsch plates that will be (!!??) the new 'tamper proof' ones used in India - eventually I suppose. If you Google for Shimnit Utsch and Promuk Hoffmann you will see their wares.

I am told by a Saudi plate collector who like to have broken, rare, 1950s, cast aluminium royal and governmental plates remade, that if you take a plate to Beirut, they will make a cast aluminium copy for between 30USD and 50USD depending on the intricacy of the design.
The copies are not as well made as the original 50s plates but....

I think that Beirut may be the only place that still routinely makes them.
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PS: Nothing to do with Indian plates but this a typical Saudi 1950s royal plate.
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Old 29th December 2009, 22:24   #258
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yesterday i spotted a beautiful wolseley with Regn No. MJL XXX in Gurgaon
can someone identify which state it belongs to.
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Cast aluminium plates used to be standard issue in most of the Arabic countries from the 1950s until the 1980s...............
Hello Cedric.
Can you imagine that in Mumbai the cast aluminium plate was around in early 1920's! In the 1950's we were already using a steel plate with aluminium cast numerals.

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Old 26th January 2010, 11:23   #260
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At the recent Auto Expo in Delhi there was a lovely display of ads, photos, brochures and other Automobilia from the collection of Sandeep Katari and Farhan Kidwai. Here is what appears to be a declaration note for a 1939 Morris in Bangalore, regd. BAN 109, dated 1944.

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Also worth looking at is this - 807 JA

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Old 26th January 2010, 16:15   #261
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Cedric - especially for you.

The BMF plate I had bought from a scrap yard when I was in school just for kicks - looks superb methinks. No idea which car in came from, the number dates to maybe 59-61.

The MRZ plate came from a 1965 Fiat that was broken down a few years back.

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Old 27th January 2010, 11:43   #262
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Karl,
Many thanks. I am always happy to see old plates. I have quite a few photos as you know of plates owned by collectors or recently sold on Ebay.
If people want, I can post photos.
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Old 27th January 2010, 20:06   #263
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For the historical inclined , my 1947 Plymouth Spl Dlx continues on the same registration book since it was delivered new in 1948. Surprisingly the registration book is issued as "British India" (in 1948) "Certificate of Registration". The book has details of all the annual taxes , one time taxes & re-registrations , road worthiness tests. Attached also the sale order issued by the Registration Authority , Lucknow for the dealer to sell the car to the first owner.

Cost of the car Rs 10650/- . Price of shipment by rail from Bombay to Lucknow Rs. 450/-.

As Lucknow RTO is computerised , I have to get the re-registration done from the non-computerised districts .
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And the original aluminium number plates of the Fleetmaster from 1947
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An "RW" regn. seen on a 1920s Rudge Motorcycle at the R-day rally here in hyd. yesterday. I'm guessing it stands for Rawalpindi (now in Pak)?

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An "RW" regn. seen on a 1920s Rudge Motorcycle at the R-day rally here in hyd. yesterday. I'm guessing it stands for Rawalpindi (now in Pak)?

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The RW is for Rudge Whitworth. I know the origins of this bike . No further comments please !!
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The RW is for Rudge Whitworth. I know the origins of this bike . No further comments please !!
Sorry couldn't help commenting despite- interesting that one could put up the name and model year(?) of the vehicle in a way that it seems as the regn. Confusingly convenient? Or conveniently confusing?
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Vintageman,
Excellent information about USJ being a Lucknow registration. Do you know where UPR was initially registered. United Provinces (& Uttar Pradesh) is a state we don't have third (serial) letter information on. Cheers
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Great Vintageman, thanks for sharing, and looking forward to more such contributions.

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Do you know where UPR was initially registered. United Provinces (& Uttar Pradesh) is a state we don't have third (serial) letter information on. Cheers
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If I remember right UPR is Kanpur (erstwhile Cawnpore).
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Gents,
Your help please.
I know that Hyderabad state existed after partition until 1956 but I think I may not have the correct letter pairs for the registrations there. I have HTx and HYx on the list for Hyderabad but the attached photo suggests that APX 190 was reregistered from HDX 190. Unfortunately I can't read the Urdu properly to see what it says.
So.....
Can someone tell me please what the Urdu translates to?
And, does anyone know about 1947-1956 Hyderabad letters?
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