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Old 5th February 2013, 22:52   #601
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While restoring a car recently came across these plates . Interesting number . Would someone help decipher this ..

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That would be central province, later we had cp* series like cpz. I hope I am right, I belong to central province.
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That would be central province, later we had cp* series like cpz. I hope I am right, I belong to central province.
True that's a Central Provinces registration of the very old times. Nagpur used to be the capital of CP state. After re-organisation of the States, Nagpur became a part of Maharashtra and Gujarat was separated from Bombay State giving birth to Gujarat state. It used to be CPR, CPB, CP and so on for Central Provinces.
The CP series was later introduced (rejuvenated) in the early 1970's again by the M.P. govt as it had run out of almost all alphabets for the MP series from A to Z. Raipur after MPR and MPS had the CPR, CPS and later MPT(1978) registrations.
Indeed, CPZ was earmarked for government vehicles exclusively in the 1970's and 1980's.

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This number plate is a genuine CP registration. I had seen a CPR 566 number plate in our ancestral home, which pertained to perhaps either the Wolseley or Vauxhall owned by my granduncle.
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While restoring a car recently came across these plates . .......Cheers
For a more precise reply please inform the year of manufacture of the car. The name of the make would also be interesting

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For a more precise reply please inform the year of manufacture of the car. The name of the make would also be interesting

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1954 Studebaker Champion

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kasli,
The CP plates are indeed Central Province and from the number, I would guess from a 1920s car. CP 3282 was on a 1930s car.
I am afraid the plates do not belong to your 1954 Studebaker as the CP xxxx series finished in 1939 and all vehicles got reregistered.
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Thanks so I need to hunt with the previous owners of the Studebaker which cars they had ! Something at their barn then...

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The CP plates are indeed Central Province and from the number, I would guess from a 1920s car. CP 3282 was on a 1930s car.
I am afraid the plates do not belong to your 1954 Studebaker as the CP xxxx series finished in 1939 and all vehicles got reregistered.
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I have come across photos of a car having this registration plate. This may be beyong the N W Frontier Province as they apparently still used our alphabets. This is Urdu or Arabic. Period is of the 1930's. Any idea where this is?

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I have come across photos of a car having this registration plate. This may be beyong the N W Frontier Province as they apparently still used our alphabets. This is Urdu or Arabic. Period is of the 1930's. Any idea where this is?

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Maybe Iran ? I was looking at some pictures of teh Shah's Bugatti and it has very similar plates
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Maybe Iran ? I was looking at some pictures of the Shah's Bugatti and it has very similar plates
Well, a name Bhupattie is mentioned behind the photo, and the date is January 1937. I feel that Iran may not be the place, it may be more towards India, and maybe Sabinesnubbing can enlighten us.

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Well the number is in Arabic 1839 or 1829, the letters is D H. This can be
from any Arabic countries like: Bahrain, UAE, KSA, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, etc. all use to have similar car plates. Few years back KSA introduce English and Arabic both in single number plates for all vehicles.

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Harit,
A very interesting find indeed!
The number is 1849 and it is written in one of the Persian languages. It is not Urdu or Arabic itself as the 4 is different. It could be Persian Farsi, Aghanistani Dari or some other less used variations of Persian. In theory it could even be Tajikistan or Uzbekistan but I will discount those as Cyrillic was in standard usage from before the 1920s. It sort of looks like a 20s car or later to me.
The letter(s) are not so easy! The main one (on the left) is without doubt H but the other.......
It seems to resemble a subscript western 2 (which it cannot be) but exactly what it is I am not sure.
We know for sure that Iranian plates of the 1930s were black on white with a letter or letters denoting the town at the left of the plate but we don't know what H would be and they don't have subscript letters that we know of.
Afghanistan had plates in the 30s that had the name of the town and a number BUT the name was in full on the right of the plate and they were white on blue.

So...... Having confused you all, my conclusion is that I don't know yet! It 'feels' like it ought to be an Iranian plate of the 20s or early 30s to be honest. We know the photo is 1937 - any guess on the year of the car?

If you can send me a 300dpi scan of the photo I would be very grateful and I will try to figure something out.
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Here is one more picture with a car having a "TAJ" registration. This was surely not used in Agra.

The surroundings seem tropical, not necessarily India, but the people could be of Indian origin. Maybe in Sri Lanka, Fiji, Maldives, Seychelles or wherever.

Hope to get to know where TAJ belongs to.

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Hope to get to know where TAJ belongs to.
If I remember right it was already traced to Africa I think.
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Harit,
Another great photo young sir.
TAJ is not any of the places you list but could be Tanganyika from 1933 to 1961. TA was Tanga region and was fairly large for Tanganyika so could have moved on to TAJ by the time that car was registered I think.
Transvaal in South Africa is unlikely I think as the lettering is wrong and by the time of the car, it should have been TAJ (for Louis Trichardt district) and 6 numerals.
Malaya didn't use TAJ.

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Transvaal in South Africa is unlikely I think as the lettering is wrong and by the time of the car, it should have been TAJ (for Louis Trichardt district) and 6 numerals.Malaya didn't use TAJ.Cheers Cedric
It is indeed Louis Trichardt district.

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