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Old 30th August 2014, 18:28   #766
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But here is a new one, KDA 496 on a bike, a Triumph? Anyone has any clue? A visitor from next door?
Or maybe, from the UK as well?
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From the 1963 movie 'Phir wohi dil laya hoon'

A 1950s (?) Willys Station wagon, sporting number J&K 963. Rarely do we see the "&" in the plate itself

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Can anyone translate for us?
New Delhi : From Left to Right Mr. Bojwani from Premier Automobiles Ltd., New Delhi office. Dr. Griccioli, Dr. Toffolo Consular officer of Italy embassy. Mr. Premnath Managing Director of Premier Automobiles Ltd. Dr. Albert ???(hidden by watermark). Dr. Toti Lombardazzi Commercial Attache in New Delhi
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But here is a new one, KDA 496 on a bike, a Triumph? The photo is taken under Qutab Minar, I have put it up separately, though both images are from one photo. One has to take my word for it. Anyone has any clue? A visitor from next door? Lets see what gets thrown up.

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KD is a late Kerala series from I guess the 70s. I have a photo of KDE also.

Karl,
I have 11 photos from J&K 51 to 9890 and they all have the & on the plate actually. The series is said to have started well before 1939. Post war, they used JKA etc

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BO 249 SM is an original pre 1939 series Bihar & Orissa Sambalpur number. It would have been re-registered in 1939 with a BR nnnn or BRx nnnn registration so your photo is a definite possibility.
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Here is another "BO" picture. Supposedly taken in 1933.

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travancore,
Great old photo and a nice find.
MZ was Muzaffarpur.
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Great old photo and a nice find.
MZ was Muzaffarpur.
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Thanks. The car indeed belonged to someone in the Bihar Light Horse Regiment, with Regimental HQ at Muzaffarpur.
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Is "MDJ" a Ramnad (Ramnathapuram) District (in Madras State / Tamilnadu) registration ?

If not, what would be a Ramnad registration for the 1940's to 1950's period - MDG ?

Ramnad seems to have been RD pre-independence (Madras Presidency); and MD for Madurai. Thanks

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Is "MDJ" a Ramnad (Ramnathapuram) District (in Madras State / Tamilnadu) registration ?

If not, what would be a Ramnad registration for the 1940's to 1950's period - MDG ?

Ramnad seems to have been RD pre-independence (Madras Presidency); and MD for Madurai. Thanks
AFIK MDJ was Tanjore and MDR was Ramnad dist.
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I have MDJ as Vellore
MDO as Tanjore
MDR as Ramnad

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At the following link are some court case related documents, dating to the 1950s

http://indiankanoon.in/doc/20086/

It mentions two trucks - one, a 1938 Ford V8 registered AWB 230 and the other a 1938 Oldsmobile truck bearing No. AWB 253.

Where would AWB registrations be from?
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Karl,
My list of pre 1939 Bombay presidency letters is far from complete sadly. If they were only at 230 and 253 in 1938 then I guess it was some small town and it's name would have been abbreviated to AWB. Belgaum for example was BGM. have you got any nice old maps?? LOL
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My list of pre 1939 Bombay presidency letters is far from complete sadly. If they were only at 230 and 253 in 1938 then I guess it was some small town and it's name would have been abbreviated to AWB. Belgaum for example was BGM. have you got any nice old maps?? LOL
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Cedric, I am not sure it is Bombay presidency, since it isn't mentioned anywhere. Though there is a passing mention of Kamptee, which is a Cantonment town in Nagpur I think.
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Among new photos received was this MS registered bike. Any idea about this registration, and of the bike? Seems to be carrying luggage in an odd place.
That hand holding the arm is not a girls.

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Among new photos received was this MS registered bike. Any idea about this registration, and of the bike? Seems to be carrying luggage in an odd place.
That hand holding the arm is not a girls.

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Looks like a BSA Bantam bike. I was looking at these bike few days ago on google, so that seems to match.
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