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Old 1st October 2014, 17:47   #781
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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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Maybe it does not mean anything. The Aurangabad Railway Code is AWB.
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Old 1st October 2014, 20:38   #782
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Travancore,
Since the railway and station have been there since the age of the motorcar began, do we know when the station got the AWB code? If it was pre 1939 then surely there is a good chance the cars had AWB also?
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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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Harit,
Since the bike is post war, I feel certain it is not an Indian registration. British I presume and I think the tax disc holder on the headlight would suggest that also.
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Old 5th October 2014, 03:45   #783
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An interesting excerpt from August 1910:

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Progression of licence plates on the left; interesting car prices on the right.
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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.
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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.
I doubt that's a Bantam. Seems to be something else. Probably British though.

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Since the bike is post war, I feel certain it is not an Indian registration. British I presume and I think the tax disc holder on the headlight would suggest that also.
Not necessarily - many Indian states used the tax disc. I have seen them on cars registered in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala, amongst others.
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Here is a very informative site on registration plates, search for the India page

http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/
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Among new photos received was this MS registered bike. Any idea about this registration, ...Cheers harit
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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.
Manish, it may be a Bantam, here is one for comparison

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Since the bike is post war, I feel certain it is not an Indian registration. British I presume and .....Cheers Cedric
Here is the complete picture, location may not be British

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Here is a very informative site on registration plates, search for the India page
http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/
Quite many errors for a very very brief page. We know much much more on this thread.

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Guys anybody knows which state HYU regestration belongs to?

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Guys anybody knows which state HYU regestration belongs to?

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This should be Haryana.
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Here is the complete picture, location may not be British

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Quite many errors for a very very brief page. We know much much more on this thread.

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Harit,
You are quite right about the worldplates website. The guy wrote most of the pages a very long time ago using some doubtful information available from an American collectors association.

As for the MS bike, I didn't mean in the UK but imported from and still carrying the number. I don't know of any (ex) British colonies that had MS for a post war code.
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This may have been posted before.

Looks like a Buick. Taken on a trip to Kashmir (Jhelum Baramula), ca. 1932-33

courtesy: USC Library.

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ca 1960's

courtesy: Old Kashmir Facebook

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This is a new registration, likely Bangalore/Mysore in the 1920's.
Any opinions?

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This is a new registration, likely Bangalore/Mysore in the 1920's.
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We have seen BA 21 (numbers not too clear) on a Swift and BA 1786 on a Norton, both in Bangalore, so you are likely to be correct. We have also seen BAN series.
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We have seen BA 21 (numbers not too clear) on a Swift and BA 1786 on a Norton, both in Bangalore, so you are likely to be correct. We have also seen BAN series.
BA then BAN were Bangalore as Karl says
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We have seen BA 21 (numbers not too clear) on a Swift and BA 1786 on a Norton, both in Bangalore, so you are likely to be correct. We have also seen BAN series.

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