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Old 26th November 2016, 04:26   #1021
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Kartikeyal,
I agree the architecture does not look typically Indian to me......mind you, I am not an Indian and have never been in Punjab. The roof on that other photo reminds me of old, old British railway station roofs!
I think I have to put my money on a very strange house design in Punjab.
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Somehow, the architecture does make it look like Burma (now Myanmar) to me.

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cross posting , this could be from Rangoon, then a part of British India as per the quoted post below.
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I am sorry but I don't actually think it is R for Rangoon.
When I blow it up I think it looks like P or F...... Cheers Cedric
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Somehow, the architecture does make it look like Burma (now Myanmar) to me.
Gentlemen, just asking, why not Pondicherry? I think that is the best fit. They had a registration series "P". Check out this photo, taken from this thread, post no 3.

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As we all know, Pondicherry was a French colony and all these cars are French. Maybe a coincidence, but maybe it is a possibility as well that the 1920's Citroen is in Pondicherry.

Now, off-topic, look at this photo below, Cedric's post 1018 of 21st November. Notice the arch.

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While looking for a "P" car and going through this thread, I came across Julian's post nos 4 & 7 of 3rd October 2008 and pasted the photos below.

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So many have referred to the Mayurbanj wedding.

Is Pondicherry now a possibility?

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Gentlemen, just asking, why not Pondicherry? I think that is the best fit. They had a registration series "P". Check out this photo, taken from this thread, post no 3.

Is Pondicherry now a possibility?

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Harit,
A good try and I had neglected to mention Pondicherry. The first plates were maybe from 1925 and had a number only. From 1930 they were IF and up to 4 numerals and only in 1939 did they get P for Pondicherry.

Actually, I had completely forgotten about the 1939 series 'other' letters in French India:
C Chandernagor K Karikal M Mahé P Pondichery Y Yanaon

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