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Old 18th February 2020, 21:49   #1531
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The Patiala Maybach Zeppelin with Maharaja Yadavindra Singh and Defense Minister Baldev Singh.
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Old 5th March 2020, 13:13   #1532
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Some pictures from different Zamindari's in South India

Zamindar of Kadavur
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Zamindar's on drive (backdrop Idumban Hill), Palani
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Old 9th March 2020, 17:10   #1533
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Some pictures from different Zamindari's in South India

Zamindar of Kadavur
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My gut says Lancia

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My gut says Lancia

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I would say a Simca which was a badged Fiat - hubcap seems to say so?
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Old 11th March 2020, 13:38   #1535
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I would say a Simca which was a badged Fiat - hubcap seems to say so?
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Mandi 3 can be seen here in these Getty images pictures.

Sir Edward Maclagan and the Raja of Suket
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Sir Edward Maclagan, Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab (centre), stands on a verandah in the company of several British officials and the Raja of Suket.

Winthrop's diary describes the visit as comprising an Investiture and State Banquet.

Original manuscript caption: SUKET 28/3 to 1/4 1920 H.E.W. Parsons H.H. French Burlton Raja Sandford A.D.C. Suket, 28 March 1920 - 1 April 1920. 2001/243/1/1/3/43.

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Governor's departure from Suket
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The Raja of Suket stands next to one of the Mandi cars mentioned in Winthrop's diary. Lieutenant Governor Edward Maclagan is seated inside. The party were leaving Suket following the Raja's installation.

Original manuscript caption: DEPARTURE from SUKET, 31 March 1920. 2001/243/1/1/3/37.

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Sessions House, Palampur
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India, Exterior view of Sessions House, Palampur, where Winthrop stayed en route for Suket in March 1920.Original manuscript caption: SESSIONS HOUSE PALAMPUR, 28/3/20, 28 March 1920. 2001/243/1/1/3/26.

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Mandi 3 can be seen here in these Getty images pictures.
Lovely, thanks for sharing. I would say the car is a Hudson, with that trademark triangular radiator badge. I think these were also badged as Essex? Not sure if they had the same logo though.
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Old 12th March 2020, 17:32   #1538
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The Scindia's have been trending in India since last 2 days, here is a picture of Rajmata Scindia with a young HH Madhavrao Scindia, (the last titular Maharaja of Gwalior) campaigning in 1967,

Picture courtesy : Dr. Ashish Dwivedi‎

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Wedding of my cousin Hemendra Singh ji Banera and Bhavani kumari of Nawanagar (Jamnagar)
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The open car is likely to be the Lanchester still retained by the family.

The Fiat is a Delight model post 66 and pre 72 (no trim on the rear windscreen rubber, and flat design side window scraper )
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The Rewa Lanchester is reportedly to be offered on auction soon, mentioned in this newspaper clipping.
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Found a snap. Quite an ugly looking thing ?
I could'nt find this picture which was on the Bonhams site, so posting it here.

Rewa, 1912 Lanchester
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I could'nt find this picture which was on the Bonhams site, so posting it here.

Rewa, 1912 Lanchester
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Here is the link with pics:

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19293/lot/412/
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Check page 44, post 655, this car has been sold before. I also clearly remember it being on sale again thereafter and at that time the seller / auction house had put up a movie of the car and with top fitted and removed.
Someone from India should bid for this being an India car.

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Fitting images to a thread which itself is 16 years old. Time just flies really fast
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HH Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II and Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, welcoming Queen Elizabeth at Jaipur, 1961.

A Buick is partially seen, whats the car in the center ?

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