Indian links with British military history for sale at Bonhams in London


LONDON.- Bonhams sale of Modern Sporting Guns on December 13 in Knightsbridge features a number of items with fascinating and historic Indian links – a cartridge-magazine, a shotgun case, a pair of Purdey shotguns and a Colt revolver, all with histories linking them to the period of the Raj. A fascinating item thanks to its Indian ownership and history is Lot 18, a brass-mounted oak and leather cartridge-magazine. Formerly the property of His Highness The Maharajah of Patiala estimated to sell for £350 – £550. The magazine lid bears the impression: H.H. The Maharajah Sir Bhupindra Singh Of Patiala G.C.I.E. G.C.B. His Highness The Maharajah Sir Bhupindra Singh of Patiala GCSI GCIE GCVO GBE (1891-1938) was educated at Aitchison College, Lahore, he succeeded to the throne at the age of 9 upon the death of his father, a Council of Regency governing in his place until he reached his majority in 1909, being