INDIA BAHAWALPUR 1924 Installation Medal Third Class

$75.00

INDIA, BAHAWALPUR, 1924 Installation Medal, Third Class, Obverse: long bust of Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan V Abbasi half left, Reverse: name and date in Persian, dark toned bronze, 36mm, no ribbon, patchy black patina, XF

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They used to call the little Indian kingdoms that had made deals with the British “Native States.” Bahawalpur is now part of Pakistan.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.