An armorial Sikh greetings card, first half of the 20th century


The card, 7 x 5.5ins [178 x 138mm] is tied with a red and blue ribbon [Brigade of Guards colours] and the front has the sender’s arms printed in red. It opens to reveal a greeting in red from Sardar Bahadur Sardar n Sardarni Mohan Singh with their London address [3, Queens Rise, Barnes Common, S.W.13 and the left side has a mounted photograph of Bachan Niwas, Rawalpindi with a caption beneath. Mohan Singh was an important Sikh landowner in the Punjab and a member of the Indian Council in London. Bachan Singh was built for the Prince of Wales’s 1905/6 visit to India. The card is a little curled at the corners with some loss to the rear card, which also has marks of having been pasted to an old album Size: 7 x 5.5ins [178 x 138mm]. Bookseller Inventory/ SOLD 13th March 2020