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Historical Collection Under the Hammer

A German photogravure of the old walkway of the Golden Temple at Amritsar showing various bungas and houses of Sikh nobles in the 1920s. The Sikh structures were later demolished to widen the walkway during the 1950s. Estimate: £135.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

Engraved illustration from a French newspaper showing the Golden Temple in 1865, one of the earliest depictions. Estimate: £35.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

'Annexation of the Punjab and the Maharajah Duleep Singh' first edition by Major Evans Bell, 1882: "...what would otherwise have borne an aspect of naked lawlessness and to what was in fact no ‘conquest’ but a violent breach of trust..." Estimate: £175.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

Original lithograph of the First Sikh War, Battle of Ferozeshah, by J. D. Harding, 1847. Estimate: £450.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

A group of five letters and documents relating to Maharajah Duleep Singh in regards to the discharge of Sir John Login as the Maharajah’s guardian. Some letters embossed with stamp of East India House, 1858. Estimate: £1350.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

Punjab Group of 11 prints of Sikh Punjab interest, early to mid 20th century. Includes Sikh Gurus and one of the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. Estimate: £350.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

Company School watercolor of a Sikh Warrior, 19th century. Estimate: £700.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

'Sikh Wars,' a rare first edition of the Journal of a Subaltern during the campaign in the Punjaub, September 1840 to March 1849. Daniel August Sandford fought in the battles of Ramnuggur Chillianwalla and Goojerat. Estimate: £250.d

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

The Amritsar Massacre. A large folio titled ‘Disturbances in the Punjab,' 1920. A detailed government issued papers containing General Dyer’s statement and version of events of the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre in 1919 where crowds of Sikhs, including women and children, were fired upon. The event shook the British empire and accelerated the Indian independence movement. Estimate: £175.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

A pamphlet of the Ghadar (Revolutionary) heroes of the Indian independence movement with the sub-heading 'Forgotten Story of the Punjab Revolutionaries 1915, published in Bombay, 1945. "Based on interviews with Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna, oldest of the Ghadar heroes yet living and fighting for Indian freedom." Contains a photo of Bhakna who was involved with the Sikh martyr, Kartar Singh Sarabaha, who was hanged under the Lahore Conspiracy Case. £45.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

A rare copy of the 'Umdat-Ut-Tawarikhi Daftar III,' Parts (I-V), by Lala Sohan Lal Suri, chronicles of the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh 1831-1839. A valuable intimate account of the daily events at the Sikh Durbar. Estimate: £250.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

Press cutting on the end of the Sikh Wars and the convention with Maharajah Duleep Singh, together with a page from the Illustrated London News for April 11, 1846, with two steel engraved illustrations from the Punjab. Estimate: £30.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

'History of the Sikhs,' a rare 1849 first-edition censored by Lord Dalhousie. The first complete non-bias history of the Sikhs written by Captain J. D. Cunningham of the British Indian Army. The account was seen as the most honest account of the history of the Sikhs. The book is widely seen as the epitome Sikh study and this edition is extremely scarce. Estimate: £1,000.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

Maharajah Duleep Singh. Early photograph showing him dressed in traditional Sikh attire. Taken by John Mayall, renowned royal photographer, 1859. This is one of the earliest photographic images of the Maharajah who would have been about 21 years old at the time. An identical photograph can be seen in the Royal Collection at Windsor. Estimate: £700.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

A dinner plate from the personal service of Maharajah Duleep Singh made by Chamberlains, part of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Group. The plate features the Royal cipher of the Maharajah in gold at the centre with the ornate decoration featuring floral motifs and a blue and gold ribbon effect. The rim of the plate is further embellished in gold. Estimate: £7,000.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

Watercolor of Gurdwara Tarn Taran in Amritsar by an English artist, 1910. Estimate: £250.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

A drawing by a British artist in color crayon, possibly contemporaneous, showing the capture of the Sikh guns during an incident in the Sikh Wars. Estimate: £300.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

A rare 19th century statue of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, 19th century - Lahore. Probably brought back from India by a British traveler or noble. Estimate: £7,000.

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

Engraving from a French newspaper showing Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore listening to prayers at the Golden Temple of Amritsar, 1850. Estimate: £40.

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