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S: Russell A. Coggeshall's 1903 Delhi Durbar Model Figures Collection


2: DEDICATION | I would like to dedicate this book to my wife Stefannie who has encouraged and supported my passion for collecting toy soldiers and especially the 1903 Durbar | Signature November, 2011

3: The Collection of Russell A. Coggeshall Model Figures of the 1903 Delhi Durbar

5: Edward VII, King of England and Emperor of India | DELHI DURBAR CORONATION OF 1903 | The Delhi Durbar Coronation was held to commemorate the Coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as Emperor and Empress of India. The Coronation consisted of two full weeks of festivities planned and arranged by Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India. Maharajas and Princes came with great Retinues from all over the India Empire for this celebration, many of them meeting for the first time. The display of pomp, power and pageantry was dazzling. The Maharajas were adorned with the most spectacular jewels ever seen in the entire world. Massed ranks of British and Indian armies, under the Commander-in-Chief, Lord Kitchener, paraded, played their bands and restrained the huge crowds of spectators. On the first day, the Curzons entered the arena of festivities with the Maharajas, riding elephants, resplendently decorated from head to foot. The Durbar ceremony was celebrated on New Year's Day and followed by days of polo and other sports, dinners, balls, military reviews, band concerts and exhibitions. | Star of India

6: The Parade of Mahrajas on Their Elephants | The State Entry Approaching the Jama Musjid

7: Maharajas of the Durbar | Imperial Cadet Corps

8: The State Procession of the Maharajas in front of the Juma Musjid | The Viceroy and Lady Curzon and Staff | Lord and Lady Curzon on the center elephant followed by the Duke and Duchess of Connaught on the second elephant and the Maharajas of India

9: The State Procession of the Maharajas of India | The Viceroy and Lady Curzon | The Viceroy and Lady Curzon at the opening of the Durbar

10: Parade of Maharajas | Maharaja of Indor | The Duke & Duchess of Connaught, The Nizam of Hyderabad and the Maharaja of Mysore

11: The Imperial Cadet Corps and the Viceroy's Bodyguard | Maharaja's of Bikaner, Maharaja of Alwar

12: Bikaner Camel Corps - Elephant of Gwalior | Maharaja of Alwar, Maharaja of Sikkim, Maharaja of Patiala

13: Duke and Duchess of Connaught - Lord and Lady Curzon, Viceroy | Maharaja of Travancore - Nizam of Hyderabad - Maharaja of Mysore

14: Sawbwa of Mong Nai | Raja of Manipur Sawbwa of Keng Tung | Maharaja of Indor - Alwar Palanquin

15: Carriages of Dignitaries | Bikaner Elephant - Retinue Elephant

16: Maharaja of Sikkim - Viceroy's Elephant | Bikaner Kettle Drummer | Kashmir Band - Retainer's Elephant | Maharaja of Alwar - Viceroy's Bodyguard

17: Maharaja of Jaipur - Executioner of Rewa - Maharaja of Jhind | Maharajas of Narainhgharah, Patiala and Kashmir

18: Orchha - Mong Nai - Rewa | Bikaner Camel Corps | Maharaja of Jhind - Maharaja of Indore | Kashmir Band Bikaner Elephant

19: The Raja of Manipur | Imperial Cadet Corps | Elephant Band of Orchha | Indian and British Civilians

20: THE INDIAN CHIEF'S RETAINERS REVIEW IN THE AMPHITHEATER | The Amphitheater | Review at the Amphitheater | Orchha Infantry Elephant Band of Orchha Jaisalmer Palanquin

21: 2nd Bat. Gordon Highlanders | Gordon Highlanders | 2nd Bat. of the Gordon Highlanders | Lord Curzan's Speech | Alwar's Carriage Bikaner Camel Corps

22: Lord and Lady Curzon Escorted by the 15th Hussars in Route to the Amphitheater | Retinue Parade of the Indian States

23: Crowd of Dignitaries at the Amphitheater | The State Standards of Jaipur | Retinue Parade of the Indian States

24: Sikh Veterans of the Indian Mutiny | Veterans of the Indian Mutiny | The Gold and Silver Guns of Baroda

25: The Kashmir Giants and Photographer Gertrude Bell | The Kashmir Giants and Photographer Ricalton | Gwalior Elephants Pass in Review

26: Bikanir Camelmen in Armor | Bikanir Camelmen in Armor | Retainers' Review | Resplendant Horse and Rider

27: 15th Ludhiana Sikhs Military Band | Orcha Infantry | Ladhaki Devil Dancers

28: Kashmir Military Band | Executioner of Rewa | Executioner of Rewa's Elephant

29: Silver Horns Band from Cutch | Gwalior Horsemen | Rewa Carriage | Rewa Carriage | Rewa Carriage

30: Orchha Band | Rewa Palanquin | 1st Duke of York's Bengal Lancers | Jaisalmer Palanquin | Field Artillery | Bikaner Camel Corps

31: Russ Coggeshall | I would like to thank Bill Speer and Sonny Cudabac for writing and producing this book. I would also like to thank the following people and companies for their assistance and dedicated efforts in making toy soldiers that have made my collection possible. | Ana and Daniel Donzino of Beau Geste Miniatures Bill and Kay Speer of Royal Express Ltd. Bill Pitt, Collector, Historian and Researcher Nostalgia Models and Shamus O.D. Wade Malborough Military Models Ron Lea of Sommerset Ltd. Derek Cross of All the Queens Men King and Country Britains Ltd. Bill Hocker of Hocker Toy Soldiers Imperial Productions

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  • A collection of hand made cast toy soldiers depicting the 1903 Delhi Durbar celebration in India.
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