Lot Archive


№ 507


17 September 2004

Hammer Price:

India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (Dandy Bearer Purma, C.T. Deptt.) crudely refixed suspension claw, edge bruising and contact wear, fine £30-40

The dandy was very similar to, and probably a regional equivalent of, the inveterate dhooly. Thus in Hobson Jobson, the dandy is described as ‘a kind of vehicle used in the Himalayas, consisting of a strong cloth slung like a hammock to a bamboo pole and carried by two or more men. The traveller can either sit sideways or lie on his back.’