Because of the opening of MTR 's Island Line in the 1980s, CMB didn't buy many Dennis Condors. Between 1989 and 1997, CMB bought only 46 12m non air-conditioned Condors, 28 11 metre non air-conditioned Condors and 92 11 metre air-conditioned Condors. It is rumoured that CMB's last ten air-conditioned Condors were bought due to unpredictable delivery time of the Dennis Trident 3s ordered. All the CMB's Dennis Condors were sold to New World First Bus when CMB lost its franchise in 1998, three of the 12 m Condors were subsequently converted to training buses.
From antique coins to the classic coins of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (silver coins and gold coins), numismatic highlights from centuries and millennia of the history of money are here for you to discover at BNT. Besides these, we also sell theme coins on a wide range of current topics from the Olympic Games or football right through to technology, as well as “The Smallest Gold Coins in the World” and specially selected coloured coins. You’ll also find gold bars with exclusive motifs which, besides being an investment, also have collector value.
The Independence Dragoons wear 19th-century dress uniforms similar to those of the earlier Imperial Honor Guard, which are used as the regimental full dress uniform since 1927. The uniform was designed by Debret , in white and red, with plumed bronze helmets. The colors and pattern were influenced by the Austrian dragoons of the period, as the Brazilian Empress Consort was also an Austrian Archduchess .  The color of the plumes varies according to rank. The Independence Dragoons are armed with lances and sabres, the latter only for the officers and the colour guard.