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Mahatma Gandhi's Iconic gold-plated Glasses Sold For $340,000 In UK
ByHarshal 23 Aug 2020 10:08 PM 131

A pair of iconic gold-plated glasses of legendary Indian Freedom Fighter Mahatma Gandhi has been sold in Britain for 260,000 pounds (about 288,000 euros, $340,000).



East Bristol Auctions took to Instagram and wrote, "We found them just four weeks ago in our letterbox, left there by a gentleman whose uncle had been given them by Gandhi himself,".


"An incredible result for an incredible item! Thanks to all those who bid."


Mahatma Gandhi was well-known for giving out old or unwanted pairs to needy or people who helped him.


The auction house said that the non-violent protestor had given these glasses to the gentleman's uncle while working for British Petroleum in South Africa during the 1920s or 30s.


The original estimated price of glasses was around 15,000 pounds.


Auctioneer Andrew Stowe told the media that the vendor told him, "If they're no good, just throw them away."


When Stowe priced glasses worth 15,000 pounds, he thinks the vendor might have fallen off his chair.


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