Mahatma Gandhi’s Gold-Plated Glasses To Be Auctioned In UK: Reports


London: A pair of Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses are all set to go on sale after spending a weekend sticking halfway out of an auction house’s letterbox.

The pair of gold-plated spectacles believed to have been worn by Mahatma Gandhi and presented as a gift in the 1900s have emerged on the UK auction circuit.

Auctioneer Andrew Stowe said the eyewear, expected to fetch more than £15,000, was the most important find in the company’s history.

East Bristol Auctions in Hanham, south-west England, said on Sunday that they were pleasantly surprised to find that the spectacles, dropped through their letterbox in an envelope, may have such a rich history behind it.

Mahatma Gandhi became synonymous with the iconic round-rimmed Windsor-style glasses, common during the period when he was studying law in England in the late 1800s and 1900s.

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