A poster of Mahatma Gandhi. A pair of his glasses sold in an auction in the UK. Photo: AFP A poster of Mahatma Gandhi. A pair of his glasses sold in an auction in the UK. Photo: AFP
A poster of Mahatma Gandhi. A pair of his glasses sold in an auction in the UK. Photo: AFP
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Glasses worn by India’s Mahatma Gandhi sell for US$340,000 in UK auction

  • The Indian independence hero gave the pair of glasses to a man in South Africa in the 1920s or 30s, East Bristol Auctions said
  • The sale price smashed the original estimate of around £15,000 (US$19,600)

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A poster of Mahatma Gandhi. A pair of his glasses sold in an auction in the UK. Photo: AFP A poster of Mahatma Gandhi. A pair of his glasses sold in an auction in the UK. Photo: AFP
A poster of Mahatma Gandhi. A pair of his glasses sold in an auction in the UK. Photo: AFP
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