Rabindra Dhungel, 25 august 2020. A UK-based company that buys old materials has sold a very old pair of Mahatma Gandhi spectacles for Rs 48 million. An American collector bought the glasses through an auction.
According to East Bristol Auction Limited, the spectacles were found on August 3 in a simple envelope left by someone. Andrew Stowe of the company said the glasses sold for more than they initially thought.
The owner of the spectacles, who owns the spectacles, said he would share the proceeds of the auction with his daughter.
Andrew Stoe of East Bristol Auction Limited said: The auctioneer told me that I had nothing to do with it and that I would throw it away. ” “This auction is a good thing for someone who owns glasses. It may cost him a lot of money in old age. ”
We are happy to take Mahatma Gandhi’s spectacles to a new place. This auction is setting a new record for us, but it is also historically significant, ”he said.
Mystery: How did the glasses get to the letterbox?
According to Stoke, someone dropped the envelope into the envelope on Friday night and the glasses remained there until Monday. After finding the glasses in the envelope, he contacted his owner and explained the importance of the glasses.
“We checked the date. Got everything, got the date Gandhi started wearing glasses, ”Stole said. “One of our staff gave us a simple envelope with glasses and a letter on it said the glasses belonged to Mahatma Gandhi,” Stole said.
He said that he almost fell from his chair when the investigation revealed that the circular spectacles with gold earrings were actually worn by Gandhi, an Indian leader who fought for civil rights. “I called the man and he almost felt like he had a heart attack,” Stole said.
According to the man, a member of his family met Gandhi in South Africa in the 1920s. He said that the glasses came under the control of his family after that