The glasses of Gandhi will be auctioned - The Point

A mount fine gold-plated with two glasses circular : it is this that has discovered the auctioneer Andrew Stowe, the East Bristol Auctions (Uk), a few days ago,

The glasses of Gandhi will be auctioned - The Point

A mount fine gold-plated with two glasses circular : it is this that has discovered the auctioneer Andrew Stowe, the East Bristol Auctions (Uk), a few days ago, in a plain envelope placed in the mailbox, reports CNN. With the glasses, a small word : "They belonged to Gandhi, this is my uncle, who has given them to me ", tells the american media to the auctioneer. The latter then passes to a call at the number indicated and falls on an elderly man who lives in the corner.

He tells him that his uncle has received these glasses when he was in South Africa, of the part of Gandhi in the 1920s, tells the BBC. It would be one of the first pairs of glasses worn by Gandhi. "The uncle [was working] for British Petroleum at the time and was posted in South Africa, and it can be assumed that the glasses were offered as a thank you for the part of Gandhi to a few good actions ", report auctioneers from East Bristol Auctions.

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glasses estimated to be 11 000 euros

According to Andrew Stowe, " the dates and the facts fit well. The seller is a man of 80 years. "According to our research, the pair of glasses would have an estimated value of between € 11,000 and 16,600 euros. But the auction house think that she will leave at an amount much higher. "I think he [the seller] in the past has almost fell off his chair when he learned how much we were going to develop," says Andrew Stowe. Earlier, he had stated that the auctioneer could throw away if the glasses were worth nothing... The auction will be held on August 21.

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