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Mahatma Gandhi’s Eyeglasses sell for Almost $300,000 in UK auction

A set of round gold-plated eyeglasses once possessed by Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi offered for almost $300,000 (#260,000) in an auction in Bristol, UK.

“We discovered them only four weeks back in our mailbox,” East Bristol Auctions stated on Instagram,” left by a gentleman whose uncle was given them by Gandhi himself.”

Gandhi”frequently gave his unwanted or old pairs to people in need or to people who’d aided him,” the auction house stated on its site.

The set in question was awarded by Gandhi from the 1920s into the seller’s uncle, who in that time worked for British Petroleum in South Africa, based on East Bristol auctions.

“It’s presumed that it had been provided as a thank you by Gandhi to get a great deed”, the home said.

The set went under the hammer on Friday through a live-streamed auction.