London: A gold-plated Spectacles was auctioned by a UK auction house for £ 2,60,000, or around Rs.2.5 million. It is believed that Mahatma Gandhi wore this spectacle and later he gave it to someone. Let me tell you that the specs were expected to get from 10,000 to 15,000 pounds, but in the online auction, the bid kept increasing and eventually stopped at six digits.
Auctioneer Andy Stowe of East Bristol Auctions concluded the bidding process on Friday, saying, ‘Incredible price for unbelievable things! Thank you to all those who did. He further said that these glasses have not only created an auction record for us but they are also historically important.
The seller said that this item is interesting but it has no value and if it is not worth selling, then dispose of it. According to Stowe, seeing the price of the auction would not have surprised him. It was an amazing auction. That which we imagine. Giving information, he said that the new anonymous owner of the glasses is an old man from Mangotsfield in South Gloucestershire, South Western England, who together with his daughter will pay £ 2,60,000.
Let it be said that the glasses were in the family of the seller from long ago. His father told him that one of his relatives had received this gift when he worked in British Petroleum between 1910 and 1930 in South Africa. Regarding the authenticity of the eyeglasses, Stowe said that the story the salesman told appears to be exactly what his father had told him 50 years ago. It is believed that Gandhiji had these glasses in his early years in South Africa.