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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gandhi's sandals, auctioned for 26,150 euros


A pacifist sandals that belonged to the father of Indian independence, Mahatma Gandhi, were auctioned on Tuesday in the UK for 22,230 pounds (26,150 euros). The house Mullock's, in the county of Shropshire (eastern England) organized an auction that included 54 items related to the pacifist leader , among which were numerous personal items, pictures and manuscripts. The sandals, in poor condition due to their use but also one of the most anticipated items of the auction, had already achieved twice the estimated price, between 10,000 and 15,000 pounds (12,000 to 18,000 euros: a $ 23,100 15,400 ). So far, remained in the house in Juhu (India), where Gandhi, shot dead by a Hindu radical 65 years ago, lived from 1917-1934. Along with sandals,sold for 64,350 pounds (75,700 euros, $ 97,300) a document signed by the pacifist in which embodied his last will and whose estimated price ranged between 30,000 and 40,000 pounds (35,000 and 47,000 euros, 44,900 and $ 60,400). The surprise of the auction gave a signed photograph , taken in the 40s, which appears in Indian leader prayer and quadrupling its estimated price got up to 46,800 pounds (55,000 euros: 70,600 dollars). Also, the recognizable white shawl hand woven linen that was part of the simple clothing of Ghandi exceeded expectations and sold for the same price as the aforementioned photograph, 55.000 euros. ($ 70,600). They also highlighted three models sculpted by Indian pacifist figures representing traditional "Three Wise Monkeys" ("Do not see evil, hear no evil and say no evil") and quadrupled output price, up to 42,120 pounds (50,000 euros or $ 64,272).

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