Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mahatma Gandhi Objects Top $2 Million at auction . . .

Mahatma Gandhi's circa 1920 pocket watch, Gandhi's sandals, bowl, plate, glasses, and images of Gandhi with letters of authenticity realized $2,096,000 in New York City at Antiquorum Auctioneers' sale of important collectors' wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks on March 4 and 5, 2009.

The auction room was unusually overflowing with collectors, enthusiasts of horology and members of the press — curious to see the outcome of the bidding on Mahatma Gandhi's pocket watch and personal belongings.

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Sabina said...

Whoa!! What a collection!! I loved seeing this - thanks Rosemary!

Sue said...

This just screams "ironic", doesn't it? A man who lived with so little (and stressed the importance of that) has his few belongings bring in sums like