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Signed Gandhi photo fetches $41,000 at US auction

IANS  |  Washington 

A rare signed photo of Indian independence leader fetched nearly $42,000 at an auction in US, while more than $53,000 was paid for an extremely rare letter penned by 19th-century German philosopher and communist theorist Karl

The September 1931 photo, in which Gandhi is seen walking alongside Indian after the second session of India's Round Table Conference in London, is signed "MK Gandhi" with a fountain pen, reported.

Gandhi who died in 1948 attended the conference, a British initiative aimed at discussing constitutional reforms in India, as a of the

"We are not surprised that this giant of the 20th century still resonates today," said of the photo, which was sold on Thursday for $41,806 in

Marx's letter, dated October 1, 1879, fetched $53,509 at the same auction.

In the letter sent from London, requests copies of his book "Revelations" from noted radical English Collet Dobson, the auction house said.

"On my return from the seaside I found your letter d'd 23 September. You will much oblige me by being so kind as to forward me some of the copies of the 'Revelations,' as I have none left," wrote.

"Marx letters are extraordinarily rare and virtually nonexistent outside of institutions -- in almost forty years of business, this is the only one we have ever encountered," Livingston said.



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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 05:58 IST