Signed Gandhi letter auction to make $23,500?

A typewritten signed Gandhi letter, written during his detention in India by the British government, is coming to auction on February 14 in the UK, with a £15,000 ($23,600) high estimate.

Written in 1943 to the additional secretary of the Indian government, it discusses Gandhi's continuing belief in seeking independence for India via peaceful processes.

Gandhi signed letter
It has been a strong 12 months for Gandhi artefacts at auction

The auction house's historical documents expert, Richard Westwood-Brookes, explained that the letter "signifies Gandhi's desire to achieve a diplomatic strategical struggle for independence and eventual successful establishment of the state of India."

We're anticipating a strong performance from the letter, although had it been handwritten it would have been valued far higher.

A handwritten signed letter from Gandhi, written from prison in the days before his great trial in 1922, sold at Sotheby's for £49,250 ($79,489) in December, beating its £7,000 high estimate by 603.5%.

Blood-soaked soil from Gandhi's assassination site sold for £10,000 ($15,750) in April.

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