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  • Mahatma Gandhi signed photograph to auction on May 14
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    Paul Fraser
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Mahatma Gandhi signed photograph to auction on May 14

A signed photograph of Mahatma Gandhi is among the top lots of RR Auction's latest online sale, which will close on May 14.

Bidding stands at $5,724.

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Gandhi is among the most influential figures in world history

Despite his enormous influence and global profile, materials pertaining to Gandhi rarely appear at auction, ensuring that those that do tend to hammer for impressive figures.

An archive of letters written during his time at Yerwada Central Jail in western India sold for $112,000 at Heritage Auctions recently, while a single typewritten signed letter made ?�115,000 ($178,431) in 2013.

His personal possessions are also highly sought after. Last year his spinning wheel, which he used as a form of meditation, sold for ?�110,000 ($175,379) at Mullock's in the UK.

We have an extraordinary artefact in stock. Gandhi used this bowl and cutlery between 1942 and 1944 - the time that he made his historic Quit India speech, which called for non-violent resistance to British rule.

A series of calculations by the pioneering physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton are also offered in the sale, with an opening bid of $3,808.

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The paper features monetary calculations in the hand of Sir Isaac Newton

The scrap of paper appears to be related to coinage and is thought to date to 1699 - the year he was appointed master of the Royal Mint.

In December last year, King James II's personal copy of Newton's Naturalis Principia sold for $2.5m at Christie's New York.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • GandhiMahatmaphotographsigned