Qatar Emir’s Glasses Fetch N104m In Auction


A pair of glasses belonging to Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani has commanded the highest bid at a gala dinner in the Qatari capital Doha.

A Qatari woman has reportedly paid QR2.4 million (about N104m) for the glasses that Shaikh Hamad was wearing as he arrived to the Eighth Social Development Centre (SDC) Charity Gala Dinner on Wednesday evening.

The winning bids totaled QR7.8 (about N338m) million for eight auction lots at the Brazilian-themed gala night that featured short films and artistic performances.

The winning bids included a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi (QR2 million, N86m), a Cobra Recreation car (QR1.6million,N69m), a Brazilian FR Hueb 18-carat tribal bracelet (QR450,000, N19m), a King Fuad antique plate (QR350,000, N15m), FC Barcelona jersey and ball signed by the team plus four VIP tickets to a Barcelona game (QR600,000, N26m), a classic jersey and photo signed by Brazilian football legend Pelé (QR300,000, N13m) and four Formula 1 Paddock VIP tickets (QR100,000, N4m), local media reported on Thursday.

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