Gandhi stamps sold at 500,000 pounds at auction in UK

This news will surely make  philatelist go gaga. A set of four rare stamps featuring the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi has been sold for record 500,000 pounds at an auction in the United Kingdom. Only 13 of the 1948 Gandhi 10-rupee Purple Brown and Lake 'Service' stamps are in circulation. From the issued sheet, supplied to the Governor-General's Secretariat, only thirteen single examples are authoritatively recorded, including this strip of four and a block of four in the Royal Philatelic Collection, owned by Queen Elizabeth II.