"two Kapurthala district-based Punjabi businessmen-cum-private collectors, Peter Virdi from Kapurthala township and his associate Dev Bath, originally from Baathan village in Kapurthala district.
They, it was learnt, bought the necklace, for a whopping £55,200 (around Rs 42 lakh), including buyer’s premium at the rate of 20 per cent. Virdi and Baath live in Central London.....The auction evoked a warm response and a large number of Punjabis, particularly Sikhs, were present,” said London-based journalist Nirpal Shergill, adding that the Sikhs felt relieved that necklace was purchased by the two Punjabi collectors." [Credit: The Tribune, Chandigarh]
So there you have it. Anyone know if the collectors display their items anywhere?
But never mind the necklace, what sounds more interesting is another piece sold yesterday, "a rare first-edition book, “The Court and Camp of Runjeet Singh” (more commonly 'Ranjit' Singh) - now who bought that?