The Black Sabbath icon revealed earlier this month that he had been planning to hold An Evening With Tony Iommi charity event when coronavirus struck.
Rather than wait for the all clear, the guitarist put several items up for auction, including a signed Epiphone SG, an autographed Supersonic Years box set, various signed versions of The End, and a copy of the Dehumanizer CD with his signature.
The BBC report that the guitar sold for £11,300.
Iommi said on Twitter: “Many thanks to everyone who bid for the auction, it’s a great result. We’ll do our best to get things sent out as soon as we can.”
Announcing the charity auction earlier this month, Iommi said: “Now as all charitable events have been cancelled, I wanted to still do something to help. So, I’ve put a few things together of my own up for auction. All the money raised will go to the Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity.
“Please! I hope that you can help – they really do need our support. Without these doctors and nurses, what would we do? We owe them so much.”
Last week, Iommi told Birmingham Live what he’d been doing during the current lockdown, and added: “I think this has brought us all closer. I’m even in touch with Ozzy every day as he gets over his own health problems in Los Angeles.”
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- Black Sabbath - Tyr - UK - vinyl LP - £85.00, $119.00, €97.75 (New Item) (arrived 07-May-2021 14:47)on May 9, 2021 at 11:48 am
BLACK SABBATH Tyr (Rare 1990 UK first issue 9-track vinyl LP with A1/B1 matrices, the fifteenth album from the british group featuring Cozy Powell on drums and Tony Martin on vocals, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows a little wear to the corners with a residual sticker mark on rear and the vinyl has a few light scuff marks, especially on Side 1. A great example of this hard to find 90s pressing EIRSA1038)
- Black Sabbath - Never Say Die - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.79, €8.04 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2021 10:05)on May 9, 2021 at 11:48 am
BLACK SABBATH Never Say Die (1978 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including She's Gone, Phonogram company die-cut paper sleeve SAB001)
- Black Sabbath - Star Gold - German - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $49.00, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 13-Mar-2021 09:44)on May 9, 2021 at 11:48 am
BLACK SABBATH Star Gold (German-only 16-track double vinyl LP - a great compilation album from the classic lineup, including Sweet Leaf, Evil Woman, Lord Of This World, Changes, N.I.B., Paranoid, Planet Caravan and more. Issued in a great front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has the beginnings of a seam split to top edge, and otherwise shows only minimal wear, whilst the discs show only the lightest signs of play)
- Black Sabbath - Rock Candy - April-May 2020 - UK - magazine - £9.99, $13.99, €11.49 (New Item) (arrived 16-Mar-2021 12:15)on May 9, 2021 at 11:48 am
BLACK SABBATH Rock Candy (April-May 2020 UK 100-page magazine featuring a 6-page illustrated article in which Black Sabbath's original drummer Bill Ward talks about his life and enduring love for the band. Also includes articles on Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Styx and much more. With early Sabbath cover picture)
- Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 - Irish - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.00, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 18-Mar-2021 15:28)on May 9, 2021 at 11:48 am
BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 (1982 Irish issue of the 1972 10-track LP, unique non-gatefold picture sleeve variant. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear whilst the vinyl show few signs of play, a great copy of this Irish rarity! NEL6005)