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 - Black Sabbath - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $129.20, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 10:18)on February 26, 2021 at 6:58 pm
BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (Rare 1972 UK third issue of the 1970 7-track LP on the Vertigo label with a small 'swirl' logo, matt gatefold picture sleeve complete with swirl inner. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear with just a little scuffing to the corners & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play VO6)
- Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell - 180gm Test Pressing - US - vinyl LP - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 13:16)on February 26, 2021 at 6:58 pm
BLACK SABBATH Heaven & Hell (Super Rare Test Pressing for the 2009 US 8-track LP pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, the classic fully remastered Ronnie James Dio led album from 1980 with custom Rainbo Records studio labels with no annotations & hand scratched matrices in the run-offs. Very few of these would have been made & even fewer would have escaped the pressing plants into the hands of the general public. The vinyl is in near 'as new' condition! R13372)
- Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 - 180gm - US - vinyl LP - £34.99, $47.59, €39.19 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jan-2021 15:21)on February 26, 2021 at 6:58 pm
BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 (2006 US limited edition 10-track LP pressed on HIGH DEFINITION PREMIUM 180gram VIRGIN VINYL, originally released in 1972, including the classic Snowblind and the original version of Changes, housed in a picture sleeve and remains factory sealed in the hype stickered shrink)
- Black Sabbath - The Collection - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2021 17:25)on February 26, 2021 at 6:58 pm
BLACK SABBATH The Collection (1985 UK 18-track 'The Collector Series' compilation double LP, featuring classic tracks including Warpigs, Electric Funeral, Wheels Of Confusion, Snowblind, Killing Yourself To Live and more, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some storage wear and the vinyl remains excellent with only a few light surface marks to indicate play CCSLP109)
- Black Sabbath - Sabotage - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2021 17:27)on February 26, 2021 at 6:58 pm
BLACK SABBATH Sabotage (1985 West German issue of the 1975 8-track LP, including Hole In The Sky and Symptom Of The Universe. The picture sleeve displays some minor general wear and has a light sticker mark on the front, whilst the vinyl looks barely played NEL6018)