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 - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 3rd + Inner - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.90, €33.90 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 11:57)on February 1, 2023 at 9:31 am
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Mid 70s UK third issue of the 1973 8-track LP on a black & silver label with white 'WWA' lettering, complete with lyric inner, gatefold picture sleeve with bordered picture inside. The sleeve is Very Good with some light edge scuffing & a small sticker mark/crease on the front whilst the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just light signs of play. A respectable copy at an advantageous price WWA005)
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 3rd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.60, €22.60 (New Item) (arrived 23-Dec-2022 17:11)on February 1, 2023 at 9:31 am
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Mid 70s UK issue of the 1973 8-track LP on a black & silver label with white 'WWA' lettering, gatefold picture sleeve bordered inside. The sleeve displays some minor shelfwear, whilst the vinyl looks seldom played WWA005)
- Black Sabbath - Attention! Black Sabbath - Japanese - vinyl LP - £95.00, $116.85, €107.35 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2022 10:12)on February 1, 2023 at 9:31 am
BLACK SABBATH Attention! Black Sabbath (Rare original 1976 Japanese-only 8-track LP manufactured by Nippon Phonogram, housed in a unique live picture sleeve with lyrics on the reverse [never released with an insert]. Other than some mild foxing on the back, a natural discolouring with Japanese paper goods over time, the cover is otherwise Excellent & the vinyl appears Near Mint with few signs of play BT-5036)
- Black Sabbath - Never Say Die! - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.90, €33.90 (New Item) (arrived 16-Dec-2022 15:30)on February 1, 2023 at 9:31 am
BLACK SABBATH Never Say Die! (1978 UK 'spaceship' label 9-track LP, complete with illustrated credits inner, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just afew light surface scuffs to show for over forty years)
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 2nd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.05, €39.55 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2022 12:34)on February 1, 2023 at 9:31 am
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973 UK second issue 8-track vinyl LP on the black & silver label with silver 'WWA' label logo, housed in matt gatefold picture sleeve with the inside image going all the way to the outer edges without a border. The rear of the sleeve states manufactured and printed in England with no reference to 'Howards Printers' and has 'album concept and design: Pacific Eye & Ear...' credit printed in a bold print on the back. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear with scuffing mainly to spine, the vinyl has a few surface scuffs & marks but remains in EX/VG condition WWA005)