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 (2021 UK/EU limited edition 8-track LP pressed on Orange & Purple Splatter vinyl exclusively for RSD eligible stores and limited tojust 2500 copies in the UK. Their fifth studio album originally released in December 1973. Gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
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BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (Sealed 2016 US 16-track double LP pressed on 180gm vinyl, features the original 8-track album as well as 8 bonus tracks comprising of instrumentals, alternate mixes and alternative lyric versions, gatefold picture sleeve. This copy is still sealed from new in its hype-stickered poly bag, leaving it Mint and unplayed)
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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 with smooth lyric inner. The sleeve has some light edgewear and a little discolouration on the reverse, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. An excellent copy of this forty year old pressing WWA005)
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BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Mid 70s UK issue of the 1973 8-track LP with white 'WWA' logo on label, gatefold picture sleeve with bordered inside picture. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played WWA005)
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 26-Aug-2021 12:12)on September 25, 2021 at 10:51 am
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, featuring an edited version with the removal of any band language, also including Changes, WWA company die-cut paper sleeve WWS002)