Buyers Rock Out at Ozzy Auction

Wild man's bizarro stuff nets $800K for Sharon's cancer charity
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2007 8:30 AM CST
Buyers Rock Out at Ozzy Auction
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)   (Associated Press)

No one spotted a headless chicken, but avid heavy metal fans did scoop up a bat jacket ($3,300) and skull sneakers ($2,625) at an auction of bizarro goodies from one-time Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osborne. "We had Ozzy fans bidding against sophisticated fine art buyers, which you don't see every day," mused an auction company spokesman.

Bidders came from as far away as Germany to bid on goods from the various houses of the wild man star of the now-defunct "The Osbournes" reality show. A pair of Ozzy's glasses fetched more than $5,000 and a coffee cup sold for some $1,600 in what one seller called a "pretty spectacular" auction. The operation netted $800,000 for a cancer program supported by Ozzy's wife, Sharon. (Read more Ozzy Osbourne stories.)

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