Buyers Rock Out at Ozzy Auction

Wild man's bizarro stuff nets $800K for Sharon's cancer charity
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 2, 2007 8:30 AM CST

(Newser) – 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.

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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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