Sandyhook Auction: Rush Items Generate Most Bids
One of Neil’s used drumheads and a signed 8×10 glossy Rush print generated the most bids of all items auctioned off to raise money for victims of the Sandyhook shootings.
The drumhead, signed by Neil and which came with a pair of sticks, attracted 28 bids and sold for $2,500, raising the third highest amount of any auction item. The bidding started at $80 and escalated to more than $1,000 after just half an hour. Click the image to the right to see the bid history.
The band glossy attracted 25 bids and sold for $1,000.
The highest bid item was a Blink 182 autographed “Mark Hoppus Signature Bass,” which sold for $8,000 after 16 bids. The second highest was a Jack Johnson autographed KoAloha Ukulele, which sold for $2,800 after 14 bids.
Other big items were an Eagles autographed guitar for $2,100 after 6 bids, an Eddie Vedder autographed tour poster for $1,800 after 20 bids, a Colbie Caillat autographed guitar for $1,050 after 11 bids, and a guitar signed by the members of 3 Doors Down for $1,000 after 7 bids.
There were about 100 items in all. Among the other artists represented were Elton John, John Mayer, Owl City, fun., Soundgarden, Alison Krause, Jack White, Jewel, and One Direction.
It looks like the Music for Newtown auction raised roughly $30,000 for victims of the Sandyhook shootings. The sponsor was Republic Records and the charity worked with United Way of Western Connecticut. Learn more.