As Black Sabbath continues to work towards the end of its The End farewell tour, some memorabilia from the group's past is headed to the auction block.
A sale slated for September 30 in Sheffield, England, will include Sabbath-related items from 1968-73, including handwritten lyrics, postcards Ozzy Osbourne sent from the road back to his parents in Birmingham, England, photos and tour posters from when the group was known as Earth. The items will be sold in a single lot and is expected to fetch up to $4,000.
Black Sabbath returns to the road on Wednesday (August 17) for the final North American leg of The End tour. The band is slated to finish for good with shows on February 2 and 4 in Birmingham.
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