The Osbourne Collection by Julien's AuctionsA weekend auction of items from the former Beverly Hills mansion of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon lured an eclectic mix of art collectors and heavy metal fans from as far away as Germany to the Gibson Showcase in Beverly Hills. Darren Julien, whose Julien Auctions company ran the event, told the Associated Press that “we had Ozzy fans bidding against these sophisticated fine art buyers, which you don’t see everyday. For the most part the metalheads were outbidding the art crowd.”

Julien noted that items associated with the Osbourne’s popular MTV reality series were the most sought after: a bat coat sold for $3,300, while a pair of Ozzy’s familiar round eyeglasses brought $5,250, and a pair of skull-emblazoned sneakers went for $2,625.

The auction brought in nearly what the auction house initially predicted, with all proceeds going to fund The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.—Jerry McCulley