Black Sabbath Items From 'Earth Days' Go to Auction
Items date back to late Sixties when band was known as Earth
A treasure trove of Black Sabbath miscellany dating back to the group's earliest days, when they were known as Earth, is going to auction.
Sheffield Auction Gallery will begin selling off the items, which cull from the period between 1968 and 1973, on September 30th.
The collection includes posters for Earth, flyers, handwritten song lyrics, photos and postcards that Ozzy Osbourne and then-wife Thelma wrote to his parents in Birmingham while on tour.
A preview of some of the items show a postcard that appears to be dated 1968 that Osbourne sent (ostensibly from France) saying that he felt people there did not like long hair on men.
"It is perhaps ironic as Black Sabbath bring their career to an end, the story goes full circle and artifacts from their very beginning come to light," Stephen Flintoft, specialist music valuer and auctioneer, wrote in a statement.