Island Records 'One Love' Charity Auction
May 21 2020
A fully signed U2 boxset and set of handwritten lyrics by Bono fetched a world record breaking hammer price of £76,000 during the ‘One Love Auction’ hosted by Omega Auctions on Thursday 21st May 2020. A charity effort coordinated between Island Records, auction software Bidpath and Omega Auctions; the sale received an incredible response, with 1000s of bids coming in from around the world for an auction hosted by major US celebrity Billy Porter.
Other lots included a set of lyrics by Annie Lennox selling at a hammer price of £5,500, a set of two handwritten lyrics by Bon Jovi selling at £12,000, a signed jacket worn by Hozier achieving an amazing £13,000, a guitar by Ben Howard making £5,000. The sale raised in excess of £179,000 for ‘NHS Charities Together’ and ‘Feeding America’. We at Omega were very proud to be able to work on such a rewarding project and waived all buyer and seller premiums in order to maximise the amount donated.
A full list of results is available to view via this link.