Among the top fundraisers were Omega Auctions which held a charity music auction in association with Island Records and raised £181,755.
Singer Billy Porter was the auctioneer of The One Love sale. No buyer’s premium or vendor charges were applied so 100% of the proceeds from the sales were split between NHS Charities Together Covid 19 Appeal and Feeding America.
Among the highlights were a set of U2 lyrics sold for £76,000, Bon Jovi lyrics at £12,000 and Annie Lennox’s Sweet Dreams lyrics sold for £5500.
Other top fundraisers from the UK salerooms included Dix Noonan Webb, raising £39,815, Cheffins which chalked up £30,610, Hansons with £30,000, Lyon & Turnbull at £24,000 and Forum Auctions with £14,700.
Ewbank’s held two auctions: one for the NHS rainbow charity (in May) which raised more than £20,000 followed by a Lightbox Charity auction that raised another £4000 early this week.
Separately, Dawsons is holding a drumming memorabilia charity auction on July 18 (tomorrow) with the related drumming initiative already raising more than £30,000 ahead of the sale.