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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 October 2007, 07:37 GMT 08:37 UK
Osbournes to sell off possessions
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
A pair of Ozzy Osbourne's glasses are among the sale items
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are to auction possessions from their three homes to raise funds for charity.

The couple will sell furniture, art and other items from their California and UK homes - including items regularly seen in their MTV show The Osbournes.

"It's time to unload," said X Factor judge Sharon, adding the couple have an "overabundance" of personal goods.

A proportion of the funds from the 30 November sale will be donated to her foundation for colon cancer.

Shabby chic

The items come from the family's Gothic-style home in Beverly Hills, their home in Malibu and Buckinghamshire mansion.

Among the lots will be a cast iron crucifix that adorned Ozzy's den in several episodes of their show - which ran from 2002-5 - and son Jack's leather bedroom furniture.

Ozzy gets very attached to things - he doesn't like change at all
Sharon Osbourne

Sharon told the Associated Press that the couple had moved to a new home and changed their style since their three children - including Kelly and Jack - had moved out.

She said it has been "one of the most refreshing things we've ever done".

But rock star Ozzy, who is due to perform a benefit concert in Los Angeles on the night of the sale, said: "I don't know why we are selling everything as I want it all."

"Ozzy gets very attached to things. He doesn't like change at all," added Sharon.

The auction, which will continue on 1 December, will be held at the Gibson Guitar Showrooms in Beverly Hills.

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