Congratulations to "jps," who placed a winning $2,225 bid on Robert Plant's handwritten lyrics with 12 minutes to spare before the auction closed minutes ago this afternoon. "jps" and 10 other bidders pushed the item's value upward over the course of two weeks.
Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Americana Music Association.
So far, only one item in the association's auction has fetched a higher price than Plant's handwritten lyrics to "Please Read the Letter," and that was Willie Nelson's handwritten lyrics to "On the Road Again." That auction closed after 90 bids arrived at the final sale value of $3,510.
Of the 11 other items set to close today, only one exceeds $1,000 in price at the moment, and that's John Hiatt's "Have a Little Faith in Me." It is currently valued at $1,010 with less than an hour to go.