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Grapes for Humanity Grapes Under Pressure 3 charity eBay auction message from Geddy Lee

Tue, Oct 21, 2014@3:18PM | comments

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson's Grapes Under Pressure 3 charity eBay auction ran a couple weeks ago from Friday, October 3rd through Monday, October 13th and ended up raising thousands of dollars for Grapes for Humanity. Geddy posted a message to a short time ago thanking everyone for participating in the auction:

On behalf of Alex, myself and the entire GUP team I'd like to say a huge ginormous THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH to all of our fans, friends, and followers who took the time and spent their hard earned money to support this Grapes Under Pressure 3 Ebay auction in support of Grapes for Humanity Canada. Your money will go a super long way to help rebuild health care facilities in the Philippines that were damaged or destroyed in the Haiyan Typhoon. You have helped a lot of people!

Thank you all for caring!

my best to you,
Geddy Lee

Reader Stephen T tracked some of the items in the auction and recorded the winning bids:

* Rush Vintage Silver Rush Road Case USED on many Rush tours (w/ Signed Letter): $5,250.50 (28 bids)

* Rush Signed Limited Edition Fender Geddy Lee Replica Jazz Bass Custom Shop Relic: $11,200.00 (3 bids)

* Rush Signed Alex Lifeson Signature Gibson Les Paul Axcess - Signed by Rush: $11,000.00 (7 bids)

* Rare Rush ReDISCovered (1974) Signed Vinyl Test Pressing 200 g vinyl LP; 1 of 4: $1,125.00 (11 bids)

* Rare Rush Signed Moving Pictures Live Test Pressing 200 gram vinyl; 1 of 4 made: $2,505.00 (30 bids)

Grapes for Humanity is an organization that helps to raise funds to benefit humanitarian causes around the world with the assistance of the international wine community, and Geddy Lee is a member of the board of directors. In recent years he and Alex Lifeson have conducted a number of charity auctions and events to raise money for the organization as part of an initiative that they cleverly call Grapes Under Pressure. The first 2 Grapes Under Pressure events took place in 2009 and 2011 respectively.