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4 Days 'til Hammer Drops on Hawaiian Vintage Surf Auction
Honolulu (Wednesday, July 16, 2007) -
Like to buy Gerry Lopez's first-ever Pipeline Master's pay check? A '60s "Surf Champ" pinball machine all that's missing from your surf-stoked games room? Want to own and ride your '70s surf hero's personally shaped surfboard this winter, or paddle the Molokai Channel on a 1930s Tom Blake paddleboard? Just four days remain before the hammer drops on over 100 highly collectible pieces of surfing history and memorabilia that comprise the 4th biennial Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction, presented by Quiksilveredition.
To be held at the Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, July 20 & 21, 2007, the show will open Friday, July 20, with the "Antiques Roadshow"-style appraisals that will take place between 12 noon and 4 p.m. Members of the public are invited to bring in their personal surf-collector items for a free, professional appraisal. The main auction will be held on Saturday, July 21, from 5 p.m. Doors will be open for viewing on Friday, from Noon to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Viewing is free, however you will need to purchase a bidding number to enter the main auction. A portion of all sales will go to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Vintage artwork, surf posters, original photographs, Duke Kahanamoku memorabilia, 70 prized surfboards from the past century and much more are poised to go under the hammer. This year's auction has attracted a record field of international surf collectors and legendary surfing personalities who will be on hand for the auction.
Download a pdf copy of the official Vintage Surf Auction program that outlines each of the 100 main auction lots, with descriptions and price estimates at www.HawaiianSurfAuction.com . Also find out about Live internet bidding via Live Auctioneers and eBay Live Auction.
The Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction will run in conjunction with the All-Collectors Show 2007 at the Blaisdell Center.
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