Industry News 7/14/2010

EVENT: PBS-Style 'Antique Roadshow' for Surf Collectables Presented by Primo Beer at Sacred Craft

PBS-Style 'Antique Roadshow' for Surf Collectables Presented by Primo Beer at Sacred Craft

The upcoming Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo, which is now downtown San Diego during ASR, August 13th and 14th, has something for everybody, even antique collectors. The Vintage Surfboard & Surf Memorabilia "Antique Roadshow" presented by Primo Beer is modeled after PBS TV's highly successful "Antique Roadshow" series. Sacred Craft’s version of ‘Roadshow’ invites the general public on to bring collectable surfboards and memorabilia to a panel of experts for appraisal on August 14th. The panel will assign a value to the items, but more importantly they often uncover the provenance, or story, behind the value of the item.
"The power of the ‘Roadshow’ lies in the 'buried treasure concept," says Scott Bass, Expo Director. "Many of us possess, in our garage or attic, or perhaps under the house, a collectable surfboard; a board that for whatever reason holds intrinsic value above and beyond the value of a regular or 'normal' used surfboard. If the board has a strong provenance, well, this generally increases its value.  Perhaps it was on the cover of a surf magazine, or Skip Frye crafted it for G&S back in 1971; whatever the case, our appraisers want to see it."
But ‘Roadshow’ isn't just about surfboards. Surf 'paper', as the experts refer to it, is also of import to the collectors and appraisers. Maybe you possess an old Rick Griffin surf movie poster from the La Paloma, or a San Diego World Contest program, or perhaps a business card from Bob Simmons or signed photo of Duke Kahanamoku. Any item that that may be worth something, the appraisers would love to see. They can help to better understand its provenance and possible market value. The more information brought to the discussion, the more accurate the appraisal.
Everyone has a bit of buried treasure; we just may not know it! The vintage Surfboard "Antique Roadshow" appraisals presented by Primo Beer will visit the Sail Pavilion in the San Diego Convention Center one day only, on Saturday August 14 from 10am-4pm as a part of the 2-day Sacred Consumer Surfboard Expo. Expert appraisers will be on hand for surfboards, surf 'paper', surf posters, surf magazines, surf art, surf books and surf memorabilia. Please bring out your surf collectables for appraisal -- and a great time.