Road­show val­ues hid­den trea­sures

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Janie Smith

EVER won­dered what the old pot­tery at the back of the cup­board was worth?

Now’s your chance to find out if it’s trea­sure or trash.

Karanga­hape Rd’s in­au­gu­ral Vin­tage Road Show is be­ing held to­mor­row at the Pitt St Methodist Church hall, where peo­ple can have their col­lecta­bles ap­praised while they en­joy a scone with jam and cream.

The event is the brain­child of tex­tile artist Nora West, who says peo­ple are wel­come to bring along their retro pre1990s items.

She hopes the road show will be­come an on­go­ing event.

Ms West says peo­ple have booked stalls to sell items and there will be a do­na­tion ta­ble where peo­ple can do­nate their un­wanted col­lecta­bles, which will be sold to raise money for the Green Party.

West­ern Bays Com­mu­nity Board chair­man Bruce Kilmis­ter will auc­tion 20 “star items” at 2pm, in­clud­ing a large vin­tage Girl Guide flag.

Ms West says all the pieces are af­ford­able and ex­pected to sell for be­tween $20 and $50.

Lo­cal his­to­rian Ed­ward Ben­nett, who will be valu­ing the col­lecta­bles, ex­pects to see a lot of in­ter­est­ing pieces.

He’s al­ready seen some “in­ter­est­ing bits of plas­tic” and is pre­dict­ing a re­vival of pre-World War Two plas­tic items.

Earthy New Zealand pot­tery from the 1970s is also mak­ing a come­back, he says.

Peo­ple head­ing to the Vin­tage Road Show will be greeted by ac­tress Robyn Malcolm and Green Party coleader Rus­sel Nor­man.

It will run from 10am to 4pm to­mor­row at the Pitt St Methodist Church, at 78 Pitt St.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Rock­ing retro: His­to­rian Ed­ward Ben­nett, artist Nora West and de­signer Doris de Pont get ready for the Vin­tage Road Show, where this Girl Guide flag will be auc­tioned.

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