Roadshow values hidden treasures
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.
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.