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6 Weeks to Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 June 2009



6 Weeks to Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction
Presented by Quiksilver

HONOLULU (June 2, 2009) - Little more than six weeks remain before the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction, presented by Quiksilver, rolls out at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, July 17 & 18, and bidders are already scrutinizing auction lots online.

Curator Randy Rarick has released an eclectic mix of 18 sneak peek items under his "Peek of the Week" selections that can be viewed online: .

Among those already revealed:

Fred Hemmings art
Above: From the James Arness Collection - Fred Hemmings Oil Painting Circa Mid-1960's.
Pre-auction estimate: $3000-$7000.
This is one of five items from the James Arness Colection.  This particular piece hung in Jim's dressing room at the CBS studio while he was filming "Gunsmoke".  Because he liked Makaha so much, photographer, Dr. Don James, had given Arness the original negative from this famous shot of Fred Hemmings shooting the Makaha "Bowl".  Arness then had his studio artist paint this fantastic, huge 5' X 9' plywood backed rendition.  Unfortunately, as luck would have it, the artist ruined the negative while he was painting the piece and Jim always felt bad about never being able to return the slide.  The picture then hung in his Hollister Ranch house after leaving "Gunsmoke".  Superb original condition oil painting, shown here with Fred Hemmings himself!.  Photo courtesy Dana Edmunds. 

Veneer board 1 veneer board decal
Above: General Veneer Hollow Wood  5'0" 1940's.
Pre-auction estimate: $2,500-$4,500.
This is one of the very popular early wood boards that were the equivalent of the modern boogie board.  Built using a hollow construction tecnique, they were very popular for body boarding because of their light weight and built in handles.  Made of mahagony plywood and varnished, this particular board features the "Aloha" state seal of Hawaii water-slide decal.  All orignial condition. 

Da Cat 1Da Cat 4
Da Cat 3Da Cat 2
Above: Greg Noll - Mickey Dora "Da Cat" Model 9'8" 1967.
Pre-auction estimate: $10,000-$15,000 NO RESERVE
Without a doubt, one of the best boards in the auction!  A never ridden, exceptional Mickey Dora "Da Cat" Model!  Perfect, beautiful red/black swirl removable fin with matching red/black tint color work on the bottom and deck inlay.  White foam with no tanning, slot bottom.  This board is in superb condition with no dings, no dents, and only a very slight shatter from being transported, otherwise a showroom quality original!  Unquestionably the most sought after "model" board. Try to find another Cat Model as good as this!

This is just a taste of over 100 items in the main auction and an additional 100 items in the silent auction. The entire auction catalog will be available online at the end of June.

Auction Details:
Viewing is free and open to the public. If you are interested in bidding for items you must register as a bidder.  Pre-registration is now open to those who want to become bidders.  Various levels of bidding involvement are available and all information is on the web site:

The popular "Antiques Roadshow"-style appraisals will be back with a field of six experts on hand to give free valuations. Bring in your surf items on Friday, July 17th, between Noon and 4:00pm for a free appraisal. You never know, you may have something worthy for inclusion in the main auction that will take place on Saturday July 18th.  

Friday July 17:
Viewing from noon to 6pm, including "Antiques Roadshow"-style appraisals.
Saturday July 18:
Viewing from 10am to 4pm; silent auction Noon to 4pm; main auction starts at 5pm.
Free viewing. Bidders must purchase a bidding number (information posted on the website).

Randy Rarick, Event Producer
Tel: (808) 638-7266
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated ( Monday, 08 June 2009 )
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