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Von Weirdos marketing Phyllis O'Donell trophy collection


Phyllis O'Donell trophy collection

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Von Weirdos appointed exclusive marketing agents for the sale of historic Surfing Trophy Collection

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 July, 2008 : - - Phyllis O’Donell was Australia’s first surfing world champion ever, male or female. and is hailed as one of the top women surfers of all time.  Her achievements, in ‘60s and '70s at a time when women were just breaking into the traditionally all-male sport, are a huge credit to her.

Although diminutive, her aggressive style ensured an illustrious career. Born and raised in Sydney, Phyllis began surfing at age 23 when the family moved to Banora Point on the Tweed Coast. She was a member of the Kirra Boardriders Club and rode the boards of local shaper Joe Larkin.

Her pioneering achievements were recognised in 1995 when she was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame at the Surfworld Museum in Torquay. During her reign as queen of the waves, Phyllis was honoured with numerous trophies of all description. Now, four of these gleaming icons are being offered for sale as The Phyllis O'Donell Trophy Collection.

This truly unique set represents and documents professional surfing from its humble beginning.  The collection has immense historical significance, and each of the four (4) trophies have been painstakingly restored to their original lustre.

"I have bought and sold numerous trophies over the years, but never have I handled a collection with such pedigree. They embody the true spirit of the period when professional surfing came of age, and as such must surely rank as surfing's most collectable silverware," said Von Weirdos founder Darryl Miller.

About the Phyllis O'Donell Collection: Winners Trophy First World Championships, 1964 Manly Australia This stunning production has to be regarded as one of our most significant collectable pieces of surfing history. It is fully restored to original condition and would rightfully take its place as the centrepiece of any collection.

Winners Trophy Queensland Championships ‘64, ‘65, ‘66, ‘68, ‘70, ‘71, ‘72, ‘73 Fully restored to its magnificent original condition, this piece not only pays homage to the old school trophymakers and their specialist craft, but is a testament to Phyllis O’Donell’s decade of dominance of her home state championships.

Winners Trophy, 1971 Queensland Titles Raised in glorious salute by Phyllis at the event presentation, this timeless example of craftsmanship truly showcases the heritage and tradition of the Qld State Titles. It stands proud in its fully restored, gleaming magnificence, certain of its place in history.

3rd Place Trophy, Fourth World Championships, 1968 Rincon Puerto Rico The character of this unique piece shines through as strong as the day it was awarded. The hand-beaten chalice sits proudly atop its wooden base to create a trophy of exceptional style and presence.

Make a bid for The Phyllis O'Donell Collection: The Phyllis O'Donell Trophy Collection is For Sale by Tender. The deadline for submitting a bid is 29 August 2008. Von Weirdos, The Surfer Traders' Emporium. have been appointed Exclusive Marketing & Selling Agents. The official Tender Document is available for DOWNLOAD from their website.

About Von Weirdos. The Surfer Traders' Emporium. The preferred and reliable choice for surf and beach culture collectors, Von Weirdos - The Surf Traders’ Emporium - handles exclusive, original, high-quality pieces worthy of their place in history.

Von Weirdos holds exclusive licensing arrangements with major Australian and International brands - as well as select athletes - and continues to pioneer the surf memorabilia industry, sourcing and gathering product with authentic heritage.

Whether it’s surfboards, skateboards, art or general beach culture - Von Weirdos has something for you. Each and every product you view within the range is hand picked or crafted and developed directly by Von Weirdos, ensuring that its integrity is completely intact, and is supported by their genuine ‘Risk Free Guarantee’.

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