Monday, January 24, 2011

Scribe's awards on TradeMe

Current bid: $1,339.00 Reserve met Closes: Fri 28 Jan, 8:45 pm Listing #: 348500502

"This is the original award presented to Scribe (Malo Luafutu) in reconognition of Triple platinum sales. for his album The Crusader. Presented 19th December 2003
This is the third of four awards he received for his Crusader Album, please see other auctions listed"

A Christchurch pawnbroker is selling five of Scribe's music awards on auction site TradeMe after the rapper failed to redeem them.

Seller shane_deb, a licensed pawnbroker, listed the awards for $500 each today and says they plan to list more of Scribe's music memorabilia later in the week.

The awards were presented to Scribe when his album The Crusader went platinum, then double platinum, triple platinum and four-times platinum after its release in 2003.

They feature a framed tiki or paua swirl, a photo of Scribe, silver CDs and a plaque.

The seller, who wanted to be known only as Shane, said he decided to list the items after he didn't hear from Scribe for more than two months.

He said he has 11 of the 31-year-old rapper's awards in total, from unredeemed loans, including his award for best male artist at the Pacific Music Awards in 2008.

"I've had them for two-and-a-half years. Legally, we only have to keep them for three months but I've kept them for him.

"He always promised he'd try and get them back but he hasn't so now we're just trying to get our money back."

Shane said he owned a pawn shop in Christchurch, and had pawned things for a number of musicians.

"But none as high-profile as Scribe, or with things worth as much as this."

He said he had tried to contact Scribe to say he was selling the awards, emailing his manager, but had received no reply.

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

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