We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
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Monday, 21 November 2011

Three piece suite by Bickers

Imagine this scenario - you're refitting your vw camper and want to put in a nice table. Do you
a) get a nice piece of wood and polish it up
b) get an old piece of wood and give it that annoying shabby chic look
c) dig out the old man's mal which has been hanging round for years, saw it into three pieces and use the middle bit with the pretty logo on as the aforementioned eating platform.
Well you've probably guessed by now thats what some guy did, and the old mal happened to be one of the UK's most sought after 60s boards a Bickers ! The guy had no idea what a schoolboy error he'd made until he happened to mention his surfboard table to Alex, who quickly let him know a bit of a traversty had occured.
The guy must have been wrestling with the guilt because now comes the news he's sending it to Chris Jones for a full restoration !
Its a saddening but slightly amusing tale and it'll be interesting to see how the board comes through at the end.
Note to Skelly - brace yourself theres some Bickers vandalism coming up ...






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