Burton Backhill Question
Hello All. When I was a young kid who didn't really take care of his toys, I received what I believe is one of the first Burton boards not yet available on the market. I had to be about 11 or 12 (38 now) and when I started taking this board to the local sledding spots, nobody knew what the heck I was attempting to go down the hill on. Sadly I used it all the time and not always on just hills. I took the "BackHill" literally and used it anywhere and everywhere including some spots where I marked the face of the board with a couple good scratches due to hidden rocks under the not so packed down snow. The board has the fin tail cut out on the back with the blades on either side. Once cleaned up it wouldn't look too beat up from the top, but I'm also missing some of the original hardware (2 of the screws to keep the front rubber boot fitting on. and one of the little red screws for the back blades. It never came with the original rope and wooden handle. So all in all, the board is in less than perfect condition missing some hardware. I'm sure a collector could clean it up and recondition much better than I. My question is, what exactly do I have? As far as worth? It has a Registration number # 0-2669 (in red ink) and Shaped by : AJ (also in red ink). I'm unable to find any pictures online that as old as this board. My hopes were to keep this baby for my cottage in the mountains someday, but due to hard times and a bout of unemployment I could really use the cash. Sadly, If the price is right, I will let this board go. If it still holds any value in its current condition. Any help is most greatly appreciated. Thank you. also marked as Hand Made in Vermont U.S.A. Patent Pending.