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1934 - 1967 St. Lawrence Starch Bee Hive Photos Near Set (972) Plus Advertisements and George Bridgman Letter....

2011 August Chicago Signature Vintage Sports Collectibles Platinum Auction #7037

 
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Location: Muvico
9701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

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1934 - 1967 St. Lawrence Starch Bee Hive Photos Near Set (972) Plus Advertisements and George Bridgman Letter. NOTE: A complete checklist will be available at the Heritage booth during the National Collectors Convention.

One can only imagine if the St. Lawrence Starch Co. envisioned that their promotion showcasing Canada's National Pastime would evolve into a thirty-year endeavor. The monumental Bee Hive Honey promotion is a project that can and does keep passionate hockey collectors busy for a lifetime as they inch closer to complete set nirvana. There are just over 1,025 known pieces offering over 600 different players (110+ Hall of Famers), teams and awards spanning over thirty years of hockey history. The Bee Hive allure is made all the more intoxicating when one considers their availability ranges from "common" to truthfully "next to impossible" to find. Issued in three distinct groups, the set showcased players from every contemporary team--Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadians, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs plus the Montreal Maroons and NY/Brooklyn Americans. This presentation includes: Group 1 (1934-43) - 290 different; Group 2 (1944-64) - 476 different and Group 3 (1964-67) - 206 different. To the best of our knowledge, not one single hobbyist can claim ownership of a complete run of Bee Hive images.

This 973-piece presentation includes renowned rarities Cy Wentworth (fewer than ten known), M. Richard, Howie Morenz, Joe Klukay, Maki/Script On Stick, Gus Marker, Eddie Robinson, Harry Watson, Babe Pratt, Armstrong/Light Background, Simmons/Error, B. Hull/#9, Berenson/Black Letters, Bionda, Maloney, Don and Nick Metz, Stanowski, Perreault, M. Hall, B. Hull/Home-portrait, Pilote/Home, Nesterenko/Light Background, Bob Turner, Faulkner, Howe/C, Ingram, Bower/#1, Harris, thirty trophy and awards photos and many others.

This is the most complete set of Bee Hive Hockey photos ever auctioned. In addition to completeness, quality and a fantastic selection of more than two dozen St. Lawrence Starch Bee Hive ads and promotional material is also included. Overall, the collection is surprisingly nice with approx. 85-90% in Excellent to Near-Mint condition. Most condition issue are limited to the thin paper mounts. If one would just grade the photos, this phenomenal display would be mostly EX/MT to Mint. It is readily apparent this was a work of love, assembled piece by piece with an eye toward quality. Included will be a letter from respected Bee Hive specialist George Bridgman. Please see our web site for more details about this collection.

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NOTE: A full checklist of the set will be available at the Heriatge Booth ay the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Also included is a binder filled with publications, St. Lawrence Starch ads, school note books, 1940 and 1948 checklist pages, original mailing envelopes, syrup package toppers plus a copy of the letter announcing the end of the Hockey pictures promotion after 34 years. Over two dozen pieces.

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