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Old 05-27-2016, 08:09 PM
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Default Bee Hive hockey cards.

Just finished snapping a few pics of my Beehives.

I know very little about these so any info about them would be greatly appreciated.

There are 247 in total and 5 envelopes that the cards came in back in the day.

Some pics look older than others, (the era) but I could be wrong?

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Old 05-28-2016, 07:58 AM
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Beehives are great--and you have a nice collection there. The overall condition looks good too. They were released in three different series/groups between the 1930s and the 1960s, so yes, some will look different than others depending on the group. You have group I and group II (group III Beehives have a brown wood grain border).

The value varies widely, with some only worth a few dollars and others worth much more. Often the more obscure players are the most valuable. And to further complicate things some players had variations in their photo that can make some variations very rare--and thus, more valuable.

Contact me if you are looking to sell, as I would be interested in knowing more about them.

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Old 05-28-2016, 08:18 AM
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Beehives are great--and you have a nice collection there. The overall condition looks good too. They were released in three different series/groups between the 1930s and the 1960s, so yes, some will look different than others depending on the group. You have group I and group II (group III Beehives have a brown wood grain border).

The value varies widely, with some only worth a few dollars and others worth much more. Often the more obscure players are the most valuable. And to further complicate things some players had variations in their photo that can make some variations very rare--and thus, more valuable.

Contact me if you are looking to sell, as I would be interested in knowing more about them.
Thanks for the info, Boysblue.

Any idea where I can look to find out this info? I did a bit of reading last night and found a few names of cards that were valuable, (none I have that I can see?) but the info seemed quite old and outdated?

Are the pics the main thing that gets judged for condition or is that also based on the paper/matting they are attached to?

I posted some info at vintagehockeyforum and they have received some interest for sure but I am unsure, at this point, what I am going to do with them?

Thanks again.

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Old 05-29-2016, 05:16 AM
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Best bet for pricing is the Charlton Price Guide, which contains a list of every card Beehive manufactured as well as a value. I see you live in Canada--southern Ontario by any chance? If so, let me know as I have a guide you can have.
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:06 AM
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Best bet for pricing is the Charlton Price Guide, which contains a list of every card Beehive manufactured as well as a value. I see you live in Canada--southern Ontario by any chance? If so, let me know as I have a guide you can have.
Yes, I am in Southern Ontario, Oshawa to be exact. Where about's are you?
(PM if you prefer?)

Thanks for the offer. That would be great to have!
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Charlton is outdated I would think, they haven't published in years. The current standard is Bobby Burrell's guide; the 2nd edition came out a couple of months ago: http://vintagehockeycollector.com/
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:24 PM
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Charlton is outdated I would think, they haven't published in years. The current standard is Bobby Burrell's guide; the 2nd edition came out a couple of months ago: http://vintagehockeycollector.com/
Thanks, Topcat.

That's good to know.

Here's the list I completed for my Leaf cards. SP refers to spelling, not short print in this case as I am having trouble reading their signatures.
Any info on these would be appreciated.

Harold Cotton, Leafs
Bill Thoms, Leafs
Walter Broda, Leafs
Gus Marker, Leafs
Morph Chamberlain, Leafs
Harvey Jackson, Leafs
Don Metz, Leafs
Dave Shriner, Leafs
Normie Mann, Leafs
Pete Langelle, Leafs
Jack Church, Leafs
Lex Chisholm, Leafs
Jimmie Fowler, Leafs
Red Heron, Leafs
Bill Kendall, Leafs (Name printed, not signed)
Doc Rommes, Leafs
Hank Goldup, Leafs
Buck MacDonald, Leafs
Reg Hamittey, Leafs (SP?)
Gord Drillon, Leafs (sp?)
Walter Stanowski, Leafs
Joe Primeau, Leafs
King Clancy, Leafs
Ghas, W, Conacher, Leafs (sp?)
Syl Apps, Leafs
Jack Shill, Leafs
Bob Davidson, Leafs
Nick Metz, Leafs
F B Finnigan, Leafs
George Armstrong, Leafs (sp?)
Art Jackson, Leafs
Rudolph Kampman, Leafs
Pep Kelly, Leafs
Jim Aollett, Leafs. (sp?)
Red Conner, Leafs (sp?)
Phil Stein, Leafs
Billy Taylor, Leafs
Harry Lumley, Leafs
Al Rollins, Leafs
George Armstron, Leafs
Eric Nesterenko, Leafs
Johnny McCormack, Leafs
Bob Bailey, Leafs
Gord Hannigan, Leafs
Danny Lewicki, Leafs
Hugh Bolton, Leafs
Leo Boivin, Leafs

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Old 06-12-2016, 08:50 AM
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Irv- There is a tremendous website dedicated to the Beehives with tons of photos and info.

www.beehive.com I think it is called the Beehive museum.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:52 AM
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I messed up!

www.beehivehockey.com
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:04 AM
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Thanks HSB, I am aware of that site and have looked/referenced it from time to time but it was last updated in 2010.

I haven't devoted much time to getting my cards cataloged and with it now being summer, I'm likely not going to be able to get back at it (fully) until the fall?

From what I have learned so far, I don't believe I have any high value cards/short printed ones but I do have a pile of these to go through yet.

Thanks again.
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