Ready for some old time hockey eh, well we've got the goods with this 1940s wire service hockey photo lot of (63) featuring NHL "Original Six" era players. This vintage collection presents handsomely overall, with a condition range of (80% EX to NM, 20% VG to VG-EX). Hockey fans will delight over the roughly 75% of these photos that are game action shots of helmet-less players, while the balance are posed photos, including (8) that are signed by long deceased subjects. Sizes range from 7-1/2 x 9-1/2" down to 4-1/4 x 6-1/2", with most at the larger end of the range and many are accompanied by album pages with period typed dates and team or player identifications, including several that are adhered to the backers.
Autographed photos average ("8-9") signature strength with: Neil Colville (HOF, d.1987), Frank Eddols (d.1961), Fern Gauthier (d.1992), Jack Hann (d.1980), Ken McAuley (d.1992), Bill Moe (d.1996), Murray Patrick (d.1998) and Grant Warwick (d.1999). Auction LOA from JSA.
Included among the game action photos are shots of: Sid Abel/Ted Lindsay; Neil Colville and Bill Gadsby.