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01-10-2008, 02:19 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Here is another type card that I was unaware of until <br />Mark Macrae sent out an email about them. <br />This was the only horizontal one in the group for sale. <br />With Mark's approval (hi Mark) he has said I could put this<br />information out to all interested on Net54 .....<br /><br /><br />1932-1938 VANCOUVER PEANUT CARDS<br /><br />These exceptionally rare cards feature players from the Vancouver<br />Senior Amateur League. They were distributed in bags of peanuts sold at Athletic Park<br />in Vancouver and were issued from 1932-1938. There are several different<br />sizes & designs which were issued over the years. This issue has never been<br />checklisted or catalogued. Cards are Black & White with blank backs. While sizing<br />varies (No two cards below are exactly the same) they are generally around 1 3/4 x<br />2 3/4. One of the very few groups known of these cards resides<br /> in the permanent collection of the BC Hall of Fame. <br />The group was assembled over several decades by an advanced Western Canadian collector and were<br />gifted to the Museum. The closest comparable set I could find is<br />the 1924 Crescent Ice Cream Hanbury cards, which depict players in a similar<br />league. These peanut cards, however, are far scarcer.<br /><br /><br />There are about 100 different subjects, with a likelihood of more <br />different subjects turning up in the future. Kit Krieger worked on his <br />collection for several decades, and gifted it to the BC Hall of Fame <br />several years ago. The cards are not on public display to my knowledge,<br />but are available for viewing by making an appointment. The consignor <br />of these cards is a friend of Kit's and has collected whatever info he <br />could from Kit, along with the families of some of the players.They are<br />generically dated as 1930's because they were issued over several <br />different years. Pinning down specific players , designs and teams is <br />going to take some doing. The League was "Senior Amateur League" and <br />finding accurate comprehensive rosters from that league will be like <br />tracking down rosters from the Dallas Little League in the 50's.<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://luckeycards.com/pvunc1930svancouverpeanutswatters.jpg"><br /><br /><br />

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01-10-2008, 03:40 PM
Posted By: <b>DMcD</b><p>Interesting topic for us ex-Vancouverites. Am waiting for Mister Max to weigh in.<br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/Dec07/Canadian_penny.jpg">

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01-10-2008, 07:45 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2068/1811924079_8dbe4ccf07.jpg"><br /><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/1811924637_ca96c86cb2.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2375/1812769062_5288bbc400.jpg"><br /><br />Some random posts from a book collector....<br /><br />M<br /><br />{edited to add: Yes, David, that is indeed a Canadian penny image in your post, and it is now worth 1.001 US. Come home soon.)

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01-10-2008, 07:46 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Not bad for a book collector....

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01-10-2008, 08:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>I've posted this before, but here's a shot from 2002 of Ernie Kershaw (then 92!!!) whose card is pictured above.<br /><br /><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/12/90098164_0bfcaf590a.jpg"><br /><br />Leon, one day I'll have to start reading those books.<br /><br />Max

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01-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>And just to wake E-pro9 from his transcendental slumber, it should be noted that Coley Hall pictured above is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.<br /><br />Max

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01-11-2008, 11:24 PM
Posted By: <b>Glen V</b><p>Got this one from Mark a year ago:<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1200028980.JPG">

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01-12-2008, 09:39 AM
Posted By: <b>Elliot</b><p>Max, I think you are mistaken about Coley Hall being in the HHOF.<br><br>

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01-12-2008, 02:20 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>You are correct again E. Bad information passed on to me without checking. If I had been thinking, I least would have said Clint Smith.<br /><br />Oops.<br /><br />Max