By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Classic Auctions has one the most impressive pre-war hockey card collections added to their fall and spring auctions.
There are more than 400 PSA-graded cards in Simon Bourque’s collection from 1910 to 1940, including a 1911-12 Imperial Tobacco C55 set, a 1912-13 Imperial Tobacco C57 set, a 1923-24 William Patterson V145-1 set and a 1924-25 Champ’s Cigarettes C144 set. Bourque’s collection is one of the best on the PSA Registry.
Part one of the set will be auctioned in the fall auction in early October with the second part in the spring.
“I can I’m a crazy collector more than 55 years,” said Bourque in a video created by Classic Auctions. He also collects stamps, coins playing cards and more. “I decided about 15 years to focus my collection on pre-war cards. … The pre-war hockey cards were so scarce and I was thinking of the long-term it would be a very fun accomplishment for me.”
Click here to see the video.
The fall auction will feature the following sets:
1911-12 Imperial Tobacco C55 set
1912-13 Imperial Tobacco C57 Complete 50-Card set
1923-24 William Patterson V145-1 set
1924-25 Champ’s Cigarettes C144
1925 Dominion Chocolate set
1932-33 O’Keefe’s Coasters set
1933-34 Canadian Gum V252 set
1935-36 O-Pee-Chee Series ‘’C’’ set
1939-40 O-Pee-Chee set
1963-64 Chex set + singles
1960-61 Toronto Maple Leafs York Peanut Butter Glass Collection of 10
1960-61 Montreal Canadiens York Peanut Butter Glass Collection of 11
1955-57 Montreal Canadiens Unused Dixon Pencil Collection of 20 plus original sleeve
1955-57 Toronto Maple Leafs Unused Dixon Pencil Collection of 18 plus original sleeve
1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35 and 1935-36 CCM Team Picture sets and near sets
1935-40 Canada Starch Crown Brand Complete 68-Photo Collection
1923-24 Crescent Selkirks complete 13-card set with Chuck Gardiner
1924 Willard Chocolate V122 complete 4-card set
1924-25 Holland Creameries complete 9-card set
1949-50 World Wide Gum NHL Ice Stars wrappers complete set
1936 Triumph Complete 10-Postcard set
1936 Champion Complete 10-Postcard set
1927-28 La Patrie Montreal Canadiens complete photo set of 21
1933-35 Diamond Match Silver Complete 60-Matchbook set
1951 Berk Ross Complete 4-Card set
1956-57 Hygrade Frankfurt Complete 6-Card set