Historical Hockey Memorabilia Auction Winter 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/8/2017
Originating from the personal collection of legendary Canadiens goaltender Gerry McNeil, we have a number of desirable mementos, including plaques, a medal and team photo. The “Knights of Pythias” medal is roughly 2 5/8” in diameter and stamped “G. McNeil”, with “Old Timer” and “1973” on one side, along with the KOP insignia on the other. The photo is 12” x 13 ¾” and it features an NHL oldtimers team from the same season as the medal, with a number of past stars pictured including Lach, Blake, O’Connor, Orlando, NcNeil and others. The plaques include a pair at 10” x 13”, with one issued by the Quebec Aces in 1968, and the other issued for McNeil’s status as a “select” club member of “L’industrielle ass.-vie”. We have a scroll-style plaque in recognition of McNeil from the Quebec Aces oldtimers at 8 ½” x 13 ½”, a rectangular 4” x 8” plaque with a brass plate affixed stating the appreciation from the McNeil fan club on their first anniversary, a 6” x 7” plaque from the Canadian Forces Base Soest with a metal emblem affixed along with a plate that states “NHL Oldtimers’ Tour March 1969”, and finally, a red plastic puck-shaped award given to McNeil for his participation in the Jimmy Fund game for the Children’s Cancer Research Foundation. The medal comes in its original presentation box, while the photo remains in very good condition, with some heavy wear to the mount including tears, toning and creases, with some tape applied to the bottom border. The plaques all remain in very good condition, with some scratches to the affixed plates. The “select” plaque also has a section of the adhered laurel wreath broken off. We should also note that the Aces “scroll” plaque exhibits some wear to the wood along the top and bottom sections.
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