(3) 1930s Cleveland Falcons/Barons Ice Hockey Large Format Calendars 
Lot Number 567
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
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During the 1930s, the NHL was only able to capitalize on a few select markets, and other professional leagues were able to fulfill the demand for high-octane ice hockey around the U.S. and Canada. Presented are (3) 1936 to 1938 large calendars from the Cleveland Falcons/Barons that played in the International League and International-American Hockey League. This squad was the most successful franchise in the AHL’s history. Two of the calendars are from 1936-1937 and measure 22x30 (EX) and 22-1/2 x 35 (VG-EX), respectively. Both of these hanging calendars are sponsored by the The Braden Sutphin Ink and The Cleveland Falcon Organizations and show the team line up. The 22x30 calendar also shows a remarkable Sutphin Ink company staff photo that is of note due to the number of African-American and female employees, which was rare for this time period. Both of these calendars contain tattered edges and paper aging on the white portions. The 22-1/2 x 35 calendar contains rescheduling notes on certain dates in black pen, and the 22x30 calendar has been autographed by Dutch Schultz (“7”). The 1938 Cleveland Barons calendar measures 39x22 (EX) and is from the franchise’s first season with its new name and league affiliation. This piece shows a mock-up of the Cleveland Arena juxtaposed with a picture of the team lineup. The calendar contains a stapled attachment on the bottom of a 1938-1939 schedule. This piece shows paper aging, small pencil marks on the calendar and tattered side edges, along with several creases and a small tear on the bottom. 
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