‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||FC6 Beehive Photos|
|Size||4 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ (on larger colored mats)
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1934-44 FC6 Beehive Photos Overview
The Beehive photos set is a black and white issue spanning many seasons. First printed in 1934, these photos were printed and distributed by the St. Lawrence Starch Company. The issue is categorized by Jefferson Burdick in the American Card Catalog as FC6.
As this site says, they weren’t necessarily printed for the company’s Bee Hive Corn Syrup label. But because that was the company’s most popular brand, they have since been labeled as the Beehive set. While most collectors refer to this as the ‘Beehive’ set, the actual technical name should probably be ‘Bee Hive’ (two words) as that brand name was two separate words.
The photos are mounted onto a colored background – either red, white/off-white, or blue – and were available through a mail-in offer. Photos are basic with only a black and white picture of the player and his name in various formats across the series.
The photos are also printed in three distinct sets. The first, 1934-44 issue, is know as the Group 1 set. Other Groups came after the pre-war era as Group 2 was printed from 1944-63 and Group 3 from 1963-67.
1934-44 FC6 Beehive Photos Checklist