1962-63 H.M. Cowan/Screenart Hockey Tiles Lot of 32
This ia a direct quote from “Vintage Hockey Collector” Price Guide 1910-1990 By Bobby Burrell (the current expert on non mainstream hockey collectibles)
“Although these very attractive hockey tiles were apparently never officially released to the public, quite a number of them did come into circulation and managed to survive. These tiles were originally meant to be sold at the souvenir booths of the NHL arenas. The rumor is that proper licensing was not obtained from the players or teams prior to their production and most of the tiles were destroyed because they couldn’t be sold. The tiles were originally fired in England but they were screened and transformed into hockey tiles in Canada by Screenart. The name HM Cowan is printed on each tile within the design and we believe that this was the artist who created these wonderful hockey player designs. Each tile measures 6″ x 6″ and the cork backing is 3/8″ thick. There are 104 different player tiles from the original six teams in this unconfirmed set. Single tiles vary from $50 – $1000.”
I am no longer in posession of these tiles.
Earl Ingarfield, Harry Howell, Al Langlois, Ted Hampson, Jean Ratelle, Andy Bathgate, Andy Hebenton, Vic Hadfield, Tom Johnson, Bill Hicke, Phil Goyette, Don Marshall, Jean Beliveau, Henri Richard, Boom Boom Geoffrion, Dickie Moore, Red Berenson, Claude Provost, Ralph Backstrom, Lou Fontinato, Bob Rousseau, Cesare Maniago, Gilles Tremblay, Doug Harvey, Larry Cahan, Dave Balon, Bronco Horvath, Gump Worsley, Muzz Patrick, Charlie Burns, Jerry Toppazzini, Marcel Pronovost.