my interest in collecting hockey is now centered on 'what we do not yet know about'; and then trying to find one for the collection. The 1958-59 wrapper/box is a recent example, similarly what makes up the missing numbers on Crown Brand aka Canada Starch. There are also unnumbered player photos in these as well as the known unnumbered teams. Other areas of interest are the advertising materials that was developed for the promotion of the Beehives, Quaker, CCM, Parade Sportive, etc. Bobby's book filled a huge void and this forum sure brings more to light. Finding different penalties on the York glasses is a continuing challenge. There will be dozens more items to learn, I hope.
and I can partially answer one of your questions, about Crown Brands missing numbers. They start at #49 because of 48 unnumbered 1934 Sweet Caporal photos. They were inserts in the Montreal Forum programs in 1934-35 season.
I don't have any of them, so am not sure what the Beckett's criteria was to number them. Probably by date on the photos. If you wish I can send you a list.
Elmar - I look forward to learning more about Crown Brand and Sweet Caporal. I saw the list for unumbered photos of Sweet Caporal in Beckett. Did Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada, Limited (owner of the Sweet Caporal name) have a business relationship with the Canada Starch Company Limited (owner of Crown Brand name)?