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    1863 C. Fitzsimons & Co., Detroit, MI, F-225AB-2b, R.9, MS66 NGC. C. Fitzsimons & Co. was another amongst the many Detroit Grocers in the 1860s. The store was located at 7 & 9 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. The 1863 city directory lists Charles Fitzsimons and John Simons, grocers, 7 & 9 Woodward Avenue and 151 Woodbridge West. This brass Store Card is an extreme rarity in this high grade. Cliff Temple purchased a number of Detroit Store Card tokens from H. Leonard, a Detroit dealer / collector. Most of these tokens were acquired by Leonard from various Thomas Elder public auction sales. This amazing Premium Gem exhibit bright yellow luster on the obverse and muted yellow on the reverse.
    Purchased from H. Leonard (5/20/1939) for 30 cents.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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