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    1863 John Seeley, Detroit, MI, F-225BQ-2a1, R.9, MS63 Brown NGC. The 1863 Detroit city directory has a listing for, "Seeley John, auction 11 and 13 Michigan Avenue, home same." In 1864 the listing for this John Seeley shows, "furniture, 9 & 11 Michigan Avenue, home same." No address was included on the Store Card die. This cataloger believes this to be the "Cheap John Seeley" that issued this Store Card. Perhaps he sold inexpensive and / or used furniture, or his name indicated that he offered low prices? This specimen likely won't go "cheap" as it comes with a Plain Edge, with only two specimens known to this cataloger, the other specimen in the Bowen Collection. Minor spots and medium brown toning appear on this fully lustrous Select Mint State piece. Considerable red color remains on both sides.
    Purchased from H.E. Wilson (9/24/1940) for 11 cents.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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