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    1863 Martin Bro's, Detroit, MI, F-225AV-1a, R.7, MS64 Red and Brown NGC. The 1863 Detroit city directory lists the Martin Brothers, Edward and James, as boot and shoe dealers located at 154 Woodward Avenue. In the 1864 directory, a third brother is noted as being part of the Martin Brothers business, a John Martin. James and John are living together in a home located at 166 Thompson. The Store Card advertises the Martin Brothers boot and shoe business as a "Cheap Boot and Shoe Store." This Store Card message is consistent with an advertisement some 17 years later in 1880, "The Cheapest Boot and Shoe House in Michigan." Orange-gold luster is prevalent though the open fields and the cheek of the Indian have mellowed to brown. This crispy struck near-Gem has one mentionable spot beneath the E in LIBERTY.
    Purchased from H. Leonard (5/20/1939) for 30 cents.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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