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    1864 B. Webster, Detroit, MI, F-225CL-3d, R.9, MS66 NGC. The B. Webster Wholesale & Retail Fish Dealer Store Card issuer's name is another one that has eluded this cataloger for a long time. There are simply no B. Webster's to be found. My best guess is that the issuer was David Webster, and the first initial 'B' punched into the die is another Stanton mistake; it should have been 'D.' David Webster is listed as a provision dealer in the 1863 directory with a home address (only) of 114 Larned East. The 1862 directory has the same address listed for both the business and residence. Regardless, here is another extremely rare and high grade 1864 copper-nickel Store Card, this one graded MS66 NGC and exhibiting pristine tan surfaces with reflective fields. Both sides are virtually flawless.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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