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    1864 Randal's Photographic Gallery, Detroit, MI, F-225BG-4a, R.9, MS65 Red and Brown NGC.
    Corydon C. Randall's obituary, titled "C. C. Randall is Laid in Grave" was published in 1908. The following, from this obituary appears to make a case that C. C. Randall may have issued this Store Card, "When photography was in its infancy, about 1860, Mr. Randall, who was inherently of a strong artistic temperament, took up the work in Detroit, opened a photographic studio and successfully carried on the business for over 30 years, making a handsome competence." This cataloger has met a relative of James and Corydon Randall who believes Corydon was the issuer. It is likely this specimen was never held or viewed by the issuer as it is the 1864 dated collector strike. A gorgeous Gem that is virtually full red with splashes of sky-blue toning showing slightly deeper color on the reverse. The fields are mildly prooflike.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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