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HT 342, Low 332

This rare card is sought by both specialists in merchant tokens and collectors of Washington items. It is particulary important to Hard Times collectors because it is the storecard of one of the most prominent isuers of merchant tokens of the period. Charles Chushing Wright and James bale were in business together from 1829 until 1833 when the partnership was dissolved.

(Auction 74, Exonumia Auction by Presidential Coin & Antique Company, Inc. Public Auction Sale: December 10, 2005)