Lawrence J. Lee of the Durham Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, NE, home of the Byron Reed collection, writes:
"HELP WANTED: I am looking for help in determining exactly what coins Omaha collector Byron Reed may have purchased at various auctions he attended in the 1880s and 1890s. It is well known Mr. Reed purchased the Parmelee specimen of the 1804 dollar at the Parmelee sale in 1890; it is also believed he purchased at least 25 other coins at this same auction, but a complete list for the Parmelee sale is still needed.
It is also thought Reed attended other several major sales, possibly including Newlin ('83), Levick ('84), Thian ('85), Randall ('85), Athole ('85), Maris ('86), Haines ('86), Tilton ('86), Davis ('90) and Doughty ('90). Any person with auction catalogs from these sales would be doing a great service if they could check for Byron Reed's name in those catalogs with the buyer's names listed.
If you have any information, please contact:
Larry Lee, Curator,
Byron Reed Collection, Durham Western Heritage Museum,
801 S. 10th Street,
Omaha, NE 68108
or call 402-444-5071.
Your help will be much appreciated and will be acknowledged
in a future article about the Reed library."
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