The Numismatic Bibliomania Society Logo



The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 13, March 26, 2000, Article 8


New subscriber Lawrence J. Lee, Curator, Byron Reed Collection, writes:

"Fellow inmates of the E-sylum: another technopeasant now joins your ranks. The only thing better than the Asylum is E-Sylum!

I had contacted Wayne several months ago about getting help finding catalogs with early collector Bryon Reed's name in them so that I can determine the pedigree of Reed's coins. Karl Moulton was kind enough to supply me the Reed data from his named Parmelee catalog, so I was able to determine which lots and coins (105 total!) Reed purchased at the pivotal sale.

I now can refine my request even further. We know Reed traveled yearly back to New York to visit relatives, and he often would attended major sales in person. On the other hand, it is also known he purchased coins through agents, including Ed Frossard, John Haseltine, Lyman Low and Ed and George Cogan. So I am looking for any pre-1890 named catalog that mentions Mr. Reed. In particular, I am now interested in finding named catalogs for the following sales:

Haines 1881, Marvin 1881, Bushnell 1882, Riddle 1882, Newlin 1883, Bushnell 1884, Levick 1884, Randall 1885, Tilton 1886, Snow 1888, Davis 1890, Doughty 1891, Ely (uncertain which ones) Jenks (uncertain which one(s), but for sure Haseltine #69)

Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Thank you."

Mr. Lee can be reached at:

Wayne Homren, Editor

Google NBS ( Web

Content presented in The E-Sylum is not necessarily researched or independently fact-checked, and views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

This is a static archive page documenting the originally published content. Links were active at the time of publication but may no longer work. Check subsequent issues for corrections and commentary.

The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization promoting numismatic literature.   For more information please see our web site at There is a membership application available on the web site.  To join, print the application and return it with your check to the address printed on the application.  Visit the Membership page. Those wishing to become new E-Sylum subscribers (or wishing to Unsubscribe) can go to the following web page link.

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor at this address: E-Sylum Editor

Copyright © 1998 - 2020 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS Webmaster
Privacy Policy