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
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: email@example.com
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