The family of numismatic author Fred L. Reed lll sent this announcement for publication:
Author and numismatic enthusiast Fred Reed became suddenly ill in early December and is continuing along the road to recovery. His family is assisting him and asks that his many friends and well-wishers to please refrain from e-mailing him as they want to focus their efforts on helping his recovery and not keeping up with e-mail from his many friends. Instead they ask that if you would like, to simply send your notes and cards to him at P.O. Box 572022, Dallas, TX 75357.
If you have previously ordered copies of his books, the family asks your patience as they work through shipment of the book orders. If you have not ordered one, there still are a limited number copies of version 2 of Fred's popular book on Civil War Stamp Envelopes still available in hardback for $89.95 (including S/H). To obtain a copy send a check or money order to the above P.O. Box.
I was very sorry to hear the news about Fred's struggles. I got to know him back in the 1980s when we collaborated on his book on Civil War Encased Stamps
. Fred is the consummate numismatic researcher, doggedly pursuing every lead, analyzing each bit of evidence, fitting them into the puzzle, and in due time writing a compelling narrative description of the known facts. His books are among the best ever written in American numismatics.
We wish Fred all the best in his recovery. He's been a VERY busy guy. In addition to his book writing, he publishes a regular column in Bank Note Reporter
and serves as editor of BOTH Paper Money
(for the Society of paper Money Collectors) and the TAMS Journal
(for the Token and Medal Society). Both organizations are making arrangements to continue publication in Fred's absence. Below is more information.
SPMC President Pierre Fricke writes:
Fred has made tremendous contributions to our Society. We miss him and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. We hope for a speedy recovery. In the meantime, we've taken on the difficult task to backfill Fred on a temporary basis. Secretary Benny Bolin has stepped up as a temporary editor. Benny led the charge with help from others such as past-President Mark Anderson to get the January-February Paper Money magazine out.
Benny is now working with others on the March-April issue. We are asking members who have sent contributions to the magazine such as ads, articles and checks to Fred or is looking to send new ads, articles and checks to send them to Benny Bolin at 5510 Bolin Road, Allen, TX 75002. He may be emailed at email@example.com. President Pierre Fricke may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAMS President John Mutch writes:
On behalf of the Board of Directors and membership of the Token and Medal Society, I’d like to send our best wishes to Fred and his caregivers.
TAMS is making arrangements with an interim team to keep the TAMS Journal on the successful track that Fred has established. Fred will continue on our masthead as Editor until he is in a position to make a decision about his ability to continue.
TAMS has been fortunate to have a lot of help in getting out the next issue of the Journal while we put the interim group in place. The offers of support are a testament to the good will Fred has created in our hobby.
For more information about SPMC and TAMS, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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