In response to Michael Merrill's question earlier in this issue about
Franklin Walter Reid,
John Lupia submitted the following information from the draft of his book of numismatic biographies for this week's installment of his series. Thanks!
Franklin Walter Reid (1871-1937) was born in New York City, New York. He was
trained as a violinist and became a traveling musician, and was also trained as a
jeweler and worked for Tiffany and Company, New York.
As a violinist he followed his career to Oregon, California, and Arizona.
His stamp and coin business took him to Australia, Colorado, and New York.
In 1917, he worked in Sydney, Australia as a jeweler and operated his own stamp
and coin business.
In 1924, he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii and joined of the newly formed Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.
He joined the Hawaiian Philatelic Society, and the American Stamp Dealers
He was an advertiser in Stamps, A Weekly Magazine of Philately, in the 1930's.
He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias, Masons, and Woodmen of the
He died at his home 446 Olohanna, on Friday night, October 29, 1937 and is buried
in Nuuanu Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii. His wife Elizabeth survived him.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Saturday, October 30, 1937, page 7 obit
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