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Former mayor auctioned off artifacts after scrutiny

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VIEW THE ECLECTIC COLLECTION. MR REED WAS A VERY ENTHUSIASTIC COLLECTOR AND THE FORMER MAYOR’S INJURIES WERE VAST FROM THE WILD WEST TO THE CIVIL WAR REVOLUTIONARY WAR OF 1812. ALSO THINGS LIKE LOCAL FIRES HISTORY SPORTS HISTORY AND THE ANCIENT EGYPT BIDDERS EXPECT TO COME FROM FAR AND NEAR LOCAL. PEOPLE GET VERY EXCITED WHEN THEY HEAR ABOUT STEVE REED AND ESPECIALLY THE STEVE READ COLLECTIONS, AND I THINK IT’S A LOT OF CURIOSITY, BUT SOME OF IT IS ADMIRATION OR OTHER EMOTIONS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIONS WERE UNDER CONTROL IN 2017 AT THE EXPENSES. HE TOOK ARTIFACTS BELONGING TO THE CITY. THE TIME HE SAID HE PLANS TO RETURN THE ITEMS. READ PASSED AWAY IN 2020 LEAVING HIS PERSONAL COLLECTION BEHIND ALL THE ITEMS WE SELL, WE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED BY STEVE REED’S ESTATE TO SELL THEM NOW. HE WILL FIND HIS PRECIOUS POSSESSIONS

Former Harrisburg mayor sells artifacts after his death

Stephen Reed served as Harrisburg’s controversial mayor for seven terms. He was an avid historian and collector, but came under fire after buying artifacts with taxpayers’ money and keeping some of the items in his home. Reed died in 2020 and some of the pieces from his private home are up for auction. WGAL News 8’s Anne Shannon got a glimpse of the eclectic collection.

Stephen Reed served as Harrisburg’s controversial mayor for seven terms.

He was an avid historian and collector, but came under fire after buying artifacts with taxpayers’ money and keeping some of the items in his home.

Reed died in 2020 and some of the pieces from his private home are up for auction.

WGAL News 8’s Anne Shannon got a glimpse of the eclectic collection.