Republic of Texas

Also Texas State & Confederate

1 August 2015

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**  Medallion  **  Warrants  **
Naval  **  Consolidated Fund  **  Bonds **
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  Private Issues  **  County Script  **  Colonial  **  Documents  **  Sheets  **
**  Sam Houston  **  Ranger Related  **  State 1846-61  **  Texas German  **
**  Texas Confederate  **  Duplicate (unlisted)  **  Post War Texas  **


Forgery Texas Style
The story of Tex Fakes  *  Texas Monthly - March 1989
Rowe-Barr Collection
Republic & State of Texas Currency Collection at SMU



Colonial    
San Felipe de Austin  $50.00   
none in stock

Star Note
- HOUSTON     BUYING:  Star Notes... Any Denomination ... Any Condition!!!
                                                                 Wanted to Buy!      PLEASE QUOTE


H7B  $50  Serial #

Government of TexasHOUSTON   Notes dated 1838 & 39
Jump to all:    H16 $5     H17 $10    H19 $20    H21 $50

   
Buying $1, $3 & $5  Any Condition

H14  $1    none in stock  
H15  $3    none in stock

H16  $5  #  none in stock  

H17  $10    #3167  Dunlap/Lamar  Brighter, decent contrast & balance, cc,Fine  $350.00  obv  rev         
H17  $10    #2849  Smith/Houston  Decent, bright and expensive example of this popular signature combinaton.  The note is cut in half, cut out, and has two stamps, Funded & Audited.  Also ink cancelled, Apparent F+  $325.00  obv  rev   
H17A  $10  #2000  Dunlap/Lamar  Crisp, nice contrast and well balanced, cc, VF-  $425.00  obv  rev         

H18  $20  #    none in stock       
Comparrison Image of  Shield & Star  &c  between H19 and H19b variety    H19/H19b   
H19  $20  #    none in stock 
H19b  $20  #    none in stock  
H20  $20  #   none in stock

H21  $50  #  none in stock
H21A  $50  #486  Dunlap/Lamar  Full Broad Borders, Quite Nice & Choice!  CC, VF/XF  $585.00  obv  rev       
H21A  $50  #  Smith/Houston    none in stock
H21B  $50  #     none in stock
H21C  $50 #2401  Dunlap/Lamar   Variety!   This note is a Very Nice CC, XF40 in a PCGS holder that has been incorrectly attributed as H21 which is Small Star.   $675.00  obv  rev     

MEDALLION Issue  -  Houston  

   
Buying Medallion Notes - Any Condition!

There are two variety for each denomination..    
H22/23  $1  none in stock
H24/25  $2  none in stock
H26/27  $3  none in stock

Consolidated Fund of Texas  


HOUSTON          none in stock
CF 1   $100  #  

AUSTIN      none in stock
CF14  $100 


Republic of Texas      
Austin  Change Notes:     A1 $1    A2  $2    A3  $3
These notes have blank reverses
 
There may be archival tape closing cuts as well as pin-holes I do not mention in my descriptions.

A1    $1    
A1  $1  #5552  Decent color & contrast with cut out at right signature(filled), CC, VG/F  $295.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #3556  White paper, well balanced, very rumpled, CC, F(-)  $325.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #53  Low Serial Number!  Full Border, A. Brigham signature, Nice Contrast, CC, F+  $385.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #6102  A very nice above average example, CC, VF/XF  $425.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #1622  This note has very nice overall balance, CC, Fine +   $440.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #1448  Well balanced, bright & white example.  PMG VF30 EPQ  CC, VF+  $500.00  obv  rev   
A1  $1  #5293  Several small needle holes.  Very Choice small XX cancels, CC, XF/AU  $650.00  obv  rev   

A2    $2
   
A2  $2  #4755  Decent balance, dark paper variety, one light spot near deer.  CC, F+  $695.00  obv  rev       
A2  $2  #4358  Well balanced, right signature (red ink) faded.  PMG Ch Fine Net (CC,F+) $725.00  obv  rev   
A2  $2  #163  Super Condition.  At least 2nd finest I've handled!  Very Choice, CC, AU  $1250.00  obv  rev       

  A3    $3    
A3  $3  #           none in stock

Austin Red Backs   A4 $5   A5 $10   A6 $20   A7 $50   A8 $100   A9 $500

Large 5 Pointed Star with T*E*X*A*S between the points
The color is actually a Burnt-Orange
There may be archival tape closing cuts as well as pin-holes I do not mention in my descriptions.

A4    $5    
A4  $5  #3956  Nice balance with decent color & contrast.  PMG  Ch Fine 15  CC,  $485.00  obv  rev   SOLD                    

A5    $10      
A5  $10  #3911  Good balance & contrast, only avg color.  CC, F+  $395.00  obv  rev         
A5  $10  #5780  Nice color & contrast.  Stamp hinge closes cuts at top.  CC,F++ $425.00  obv  rev  
A5  $10  #4896  Good color, contrast & balance.  Average plus note.  CC, F/VF  $525.00  obv  rev       

A6    $20       
A6  $20  #2370  Well centered & balanced; a little dirty.  Average, CC, VG/F  $355.00  obv  rev       
A6  $20  #4402  Good balance & contrast, average plus.  CC, F+  $405.00  obv  rev   
A6  $20  #2136  Close bottom & right; Strong color & good contrast.  CC, F/VF  $475.00  obv  rev         
A6  $20  #2248  Nice balance & contrast.  "Willis" in red ink on back.  CC, VF  $550.00  obv  rev    

A7    $50       
A7  $50  #567  Close cut top, water spots end, Very Choice, CoC, Unc+  $325.00  obv  rev      
A7  $50  #6913  Tight along top, Very Choice, CoC, UNC (+) plus  $335.00  obv  rev       
A7  $50  #4459  Nice balance, color & contrast.  CC VF  $480.00  obv  rev   
A7  $50  #4680  Close cut top, small ink spot, otherwise Very Choice!  CC, AU+  $560.00  obv  rev     

A8    $100         

A8  $100  #444  Well balanced, edges a bit rough, clean & pressed long ago, CC, VG/F+  $900.00  obv  rev   
A8  $100  #761  Good Color & Contrast, small split top right.  CC, Fine  $1,100.00  obv  rev           
A8  $100  #45  This is the nicest note of this type I've handled in years!  CC, XF/AU  $1750.00  obv  rev   SOLD      

A9    $500      

A9 $500  #1509  Very bright example retaining some crispness, several pin holes.  CC, VF(-)  $POR  obv  rev   SOLD
        A9 $500  #1048  Decent average note.  PCGS graded Apparant Fine 15.  CC, $4250.00  obv  rev   SOLD        
                           

Private Issues:  Business or Bank  

Kelsey H. Douglas - payable, Nacogdoches, TX and/or New Orleans   [Sheets issued as 1123  &  2235]       
Uncut Sheet - Light Ink Cancellation - $2 $2 $3 $5  Nice Condition  $1,450.00  obv  rev               
    $1.00  #1208  Fully issued.  Ink X Cancelled, Scarce!  Fine,  $400.00  obv  rev       
    $2.00  #1436  Fully issued.  Ink X Cancelled, Scarce!  Fine/VF,  $425.00  obv  rev      
    $3.00  #898    Fully issued.  Ink X Cancelled, Erosion at Center.  Apparent AU,  $250.00  obv  rev  
    $5.00  #  Remainder  Very Choice with light X,  Scarce Variety.  ic, Choice Au/Unc  $425.00  obv  rev    
    $5.00  #795    Fully issued.  Ink X Cancelled, Scarcest Issued denomination!  VF-  $525.00  obv  rev         
                 
Bank of Texas "The Commercial & Agricultural", Columbia   $1.00  Daniel Boone vignette at left.    
             

Warrants:   
P=
Provisional,  V=Velasco,  C=Columbia,  HW=Houston,  AW=Austin,  W=Washington  
Records of most of these warrants are housed at the Texas State Library & Archive (Information)
Find Research Links from my Home Page and  Republic of Texas Claims will take you the research area

PROVISIONAL - First Issue of Warrants    Wanted To Buy
none in stock
P1 (Shull)  (Criswell P2) San Felipe de Austin  
Criswell P1 / Shull P4   Washington on the Brazos     Extremely Scarce Issue - By DATE!!!      


VELASCO - Second Issue of Warrants     Wanted To Buy
V2  #509  Sept 6, 1836  $24  (military pay)  To Harper, it is endorsed on back by John Harper.  He was a San Jacinto Veteran.  I can't find any supporting records for this warrant in the State Archive.  He was given Donation Warrant #1169 according to the Archive on Oct 20th, 1841 for 640 acres of land.  Kemp says he arrived in Velasco from New Orleans Jan 28, 1836 and that he had a Headright Certificate issued Mach 2, 1838.  You can read the entire article on the San Jacinto website which you can reach from my Homepage under Research Links.    Nice detail, CoC  Fine  $400.00  obv  rev    
V2  #284  (error)  "Auditor" 11, 1836.  Brigham should have written September instead of Auditor.  As Mike Stair said, he had a "Senior Moment"!  John C. Donley (aka Donely) was 1st Regiment Co.F. Texas.Army.  Furloughed June 1837 & Discharged January 1838.  It is quite odd that there are no records for his early service relating to this specific warrant.  He is later found on Navy records as a Landsman (first year sailor) on the Schooner of War San Antonio in 1840.  This warrant has Great color & contrast.  ic, F+  $625.00   obv  rev       

COLUMBIA - Third Issue of Warrants     Wanted To Buy
C2  #818  November (no day) 1836  William W. Haliday  for Three Months service (7th Aug to 24th Oct) Texas Army in 1836.  This certificate is "odd" in that there is no "day" indicated in the date and the military service was actually less than three months (2 mo & 17 days).  Perhaps this man was wounded or injured.  He was given extra pay and most likely he went out from Texas to New Orleans and never returned.  The Texas Archive shows a draft issued (#457A) for a William H. Haliday and he's filed as Wm. H..  The "H" is not correct.  The Oath of nothing owed the Government is made out for a William W. Haliday.  It is dated Columbia Dec 30th, 1836 and the Draft was issued that same day.  This is a real nice example, bright & crisp will full selvage and no holes, tears or any bad stains.  There is mount mark on the back like that used by the Republic of Texas Embassy in New Orleans.  Clean & Uncancelled VF  $245.00  obv  rev   
C2B
 #628  31 Oct 1836  $405.93  J. D. Jennings  1st Regiment Vol Infty.  I'm not sure how a soldier makes $405.93 for six (6) months service in the Army of Texas.  One document I found said this certificate was Audited and Filed on the same day.  This Certificate is Uncancelled and Superb as a Type Note!  XF/AU  $305.00   obv  rev       
C5B   Previously Unlisted Variety  (2nd one I've handled)  #217  Dec 24th 1836  $80.00  James Madison  He couldn't write.  You find "His X Mark" by his name on the back of the warrant.  He was Soldier and a Blacksmith.  There is a statement of days worked dated Sept 5th, 1836.  The format is like a C5A but two borders are like a C4A.  This piece is a bit rough with split and small piece missing from top border and heavy creases.  ic, VG/F  $200.00   obv  rev       


HOUSTON - Fourth Issue of Warrants  

HW4B  #4286  Sept 12, 1837  $24.00  John Beldin  This warrant was pay to David Beers.  He joined the Texas Army on March 6th 1836; but, he wasn't at San Jacinto.  Because of ill health he was discharged.  John Beldin was a Merchant and he likely provided clothes, food, equipment &c to David Beers and Beers made him his assignee.  ic, F+ $175.00  obv  rev         
HW7  #7777  January 2nd 1838  George Debrant  Military  $72.00  Endorsed on back by Robert H. Grimes, Attorney for George Debrant.  No personal information indicated for this soldier.  Average, ic, VF+  $165.00  obv  rev    SOLD  
HW9  #8397  April 11, 1838  $59.00  Gideon L Murphy  This the 3rd & last pay warrant to Murphy.  He enlisted in the Texian Army Oct 17, 1836 as Private 2nd Regiment and was Discharged on 24 March 1838.  He was paid for two tours and this warrant was balance due for Rations & Clothing under terms of enlistment.  ic, Fine  $175.00   obv  rev    
HW10  #10422  January 23rd, 1837  Samuel Dubois, Military for Clothing  He was Private in Lt. George Morgan's Co. 1st Regiment of Infantry.  This was one of two warrants and was issued for $104.00.  #10421 was for $68.00.  It is balance due on clothing allowance with a previous draw of $21.50.  Choice, ic, XF  $295.00  obv  rev   


AUSTIN - Fifth Issue of Warrants  [*  The image with AW2A in Criswell is incorrect.  He shows another AW2.]   

AW    no early Austin Warrants in stock at this time
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Naval Appropriation:   3 to sheet [ $50  $25  $25 ]  numbered consecutively  
Sheet     #  none in stock   
AW3     $25  #2205  James O'Shannessey (aka O'Shannesy, O'Shaunessy)  "for" notation indicates Flagship Austin and that James was a Naval Lieutenant at the time this warrant was issued.  He is also found as Lieutenant Commanding and listed only as ship Captain.  He was Executive Officer on Schooner of War San Benard and Schooner of War San Jacinto and would be Captain (Lt. Commanding) of the San Jacinto.  This warrant is crooked cut but that is typical.  What isn't typical for this note is that it is UN-cancelled!  Au/Cu  $325.00  obv  rev  cut     
AW3A  $25  #  none in stock
AW4     $50  #892  L.G. Taylor, Shipping Master, Flagship Austin.  Extra selvage, CoC VF+  $375.00  obv  rev   
AW4     $50  #192  Patrick Gorman, Sergeant Marine, Flagship Austin.  Gorman enlisted in the Texian Army at New Orleans on the 12th of February 1837.  He was 25 years old and was born in Ireland.  His professon was listed as "Soldier".  Someone signed for him when he enlisted with "his X mark" between his name; however, all the other documents show a different hand and apparently he could write.  The State Archive still has four $25 warrants made out to this Soldier/Marine in his file.  There are two documents showing him being paid at the Navy Yard (Galveston) in 1839.  The first was his "Bounty" for joining the Navy as a Marine of $20 on August 21st and the 2nd on 9th Nov of $16 (2 months) as Corporal of Marines.  There are stains, ink burns, splits & couple small tears.  Still nicely balanced, CC, Fine  $225.00  obv  rev  cut      
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AW5B  #
AW11a  #(355)  mansucript is forged on this Remainder.  Choice Au/Cu  $65.00  obv  rev   

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 State 1846-1861    

WASHINGTON - Sixth Issue of Warrants   

W6A  #1744  May 18, 1844  Thomas Johnson (?) about Govt Liabilities,  ic, XF  $255.00  obv  rev       

BONDS & STOCKS    Request Reverse Images

Government of Texas - Houston
 Bond   none in stock   
$100  #
$500  #     
Repubic of Texas - Austin   Certificate of Stock   (cataloged as bond)   none in stock   
$100  #
$500  #

DOCUMENTS    
 
Town of Menard  Certificate of Stock.  $100  No. 328 prepared for issuance but not made out. c.1839-1840   
        Signed by S. H. Everitt as Agent.  He signed Texas' Declaration of Independence and Constitution.  I never had one of these in my personal collection.  It is found in Streeter only as a photo-copy and he gave it No.669 in his order.  Streeter believed this projected town was named for Michel and/or Pierre Menard who were prominent in Liberty County, Texas.  The brothers established a business in Galveston called P. J. Menard and Company.  
        There is little known about this Town of Menard.  It's not in the Handbook of Texas.  Menard's Chappel, Texas was another townsite named after the Menards located on the Trinity River.  The Trinity River empties into upper Galveston Bay and the Neches River empties into Sabine Lake.  
        The document says this townsite was to be found on the west bank of the Neches River in Liberty County.  I found this confusing until I read about Liberty County of the Republic and what other counties were created out of that County.  (4th paragraph in Handbook)
        You will notice that the designs on this stock certificate are very similar to CF14 & CF15.  Those documents are dated 1839-1840.  They were printed, as this piece is, by the Telegraph Press (Houston).  
Extremely Ch AU  $595.00 obv  rev

Texian Loan



          Serial #190, signed by S.F. Austin, B.T. Archer & Wm. H. Wharton.  Printed date of  January 11th 1836.  Most seen issuee Robert Triplett.  Typical triangular cut out but lower in body of document.  The signatures are clear and distinct with only a tiny bit of ink erosion in Austin's signature (mostly the A).  Some seperation along the crease at top left and bottom right.  Just a bit toned.  Part of the text is folded under at CoC.  A very nice specimen.  

    Email for Availability > $4750.00  obv  rev   


   
   This document will be at the Bellaire Coin Club Show at John Rowe's table this coming weekend August 1st & 2nd.  
(awtx < autx)  





                                                                                             
COUNTY SCRIPT (Republic & State)

Republic:  none in stock

State:(Civil War)
Rusk County - Henderson  Feb 28, 1863  25¢  #1450  Several natural body holes.  F/VF  $385.00  obv  rev
Washington County - Brenham  c.1862     50¢   Remainder  Train  AU+  $100.00  obv  rev         
Washington County - Brenham  c.1862   $3.00  Remainder  Cotton Picker  AU  $125.00  obv  rev       

SAM HOUSTON         
AW16  (formerly Cr58)  
Sam Houston signed the back of these Texas Ranger documents as Governor.

AW16 / TW58   #245  $14.63 dated June 15, 1860 to James H. Fry.  Act of February 3rd, 1860 for "Protection of the frontier" this amount being for "Pay as Quarter Master & Lieutenant in Captain Jo Walkers Company".  Signed on the front by C.H. Randolph Treasurer and Clement R. Johns Comptroller.  Countersigned on back by Sam Houston Governor and Clement R. Johns Comptroller.  This warrant bore interest at the rate of 10% per annum.
        Copies of documents found in the Texas Adjutant Generals Service Records 1836-1935 (Texas Library Archive) and Texas, Muster Roll Index Cards (Ancestry) will accompany this document.
        There is no record at the Texas Ranger Museum of Joseph Walker being a Texas Ranger Captain.  He is found in 1859 as Commander of a Ranger Company as a Lieutenant.  Here is 
Image of Lt Joseph Walker's Ranger Muster Roll for Nov 1859 to Jan 1860.    Here is Image of Lt James H. Fry's Ranger Muster Roll for the same period.  They're both listed as Rangers for Cortinas War.  Juan Nepomuceno (Cheno) Cortina (Cortinas), Mexican folk hero.  Handbook of Texas listing.  
        There is no record of "Captain Jo Walker" after January 20, 1860; however, there is an image card for James H. Fry for the next period of  January 20 - May 17, 1860.  This card is full of "Errors".  It is my opinion the transcriber couldn't read the handwriting and simply guessed what was stated on the original card.  Fry's rank is listed as "Maj. Sgt" which makes no sense and then again at the bottom as "Sgt Maj" (Sergeant Major).  The card says his commanding officer was none other than the famous John "H" Ford (another error).  There is NO John H. Ford; but, of course there is a John S. "RIP" Ford.  Fry is listed as born at Brownsville on this card but the previous card said Austin and it is most likely Brownsville was where he was stationed and the statment of being appointed Sgt Major by Captain Ford is also proven to be false by this document which states he was Quarter Master of this Ranger Company and that he was a Lieutenant and not a Sgt. Major.  
        This card along with this Pay Warrant provides us with the PROOF that Joseph Walker was Captain (Commanding) of a Texas Ranger Company stationed at or near Brownsville Texas from January 20th to May 17th 1860.  I also found two other documents in the Texas Adjutant General Service Records for Joseph Walker.  (#401-64).  One side was dated June 13th 1860, two days before this warrant, and says "Nature of Claim - Pay as Capt".  The other page states that Walker received his pay (warrant) and it was Audited August 31st, 1860 by Clement R. Johns Comptroller.
        This is 1st a TEXAS RANGER pay warrant.  It is also one of the ways you can obtain an original signature of General, then Governor, SAM HOUSTON for a reasonable price.  The quality is well above average.  As with all of these warrants it is X & --- (slash) Ink Cancelled.  This piece grades a strong Very Fine with one tiny ink erosion.  $2,250.00  obv  rev    

Ranger    See the Above Document  
  
State of Texas (1846-1861)   
      
Texas Confederate Warrants  
TW4A  #20831  $1.00  Civil Service  G.G. Simcox  Very Choice VF/XF  $90.00  obv  rev  (Cats $110-$225)
TW4A  #21170  $1.00  Civil Service  J.M. Steiner  Extremely Choice AU/CU  $125.00  obv  rev  (cat $110-225)
TW16D  #17180  $5.00  Civil Service  J. M. Steiner  Very Choice, ic, AU  $60.00  obv  rev   SOLD      
TW21D  #10865  $10.00  Military Service  paid to:  S. J. Richardson  (no history yet)  There are a few small worm holes, ink cancellation is very light   ic,VG/F  $45.00  obv  rev    (Catalogs $65-175)   SOLD   
TW21E  #490  $10.00  Military Service  paid to:  D.T. Chamberlain   (no history yet)  There are a few splits and a tiny corner tip off,  ic, Fine  $80.00  obv  rev    (catalogs $100-$275)    SOLD
TW26B1  #48203  $20  Civil Service  Harrison County  Small ink erosion, otherwise AU+ $325.00  obv  rev  cut   
(This variety has no catalog price in Shull and is listed as "Rare")
TW31B  #48218  $50  Civil/Military Service  Harrison County  light tone, AU  $300.00  obv  rev    (Unlisted Variety)
TW31B  #48216  $50  Civil/Military Service  Harrison County  Bright, Choice AU  $325.00  obv  rev   (Unlisted Variety)

Duplicate & Triplicate Warrants - Unlisted!  No Reference Number   
        none in stock

Post War Texas
       
none in stock  


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