Republic of Texas

Also Texas State & Confederate

23 March 2017

I want to BUY any of the imaged notes on this page.   

**  Star Note  **  Government   ** Austin Change   **  Austin Red Back  **
**  Medallion  **  Warrants  **
Naval  **  Consolidated Fund  **  Bonds **
  Private Issues  **  County Script  **  Colonial  **  Documents  **  Sheets  **
**  Sam Houston  **  Ranger Related  **  State 1846-61  **  Texas German  **
**  Texas Confederate  **  Duplicate (unlisted)  **  Post War Texas  **  Depression 1933  **

Forgery Texas Style

The story of Tex Fakes  *  Texas Monthly - March 1989
Rowe-Barr Collection

Republic & State of Texas Currency Collection at SMU

Crutch2 on - eBay

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 Texas HOUSTON   Notes dated 1838 & 39    
Jump to all:    H16 $5     H17 $10    H19 $20    H21 $50

Buying $1, $3 & $5  Any Condition

H14  $1    $1.00  # faded  signatures faded   Nice for Type.  Very Scarce  CC, VG  $2,250.00  obv  rev   SOLD       
H15  $3    none in stock

H16  $5  #  none in stock  
H17  #  none in stock   
H17A  $10  #1710  Dunlap/Lamar  This is a beautiful example of this denomination.  This specimen exhibits Great Color and Contrast.  Extremely Choice, Full Borders,  CC, XF/AU  $675.00  obv  rev   c2    SOLD   

H18  $20  #    none in stock       
  Comparison 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

All four (4) varieties of $50 Government: Image    Closeup of the Sailor:  Image
H21  $50  #  none in stock
H21A  $50  #  Dunlap/Lamar    none in stock   
H21A  $50  #  Smith/Houston    none in stock
H21B  $50  #     none in stock
H21C  $50 #   none in stock

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  

        Cataloging Consolidated Fund notes can be confusing!  You actually need both Criswell & Shull references to figure out what you have and even then you might not be able to figure out which variety you actually have.  If you have questions about the cataloging of any CF note don't hesitate to write me for my opinion.  If I don't have an answer for you, I will contact Mike Stair for his opinion.  I consider Mike to be the foremost authority on Consolidated Fund notes.  
        I will do my best to explain what variety I'm offering and why I've assigned a number that might not be found in Criswell or Shull.  There are listings that don't exist in Criswell as well as Shull and others that have yet to be assigned a number by Shull.  

HOUSTON        none in stock
CF 10   $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  #5297  High grade but damaged.  The signatures are both burned out.  CC, XF  $ 155.00  obv  rev  SOLD
A1  $1  #6093  Good color, contrast & balance.  Printing Error - Gutter Folds  CC, Fine+  $345.00  obv  rev        

A2    $2
A2  $2  #       none in stock      

  A3    $3    
A3  $3  #2061  Exhibits Great Color, Contrast & Balance for the grade.  CC, F+ $650.00  obv  rev    SOLD                          

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  #4881  This note has wonderful Color & Contrast.  The Balance is super.  Look how wide the borders on this note are!  Eye Appeal is unsurpassed!  Very Choice, CC, XF+ $800.00  obv  rev       SOLD      
A4  $5  #6462  Closed cut cancellations, good balance and decent color.  CC, Fine-  $425.00  obv  rev     
A4  $5  #674  Closed CC, good balance & color.  Slightly nicer than last.  CC, Fine  $450.00  obv  rev   SOLD    

A5    $10      
A5  $10  #4495  Average circulated example.  Stamp hinges on back.  CC, VG/F  $350.00  obv  rev        
A5  $10  #125  An Early Issue, average circulated as last, but is slightly nicer.  CC, Fine  $400.00  obv  rev    
A5  $10  #5471  Bright with Real Nice Color, Contrast & Balance.  CC, Fine +  $450.00  obv  rev         

A6    $20       
A6  $20  #4394  Average circulated.  CC, VG/F  $350.00  obv  rev       
A6 $20  $149  Average circulated.  Stamp hinges close cuts,  CC, F  $375.00  obv  rev   
A6  $20  #598  Average circulated.  Stamp hinges close cuts, Bright,  CC, F+  $400.00  obv  rev       
A6  $20  #6720    Well above average for Color & Contrast.  CC, VF+  $475.00  obv  rev   c2  SOLD           
A6  $20  #4262    This is a Very Choice Type Note.  CC, AU  $600.00  obv  rev       SOLD       

  A7    $50       
A7  $50  #2179  Spots are old glue closing cut cancellations.  Nice Color, CC, VF  $375.00  obv  rev            

A8    $100         

A8  $100  #    none in stock 

A9    $500      

A9 $500  #    none in stock
Private Issues:  Business or Bank  
These are fully issued notes.  They usually show up as remainders. 
Kelsey H. Douglas - payable, Nacogdoches, TX and/or New Orleans   [Sheets issued as 1123  &  2235]       
    $1.00  #684  Relatively clean with good color & contrast, old stamp hinges,  ie, VG+  $425.00  obv  rev   
    $1.00  #454  Clean with good color & contrast.  X ink cancellation.  ic, Fine  $495.00  obv  rev    SOLD    
    $1.00  #1815  Bright, nice balance & color.  Manuscript Cancelled.  ic, Fine (+) plus  $535.0obv  rev  SOLD      
    $2.00  #839  Decent with good color & contrast.  Ink on reverse, ic, Fine  $350.00  obv  rev   
    $2.00  #805  Nice bright color & contrast.  Small edge split top edge, ic, VF/XF  $400.00  obv  rev
    $2.00  #811  Exceptional quality, Bright with light Cancellation, ic, XF/AU  $450.00  obv  rev       
    $2.00  #769  Nice balance & contrast.  X ink cancellation, light erosion.  ic, Fine $355.00  obv  rev  SOLD     
    $2.00  #786  Nice balance, color & contrast.  Rough top edge, light Cancelled.  ic, $395.00  obv  rev   SOLD          
    $3.00  #668  Well balanced with good color.  Ink Cancelled, ic, F/VF  $550.00  obv  rev   SOLD
    $3.00  #825  Real Strong Color & Contrast.  Light Cancelled, ic,Choice XF+  $650.00  obv  rev   SOLD     
    $5.00  #787  Decent Color & Contrast, endorsement.  Cancelled, ic, Fine (+) plus  $595.00 SOLD  obv  rev
    $5.00  #692  Strong Color, Decent Balance.  Ink Cancelled, Scarce, ic, VF  $675.00  obv  rev    SOLD     
Buy a SET - all 4 denominations: 
    Pick one of each denomination and I'll reduce the price $40 per note ($160)       SOLD
Bank of Texas "The Commercial & Agricultural", Columbia   $1.00  Daniel Boone vignette at left.    
                    none in stock

Warrants:    SPECIAL FILE
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  #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.  This is a Choice Example:  ic, F+  $675.00   obv  rev 
COLUMBIA - Third Issue of Warrants     Wanted To Buy
C2  #        none in stock
C5B  #

HOUSTON - Fourth Issue of Warrants  

HW3  #   none in stock
HW4A  #
HW6A  #2162  June 5th 1837  $146.66  David Allen  Private in Company C Lt. George Howard Commanding 1st Infantry aka Captain M Caskey's Co. C.  Allen was from Virginia and was 21 years old.  He was a Clerk.  This warrant was for fifteen (15) months and ten (10) days and Bounty for his service in Texas Army.  Clean, ic, Fine  $155.00  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  $180.00   obv  rev    
HW10  #9684  September 6th 1838  $44.50  John Phillips  Military for Clothing.  He enlisted as Private in Captain J. Holliday's Co.B 2nd Regt Permanent Volunteers 14th Feb 1837 until honorably discharged from Captain SW Jordan's Cavalry Regt Co.D 20th June 1838.  He had received no clothing allowance during that time.  ic,VF  $225.00  obv  rev    SOLD     
HW12  #11119  19th August 1839  $1267.00  Alexander McDaniel  Military "for Supplies".   There are only a couple documents in the Texas Archive relative to this man.  That he was a merchant is without question.  Both sets are found with his name mentioned having been assigned what was due.  The one thing about this document KEY to me is the fact I've never handled an issued HW12!  This piece is extremely high grade with embossing from the type set visible from the back.  ic, Au/Unc  $550.00  obv  rev     SOLD      

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
Naval Appropriation:   3 to sheet [ $50  $25  $25 ]  numbered consecutively  
Sheet     #  none in stock   
AW3     $25  #1705  L. P. Lansing  Lieutenant, Flagship Austin.  CC, XF  $250.00  obv  rev  cut  SOLD
AW3A  $25  #  none in stock
AW4     $50  #892  L.G. Taylor, Shipping Master, Austin.  Extra selvage, CoC VF+  $305.00  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 profession 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  $175.00  obv  rev  cut  (aka O'Gorman)       
AW4    $50  #516  H. M. McUrsis (?)  Fireman, Austin.  Wrinkled, UnCancelled, Fine + $225.00  obv  rev  cut SOLD         
AW5B  #
AW11a  #             

Take this link for more Austin Warrants:  State 1846-1861    

WASHINGTON - Sixth Issue of Warrants   

W4  #     none in stock              
W5  #     none in stock  
W6  #2005  Aug 9, 1844  James P. Hector.  Pay as Draftsman in General Land Office.  Copies of original paperwork with this warrant included.  The only mention I found of J. P. Hector in the Handbook was that he taught Andrew Nelson Erskine, Texas Ranger, surveyor, and Confederate soldier, how to survey.  Endorse twice on the back by his attorney and also by J.B. Shaw, "to be paid in par".  Scarcer variety.  Very Choice, ic (Paid) Ch CU.  $250.00  obv  rev  cut      SOLD     
W6A  #1426  February 6th 1844  $132.00  William Cockburn  Pay as Door Keeper House of Representatives.  I wasn't able to find the exact document in the Texas Archive for this payment.  I found one dated Feb 2nd and another Feb 5th, 1844 for "Pay as Door Keeper" but the amounts were $324 & $64.  Perhaps he turned one or both of those in and received two or more drafts in a lesser amounts and it wasn't notated on the original as so many others have been.  Then again, I may have just overlooked the correct draft as there are several with his name.  Watermarked paper!  Choice  ic, AU  $220.00  obv  rev    SOLD
W6A  #1442  February 2nd 1844  $132.00  Shadrach W. Pipkin  Pay as Door Keeper & Sergeant at Arms of the Senate.  This is same amount as the Cockburn draft above.  The documents for this man show him owed $300 from Dec 24, 1843 to Feb 5, 1844.  Also, he was paid with two (2) different drafts of $132 & $168.  Clearly the same must have occurred with Wm Cockburn (above) but was not indicated on the original.  This paper is Watermarked!  ic, AU  $220.00  obv  rev   
W6A  #1445  Feb 7, 1844  Thomas Johnson (aka Ramrod Johnson)  W.H. Cushney, assignee (endorsed).  Pay for printing for the 8th Congress.  Newspaper Publisher & Printer w/Copies Tx Archive. Watermark, ic, XF  $225.00  obv  rev  cut     W6A  #1716  May 6th, 1844  J.M. Alexander  $70.83 pay as Assistant Clerk in General Land Office.  Besides his job as a Clerk, James M. Alexander was also a 2nd Lt. in the Texas Army.  This warrant, payable to his attorney Hanson G Catlett, is endorsed on the back.  Copies of Archive documents included.  Nice ic, UNC  $195.00  obv  rev  cut       
W6A  #1744  May 18, 1844  Thomas Johnson  Staunch supporter of Sam Houston's policies and as result was also known as Ramrod Johnson.  Newspaper Publisher,   ic, XF  $245.00  obv  rev       

BONDS & STOCKS    Request Reverse Images

Government of Texas - Houston
 Bond   none in stock   
$100  #    JR has Mirabeau B Lamar original signature (scarce) heavily cancelled < email for availability & price
$500  #     
Republic of Texas - Austin   Certificate of Stock   (cataloged as bond)   none in stock   
$100  #
$500  #

Texian Loan         none in stock
COUNTY SCRIPT (Republic & State)

Republic:  none in stock

State:(Civil War)    none in stock
Rusk County
Washington County -       

State of Texas (approx ~ Feb 1846 to Feb 1861)    
AW14a      none in stock

SAM HOUSTON      also recognized as    Texas Ranger warrants
AW16  (formerly Cr58)  See AW16 / TW64 for Civil War issues
Sam Houston signed the back of these Texas Ranger documents as Governor.

AW16 / TW58   #
      none in stock        

Special Treasury Warrant
Texas Confederate Warrants   
TW1  #27264  $1.00  Military    ic, Fine  $30.00  obv  rev     SOLD
TW1  #71742  $1.00  Military    ic, F+  $35.00  obv  rev      SOLD
TW1  #28578  $1.00  Military    ic, Fine  $30.00  obv  rev      SOLD   
TW4A  #  
TW7  #90625  $2.50  Military  wrinkling  Fine-  $25.00  obv  rev        SOLD
TW7  #78800  $2.50  Military   mount tape rev,  Fine  $30.00  obv  rev        SOLD
TW7A  #107958  $2.50  Military (signature pane)  better variety  Fine  $30.00  obv  rev       SOLD
TW11A  #114332  $5.00  Fancy Scroll N  Edge splits,  Military  XF  $30.00  obrev      SOLD 
TW17  #6055  $10.00  Military  Fine+  $25.00  obv  rev   SOLD
TW26B1  #
TW31B  #

Texas Ranger   _  Warrants:  Also See Sam Houston
AW16 / TW64   #

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

Post War Texas
TW unlisted  (TW79)  For the time being I'm going to call this Certificate Texas Warrant #79.  TW80, which are usually dated 1868, are the documents we see from time to time.  The example of TW80 in Shull has written Act/Order date of 13 March 1868 and the document is titled, like most other warrants, TREASURY WARRANT.  Some I have images of in my files have "Order Date" in 1869.  This item is different in that it has the title:  Fractional Certificate, of Public Debt, under Act of November 9th, 1866.  This warrant is said to be Fundable in "six per cent Bonds".  I don't recall having ever seen one of these before.  That doesn't mean it's Rare.  There could be a horde of them out there somewhere.  Like Early State documents, post-War warrants haven't been recorded in any reference, other than the TW80.  This is a Remainder and while it is unissued I will call it an Au/Cu with some light handling to be more precise.  Interesting Specimen,  $175.00  obv  rev        

Depression Script  ~  circa..  1933+/-
These are San Antonio Clearing House Certificates.  They are dated March 7th 1933.  They have punch holes (3) and are either Specimens or Cancelled Remainders.  There are no serial numbers or signatures.  I've seen another $1, $5 and $10; but, they were lower grade with folding, smudges, spots &c.  Issued uncancelled and cancelled are known from several of the more common Clearing Houses.  These two and the other three pieces I saw images of are the only ones I've ever seen.  I have been told these are scarce; but, by no means are they rare!  
$1.00  cat #235-1  PC  Unc  $135.00  obv  rev         
$5.00  cat #235-5  PC  Unc  $135.00  obv  rev          


Don't Lose a note you really want!  Reserve it Today!  I accept Time Payments!  
Notes under $500, 25% Down with balance in three (3) more equal payments. 
Notes or lots above $500, only 20% Down with five (5) more monthly payments. 
These payments have  NO Fees!  Longer terms and or smaller deposits can be negotiated! 
I'm willing to work with you to help you build your collection.  Write or Call if you have any questions!

 Ordering InstructionsShipping & Handling.

I reserve the right to change prices on this list without notice!
End of List   :   Return to Top

W. Crutchfield Williams, II.
PO Box 3221

Quinlan, TX  75474

Back to Home Page