Inventory - Miscellaneous Obsoletes and Southern States - Texas:
 

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TX                      TEXAS
              BUYING ALL TEXAS      


1/2018. As time permits, I will endeavor to list approximately 20-25 Government of Texas (H14 thru H21C) and Republic of Texas (A1 thru A7) notes. As most collectors of these wonderful notes are aware, 999 out of 1,000 of these issues are cut cancelled or cut out cancelled. Most are extremely difficult to locate in grades above Very Good to Fine and free of major problems.  Of all areas of obsolete bank notes I have handled throughout the years, problems seem to affect these issues the least; both from a value perspective and desirability to collectors. Stains, spots, tape closure of cut cancellations small body holes and many other factors have little or no effect upon the desirability and eagerness of most Republic and Government of Texas collectors from being more than willing to buy them. Show me a well above average note; or in the trade what we call a "monster", and you will see a note which brings an astronomical price. Such high grade pieces are extremely rare. The reasoning behind the cancellation of nearly all of these issues will not be developed here; although suffice it to say the note cancellations related to the admission of Texas to the United States on December 29, 1845 as the 28th State of the Union. Hundreds of intriguing works have been written relative to the above and I highly recommend as many as you can possibly ingest. Many of these notes are graded by third party grading services. They were obviously graded over a wide range of time. Some notes which are cut out cancelled are assigned "Net" or "Apparent" monikers due only to the cancellation; while the same grading service does not assign a qualifier such as the above to a cut out cancelled note later in time. It is further noted that several of the holders state "Cancellation Partially Closed" when such is simply not the case. One may readily observe unclosed razor cut cancellations upon different areas of the note while one half of a small razor cut area does not penetrate the paper in another area of the same note. This occurred during the cancellation process. These notes were not razor cancelled one note at a time and on occasion, the razor or sharp edge simply did not penetrate the paper. In many cases, a given note may vividly illustrate two to three areas the note has been cut cancelled wherein the cancellations are quite visible. It makes little sense to close only 1/2 of a small "X" cut cancellation when two other complete cut cancellations upon the same note appear plainly. Much akin to Confederate cut cancelled notes, occasions existed wherein the sharp edge simply did not penetrate the paper. This is not to say that cut cancellations have not been closed or attempted to be closed over time. However, such is generally readily detectable. Many, if not most purveyors of Government and Republic of Texas notes do not even mention cut cancellations or closed cut cancellations, as they are so insignificant. As time has passed, the grading services have acquired more proficiency and knowledge in this regard; however, most of the notes offered below were graded a good while ago. Understandably, Government of Texas and Republic of Texas notes remain some of the most popular, in demand notes among collectors to this day, with low availability and prices which continue to rise at an astonishing rate. As stated, these notes circulated heavily and are extremely difficult to locate above the grade of Fine and without major problems.
    TX  $  50

Government of Texas

         H-21C               

 

 

 

 February 23, 1839

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PCGS Very Fine 35

     Apparent

 

 

 

 

   Houston, Texas

 

 

    Bright White

 

Serial # 2203. Dated February 23, 1839. Cut cancelled, as 99 of 100 are. Mislabeled as H21A; although at the time this note was graded, H21C was not known to exist. H21 thru H21C are different plates or plate states. Central vignette of Justice seated on pier with sailing vessel in background. "50" on die, right and left middle. Sailor seated Holding some version of an American Flag to far upper left. Plain back. An exceptionally bright, clean and fresh Government of Texas issue. This note retains loads of original embossing, an unheard of trait relative to a 180 year old bank note. While PCGS grades this note "Apparent" due to a minor tape repaired cut cancelation; if this is the mere issue they raise; we are dealing with an amazing note. Government of Texas notes simply are not to be found problem free at this grade level....or rarely at any higher grade for that matter. The grade of Very Fine 35 is assigned to this note, while at the same time, I have seen notes of equal quality housed in Extremely Fine 45 holders. Rarely will such a note be located free of any spots, stains, margin chinks, major soiling or other major problems. Bright white and as clean as a pin. The extremely slight "dip" you see at the top of the note, just above the "V" in "Government" is merely where the note is furled over in that location. This appears to be an H21C to me; as the outer rim of the sailors hat runs past the upper frame line, the two outer points of the star on the flag also run outside the left frame line and possess two "dimples" in the center of the star, just as the 21C. It matters little when discussing a note of this caliber. When in doubt, ask Crutchfield Williams, one of the most noted experts in the field of Texas material alive. I did ask Crutchfield. He said "I'm not sure"! HA!! I recommend a visit to his site wherein  he has a comparison page illustrating each version of the H21. You may easily get there by visiting the links section upon this web site. In all seriousness, it is somewhat difficult to determine which version of H21 this note is. A rare chance to own a superb Government of Texas $50 issue. The opportunity to acquire a bright, problem free example of any Government of Texas note rarely presents itself. You cannot go wrong here.

PCGS Very Fine

         35       

 

Apparent.

Closed Cut Cancel

 $675  

Reverse
Pic 2

    TX  $ 10

Government of Texas

         H-17A               

 

 

 

 September 1, 1838

 

 

 

 

 

 PCGS Very Fine 30

         Apparent          

 

 

 

 

 

Secretarial Signed: 

     Sam Houston

 

 

 

 

 

   Houston, Texas

Serial # 789. Dated September 1, 1838. Cut cancelled. Men in row boat with steamboat in background - "10" in panel above and below to far left. Woman reclined next to column at far upper right. "10" on die, left of woman. Plain back. While this note may have some issues, it is better than that normally seen by those who deal in this material. Granted, as internet buyers or auction buyers; we tend to see the cream of the crop. Were one to look at a few original groups of notes which have been together for the last 180 years, my point would be brought across most vividly. The body of this note is strong and quite possesses excellent detail. A small piece is missing from the top margin which does not effect the design or obscure any of the print whatsoever. Secretarial signed "Sam Houston" as President. Often times, Government of Texas notes will be seen upon various internet venues claiming this to be the actual signature of Sam Houston. It is not Sam Houston's actual signature. Houston did sign some warrants, a limited number of other fiscal documents and many items as President of Texas; although he did not sign Government of Texas notes. Even though secretarial; those notes signed "Sam Houston" bring a premium over notes signed by Lamar. Not sure what the finger is pointing or who would be ignorant enough to place it there. My best guess is that it was done a long time ago; when notes such as this sold for 20-30 cents. Warts and all, this note remains a very collectible Government of Texas issue. The note looks much better in person than in the high resolution scan.

PCGS Very Fine

   30 Apparent

 

Cut Cancelled

 

Edge Damage-top right

 

Stamp on Face

 $350  

Reverse

     TX  $ 10

Government of Texas

         H-17A               

 

 

 

 February 2, 1839   

 

 

 

 

PCGS Very Fine 25

        Apparent

 

 

     Houston, Texas

 

 

   

 

Serial # 3199. Dated February 2, 1839. Cut cancelled. Same vignettes as above. A quite presentable example of this mid grade, 179 year old Government of Texas issue. These notes were graded years ago. Minor stains are noted as as are "adhesive Remnants". I see some minor soiling; which is not the least bit unusual for a mid grade Government of Texas issue and NOT the same as stains. I do not see any adhesive remnants. The corners of the note have been turned over for likely 160 to 170 years and provide the appearance of prior mounting. There is no residue present. I have seen this occur with original groupings many, many times over the years. When some of the corners of a note have been tuned inward (or outward) for a long, long time, they tend to turn white or a different color from the body of the note. A most presentable, problem free (for the grade) Government of Texas issue.

PCGS Very Fine

 25 Apparent

 

Minor Staining (No-light soiling)

 

Adhesive

Remnants (No)

 

Closed Cancellation

 $295  

Reverse

    TX  $ 50

   Republic of Texas 

          A7                      

 

 January 27, 1840

 

PCGS Choice About

    New 58 COC

 

     Austin, Texas         

Serial # 980. Dated January 27, 1840. Vignette of sailing - steam paddle wheeler to center right. Venus standing to upper left. "50" on die, upper left and right and in panels far lower right and left. Portrait of Stephen Austin to mid right. Famous ornate red/orange back with Lone Star surrounded by "TEXAS". Thus the term "red backs". A truly amazing example of the issue. As clean as these come. Bright, well inked and superb trim. Incredible eye appeal. June, 1848 "Fundable" and "Cancelled" stamp graces the note just to the left of Austin's portrait. Signed by Starr and Lamar and very scarce this nice.

   PCGS Choice 

   About New 58   

   Cut Out                Cancelled       

 $475  

Reverse

    TX  $ 50

  Republic of Texas 

          A7                      

 

 January 27, 1840

 

 

 

PCGS Choice About

 New 58 PPQ  COC 

 

     Austin, Texas   

 
Serial # 982. Dated January 27, 1840. Same as above save for the "PPQ" or "Premium Paper Quality" designation. Rarely will one encounter this descriptor upon a Republic of Texas note. Two serial numbers from the note listed above and quite obvious that this piece saw little if any circulation. All that separates a Gem New 65 note and a Choice About New 58 note can be a microscopic corner bump. This is one reason in many instances I prefer an AU 58 note over a New 63 or 64. Even though cut out cancelled, one simply just does not encounter high grade ROTX notes of this caliber in this day and time. An amazing note that speaks for itself. Opportunities to acquire high grade Republic notes such as that offered here are very few and far between.

  PCGS Choice

  About New 58

         PPQ       

 

Premium             

Paper                  

Quality                  

 

  Cut Out         

  Cancelled         

 $495  

Reverse

    TX   $ 50

  Republic of Texas 

          A7                      

 

 January 27, 1840

 

 

 

PCGS Choice About

 New 58 PPQ  COC 

 

     Austin, Texas

Serial # 976. Dated January 27, 1840. Vignette of sailing - steam paddle wheeler to center right. Venus standing to upper left. "50" on die, upper left and right and in panels far lower right and left. Portrait of Stephen Austin to mid right. Famous ornate red/orange back with Lone Star surrounded by "TEXAS".  Amazingly, another surreal Republic of Texas Red Back. The opportunity to acquire a most desirable and elusive ROTX issue which remains in this lofty state of preservation rarely presents itself and is most unlikely to do so again in the near future. Razor sharp corners, clean and bright with superb clarity and contrast. Also bearing the Premium Paper Quality designation as well.

  PCGS Choice

  About New 58

         PPQ       

 

Premium             

Paper                  

Quality                  

 

  Cut Out         

  Cancelled         

 $495  

Reverse

    TX  $ 50

  Republic of Texas 

          A7                      

 

 January 25, 1840

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCGS Choice About

        New 58      

     "Apparent"?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Austin, Texas

Serial # 5848. Dated January 25, 1840. Simply an immaculate example of this $50 issue from the Republic of Texas - when "Texas was a whole other Country"! Very lightly cut cancelled. If one desires a note which appears just as the day it was printed; this is the piece. All signatures, vignettes and design are completely and totally unobstructed. When holding the note, one has a very difficult time determining the note is razor cut at all. There does exist a tiny group of extremely small, non distracting pinholes just below the ship vignette; although the note must be held at the perfect angle to observe them. While PCGS grades this note "Apparent" due to a repair someone thinks they saw...I can see none. I have black lighted this note and taken all the steps PCGS takes in looking for this repair. One thing it could possibly be is a very fine razor cut at the bottom right. The cut cancels are so thin upon this note, it is quite possible that the graders did not see the very thin cut running vertically and mistook the extremely hard to see horizontal portion of the razor cut as some sort of repair. Further, with the aid of a strong magnifying glass and good light, the very beginning of a plate crack is barely visible leading off the bottom of the right "0" in "50" at the lower right wherein the note was not completely inked, a very common occurrence. This is the most likely reason someone at PCGS thought the note may be repaired. I absolutely, positively guarantee that this note has not been repaired nor have any cancellations been closed. Many would cut this note out of the holder and never mentioned the "alleged" repair. We do not operate in that fashion and will let you make your own decision as to the significance of PCGS's statement. In reality, it matters not when we are discussing a note of this caliber. One of the most beautiful Republic of Texas notes I have ever laid eyes upon. Breathtaking.

  PCGS Choice

  About New 58

               

   Apparent                Pinholes

 

  Cut Out         

  Cancelled         

 $475  

Reverse

    TX  $ 50

  Republic of Texas 

          A7                      

 

 January 25, 1840

PMG Extremely Fine

       40 (Net-COC)

 

 

 

 

    Austin, Texas

Serial # 3997. Dated January 25, 1840. A splendid example of this $50 Republic of Texas issue. Extremely well inked bearing superb clarity and contrast. For some reason, PMG at this point in time chose to assign the "Net" qualifier to this note merely due to the fact that the note is cut out cancelled. "Net" or "Apparent" grades are generally assigned to those notes wherein something has occurred to the note outside the scope of it's contemporaneous printing or redemption. Such can be anything from a tear, stain, soiling, "foreign substance" and the list goes on. To each his own, as it is quite obvious the note was cut out cancelled upon the admission of Texas to the Union 173 years ago. I fail to understand why such a contemporaneous event merits a "Net" grade. A gorgeous piece which 99 of 100 dealers would cut out of the holder in order to avoid the much misunderstood word "Net". This note presents a classic illustration of why collectors should familiarize themselves with the reasoning and thought process behind various "Net" or "Apparent" monikers assigned to a note by the grading services. No different from any of the A7's listed above; although one firm decided to use the term "Net" for a cut out cancelled note and the other saw no reason to apply a similar descriptor for the exact same type of note. A lovely A7.

PMG Extremely

Fine 40     

 

Net-Coc, Piece

       Missing

 $450  

Reverse

    TX  $ 20         

           

  Republic of Texas 

          A6                      

 

 January 25, 1840

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCGS Choice About

        New 58      

     "Apparent"    

 Cut Out Cancelled         

 

    Austin, Texas

Serial # 5209. Dated January 25, 1840. Vignette of Liberty standing while holding pole with cap on top and Indian seated next to shield bearing lone star; upper right center. Gorgeous vignette of Indian with bow pulled back and ready to fire to upper left. Maiden in armor standing atop a slain foe within oval to lower right. Ornate red-orange back with lone star. Cut cancelled and cut out cancelled. Without reservation, one of the most beautiful $20 republic of Texas notes one will ever encounter. Not one speck of dirt, spotting or any other distractions. Totally spotless. Locating a $20 denomination above the grade of Very Fine is indeed a challenge. It was a challenge 40 years ago; much less in this day and time. PCGS calls out "Minor Adhesive residue on Back". While an extremely light, semi-white area is detectable at the middle, left back; the same cannot be said for the right side. Believe me, when it comes to a Republic of Texas note in this state of preservation, such an issue is indeed irrelevant and of absolutely no significance. Remember, the vast majority of Republic of Texas notes will not appear as this one does, and will bear problems of all kinds and character. Stains, soiling, tears, holes, missing pieces, and limp notes are the norm. Razor sharp corners and simply incredible eye appeal. It is truly hard to believe that a ROTX $20 issue remains in this unheard of grade today. I cannot overemphasize the scarcity of this notes condition. One would indeed be hard pressed to ever locate a $20 Republic note this superb. Worthy of the very finest of collections.

  PCGS Choice

  About New 58

               

   Apparent                

 

  Cut Out         

  Cancelled 

 

  Minor Adhesive

  Residue on  

       Back            

 $675  

Reverse

    TX  $ 20

  Republic of Texas 

          A6                      

 

 January 15, 1840

PCGS Very Fine 35

         PPQ

 

  Austin, Texas

 

  Gorgeous Note

Serial # 876. Dated January 15, 1840. Cut cancelled, as all are. Simply an amazing mid to low - upper grade example of the issue. Collectors familiar with Republic of Texas notes know all too well that these issues simply are not to be located this bright and clean. One could look through ten thousand Republic of Texas $20 issues and fail to locate an example such as that offered here - free of spots, stains, soiling or light margin chinks. Exceptionally well inked with resulting exceptional clarity, contrast and detail. The note is quite conservatively graded; as I have seen many, many notes housed in Extremely Fine 45 grading service holders with less wear than this piece. The standard razor cut cancels are extremely light. Also noted is the "PPQ" or "Premium Paper Quality" designation, a scarce adjective indeed when seen applied to a 178 year old Republic of Texas note. Incredible eye appeal and one of the best mid grade Republic of Texas  $20 notes I have ever had the privilege of offering. Superb and next to impossible to improve upon at this grade level.

PCGS Very Fine 

     35  PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $565  

Reverse

    TX  $ 20

  Republic of Texas 

          A6                      

 

 January 15, 1841

 

 

PMG Very Fine 30

    Closed C/C

        

   Austin, Texas

Serial # 2095. Dated January 15, 1841. Cut cancelled. Another amazingly clean and bright example. A tape closed cancellation is noted at the bottom right back, just under Lamar's signature. If dealing with any other area of obsolete collecting, such would make a difference. This is not the case with the Republic of Texas issues and will be observed upon the majority of the entire issue. Closed cancellations are just not considered detrimental by collectors of Republic issues and are accepted and tolerated, as most all are found this way. Well inked with excellent clarity and contrast. No soiling, chinks, tears, body holes, spots or the like and quite bright. A well above average A6 bearing superb eye appeal. Not easy to locate preserved in such problem free condition.

PCGS Very Fine

          30

 

Tape Repaired

 Cancellation.

 

Apparent

 $395  

Reverse

    TX  $ 20

  Republic of Texas 

          A6                      

 

 January 15, 1840 

 

    

PMG Very Fine 2

        

   Austin, Texas

Serial # 972. Dated January 15, 1840. Cut cancelled. A striking, problem free example. Far above average for the grade; in fact, light years. I can not overemphasize just how many republic of Texas notes have major problems. Collectors of this material have become accustomed to notes which bear problems as the vast majority of these notes are not located any other way. Here offered is an exceptionally nice note for the grade which bears superb eye appeal and no issues. Extremely difficult to locate at this grade level without major problems, such as soling, tear, holes, etc..

PMG Very Fine

          25 C/C              

 $475  

Reverse

    TX  $  5

  Republic of Texas 

          A4                      

 

   June 18, 1839 

    

PCGS Very Fine 3

       COC

        

 

  Austin, Texas

 

   Early Issue Date      

Serial # 1907. Dated June 18, 1839. As nearly all are, cut cancelled. Central vignette of Indian with Box looking upon ruins. Large "5" right and left. Portrait of Erastus "Deaf" Smith, a leader in the Texas fight for independence to far right. Lone Star within small circle surrounded by the words "Republic of Texas" at lower middle. Ornate red-orange back with lone star. Republic of Texas notes were authorized by an Act of the Texas Congress to Replace the Government of Texas issues on January 1, 1839. Consequently; the note here offered represents a very early example of the issue. A splendid note in all respects, bearing superb trim and wonderful eye appeal. All Republic of Texas notes are difficult to locate in grades above fine; much less the $5 denomination and below. Seldom seen this appealing. The diagonal line running through the lower right "V" is a "raised" gutter fold which was in the paper when the note was printed and is as made, or so someone at PCGS thinks. It is my opinion that this could be a closed cut cancel. It makes no difference if it is a closed cut cancel; as these do not play any role in determining the value or desirability of Republic notes. Irregardless, an extremely nice A4 which is far and away above that normally encountered.

PCGS Very Fine

         30

 

Cut Out Cancelled

 $395  

Reverse

    TX  $   5

  Republic of Texas 

          A4                      

 

 

 

  January 25, 1840

 

 

 

 

   Austin, Texas       

Serial # 4094. Dated January 25, 1840. Same vignettes as above. Ornate red-orange back. Cut cancelled. What appear to be contemporaneous initials appear upon the front and a brown ink "5" appear at the left, back. Upon extremely close examination, two areas of light cut cancellation appear. Very difficult to see, as portions of them have been very skillfully closed. Again, not material with these issues. A couple of small, non distracting smudges which affect nothing. No tears, or edge damage with exceptional trim. Good balance and resulting eye appeal. Believe it or not, this note is galaxies away from that normally encountered on the market today. A most presentable $5 Republic of Texas note. I am continually amazed at the rate which republic of Texas notes are sought and the prices which continue to spiral; with no end in sight.

Very Fine

 

(nearly choice VF)

 $360  

Reverse

    TX  $  5

  Republic of Texas 

          A4                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PMG Very Fine 25

 Net: Wagon Cancel

 Minor PVC ????

 

 

 

 

 

  January 27, 1840 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Austin, Texas

Serial # 961. Dated January 27, 1840. An exceptional example of the much used $5 denomination Republic of Texas note. Five dollars was an amount very much needed in commerce; consequently, the note is most often encountered torn, tattered, holed, stained, soiled - you name it. For some reason known only to the grading people, this note has received a net grade. The note is cancelled by what is known as a "wagon wheel" cancel. A plus; as it leaves nearly the entire note intact. Imagine a small circle with four "spokes" in it....akin to a wagon wheel. Upon striking the note with such a device, we would be left with a circular cut with four "spokes" and four cut areas remaining. Most often, the four areas that were cut (like pieces of a pie) fell out of the note and we were left with a circle and if lucky, four "spokes" of paper dissecting the circle. Clear as mud? I thought so. See pic 2. There is no PVC damage upon this note. While the grading services do the best they can; the pressure to grade as many notes as possible ever looms upon the gentlemen doing the actual grading. They do not have time to look closely enough at these notes in order to make a proper determination as to what may or may not be upon a note or what may NOT be there. Between Federal notes (loads of different types - old and new, large and small by the thousands), Military Payment Certificates, Mickey Mouse Money, World paper money (Vast), Depression Scrip, Obsoletes, Confederate, Warrants, bonds or any other paper item; there is just not enough time. The very, very light blue area located at the far bottom right upon the back is not PVC. It is perhaps an area wherein the note came into slight contact with a blue ink endorsement or the like. I have handled dozens upon dozens of collections put together back in the 20's and 30's which were housed in very, very old brittle holders. On occasion, one of those notes would sustain PVC damage and that damage is green in most instances. Irregardless, I have "rambled" far too long. A very appealing, problem free example of the issue and extremely tough to locate this well preserved and without major issues.

PMG Very Fine

   25 Net

 

 

Minor PVC (No)

 $375  

Reverse
Pic 2

    TX  $  1

  Republic of Texas 

          A1                      

 

  August 1, 1841       

 

 

 

  PMG Very Fine 35

      Apparent C/C

   Partially Closed

        

 

 

   Austin, Texas

Serial # 9024. Dated August 1, 1841. Ceres seated with farm implements, livestock and grain in center. Indian with arm raised holding bow to far left. "ONE", "1" in panel to right, upper and lower. Plain back. The $1, $2 and $3 Republic of Texas notes were known as "Change Notes" and did not bear ornate printing upon the back. A gorgeous A1, being as bright, fresh and problem free as one could hope for. Not toned and lacking a single, solitary pinhole. The appearance of a much higher grade and only a breath away from Extremely Fine. PCGS states "Cancellations Partially Closed" and thus assigns the moniker of Apparent to this note. This is all well and good; however most purveyors of Texas material don't even mention closed cancellations or pinholes; as they are so common upon this issue. No tape closure here. It is in only one very small area that I can observe what may be one partially closed cancellation. Best seen from the back, running diagonally across the lower left "1". It is totally irrelevant when it comes to a ROTX $1 note of this caliber. I can readily understand why most dealers of Texas material do not have their material graded. Closed cancellations, pinholes, a light spot or two...many things which would not be acceptable in other areas of obsoletes are indeed tolerated in this arena. In fact, they are the norm. Far to many unmerited issues conjure up the word "Apparent", a word which needs to be looked at very closely by collectors. Downright scarce this nice.

PCGS Very Fine

  35 C/C

 

Apparent.

Cancellations

Partially Closed

 $495  

Reverse

    TX  $   1

  Republic of Texas 

          A1                      

 

September 1, 1841 

 

 

 

 PCGS Very Fine 20

       Apparent     

   Austin, Texas

Serial # 9918. Dated September 1, 1841. Cut cancelled. Even though missing the lower left corner, the note is better than most that are seen by dealers. Collectors tend to see only the best when viewing internet sites or auction venues. This is perfectly understandable. Were collectors exposed to original groups of these notes which had been together since the 1840's they would be truly amazed. Most all are worse than what you see here. Irregardless, the note here offered is graded "Apparent" by PCGS and rightfully so. Other than the missing corner, no real damage to the body or design of the note. The tape repaired cancellation PCGS refers to is best viewed from the back and is located at the "brownish" area at the lower right; about and inch+ from the missing corner. Quite presentable considering the rarity of the low $1 denomination.

PCGS Very Fine

         20

 

Apparent.

Missing LL Corner

1 Tape Repaired

  Cancellation

 $325  

Reverse

   TX  $70.83

Republic of Texas    

       CR W4          

 

 

     Washington

        1843

Serial # 1081. Republic of Texas, 6th issue of warrants and issued at Washington. Payable to T.H. Doyle per "asst. D. (Daniel) J. Toler" in the amount of $70.83". Paid per Act of Jany 16th, 1843. The warrant was for compensation for "services as asst. clerk in the War & Marine Dept." "Texian Print" and "Washington" at left. Issued on "Oct 3, 1843 at Washington on the Brazos. Pure Texicana at it's best! Endorsed upon the back by D. L. Foler, the assignee of T. H. Doyle. No pinholes, chinks, stains or problems of any nature and as crisp as if it were printed yesterday. The last issue of warrants issued by the Republic of Texas before admission to the Union as a State in December of 1845. amazing.

Choice Extremely

       Fine+             

   $475

 

Reverse

TX/LA  $  1

R.W. Rogers-Payable at Jordan's

Saline, TX

 

 Shreveport

 

  LA-UNL

 TX-Medlar 1

 

  Choice 2 State

   Tie Note

 

 

 

 PCGS Extremely

  Fine  40

 

 

 

 

 

 Payable in CSA $$

Serial # 40. Dated at Shreveport, LA July 7, 1862. Extremely scarce and high grade, bearing a low two digit serial number. At this point, I would like to quote from my good friend Bruce Hagen with regard to his research and findings relative to this note. " An unusual tie note, collected more often with Texas and listed in the Bob Medlar's Texas SPMC published volume. It is printed on thin, translucent white paper and certainly was printed in Louisiana. Rodgers, a Missouri native, was a Confederate colonel at the outbreak of the war. The Trans-Mississippi Department was in need of salt, to preserve meat and for other purposes, and Rodgers was ordered to Jordan's Saline, in Van Zant County to re-open the salt works. The operation was successful, and Rodgers remained there until the end of the war. The denomination die is at top center over the bold written denomination and obligations across; and the tie language is in italics at the bottom. Fancy oval cartouche ends show a train at left and steamboat at right, both perpendicular on the face. This has a blue vignetted back with a steamboat on the river flanked by "1" protectors. Fully signed and issued. Wide margins are at the sides. A high-grade example, and very scarce". Bruce's analysis is much better than I could offer. Payable in Confederate notes. Exceptional quality and simply incredible history. A true prize reflective of the value of and activity within the vast Trans-Mississippi Department during the Civil War. I by no means know where one could locate anotherespecially of this quality.

PCGS Extremely

Fine 40

 $695  

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   TX  $52.50

  State of Texas

 

    CR 64

 

  Texas Ranger

 

 Signed by Lubbock

 

 

November 14, 1861

Serial # 3958. Dated November 14, 1861 at Austin, TX.. Payable to R. A. Pollard for services as Private in Captain Frost's Company. Note that payment was for "Protection of the Frontier". Based upon discussions with leading authorities related to pre-Civil War Texas material, this translates into Texas Ranger service. Ripe for further research. Most frequently encountered with tears, ink splatter and pieces missing. Totally original and not "trimmed" for a better appearance. A very high grade, problem free CR-64. The actual signature of Texas Governor Francis R. Lubbock dated just one week after he was elected Governor of Texas.

Extremely

  Fine+

 $150  

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   TX  $ 15.00

  State of Texas

 

    CR 64

 

  Texas Ranger

 

 

 Signed by Lubbock

 

 

 

January 2, 1862

Serial # 4297. Dated at Austin, January 2, 1862. This Texas Ranger pay warrant was payable to G. W. Haley & Samuel Friend; his own Captain. The payment of $15.00 was for services of Haley as Corporal in Captain Friend's (Coryell) Minute Company for "Protection of the Frontier". The actual signatures of Texas Treasurer C. H. Randolph and that of Texas Governor Francis R. Lubbock appear as well. These are not secretarial signatures and are absolutely guaranteed genuine. Endorsed upon the back by Haley as well. No problems whatsoever. A very lofty state of preservation, no ink bleed or burn and a wonderful research project. In this day and time, many different means of determining exactly who these men were exist which were unavailable only a few years ago. I will leave that most enjoyable task to the new owner of this wonderful piece.  VF/XF  $150  

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