Description

    Early Provisional Texas Imprint Inscribed by Stephen F. Austin. Printed Document, "Texian Loan." (New Orleans: Benjamin Levy, 1836), one page, 8.25" x 10.25". Issued in the name of the "Government of Texas", this unused certificate carries a notation by Stephen Austin in its top margin that reads, "copy first loan". A patchwork of lines, also in Austin's hand, cancels this document in the space provided for signatures. Toned paper, loss to upper left corner, smoothed folds. In an effort to finance their revolution against Mexico, the Texians solicited cash loans against which they used Texas land as collateral. It states here that. "...for the amount paid, Land in Texas may be taken at FIFTY CENTS per Acre, with the guarantees and conditions of the contract aforesaid." This document, being blank and canceled by Austin, is possible a printer's proof and is very rare thus. Most extant specimens are used. From the collection of Darrel Brown

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st-3rd Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 756

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 42 days left to consign to the 2018 March 17 Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,737,332