State of Texas Land Deed - $1,975.00



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This document is a deed for land located on the Red River in Lamar County, Texas. The deed was signed by Sam Houston, Governor of the state of Texas, on July 23, 1860.



German Travel Documents from 1800s - $75.00 each


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These are authentic travel documents from Germany in the 1800s. By the 1800s, statutory requirements for passports in the area we now know as Germany were coming into force.  Examples of passports from the various governing entities in Germany in the mid-1800s follow a common format, with the person’s biographical information listed in the left-hand column, and the description of the reason the person is travelling on the right.

Each four-page travel document measures 9 inches by 14 inches unopened, and when opened, reveals a number of stamps from various areas where each traveler visited.



Austrian Travel Pass from 1800s - $75.00


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This Austrian travel pass measures 10 3/4 inches by 16 inches and features a beautiful border, an Austrian travel stamp at the top, and a beautiful, ornate blue background in the middle of the front page. Travel passes during this time were issued in "the name of His Royal Apostolic Majesty" Franz Joseph I, who was the Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia.

The document is dated June 1870. Although the document is four pages, no other text appears on pages 2-4.


 State of Louisiana Reconstruction Bond - $450.00



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A beautiful $1,000 bond printed by the National Banknote Company and issued to the New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Rail Road Company or Bearer. Measuring approximately 16 3/4 inches wide by 26 inches long, the bond has an ornate brown border around it with vignettes of Agriculture and Commerce at the top. At the bottom of the bond is a vignette of the state bird, a brown pelican, with her four nestlings, and the words "I live and die for those I love". The mother, with drops of blood on her breast, has wounded herself to feed her own blood to her young.

The bond is signed by impeached Governor Henry Clay Warmoth and Secretary of State George E. Bovee. Below the bond were 79 coupons, in green and brown with the bond number 2188 in red, each paying semi-annual interest of $40 interest when redeemed. Six coupons had previously been clipped and redeemed.


 State of Louisiana Bonds - $75.00 Each


Below are two beautiful bonds that were issued by the State of Louisiana in 1892 to replace an earlier issuance of Consolidated Bonds. At the top corners of each bond page are two seated cherubs. Below the banner “State of Louisiana” is a picture of the "Old State Capitol" building in Baton Rouge. The bottom of the bonds feature a seated figure of Justice, with the scales in one hand and a sword in the other. The $500 note is framed in an ornamental orange border, with the denomination at the center in orange ink. The $1,000 note is framed in an ornamental green border, with the denomination at the center in green ink. Both bonds are hand signed by Governor Murphy James Foster and the Secretary of State T. S. Adams. Each bond has several “PAID” punch cancellation stamps through them, indicating when the bonds were redeemed by the state.

The reverse of each bond has several geometric designs, along with an image representing the state seal, and indicating an interest payment of four percent in January and July each year until the principal due date of January 1, 1914.

The size of each bond is approximately 10 1/2 inches wide x 15 inches high.

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        $1,000 Bond



New York Herald from 1861 - $65.00


What an opportunity to own a piece of American history! This authentic newspaper dated Tuesday, December 3, 1861, measures approximately 15 3/4 inches wide and 22 inches long. The front page displays a map showing the "scene of the encounter between the Union gunboats and the Rebel Tatnall's Mosquito Fleet on Thursday, November 26," in which the Rebel fleet was driven back.

Other news in the edition mentions affairs at Manassas and Pensacola, news on the upcoming election for mayor and other officials in New York, and the opening of the first session of the 37th Congress, along with President Lincoln's views on the slavery question.

The edition totals eight pages and is in pristine condition.


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