A William Barret Travis Autograph Can Be Worth Tens or Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars
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William Barret Travis Autograph
A William Barret Travis autograph is one of the best autographs from the Alamo siege. A William Barret Travis autograph can be worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. We can sell one for you for just under $200,000 at auction. A William Barret Travis autograph is that much in demand. Here are two William Barret Travis autograph items that we at NateDSanders.com have had at auction before:
Receipt with itemized expenses incurred by Lt. Col. William Barret Travis for provisions he bought to arm and feed his Alamo soldiers. Receipt is signed by General John R. Jones, executor of Travis’ estate, listing 27 items for a total of $143 that Travis bought from January through March 1836, while under assault from the Mexican Army. It was in February 1836 that Travis wrote to his fellow Texans: ”I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna…The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily…I shall never surrender or retreat.” Addressed to the Republic of Texas, document reads: ”…the Estate Wm Barret Travis…1836 Jany 21st Paid for flour $5.00 / Tin ware 2.50 / Twine 1.00 / Leggins 3.00 & Spurs 2.00 / Flag 5.00 & Powder Flask 1.00…” continuing, ”…The foregoing is taken from the original entries in Col. Travis’ handwriting made in a small black morocco bound book with his name in it. The deceased Wm. Barret Travis has other claims for money expended horses &c while in the army as will appear by the books of the Quarter Master Jackson…” Jones notes the document was, ”…filed Dec. 18, 1837.” An endorsement by Francis Lubbock reads, ”Approved 21st Dec 1837, Francis R. Lubbock, Controller.” 2pp. document on a single sheet, measures 7.75” x 9.75”. Toning, circular stain to upper left corner and light show-through from writing on opposite side, else near fine condition. An incredible document honoring the heroism and self-sacrifice of the Alamo commander. Sold for $20,133.
William Barret Travis Autograph on a 1833 Document
Texas figure William Barret Travis autograph on a document “W. Barret Travis”. Handwritten document is dated 15 October 1833, just three years before Travis’ death in the Battle of the Alamo. Document serves as an inventory of the estate of one William Robinson, itemizing debts, land deeds, letters and the like. Travis signs as a witness. Document is countersigned by seven additional people. Expertly silked with light to moderate bleedthrough. Dark William Barret Travis autograph. Runs 2pp. Measures 7.75″ x 12.75″. Slightly irregular edges, else near fine given age. Estimate up to $200,000.
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