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Auction 11 Lot Number 1

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Postcard – First Zionist Congress

A souvenir postcard, the first Zionist Congress in Basel. Printed in Galati, Romania, 1898. Portraits of Dr. Herzl, Dr. Nordau, Dr. Karpel Lipa and Samuel Pineles. Sent by post on September 1898. A New Year blessing, handwritten and signed by Pineles. Fair condition. Tears and stains, missing corner. Recipient address on reverse side.

Opening280$ Sold For1,046$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 2

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Zionist Congresses

1. The second Zionist Congress in Basel, official postcard, [1898]. Sent from Basel to Vienna. Rimer 3.
2. The 12th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad, [1921]. Illustrated by Joseph Bodko. Rimer 36-37.
3. The 13th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad, [1923]. Illustrated by Joseph Bodko. Rimer 44.
Very good condition.

Opening850$ Sold For1,353$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 3

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Eighth Congress – Signature by Hermann Struck – Herzl

1. Official postcard, the Eighth Zionist Congress in Den Haag, August 1907 (Rimer 14). On reverse side handwritten dedication by the artist Hermann Struck (in German).
2. Postcard with Herzl's portrait by Meir Gur Aryeh.
Good condition. Writing on back sides.

Opening100$ Sold For209$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 4

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Max Nordau’s Speeches at the First Zionist Congresses – Warsaw, 1900

Mowy ze Zjadów Syonistycznych w Bazylei [speeches at the Zionist Congresses in Basel], by Max Nordau. Warsaw, 1900.
Three speeches by Max Nordau at the first Zionist Congresses in Basel, 1897-1899. Polish.
47 pages, 19.5 cm. Dry and brittle paper. Tears and few stains. Handwritten notes in margins of a number of leaves.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 5

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Delegate Card – The 9th Congress in Hamburg, 1909

Delegeitenkarte [delegate card], The 9th Zionist Congress in Hamburg, December 26-30, 1909.
Delegate card for a representative from Kolomyia (Ukraine).
[2] pages, 11X17 cm. Good condition. Few stains.

Opening350$ Sold For431$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 6

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The Zionist Congress – Four Items

1-2. A postmarked envelope and a postmarked letter. Stamps of the 12th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad . September 1921.
3. An empty envelope, with a stamp. Stamps of the 13th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad. July 1923.
4. A postcard "All who believe in the redemption", first congress, basic assembly of The New Zionist Union. Vienna, 1935. On the back, the stamp of the congress and the stamp "Tel Chai in the Holy Land". A printed symbol, work of Arthur Szyk [?].
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 7

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Der Judenstaat – Herzl – Vienna, 1896

Der Judenstaat: Versuch, Einer Modernen Losung der Judenfrage, Theodor Herzl. M. Breitenstein publishing, Vienna, 1896. Second edition.
"The Jewish State: Proposal of a modern solution to the Jewish problem". The famous book by Herzl, in which he portrays the Jewish problem and the need to find a political-national solution. German.
86 pages, 23.5 cm. Good condition. Few stains, markings in pencil and ink stamps. Minor tears in margins of binding.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 8

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Herzl – Collection of a Variety of Items

A large collection of items connected to Herzl, in which his name is mentioned or his picture appears:
7 booklets about Theodor Herzl, some with photographs (Israel and Zurich); 25 plates and photographs with Herzl's portrait, family or sites connected to Herzl, on various occasions. Amongst them: a certificate for the contribution of trees to KKL, a record with a colored print of the ceremony of the Declaration of the State of Israel etc; c. 70 envelopes, stamps, labels and a number of photographs with Herzl's portrait or reference to his name, arranged in an album.
C. 100 items. Varied size and condition. In general, good condition.

Opening900$ Sold For1,107$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 9

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Photographs of Herzl’s Grave in Vienna and in Jerusalem

1. A group photograph near the graves of Theodor Herzl and his family in Vienna. Photographed by Gilgor (his stamp is on the back side of the photograph). Divided on reverse side for postcard use.
9X13 cm. Good condition.
2. Photograph of the temporary tombstone of Herzl's grave in Jerusalem, after his bones were brought to Israel, [c. 1949].
6X8.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 10

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Postcards and a Label from the Procession to Herzl’s Grave

"If you wish – this is not a myth!" – a postcard by Levanon Company publishers; a postcard with Theodor Herzl's picture, Vienna; a postcard with Theodor Herzl on the veranda in Basel, Phönix publishing, Berlin; a souvenir label, "procession to Herzl's grave 1937" with a picture of the tombstone of Herzl and his family.
4 items, varied size and condition.

Opening120$ Sold For197$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 11

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Illustrated Poster – Portrait of Dr. Theodor Herzl

Poster – Illustrated portrait of Dr. Theodor Herzl, with micrographic elements.
Text in Yiddish. The caption "Dr. Theodor Herzl" in Latin characters.
35.5x43 cm. In frame 45X37cm. Very good condition.

Opening180$ Sold For320$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 12

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Herzl – If You Wish This is not a Myth

A postcard publicized by the Teachers' Branch in Jerusalem, 1918.
On half of the postcard is a picture of Herzl, on the second half is a quote of his words, bearing the title "to the young generation!".
Fair condition. Torn and stained.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 13

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Herzl – Printed Micrograph

A picture of the founder of Zionist politics: Dr. Ze'ev Benjamin Herzl. [C. 1929].
"The work of Ms. Lountina Adler in honor of the 25th anniversary of his death and this picture contains his lofty opinions written in his renowned book The State of the Jews”.
At the bottom – a handwritten dedication.
C. 25X45 cm, in frame 38.5X58.5 cm. Good condition. Few stains and creases.

Opening180$ Sold For344$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 14

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Poster – Herzl’s Vision – State of Israel

Commemoration of Herzl's Vision: Founding of The State of Israel. "If I forget Jerusalem I will forget my right hand". May 15. 1948. [South Africa? 1948].
Portraits of Herzl, Chaim Weizmann and David Ben-Gurion.
Poster: 28x33 cm, Glued on cardboard: 38x46 cm. Very good condition. Margins of cardboard are somewhat browned.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 15

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A Copper Plate – Herzl

Herzl, a copper plate with flattening and etching works. Folk handicraft, Betzalel style.
At the center, Theodor Herzl's portrait, above the portrait are Stars of David and a crown. Under the portrait are the word Herzl, two flags and a menorah. The sides are decorated with plants and the Western Wall. On the margins of the plate is etched "From Zion the Torah will come forth and the word of G-d from Jerusalem" etc.
Diameter: 27.3 cm. Fair condition.

Opening180$ Sold For221$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 16

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Jewish Almanac Published by the JNF – Prague, 1925-1931

Judischer Almanach [Jewish almanac]. 7 consecutive booklets published by the JNF, Prague, 1925-1931.
All the booklets include a calendar, articles about The Land of Israel. Photographs of Jewish leaders and men of spirit, pictures of The Land of Israel, Judaica artifacts etc.
18 cm; 21.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing, few tears.

Opening220$ Sold For271$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 17

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JNF Romania – Three Yizkor cards

JNF Romania – Three Yizkor cards
Yizkor, three different items published by the JNF. Romania, after World War II.
Both cards have place for filling in the name of the one who is praying and his address, contains the prayer of Yizkor and the Memorial Prayer. On one of the cards: Hatikva.
Varied size, fair-poor condition.

Opening120$ Sold For148$ Including buyers premium

Auction 11 Lot Number 18א

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Chovevei Zion and Mazkeret Moshe – Important Historical Documents – The Establishment of Hadera

1. The Committee of the Mazkeret Moshe Association in Riga – a copy of a handwritten document in lithographic print, with handwritten additions. Doblen by Riga, 1886. Deals with organizational problems and with the demand to call a large meeting and to distribute this letter to all the committees. At the end of the letter, a handwritten addition by the association's secretary, Ze'ev HaCohen Kaplan. The committee dealt with collecting contributions for the establishment of the Jerusalem neighborhood Mazkeret Moshe named after Moshe Montefiore.
[3] printed pages, [1] handwritten page, 27.5 cm. Fair condition. Minor tears, folding marks and stains.
2. Protocol of the Chovevei Tzion Convention in Druzgenik [Kovno region], 1887. Twenty three of the movement's central members participated in the convention, including: Pinsker, Moshe Leib Lilinblum, Ussishkin, Rabbi Samuel Mohaliver and others. The protocol contains the names of the participants, Pinsker's resignation, the manner of collecting funds and people for purchasing land in Eretz Israel in general and in Hadera in particular, etc.
[3] pages, 35.5 cm. Folding marks, minor tears. Stains.
3-4. Handwritten letter, sent from Jaffa to the Chovevei Tzion members in Europe in 1891. "Last week, we were in Hadera, we traveled with approximately ten people… [including] Tiomkin, head of the Executive Committee. All our travels were by day and this was very beneficial for ascertaining the essence and the nature of the land… and in Hadera we tarried for about 40 hours… Hankin… showed us the way to seek the fields… and the property, there we saw and were convinced that there is no place like it for beauty and good nature amongst all the property that we have seen along the way…". The lands of Hadera were purchased in 1890 by Hankin's mediation and were settled in 1891. The letter includes descriptions of the lands surrounding Hadera, plans for paving roads, planting various trees, agricultural development etc. Attached is a handwritten draft, with corrections and erasing.
[4] pages, 28cm. Good condition. Folding marks and stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 19

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Mazkeret Batya (Ekron) – Important Documents – The Shmita Controversy

1. A letter from the settlers to Rabbi Israel Dov Frumkin, the editor of Hachavatzelet newspaper. [Not dated, apparently 1895 or 1896]. "A double request of Your Honor to reply with good advice to the question of Shmita as we have read in his newspaper … in our settlement, five families wish to keep the laws of Shmita as written in the Torah…".
2. A letter from 1899, to Rabbi Yonatan Binyamin HaLevi Horowitz, the rabbi and manager of the Committee of Officers and Administrators (Amsterdam) in Jerusalem, requesting monetary assistance.
3. A letter from 1895 from the settlers, at the bottom of the letter a letter by Rabbi Zerach Reuven Braverman, the Rabbi of Petach Tikva.
4. A letter from 1896, about the collection for building a house for Rabbi Mordechai Leib Rubin.
5. A letter from 1895 with the request for monetary assistance. "The hardships of working our Holy Land lessen the love of Torah in our midst… ".
6. A bill of the sale of a house in the Ekron settlement, with the signature and authorization of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook. Rehovot, 1905 or 1907.
The Shmita controversy in Mazkeret Batya in 1889 is well known, when the settlement founders decided to keep the commandment of Shmita as the rabbis of Jerusalem instructed them. This was in opposition to the opinion of the officers of Baron Rothchild, who demanded that the settlers continue working the land. The document before us also deals with the Shmita controversy a number of years later. Attached are a number of newspaper clippings with details of the first settlers.
[6] pages, varied size, fair condition. Tears, cutoff margins, folding marks and few stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 20

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The Archives of the Establishment of the Ruchama Settlement in the Negev – The She’erit Israel Association

A collection of letters, documents, printed pages and postcards connected to the establishment of the settlement Ruchama (Jammama) in the Negev, from the archives of Abraham Kaminer Volkovsky, one of the heads of the She’erit Israel Association and one of the settlement’s founders. 1911 until the 1940s.
Most of the archives contain original material from the time of the establishment of the settlement (second decade of the 20th century), postcards that were sent to Abraham Kaminer, list of the names of the first settlers, demands of payment, information on the development of the settlement, building structures, agriculture etc. Includes letters and postcards from " the Association for Purchase of Land" of Bialistok, the" She’erit Israel Association" in Moscow, The Neta’im Association, Arthur Rupin and other organizations and people.
The archives include a number of letters from the 1940s, regarding Kaminer family’s claim on the dismantling of the lands of Ruchama and inheritance rights and land ownership.
The settlement Ruchama was established in 1911 by the " She’erit Israel Association" of Moscow and was the first of the settlements in the Negev in the new era. In the beginning, the settlement was called Jammama after an Arab village in the vicinity.
C. 50 items, varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 21

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Rules for the Main Roads – Proclamation from the Beginning of the British Mandate

These are the rules for the main roads. A proclamation of early traffic instructions by Colonel Percy Brooke Bramley, manager of The Department for the Nation’s Security and afterwards the Police Commander. The Land of Israel, [the beginning of the 1920s].
. “Rules of the road that all wagon drivers, automobile drivers, horse riders, bicycle riders, whether manual or motor, mule drivers, camel drivers, shepherds… must watch them”.
A single leaf, 43 cm. Poor condition. Stains, creases and many tears. Restored, but with damage and missing text

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Auction 11 Lot Number 22

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Entrance Permits to Palestine, 1913-1919

Three entrance permits to Palestine, used by a Russian messenger:
1. A Russian official certificate [visa?], for Yitchak Kaminer with his picture. Issued in Russia in 1913.
2. A permit from the Russian Embassy in Alexandria, that no obstacle stands in the way of Yitzchak Kaminer’s return to Russia after completing his mission. A handwritten leaf, December 1917.
3. Permit to enter Palestine. Issued in Alexandria on January 1, 1919 for Mr. Yitzchak Kaminer, with his picture.
Varied size, fair-good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 23

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Megilat HaShabbat – Binding with Dedication for Herbert Samuel – Jerusalem, 1924

Megilat HaShabbat, public protests in Jerusalem and other holy cities and settlements. Published by the Central Committee "Mishmeret Shabbat", Jerusalem, [1924].
Letters by various public figures and rabbis objecting to the public desecration of Shabbat, in Jerusalem in particular and in Eretz Israel in general. Amongst the writers Rabbi Kook. On the binding a dedication "to His Excellency the High Commissioner to Eretz Israel… Herbert Samuel". Attached is a promotional leaf for the book.
122 pages, 15 cm. fair-good condition. Binding detached.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 24

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The History of Montefiore – Vilna, 1886

The History of Montefiore or The Cedar of Levanon, by Yisrael David Miller. Vilna, 1886. A comprehensive biography of Sir Moses Montefiore, publicized a year after his death. Yiddish.
103 pages. 20 cm. Fair condition, foxing.

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