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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 524

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Poster Issued by the Herut Movement – “The Fourth Anniversary of the Fall of David’s City”, 1952

Poster issued by the Herut movement marking the fourth anniversary of the fall of the Old City of Jerusalem in the War of Independence. Printer not indicated, [1952].
The poster shows the Tower of David enclosed by the Old City wall, which is encircled by a chain with broken links. Above the wall appears the legend: "4 years since the fall of David's City, 20 Iyar 1948. We will yet redeem you, O Jerusalem!".
Approx. 49X34 cm. Good condition. Horizontal fold mark and stains. Tears, some of them open, at the edges, restored.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

Opening150$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 558

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Jean Piaubert – “La Genèse” – Lithographs for the Book of Genesis – Paris, 1991

La Genèse, by Jean Piaubert. [Paris]: Les Bibliophiles du Palais, 1991. French.
Portfolio with seven color lithographs by Jean Piaubert, depicting scenes from the book of Genesis, from the creation of the world to Abraham our Patriarch. By the lithographs appear chapters 1-11 from the book of Genesis.
Copy no. 132 out of an edition of 200 copies.
47, [3] pp. (sheets folded in half), 37 cm. The sheets are contained in a paper cover and in the original, cloth-covered, portfolio. Very good condition. Some stains to portfolio.
Not in NLI.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 690

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Collection of Postal Orders – Palestine and Egypt – 1940s-1960s

16 postal orders. Palestine, Egypt and the United Arab Republic, 1940s-60s. Hebrew, English and Arabic.
1-12. "Palestine Postal Order", 12 Palestine postal orders in the value of 50 Mils to 1 Pound. 1945-1948.
13-15. "Egyptian Postal Order", three Egyptian postal orders in the value of 50-100 Mils. 1961-1967. With Ink-stamps: "Gaza" and "New Gaza". One order is stamped: "World Refugee Year, Palestine" (with illustration of Palestinian refugees and a map of the country).
16. "U.A.R. Postal Order", postal order in the amount of one Egyptian Pound issued by the United Arab Republic, the political union between Egypt and Syria between the years 1958-1971.
Size and condition vary. Average Size: 11X20 cm. Many ink-stamps. Filing holes and pen inscriptions. Some defects.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 730

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“Edict of Tolerance” Medal – Emperor Franz Joseph II – Austria, 1782

Medal minted to commemorate the "Edict of Tolerance" issued by Emperor Franz Joseph II, which granted rights to the Jews in Austria. Austria, 1782.
Obverse: Portrait of Emperor Franz Joseph II, the legends "Iosephvs II Rom Imp Semp Aug" and "Tolerantia Imperantis" [tolerance rules]. Signed – Reich [Johann Christian Reich]. Reverse: A rabbi, Catholic bishop and a Protestant priest praying. Surmounted by an eagle (the empire's coat of arms) with the sign "In Deo"; surrounded by a legend in Latin – "Sub Alis Suis Protegit Omnes" [we all are sheltered under his wings], and on the bottom the legend "Ecce Amici" and the year 1782.
Diameter: 44 mm. Good condition. Slight defects.
Provenance: Collection of Morton Leventhal.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 406

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“Ragle Mevasser” by Rabbi Judah Alkalai – Belgrade, 1865 – Booklet in Honor of Alliance Israélite Universelle

Ragle Mevasse, in honor of "Kol Israel Chaverim", by Judah Alkalai, Belgrade, [1865].
A short composition by Rabbi Judah Akalai, dedicated to the foundation of the Jewish organization Alliance Israélite Universelle ("Kol Israel Haverim"). Mentioned in the composition, among other things, are the plan to settle Palestine, the importance and role of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, key figures from early days of Zionism (Moses Montefiore, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalisher, Adolphe Crémieux, Elisa Hertz and others), and other subjects.
Rabbi Judah Alkalai (1798-1878), born in Sarajevo, was one of the forerunners of Zionism. He learned about the Damascus Blood Libel in 1840 and started to formulate a new plan for solving the Jewish question – immigration to Palestine, revival of the Jewish language, acquiring lands and founding public funds. Rabbi Alkalai had high hopes regarding the Alliance Israélite Universelle when it was founded in 1860 – being the first international Jewish organization in the new era, and considered it to be a first and important step towards materializing his plan. In 1874 he immigrated to Palestine with his wife Esther, and passed away four years later. Alkalai was buried in the Mount of Olives cemetery
10 leaves, 22 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains. Tears at margins. Open tears to corners and to last two leaves (not affecting text). Ink-stamps on first and last leaves. New endpapers and new cardboard binding. Missing original wrappers.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 476

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“Scenes in the East” by Henry Baker Tristram – a Dozen Color Prints after Photographs of Palestine and the Surroundings – London, 1884

Scenes in the East, by H.B. Tristram. London: the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1884. English.
A book by Henry Baker Tristram (1822-1906) about sites in Palestine and the surroundings. The book is accompanied by twelve color prints after photographs by James Graham, Francis Frith and other photographers. Among the prints: Sidon, Pool of Siloam, Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and more.
One of the prints shows Jaffa with a view to the north in the direction of the future site of Tel-Aviv. The photograph after which this print was created is one of the earliest photographs portraying this area, prior to the establishment of Tel-Aviv.
[2] leaves, 49, [1] pp, [12] plates. 17.5 cm. Gilt edges. Good-fair condition. Some stains. First three leaves are detached. Several loose leaves. Creases, folds and some tears to tissue guards. Handwritten dedication on front endpaper. Minor blemishes to spine and to corners of binding.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 660

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Non-Traditional Hagadah – Jewish Transportation Unit 405 – Egypt, 1946

Passover Hagadah. Yehida Ivrit LeHovala 405 [Jewish Transportation Unit; probably Water Tank Company 405]. [Egypt], (1946).
Non-traditional Hagadah, with illustrations. Printed for use by Jewish soldiers who served in the Transportation Unit 405 of the British Army in Egypt in World War II and after the war.
The following text appears above "Shfoch Chamatcha": "On this day, the evil of which is unparalleled ever since we were dispersed, this day of unrelenting fears and insecurity for the survivors, a day that is like a long sacrifice, on which man was sold to the Moloch. The delicate souls decay in slavery and chains…".
Water Tank Coy. R.A.S.C. 405 was established in Egypt in 1942. Following the allies' attack in El-Alamein at the end of that year, this company was moved to Libya and stayed there. In 1945 it became a General Transportation Company. During its stay in Egypt, after World War II, the soldiers assisted the Haganah's Mosad LeAliya Bet in Egypt and took part in an operation to smuggle out of Egypt dozens of youth movement members on the eve of Pesach 1946, under cover as soldiers on leave for Pesach ("Operation Pesach 1946").
[1], 9 leaves, (no back cover; in other copies as well), 21X16 cm. Good condition. Stains and some creases, mostly at margins.

Opening500$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 733

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Three Medals with Portraits of European Dignitaries – Europe, 18th and 19th Centuries / A Medal with the Tetragrammaton

Three medals with portraits of European dignitaries. Switzerland, Belgium and Germany. 18th and 19th centuries.
1. Medal with the portrait of Samuel Clarke (1675-1729), British mathematician and philosopher. Geneva, [18th century]. Obverse: portrait of Samuel Clarke. Reverse: a student climbing a mountain towards Truth. A sun is seen on top of the mountain with the Tetragrammaton in it. Surrounded by a Latin legend: "Quo Veritas Vocat" [when truth calls]. Signed: "J. Dassier. F.".
Diameter: 42 mm.
2. Medal struck in memory of Louis Jacobs (1803-1847), Belgian attorney, judge and Congress Member. [Belgium, 19th century]. Obverse: Louis Jacobs' portrait. Signed: Hart Fecit. [Laurant Hart]. Reverse: Dedication in French: "For his contribution to business, the arts, public education and industry", surrounded by a legend: "Congrès national, commission mixte de navigation, consiel communal d'anvers" [one of the Belgian congress committees in which Jacobs was active.].
Diameter: 53 mm.
3. Medal commemorating a folk festival, [Munich, 1892]. Obverse: portrait of Prof. Nussbaum [probably Johann Nepomuk von Nussbaum (1829-1890), a German physician from Munich]. A legend in German surrounds the portrait - "Volksfest der Vereinigten Münchener Radfahrer zu gunsten des Nussbaum Denkmals" [folk festival… a memorial for Nussbaum".
Diameter: 33 mm. Suspension loop.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 615

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Consecration Service – Shearith Israel Synagogue – New York, 1897

Consecration Service, Synagogue of the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation Shearith Israel, in the City of New York, Central Park West and Seventieth Street, Iyar 18, 5657-May 19, 1897. New York: [ca. 1897], Hebrew and English on facing pages.
An image of the new synagogue appears on the first page, and various officials in charge of the synagogue's management are listed on the tuitle page. They include Rabbi Dr. H. Pereira Mendes and Cantor Abraham H. Nieto. The Order of Service, Lighting of the Perpetual Lamp, and Circuits appear on the following pages.
Congregation Shearith Israel is the oldest Jewish community in the United States. It was founded in 1654 by several Jews who had been expelled from Spain and Portugal and arrived in New York. Until the building on West 70th Street was constructed – where the synagogue remains to this day - the community moved between five different places (which are listed on the front cover of the booklet).
15 pp., 28.5X 22 cm. Good-fair condition. All the leaves have been restored at their margins with acid-free paper and are bound in booklet form.

Opening300$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 632

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Le Sifflet, a Volume of Issues from the First Year – Paris, 1899 – the Dreyfus Affair

The weekly journal Le Sifflet [The Whistle], edited by Achille Steens. Paris: P.V. Stock, 1899. Volume of issues from the first year (February 17, 1898–January 21, 1899). French.
The satirical weekly Le Sifflet, which was published in France from 1898 to 1899, used caricature as a means of social critique. The first issue, from February 17, 1898, deals with the Dreyfus Affair; its cover page depicts Ferdinand Esterhazy, the man who was eventually discovered to be the real spy. Many other issues deal with the Dreyfus Affair, which shocked French society at the time.
The volume is 39 cm. Fair condition. Creases, tears, and open tears. Detached leaves. Damaged binding. The binding is detached from the body of the book, and the two parts of the binding are detached from one another.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 671

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Haggadah de Tsahal – Hebrew-French Haggadah with Photographs of Combat Soldiers – Israel, 2002

Passover haggadah / Haggadah de Tsahal. Israel: A.B.S.I. Keren Or, 2002. French and Hebrew.
A beautiful Hebrew-French haggadah with photographs of Jewish soldiers – Hashomer, the Palmah, the Jewish Brigade, and IDF combat soldiers in various wars and options and assisting immigration, from the eve of the War of Independence to the 2000s. Introductory remarks (in French) by former presidents Moshe Katsav and Bill Clinton, former defense minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, and Gil Taieb, president of the Keren Or non-profit association that published the haggadah, appear at the beginning, with their (printed) signatures.
The haggadah was printed in 500 copies on high-quality paper. This copy, which is not numbered, contains a handwritten inscription to "Rena and Abraham Landstein, with gratitude! Pepi and Oded." The illustrator Pepi Marzel, who was among the designers of the haggadah, is evidently the one who wrote the inscription.
[80] pp., 34 cm. Good condition. The spine is slightly loose.
Not in NLI or OCLC.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 808

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Souvenir Plate Marking the Establishment of the State of Israel – Map of Israel with a Portrait of Herzl – United States

Ceramic souvenir plate, decorated with a map of the Land of Israel and a portrait of Herzl, created to mark the establishment of the State of Israel. United States, [ca. 1950].
A map of the Land of Israel according to the 1948 borders is depicted at the center of the plate. The emblem of the State of Israel appears in the middle. A portrait of Herzl appears on the left, against the background of the sea. At the edge of the plate is the sentence "If you will it, it is no dream". The flag of Israel, six-pointed stars, and the caption "In commemoration of the Jewish State, Israel 1948" appear around the plate's outer edge. The outer rim is decorated with a gold stripe.
Verses from the Bible in which the land is promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob appear (in English) on the reverse of the plate, and beneath them the caption "Designed by Reverend Judah L. Wise, Reproduced by Excelsior."
Diameter: 26 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 590

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Exodus – A Novel in Serial Form – Twelve Booklets in Yiddish

Exodus by Leon Uris. Booklets 22–26, 28, 29–30 (double issue), 31–35. Tel Aviv, A. Armoni, [1960?]. Yiddish.
The novel Exodus, which was published in English in 1958, was translated into Yiddish in the 1960s by David Karpinovitz and Melech Karpinovitz. These booklets were published weekly and sold at kiosks for 25 agorot apiece. Booklet 31–34 contain an advertisement for the first showing of the film "Exodus" at Heichal Hatarbut in Tel Aviv.
12 issues, approx. 18 cm. Condition varies. Overall fair-good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 613

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Collection of Letters by the Psychoanalyst Theodor Reik – United States, 1959–1960

12 letters, most of them handwritten, by the psychoanalyst Theodor Reik. Addressed to the translator of his books, William Wolf. New York, 1959–1960. English and German.
In the letters, Reik writes about matters having to do with the translation of his books into English and their publication.
Theodor Reik (1888-1969) was an Austrian-Jewish psychoanalyst, one of the first students of Sigmund Freud. Since he was Jewish, Reik was forced to flee the threat of Nazism in Austria. He arrived first in The Netherlands and then in the United States, where he established an important institute for the study of psychoanalysis. He wrote many books, some of which were printed with an introduction by Freud (as is mentioned in one of the letters in this collection).
21.5X28 cm. Good condition. Fold marks. Minor stains.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 658

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Non-traditional Haggadah – General Transport Coy. R.A.S.C. 179, – Italy, 1946

Passover haggadah, General Transport Coy. R.A.S.C. 179, Caserta-Capua (Italy), Passover 1946.
Non-traditional haggadah with impressive illustrations. Excerpts from the traditional text appear alongside passages for reading and songs. The opening text reads: "This haggadah is offered to the members of our unit and the guests who recline with us, in hope that this Seder – our third on Italian soil – is our last one in a foreign land. Our hope – to return quickly to our homeland and build it as a home for ourselves and the masses of our scattered ones who yearn for it". It ends with "Hatikva."
This haggadah was printed for Palestine Transportation Unit 650, which was stationed in Capua in the Province of Caserta, Italy. Shortly before Passover 1946, Unit 179 was transferred from Treviso (in northern Italy) to Caserta as punishment for its involvement in clandestine immigration activities. The haggadahs that were printed for Unit 650 were adapted for Unit 179 with a sticker made from a strip of paper containing the unit’s identifying information.
31 pages, 14X18 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases. A note written in pen on the front cover.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 496

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The First Decade Exhibition – Album of Photographs by Werner Braun – Jerusalem, 1958 – Dedication from the Exhibition Director

Album with 16 photographs by Werner Braun documenting the First Decade exhibition which was held in Binyane HaUma in Jerusalem, 1958.
The First Decade exhibition was held in Binyane HaUma in Jerusalem in May-August 1958, as part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the State of Israel. This exhibition was considered one of the most important events of the year and was visited by about 600,000 people. However, it aroused much criticism, both for its organization and for its content (some claimed it was a propaganda exhibition, resembling exhibitions organized by the Soviet authorities).
The album contains sixteen photographs by Werner Braun, most are titled by hand on the album's leaves, among them: • Panoramic photographs of Binyane HaUma and the exhibition grounds (composed of three photographs). • Photograph of the opening ceremony with the participation of David Ben Gurion, Teddy Kollek and other dignitaries. • Photographs of different stands in the exhibition: Aliyah, health services, education and culture and more. • Panoramic photograph of a performance of the London Festival Ballet. • And more.
The album opens with a dedication signed by the exhibition director Yitzchak Roll "to Yitzchak Levi, a souvenir from great days of work in the First Decade exhibition, Jerusalem 5.6.58-21.8.58" [the recipient may have been Yitzchak Levi (1907-1994), commander in the Haganah and IDF and director of the government Publicity Center].
16 photographs, size varies. Average size: 13X17 cm. Album: 23X31 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Some photographs are detached. The logo of the exhibition appears on the album's binding. Stains and worming to binding.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 533

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Two Bookends made by Pal-Bell – “Od Evnech veNivnet” – Ze’ev Raban – Early 1950s

Pair of bookends, made by Pal-Bell (presumably designed by Ze'ev Raban). Israel, [ca. 1950s].
Marked: "Made in Israel, Pal-Bell Co. Ltd."
Relief of a pioneer shattering stones, with Jerusalem in the background of, and the legend "Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built" (Hebrew).
Height: 12 cm. Good condition. Some defects.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 800

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Large Collection of Pins and Badges – Arab Countries

Large collection of pins and badges – Arab countries. Most of the pins are military pins or pins of various educational institutes.
The collection includes: • Badges of various Arab armies, among them the Arab Legion, Egyptian army, Lebanese army, Iraqi army and more. • Pins with the Druze Star emblem. • Pins of Arab educational institutes in Jerusalem and in Hebron. • Pendant with the legend "UAR pavilion / New York World's Fair" ( made for the pavilion of the United Arab Republic in the New York World fair in the years 1945-6). • Two cloth badges. • More.
Total of 80 items. Size and condition vary. Some of the pins appear in multiple copies.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 430

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“Bloody Riots in Palestine” – Booklet Published by Antifa – Brussels, 1936 / “The Tasks of the League for the Rights of Man” –Tel-Aviv, 1938

1. Les Troubles Sanglants en Palestine 1936 [The Bloody Riots in Palestine 1936]. Brussels: Antifa Palestine, 1936. French.
This booklet deals with the functioning of the Mandate Government during the 1936 riots, Arab nationalism, involvement of the Communist Party in the riots, immigration of Jews to Palestine, and more.
103 pp., 21cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Detached cover, with stains. Tears at edge of cover.
2. The Tasks of the League for the Rights of Man. Tel-Aviv: League for the Rights of Man, 1938. Hebrew and English. A bi-lingual booklet, English and Hebrew, about Human rights in Palestine. It includes the regulations of the League, letters from Y. L. Magnes and Arnold Zweig, and essays about emergency regulations and treatment of prisoners.
11, 13 pp., 23 cm. Good condition. Foxing, mostly on back cover (English title page).

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 490

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Jugend-Alijah – Portfolio of Youth Aliyah Photographs – Photographs by Walter Zadek, Lu Landauer, and Others – Berlin, 1937

Jugend-Alijah [Youth Aliyah], a portfolio containing reproductions of photographs and a chart of Youth Aliyah’s activities in 1937. Berlin: Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kinder-und Jugend-Alijah, [1937]. German.
The portfolio contains 12 plates with reproductions of photographs by Walter Tzedek, Lu Landauer, Herbert Sonnenfeld, and G. Sochaczewski. The photographs depict youth in the Jugend-Alijah school in Berlin before their immigration to Palestine and youth in Tel Aviv, Ein Harod, and other places after immigrating to Palestine via Youth Aliyah, showing young people at work in the fields, tending flocks, and during leisure time, learning trades, and studying religious texts. An additional photograph depicts the Youth Aliyah buildings in Ein Harod. One plate contains photographs of Recha Freier and Henrietta Szold.
The photographs are accompanied by a folded leaf enumerating Youth Aliyah’s activities and accomplishments, with some text on one side and an illustration and a chart on the other. Among the statistics given are: The number of young people brought to Palestine, the number of young people who completed their professional training, and the number of residential communities in Palestine that absorbed the them.
A photograph by Walter Zadek, depicting a teenage girl from Kibbutz Ein Harod playing the accordion, is printed on the cover of the portfolio.
The purpose of the organization's official German name, Jüdische Jugendhilfe [Jewish Youth Aid], was to disguise the organization’s Zionist purpose. Established by Recha Freier in 1933, the organization worked to unify the Jewish youth movements, provide professional training to their members, and obtain permits for immigration to Palestine. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, the recipients of these permits were chosen with extreme care, and even given medical and physical examinations, due to the difficulty in obtaining immigration permits and absorbing additional immigrants in Palestine.
[12] plates, 15X23 cm + 21X29 cm leaf. Good condition. A small number of stains. Many stains and small tears on the cover. The cover is reinforced and restored with tape.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 666

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Three Non-traditional Haggadot – The Department of Pioneer Affairs / Ein Harod / Ihud HaKvutzot VeHaKibbutzim (Union of the Kvutzot and the Kibbutzim) – 1944-1953

Three non-traditional haggadot. Palestine, 1944-1953.
1. A collection for the Passover seder. [Tel Aviv]: Center for Culture of the Pioneer Affairs Department of the General Organization of Hebrew Workers in Israel, [1944]. The drawing on the front cover is signed "R. Blass."
16 pp., 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Minor tears at the edges. Tears and open tears at the edges of the cover. Back cover is detached. The spine is torn.
2. Passover haggadah. Ein Harod: HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 1950. With illustrations. The last page notes: "The paintings in the haggadah are from the Passover murals in the dining room of Ein Harod – created by the painter Haim Atar."
32 pp. 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Worming on cover. Minor tears on the spine.
3. Passover haggadah. Tel Aviv: Union of the Kvutzot and the Kibbutzim, 1953. Printed on the back cover: "This haggadah was written and illustrated by David Aleph, Ayelet-HaShahar." Bound with a string.
[16] pp., 17.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Notes in pen on the inside front cover. The string is slightly frayed.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 623

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” Unzer hilfe” – Periodical Issued by the Jewish Committee for Aid and Reconstruction EKOPO – Vilnius, 1921-1924

Unzer hilfe [our assistance], a periodical issued by the Jewish Aid organization EKOPO. Fifteen booklets bound together. Vilnius, 1921-1924. Yiddish.
EKOPO ("The Jewish Committee for Aid and Reconstruction"; ЕКОПО in Russian), was founded in 1914 as an umbrella-organization for the Jewish aid associations in the Russian Empire. After the foundation of the Soviet Union the operations of this organization slowed down and almost all of the Russian branches were closed when the war ended. The organization continued to operate after the war In independent Poland and assisted Jewish refugees throughout the 1920s.
Offered here is a bound volume compiling all of the organization's periodicals published in Vilnius between the years 1920-1924. The issues were printed in fifteen booklets (in some are more than one issue, total of 48 issues), and they include information about education, health, immigration and more, charts and tables (some folded) and a number of illustrations. In addition, bound at the beginning of the volume are four financial reports of the organization (from the years 1919-1920), and a brochure printed following a convention of the organization in September 1919.
On the front endpaper appears a handwritten dedication (Yiddish), for : "the general secretary of the management, M. Shneorson" from the "Association of the Orphans' Center", in memory of their visit to EKOPO building in Vilnius, on 23.12.1924. Below the introduction appear the ink-stamp of EKOPO Vilnius appears, an ownership inscription ("from the books of Aharon Menachem Mendel Shneorson") and an additional signature.
Varying number of pages, approx. 20.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains, creases and tears at margins. A number of leaves at the end of the book are detached. Binding is detached from body of book, with blemishes and wear.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 652

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Large Collection of Letters to Palestine – She’erit Hapletah – 1946-1947

Approximately 65 letters sent to Shemaryahu Remen, a post office clerk in Palestine, by his family members who survived the holocaust. Berlin, Munich, Siauliai (Lithuania), Lodz and other places in Europe, mid-late 1940s (mostly from 1946-1947). Yiddish, some Hebrew and German.
Most letters are long, and contain an interesting documentation of Jewish life in Displaced Persons Camps after the holocaust. Described in the letters, among other things, are the liberation by the Red Army soldiers, confiscation of property and parcels by Polish officials on the way to the Displaced Persons Camps, corruption and bribery among the managers, attempts to transfer letters by Jewish Brigade soldiers, insisting on assistance to get "certificates" for immigration to Palestine, and other topics.
Most letters are contained in the original envelopes. Two letters from earlier years and three letters are to other addressees (probably acquaintances and other family members). A few letters are written on postcards.
Enclosed: work agreement (printed and filled-in by hand) from 1936, between the Mandate government and Shemaryahu Remen as a post office clerk; nine letters sent to Shemaryahu Remen by the Mandatory postal authorities in Palestine (letters of appointment, change of position and other subjects); about 30 photographs of the Remen family members, from mid-1940s to the early 1950s (some earlier photographs).
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 541

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Two Etchings by Hermann Struck – Self Portrait / Bar Mitzvah

Two etchings by Hermann Struck (1876-1944):
1. Self portrait. Signed and numbered in pencil 40/100.
Etching is approx. 19X8 cm. Good condition. Stains.
2. "Blessed Be He Who in His Holiness, gave the Torah to His people, Israel" (Hebrew), 1911. Signed and dated in the plate, signed in pencil.
Etching is approx. 24.5X31 cm. Fair condition. Tears, some restored with paper strips, one long tear widthwise (affecting etching).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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