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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 677

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Banknote – Ten Palestine Pounds – Anglo-Palestine Bank

Ten Palestine Pounds banknote, Anglo-Palestine Bank. Israel, [1948-1951].
Pick #16a.
Graded PMG 53 NET, About Uncirculated.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

Opening1,000$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 460

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A History of the Old and New Testament – Amsterdam, 1700 – Engravings and Maps

Histoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament, enrichie de plus de quatre cens figures en taille-douce [History of the Old and New Testament, with more than four hundred illustrations], by Martin David. Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1700. Two parts in one volume.
A History of the Old and New Testament, with 214 engraved plates (on most of them appear two separate images that depict Biblical scenes), five maps (a map of the world and maps of Palestine and its environs – double plates), and two title-page engravings.
The text and the foreword at the beginning of the book were written by David Martin, a French Protestant theologian. Since the book was published by the Dutch cartographer and engraver Pieter Mortier (1661-1711), it is often referred to as "Mortier's Bible."
[20], 282, [8]; [20], 154, 20 pp. + plates, approx. 41 cm. Leather binding. Good condition. Large dampstain on the first leaves of the book and a few stains on the subsequent leaves. A small number of tears. Minor worming. Some pages and plates are bound upside down. The binding is reinforced with paper strips on the inside (along the seam between covers and endpapers). Restored tears in the endpapers. Damaged binding, with restoration.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 657

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Non-traditional Haggadah – Jewish Transportation Unit 468 – Italy, 1945

Passover haggadah. Jewish Transportation Unit 468, Royal Services Corps. Italy, 1945.
Non-traditional haggadah, mimeographed, with illustrations. Printed for the Jewish soldiers serving in Transportation Unit 468 of the British Army in Italy during World War II.
Contains traditional passages, including a special title page: "Masechet Yameinu" (Contemporary Matters), a text written as a play with characters, a chorus, songs and reading passages referring, dramatically and at length, to the Holocaust, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and immigration to Palestine.
[29] leaves (errors in pagination; without back cover, in other copies as well), 20.5X16 cm. Good condition. Stains. Small tears, some repaired with acid-free tape. Resewn with thread. A sticker bearing an image of JNF’s first stamp, containing the word "Zion" at the center of a Star of David, is affixed to the front cover.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

Opening800$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 646

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“All These Atrocities” – Poster Published by the Journal Patrie – Pictures from Concentration Camps – Paris, 1945

"De toutes ces atrocités… nous ne devons pas oublier cela" [all those atrocities…we must not forget]. A poster published by Patrie, Journal des Combattants Français. Printed by Georges Dangon, Paris, [ca. 1945]. French and German.
A poster published by the journal Patrie (journal of French fighters) portraying the atrocities of liberated concentration camps in Germany. A caption in French and German in the center of the poster calls not to forget the Nazi crimes. Illustrations of barbed wire fences with names of concentration camps appearing on signs and very disturbing photographs, of bodies and prisoners released from Dachau and Bergen-Belsen. On the bottom of the poster appears a text in French about the camps (dated May 1945).
45.5X62 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Tiny hole to top corner. Small tears at margins. Poster is mounted on paper and linen-backed for display and preservation.

Opening600$ Unsold

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 616

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Collection of Royal Edicts and Trade Franchises – Stockholm, 1745–1821 – The Swedish Colony on the Island of Saint Barthélemy and the Establishment of Trade with the American Continent

Six edicts and trade franchises issued by the kings of Sweden. Stockholm, 1745–1821. Swedish, German, and French.
The royal edicts deal with managing the justice system, the police, and trade in the Swedish colony on the island of St. Barthélemy in the Caribbean Sea, while the franchises deal with establishing trade and a maritime route to the American continent and the states of the Caribbean Islands, the sale of imported products such as tobacco and wine, and trade permits that were given to the West India Company and to private merchants.
A complete list will be sent upon request.
Approx. 21 cm. Number of pages and condition vary. Overall good condition. Notes and signatures at the edges of the first and last leaves of some of them. Wax seal on the last page of one of them.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 630

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Anti-Semitic Poems and Sayings – Itzig Veitel Stern – Amsterdam, 1834

Gedichten, parabelen en sjnoekes, of poëtische paarlensnoer voor de kale, Itzig Veitel Stern. Translated from "Jewish German" by W. S. Amsterdam: H. Moolenijzer, 1834. Dutch and a little Yiddish.
Collection of poems and sayings by Johann Friedrich Siegmund Holzschuher, a German Christian who used the nom de plume Itzig Veiter Stern for some of the anti-Semitic works that he wrote. The book, which presents invented and Jewish folklore for the purpose of mockery, is written in bad Dutch, which is supposed to be an imitation of the way Jews speak Yiddish, and is accompanied by Yiddish titles. The book is also apparently intended for readers from the Dutch Jewish community, which scorned the Ostjuden (Jews from the east), who immigrated to The Netherlands and did not assimilate into their new environment. The book includes four plates of anti-Semitic illustrations.
VI, [2], 153 pp. + [4] plates, 20 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Minor tears at the edges of the leaves. A long tear at the edges of one of the plates (with no damage to the illustration). Leatherbound, with scuff marks and blemishes (mainly on the spine).

Opening500$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 501

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Collection of Undivided Postcards – Holidays and Customs

25 undivided postcards. Published by P. G. i. F. [Paul Grodel], J. Hofmann/Z. Moch and other publishers. Frankfurt/Paris, Krakow and elsewhere. [Early 20th century].
On most of the postcards appear reproductions of paintings by various artists, including Moritz Oppenheim, Hermann Junker and Hugo Elkan, depicting views from Jewish life: a Jewish wedding, "Pidyon Haben", Havdalah, lighting Hanukkah candles, Kaparot ceremony, Yom Kippur, Tisha BeAv and more. Alongside these postcards appear two postcards with humorous illustrations portraying a Jewish wedding.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases, stains and minor blemishes. Three postcards were used.

Opening500$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 617

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Eight Royal Edicts and Authorizations – France, 18th Century – The French Colonies Abroad, Trade with the Continent of America, and Other Subjects

Eight edicts and authorizations from the king of France. Paris and Greece (some may be from other locations), second half of the 18th century. French.
These include: An edict from 1767 regarding exports of fish from France to America; an edict from 1793 regarding important and export of goods from the French colonies via American sailing vessels; an edict from 1791 commanding that three civilian commissars be sent to the colony of Santo Domingo, and two civilian commissars to the colonies of Cayenne and French Guiana; two edicts dealing with goods from the districts of Lorraine, Brittany, and Franche-Comté; and more.
Two of the edicts do not appear in OCLC. A detailed list is available upon request.
Size and condition vary. Average size: approx. 25.5 cm. Stains, creases, small holes and minor tears (most of them at the edges and along the spine). Handwritten notes in the margins of some of them. One edict has large open tears in the lower left-hand area, repaired with paper (with no damage to the text).

Opening500$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 518

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“Zel Korati” – Poster Designed By Otte Wallish

Advertising poster – "Zel Korati" company – "The first Palestine saving and building corporation ltd." Linol: Gilboa. Hotza'at Eretz-Israel Ltd. press, Tel Aviv, [second half of the 1930s]. Design: Otte Wallish. Signed in the plate: "MW" [atelier Machner-Wallish], "Wallish". Hebrew and some English.
Photographs of buildings in various cities in Palestine (by Yitzhak Kalter), surmounted by the Hebrew inscription "We have distributed 60,000 Palestinian pounds as building loans… 200 families have acquired homes".
On the bottom right corner appears the logo of the company, in red and white.
92.5X62.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and folding marks. Some minor tears. The entire poster is mounted on thin acid-free paper.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 784

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Large Collection of Pins – Cities and Settlements in Israel

Collection of approx. 260 pins from most of the cities, settlements and sites in Israel. Most of the pins are from the second half of the 20th century. A number of pins are earlier.
The collection includes, among others, pins of Tel-Aviv, Ramat-Gan, Bnei-Brak, Dimona, Ein Yahav, Hanita, Maon Region, Kafar Kama, Rahat, Mazkeret Batia, Ramat Rachel, Sderot, Nazareth, Neot Kedumim, Ovdat, Safed, Faran, Yarka, Yamit, and more. Some of the pins in this collection were given as Bar-Mitzva or Bat-Mitzva gifts or given to workers in the municipality, and some of the pins were created to commemorate the jubilee of a settlement or following the declaration of a settlements as a city.
The collection also includes a number of pins for summer camps or for children's and youth educational enterprises: summer camp "Peal U-Smach", Neve Nofesh, Migdal Or and more.
A number of pins were created prior to the establishment of the state of Israel, among them: "Tel-Aviv, 1909-1925", "Afula, city of Yizrael, 1925" and "Local Council Petach Tikva".
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

Opening500$ 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.

Opening400$ Unsold

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.

Opening400$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 802

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Four Sports Medals – Betar China, 1935-1937

Four metal medals awarded in Betar sports competitions. [Presumably in China, 1935-1937].
Engraved on three medals, in Cyrillic letters, is the legend "Бетар" [Betar], the type of sport of this competition or the competing teams, a Hebrew letter and the year in which this competition took place: "Volleyball, "B", 1936"; "'A' Triatlon, 1937"; "'C against B, 1937". Engraved on the fourth medal: " Б.Т., VIII 1935 XII, K. III C., COP"ב.
Mentioned in the "Betar Book" about the history of the organization (published by "the committee for publishing Betar Book", Jerusalem-Tel-Aviv, 1969) is the fact that the "activity of both commissions [in China] was mainly a comprehensive and excellent activity in all the fields of sports, in closed halls and special fields, as well as in all of the camping and scouting fields – outdoors" (vol. 2, p.837). Members of the organization in China emphasized in particular sports exercises and physical fitness in order to be able to defend themselves against anti-Semitic assaults on the part of Russian immigrants who were members in organizations of anti-Semitic nature and even to counter-attack.
Approx. 3.5X2 – 4 X 2.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Scratches.

Opening400$ Unsold

Auction Online 18 Lot Number 411

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Postcard of the Tenth Zionist Congress – Signed by David Wolffsohn, Max Nordau, and Others

Official postcard of the Tenth Zionist Congress in Vienna, August 9-15, 1911.
The postcard is signed on the front by David Wolfssohn and on the back by Max Nordau, Alexander Marmorek, Yitzchak Yaacov Reines, Max Bodenheimer, Norman Bentwich, and Rabbi Jacob Boccara.
A portrait of Theodor Herzl is printed on the postcard, with a quote in German from a speech that he gave at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.
14X9 cm. Good condition. Minor stains.

Opening400$ Unsold

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.

Opening300$ Unsold

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.

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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 614

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Constitution of the Universal Israelitish Alliance – New York, 1864

Constitution of the Universal Israelitish Alliance / Statuten der Alliance Israélite Universelle. New York: David’s Job Printing Office, 1864. English and German.
The first part of the booklet lists the goals and purpose of the Universal Israelitish Alliance and contains an "Appeal to All Israelites" (Paris, 1860). The second part of the booklet contains the organization’s rules, regulations, and management hierarchy.
8 pp., 22 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Small tears at the edges. Loose leaves. Tears, some of them open, at the edges of the cover. The back cover is detached. Copy from the Leeser Library (stamps on the front cover).
Singerman 1814.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 485

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Album of Photographs from Palestine – 1920s – Photographs of Pioneers, Workers and Kindergartens

Approx. 60 photographs arranged in an album, prepared as a souvenir for Malka Teblinsky, a kindergarten teacher from Bialystok who immigrated to Palestine in the 1920s. Tel-Aviv, Tel-Hai, Acre and other locations in Palestine and Europe, ca. 1920s.
The album includes numerous photographs of Teblinsky with kindergarten children (during Hanukkah, during a visit to a dairy in Tel-Aviv, working in a garden and more); numerous photographs of workers and pioneers (preparing cement blocks, paving roads, building barracks and buildings, and more); and photographs of views in Palestine (group visit to the Roaring Lion memorial in Tel-Hai, bicycle ride in the fields, photographs from the beach, and more). The album also includes about twenty photographs from the period prior to her immigration to Palestine, documenting her life and work as a kindergarten teacher in Europe.
On the first page appears a handwritten dedication (in Yiddish, partially deleted) to Teblinsky from her cousin, Hannah.
Most photographs are divided on the back for use as a postcard. Four photographs are stamped by the photographers: "Z. Brill"; "Zalmania D. Pozen"; and A. Tikotskj". A number of photographs are titled and dated by hand (on the margins and on the back) or in the plate (in Hebrew).
Size and condition vary. Average size: approx. 14X9 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Stains and blemished (mostly slight). A number of photographs are mounted on album's leaves or attached with adhesive tape. One photograph is missing a corner.
Album size: approx. 35.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, creases and small tears (at margins and at the openings for insertion of photographs, some restored with adhesive tape). Some worming. Decorated binding, rubbed, with tears and defects.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 748

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Five Pins – Betar / Enlistment Companies of Betar

Five pins and badges of Betar (Brit Yosef Trumpeldor) youth movement and enlistment companies of Betar.
• Brit Yosef Trumpeldor", first symbol of Betar movement in Palestine – halved shield with a sickle. • Pin with an identical symbol and the legend "Betar /1927-1937", apparently commemorating ten years to the founding of Betar in Palestine. • Two different pins of the Enlistment Companies of Betar, with the legend "Charsheni Kirtzoncha". • Cap badge of Betar, with a Menorah and a Star of David on the background of a flower.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 434

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Collection of Items – Maccabi Movement and the Maccabiah Games

11 photographs, certificates and other items – Maccabi and the Maccabiah Games in Palestine. Magdiel, Tel-Aviv and Rehovot, late 1920s through ca. late 1950s.
• Three membership cards of a trainee in the Magdiel chapter of the Maccabi movement: "trainee membership card" from 1929, "trainee membership card" from 1931 and "Maccabi member booklet" from 1934.
• Participant card in the first Maccabiah Games, 1932.
• Five photographs of the Maccabiah Games (three are divided on the back for use as a postcard, and two are titled in the plate: "Maccabiah II 1935").
• Four stamps issued for the third Maccabiah Games. The emblem of the Maccabi movement and the legend "Maccabiade, 1950" are printed on the stamps.
• Invitation card on behalf of "Agudat Maccabi 'Yehuda' – Rehovot" for the opening of the Maccabiah Games in Rehovot.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains, folding marks and small tears.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 631

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Psst…! – Anti-semitic Newspaper against Alfred Dreyfus – Paris, 1898-1899 – All Issues

Psst…! By [Jean-Louis] Forain, Caran d’Ache [Emmanuel Poire]. Paris: E. Plon, February 1898 –September 1899. Volume of issues of the first and second year; all 85 issues consecutively (no additional issues were printed). French.
A French satirical anti-Dreyfus weekly that was published during the trial of Alfred Dreyfus. Hundreds of venomous illustrations by Forain and Caran d’Ache, considered among the worst anti-Semitic publications connected to the Dreyfus Affair.
85 issues. [4] pp. per issue. Volume: 39 cm. Good condition. Slight stains, folds, and creases. A few tears at the edges. Cardboard binding with a leather spine. Wear on the spine and at the edges of the binding.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 665

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Three Non-traditional Haggadot – Kibbutz Sdot Yam, 1942-1949

Three non-traditional haggadot that were used for Passover seders on Kibbutz Sdot Yam during the 1940s.
The haggadot contain excerpts from the traditional haggadah alongside quotations from poems, prose, and texts for reading aloud.
1. Passover haggadah. Sdot Yam Caesarea, [1942?].
[18] leaves., 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Edits and corrections in the body of the text. Minor tears and open tears at the edges. Tears, damage, and stains on the cover. Traces of notes written in pen on the cover.
2. Passover haggadah, Sdot Yam Caesarea. Tel Aviv: HaMetargem, (1946).
20 pp., 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains. Minor tears at the edges of some of the pages. Stains and tears on the cover. Open tear on the back cover. Two notes written in pen on the cover.
3. Passover haggadah, Sdot Yam-Caesarea, (1949).
[13] pp., 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains on the haggadah's pages and the cover. Tears and open tears on the cover, some repaired with tape.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 668

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Independence Haggadah – Aharon Megged – 1952

Independence Haggadah, composed and edited by Aharon Megged. Published by General Staff / Human Resources - Information branch, 1952.
This Haggadah, telling the story of the War of Independence and the establishment of the State of Israel, was written by author Aharon Megged while on reserve-duty service at the chief education and culture officer headquarters, on the initiative of then-Minister of Education Ben-Zion Dinur. Ten thousand copies were printed, intended for soldiers to read on the eve of Independence Day. According to existing sources, the religious units and the military rabbinate objected, and the Haggadahs were destroyed. The Haggadah is accompanied by numerous photographs from the Independence War and the first years of the State of Israel.
[20] leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Many tains. Ownership inscription on inner side of front cover. Some folds at corners of leaves. Some tears to margins of cover.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 597

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Max Nordau – Autograph Letter – Paris, 1892

Autograph letter hand-signed by Max Nordau. Paris, February 21, 1892. French.
Apparently this letter was sent to a journalist or to an editor of a periodical, following a request to publish an essay about Nordau's book "Gefühls-komödie" ["Comedy of sentiment", 1891]. In this letter Nordau suggests to the recipient to read through another book which he wrote - "Die Krankheit des Hahrhunderts" [Malady of the century", 1887], and promises to send his photograph for publication with the essay, as long as it is returned to him, since he has no other photograph. At the end of the letter Nordau mentions two translations published without his permission, one in the Swedish paper "Dagens Nyheter" and the other in a Russian weekly "Nedela", as well as an additional French translation about to be published in a number of weeks.
Signed: Dr. M. Nordau. On the top margins of the first page appears an ink-stamp "34, Avenue de Villiers, 34".
[3] written pages (one leaf, torn in half at the fold line, with no loss), 17.5 cm. Good condition. Tears at margins.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 422

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Collection of Receipts and Payment Orders – The Sejera Farm, 1900-1913

Thirteen printed receipts and payment orders of the Sejera farm, with information filled in in handwriting, stamps and signatures. 1900-1913. French.
Most of the receipts are printed on official papers of Sejera, and some of the receipts are from companies that supplied products to the farm. Some are signed by Eliahu Krause, who served as director of the farm on behalf of the Jewish Colonization Association until 1913, and later became the director of the Mikveh Israel Agricultural School. One receipt appears to be signed by the writer Shmuel Pevzner, who was a delegate to the First Zionist Congress (1897), a founder of the Technion, and a founder of the Hadar HaCarmel neighborhood in Haifa. The receipts are mainly for payments, purchases, repairs, and day-to-day expenses: household furnishings, a medicine cabinet, trees, and the like.
The JCA established the farm at Sejera in 1899 as a center for agricultural training. Work on the farm began in 1900, and the agricultural colony of Ilaniya was established on the land of the farm in 1902. David Ben-Gurion was among the farmers in the colony. Among the successes of the Sejera farm’s agricultural project in its early years were the transfer of guard duty for the farm to Jewish hands by the Bar Giora organization, the founding of the HaHoresh Association in order to organize all the workers of the Galilee in the agricultural colonies and the national farms; and the founding of the first farming collective.
13 items. Size and condition vary. Two items are stamped.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Der Jude – Part 1 – Engravings – Leipzig, 1781

Der Jude, oder, Altes und neues Judenthum [The Jew: Or, Old and New Judaism], by Gottfried Selig. Leipzig: Publisher not indicated, 1781. Volume 1. German.
Work by Gottfried Selig (1722–after 1792), a convert from Judaism, about the customs and lives of Jews in Germany in the 18th century. The book – which deals, among other things, with customs and laws of marriage, marital relations, circumcision, and burial – contains two engravings. The first depicts a Jewish wedding held outdoors, and the second depicts a circumcision ceremony.
After converting to Christianity, Selig taught Judaism and rabbinic literature in Leipzig, and between 1768 and 1772 he published a nine-part series, also entitled "Der Jude," which dealt comprehensively and in detail with Jewish life and customs. The volume offered here is the first in a series meant to complement his previous work.
[15] leaves, 512 pp. + [2] engraved plates, 17 cm. Forty pages of the index at the end of the book are missing. Good–fair condition. Stains. Worming to binding. Tears and open tears at the edges of the binding and on the spine. Tears at the joint between the back binding and the spine.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 608

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Two Postcards with Pictures of Ze’ev Jabotinsky – Early Undivided Postcard / A Postcard with a Dedication in his Hand

1. A postcard with a picture of Jabotinsky, with a dedication in his hand to Nina [Nina Berlin?] on the back, initialed (Russian). The dedication is dated 1925. The photographer’s stamp appears at the bottom: H. Taubkin, Riga.
Approx. 13.5X 8.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.
2. Undivided postcard with a picture of Ze’ev Jabotinsky as a young man. No publisher, year, or location indicated.
Approx. 14X8.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Minor creases and stains. Tears and blemishes, restored, at two of the corners and a restored hole at the bottom edge (the image is intact).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 744

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Collection of Medal and Plaques/ Commemorating Theodor Herzl – Medals Designed by Shmuel Krechmer

11 plaques, medals and other Items Commemorating Theodor Herzl. Israel (one item from the USA), ca. 1940s-1960s
1-2. Two oval plaques, cast, with a profile relief of Herzl, inscribed on the base: "Dr. Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl, Iyar 10, 1860 – Tamuz 20, 1904". [ca. 1940s-50s].
On of the plaques (made of bronze) is, most probably, made by "Pal-Bell" and the other was, possibly, cast as an imitation.
3-6. Two medals and two plaques commemorating Herzl, designed by Shmuel Krechmer: • Medal for "Keren HaYesod", issued, apparently, on the occasion of "Herzl Year" (1955 or 1960). • Medal with Herzl's profile, seven branched Menorah, seven stars and the legend "If you will it, it is no dream". • Two round plaques, one made of copper and the other made of brass, with a relief of Herzl's profile.
7. Medal – one hundred years since Herzl's birth. Obverse: Herzl's profile and the legends "Theodor Herzl", "1860-1960". Reverse: Symbols of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the legends "Israel, Iyar 5, 1948" (Hebrew) and "Israel, 14 Mai 1948".
8-9. Two medals – liberation of Jerusalem. Obverse: Herzl's profile and the legends "Our Will was no Legend " (Hebrew and English). Reverse: Soldier standing by the Western Wall and the legend: "Liberation of Jerusalem".
10. Medal for the 50th anniversary of the Balfour declaration. Obverse: Herzl's profile and the legend "Our will was no legend" (Hebrew and English). Signed Duda (David Edelstein). Reverse: the Knesset surmounted by a citation from the Balfour Declaration: "A national home for the Jewish People, Balfour and Parliament House" and below: "A National Home for the Jewish People, Balfour 1917-1969".
11. Pin with the portrait of Theodor Herzl. The letters ZOA [Zionist Organization of America] appear below.
12. Promotional pendant. Obverse: Herzl' profile and the dates 1904-1954. Reverse: a horse surrounded by the legend "GIL-TEX– Symbol of Quality", 1954.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 786

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Collection of Pins – Jerusalem

Approximately 60 "Jerusalemite" pins; some depict various sites in the city.
Among them: • Pin commemorating the opening of the "Hebrew College in Jerusalem" (The Hebrew University), 7 Nissan 5685 (April 1, 1925). • Pins with the symbol of the Jerusalem municipality. • Pins depicting the Western Wall or the Tower of David. • Pins of Hechal Shlomo. • Pins depicting Mount Zion. • Three pins depicting religious sites outside Jerusalem – Rachel’s Tomb and the Tomb of Elijah. • And more.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 811

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Medallion and Stone Given as a Gift – Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) – Israel, 1999

Medal with Hebrew text "The Unseen Defender" and engraved stone given by the Israel Security Agency to Ilan Biran, director-general of the Defense Ministry from 1996 to 1999 as a token of appreciation. Israel, 1999.
1. Silver-plated bronze medal. Obverse: "Magen Velo Yera'e" ("the defender that shall not be seen"). Reverse: The emblem of the State of Israel and the legend "Israel Security Agency" in Hebrew. The words "State of Israel and "Bronze" are engraved on the edge. The medal is in an olive-wood case covered in velvet.
59 mm. Good condition. The silver plating is slightly worn.
2. Rectangular stone, partially dressed, engraved with the words "Friendship Stone of Jerusalem." The stone is in a wooden box with the emblem of the Israel Security Service on the lid, with the inscription: "To Ilan Biran, in appreciation for his cooperation and best wishes for the future. December 1999, the members of the Israel Security Service."
Stone: 21 x 12 x 1 cm. Box: 26 x 16.5 x 5 cm. Good condition. Minor damage and stains on the box.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 729

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Five Medals – Jewish Themes – Moses with the Tablets of the Law / King Solomon

1. Silver medal. [Germany, 18th century?]. Obverse: Moses on Mount Sinai. Reverse: Tablets of the Law with the Ten Commandments written in German. The Tablets are surmounted by the Tetragrammaton and surrounded by the legend: "Thue das so Wirst du leben".
2. Silver medal. [Germany, 19th century?]. Obverse: Moses with the Tablets of the Law, and the legend: "Honor thy father and thy mother" (in German). Signed – Loos [Gottfried Bernhard Loos[. Reverse: Cornucopia and a legend in German (partly erased).
3. Obverse: portrait, signed L.F. Reverse: Ten Commandments surmounted by the legend "Chai Te", surrounded by a crown and olive tree branches.
4. Obverse: Portrait of King Solomon. Reverse: the legend "Solomon, King of the Jews, 1015 to 915 B. E".
5. Silver medal with legends in Hebrew. [England, early 20th century]. Obverse: coat of arms of the United Kingdom and the legend "Kadosh Israel Malkenu". Reverse: Star of David (tips are stretched out of the medal's margins), and in its center the legend "Atem Edai". Suspension loop.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
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 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 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 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.

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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 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 731

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Medal Commemorating Admiral Smith – Siege on Acre – England, 1820

A medal minted to commemorate Admiral Sydney Smith's success in fighting off Napoleon's army in Acre during the battle of 1799. [England, ca. 1820].
From the series of medals minted under the guidance of James Mudie, to commemorate British victories in different battles.
Obverse: Portrait of Admiral Sydney Smith, and the legend "Admiral Sir S. Smith". Signed: Mudie [James Mudies] and Mills [George Mills]. Reverse: Allegorical relief – the British lion defending the Syrian camel against the French tiger. Legend: "Acre Defended, Bonaparte Repulsed, Syria Saved". Signed: Mudie and Brenet [Nicolas Guy Antoine Brenet].
Diameter: 40 mm. Good condition.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 549

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Woodcuts for the Book “Road without End” – Yossi Stern

Seven woodcuts by Yossi Stern (1923–1992) for the book "Road without End".
Signed in pencil. Some are dated 1945. Some are numbered.
Yossi Stern (1923-1992), born in Hungary, immigrated to Palestine in 1940. He worked in the work companies of the Betar movement and began his studies at The New Bezalel School for Arts and Crafts (today the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design) in 1943. These woodcuts were created for the Hebrew edition of the book "Weg ohne Ende" (Road without End) by writer Gershon Stern, entitled "Derekh ein ketz" (published in Tel Aviv in 1947), the plot of which concerns the expulsion of the Jews from Prague in 1745. The influence of Jakob Steinhardt, one of the teachers at Bezalel, can be seen in the woodcuts.
Average size: 18X10 cm. Good condition. Two of the woodcuts are identical.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 806

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Hand Watch with Hebrew Letters – “Techiyat Medinat Israel”, 1948

Hand watch, commemorating the establishment of the State of Israel.
On the dial appear Hebrew letters instead of numerals, a Star of David instead of the digit "12" and the legend "Techiyat Medinat Israel" ("revival of the State of Israel").
New leather strap.
Diameter: 3 cm. Length of watch with strap: 23.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains on dial. Defects to metal body. Corrosion. Peeling plating.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 672

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Two Forms – Imperial Ottoman Bank – “Specimen”

Two specimen forms of "Imperial Ottoman Bank". [1863-1924]. French.
Both are marked "Specimen" in red.
1. Promissory note –the bank promises to pay to the holder of this certificate an agreed upon amount after the date appearing on the note. The digits "18" are printed in the space designated for the date.
24X13 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases and folding marks. Filing holes (slightly affecting text). Uneven trimming at right margin.
2. "Certificat de Dépôt" (deposit certificate). In the space designated for the date appears the digits "19".
24X15 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases and folding marks. Filing holes. Uneven trimming to right margin.
Imperial Ottoman Bank, founded in 1863 by a consortium of financial companies from England and France, was a private corporation, holding the franchise to issue banknotes and serve as the banking agent of the Ottoman Government. In 1873 the Swiss missionary and banker Johannes Frutiger, opened a bank in Jerusalem and served as the representative of the Imperial Ottoman Bank in Palestine until 1896 when he went bankrupt. In 1905 an official branch of the bank was opened in Jerusalem, and during the following year other branches were opened in Haifa and in Jaffa. In 1924 the bank changed its name to Ottoman Bank. The bank continued to operate in Palestine until 1953, when it was purchased by Bank Mercantile LeIsrael.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 643

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Permit for Stay in Japan for a Jewish Refugee from Poland – 1941

Permit for Stay in Japan, printed form with information filled out in handwriting. Given to Icchok Mondrowitz, a Jewish refugee from Poland, in 1941 (dated according to the Japanese calendar – the 16th year of the Shōwa period). English and Japanese.
Many Jews from Europe fled via Siberia to China and Japan during World War II. This item is a permit to stay in Japan, issued by the governor of the Hyōgo Prefecture, permitting 29-year-old Icchok Mondrowitz to stay in Japan for two months.
25.5X17.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Tiny holes and tears at the edges and along the fold lines.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 478

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Large photograph – Writers of HaShiloah Journal from Volume 1 to Volume 25 – 1912

Composite photograph mounted on cardboard, combining portraits of the editors, publishers, managers, and writers of HaShiloah journal from Volume 1 to Volume 25. Odessa: HaShiloah, [1912?].
This composite photograph is comprised of rows upon rows of small portraits of the writers of HaShiloah. Among those photographed: The editors, Asher Ginsberg (Ahad Ha’am), Joseph Klausner, and Haim Nahman Bialik, the publisher Menahem Ussishkin, and the manager Haim Katznelson, as well as many of the important Jewish writers of the early twentieth century: Yosef Haim Brenner, Shaul Tchernichovsky, Max Nordau, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and others.
The publisher’s name appears in the lower right-hand corner, and the caption "Photographia ‘Vereshchagin,’ Odessa…" appears in the lower left-hand corner.
35.5X29 cm. Good-fair condition. Damage, tears, and open tears (mostly minor) at the edges of the photographs. Stains, damage, and peelings on the cardboard.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 598

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A Letter and a Postcard – Hand-signed by Israel Zangwill – Early 20th Century

A letter from Israel Zangwill, and a postcard with his photograph, hand-signed by him. London and Berlin, ca. early 20th century.
1. Printed letter, hand-signed by Israel Zangwill. London, 1902. English.
The letter is addressed to "Miss Low", and was sent, apparently, as a response to her request to receive Zionist pamphlets or publicity material. Zangwill explains in the letter that the Zionist pamphlets are "so cheap" that he found only one that is worthwhile sending, and he refers her to a composition which he wrote in the paper New Liberal Review, and two essays about to be published in the papers Jewish World and Jewish Chronicle, surveying his address about the need to invest Baron Hirsch's funds in Palestine. Zangwill adds at the end of the letter: "I wish I could convert you to this and other Zionistic views".
On the top of the letter appears an ink-stamp with the address where the letter was written. A few handwritten corrections.
[1] leaf, 13.5X20 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Tears at margins. A number of open tears, restored with pasted paper. One long tear, restored, with loss of text.
2. Real-photo postcard with Zangwill's portrait (undivided). Berlin: Raphael Tuck & Sons. Hand-signed by Zangwill.
9X14 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and blemishes.
Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) was a Jewish-English author and Zionist activist. After the rejection of the "Uganda Plan" by the seventh Zionist congress, Zangwill retired from the Zionist Organization and founded the Jewish Territorialist Organization. Its goal was to create a Jewish homeland in whatever possible territory, not necessarily in Palestine.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 667

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Non-traditional Haggadah – Scouts Group 3 – Hatzerim, 1947

h, Scouts Group 3, Hatzerim. Dedication from 1947._x000B_Non-traditional Passover haggadah, mimeographed, with hand-colored illustrations, from the first Passover festival celebrated by the founders of Kibbutz Hatzerim. The haggadah contains several excerpts from the traditional haggadah alongside texts for reading aloud as well as poetry and prose excerpts dealing with the nation's destruction and rebirth. The haggadah mentions the fallen of "the battles for defense and the darkness upon the killing fields and at the gates of the ghettos," alongside an illustration of a ship being tossed upon the sea. An image of Nazi soldiers tormenting and killing Jews appears beside the verse "Pour out Your wrath upon the nations."_x000B_Kibbutz Hatzerim was established by Scouts Training Group 3 on the evening after Yom Kippur in October 1946 as part of Operation Negev, during which eleven settlements were established in the Negev. A handwritten inscription appears on the first page of the haggadah: "To Tikva, in memory of a shared and happy life in the springtime in Beit HaKerem. See you at 'home' - in the Negev. Yossi, May 31, 1947, Purim-Pesah 5707."_x000B_[16] leaves., 21 cm. Fair condition. Much foxing. Creases. Minor tears at the edges. Most of the leaves are detached._x000B_Not in NLI.

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