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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Schule auf dem Weg” – Booklet Surveying the Activities of the Jewish School for Refugees’ Children in Vienna from 1946 to 1949 – Inscribed to Menachem Zaharoni

Schule auf dem Weg / School on the Road: a survey of the work of the Jewish school for refugees’ children in Vienna from 1946 to 1949. Vienna: H. Halpern; published with the aid of the Zionist Federation in Austria, [1949]. Hebrew and German.
Booklet describing the history of the Jewish school in Vienna for refugees’ children, most of whom came from the countries of Eastern Europe. A dedication to "The souls of schoolchildren, who were murdered during the Holocaust" appears at the top of the second page. The booklet includes photographs describing life at the school in the first years after the Holocaust and near the time of the establishment of the State of Israel. The cover of the booklet was illustrated by Pinchas Cohen, who taught painting at the school.
A dedication dated July 11, 1949 to the educator Menachem Zaharoni, who participated in establishing the school for the survivors in DP camps throughout Austria appears on the cover page: "To Comrade Menachem Zaharoni, a memento of his efforts and his work to support the children of the refugees in Austria. With appreciation, I. Rojtenberg." The dedication appears to have been written by Ilja Rojtenberg, the school principal.
39, 10 pp., 20 cm. Good condition. Light staining. Slight damage in the connection of the cover to the first page.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Three Items Commemorating Theodor Herzl

Three items commemorating Herzl and marking his reburial in the State of Israel. Jerusalem and Czechoslovakia, 1918-1949.
1. Admission ticket to the Herzl Banquet, held by the Herzl Association in Jerusalem at the Zion Cinema, to mark the anniversary of Herzl’s death on 20 Tammuz 5678 (June 30, 1918). The back of the ticket is stamped (slightly faded): "Herzl Association, Jerusalem… we shall donate to the JNF."
6X9.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Large open tear in the upper left-hand corner.
2. Pencil with a portrait of Herzl and the legend "Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl". Produced by L&C Hardtmuth, Czechoslovakia.
Length: 18 cm. Good condition.
3. Six prints that were published to mark Herzl’s reburial in Jerusalem, paintings: C. [Curt] Singer. Jerusalem: Lipschitz, [1949].
Six prints, including a portrait of Herzl, a view from Mount Herzl, the construction of Herzl’s Tomb in Jerusalem, and Herzl’s funeral. A leaf with text in honor of Herzl’s reburial in Jerusalem accompanies the prints.
[7] leaves, 33 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Efraim (Efren) Ilani – Photographs from an Exhibition on the Holocaust

Seven black and white photographs from an exhibition on the Holocaust by the photographer Efraim (Efren) Ilani (1910-1999). [Jerusalem?, 1967?].
These photographs presumably document the exhibitions in the Chamber of the Holocaust Museum on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, which was founded before the establishment of Yad Vashem as a memorial site with a religious character. The photographs depict, among other things, a "sacred robe" that was sewn for a German officer from parchments taken from a Torah scroll; prayer shawls; parchments and straps for phylacteries piled upon one another; purses whose linings were made from parchments taken from a Torah scroll beside a tambourine whose drum is made from parchment taken from a Torah scroll; tattered and torn prayer shawls wrapped around jugs filled with fragments of parchment; and more.
The photographs are stamped on the back with the photographer’s stamp and numbered in handwriting. One photograph is dated 1967 in handwriting on the back.
Approx. 25X 20.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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Essay about the Annexation of Avignon to France – Paris, 1789 – A Special Chapter about the Jews of Avignon

De la restitution du Comtat Venaissin, des ville et Etat d'Avignon; motion imprimee sous l'autorisation de l'Assemblee Nationale, par son Decret du 21 novembre 1789 [Restoration of the county of Venaissin, of the city and state of Avignon, printed with the permission of the National Assembly according to the order of November 21, 1789], by Charles François Bouche. Paris: Baudouin, 1789. French.
Essay by Charles François Bouche (1737–1795), French historian, politician, and revolutionary, calling for the restoration of the Avignon district to France after centuries during which it was a salient of the Papal State (and even served as the residence of seven popes). One chapter of the essay, which is devoted to the Jews of the district, sheds light on the history of the Jewish community, their legal and social status, the various restrictions and prohibitions placed upon them, and the rights that they should be given after annexation, in the spirit of enlightenment and of the French Revolution.
40 pp., 21.5 cm. Overall good–fair condition. Stains and creases. Tears and open tears at the edges of several leaves (most of them minor, with no damage to the text. Two tears are reinforced with tape). New binding and endpapers.

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Collection of Photographs – Pioneers and Workers in Palestine

Thirteen photographs of pioneers and workers in Palestine, [ca. 1930s].
Among the photographs: • Photograph of the "Tel Aviv Agricultural Labourers' Union" members establishing a nursery in Herzliya, 1930. Titled and dated on the back. Stamped on the back with organization's stamp: "Agricultural Labourers' Union, agricultural organization for settlement in the area of orchards in Tel-Aviv". • Group photograph, titled "Group of Perlman workers… Petach Tikva". Photographer: N. Ben-Noam (Petach Tikva). • Photograph of workers digging foundations. • Photograph of a group of workers during excavations. • More.
Total of 13 photographs. One photograph appears in two copies. Size and condition vary.

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Two Pins – Jewish Ghetto Police / Jewish Police in Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp

1. Cap badge of the Jewish Ghetto Police. [Poland? 1940s].
Hexagonal pin, partly colored in blue. In the center appears a Star of David and at the margins appears the name of the unit in German and in Polish – "Ordnungsdienst, Sluzba porzadkow".
The Jewish Ghetto Police were units of auxiliary-police founded by Nazi order in Ghettoes and certain settlements in German occupied zones during World War II.
30X44 mm.
2. Pin of the Jewish Police in Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp. [ca. 1945].
A pin in the shape of a shied, with a Star of David on a blue-white background. On top and bottom margins appears the legend: "D.P. Police, Landsberg/L".
Approx. 30X44 mm.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Photograph – Winston Churchill and Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

Photograph documenting a meeting between Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and Winston Churchill [Palestine, 1921?]. Photographer unknown.
The photograph, which depicts Rabbi Kook speaking with Churchill, was evidently taken in 1921 during Churchill’s visit to Palestine during his term as Secretary of State for the Colonies. During the visit, Churchill stayed in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and other locations, and met with many public figures.
12X9 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes at the corners.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 703

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Loan Certificate – Electric Company – Haifa, 1956

Loan certificate in the sum of 100 Lira issued by Israel Electric Corporation. Haifa, 1956.
Loan certificate in the amount of 100 Lira, linked to the cost of living index. Stamped four times: two "cancelled" stamps; "State of Israel, Stamp Duty, 500 Pruta, the Treasury" stamp and "Ellern Bank" stamp. Stub with five coupons.
28.5X41 cm. Good condition. Some creases. Part of the coupon stub is missing.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 550

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Moshe Bernstein and Esther Lurie – Three Sketches – Jews in the Holocaust

Jews in the Holocaust, three sketches by Moshe Bernstein and Esther Lurie
1. "Portrait of a Young Girl with Two Yellow Stars", sketch by Esther Lurie (1913–1998), after a work by herself created in the Kovno Ghetto. Pencil on paper. Signed.
12X22.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Jew in a Procession, sketch by Moshe Bernstein (1920–2006). Ink on thick paper. Signed.
11.5X18 cm. Good condition.
3. Bound Jew Wearing Phylacteries, sketch by Moshe Bernstein (1920–2006). Ink on paper. Signed.
17X22 cm. Good condition. A few stains. The paper is very thin and mounted on thick paper.
Esther Lurie (1913-1998), a painter and stage designer, Dizengoff Prize laureate. Born in Latvia, she immigrated to Palestine in 1934, worked in art, and became well known. In 1941, she visited her sister in Kovno, Lithuania, and upon the Nazi invasion was interned in the ghetto. Lurie continued to paint in the ghetto, documenting what happened there, buried her works before the ghetto was liquidated. She secretly painted the camps to which she was sent. After the liberation, a collection of her paintings was published in the book "Jewesses in Slavery" published by the Jewish Soldiers’ Club of Rome in 1945. She won the Dizengoff Prize for Painting a second time for her work "Portrait of a Young Woman with Two Yellow Stars," which she painted in the Kovno Ghetto.
Moshe Bernstein (1920-2006), painter, illustrator, and poet. Born in Poland, he attended the Vilna Academy of Art. Interned in the Bialystok Ghetto together with his family, he escaped to Soviet Russian territory, remaining until 1947, when he tried to reach Palestine as part of the clandestine immigration program known as Aliyah Bet. He was captured and sent to Cyprus. He painted many works depicting scenes from the Jewish shtetl in Eastern Europe and also dealt with the Holocaust in his paintings.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 697

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Two Share Certificates – Commercial Bank of Palestine – Early 20th Century

Two share certificates – Banque Commerciale de Palestine (Commercial Bank of Palestine). Monsohn press, Jerusalem, [early 20th century]. Arabic and French.
Two share certificates of the "Commercial Bank of Palestine; with 16 coupons each.
"The Commercial Bank of Palestine" operated during the years 1909-1920 and was considered by the Arabs in Palestine to be their national bank. The bank was managed by Salim Bei Ayub and employed Arabs, Christians and Muslims.
Half of the bank's shares were held by the Anglo-Palestine Company. David Levontin, director of Anglo-Palestine Company, initiated the partnership, under the assumption that an Ottoman company managed by Arabs would have a better chance of obtaining concessions for development enterprises.
Approx. 30X36.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, some folds and creases at margins. Top and bottom margins of both certificates are cut (wavy cut at top), affecting the text and the frame.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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“Study of an Old Man with a Red Hat” – Joseph Budko – Etching after Rembrandt – 1911

Joseph Budko, etching after an oil painting by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, "Study of an Old Man with a Red Hat," 1911.
Signed in pencil, "Budko - after Rembrandt" (in Hebrew and German), and dated.
Leaf is approx. 42X55.5 cm. Good condition. Creases. Stains left by frame. Small tear at the edge of the leaf with no damage to the print. Pieces of tape are affixed to the upper margins of the page on the back.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 722

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Two Tokens with the Tetragrammaton – France, 16th-17th Centuries

Two tokens with the Tetragrammaton. France, 16th and 17th centuries.
1. A token struck in France in 1610, commemorating, most probably, the assassination of King Henri IV. Obverse: Tetragrammaton – flowing out of a cloud and sending lightning towards a town. A legend in Latin and the date surround the image. Reverse: France's coat of arms integrated into the coat of arms of Nevers kingdom, surrounded by a legend in Latin: "Henricus IIII, Francorum Et Navar Rex".
Diameter: 27 mm. Good condition.
2. Brass token struck as an imitation of charity tokens of the French organization "Filles-Madame" (an organization founded ca. mid-17th century, engaged in providing dowry money to girls). [17th century?]. Obverse: Tetragrammaton flowing out of a cloud shedding dew on an altar. The image is surrounded by a legend in Latin – "In Efrvore [Fervore] Charitatis Gram Dni Expectam". Reverse: Nobility coat of arms combined with France's coat of arms, surrounded by the legend "Mesing Rechen Pfengnig".
Diameter: 25 mm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Corrosion.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Speech about the Hebrew Language by the German Philologist Dr. Anton Hulsius – The Netherlands, 1650

Oratio de Ejusdem Linguae Origine, Conservatione, Propagatione, ac Utilitate [Speech about the Origin, Preservation, and Use of the Hebrew Language], by Anthony Hulsius. Breda, The Netherlands: Ioannis à Waesberge, 1650. Latin and some Hebrew.
Dr. Anton Hulsius (1615-1685), a German Protestant philologist and theologian, served as minister of of the French community in the city of Breda in The Netherlands. He gave the speech about the Hebrew language, the text of which was published in this booklet, in Breda on June 25, 1649.
45, [3] pp. 14 cm. No cover or binding. Good-fair condition. A few stains. The booklet is split in two (between pp. 16 and 17). Loose connection among the leaves. The upper margins are trimmed, with minor damage to the text on some of the pages.
Not in NLI.

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Collection of Photographs – New Immigrants’ Camp in Haifa / Photographs by Lu Landauer

1–4. Four photographs. Haifa, [1910s or 1920s]. Three of them are titled in the plate: "New Immigrants’ Camp in Haifa, Palestine", "Dining room, new immigrants’ house, Haifa, Palestine," and "Immigration Office of the Zionist Workers’ Union in Haifa, Palestine".
Approx. 12X17.5 cm. Fair condition. Creases, stains, and blemishes.
5–8. Four photographs by photographer Lu Landauer (signed on the back with her stamp), of a tent camp on the Carmel and an apartment building (for new immigrants), [ca. 1940s].
Two are 8.5X13 cm., and two are 11X17 cm. Fair to good condition. Creases in one of the photographs.
Enclosed is another photograph of an apartment building for new immigrants, unsigned. 8X11.5 cm.
The photographer Lu Landauer, who was born in Germany, immigrated to Israel in 1933 and married Dr. Georg Landauer, director of the Settlement Department of German Immigrants' Association in Israel. She established the photography department in the New Bezalel School for Arts and Crafts in 1941. Landauer devoted much of her time to photographing architectural buildings planned by German immigrants, primarily on kibbutzim, for the department that her husband headed. According to her own account, she lost or destroyed the glass plate negatives of her photographs. She left Israel in 1955 and died in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1996.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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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.

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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 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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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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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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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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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 723

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Token with the Tetragrammaton – Commemorating Albert IV, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach – Germany, 1645

Token minted to commemorate Albert IV (1599-1640), Duke of Saxe-Eisenach who died in 1644 with no successors. [Germany], 1645.
Obverse: A cloud spreading light with the Tetragrammaton within it. Below appear three palm tree branches depicting the three Dukes: the middle branch stands for Albert, picked by a hand coming out of heaven. The image is surrounded by the legend in Latin "E Medio Ad Mediatorem". Reverse: Latin legend with the dates of birth and death of the duke and the minting day of this token, 7.4.1645.
Diameter: 24 mm. Good condition. Bends. Lacking suspension loop.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 417

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Judith Montefiore – Journal of a Visit to Palestine – London, 19th Century

olel Sipur masa… [Judith, a book including the story of the visit by the late Lady Judith Montefiore… who wrote the book in the English language when she traveled with her husband, Sir Moses Montefiore, to the Holy Land in 5599… Translated into the Hebrew language by a lover of the holy tongue (Eliezer Shauli)]. London: Nathan Valentine, [1879?]. Hebrew and some English._x000B_Hebrew translation of the travel journal kept by Lady Judith Montefiore, wife of Sir Moses Montefiore, when she and her husband traveled from London to Palestine via Germany, France, and Italy (November 1, 1838-August 10, 1839). The journal was translated approximately fifteen years after Judith Montefiore’s death. There are two forewords at the beginning of the book (in Hebrew and in English), as well as a short poem by the translator. Letters to Sir Moses Montefiore regarding settlement in Palestine, and a brief letter from him, appear at the end of the book._x000B_A portrait of Lady Judith Montefiore is mounted on the inside front cover. The following is written on the title page in handwriting, from 1880: "In Memory of the deeply lamented Mr. Haim Soleag [?] who died at the age of 17 on the 29 of June 5640…"._x000B_[2], VI, 285, [1] pp. 16 cm. Good-fair condition. Bookplate with portraits of Moses and Judith Montefiore. A few stains. Tears and open tears at the edges of some pages. Some pages are partially or completely detached. Loose binding with minor blemishes.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 595

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Two Children’s Books Illustrated by Nachum Gutman – Tel-Aviv, 1930s-40s

Two children's books illustrated by Nachum Gutman:
1. Mikra'ot Aleph, Ora veRami, by: Z. Ariel and Levin Kipnis. Tel-Aviv: Avraham Yosef Stiebel, [1933].
A textbook for learning the Alphabet, with poems and stories by Bialik, Kipnis, Pinkerfeld and others, and illustrations by Nachum Gutman.
95, [1] pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Stains, folds and some tears to cover. Spine torn at bottom.
2. Yanuka, children's poems, by Ella Wilensky. Published by Tel-Aviv: "Yavne", 1942.
Children's poems by Ella Amitan (Wilensky), accompanied by illustrations by Nachum Gutman.
24 pp, 18X21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Spine torn and restored with adhesive tape. Small tears at margins and corners of binding.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 625

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Two Photographs – Austro-Hungarian Army Officers in Maramureș – World War I Period

Two photographs documenting, presumably, a Jewish crowd gathering around officers from the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I. Maramureș (Hungarian Empire at the time), ca. second decade of the 20th century. The photographs portray a group of officers in dress uniform, smoking and talking in the street, surrounded by soldiers and observers (probably Jews). Seen in one of the photographs is an officer handing charity to two children wearing rags.
Approx. 11X15 cm. Good condition. Thick paper is pasted on the back of both photographs. Some blemishes to one photograph.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 651

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“HIAS” Society – List of Names for Search of Missing Relatives after the Holocaust – Tel-Aviv, 1947

"Jews in Europe and America are searching for relatives and friends in Palestine", list of names prepared by HIAS ("Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society") to assist Jews outside of Palestine to locate their relatives, holocaust survivors who arrived in Palestine. Tel-Aviv, [1947]. Hebrew and English.
A list of names for locating relatives (mimeographed typewritten list). 182 names, in Hebrew and in English.
[9] leaves, 33 cm (stapled at top left corner). Fair-good condition. Thin and fragile paper. Stains, mostly to bottom of first leaf. Tears at margins of leaves. Creases and folds. Filing holes, some with loss of text. First leaf is detached. Ink-stamps. Stamp and pen inscription on back of last leaf.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 726

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Medal with the Tetragrammaton – Commemorating Louise Queen of Prussia – Germany, 1810

A medal commemorating Louise von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776-1810), Queen of Prussia. Germany, 1810.
Obverse: Portrait of the queen and the artist's signature – "LOOS" [Daniel Friedrich Loos], surrounded by a German legend with dates of her birth and wedding. Reverse: Soil with a coffin on it and an eagle, coat of arms of Prussia. Seen in the sky are clouds and a flame surmounted by the Tetragrammaton spreading beams of light. A German legend – "Aus Der Erde Nebel Zurück Zum Ewigen Licht" and the date of the queen's death.
Diameter: 38 mm.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 807

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Souvenir Plate Marking the Establishment of the State of Israel – “If you will it, it is no dream” – United States

Ceramic souvenir plate, decorated with a map of the Land of Israel, created to mark the establishment of the State of Israel. United States [ca. 1948].
A map of Israel, its borders according to the UN partition plan, appears at the center of the plate. Tel Aviv is the only city represented there. Beside the map are the words "If you will it, it is no dream". The words "Republic of Israel, May 14, 1948," and Israeli flags appear at the edge of the plate. The outer rim of the plate is decorated with a gold line. Signed "N. Trought".
The captions "Dedicated to the pioneers of Palestine, Newark Stores Inc. N.J.," and "First Edition 23 Karat Gold" appear on the reverse of the plate.
Diameter: 27.5 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 724

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Token with the Tetragrammaton, Commemorating the Treaty of Ryswick – Germany, 1697

A silver token minted to commemorate the signature on the Treaty of Ryswick. [Design: Christian Wermuth]. [Germany], 1697.
Obverse: a crown with olive tree branches, surmounted by the Tetragrammaton and the legend "Europa" below. Reverse: Legend in German.
Diameter: 22 mm.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 513

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Three Postcards – Pogroms and Riots

1. "Bilder fun dem pogromirten bobroysker gegent". Postcard with a photograph of two orphans who survived the riots in Babruysk (Belarus), with two nurses. Published by Comité Executif de la Conference Universelle Juive de Secours [executive committee of the universal Jewish emergency conference], Paris, [ca. 1920]. Printed on the bottom and on verso is an appeal for donations, in Yiddish, French and English.
2. "Martyrs of Tel Aviv 1929". A real-photo postcard by H. Aroshkes [Zvi Oron], portraying bodies of two victims in the Tel Aviv riots – [Baruch] Berkovich and Dr. [Moshe] Harari. Titled in the plate and stamped on the back with photographer's stamp.
3. "Starving children in Berdinsk". Printed card with a photograph of a group of starving children and an appeal: "Jewish children! Look at your small friends […] ask your parents to pity them […]". No publisher or date indicated.
Size varies. Good overall condition.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 644

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“Beyond the Wall” – Letters from Countries under Nazi Occupation, 1943

Beyond the Wall: Letters from… lands under Nazi occupation. Palestine: [the Histadrut Executive Committee’s Diaspora Affairs Committee], April 1943.
A booklet, typewritten and mimeographed, containing 60 letters that had been sent from countries under Nazi occupation. Many of the letters are written in code, some of which is explicated in parentheses in the body of the text. The letters were sent between 1942 and 1943 from Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, the (Czech) Protectorate, Bulgaria, Albania, Switzerland, a training unit in Germany (apparently the Neuendorf Farm, the last training farm in Germany, which was made into a labor camp in 1941, though the camp authorities allowed the inmates to continue to hold social and Zionist activities), and from prison camps in Germany, among other locations.
Some of the letters are written with such caution that even though they hint at ghettos, instances of death and murder, living in hiding, hunger and transports, the terrible situation of those who wrote them at this stage of the war is not evident.
53 pp., 20.5 cm. Good condition. Small tears at the edges of some of the pages. Stains on the cover. The front cover is partially detached.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 805

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Emblem of the State of Israel – Relief Designed by Shmuel Kretschmer

Emblem of the State of Israel; a relief designed by Shmuel Kretschmer. [Late 1940s or early 1950s]. Cast and engraved brass.
Emblem of the State of Israel – a relief; shield with a seven-branched Menorah between two olive tree branches and the word "Israel" .
The relief is screwed to a metal board. Pasted on the board are a paper label that reads "S. Kretschmer & Sons" and a sticker - "Luxury Tax".
Relief: 6.5X8 cm. Board: 14X11 cm. Good condition. Bends to metal board. Stains. Suspension loop on the back of the board.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 712

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Bond Certificate and Insurance Policies – “Credit Foncier Egyptien”

Collection of items issued by "Credit Foncier Egyptien", that apart from its banking functions also held some lotteries concerning profits on its securities. Palestine and Egypt, ca. 1911-1943. Hebrew, English, French and Arabic.
1. Bond certificate of "Credit Foncier Egyptien" in the amount of 250 Francs. Issued in Cairo, 1911 (printed in Paris). Five coupons.
2-6. Five certificates for "Insurance and Loans" of "Egypt Palestine" company, giving "the right to participate in the monthly benefits of Credit Foncier Egyptien shares". Four were given in 1943.
7. "Certificate for Insurance and Loans" of "Palameric Africa" company, giving "the right to participate in the monthly benefits of Credit Foncier Egyptien shares". Given in 1942.
Size and condition vary. Stains, folding marks and tears. Bond in fair condition.
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 727

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Two Medals with the Tetragrammaton – Commemorating the Archbishop of Paris – Paris, 1848

Two identical medals made of different metals, commemorating the Archbishop of Paris, Denis Auguste Affre who was killed in the "Spring of Nations" revolutions. Paris, 1848.
Obverse: The archbishop of Paris Denis Auguste Affre standing on a barricade, surmounted by a legend in French: "Le Bon Pasteur donne sa vie pour ses brebis" (the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep). On the bottom appears the date – June 1848. Reverse: A triangle with the Tetragrammaton and a legend in French.
Diameter: 40 mm.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 603

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Autograph Letter Signed by David Frishman – Warsaw, 1910

A letter handwritten and hand-signed by David Frishman. Warsaw, February 5, 1910.
The letter was sent, most probably, to the editor of one of the main Hebrew newspapers, and he explains Frishman's choice to publish an essay which he composed in his independent paper "Reshafim", and not in the important newspaper. The spirit of the letter is hurt and sarcastic: "The essay is too liberal and the words are too harsh and they belong only in 'some' brochure of "Reshafim" - which I myself publish. By the way: 'Some' which you use with reference to 'Reshafim' – I like it very much. Truth is that I do not have any pretence or the insolence to position 'Reshafim' alongside the journal which you edit, but allow me to at least look at the brochures which I publish with a better eye than yours" (Hebrew). Signed: "Respecting and loving you, D. Frishman".
[1] leaf folded in half (one written page), 21.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and blemishes. Two horizontal folding marks. Filing holes.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 532

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Two Plaques – “The Spies”

The spies, two plaques after a sketch by Ze'ev Raban. [Israel, the second half of the 20th century].
Broze, cast and engraved.
Two square plaques (identical), with a small plate in the center depicting two spies carrying a cluster of grapes. The inscription "The Spies" appears on top of the plates and on the bottom appears the inscription "and they carried it on a pole between them". These are surrounded by Stars of David, Menorahs and vegetal decorations.
6X6 cm. One plate is in good condition, with bends. The other plate is in fair condition – stains, corrosion and bends. Soldering traces on the back and remnants of a pin or another metal object.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 450

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The Lavon Affair – Legal Report by Yitzchak Zamir, 1965

A legal report concerning the Lavon Affair by Dr. Yitzchak Zamir, lawyer, February 10, 1965. Hebrew and some English.
In 1960 the Knesset appointed a committee of seven ministers ("Committee of Seven") to investigate the Lavon Affair. The committee acquitted Pinchas Lavon, arousing furious reactions from the political system, mainly for the doubtful authority of a ministerial committee to acquit another minister.
This report (a mimeographed typewritten booklet), was commissioned by Pinchas Rosen (a member of the Committee of Seven), in order to push back the extreme criticisms, and it includes a detailed discussion concerning the committee members, its authority, protocol of discussions, the suspicion of biased decisions and other topics.
Dozens of handwritten comments appear on the margins of leaves, some in pencil and some in ink (comments might have been written by more than one person), with reference to the different claims in this report: "what about Cheshin's opinion?", "Bravo!", "something does not make sense here!" , and other comments.
[1], 2, [1], 67 pp, approx. 27.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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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 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 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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 788

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Collection of Pins – “Keren HaYesod” and Various Workers Organizations

Collection of pins of Keren HaYesod and workers organizations, some issued for conventions and different events.
The collection includes: Pins of Keren HaYesod, including pins for conventions in the 1960s. • Pins of different workers organizations, among them the General Organization of Workers in Israel, State Employees Union, Organization of Construction Workers, Association of Craftsmen, National Organization of Workers (pin for the founding convention, Passover 1934), Movement of workers' settlements in Israel, Organization of Construction Workers, Association of Senior Citizens in Israel, and more.
Total of approx. 45 items. Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 664

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Non-Traditional Haggadah – Kibbutz Afikim, 1942

Passover Haggadah. Kibbutz Afikim, [1942].
A non-traditional Passover Haggadah, accompanied by linocuts. Passages of poetry and prose, citations from the Bible and some passages from the traditional Haggadah. One print depicts the bombing of the ship "Patria" and the text on the facing page mentions the victims of "Struma", the "Victims of evil in this war", the victims of illegal immigration among them the "Patria" and "Salvador" and the "Atlantic" deportees. Also mentioned in this Haggadah are the establishment of the Kibbutz: "this is our seventh Pesach in Afikim…".
32 pp (flawed pagination), 16.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some tears and damages to margins. The margins of a number of leaves are trimmed. Tears at spine.
Not in NLI.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 438

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Two Letters from Internment Camps in Cyprus – 1947-1948 / Ticket from the Illegal Immigrant Ship Haganah

Two letters from internment camps in Cyprus. 1947-1948 (German) and a ticket from the illegal immigrant ship Haganah.
1. Letter dated 10.10.1947, sent by a detainee in camp 70 to Mediaș (Romania). An interesting account about the arrival in Haifa port, deportation from Palestine and first impressions from the camp (barracks, bathing, distribution of food and more).
[1] leaf (two written pages), 20.5 cm.
2. A letter dated 12.3.1948, sent by a detainee in camp 69 in Cyprus, to Pardess Hanah. The letter concerns financial and personal matters, and ends with a line in Hebrew: "See you in Palestine!".
[1] leaf folded in half (4 written pages), 23 cm.
The letters are contained in the original envelopes, with camps' stamps, postage stamps and postmarks.
Good condition. Folding marks, stains and some blemishes. Envelopes in good-fair condition, stained. The flap with sender's name is lacking from the envelope of the first letter.
3. Paper card. On one side appears the stamp "S. S. Balboa, Panama" (the name under which the Haganah sailed) and on the other side appear handwritten inscriptions.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 718

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Share Certificate – “Steinmetz” Company – Baltimore, USA, 1921

Share certificate – Steinmetz Electric Motor Car Corporation. Baltimore, 1921. English. With details filled-in by hand and signatures of the president and the treasurer.
The company was founded by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923) a German-born American mathematician, scientist, and electrical engineer, one of the pioneers of electrical industry in the United States.
21X30 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. A few stains, slight. Two pinholes at the right margin.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 452

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Collection of Political Publications – 1939–1949

Collection of political publications from the era of the Yishuv in Palestine about underground movements, Hebrew labor, the partition of the land, and other topics. Palestine, 1934–1949. Hebrew and German.
1. We, the bourgeois Zionists, and Hebrew labor, by Avraham Sharon (Schwadron). Printout from Haaretz, Nissan 5694 [April 1934].
2. A Jewish State. Jerusalem: HaSefer, 5698 [1938]. Booklet containing a poem by Tchernichovsky ("And the cities shall return to their borders…") and a selection of essays against the partition plan.
3. Nationaler Nachrichtendienst [The National Intelligence Service], two issues of a bulletin in German issued by the Etzel. July–August 1938.
4. The Theory of Cruel Zionism, by Avraham Sharon (Schwadron). Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 5704 [1944].
5–6. Chauvinistic Notes on the Matter of the Arabs, by Avraham Sharon (Schwadron). Tel Aviv, 5709 [1949]. Two copies, one containing a handwritten dedication.
7. Lehi 1948, by B. Lubotsky (Benjamin Eliav), 1949. Booklet against Lehi’s policy during the War of Independence.
8–9. Who Collaborated? By Y. Shurati. Oz Publishing, [1949]. Booklet containing numerous assertions of collaborations between the dissenting organizations and the British. Two copies.
10. Ba-ofek: Be’ayot u-demuyot [On the horizon: Problems and characters], edited by Dr. Yaakov Harozen. Jerusalem: Harav Hershkovitz, 5709 [1949]. With a handwritten dedication by the author.
Size and condition vary. The booklets were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 474

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“Landscape Illustrations of the Bible” – London, 1836 – Engravings Depicting Views and Sites in Palestine

Landscape Illustrations of the Bible, Consisting of Views of the Most Remarkable Places Mentioned in the Old and New Testaments by Thomas Hartwell Home, London: John Murray, 1836. English. Two volumes.
The volumes include 97 engraved plates altogether (including the title pages of both volumes), depicting sites mentioned in the Bible and in the New Testament. Engravings are by William Finden and Edward Francis Finden after paintings by William Turner, Augustus Wall Callcott, David Roberts, and others. The engravings depict, among other things, views and sites in Palestine (Jerusalem, Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel, Kishon River and more), Egypt, Jordan, Syria and more places. The engravings are accompanied by texts about the different sites.
Volume I: XII, [89] text pages + [50] plates; Vol. II: IV, 89 text pages + [47] plates, 23 cm. Leather gilt decorated bindings. Gilt edges. Good condition. Stains. Paper labels on the inside front bindings. Minor blemishes to corners and margins of bindings.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 604

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Zalman Shneur – Autograph Letter, Hand-signed – to Joseph Klausner – France, 1926

Autograph letter, hand-signed by Zalman Shneur. Montmorency (France), 1926.
Shneur opens the letter with praising Klausner's last book about the poet Solomon Ibn Gabirol: "This book is a small encyclopedia about the life of Solomon Ibn Gabirol…" (Hebrew). Further, Shneur refers to the "earthquake" which the book "Jesus of Nazareth: His Life, Times & Teaching" caused, and finally mentions a small play which he himself composed and sent for publication to the paper "Hashiloach" (Klausner was the editor of " Hashiloach" between the years 1903-1927).
The letter end with words about Shneur's first born son, who was born the same year: "My boy grows. A very handsome boy… a happy boy".
[1] leaf (one written page), approx. 21.5 cm. Good condition. Horizontal folding mark, some stains and tears. Small tear to left margin, along the folding line.

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