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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 461

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Der Jude – Part 1 – Engravings – Leipzig, 1781

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 608

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 744

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 786

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Collection of Pins – Jerusalem

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 811

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 729

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 730

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 476

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 733

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 613

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 533

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 490

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 731

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 549

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 806

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 672

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Two Forms – Imperial Ottoman Bank – “Specimen”

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 643

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 478

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 598

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

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

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 667

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

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

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