Large, High-Quality Collection of Postcards – Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine – Color Pictures of Moshavot, Tel Aviv's Earliest Streets, Illustrated Advertisements for Jaffa Oranges, and More

Opening: $3,000
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Some 140 illustrated and photographic Holy Land postcards. Various publishers from Palestine and Europe, early 20th century till ca. 1920s.
Included in the collection:
• Twenty-three postcards printed by Krugliakov (Jaffa), with pictures of the early days of Tel Aviv, showing Rothschild Boulevard, Herzl St., Ahad Ha'am St., a view of Ahuzat Bayit from the water tower, Nahalat Binyamin, members of the city council, stagecoaches, and more.
• Twelve illustrated postcards advertising Jaffa Oranges: a small-scale print of the poster titled "The Genie Of Jaffa" (circulated as a full-sized poster in the 1920s), and a series of postcards showing the stages in the process of orange growing, from planting to shipment on board freighters docking at the Port of Jaffa.
• Seventeen postcards with undivided backs published by Jüdischer Verlag (Berlin-Charlottenburg, established by Martin Buber and Ephraim Moses Lilien), with illustrations of moshavot and other sites, such the Temple Mount, the Tomb of Absalom, Boaz's Field, the pyramids and the Nile River, and more. Two of these postcards bear the official inked stamp of the 8th Zionist Congress, The Hague, 1907.
• Forty-four postcards published by Edition de la Palestine Moderne (Jaffa). Color pictures on the subject of Jewish settlement in Palestine: Ein Zeitim, Zikhron Ya'akov, Milhamia, Yesud HaMa'ala, Sarona, Havat Kinneret, Rishon LeZion, Jaffa's German Colony, and more.
• Undivided-back photographic postcards published by J. Kattan (Jaffa), postcards with illustrations by Daniel Wohlgemuth (printed by a number of different German publishers), and two color postcards printed by Lith. A.L. Monsohn (Jerusalem), bearing advertisements for hotels.
• And more.

Some 140 postcards. Size and condition vary. Postcards arranged in album according to names of printers, in alphabetical order, along with handwritten notes, in a fashion that exposes the backs of postcards sent by mail.

Provenance: The Ralph Perry Collection.

Zionism, Eretz Israel, Autograph Letters from Notable Personalities