Auction 046 Special Chabad Auction in Honor of 11th Nisan - Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and in Honor of Pesach

Two Silver Salt Shakers of the Rebbe Rayatz – Used During His Visit to Chicago in 1942

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $1,750
Including buyer's premium

Two salt shakers which belonged to Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the Rayatz of Lubavitch.

Silver (marked at the bottom: "Sterling 925").

Letter of authenticity enclosed (handwritten note, in English), signed in Hebrew by Rebbetzin Chanah Gurary (1899-1991), eldest daughter of Rebbe Rayatz: "I hereby gift… two traveling salt shakers that my father took with him to his trip to Chicago in 1942. He used these for Shabbos". Dated – November 12, 1989. A wooden box which may have also been used by the Rebbe or his family is enclosed (the box was given together with the salt shakers, though it is not mentioned in the letter).

The Chicago Visit in 1942

Rebbe Rayatz paid two visits to Chicago – the first time during his trip to the United States in 1930, on which occasion he spent close to two months in Chicago (Shevat-Nissan, until after Pesach), and a second time on 7th-14th Shevat 1942 (some two years after he immigrated to the United States in 1940). His second visit to Chicago was a week long, and was interrupted upon receiving the news of the passing of his mother, Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah, wife of Rebbe Rashab, on Shabbat, 13th Shevat 1942 (In 1944, Kuntres Bikur Chicago was published, edited by his son-in-law R. Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, future Lubavitcher Rebbe, containing sermons and Chassidic discourses which the Rayatz delivered during the course of his second stay in Chicago in 1942).

Approx. 4 cm. Good conditions.

Items and Objects of "Beis Rebbe"
Items and Objects of "Beis Rebbe"