Official postcard of the 5th Zionist Congress held in Basel in 1901 – "The Fifth Congress of the Zionists in Basel", with illustration by E.M. Lilien. Sent to Vienna in 1902, postmarked and handwritten. Good condition. Rimer number 6.
Official postcard of the 7th Zionist Congress held in Basel in 1905. Published by Zion, Vienna. Mailed from Basel during the congress, inscription in pencil. Good condition, a few stains. Rimer number 11.
Two real-photo postcards, taken during the 10th Zionist Congress in Basel [August 1911].
Clear and sharp photographs. A large painting of Theodor Herzl is seen in the background, surrounded by a striped flag, a Magen David and the word "Zion". David Wolfsohn delivering a speech is seen in the center of the stage, surrounded by members of the Zionist Organization, with a second flag at the front of the stage, in its center the words "Gur Aryeh Yehuda" encircled by twelve stars. The back of the cards carry the ink-stamps of the photographer and artist Robert Spreng (1890-1969), a pioneer of modern photography and the "New Objectivity" movement, who owned a photography studio in Basel. Very good condition. A few stains on the verso.
Impressions of the Sixth [Zionist] Congress 1903. Handwritten notebook in pencil, Egon (Michael-Aryeh) Zweig. Basel, Switzerland, August 1903. German and shorthand.
Egon Zweig (1873-1949), a Zionist activist native of Moravia, lived most of his life in Vienna. One of the JNF founders, one of Herzl's secretaries and a delegate to several Zionist congresses.
Delegates mentioned in the notebook: Marmorek, Werner, Garfinkel, Nordau, and others, in detailed notes; short comments followed by shorthand of speeches. Amongst the titles in the notebook: "Membership fees of the World Zionist Organization were sold for 130 Shekalim"; "Trietsch attacks Herzl"; "Revenues and Expenses", and more. Names of delegates appointed to different committees, according to countries, appear at the end of the notebook. The shorthand has not been deciphered and might contain speeches relevant to the dispute regarding the "Uganda Plan" that was discussed in this congress.  written leaves, 22 cm. Very good condition.
The Zionist Congress held at Basle, Switzerland, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 1897 – The Proceedings in Full – A printout from the London Jewish Chronicle. New York, 1897. English
A booklet about the first Zionist Congress. With list of participants, Herzl's and Nordau's speeches, etc., divided according to the days of the congress. 60 pages. Good condition. Original paper cover, partially detached a slightly torn.
Kol Koreh (b) L'Chovevei Tzion!. A printed pamphlet, by Dr. Natan Birnbaum, Dr. Moshe Shnirer, Reuven Breinin and Shlomo Boyer. Vienna, February 1892.
"In our first call, we told you our purpose and our desire… the purpose of the Zionist Movement is known – a national Hebrew congregation, based on working the land of Eretz Yisrael". pp, 34.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Tears and crease, filing holes.
Three booklets published by Hovevei Zion members in New York and London. The booklets are bibliographically unknown:
1. Can these Dry Bones Live? – Sermon preached at the Hampstead Synagogue on Zionist Day, Rabbi A. A Green. London, 1904.
2. Jewish Territorial Organization – Manifesto and Correspondence. London, [ca. 1906].
3. Annual report of the Jewish National Fund commission for England (1912-1913). London, 1913.
4. Zionism and Liberal Judaism, Paul Goodman. Leeds, .
5. The Case of the Anti-Zionists: A Reply, Leon Simon. London, 1917.
6. The Jewish National Movement, Lucien Wolf. London, 1917.
7. Zionism and the Neo-Zionists, Laurie Magnus. London, 1917.
8. Zionism no remedy – A voice from America, Henry Moskowitz. London, 1917.
9. Zionism and the Allies. London, 1918.
10. The Upbuilding of Palestine – An Address, Philip Snowden. London, 1944.
11. The regeneration of Israel on the Land of His Forefathers, M. L. Lilienblum (from the Russian). London, 1944.
12. Zionism – an appreciation and Criticism, John Howard Adeney. Edinburgh, 1944.
Size and condition varies
Theodore Herzl, stenciled notice hand-signed by Herzl. Vienna, December 1903. German.
Sent by the Zionist Organization in Vienna, to various Zionist leaders. The content of the letter: "Very honorable colleague… We address you in view of the fact that as a result of the current situation in Russia, it is impossible to raise there "Shekalim" [funds]. We ask you to start as early as possible to raise 'shekalim' in your country… We have to inform you that our treasury is nearly empty. We believe that members in western countries have to undertake this mission because the Russian sources were blocked and we need to continue with our Zionist activities…"
Leaf 28 cm, good condition. Several stains. Filing holes.
Red Bohemian glass goblet, [early 20th century].
Fine engraving of the portrait of Herzl on the balcony in Basel, observing the Tower of David and the Walls of Jerusalem, with a convoy of immigrants, a shining sun and the text, "If you will it – it is no dream." Height: 15 cm, diameter: 9 cm. Good condition, several scratches close to the brim.
Pair of bookends, "History of Zionism". Eretz Israel, [late 1940s].
Styled as an open book: On the right Herzl's portrait in relief with the inscription "1897, Im Tirtsu Ein Zo Agada" [If you will it, it is no dream]; and on the left the emblem of the State of Israel and the inscription "1947, Ratsinu ve-Zachinu" [We willed and we achieved]. In the center: "Toldot Ha-Ziyonut" [The history of Zionism]. Height: 10cm, width: 12cm. Good condition.
Theodor Herzl, printed poster published by Jüdischer Verlag, after an etching by Hermann Struck. 64.5x48.5cm. Good condition. Slight creases at borders, pinhole on right side.
Seven postcards with Theodor Herzl's portrait. Various printers and printing dates, 1920s through 1950s. Condition varies, good.
Jewish state, an attempt at a modern solution of the Jewish question, Theodor Herzl. New York: The Maccabæan Publishing Co., 1904. The second edition in English, the first was published in London, 1896. Based on Miss Sylvia d'Avigdor's original translation, with an introduction and notes by J. De Haas. *Bound with: Discourse on the restoration of the Jews, by M. M. Noah and D. S. Blondheim, Baltimore, [1905?]. * The Social Conception of Judaism and the Jewish People, by Bernard Lazare. New York, 1900. 3 booklets in one volume 24 cm. Good condition.
Two typewritten documents, first person documentation, by Dov-Menachem Meretzky.
1. Herzl's bezukh in Vilna [Herzl's visit to Vilnius] on August 16, 1903. Written in Tel-Aviv in 1953. 19 typewritten pages, with many handwritten corrections. Yiddish.
2. Was war er? Written in 1949, depicts a meeting with Herzl in a restaurant in Basel during the third Zionist Congress in 1899.
Five typewritten pages, with highlighting and corrections. Good condition, some creasing.
"Le-Yom ha-yast [yahrzeit] Dr. Herzl " / "Drush le-yahrzeit shel Dr. Herzl ". Two homiletics handwritten by Rabbi Aharon Mendel HaCohen (1866-1927). A native of Tiberias, a Torah genius and an author, HaCohen served as the Ashkenazi Rabbi of Cairo for 30 years. He is especially renown for his expansive and outreaching actions for the renewal of "semicha". In this framework he organized the Cracow Gathering in 1903, founded Agudat HaRabbanim, and after World War I founded the Knesset Yisrael Association and acted for the establishment of the Central Beit Din (similar to the Sanhedrin) in Jerusalem. ; pp, 21cm. Good condition. Stains.
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, první President Státu Israel [Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of the State of Israel]. [Czechoslovakia, 1950s].
Cast bronze plaque, with relief of Weizmann's portrait and embossing of Weizmann's signature. Signed by the manufacturer: SˇGyo (?). 35x28cm, weight 6kg. Very good condition.
Chaim Weizmann, ALS, addressed to Mrs. May, London. Rehovot, December 1944. English.
A personal, friendly letter, in which Weizmann tells that the "festivities" are over and that he feels tired and is therefore going with his wife on a vacation to the north of the country; the situation in Palestine is improving and if this continues a rapid change in the area will be felt, but one shouldn't talk too soon as Palestine is an unpredictable country. Weizmann continues with a few words about his garden and the Weizmann Institute. Aerogramme 24x19.5cm, good condition. Written in green ink. Some foxing.
Chaim Weizmann Memorial Forest – One Million Trees on the Land of the Jewish National Fund. Poster printed by JNF New-York, [1950s-60s].
Portrait of Weizmann, a line of cypress trees, and the caption "He led his people to the Promised Land" with an illustration of a memorial-candle and the emblem of the State of Israel. 60x43.5cm. Very good condition. Heavy, quality paper. Folded.
Reden von Prof. Dr. Chaim Weizmann, gehalten am 12. Dezember 1927 in Czernowitz. [Speech delivered by Prof. Dr. Chaim Weizmann in Czernowitz on December 12, 1927]. Czernowitz: "Neuen Jüdischen Rundschau", 1927. German.
Transcript of a two-and-a-half hour speech delivered by Weizmann to an audience of 5,000 people during his visit to Czernowitz as the President of the World Zionist Organization. See Lot 536 for a photograph of the event. 24pp, 19cm. Good condition. Stains.
1. Ness Gadol Haya Sham! [A great miracle happened there]. A pamphlet of the JNF, Moscow, Kislev 1908. Yiddish.
2. Di Pushke fun Nazional-Fond. A pamphlet of the JNF, Moscow, Nissan 1909. Yiddish.
3. Adon Nichbad! [Honored Gentleman], a letter that calls for inscribing the names of deceased family members in the JNF Golden Book, or making a contribution. London, 1907. JNF and "London 1907" are printed in Russian.
Average 29 cm. Fair condition. Tears, stains and folding marks.
1. Postcard with photograph of a JNF "Land Donation" certificate, designed by Ranzenhofer. With a Jewish New Year greeting in Hebrew and German, and a short explanation of donations for land acquisition. Printed in 1912, sent from Vienna in 1914.
2. Postcard with printed text about the JNF. Hebrew and German.
Memorandum and Articles of Association of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, Limited. London, April 1907. English.
An official, legal document declaring the JNF branch in London as a Limited Association with no shares. The document includes the aims of the association, its mode of operation, role-holders, members and additional technical details. , 27pp, 53cm. Good condition. Ex-library copy. Slight tears at borders.
Real-photo postcard, Tomaszów Lubelski, 1935.
The second JNF fair in Tomaszów, with an illustration of the JNF Blue Box ["pushke"], photographs of Herzl, Ussishkin, Bialik and Sokolov, and the names of the three people photographed: Schlagboim, Goldman, Laniel. Dedicated on the verso. 14x8.5cm. Good condition. Slight damage, a few stains.
Judischer Nationalkalender [Jewish National Calendar], edited by Otto Abeles and Ludwig Bató. Vienna: Jüdische Zeitung, , 1915-1919. German.
Five consecutive booklets with calendars, articles about Zionist and national issues, and photographs and illustrations by Joseph Budko, Abel Pann, Hermann Struck, E.M. Lilien, William Wachtel and others. 18cm, fair-good condition. Some covers are partly detached, several leaves are detached.
"To a great and generous minister, Baron Edmond (Benjamin) de Rothschild", single leaf, printed letter of gratitude from inhabitants of Gedera to Baron Rothschild. Gedera, Nissan 1888.
"Thank G-d that we have reached the day on which we started to dig a well in the fields of Gedera, for three years we drank bitter water… and soon we will drink our own water…please allow us to name the well Binyamin…".
In 1888 Yehiel Michal Pines obtained the permits to build and dig a well. Until then the settlers of Gedera pumped water from a well in the Arab village of Katara, and during periods of disputes they had to walk to the village of Bashit, two kilometers away. Eliyahu Scheid, the chief clerk of the Baron in Palestine, persuaded Rothschild to fund the digging of the well; Rothschild agreed and donated 7,000 Francs and "Hovevei Zion" added 2,000 Francs. The settlers of Gedera named the well after the Baron without his permission, since he did not approve of their request to do so because of their participation in the -dissents against his clerks in Rishon LeZion. Only in 1895 did Rothschild finally agree to have the well named after him. A company by the name of BE"R (Initials of Benjamin Edmond Rothschild) was established in order to dig the well. On March 12, 1888, the digging started but only a year later, on February 28, 1889, was water found at a depth
“This is a present for… Sir Moshe Montefiore. Hamburg, . Hebrew and German.
Booklet with a lengthy greeting honoring Moshe Montefiore’s 100th birthday, on behalf of the directors and community leaders of Hamburg.  leaves, 26.5cm. Fair condition. Tears. Dry, fragile paper.
From the collection of Prof. Chimen Abramsky.
1. "Agricultural Products of Jewish Farms – Signed in Agreement with the Agricultural Department of the Union Supporting Local Production." Large tin sign, printed by A. Levin-Epstein Ltd. 24 rectangular squares with holes, for hanging lists of agricultural products for sale (see attached leaf). 50.5x31.5cm. Good condition. Minor bends, paint loss and rust.
2. Small copper plate, "Totzeret HaAretz" [Produce of the Land], with the emblem of the Union for Local Production and the letters "AG". Designed by Rudi Deutsch (Dayan). 1.7x1cm. Very good condition.
3. Totzeret HaAretz – Two conversations, by L.Z. Lavie. Tel Aviv: Shtibel, 1936.
The term "Totzeret HaAretz" [Produce of the Land] became common in the Jewish Settlement in Eretz Israel during the 1920s and became a form of national warrant in the 1930s. This was the result of the settlement leaders' ambition to develop the local industry and to ensure the livelihood of the tens of thousands of Jews living here. In 1923 the "Igud LeMa'an Totzeret HaAretz" [Union Supporting Local Production] was established in order to encourage consumers to purchase local production…" (From "Totzeret HaAretz. 1923-1934", exhibition catalogue, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997; included).
Kehiliyateinu – Anthology. Tel-Aviv: Kibbutz Hashomer HaTza'ir, Haifa-Jeda Road, .
Collection of diary entries, thoughts and observations, letters and memorial pieces. Important early testimony of the life of the Third Aliya pioneers in Eretz Israel. On the title page Dr. Mehlman noted: "Very rare and important". 213, pp, 21.5x17cm. Good condition. Folds at borders of first and last leaves. Original cover, somewhat worn. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Solel Boneh, Jewish Workers Cooperative Company for Public Works, Building and Manufacturing Ltd., Activities 1921-1924. [Jerusalem, 1924]. Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
Booklet summarizing Solel Boneh's activity during its first four years. Many statistics, facts and photographs of Solel Boneh buildings and projects at various sites in Eretz Israel. 82pp, 23.5x15cm. Good condition. Stains to first and last leaves. Ex-library copy with ink-stamps. Re-bound in hardcover with original cover pasted down. Not in the National Library in Jerusalem.
Emek Keren Hayesod, with six color lithographic illustrations by Greta Wolf-Krakauer. Jerusalem: Head office of Keren HaYesod, 1927.
Keren HaYesod settlements in Emek Yizrael: tents in Beit Alfa, kindergarten in Nahalal, sycamore in Tel-Yosef and more.  leaves, 41x33cm, in original cardboard folder, torn and damaged.
Collection of booklets and proclamations issued by the Po'alei Zion/Achdut HaAvodah Socialist Party. Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Jerusalem, 1920s. Hebrew and Yiddish.
Eighteen booklets, newspapers and articles published under different names: HaPoel HaLochem, Ra'ayon HaPoel, Dvar HaPoel, Degel HaPoel, HaPatish, Milchamteinu, Ra'Ayoneinu, Digleinu, Masluleinu, and more. * Nine proclamations and leaflets, some of them stenciled. * Three booklets: "Der Kampf" (Samel-Heft), Tel Aviv, 1928; "Kovetz LeYom HaHistadrut", Tel Aviv,1928; "Alon HaNoar HaBorochovi", Tel Aviv, 1928. Total of 30 items, size and condition varies. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Pilot's logbook belonging to Yosef Upin, member of Kibbutz Afikim, graduate of the first civil aviation course in Eretz Israel, 1938-1945.
Davar LaGola, the Eretz Yisrael workers' newspaper, a weekly magazine enclosed with the Davar daily newspaper. Edited by Berel Katznelson. Tel Aviv, 1939-1940.
Issues 1-34, 37-41, 43-49; total of 46 issues. Photographs and news from Eretz Yisrael, poems, and reproductions of Israel art works. Volume 42cm. Most are in good condition. Tears and damage to first and last issues.
1. A real photo postcard depicting the buildings of the Tiberias Hot Springs and the Tomb of Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess, [c. 1920s]. Glicksman Photographers, Tiberias.
2. The Development of Tiberias Hot Springs, a pamphlet. Tel Aviv, December 1932. 4pp, newspaper format.
3. Tiberias Hot Springs – a printed advertising pamphlet, [1930s-1940s].
Various sizes, good condition.
1. The Peak of Barbarity (second open letter to the High Commissioner), addendum to the “Palestine Weekly”, issue 487, September 1929. Addressed to Governor John Chancellor; Ben Avi complains against the closure ordered against newspapers in Eretz Israel.
2. Shema Yisrael, by Itamar Ben Avi. Jerusalem: “HaSollel”, . Essays on the Western Wall issue.
3. Yehuda Miyadit [Immediate Judea], or “Cantons” and Sister-Towns, by Itamar Ben Avi. Tel-Aviv: “Bnei Binyamin”, .
4. A Discussion on “The Arab-Zionist Problem,” invitation to a debate about the Arab-Zionist issue, with Itamar Ben Avi’s participation. [New-York], [nd].
Varying sizes and condition.
Dome of the Rock, photograph by Peter Bergheim, 1865-1875. Signed in the plate.
Bergheim (1813-1895), one of the most celebrated photographers active in Eretz Israel in the 19th century, was a converted German Jew, a merchant, banker and owner of a photography studio in the Christian Quarter in Jerusalem. 31x25cm. Very good condition. Mounted on cardboard 43x35.4cm.
"Women wailing on Tisha BeAv at the Western Wall", Ya'akov Ben Dov, Jerusalem, .
A good quality photograph featuring women at the Western Wall on Tisha BeAv. Signed in pencil by the photographer. Mounted on cardboard with an additional signature by the photographer, and annotated in pencil. 17.5x32cm, mount 25.5x33.5cm. Good condition. Slight damages at borders of mount.
Jerusalem, J. Bendov. Portfolio containing ten quality prints of photographs taken by Ya’akov Bendov. Jerusalem: Hananya Bros., [printed in Germany? 1920s].
Rachel's Tomb, the Valley of Yehoshafat, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, a street in the Old City and more. Contained in a printed cardboard folder. The photos are captioned in Hebrew and English. 42cm. Plates in good condition. Cover and tissue papers in fair condition, tears and stains.
Jerusalem, Twelve views of the Old City, by Ya'akov Benor-Kalter. Jerusalem: The Pro-Jerusalem Society, 1926. English.
Quality printing of twelve of the most well-known photographs of Jerusalem by the photographer Ya'akov Benor-Kalter.  plates. Photographs 24x16cm, printed on 38x28cm plates. Original cloth binding, 39.5cm, good condition.
1. King David Hotel Jerusalem. Promotional leaflet, printed in Switzerland. Colorful illustrations of the hotel with black and white photographs of the hotel's rooms and views. English text. Open 27x24.5cm, folded 15x8cm. Good condition.
2. Map of Jerusalem, scale: 1:10,000, published by the Palestine and Egypt Lloyd Transportation Company. Jerusalem: "Graphica" Lithographic Press, 1930. English. On the back is a list of Lloyd company branches, ads for Jaffa oranges and train timetables to Damascus, Cairo, Kantara and other destinations. 46.5x34cm. Good condition.
Heutiges Jerusalem aus der Vogelschau (von Western) [Bird's Eye View of Jerusalem Today (from the West)]. Freiburg im Breisgau: B. Herder, early 20th century.
Lithographic printing of a map by Stephan Illes, first printed in Vienna in 1873. Leaf 45x39.5cm. Good condition. Folded. Slight tears at folding-lines.
Shelter for the mentally and terminally ill, Ezrat Nashim Institute Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Goldberg Printing Press, [post 1924].
Booklet describing the institute that hosted, at the time of publication, about 80 patients. Includes photographs of the venue and patients. Hebrew and English. 20pp, 24cm. Good condition.
Plan de Jérusalem, d'aprés Adrichome. Plan of Jerusalem, according to [Christian van] Adrichem. Late 19th century. French.
Hand-drawn city plan painted in watercolor. Precise and detailed drawings of the Old City and its vicinity, with names of Jewish and Christian Holy Places. An index on the right side refers to the 58 sites appearing on the map.
Van Adrichem (1533-1585), Dutch priest and cartographer, was active most of his life in Cologne, Germany. This plan describes Jerusalem in the first century CE and is, therefore, a historical-imaginary plan as understood from the Holy Scriptures, the writings of Yosef Ben Matityahu and other historical sources. Reproduced many times, this is a very accurate copy from the late 19th century. 97.5x65cm, mounted on heavy paper and rolled. Professionally restored damage and tears. 7cm tear at center of top edge.
Le Voyage de Galilée, François Savinien d' Alquié. Paris: Chez Florentin Lambert, 1670. French.
The author describes in 23 chapters trips to Northern Palestine and Lebanon. A significant chapter is devoted to the city of Safed, where the author describes a visit to a synagogue where he was shown the Torah and other books, a visit to the tomb of Shimon Bar Yochai and his son Elazar. Also mentioned in the book: Acre, Nazareth, Tiberias, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel and more.  leaves, 259, pp, 14cm. Good condition. Some staining, slight tear to last leaf, leather spine somewhat worn and torn. Ex-Libris.
Palaestina ex Monumentis veteribus Illustrata, Tomus I-III, Hadriani Relandi. Utrecht, 1714. Latin, with a little Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Three volumes bound in one. First edition.
Differences exist among the various copies of this edition of the book, in several plates and in their place inside the book. This copy has 14 plates, some folded, 9 are plates with maps, some with Hebrew letters. The rest of the plates have chronological inscriptions or general historical information. This copy does not have the author's portrait but it has an engraving before the title page.
Hadriani Relandi / Adriaan Reelant (1676-1718) – Dutch geographer and cartographer , one of the first Orientalists. Professor of Oriental languages at the Utrecht University from 1701 and a lecturer on the antiquity of the Jewish People. In 1695, he was sent on a journey to Palestine and he surveyed 2,500 settlement points and mapped them.
, 1068, pp,  plates (7 are folded), 20.5cm. Good condition. Moth damage throughout book leaves. Antique parchment cover.
Palästina im bild [Palestine in Pictures]. Photography: Leo Kahn. Published by the Judische Zeitung newspaper (where Kahn worked), Vienna, 1912.
One-hundred and three (103) photographs taken by Kahn during his mission to Eretz Israel in 1912, on behalf of the newspaper and in cooperation with the JNF.
Divided into three sections: From Jaffa to Jerusalem; From Jerusalem to Haifa; The Galilee. The photographs show settlements and cities, landscapes, settlers, children, workers, institutions (The Hebrew Gymnasium, Bezalel), and more. Incomplete set (originally 180 plates). Photographs 11x8.5cm, printed on heavy paper 20x16cm. Good condition. Some foxing and slight creases.
Issa Sawabini, photograph of a man (in a studio). Jaffa, 1916.
Glued to a cardboard mat with the photographer’s information: I. Sawabini, Photographer, Jaffa, Palestine. Penciled description and date on the verso. This photographer is not mentioned in the Holy Land Photography literature. 5.5x8.5cm, on a 7x11cm cardboard mat. Good condition. Light damages to the edges of the mat.
Erez Israel, file containing 32 photograph tablets. [London?: Keren HaYesod Headquarters Publishing?, c. 1924-1925].
High quality black and white photographs of settlements and cities in Eretz Israel and new neighborhoods being established. The photographs are described in Hebrew, Yiddish, English and German.
16x23.5cm tablets, good condition, few stains. 17x24.5cm file, good-fair condition, few tears.
Forty-two souvenir postcards of Palestine, mounted on Bristol board leaves. The majority of the images are of Jerusalem and the rest of Nazareth, Jericho, Tiberias and Jordan. Most of the postcards were printed in Hamburg. At the beginning and the end of the album are two original photographs of the participants in front of the Dome of the Rock. Handwritten annotations on postcards and photographs, in German. Photographs 14.5x11.5cm, 17x12cm, album 32.5cm. Good condition.
Real-photo postcards, signed and annotated on the plate: Tobacco packaging in Gedera, ; "Photographer M. Amitai". 9x14cm. Good condition, several stains and creases. Photographer does not appear in Israeli photography literature.
Five real-photo postcards, two of which feature artist Ziona Tager (1900-1988), native of Jaffa, "First Holy Land artist”. Three bear a dedication in her handwriting: One is signed "Ziona Tager”; on another postcard dated 1919 she writes to her friend, “Let’s meet each other again, alive and healthy in our beloved land and city after a long and tough two-year exile” (reference to the expulsion of the residents of Tel-Aviv on the eve of Passover, 1917).
8.5x13.5cm. Good, varying condition.
Two photographs of a parked goods-train, probably in the Tel Aviv railway station. Signed with the photographer's ink-stamp: Zvi Aroshkes (Oron). Second half of the 1920s.
The first photograph shows a locomotive and wagons of a Mandate train and an Egyptian train, with train workers standing beside them; the second photograph is of wagons loaded with a cargo of mechanical equipment.
17x11.5cm, mounted on cardboard 30x23.5cm. Photographs in good-medium condition, with some stains. Mounts in fair condition.
1. Machine plowing near the Kishon, Haifa, September 1927. Spanish description on the verso. 12x18cm. Fair condition. Tears, wrinkles and stains.
2. Photograph featuring a vegetable garden and fruit-bearing trees. Mounted on cardboard stamped “Tzalmania ‘Shulamit’, Haifa, Rehov HaShuk”, . 10x15cm, cardboard 16.5x24cm . Good condition.
Five photographs showing workers paving the first road in the Achuza neighborhood on Mount Carmel, 1926-1927/1929. Some are annotated on the plate or in handwriting on the reverse: "In memory of the time spent paving the road", "Paving a road in Achuza 1929". * Group photograph, most probably of the inauguration ceremony of the "Zichron Yosef" school, the first school in Achuza, 1927/1928. Total of 6 photographs. Size and condition varies.
Twelve photographs from the 1920s-30s relating to the construction of the power plant in Naharayim. Some are annotated and dated in pencil on the reverse (at a later date): "Surveyors under the ancient Roman bridge before starting construction in Naharayim", "A group of surveyors on its way to work near Naharayim", tents for the surveyors, and two photographs of Pinchas Rutenberg, one with Herbert Samuel and the other with Winston Churchill . Various sizes and conditions, [some are possibly later printings of the original photographs?].
Two real-photo postcards: Violated Torah scrolls in Hebron, 1929. * Victims of the 1929 Palestine riots in Jerusalem [photo of the corpses]. Good condition, stains.
Group photograph of a wind-instrument orchestra at the third "HaPo'el Games" sport event. Tel Aviv, 1932. 22.5x14.5cm, mounted on cardboard 35x29cm. Good condition with slight damages to the edges of the mount.
Zvi Oron (Oroshkes), four photographs of the presentation ceremony of the JNF "Degel Yerushalyim" .[Jerusalem, September 1934].
"Degel Yerushalayim" [Jerusalem Flag] was awarded every year to a school excelling in its JNF-related activities. In 1934 the flag was presented to the Rishon LeZion School. These photographs document the ceremony attended by Menachem Ussishkin, Chairman of the JNF and Nahum Sokolov, President of the Zionist Organization. One of the photographs shows Sokolov delivering a speech. 13x8cm, good condition.
Einot Female Workers Farm [Near Ness Ziona], Class 4, , photograph by Liselotte Grschebina. Signed “Photo Grschebina” on the verso.
Grschebina (1908-1994), native of Germany, moved to Eretz Israel in 1934. The present photograph was taken when she was working as Wizo’s official photographer. See enclosed material for additional information about her.
17.5x23.5cm. Good condition. Few stains on the verso.
Nineteen black and white photographs, a festive parade in honor of the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini. [Jerusalem, 1930s].
The photographs show Al-Husseini next to Muslim notables in the city of Jerusalem, near the Old City and near the Dome of the Rock. 8.5x11.5cm. Good condition, slightly warped.
Seven photographs by photographer A. Kovatch, “artist-photographer”, owner of a photography shop on Chancellor Street [today’s Strauss Street], Jerusalem [1940s].
The photographs show: Kovatch’s storefront, next to the offices of “Egged”; “Egged Cars Office” signposts; Kovatch’s shop’s advertising sign; the “Mitzpeh” building in Jaffa Street; shops on one of the city streets [Jaffa Street?]. Marked on the verso to be used as postcards, stamped by the photographer. 8.5x13.5cm. Good condition. Few stains.
Eleven photos taken by photographer Kurt Triest (1907-1985), [the 1940s]. Most are signed by the photographer on the back.
Flooded streets of Tel-Aviv, snow in Tel-Aviv, the beach, the Yarkon River, a building in Tel-Aviv.
Kurt Triest was born in Nürnberg and studied Painting at the Berlin Academy of Art. In 1929 he was already running a photography studio and working as a graphic artist for various newspaper and book publishers in Germany. He moved to Eretz Israel in 1936 and became the “HaBima” theater’s photographer. Opened the “Photo-Temuna” studio with Moshe (Max) Rosenthal. He stopped taking photographs after the establishment of the State of Israel due to an allergy he developed to the chemicals used in photography labs.
Seven photographs taken by photographer Walter Zadek, documenting a mounted policemen drill (from the Hebrew Settlement Police?), [end of the 1930s or 1940s].
One of the photos bears the photographer’s signature on the back; the others are pencil-signed.
Divided verso for postcard use. 9x14cm. Good condition, few stains.
Three photographs of Orde Wingate taken by Walter Zadek.
1-2. Photos of Wingate wearing his uniform, taken during a funeral in the Holy Land [1943-1944]. One of the photos shows Moshe Shertok (Sharett) standing beside Wingate. Verso stamped in Hebrew and English by the photographer. 13x18cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wrinkles.
3. Photograph of Orde Wingate wearing his uniform, in his study, reading a book. Verso stamped by a photo agency in England. 16x21cm. Good condition. Stains.
Seven photographs taken during the War of Independence. Tel Aviv and other locations, ca. 1947.
One large photograph, by Beno Rotenberg, features the ruins of a building; six small photographs show mainly fighters. Some of the photographs are annotated: "After the conquest of the 'Metzudah' in Shechunat HaTikva", "Dizengoff Street on the day of the Big Curfew", and so on. A few with the photographer's ink-stamp.
22x15cm; 8.5x6.5cm. Good condition, some with slight stains and creases.
Seventeen photographs documenting the Israeli flag raising ceremony marking the end of the British mandate in the city of Haifa and a couple of photographs featuring guard posts from the War of Independence, 1948-1949. Also featured on the photos: [military] service at the Valley of El-Gharbia, guard post on the roof of the Phone Center of Burg Street (five days prior to and on the day of the departure of the British), parade celebrating the end of the British Mandate and the Israeli flag hoisting ceremony, Haifa Police at the Hadar HaCarmel, and preparations for the first Yom HaAtzma’ut parade in Haifa. Between 12.5x18cm and 6x8.5cm. Good, varying condition, stains and wrinkles. Handwritten descriptions.
Photo-album by Shmuel Yosef Schweig (1902-1983) documenting the activity of the [ca. 1956] archaeological research delegation to Sinai headed by Prof. Binyamin Mazar, which researched Sinai and the Santa Caterina (Saint Catherine) Monastery.
Amongst the photographs: the Santa Caterina monastery, the delegation with the head of the monastery, Professors Polotsky, Mazar and Ben Horin in the monastery library, an ancient manuscript leaf from the monastery library, and more. The album was presented as a gift to Israel Fogel, Schweig's friend, with a handwritten dedication by Schweig, "…in memory of a non-military operation…", dated 1958. At the end of the album: Photographs: S.Y. Schweig, Jerusalem." Eleven 17x12cm photographs and a photographed map (two photographs are missing). Very good condition. Album 28cm, good condition.
Twenty photographs accompanied by texts, printed in a photomontage technique, documenting the aliya (immigration) of Yemenite Jews to Eretz Israel starting in 1882, through the British Mandate period, the "Al Kanfei Nesharim" (On The Wings of Eagles) operation, and the absorption of Yemenites into Israeli society and in settlements throughout the country. Average size 16x12cm, album 24.5cm. Very good condition.
Impressive photo album, donated as a gift to Colonel Yehuda Nitzan, Head of the IDF Manpower Directorate, 1961.
Forty-five quality black and white photographs featuring various activities such as special training courses, educational activities, recruitment and training of women soldiers, military drills and more. Moshe Dayan is seen in one of the photographs. Mounted in a leather album with IDF emblem. Average size 22x16cm, album 45.5cm, in the original box. Very good condition.
Forty-four large, quality black and white photographs of petroleum drilling in Abu Rudeis, Southern Sinai, on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Suez. Album gifted by the "Netivei Neft Ltd." Oil company to Yehuda Nitzan in 1970.
Prime Minister Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, Zalman Shazar and Chief of Staff Haim Bar-Lev are seen in some of the photographs. 24x18cm to 30.5x24cm, album 44cm with dedication plaque. Very good condition.
Eight black and white portrait photographs of artists and writers, including: art critic Dr. Haim Gamzu, Ephraim Kishon (two photos from two different periods), Itzik Manger (next to actor Mike Burstein), Marcel Janco, Anna Ticho and Reuven Rubin (photograph by Alfred Bernheim). 20x25cm – 12x18cm, very good condition.
Alfred Bernheim, three photographs of the Hebrew University (one is printed on a postcard and stamped “Exhibition of the Decade”) and a portrait photograph (pencil-signed, with the original cardboard cover). Alfred Bernheim (1885-1974) – Artist photographer, specialized in architecture and portrait photography. Documented the work of architect Erich Mendelsohn through his photographs and took numerous photographs of the Jewish cultural and political elite. Average size 11.5x16.5cm. Good, varying condition.
Four big, high quality portrait photographs, three by Ephraim Erde and one by Ran Erde, 1961-1964. Featured in the photographs: Yitzhak Tabenkin, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Zalman Shazar and Ya’akov Zrubavel. Signed and stamped by the photographers. 30x40cm, mounted in a passe-partout. Good condition, foxing on the back.
Thirty-two high quality black and white photographs. Taken by various photographers, 1960s-70s.
Most of the photographs feature petrochemical plants in the Haifa Bay area, foundries and Vulkan Factory facilities (10 photographs relate to other topics). Many of the photos were taken by photographer Moshe Gross (born in 1952), owner of the “Keren-Or” studio for practical technical photography in Haifa, who – along with his father and his son – documented with his camera many of Israel’s infrastructure projects, industrial plants and architectural projects. Also included are photographs of the “Sollel-Boneh Photo Lab” by photographer Amiram Erev, who was active in the field of technical photography, industrial and commercial photography and who worked for Sollel-Boneh for many years. Additional photos by: Avital Abulafia, Oscar Tauber, “Photo Fuks”. Varying sizes, good condition.
Opening price: 200$
Six black and white photos of Ma’abarot (immigrant camps), 1950-60s. On behalf of the Dept. of Information, the JNF Photography Services, the Keren HaYesod and the Jewish Agency: An impoverished neighborhood in Or Yehuda, an immigrant camp near Tiberias, a girl washing the dishes, a first-aid course for immigrants, and more. Varying sizes and condition.
A black and white photograph of a fireteam commanded by Meir Har Zion returning from a patrol, [winter 1953].
From right to left: Meir Har Zion, Shimon Kahner (Katcha), Eitan Bentov (Nabat), Yonah Bendman, Gai Kochva.
Meir Har Zion (born 1934) – One of the fighters of the mythical "Unit 101" commando unit and one of the heroes of the Retribution Operation in the 1950s; a founder of the Parachute Commando Unit and its first Commander; won the Israeli Medal of Courage. 6x8.5cm. Good condition. Paper and glue residue on the back.
Robert Capa, 3 photographs featuring General David (Mickey) Marcus, .
Capa (1913-1954) – American photographer of Jewish-Hungarian descent. Arrived in Israel in 1948 where he documented the War of Independence and the State Proclamation ceremony. Considered the most famous war photographer of the 20th century, experiencing five different wars.
Marcus (1902-1948) – The IDF’s first general. He came to Israel during the War of Independence as a member of Machal to contribute his military experience as a colonel in the US army. Marcus was killed hours before the beginning of the first cease-fire, accidentally shot to death by an IDF sentry.
The verso of one photograph is hand-signed by Robert Capa, with a pen and ink-stamped “Photograph by PM” and a pencil description stating “Marcus”, apparently in Capa’s handwriting; another photo bears the same ink-stamp on the back and a pencil description as mentioned above; the third photograph is neither signed nor described. 20.5x25cm. Good condition, few stains and wrinkles. Two photographs are staple-marked.
~ Book – Traveling in the Holy Land through the Stereoscope. New-York-London: Underwood & Underwood, , 1900. English.
~ Forty-five black and white stereoscopic photographs depicting various sites in the Holy Land at the end of the 19th century. Published by the Underwood & Underwood Company. Included is the original book-shaped box for storing the photographs, engraved with the word “Jerusalem”.
~One-hundred and nine (109) color printed stereoscopic photographs, from the Holy Land series, published by T.W. Ingersoll.
~ Stereoscope for viewing the photographs.
~ Book – Jerusalem Through the Stereoscope. New-York-London: Underwood & Underwood, , 1909. English. Includes a folding map of Jerusalem.
~ One-hundred stereoscopic black and white photographs, depicting Eretz Israel at the end of the 19th century. Contained in the original, two-volume, book-like box with the embossed caption, “Palestine Through the Stereoscope”. Published by Underwood & Underwood.
~ Ornate stereoscope with embossed decorations.
Fourteen stereoscopic photographs of views of Eretz Israel. Kaplansky Photo-Studio, Tel-Aviv, 1940s.
Showing: A square in Tel Aviv, King George Street in Tel Aviv, Herbert Samuel Square in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv Museum. Rachel's Tomb, the Old City of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, and more. Marked on the reverse for use as a postcard. Included: Kaplansky Photo-Studio Shana Tova greeting card. 11.5x8cm, good condition.
Ninety-nine glass slides, colorful photographs taken in Eretz Israel. Chicago, Philadelphia and New-York, end of the 19th century – beginning of the 20th century.
High quality Palestine (Israel and Syria) photographs, some of which later became famous as Palestine souvenir postcards, or were included in various photographic and journey books.
Some slides with a handwritten description on attached paper notes. A few slides are in black and white.
Underwood & Underwood, Radio Mat Slide Co. Makers, Chicago Transparency Co. and T. H. McAllister are among the American manufacturers of the slides.
Names of American photographers such as Edward L. Wilson (1838-1903) and William Herman Rau (1855-1920) appear on the back of some of the slides.
8x10 cm slides, original case. Some of the glass slide covers are broken, otherwise good condition.
Three glass slides, photos of the Old City in Jerusalem and Mount Zion. Manufactured by J. Hauff & Co., Germany. 13x18cm, good condition. Original cardboard box, with 9 additional glass slides showing workers in a machine room and other images.
Nazareth panoramic black and white photograph, printed in Germany. The caption "Dormitio, Jerusalem" appears in the bottom left-hand corner of the photo. 25.5x182cm. Good condition, few tears and stains. Original cover, detached and torn.
Photographic archives of the sisters Charlotte (Lotta) Meyer (1911-1978) and Margaret (Gerda) Meyer (1913-1993), native German photographers from Haifa, who worked from 1934 to 1957. They specialized in portrait photography of famous people and in photography of industrial buildings and architectural themes. The Meyer sisters left Israel during the 1950s and their private archives weren’t preserved. The present archives, from the estate of their older brother Hans (Martin/Hanoch) Meyer, is a major source of information on the lives of the Meyer sisters, which cannot be found anywhere else.
The archives contain:
~ Nineteen letters from Charlotte, 1930-1973, sent from Germany before she moved to Israel, from Haifa and later from London; 8 letters from Gerda; two letters from both sisters.
~ Twenty-seven photographs taken by the Meyer sisters, including: Hanukkah ceremony photos at the Dagon Silo in Haifa, photos of important events and major political figures such as Moshe Sharet and Chaim Weizmann (celebrating the Technion’s Jubilee), portrait photos and more.
~ Ffifteen photos of the sisters (mainly of Charlotte), including pictures with their mother and father.
~ Thirty-two negatives of Gerda Meyer’s wedding with Meir (Marc) Shore.
~ Five documents containing biographical material on the Meyer family and the sisters.
Over 100 items in total, varying sizes and condition. A detailed description of the content of the archives will be provided upon request.
~ Thirty high quality black and white photos of the “Nesher” cement factories in Haifa, by Zoltan Kluger and the sister photographers Charlotte and Gerda Meyer, plus three additional photographs. Show the factory buildings and various facilities and machines. In a thick album, with an engraved dedication tablet “In memory of the blessed activity of Dr. Karl (Haim) Landau z”l…”, 1950. 16.5x23.5cm photographs, 29.5x26.5cm album. Good condition.
~ Six black and white photographs taken at the opening ceremony of the cultural center named after Karl Landau at “Givat Nesher”, [May 1957] plus one additional photo. 12x17.5cm photographs, 19.5x28cm album. Fair-good condition.
~ Dr. Haim Karl Landau, the man behind the “Sollel Boneh” construction company, was appointed director of the “Nesher” factory in 1945.
Moshe Vorobeichic (Raviv, 1904-1995), 51 large photographs documenting the activity of the "HeChalutz" movement in Poland, [early 1930's]. Unsigned.
Black and white photographs of good technical and artistic quality typical of Vorobeichic, who undertook the visual documentation of the "HeChalutz" operations in Poland until he immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1934.
The collection includes photographs of the following "HeChalutz" kibbutzim: Grochow,Czenstochova, Vilnius, Sosnowiec, Bendzin, Lodz, Rovan, Lutsk, Gorodishche, Bialystok, Klosowo, Pinsk, Kovel and Gdynia. The photographs show a variety of activities, buildings, construction, carpentry and agriculture, laundry and sewing in workshops. Some of the photographs were printed in "Sefer HeChalutz – Anthology," edited by Moshe Basuk (Jerusalem 1939).
Fifty-one (51) photographs, 30x23cm, handwritten annotations on the margins, some of the photographs are connected to each other (as published). Good condition.
Photographs and paper items from the town of Slonim, 1920s-30s.
~ Six photographs documenting the activity of the “HaShomer HaTza’ir” movement in Slonim, 1923-1925.
Including: “The First Attack” – wrestling / gymnastics; group photo of children wearing the movement uniform; group meal, Tug of War game and more. Two of the photo plates bear the name of the photographer “Kauffman”; all are signed on the verso “HaShomer HaTza’ir Photo Services in Slonim”, with the emblem of the movement. 9x14cm.
~ Twenty-two photographs documenting the activity of the Maccabi sports movement in Slonim, 1920s. Including: the Maccabi ski department in Slonim; a group of Maccabi Slonim bicycle riders; the Maccabi Slonim football team. Some bear a description on the photo plate, some have a description penciled on the verso. 9x14cm or 6x9cm.
~ Four photos of the 5th and 6th traditional JNF Fairs, which took place in Slonim on Purim 1934 and 1935, organized by women from the Wizo Association. Various fair booths appear on the photos. Two of the images are described on the photo plate; one of the photos was stamped by “The Women's Association on Behalf of the Zionist Federation in Slonim Wizo”. 12x17cm.
Enclosed: A handwritten card with a Wizo Slonim stamp; a passport photograph with a Hebrew and Polish ink-stamp; a photo from Harbin, China, 1932; a postcard; a Shana Tova greeting card; 13 family photos. 50 Items total, varying sizes and condition.
Nine group photographs and photographs of Zionist organizations in Eastern Europe, [1920s]. Some of the photographs are dated or annotated on the reverse (different periods). Images include Kevutzat HaShomrim; "HaDayag" training group in Ochakov, 1924; "On the way to 'working' Eretz Israel", Gurvan Photo Studio; Russian Commission of HeChalutz, June 1924; Harvest; Bilu; "Kadima" group, and more. Average size 17x12cm, condition varies. Glue residue on the reverse.
A class photograph of the members of the Bar Giora Jewish Students Organization, Anlässlich des 25 Jubel-Semesters , Atelier Thurmann, Vienna, . At the center, the organization's symbol and under it a picture of E. Naschitz, surrounded by the photographs of 35 other friends, wearing bands with the name of the organization, in Hebrew. 18.5x26cm. glued on a cardboard mat, 33x39cm. Good condition, few damages: peeling and foxing, damage to corners of the mat.
Thirty-one photographs of the Beitar Movement activity. Tukum, Latvia, 1920s-30s.
Most of the photographs are family or group photographs; the movement's activity is documented in 13 of them, where the members in uniform are seen holding signs and flags (flag of the "Ramat Tiomkin Work Unit"); some photographs are annotated and dated. Most of the photographs are in a postcard format, 9x14cm. Fair to good condition.
Album containing 76 photos of the “HaShomer HaTza’ir” youth movement’s activities in Poland, 1928 to mid-1930s.
Some of the album leaves have been decorated with handmade, colorful illustrations and title-page-like captions such as, “The Vilna Nest, 1928”; “Mikolina Settlement, 1931, Tel-Hai Brigade”; “Labor Settlement of Zhirmoni, 1932”; “Vilna-Grodna-Bialystok, Spring 1931”; “Winter Settlement in Pospiski, 1930”; “Zhirmoni Settlement, 1932”. Varying sized photos, average size 8x11cm, good condition. The album leaves are bound with a simple cardboard binding and Scotch tape, binding size 29x41cm.
Three printed photographs of Jewish authors, framed. Warsaw: "Yehudiya" Publishing, , [1920s].
1. Sholem Aleichem. 35x28cm.
2. S. An-Sky, Y.L. Peretz, Ya'akov Dinezon. 35x28cm.
3. Hirsch David Nomberg, Haim Zhitlovsky, Y.L. Peretz, Avraham Reisen, Shalom Asch. 30x20cm.
Good condition, slight tears at borders, stains.
“The Hebrew Brigades in Eretz Israel” – postcard file published by Ya’akov Ben Dov. Includes 19 postcards (of the original 20, #18 is missing). The illustration on the coverby artist Ze’ev Raban. Good-fair condition. Postcards #19-20 are detached. Tears on the cover.
“Pardess” Association (Jaffa) postcard file. Published by Ya’akov Ben-Dov, 1926.
Missing cover; postcards #2-11 only. The catalogue “Postcards from the Holy Land” featuring Ya’akov Ben-Dov’s postcardsnotes that postcard #2 is missing and unknown and only postcards #1-10 are mentioned; postcard #11 is not mentioned. Good condition. Few stains. Some of the protective tissue papers are missing or damaged.
Two postcards, by H. [Hillel and Henya] Krugliakov, Jaffa.
Four postcards printed by the Eliyahu Brothers, Jaffa and Tel-Aviv.
Black and white photographs of the Hebrew University opening ceremony on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, April 1, 1925. Good condition.
Four "Official photograph of the English H.Q." photo postcards: Rishon-le-Zion Banquet in the Palm Garden; Herzl Forest in Eretz Israel; Jerusalem – Crowd waiting for the Zionist Commission on the Mount of Olives [missing corner, stains]; Arrival of Dr. Weizmann at the English H.Q. Condition varies, fair-good.
1. Real-photo postcard documenting the arrival of Herbert Samuel at Jaffa shore, June 1920. Described in Hebrew and English, “The landing of Sir H. Samuel at Jaffa.” Good condition.
2. Printed postcard with a portrait of Herbert Samuel. “Keren Kayemet” publication in Latvia, Riga, 1921. Fair condition. Dedication on the verso, stains.
A real photo postcard of Winston Churchill during his visit to Eretz Israel as Minister of Colonies, . Photographer's signature "C. Chanoch" in the plate. Good condition. Few stains and creases.
Eight postcards: Souvenir postcards from the wool merchants at the Levant fair, 1929; undivided postcard, published by J. Kattan, Jaffa; Joseph Trumpeldor.Real-photo postcards: Hadassa restaurant at the Jerusalem Boys' School; Ice truck – Hoyzman; Rabbi Chaim Pesahovitz of the “Torah VeDa’at” Beit Midrash in Jerusalem; worshipers at the Western Wall; two people in front of the “Galei-Aviv” casino in Tel-Aviv. 8 postcards in total, varying condition.
"Alef Bet Etzim" [Tree Alphabet], postcard with the Alef-Bet letters in the shape of trees, by the painter Shmuel M. Melnik. Jerusalem, [early 1940s?].
Dedicated by the artist on the reverse; dated 1943. Shmuel Melnik (b. 1885), partner of Meir Rozin in "The first artistic workshop in Eretz Israel", decorated the ceiling of the restaurant and the lobby of the YMCA building in Jerusalem. Good condition.
Second Maccabiah, Tel-Aviv, April 1935. Postcard designed by Franz Kraus (1905-1998), manufactured by “Menir”, Sandler & Berson, Bnei Brak. Good condition. Few stains on the front.
Four "Souvenir of Jerusalem" color postcards. In the top left-hand corner of the postcards is a “window” with a revolving cardboard wheel that shows different scenes of Jerusalem. Varying condition, mostly good. Stains and light tears.
Three illustrated postcards by Lilien. Published by: B. Harz, Berlin; Hebrew Publishing Co., New York (printed in Germany); Deutsch-Israelitischer Gemeindebund, Berlin. Few stains, slight tear on the postcard sent through the post in 1914 which carries a Shana Tova blessing in Hebrew.
Together (we stand) for Work, Freedom and Peace. Glogauer Druckerei print, Głogów, Poland, [1930s?].
Illustrated with a man carrying a sickle and in the background an image of a Magen David and sunrays. Good condition, few wrinkles, stains.
Arthur Szyk, printed postcard with a drawing from “The Statute of Kalisz” (Le Statut de Kalisz). [Poland, 1930s]. French and Polish.
The illustration shows Jewish and Polish soldiers fighting against soldiers of the Russian Tzar; the name of the Polish-Jewish Socialist Party appears on one of the waving flags, in Yiddish. 10.5x15cm. Fair condition. Postmarked. Wrinkles and stains, slight tears.
Photo postcard with the portrait of the Yiddish poet and translator, native of Grodno, Leib Neidus (1890-1918). Neidus moved to Vilnius in 1908 and returned to Grodno during World War I, where he passed away suddenly from disease at the young age of 28. Beneath the photograph is a passage from a poem he composed. Good condition, ink-stamps on the reverse.
Twenty-eight color Shana Tova postcards. Twelve were lithographically printed by Monzon in Jerusalem ; and the rest in Poland, the USA, France and Germany. Varying condition.
twenty-seven Judaic postcards featuring illustrations of biblical figures, statues and major events. Seventeen were published by “Levanon”, Moscow; four by Phönix, Berlin; four by “Yehudiyah”, Warsaw (3 of which are in color); and two by other publishers (one of these is undivided). Varying condition.
Four postcards of Jewish figures from Europe. Varying editions and times of publication (one is undivided). One is a postcard sized photograph with a blank verso. Good, varying condition.
Three undivided “Gruss Aus” postcards, from the German cities of Jngenheim (Pfalz), Müttersholz and Osthofen. The municipal synagogue is featured on all three postcards. All three are postmarked.
Synagogue in Krefeld, Germany, 1904; the Nurenberg synagogue (postmarked 1911); synagogue in Zwittau, Czech Republic; the Charlottenburg synagogue in Berlin. The latter two are real photos. Good, varying condition.
Five postcards featuring Oriental Jewish figures: a Jewish wedding in Marrakesh, Jews from Rabat (blank on the verso), Jewish women in the village of Tin-Mal in the Atlas Mountains, a Jewish couple from Egypt in conversation, and a Brit Mila ceremony. Good, varying condition.
Nine Jewish postcards. Different editions; six are undivided. The Kol Nidrei prayer; Yom Kippur, 1870 at a military camp near Metz; Jew wearing Tefillin standing near a window; a Jewish couple whispering to each other; the serenity of Shabbat; Shana Tova blessings and more. All but one are postmarked. Good, varying condition.
Postcard from the “Montefiore Home for Chronic Invalids” – Invitation to a members and donors’ meeting. Postmarked by the New-York post office, October 25, 1894. Undivided, good condition. Stains on both sides.
Kosher Horse Meat, postcard published by “Humar”[Humor], Warsaw, [the 1920s]. Yiddish. Illustration featuring a “righteous woman” salting horsemeat and a “Mashgiach” with a timer. Fair condition; numerous stains and wrinkles.
Four postcards from the Judische Kriegskarte / Weltkrieg, Louis Lamm publishing, Berlin.
Siddur with a bullet hole; Jews in Warsaw; German soldier talking to Jews in Lodz; German soldier talking to Jews. Very good condition.
Four printed cards, Shana Tova blessings, the Jewish Brigade, 1943-1945.
“Year of Victory and Redemption, the 2nd Jewish Brigade”; “Year of Redemption and Revival of the Hebrew State, the Jewish Fighting Brigade, Europe” and more. 6x10cm average. Good condition, stains.
Eleven Shana Tova greeting cards, 1943-1952.
Including: Two cards of the "Eretz Israel Unit for Equipment and Supplies" of the Jewish Brigade; IDF Infantry, Draughtsmanship Course and Air Force; "Harel" Division of the Palmach. Size varies, very good condition.
Five photographic Shana Tova cards: Three bearing photographs of people (1933, 1936, 1937) – “Muberman Photographer” Netanya, “A. Melumad”, “Kaplan, Jerusalem”; postcard without a photograph (Jerusalem, 1933) and a postcard from which the picture has been cut out (Muberman, Netanya, 1937). Varying condition.
Five photographed Shana Tova cards, 1933-1940.
"Parita Ma'apilim Ship on the shore of Tel-Aviv"; three people in a boat, "Rapid"; "Photographer Moberman Netanya"; "Photographer M. Gamzu Tel-Aviv", with drawing of the Western Wall; 1933 greeting with no photographer's name, with drawing of Rachel's Tomb. Size and condition varies.
1. “Le-Shana Tova”, blessing with a train illustration in relief, printed in Eretz Israel. Printed, rhymed greeting inside. Good condition, stains.
2. Palestine, Shana Tova blessing with a drawing of Rachel's Tomb in relief. There are 11 small (5x7cm) photographs of various sites in Eretz Israel, folded in the shape of a fan, inside the card, including Rachel's Tomb, the Western Wall, Jaffa and others. Handwritten inscription on the back, dated 1919. Good condition, stains.
Ten pop-Up Shana Tova blessings, USA (Printed in Germany). Blessings of “Shana Tova Tikatevu”, bearing Judaic figures and various adornments. Good condition. Light tears.
Three pop-up Shana Tova cards, USA (printed in Germany).
The Binding of Isaac, the gatefold decorated with flowers and doves; Tashlich near a river, with a synagogue and floral decorations in the background; a dove and flowers. Size varies. Fair condition, with some tears and separated parts.
Official announcement [on behalf of General Arthur Money], Ministry of Health Regulations, Order No. 1. Tel Aviv, May 16, 1919.
Detailed laws regarding registration of births and deaths, Smallpox vaccination of children, contagious diseases, corpses and burial, doctors licenses and maintaining the cleanliness of the surroundings of houses.
pp, 30cm. Good condition. Few stains, taped tear to last page.
Proclamation on behalf of H.C. Luke, Chief Secretary to the British Mandate Government of Palestine. Jerusalem: Greek Convent Printing Press, August 25, 1929 [second day of the 1929 riots].
Similar proclamations are known that were distributed from Royal Air Force airplanes. Leaf 34cm. Fair condition. Creases, foxing, tears along borders.
"To all Municipalities, Communities, Local Councils and Committees of Agricultural Settlements in the country!". Letter on official letterhead of the Jewish National Council in Eretz Israel, May 12, 1939.
"Within the next few days the British Government will publish the White Paper" – it was decided, in reaction, to proclaim the day following the publication as a "Yom Pekuda" ["Command Day"], including strikes, an emergency census and public gatherings. The [third] White Paper was published five days later, on May 17. Signed in the plate: Yitzchak Ben Zvi. A handwritten note at the top of the page states: "Note, not for publication".  leaves, 27cm. Good condition. Creases, filing holes, foxing, small tears.
Archive of handwritten and printed letters, Polack-Moser family of Haifa, 1944-1947.
In November 1944 Avraham (Avivi) Polack, a Humanities student in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was arrested and sent to a detention camp in Latroun; by mid-December he was transferred to the prison in Acre, and from there to various British detention-camps in Africa: Carthaga (Sudan), Asmara (Eritrea), and Gilgil (Kenya). During his years in exile, Avraham wrote many letters to his family and relatives, and these are in the collection in front of us, the letters are rich with descriptions of daily life in the camps. Baruch Moser-Polack established in Haifa, concurrently, the "Committee for assisting the families of the Jewish Detainees" and the "Committee for the Eritrea Exiles and their Families" and sent many letters with pleas for assistance and aid (he kept copies of most letters and these are included in the collection herewith) – to Jewish leaders and organizations, among them: the High Commissioner, Central Secret Police, Haim Weizmann, Chief rabbinate, Mania Bialik, Prof. Klausner, Anitta Müller-Cohen, The Women Workers Union, The Jewish National Council, Newspapers' Editorials, and more, sometimes with the assistance of lawyers. The letters reflect his concern about his son and his daughter, 16-17 years old, who was also arrested for a long time in the women's detention prison in Bethlehem (see next item). During all the period of his imprisonment in Africa, Avraham Polack continued his studies, with books which were sent to him by his father and by the University library, thanks to efforts made by its president, Prof. Magnes.
This is a varied and rare archive in its scope, enabling a thorough research of the lives of Etzel and Lehi exiles in detention camps in Africa through first-hand detailed documents, while watching the fight for their release on the part of their parents in Palestine. The archive contains:
- About 125 letters by Avraham Polack, mainly from Carthaga and Asmara camps. Deletions or lines chopped by the censor can be traced in some of the letters (in particular in the early letters).
- About 180 letters and copies of letters from the Assistance Committee for the Eritrea Exiles some in several copies.
- About 16 letters sent to Avraham by his father and his sister Ruth Stern and her husband.
- About 16 letters concerning the continuation of Avraham's academic studies in the camps: order of books, examination grades, etc.
- About 50 general documents: certificates for delivery of parcels or money, payment-confirmations, renewal of newspaper subscription for Avraham, and more.
Total of about 400 documents, sizes and conditions vary.
36 Letters handwritten by Yehudit Moser-Polack, age 17, sent to family and friends, during her imprisonment in "Vila Salem", Bethlehem, 1945-1947.
Some of the letters consist of several leaves and were sent to different people. Moser-Polack tells in detail about the prison's routine; the visit of Rabbi Levanon and the reading the Scroll of Esther; preparation of a humorous paper for Purim; the books she was reading, her intentions to plea the British Police for pardon, and more. Some of the letters are ink-stamped "Palestine Prison Service, Women Prison Bethlehem".. Attached: Shana Tovah card sent from the camp. Size varies, good condition. Filing-holes.
1. Group photograph of many participants. Detention camp in Asmara, Eritrea, [c. 1945]. The photographed are raising the flag of Israel and holding a sign: "Zion's Exiles in Asmara". 17X12 cm, very good condition.
2. Cloth-badge, "Jabotinsky Day in Asmara Exile, 29 Tamuz, 1946", on the sixth year of his death. 5X3 cm, good condition.
Two Shana Tovah greeting cards sent by a prisoner in the Etzel and Lehi prisoners detention camp in Asmara, Eritrea, 1946.
"Shenat Geula VeShichrur". 10X6 cm. Very good condition. * Shana Tovah VeGeula Kerovah". 10X5 cm. Very good condition. In original envelopes, with handwritten greetings.
Detailed letter concerning the escape plan and the dispute about it, by "B.A.A." [Aryeh Ben Eliezer?] and "G. Daniel", Etzel members imprisoned in the Gilgil Internment Camp in Kenya, March 9, 1948.
The authors describe in detail the situation in the internment camp for members of the underground movements. The document opens with a detailed explanation of how to encode secret messages in letters, which is followed by a description of the situation in the camp and the escape plans. Two weeks later a group of six prisoners led by Ya'akov Meridor succeeded in escaping from the camp. 4 handwritten pages, 21.5cm. Good condition. Creases and slight stains.
Handwritten letter by Yehudah Feder, member of "Brit HaHashmona'im". Underground Prisoners Jail, Russian Compound, Jerusalem, January 1948.
Handwritten letter on a thin, small, leaf of paper, addressed to "Brit HaHashmona'im" headquaters in Tel-Aviv. Most likely smuggled out of the prison. In the letter Feder expresses thanks for a parcel sent to him by "Brit HaHashmona'im", asks about the "HaHashmonai" newspaper(the movement's publication of which Feder was an editor), and shares some of his feelings and experiences. About one month later, on February 20, 1948, Yehudah Feder (aka "Bar Giora") was one of eight prisoners who fled the jail. Included is the book "Brit HaHashmona'im BaMa'avak LeHerut Israel", by Shaul Avishai. Note, 11x8cm in minute handwriting. Creases, tears and stains.
HeChazit, newspaper of Lochamei Herut Israel (Lehi), 1944-1945.
Issues 12-14 and 18 of the underground newspaper published by Lehi. Typewritten and stenciled. Fair condition, tears at borders, detached leaves.
"HaChomah": three underground proclamations of the "Haganah":
"HaChomah – Security and Defence Matters – Why was Webster Christie murdered by Lehi?", 25.5.47; "HaChomah – Security and Defence Matters – We Shall Struggle and Live" 28.1.46 – resistance call against the British Police actions in Jerusalem; "HaChomah – Security and Defence Matters – Yizkor", 25.3.47 – in memory of Bracha Fold on the first anniversary of her death. Three single leaves. Size varies, good condition. Glued to linen backing for display and preservation.
Announcement to the Jewish Public!, concerning the approach of the German enemy and the struggle against the Arab enemy, June 1942. * Announcement concerning the "assassination" of HaShomer HaTza'ir members by Etzel members, Febuary 1947. * Announcement, Etzel's military court, April 1947. * End the unruly behavior of the rioters, November 1948. * Yeda HaAm, November 1948. * El Amud HaKalon, February 1948. Total of six proclamations. Size varies, good condition, folded.
1. HaMa'as, a Fighting Newspaper, published by Lehi. Issue 83, October .
2. Ra Kach! Proclamation on behalf of Etzel. Ends with the words, "Begone the Sochnut [Jewish Agency]! Begone Dr. Weitzmann with the politics of concessions! Begone the informers – enemies of the people and the settlement! Jews! Follow in the footsteps of Etzel!"
3. Jabotinsky is gone! Invitation to a mourning assembly in his memory, attended by rabbis, Prof. Yosef Klausner and representatives of the National Movement.
Sizes and conditions vary.
Four Booklets published by Netzivut Beitar [the Beitar Commission] in Italy. Rome, 1947. One of the covers illustrated by Arthur Szyk. * 11 Revisionist booklets, USA, 1930s and 1940s. * 11 booklets and leaflets published by Etzel in Yiddish. Italy, 1940s. * Five Etzel stenciled publications, one in French and four in English. Lot of 31 items, sizes and conditions vary. From the collection of Prof. Chimen Abramsky.
1. Platform and Ideology of the Hebrew Herut Movement, founded by Etzel. Jerusalem: Etzel, 1948. Transcript of a radio broadcast of June 15, 1948, dealing with Etzel's goals and objectives following the establishment of the State of Israel. 8pp, 22.5cm. Good condition. Some tears. Hardcover
2. The Truth about the "Zeev Jabotinsky" affair, by Etzel's Commander in Chief. Jerusalem: Etzel, 1948. Transcript of a radio broadcast of June 22, 1948, concerning the Altalena affair. 14pp, 23.5cm. Medium condition. Tears, some restored. Hardcover.
"The criminals will be punished", typewritten and stenciled proclamation (possibly following the Altalena affair), by the "Revengers". [July 1948].
"On the thirtieth day of the revolting murder of brothers and sisters - Ma'apilim – who arrived from the remains of the Nazi hell…we are about to tell the criminal murderers, who rise to rule us, our verdict: you will die! Your destiny has been determined! You will die…on that day the rabbis shame will be redeemed – those who were expelled from the headquarters of the crazy criminal Ben-Gurion…". Leaf 33 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and foxing-stains.
El Estado Judio [The Jewish State], poster printed following the UN's decision on November 29, 1947 to divide Eretz Israel. Wainerman Printing Press, Chacabuco, Chile, December 1947. Spanish.
Photographs of Dizengoff Square and Theodor Herzl appear in the upper part of the poster, in the center the map of Israel according to the division plan, with an enlargement of the Jerusalem area, destined to function as an international zone supervised by the UN. The text explaining the UN decision is in Spanish. 80x56cm. Good condition. Some creases. Small tears professionally restored. Mounted on cloth for display and preservation.
“Yom Ha-Medina”, Israel’s newspapers’ joint journal. Friday, May 14th, 1948. 43 X 58 cm leaf printed on both sides. Fair condition. Folding marks, tears and few stains.
"Yediot Ma'ariv – Illustrated supplement for May 15, 1948 – The Mandate from Beginning to End".
35 selected photographs of the British Mandate period, each one annotated, starting at "This is how Allenby entered, and we greeted him" to "They themselves are expelled, leaving the stations of the police-state and handing them over to a liberated Hebrew nation in its own Land." 4pp, 46cm. Good condition. Folded. Foxing marks.
Opening price: $120
Ba'Aretz, wall-newspaper for the children of Israel, published by JNF head office, Jerusalem, Iyar issue, . Black and white photographs: the Declaration of the State of Israel Ceremony, the president, members of the temporary government, JNF stamps; short version of the Declaration of Independence, vowelized; chronicle of the days from the establishment of the Zionist Organization to the establishment of the State of Israel; on the lower part: "The Route of the National Stamp". Large Wall-Newspaper, 100X70 cm. Good condition. Stains. Folded.
Opening price: $200
Two documents related to the War of Independence in Haifa, April 1948.
1. Interesting letter to an injured soldier, from "Bar Kochba", 22nd Regiment, "Carmeli" Brigade. Fair-poor condition.
2. One-day curfew certificate, issued by "Va'adat HaMatzav" [Situation Committee], Haifa. Good condition.
Orders, directives and notices by Israel Defense Forces in Jerusalem, August to December 1948.
Issues 1-7 with directives issued by order of the Military Governor, Dov Yosef, during the siege of the city (November 1947 to June 1948). Emergency orders, appointment of ministers, issue of import permits, court regulations, curfew orders and more. There were 8 issues printed; issue number 8 is missing. 38pp, 30.5cm. Good condition. Creases to first issue.
* 11 Original battle directives published by the headquarters of the Givati Brigade, Southern Zone, containing updates about the situation on the different fronts during the War of Independence. Battle directives numbers 1-2, 4-10, 14-15. Battle directive #5 bears the headline "Negbagrad" and was composed by the poet Abba Kovner.
* Battle directive #4 of the Sinai ("Kadesh") Campaign (November 1956), containing the Letter of Surrender of the Egyptian Army in the Gaza Strip.
* Included is a "Battle Directives" booklet, with photocopies of 31 Givati Brigade battle directives. Printed on the occasion of the Givati Brigade convention, 1963. Lot of 12 battle directives and a booklet. Sizes and conditions vary
Proclamation for the citizens of Safed, published by the city's governor. [Safed, May 1948].
Printed and published following the battle for Safed during the War of Independence. Leaf, 34cm. Good condition. Filing-holes, slight tears at borders, some stains.
1. Official Newspaper No. 1. Tel Aviv, May 14, 1948. With the Declaration of Independence and a flyer from the Provisional State Council. 4 pages, 33 cm. Creases and folding marks, file holes.
2. Official Newspaper No. 12. Tel Aviv, August 2, 1948. On the IDF control in Jerusalem.
3-4. The Provisional State Council – the first meeting. An official booklet, Tel Aviv, May 16, 1948; The Provisional State Council – the second meeting, Tel Aviv, May 19, 1948. Good condition.
On August 1966, a fighter aircraft MIG 21 – the most advanced aircraft that Arab armies owned at that time - landed at the air force base in Chatzor after the Mossad's Blue Bird-The Diamond Operation. Afterwards, the MIG was moved to the US Air Force, which led to the end of the US weapons embargo on Israel, and to exchanging the French Mirage in IDF service for American Phantoms.
14 black and white photographs of the MIG 21 aircraft and of Major General Motti Hod, Air Force Commander, near the aircraft.
The Blue Bird, a 50 minute film staged by Shmuel Imberman, produced by Malam (Intelligence Heritage Center) and Channel 1, about the Mossad's operation to bring the MIG 21 to Israel.
1. Booklet with the transcript of the speech by Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Yitzchak Rabin, on the occasion of his receiving an honorary PhD from the Hebrew University. Jerusalem, 1967. Hebrew and Russian.
2. LP with the recording of the same. The transcript of the speech is printed on the inside of the album cover.
Booklet in good condition. Record cover torn and stained.
1. "The Yemen Campaign [is] the path to the Palestine Campaign," a sign by the Egyptian army "Unit for Maintenance of Morale" [painted on wood, 1967?]. Probably produced during the Six Day War. During the 1960s the Egyptians fought in the Civil War in Yemen on the side of the rebels, against the monarchy. "The Unit for Maintenance of Morale " assumed that the success in Yemen will be repeated in the war against Israel. Some holes and cracks, missing two corners, moisture marks.
2. Reading and writing study booklet, on the cover a colorful illustration of an Egyptian soldier treading on an Israeli flag, and Israelis drowning in the sea. Black and white illustrations. Good condition.
1. "Milchamah kegn milchamah, tsu di yidisheh folks-massen in Mexico" [War against War, call by "Antifa", Mexico branch, to the Jewish people]. August 1, 1936. Yiddish.
Proclamation issued by "Antifa", an anti-fascist and anti-war organization founded by left-wing movements in Eretz Israel. Includes an overview of the situation in Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, France, Mexico and Eretz Israel. Leaf 30cm. Good condition. Slight tears at borders and at folding-lines. Dry and fragile paper.
2. Two "Antifa" stamps, "For Jewish-Arab Workers Solidarity, the Friends of Workers - Palestine." Very Good condition.
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 Eretz Israel, and more. 103pp, 21cm. Good condition. Tears to spine and back cover, stains.
Invitation to an auction, with proceeds going to Peace Fund 1, 1967. Signed by Abie Nathan. * Letter signed by Abie Nathan on The Voice of Peace letterhead. * Two copies of a letter to educators, calling for theirsupport for the establishment of a school for Jews and Arabs in Nazareth. Varying sizes, good condition.
Glass ashtray with an illustration of "Shalom 1" airplane, a photograph of Abie Nathan and the inscription "Abie Nathan makes history as a peace activist. In his courageous flight…to Egypt…"; Pins "Abie Nathan, Mayor with a Heart", "Abie's Angels", "25th Anniversary Shalom 1" and "We shall not forget, November 4 1995" [assassination of Yitzchak Rabin]; two Abie Nathan calling cards; Magnetic card "Abie, for friends only, Gan Ha'ir Rooftop". Lot of 8 items, various sizes and conditions.
"Abie Nathan is Committed to Peace"; "Children Replace Toys – Abie Nathan invites children and their parents to bring all their military toys…" ; The Peace Ship – color photograph; "Light One Candle, Save One Life. A Jewish response to the famine in Ethiopia";"The Peace Ship – Abie Nathan The Sea Has Taken" (copy of a poster); "14 Good reasons to advertise in the 'Voice of Peace'"; "Abie Nathan á la Sorbonne"; "Protest on Hunger", print of a collage about the famine in Ethiopia, signed by Abie Nathan in Hebrew and in English and numbered (43/400). Size varies, good to very good condition
23 "Shalom Achshav" [Peace Now] posters. 1980s-1990s.
The Shalom Achshav peace movement was founded in 1978 during the peace talks with Egypt. During the first Lebanon War (1982) the movement organized the largest demonstration ever held in Israel, when around 400,000 people (out of a population of 5.5 million) demonstrated in Tel Aviv to end the war.
The lot includes posters published during the Lebanon War, posters commemorating to the first and second anniversary of the assassination of Emil Grunzweig, invitations to demonstrations and various political slogans, amongst them "Separate into Two States", "Save Peace", "The Majority Wants Peace", "Soldiers recruited in 1998 do not want to die in the next war", "Now – Sit and Talk", and more. Sizes and conditions vary. One poster of the "Geneva Accord".
"Emda" ("For peace and socialist change / a socialist platform for political, social and cultural criticism in Israel"), edited by Menachem Brinker (later edited by various others). Tel Aviv, 1974-1979.
Volume One: Issues 1-20, first and second years; Volume Two: Issues 21-37, third and fourth years. (No further issues were printed.)
"'Emda' is a left-wing periodical…its participants…are members of 'Moked'… and from various circles in the Labour Party and Mapam". Amongst its contributors were many intellectuals and authors from the Israeli Left. Very good condition. From the private collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
9 Letters sent to Amikam Gurevitch, head of the "Amikam" publishing house. Jerusalem, 1960s. Two letters by Prof. Amos Nathan and seven by Yehudah Ben Moshe. Concerning the committee's affairs and the publication of books about nuclear disarmament. * Invitation to a press conference about "The Dimona Nuclear Reactor – Accomplishment or Problem," which took place upon the publication of the book "Israel and the Arabs: Militarization or Nuclear Disarmament" with the participation of Prof. Nathan and Prof. Yeshayahu Leibovitz. 3 copies. Size varies, good condition, foxing.
1. Lo Sam Zayin. Dedication handwritten by Dahn Ben-Amotz to Abie Nathan. 50x34.5cm.
2. Chaye HaIsha Aley Adamot. Reproduction of an early 20th century poster, handwritten dedication by Dahn Ben-Amotz to Abie Nathan. 43.5x34.5cm.
3. Chaye HaGever Aley Adamot. Reproduction of an early 20th century poster, handwritten dedication by Dahn Ben-Amotz, to Abie Nathan, 43.5x34.5cm.
4. Nissiti Hakol, D.B.A. [Dahn Ben-Amotz]. Design: David Tartakover according to D.B.A., photograph by David Rubinger. "Printed for a farewell party, Saturday 080489, HaHamam, Jaffa." Numbered, no.180. 69x49.5cm. Creases at borders and several stains.
Eich La'assot Mah by Dahn Ben-Amotz. Tel Aviv: "Amikam", 1962.
Draft of first 16 pages of the book that were printed. Numerous cuttings collected by Ben-Amotz to decorate the book, handwritten comments for the printer, markings relating to the colors to be used when printing, etc. There are some differences between this draft copy and the final printed version. Includes the book cover designed by the artist Jean David. 16pp, 21cm. Good condition, mild staining.
Postcard invitation to the satirical nightclub “HaHamam”. Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 1961. “We'd be thrilled to see you at the exclusive club we’ve opened to the public in Jaffa…” Sent by Haim Hefer, Dahn Ben-Amotz and Avraham Deshe (Pashanel), who signed the postcard with the dedication, “Your adoring friends who love you to death…” Good condition. Stains.
Collection of items relating to Iche Mambush (b. 1920), actor, artist and one of the founders of the "HaNassi" Ein Hod artists' village.
The collection includes: two invitations to the wedding of Iche Mambush and Aviva Margalit ("On the groom's side: Dahn Ben Amotz and Haim Hefer"); 16 photographs (some of the wedding, some of a tapestries exhibition); 8 letters sent to Amikam Gurevitch; letter from Shlomo Sheva, who asks Mambush to accept the apology of Amikam Gurevitch in order to enable him to continue with the preparations for a dinner at the "Kasit" cafe; arbitration decision, including a draft signed by Haim Hefer, Ya'akov Agmon, Amikam Gurevitch, and others; "Pachad Yitzchak" booklet with pearls of wisdom by Mambush (published by Shlomo Sheva and Zaharira Harifai); "Tapestries Mambush" catalog of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1975; newspaper cuttings and more.
"It is not easy to sell tapestries for $5,000 in a country whose people are naked and barefoot, but we succeeded, we sold tapestries and we are making a good impression also in New York."
Total of 50 items. Sizes and conditions vary.
Forty-five black and white photographs, 1960s-1970s. Most were taken by photographer Nahum Gutman (Allenby St., Tel-Aviv). Most are signed by the photographer on the back, or marker signed on the front.
The photos feature: Rivka Michaeli and Yosi Banai during rehearsal, Uri Zohar, Dahn Ben Amotz, Arik Einstein in concert, Yaffa Yarkoni, Abie Nathan on a “Shalom 1” airplane, Ephraim Kishon, Matti Caspi, Dudu Topaz, Esther Ofarim, Gila Almagor, Haim Topol, Sasi Keshet and Yona Elian, Shoshik, Shani and Arik Lavi, Shaike Ophir and others. Average size 13x18cm. Very good condition.
Large and important collection of photographs, mainly from the 1960s and 1970s, which includes many photographs from Café Kassit in Tel-Aviv, and photographs taken from behind the scenes of Israeli and foreign films. The greatest cultural heroes of the period appear in the photographs; actors, singers and artists.
The mythological Café Kassit (located at 117 Dizengoff St.) was established in 1944 by Yechezkel Weinstein, known as Chatzkel Ish [man of] Kassit. The café was managed by him and eventually by his son, Moshe Ish Kassit. Kassit served as a meeting place for the Bohemians of Tel-Aviv, a notable municipal-cultural institution in which the colorful images of father and son were prominent.
Among the subjects photographed: Chatzkel Ish Kassit, Moshe Ish Kassit, Avraham Shlonsky, Moshe Dayan, Arik Einstein, Uri Zohar, Zvi Shisel, Shmulik Krauss, Yona Ben Yehuda, Arik Lavie, Assi Dayan, Ze’ev Revach, Yosef Shiloach, Dori Ben Ze’ev, Menachem Golan, Avraham Chalfi, artists Yosl Bergner and Mane Katz, and many others.
Photographs from behind the scenes of films in which Moshe Ish Kassit participated: “Sapiches”, “Sababa”, “Charlie VaChetzi”, “Am Yisrael Chai”, “Eskimo Limon”, “Lul”, Givat Chalfon Eina Ona”, and more.
Includes also photographs of the evening event “Chaim SheKa’eleh” which was presented in honor of Chatzkel Ish Kassit; the Kassit soccer team, founded by Avraham Deshe (Pashanel); photographs from a ceremony in which the president Ezer Weizmann and Chatzkel Ish Kassit participated, as well as many additional photographs.
Unique documentation of the “Kassit” atmosphere and the spirit of the period.
Over 300 photographs. Varying sizes, some of the photographs are large. A few are in poor or fair condition, the majority are in good to very good condition.
Postcard; program of "Simchat Zkenti" evening on behalf of the Avraham Deshe (Pashanel) Theatre, directed by Shaike Ophir with the participation of HaGashash HaHiver (two copies, one with no cover); single leaf with a photograph in color of the HaGashash HaHiver trio; "Mayim LeDavid" brochure printed for the Israeli Song festival, 1970, with the song's lyrics and musical notes; two LP records – parts 1 and 2 of "Ovdim Aleinu Avodah Ivrit" signed by Gavri Banay and dedicated "From the Gashashim in Paris". Size varies, good condition.
HaGashash HaHiver – the Golden Book, edited by Avraham Deshe (Pashanel). Jerusalem, 1975. Dedicated in handwriting on the first page to musical conductor Yitzhak (Ziko) Graziani: “To you dear Ziko, with great love and many thanks, from the real Gashashim…”, signed by the Gashash trio Gavri, Poli and Shayke and by Avraham Deshe (Pashanel). The book contains skits, illustrations, photos (some in color), caricatures and facsimiles.
208pp, 28cm. Very good condition.
Twelve color postcards, published by Yisranof and Palphot, end of the 1960s.
Color photographs of settlements and sites in Sinai and the Gaza Strip, after their military occupation in the Six Day War: Wadi Zeljka in Sinai, the Memorial to the 'Steel Division'in Yamit, El-Arish, Gaza, Rafi Nelson's Village, the Eilat-Sharm-el-Sheikh road, Yamit, Ofira – the Na'ama Bay, "the way to Yamit", etc. Good condition, varied.
Thirty color postcards and New Year Greetings, most printed after the Six Day War. Photographs of IDF parades, tanks, Rabbi Goren blowing the shofar near the Western-Wall, and other photographs. Varied size, good-very good condition.
Eleven advertising postcards, Israel, the 1960s-1970s.
Advertisements for various companies and businesses: Rosenblum Furs Ltd, Pundak Shaul (a Yemenite restaurant in Keren HaTaimanim), Casbah – Bar-Restaurant in Tel Aviv, Solof – children's clothing, Amcor television, Meged oil, etc. Good-very good condition.
Thirteen color football team postcards: HaPoel Be’er Sheva, Maccabi Jaffa, Shimshon Tel Aviv, HaPoel Jerusalem, HaPo’el Kfar Saba, Maccabi Petah Tikva, HaPoel Tel Aviv and additional teams. Fair condition, glue residue and tears on the verso.
Collection of documents and items related to Israeli Soccer, mid 1940s to the 70s:
"Player Registration" form of the Israeli Soccer Association, 1962; "Kissan Kaduregel" booklet, 1958. Survey of soccer teams in Israel, divided according to leagues, with photographs; LP albums of Maccabi Tel- Aviv, with the songs "Hymn of Maccabi Tel Aviv" (one side for soccer, the other for basketball), "Yesh Alifut" and "Meshuga'im al Kaduregel"; 10 different booklets. Total of 16 items, various sizes and conditions.
Lola Beer (1910-1997), seamstress and fashion designer from Tel Aviv. Lola Beer was named "The National Dresser" due to her being the leading designer of the wardrobes of wives of prime ministers and politicians and for high-society ladies. In the 1950s she designed uniforms for El-Al stewardesses and in the 1960s designed the uniforms of IDF women soldiers. She also marketed two perfumes, named "Dimona" and "Dimont".
The collection includes: 5 perfume bottles, 14 printing-blocks for perfume labels and for advertisements, pins and buttons used by Lola Beer, labels, promotional leaflets and other items. Dozens of items, size and condition varies.
Twenty-two promotional paper items of the Egged-Eshed Transportation Company, 1950s-60s. Including: booklets describing "Egged" operations with photographs, in Hebrew and English; postcards, photograph of a presentation ceremony (photographer's stamp: "H. Haim Fin"), fare tickets, and more. Size varies. Good condition.
Forty-three paper items and 13 promotional objects of "El Al Airlines": certificate of the El Al Children's Club, 1963; passport pouch; information for passengers; paper napkin; FDC envelopes, 1953-1977; dictionary; map; airline ticket; game; stickers; envelopes; advertisements and various postcards, small sewing kit; match boxes; key chains; deck of cards, and more. Size varies, very good condition.
Seventeen paper and eight promotional items of "Carmel Mizrahi Vineyards", post 1948.
The lot includes: 13 bottle-labels of various sizes, two paper napkins, Pesach Haggadah with translation into English and a promotional leaflet in the shape of a passport; Kiddush cup, bowl, two bottle-openers, three key chains, pen. Sizes and conditions vary.
Three-hundred and fifteen (315) photographs of art and craft items and objects. Tel Aviv, 1960s-70s.
Photographs of various art and craft items, glasses, bowls, jugs, vases, ashtrays, pendants, candle sticks, Hanukkah lamps and more, in different styles and designs. Two ink-stamps appear on one of the photographs: "Studio A. Bronner, Tel Aviv", "Chen Moshe Manufacturer of Decorative Items and Gifts, Tel Aviv". The majority of the photographs with serial numbers. Probably intended for a catalogue for the above-mentioned manufacturer. Sizes and conditions vary. In generally good condition.
Rimon, weekly magazine with photographs, edited by Shlomo Tanai. 1956-1957. Issues 1-26 (from 1.8.1956-26.6.1957).
The magazine was first published in 1956. It was founded and financed by Isser Harel, Head of the Security Services, with the aim of competing with the popular "HaOlam Hazeh" weekly that frequently attacked the Security Services and called for granting rights to the Palestinian people. The journal got information from the Security Services, and directly attacked "HaOlam Hazaeh" and its editor, Uri Avneri. 34.5cm. Good condition.
Aloni and David Paz. September-November 1969, the first four issues.
Lahiton began in 1969 as a bi-monthly magazine about music and entertainment consisting of critique, news, gossip, pictures and posters. After a year, it became a weekly and enjoyed great popularity in the 1970s. Some of the headlines: "Who Recognizes Churchill in Underwear", "25 Israeli Singers Want: Golda and Nasser Give Peace a Chance", "All About Underground Music", "Elvis in Israel?", etc. 27cm, good condition.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's collection.
Three books by Dan Omer:
1. Baderech. Jerusalem: Golgotha, 1966. Very good condition.
2. Layla Aroch, poems. Jerusalem: Ogdan, 1963. Ex-library copy.
3. Poemot Documentariyot 1965-1967, works that have not been censored. Jerusalem: Golgotha, 1967. With original promotional-cover: "The new book by Dan Omer, author of 'BaDerech', a book which has been confiscated by the censor, while the trial continues behind closed doors". Very good condition.
Omer (1940-1984) – poet, translator, literary critic, editor and publisher, was influenced by the American "Beat Generation" poets. His book "BaDerech" (describing a pornographic relationship between an Israeli young man and a German girl during a boat cruise) was inspired by Jack Kerouac's work "On the Road," and its publication lead to a law suit by the censor claiming that the book included obscene passages published against the law. Omer was sentenced to prison and a fine. During the Six Day War Omer served as a military paramedic, and later joined the "Mazpen" movement. He was one of the first who called for withdrawal from the occupied territories.
Kiltartan, edited by Maxim Gilan and Nahum Kein. "Beit Peula Kiltartan" publishing, Tel Aviv, 1964.
A one-time literary-artistic anthology with the participation of Meir Vizeltir, Yosef Mundi, Yair Horowitz and other writers. Poems by Yona Volach (when she was 20 years old), an interview with sculptor Yitzchak Danziger, letters to Nathan Zach, editor of the periodical "Yochani" and to Gabriel Moked, editor of "Achshav"' and a letter recommending the poet Ezra Pound as a candidate for the Nobel Prize. The anthology was published in a limited edition of a few hundred copies, bound in a cardboard folder cut by hand, with a wax-seal. Numbered by hand by Maxim Gilan, the editor. pp, 35cm. Good condition. Moth-damages at borders of first leaves.
(The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality), 1977
"Vote Vav – the Black Panthers of Chadash. Jerusalem: HaMekor Printing Press, . An election poster that was printed before the elections for the ninth Knesset in 1977, when Charlie Biton and the Black Panthers together with additional left-wing circles, joined to form the new party Chadash. The elections of 1977 were one of the most important and influential elections in the history of The State of Israel. The Chadash Party received five mandates in these elections, its greatest all-time achievement. 48x70cm. Very good condition, folded.
""We are fed-up!!! We shall suffer no more!!! The Government went bankrupt! Enough!!!" proclamation by Ya'akov Elbaz, the "Black Panthers", Jerusalem, 1971.
The headquarters of the "Black Panthers" invites everybody to a protest demonstration in Malchei Israel Square in Tel Aviv on December 15, 1971.
"Ha'aretz" newspaper revealed in 2007 that Ya'akov Elbaz, one of the "Black Panthers" movement's leaders, was actually a paid police informant within the "Black Panthers" movement, and in parallel was one of those pushing the movement towards increasingly violent and provocative struggles. Leaf, 28cm. Good condition. A few stains, folding-marks.
Meir Ariel (1942-1999), original drawing, charcoal on paper, [mid 1990s]. Original charcoal drawing in black and grey, for Ariel's fifth album "Charcoal Drawings", produced in 1995 by "Ariel Productions". This drawing was probably supposed to appear on the cover of the album but eventually was replaced by a similar drawing in which the portrait is of a man with thick lips, smiling. In the upper part of the drawing is the title "Rishumei Pecham" (Charcoal Drawings) in square letters, and in the lower part a signature, "Meir Ariel".
Meir Ariel's fifth album, "Rishumei Pecham", is a complex and personal concept album that conveys a very gloomy atmosphere, expressing the futility of man versus nature, together with a protest against the capitalist race and technological enslavement. Leaf, 30 cm. Very good condition. A few charcoal smears.
"Shir im Haruzim veKetzev"/"BeSof kol Mishpat BeIvrit Yoshev Aravi im Nargila", original manuscripts, early version of the song "Shir "Ke'ev", by Meir Ariel. [mid-late 1970s].
"Shir Ke'ev" is the opening song of Meir Ariel's first album, "Shirey Chag Moed veNofel" (1978) and was the first single released for radio broadcast. The song tells the story of two men, an Arab and a Jew, competing for the love of a woman, from the perspective of the Jew. The final version contains insights and poetic verses that do not appear in the manuscript, which focuses on the love-triangle only.
An illustration of an Arab smoking a Nargila appears on the first manuscript, next to the title "Besof kol mishpat beIvrit yoshev aravi im Nargila". Additional illustrations by Meir Ariel on the margins of the leaves. The manuscript version is very different than the final version, including verses that appear here but were never sung.
The highlight of the manuscript is the ending of the song, where several versions appear, all different from the final one.
On the reverse of the second version, appears a draft of an additional song, "Shir mayim rabim written for Ariel Zilber". This version is totally different from the song "Shir mayim rabim" in the album "Modeh ani". ,  leaves, 30cm. Good condition. Several stains.
A Protest Song Wannabe, two different versions, original manuscripts by Meir Ariel, [mid 1970s and first half of the 80s].
"A Protest Song Wannabe" is the sixth song of the album "…VeGaluy Einayim", Meir Ariel's second LP (1984). The content of the 9-minute long song is complex and dramatic. Due to the unique lyrics, and in spite of its length, the song became very popular amongst Meir Ariel's fans. The manuscript contains two versions of the song and some other texts:
1. Handwritten notebook, probably from the mid 70s, with the first, early version of "A Protest Song Wannabe", which became famous only a decade later. Following this song, is a leaf titled "Terminal – Corrections" with corrections to the song "Terminal Luminalet", and at the end – three leaves with handwritten drafts, of "Teoret HaTaburet". Attached is a typewritten leaf with part of "A Protest Song Wannabe", with handwritten corrections.  leaves, 19cm. Good condition.
2. Draft of a song handwritten by Meir Ariel, with corrections and additions.  leaves, 30cm. Good condition, several stains.
The manuscripts contain sentences and even complete stanzas than have been deleted and omitted from the final version, alongside minor corrections.
Holech Batel, draft handwritten by Meir Ariel, [first half of 1970s]. "Holech Batel" is the fourth song in the album "Sof Onat HaTapuzim" (1976), the monumental, sole album by the Israeli rock band "Tamuz". The song had two melodies: one composed by Meir Ariel and the other by Ariel Zilber. This manuscript includes Meir Ariel's version and not the "Tamuz" one, with minor changes.
Meir Ariel added illustrations on the leaf and suggested chorus lines. On the reverse, under the title "Shtuyot" (Nonsense) appears a section of an additional song. Notebook leaf, 22.5cm, with handwriting on both sides. Good condition. Several stains at borders.
Opening price: $500
Five volumes of the magazines "Kolno'a – Weekly Magazine for Cinema, Theatre and Art" and "Olam HaKolno'a – Weekly Illustrated Magazine for Cinema and Art".
1. "Kolno'a" – 11th year (1949), issues 1-6, 11-16, 18-24, 26-52.
2-5. "Olam HaKolno'a" – volumes 2-5 (1952-3), issues 26-125.
Total of 146 issues, condition varies.
Promotional-poster for the film "Hill 24 Does Not Answer", directed by the British director Thorold Dickinson, "Forum Film", .
"The monumental unforgettable Israeli creation about the War of Independence, with Haya Hararit, who won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her acting in this film".
Hill 24 was the biggest film produced in Israel prior to 1955, in regards to its budget, its technical methods and the cast. It represented Israel in the Cannes Film Festival. The film tells the story of UN observers arriving at Hill 24 after a battle that took place there, to decide whether the hill will stay in the hands of Israel or the Arabs. The observers find four dead soldiers on the hill, and because one of them was holding an Israeli flag they declare that the hill belongs to Israel. Later in the film, the plot splits into four stories. The music was composed by Paul Ben Haim (see item no. 605). Other actors: Shoshana Damari, Yosef Yadin and Arik Lavie.
100x70cm. Good condition. Mounted on linen.
Metzitzim, directed by Uri Zohar. Promotional poster, . Poster design: Alona Einstein and Yossi Roch.
70x50cm. Good condition, several foxing-stains.
Twenty-five advertising posters for films and plays in Israeli cinemas and theatres, 1960s and 1970s. Amongst them: HaGashash Festival, Life is not a Honeymoon (with Gadi Yagil and Chana Laslau), Ariana, The Rooster (with Chaim Topol), Day of Revenge (with Lee Van Cleef), Paul Newman and his Gang, and others. 18 posters size 70x100cm, five size 50x70cm and two size 35x50cm. Good condition, varied. Tears and creases to margins.
Sixteen postcard-like advertisements for Indian films shown at the "Eden" and "Darom" cinemas in Tel Aviv, 1960s-70s.
Most are black and white photographs of scenes from the films. 14x9.5cm to 17.5x12.5cm. Fair condition. Creases and stains.
Life According to Agfa, a film by Assi Dayan (script and direction). Large advertisement poster printed on cardboard. .
"Life According to Agfa" was released in the summer of 1992 and is considered one of the most important and successful films by Dayan. The film reflects Israeli reality during the first Intifada, through an evening in a Tel Aviv pub. The plot expresses the conflicts that exist in Israeli society, mainly those concerning the Israeli-Arab conflict. The violent and apocalyptic ending serves as a pessimistic prophecy as far as the future of Israel is concerned. Actors: Gila Almagor, Shuli Rand, Dany Litani, Sharon Alexander and others. The film won nine Ophir prizes (the Israeli Oscar) and was a candidate for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival, where Dayan won a citation for his direction. 100x70cm. Good condition. Slight damages, mainly to the borders.
Hor BaLevanah. Premiere: Ben Yehuda Cinema, Tel Aviv, May 13, 1965. "Otot" – Advertising and Public Relations. Produced by Amikam Gurevitz.
Advertisement booklet for the film, with details about the actors and creators, and illustrated with photographs taken during production and works by the artist Yigal Tumarkin.
Hor BaLevanah (1964/1965) – a satirical avant-garde Israeli film, written by Amos Keinan and directed by Uri Zohar. With actors Uri Zohar, Shmulik Krauss, Shoshik Shani, Arik Lavie, Israel Gurion, Dahn Ben Amotz, Shaike Ophir and others. pp, 23.4cm. Very good condition.
Three black and white photographs of the Gesher HaYarkon Trio's members in its second ensemble, with Arik Einstein, Benny Amdursky and Yisrael Gurion.
Apparently, the photographs were mean to be used for advertising purposes. Two are signed on the back with the stamp of the photographer, J. Agor. 18x24cm. Very good condition.
Ten postcards with black and white photographs of Israeli singers and actors [1970s]. The photographed singers are Danny Granot, Rafi Ginat, Edna Lev, Moti Barkan, Meni Peer, Shlomo Artzi, David Dor, Dalia Amihud, Yehoram Gaon and Zvika Pik. 8 cards are signed by the artists. Condition varies, fair to very good. Tears to the backs of some postcards.
A 7-inch album produced by Phonodor, Serial no. 72015, .
Side A includes the song Kol Echad, sung by Pupik Arnon and Miki Gavrielov, arranged and accompaniedby The Churchills. Side B includes the song Harei HaChoshech, sung by Pupik Arnon and Robb Huxley, arranged and accompaniedby The Churchills. Mordechai (Pupik) Arnon (b. 1943) was an Israeli singer and actor. He served in the IDF Nachal Troupe and acted in the films Eldourado, Salach Shabbati and Shnei Konei Lemel. A short while after appearing in the films Shablul and Metzitzim, Arnon became born-again ultra-orthodox Jew and did not appear on stage again. Good condition, includes original cover, tears to upper margins.
A. Deshe Pashanel Popular Theatre presents: "Kaveret" in the show "Sipurei Pugi." Promotional poster for a show in Rishon Lezion, November, 1973. 70x50cm. Good condition, some moisture- damage and foxing.
The Bimot Theater presents: Hava Alberstein Solo, accompanied by an orchestra, [early 70s]. A live show at the Teacher’s Federation Building. Stage director, designer and costume manager: Tzaddok [Tzadi] Tzarfati (his early work as stage manager revolved around this show), musical adaptation and direction by Alex Weiss.
66.5x100cm. Good condition. Folded.
Naomi Shemer, Shirei Zman Noded. LP album, .
On the cover of the album is a handwritten dedication by Shemer, "To Batya, Martin and Michal with love, from Ariel's mother" [referring to the singer Ariel Horwitz] and in the corner – "12.10.73 Naomi Shemer," with a drawing of two flowers.
Good condition, creases to cover corners.
Twenty Four Hours, Benzine, 1982. Signed on the cover by all four band members: Yehudah Poliker, Banjo Kimhi, Kitch Amsalem and Eli Hadad. First album of the popular rock band from the early 1980s that dissolved after performing for three years. 31x30.5cm. Good condition.
Radio Hazak, Tislam, 1985. Signatures of the band members on the cover: Dani Bassan, Yizhar Ashdot, Yair Nizani, Yoshi Sadeh, Zuf Philosoph [indistinct signature] and Sami Abzardel. 31x30.5cm. Good condition.
Meir Dizengoff, a high quality portrait photograph. Glued on cardboard; on reverse side a dedication in Dizengoff's handwriting: "To Mrs. Chana Yaffe, as a souvenir of our friendship during the days we were together at the time of the expulsion, in Petach Tikva [the expulsion of Tel Aviv residents on Erev Pesach 1917]… M. Dizengoff… Tishrei 1922. Photograph 9.5X14 cm. fair condition, cardboard 20.5X30.5 cm. very good condition.
8 Letter sent to Meir Dizengoff, sent by him or concerning him, amongst the letters: handwritten letter, by Meir Dizengoff and Ze'ev Gluskin, to the directors of "Anglo-Palestine" company in Jaffa, 1910. *A long letter by Zvi Nehemia Botkovsky, of Hadera, 1926.* Letter of gratitude from the management of the Undergrounds Prisoners Jail in Acre, for receiving 13 Hebrew books sent by Dizengoff, 1931. * Leaflet "Towards the Elections for a committee of the Jewish Community in Tel-Aviv and Jaffa", by Meir Dizengoff, 1933. * A moving letter sent by Rivka Dizengoff, to "the Trustees Committee of the late Meir Dizengoff Estate", 1938, and more letters. Size and condition varies.
Meir Dizengoff, letter to the Chief Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook. Tel Aviv, 8 Sivan .
"We are in agreement… that we should be careful of desecrating the Shabbat in public, and we always took care not to do any labour on the Holy Shabbat, except for crucial needs such as supplying water to the residents… We use a 'Goy Shabbat'… We have to appoint a committee to organize the religious matters…". Signed by Dizengoff, and stamped with the Tel Aviv Municipality stamp. Typewritten with a handwritten correction. Leaf, 21x28cm. Good condition. Creases, small tear.
1. Missive of gratitude and greetings, by Meir Dizengoff. February-March 1935. "To those who showed interest in my condition during my sickness…". Typewritten and stenciled, on official stationery of the Tel Aviv municipality.
2-5. Four notices for public distribution, stenciled handwriting. Tel Aviv, September 1936. Amongst them: notices 4, 5 and 8 "About the health condition of Mayor Mr. M. Dizengoff" – "since this morning there was no improvement. – the situation continues to be very worrisome", and another notice, "Rabbi Meir ben Ya'akov Dizengoff is Gone".
Size varies. Fair-good condition. Foxing-stains, tears or folds at bordes and corners.
General mourning for three days in Tel Aviv, in memory of the founder of the city and its president, Rabbi Meir Dizengoff. Municipal notice no. 20, Wednesday, 23.09.1936.
"Citizens of Tel Aviv are requested not to play music during the mourning days... All entertainment houses will by closed during these days, and no music will be played in coffee-houses". A large notice for hanging on a bulletin board, 94X62.5 cm. Good condition. Several stains. Folded. Slight tears at folding-lines.
4 Photographs documenting the chief Rabbis of Tel Aviv, Rabbi Ben- Zion Meir Hai Uziel and Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel, next to the coffin of Tel Aviv mayor, Meir Dizengoff, in his house (Rothschild Blvd. 16), by the photographer Walter Zadek. [Tel Aviv, September 1936].
Menachem Ussishkin is seen in one of the photographs. Three photographs are ink-stamped on the reverse by the photographer, Foto W. Zadek, the fourth is hand-signed by the photographer in pencil. 18X12 cm, good condition. Creases. Part of the margins are cut unevenly.
Photograph of the Jaffa train station, [1910’s]. Unsigned and undated.
The photo features two people wearing a Tarbush, standing in front of the building, the first houses of Tel-Aviv can be seen in the background of the photo. 22 X 28.5 cm, good condition. Glued to a 28 X 35.5 cm, slight damages on the edges.
Photograph of the mounting of the " Tel Aviv Municipality" sign on the municipality building. Photographer: Walter Zadek. Tel Aviv, 1925.
The design of the city emblem on the sign was by the artist Nahum Gutman and his father, Simcha Ben Zion. The emblem consists of a gate and a lighthouse, seven stars and the words "Evnech VeNivnet". The ceramic work was done by "Bezalel" artists in Jerusalem. The old municipality building – also known as "Beit A. Skura" (27 Bialik Street) – was built in 1925 by the architect M. Cherner and served as the seat of the Tel Aviv Municipality during the years 1925-1965. Since 1971, it is home to the Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Signed on the reverse with photographer's stamp, "Foto W. Zadek" and annotated in pencil in German. 18x24cm. Good condition. Stains, crease at border.
7 black and white photographs by the photographer Walter Tzadek. Tel Aviv, [mid 1930 s]. Presents the structures of the Levant Fair and its various stalls. On reverse side, the photographer signed in pencil, with the exception of one photograph which has his stamp and a description. Varied size, average 11X16.5 cm. Good condition.
4 photographs of the ceremony of planting trees in Chen Boulevard in Tel Aviv, 1937.
Three are stamped on the back with photographer stamps: Alfons Himmelreich, Lipschutz & Fett, and Photo Arda. Attached: a photocopy of the ceremony from the JNF book. 12.5X18 cm, 9X14 cm, 17X23 cm. Good condition, varied.
A photograph of Seminar Levinsky on Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, [c. 1938].
The building was planned by Ya'akov Ben Sira (Shiffman), who was the Tel Aviv City Engineer for 21 years, from 1929-1950 and led the implementation of international style in building the city. Seminar Levinsky for education dwelled in this building from 1938-1980. The reverse side has Yitzchak Kalter's stamps. 17X24 cm. Good condition. Description and various inscriptions on reverse side.
14 Postcards presenting the process of building the port of Tel Aviv during 1936. Hebrew and English.
Black and white photographs showing citrus transport, building of the wharf etc. The postcards are bound together in a binder, captioned "With the compliments of the harbor and communications council of Tel-Aviv and the marine trust Ltd.". Very good condition. Slight damages to cover. On the reverse side of all the postcards appears a handwritten inscription "Geula".
1. Photograph of "Elimelech Kuperstein's Orchestra, Maccabi Tel-Aviv Association". Photographer: Alexander Studio. Photo-montage. "Orchestra commander: Shamai Kuperstein, conductor: Haim Strachlevitch". Attached is a list of the orchestra musicians. 39X30 cm, fair-poor condition, tears at borders.
2-3. Entrance tickets to a "Grandiose Dancing Ball" of Maccabi Tel-Aviv Association and the yearly ball of Maccabi Tel-Aviv, both with the participation of Elimelech Kuperstein, 1936, 1937. Good condition.
Nineteen real-photo postcards documenting the Adloyada Parade in Tel Aviv, [1930's].
Amongst the floats: "Tribes of Israel in Ancient Times", "Jewry of Russia, America and Eretz Israel", JNF, and more. Condition varies.
8 High quality black and white photos of various Tel-Aviv sites, [1920’s-30’s].
Photos featuring: the Great Synagogue at night; Adloyada 1935; Bikurim celebration and Oriental dancing; the construction of the Tel-Aviv Harbor; tree planting ceremony; the Nordiya neighborhood; Bugrashov street; “Yerid Ha-Mizrah” buildings. Average size 11.5 X 17.5 cm, good, varying condition.
21 High quality black and white photographs, featuring various sites in the city of Tel-Aviv, [1950’s-60’s].
The photos represent: the establishment of different buildings, the municipal building, the creation of Dizengoff Square, Migdal Shalom, the cultural center, the market, the Dan hotel, Ha-Bima theater and more. Some are unique aerial photos; some are signed or stamped on the verso by the photographers: Nachum Guttmann / Ephraim (Efren) Ilani. Varying sizes, most are big (20 X 25 cm average). Good to very good condition.
5 Black and white photos, documenting the construction of Tel-Aviv’s Shalom Meir Tower [Migdal Shalom] and its surroundings. [1960’s]. Three of them are stamped by the “Sela” journalistic photo agency. 13X18 cm average, good condition.
13 Black and white photographs documenting the construction of a cable car between the Tel-Aviv amusement park and the Exhibition Grounds, Tel-Aviv, [early 1960's].
In 1962, when the new Exhibition Grounds in Tel-Aviv were inaugurated, a Cable Car was constructed for the first time in Israel for riding above the venue. Some of the photographs are ink-stamped "Yanovsky & Berman, Metal Works Co. Ltd.". 14X9 cm. Very good condition.
Forty large, good quality photographs taken during various productions of the Cameri Theatre, late 1940s to 1960s: "Hu Halach BaSadot", "Katov Be'Einechem", "Hazmana LaArmon", "Harpatka BaKirkas", "Chips im kol Davar", "Mesibat Yom Huledet", "Adam LeChol Et", "Kulam Hayu Banay", "HaMillionerit", "Kazot Hayta Ima", and more. Amongst the photographed actors are some of the leading figures in Israeli theatre: Hana Maron, Arik Lavie, Rachel Attias, Oded Teomi, Yehudah Fuchs and others. Ink-stamped or hand-signed by the photographers: "Mula et HaRamati", "Alex Goitlieb", "T. Brauner", "Studio Alexander", "Keren-Kidron", "Sam Frank". Included are 10 theatre programmes for the plays: "Heda Gabler", "Hu Halach BaSadot", "Katov Be'Einechem", "Chips im kol Davar", "Hazmana LaArmon", "Adam Lechol Et", "Kulam Hayu Banay", "Ani VeHasergeant", "Mary Mary" and "Mesibat Yom Huledet". Good condition. Size of photographs varies; most are large (average size 28x22.5cm).
One-hundred and eighteen (118) photographs taken at the opening ceremony of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art on April 19, 1971; photographs of artifacts from the museum's collection and photographs of different exhibitions from the 1960s-70s.
Amongst those photographed: Golda Meir, Abba Eben, Zalman Shazar, Haim and Chava Gamzu, David Ben-Gurion (16 photographs), Ora and Mordechai Namir, Reuven Rubin, Moshe Kastel, Shimon Peres, Yigal Tumarkin, and others in which ministers and Knesset Members are seen as well as artists, ambassadors and donors. One photograph with a dedication by painter Reuven Rubin. Good quality photographs, most of them large and ink-stamped by various photographers. Size varies, good condition.
Friends of the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art – Constitution. Tel Aviv, 1947?
Sixteen regulations of the Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Association. Included are two leaves with the museum's financial report, dated November 1947, with a list of works of art purchased by the museum. 4pp,  leaves, 28cm. Good condition. Some stains.
Tel Aviv-Jaffa, photographs: W. Braun, illustrations: L. Shwerin, introduction: A. Karmon (two different copies); Avo Beitcha, 509 synagogues in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, by Ya'akov Talmi; Tel Aviv, Anashim VeIram (photo album); Photographs of Eretz Israel, Tel Aviv, by Dr. A. Machner, set by A. Valish, Tel Aviv: "Ma'on"; Tel Aviv Mon Amour, photographs by Joel Kantor – signed and numbered copy. Sizes and conditions vary.
One-hundred and thirty-two (132) announcements, signs and advertisements printed in the workshop of Rabbi Zvi Kopshtik in Tel Aviv, 1920s and 1930s.
The collection includes items printed on paper or cardboard, amongst them: Advertisements for schools, teachers and kindergartens in Tel Aviv; announcements concerning construction, contractors and engineers; synagogues and Talitot; events and the inauguration of the opera building; cardboard signs printed with names of workers and offices of the Tel Aviv municipality (including the name plate of the mayor); food advertisements; periodicals, books and newspapers; names of elections candidates; advertisements for restaurants; cafe menus; various forms, tickets, and numerous other items. This rich, diverse collection reflects the spirit of society and the period. Size varies, 17x10 to 41x25cm; fair to good condition. Most items have filing holes, creases and foxing marks.
"We hereby request the congregation to come to the ceremony of erecting the tombstone on the grave of Achad Ha'am, which will take place in the courtyard of the cemetery [Trumpeldor] on Sunday, the 29th of Tevet 1928.
A notice by the Tel Aviv Municipality and the committee of Beit Achad Ha'am. That same day, a procession took place and at 3:00pm, Chaim Nachman Bialik spoke. 30X45 cm, good condition. Framed.
A collection of letters that were sent to the Committee of the Hebrew Gymnasium in Jaffa, most addressed to Ben Tzion Mosinson, Menachem Shanken, Dr. Yehuda Leib Matman-Cohen and Chaim Bograshov, the gymnasium's founders. From 1898 continuing into the 20th century, most of the letters are from 1905-1910.
The letters address various issues such as requests to be accepted as students or teachers at the gymnasium, recommendations, various greetings, conscription "to work in the Ottoman army", etc. The letters were sent from all over the Jewish world: Vienna, Constantinople, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk, Odessa, Alexandria, Rusguk (Bulgaria) and other places. In one of the letters, the sender requests: "I request your honor to answer me if I can come to study in the gymnasium without the financial means necessary for this… this is the last hope of my life! … I apply to the honored masters to have compassion on a poor young man who yearns for knowledge, who perhaps – who knows – may yield much for our nation, our land, our language and our literature!"
Amongst the people who wrote letters: Yehoshua Radler Feldman (Rabbi Binyamin), Yisrael HaLevi Teller, Menachem Ussishkin, Sirkin, A.A. Kabak, Mordechai ben Hillel HaCohen, Zelig Weizmann (Chaim Weizmann's brother), Avraham Aldema, Zalman Epstein and others. A total of c. 50 letters and documents, of varied size and condition. An important and fascinating collection from the beginning of the first high school in the world where classes were taught in Hebrew, One of the most important educational institutes in the history of Jews in their land.
Three publications of the "Herzlia" Hebrew Gymnasium. Tel Aviv, 1926-1927.
Syllabus (1926) – Detailed outline of the curriculum and study hours in all departments. *Memorandum(1927) – General survey of the school and its teachers, with 14 photographs of classrooms and pupils. At the end appears a syllabus. English.* "List of Books" (1926) – List of required reading for the school year, single leaf folded into four pages. Sizes and conditions vary; in generally good condition.
13 letters sent to the Ivria Union, after its removal from Berno to Jaffa, 1908.
Some of them are addressed to the educator Ben Zion Mosinson, a teacher in the Hebrew Gymnasium of Jaffa and one of the founders of the Hebrew Gymnasium Herzliya.
Several letters were sent from the Ivria Publishers in Odessa, others from Lvov, Stanislaw, the Vilna newspaper Hed HaZman and from Vidin (Bulgaria).
The aim of the union is printed at the head of some of the letters: "The aim of Ivria – the revival of the Hebrew language in the mouths of the Hebrew People". The letters deal with questions of financial support, accepting students, establishing branches, etc. Varied size and condition. Interesting documents from the beginning of Hebrew education in Jaffa.
The climate of Yaffo-Tel Aviv-Sarona, by Dr. A. Baruch Rosenstein. Published by the Tel Aviv Municipality, 1922.
A booklet about the climate of Tel Aviv and its surroundings, based on meteorological observations of the area from 1885 until the end of the winter of 1917, "until the expulsion of the residents… ordered by the Turkish military leader Jamal Pesha, and from then the meteorological observations were not renewed". The booklet has a bibliography of studies about the climate of Eretz Yisrael and Sarona and many data charts. , 19; , XXX,  pages, 24.5 cm. Good condition, minor tears to cover margins.
Legal documents portfolio – legal claim by Ahmed Jabbar Abdul Kader el-Nassli against the Military Governor of Jaffa and the Jaffa Municipality. 1940s-50s. Hebrew, English and Arabic.
Ahmed Jabbar, owner of a water well which he dug in Jabaliya (Givat Aliya, Jaffa) in 1930-31, supplied water to the neighborhood through pipes and pumps he installed himself, until the municipality started supplying water through the same pipes. In 1949 Ahmed Jabbar and the court reached an agreement according to which the Military Governor will lease the water pump and pay him a one-time compensation. Nevertheless, according to these documents it seems that the trial continued into the 1950s. Circa  leaves, size varies, medium-good condition.
Civil Guard – Gymkhana Guide. Tel Aviv, Tishrei 1941.
Booklet describing the Tel Aviv Civil Guard. Published on the occasion of the "Gymkhana" automobile exhibition and competition that took place in 1941. Hebrew and English, with advertisements and photographs. 14pp, 16x24cm. Good condition. Some stains.
Memorandum no. 3, published by the Press and Propaganda Department of the Jewish National Council. Jerusalem, September 9, 1940.
Six stenciled pages with a survey of events in Tel Aviv: Result of fund-raising for an airplane plant, the bombardment of Tel Aviv, Italian leaflets distributed from airplanes in Jaffa (with the leaflets' texts), demands submitted to the Mandate government regarding defense against air raids, compensation for damages caused by the bombardment of Tel Aviv and Haifa, and more. Handwritten text in English on the reverse. 6 leaves, 26cm. Good condition, stains, filing-holes
Tel Aviv-Jaffa, two identical maps (scale 1:10,000). Drawn for the "Palestine Survey" in 1944. Reprint of 1947.
The maps show Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan, bordered on the north by the Yarkon River; Yehuda Halevi and HaChashmal streets on the south; and Bnei Brak to the east. 60x78cm. Good condition. Moisture-marks, stains and creases to one of the maps. Folded
Manuscript, "Summary of memorandum handed to the Tel Aviv Municipality concerning the annexation of Sh'chunat Montefiore". Tel Aviv, early 1950's.
"…The situation in Montefiore is rugged…no sidewalks…large swamps, the boulevards are neglected …".
Sh'chunat Montefiore (formerly "Gananya") was established in 1925 on the site of the "Montefiore Orange Grove" purchased by Moses Montefiore in 1855. Upon its establishment an order was issued to include the neighborhood within the municipal area of Tel Aviv. Some of the inhabitants were against this decision and the annexation never materialized. The neighborhood was finally annexed in 1943, following struggles and disputes reflected in this document. Leaf, 33.2x10cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases.
3 sketches, "Milk supply for Tel-Aviv from private dairy-farms according to the scheme for setting-up centralized collection stations of milk ( February 1943)".
Three sketches that specify the amount of milk that arrives in Tel Aviv from private farms in the Tel Aviv area and from settlements farther away: Kfar Tavor, Raanana, Herzliya, Kfar Saba, Gedera, Ekron, Rishon Letzion and other settlements. Two are 32X44 cm. one is 22X32 cm. sketched on parchment paper. Very good condition.
316 Posters. Tel-Aviv (a few from Ramat Gan), late 1940's to the 60's (mostly from the 50's).
Varied collection of posters presenting a wide range of areas: Mapam party and the communist party political gatherings, announcements about literary lectures and conferences, re-burial of Peretz Smolenskin, proclamations and posters concerning supply of milk and ice in Tel-Aviv, festivals, entertainment performances, theatre performances, and more. Size varies, most of the collection consists of proclamations while some are very large posters, not illustrated. Good condition, folded.
Zum andenken der Eröffnung des Kaffees [souvenir of an opening of a coffee-house], Tel-Aviv, April 1, 1930. German.
Sea shell with engraving, a souvenir of a coffee-house opening event, probably owned by immigrants from Germany. General size: 9X5.5 cm. Good condition. Crack of 7 cm.
Passover Haggadah. Published by Bookstore H. Friedlander (30 Lilienblum Street), Tel-Aviv, 1929, "Hashachar" printing press.
The first traditional Haggadah printed in Tel-Aviv. A drawing of a Magen David on the title page. On page 3 appears an illustration of the Pesach Plate, according to HA"ARI and HAGR"A, in Rashi script. 32pp, 16.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, some dark. Borders of front cover are restored, back cover is missing. Rebound in hard-cover. Ya'ari 2134; Otzar HaHaggadot 3202.
18 booklets of reports of the Committee for the Construction of The Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv and afterwards on behalf of the Committee of the synagogue HaGadol in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, 1921-1944.
The attempts to build a central synagogue for "the Yaffo Congregation in Tel Aviv" began in 1914, but the laying of the cornerstone for The Great Synagogue (at the corner of 110 Allenby Street and Achad Ha'Am) planned by the architect Yehuda Magidowitz took place in 1924. The construction was delayed from lack of funds (until receiving Baron Rothschild's contribution), and the building was dedicated only in 1928.
This collection of booklets has comprehensive information about the first steps for the construction of The Great Synagogue, including name of committee members, early architectural sketches, detailed lists of expenditures, names of members, those who contributed objects, books and those who rented seats (until the mid 1940 s). Apparently, one of the synagogue's members collected the booklets and added handwritten notes and corrections, especially regarding financial data, but also about general topics. Volume 22.5 cm. restored, new cover. Varied condition of booklets, fair-very good.
Half a Shekel for building the Tel-Aviv great synagogue. Ink stamp: Dedicated to plaster . * One Shekel for the Tel-Aviv great synagogue, [late 1920's]. * Booklet of "Prayers for the first Independence Day" on behalf of the Tel-Aviv great synagogue, 5 Iyar, 1949. Including: Thanksgiving prayer, a prayer for Israel's peace mentioning the President and Prime Minister by their names, a memorial prayer for the war and holocaust victims, and more. Size and condition varies.
A letter to Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman, by the Liverpool community, .
A letter of greeting in artistic handwriting, on very thick paper. Given to Rabbi Unterman in honor of his appointment as Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv in 1946. The Liverpool community warmly blesses the rabbi and thanks him for his important activities in their community throughout the years and praise his wife's involvement in activities for the benefit of women and children. Rabbi Unterman served as the rabbi of Liverpool from 1923 and became the living spirit of its Jewish community. Later, he was elected as Ashkenasi Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel. The organizations that signed the letter: The Rabbi I. J. Unterman Farewell Presentation Committee, The Liverpool Board of Shechita, The Liverpool and District Rabbi Sustentation Fund. 27.5X43 cm. Good condition. Stains to corners and few creases to margins.
About 170 paper items, documents, letters and proclamations issued by Hagra Synagogue "Mea Shearim Tel-Aviv", HaYarkon Street 42,
Hagra Synagogue was established in 1934 by Rabbi Yosef Zvi Halevy, son in law of Rabbi Naftali Hertz Halevy, Rabbi of Jaffa, on a plot donated and partly financed by the municipality, and this was the first Lithuanian synagogue in Tel-Aviv. All customs in this synagogue were Hagra's customs [the Vilna Gaon], and during its prime years two hundred people permanently prayed there. The collection includes: Invitation-card for electing a Gabai; letters from rabbis and charity-institutes in Jerusalem; "contract" form for a seat in the synagogue. Handwritten and printed notices on the synagogue's stationery; proclamations of warning and invitations to events; introducing a Torah, lectures, proclamation "prohibition of wearing sandals on Yom Kipur"; receipts-booklets and various tickets; large poster "Tefila LeMoshe", and more. Some of the items appear in several copies.
Various sizes and conditions.
1-3. "Oneg Shabat" society in Tel-Aviv ("Ohel Shem"), three report booklets, for the years: 1934, 1936, 1938. "Oneg Shabat" tradition was started by the poet Haim Nachman Bialik, and included cultural meetings of artists and writer with Lectures on literature, poetry, Judaism and philosophy.
4. Municipal notice no. 10 on behalf of the Tel-Aviv municipality, May 31 1932. "On Wednesday June 1 this year separate bathing season for men and women will open on the beach". 35X24.5 cm. Fair condition. Creases, stains, filing-holes
Silver Trophy (with English silver marks) with engraving. Tel-Aviv, 1928.
"The 'Mond' Trophy, presented by Lord Melchett. The winner: 1928, HaPo'el Tel-Aviv.
In 1928, Lord Melchett (Sir Alfred Mond) headed the first attempt at forming a top team of Jewish players to represent Eretz Yisrael in other countries. On his tour to Palestine in 1928, he announced that he was willing to allot 2,000 pounds for a Hebrew team, which would tour England and hold soccer tournaments with British teams.
On June 14, 1928, the four top teams in Israel at that time took part in a tournament: Maccabi Tel Aviv, HaPo'el Tel Aviv, HaPo'el Haifa, and Maccabi Hashmonai Jerusalem, intending that the winning team would fly to England. HaPo'el Tel Aviv won this trophy.
Various confrontations arose about technical details related to the team's preparation (such as, the waving of the Hebrew flag, and the manner of determining the team). Moreover, the media criticized the level of soccer in Eretz Yisrael and people were apprehensive about adverse results that were liable to shame Jewish sports. Therefore, it was decided to postpone the trip to England for a year and to apply to Lord Mond to send a coach from England to train the top team. A coach never arrived and this trophy is almost the only evidence of this story. Height: 25.5 cm. Maximal width: 21.5 cm. Good condition. To the best of our knowledge – this is the first Eretz Yisrael soccer trophy.
Notebook with handwritten and typewritten leaves, comprising the protocols of the Eretz Israel Football Association. Tel Aviv, 1929-1932. Hebrew and English.
The first entries are dated August 1929, and the last August 1932. Includes references to the army teams in Sarafend (Tz'rifin), the German and Arab teams in Jaffa, games in Egypt and Beirut, invitations of foreign teams to games, FIFA, the Mizrahi Cup tournament, and more. Over 100 written or printed pages, 21cm. Good condition with some foxing. The pages attached to the notebook are folded. Worn cover.
9 Black and white photographs of the second Maccabia opening ceremony. Tel Aviv, April 1935. 17X11.5 cm, in pass partout 26X19.5 cm. Good condition.
A ticket to the European Cup Basketball Championship final game, between Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Italian Mobilgirgi varese team. Belgrade, April 7, 1977. The ticket was not used.
In this historical game, Maccabi Tel Aviv won the cup for the first time with a victory of 77:78. After the victory, the player Tal Brody coined one of the cult statements in Israeli sports: "We are on the map and we're going to stay on the map, not just in sports, in everything". 8X20 cm.
Blue-yellow basketball, "Maccabi 'Electra' Tel-Aviv", made in Vietnam. Signed by nine team members, in black felt-pen. Very good condition.
"Tel-Aviv Municipality", architectural drawing by Dov Hershkovitz, municipal architect. Tel-Aviv, [ca.1925].
Drawing of an impressing building, decorated with colorful ceramic tiles manufactured by "Bezalel" with illustrations of lions, wine twigs and grapes.
The first municipality building (on Bialik Street) was originally built as a prestigious hotel by the American Skora family in 1925, but due to the economic crisis the hotel has never been opened. The Tel-Aviv municipality was situated at the time in the "Beit HaVa'ad" (see next item), under the water tower on Rothschild Boulevard. When there was not enough room for all the functions, a competition was announced for building a permanent edifice for the municipality. Temporarily, till the completion of the new building, the hotel was rented from the Skora family to house the municipality. The temporary stay turned into a permanent one and the Tel-Aviv municipality was there for 43 years, until 1968, and the architectural plan of Dov Hershkovitz was canceled. 62.5X32 cm. Good condition. Folding-marks and several stains.
"Front of M. Dizengoff House 1:50, plan of adding two rooms on the second floor"; "Section A-B". Two architectural drawings, pencil on two drawing-paper. Tel Aviv, [late 1920's]. Signed by Hershkovitz and Dizengoff.
Hershkovitz was the architect in charge of planning the addition of a second floor to Dizengoff's house, designed in the eclectic-oriental style. Later on, Hershkovitz was in charge of transforming the building into a municipal museum (the front of the building was altered according to Architect Karl Rubin's suggestion). Leaf, 42x29cm, good condition, slight tears. Leaf, 34.5x25.5cm, fair condition, tears.
"Beit Va'ad HaKehilah of Jaffa and Tel Aviv", three architectural drawings, pencil on drawing-paper. Tel Aviv, 1924. Signed by Dov Hershkovitz.
Beit Va'ad HaKehilah (42 Rothschild Boulevard) was one of the first public buildings in Tel Aviv. Housed the Chief Rabbinate, the Rabbinical Court, Hevra Kadisha and other religious institutions. Most weddings in Tel Aviv in the 20s and 30s were held on its roof, in the open air.
Leaf, 43x43cm. Good condition. Creases and a few stains.
Forty-one items from the collection of Architect B. Sima, owner of the "Technical Office for the Construction of Houses" on Gruzenberg Street, Tel Aviv. [1920s to 40s].
The collection includes architectural drawings of various buildings, mainly private homes in Tel Aviv: a building in the International Style on Nachmani Street; extension to a building on the corner of HaYarkon and Frishman streets; building a fence on Allenby street; the house of Golda Tsizik and Haim Sheinman on Sheinkin street; a building in Shechunat Shapira, and more. Also included are some drawings of buildings in Jerusalem, in Mea She'arim, Ohel Moshe (Nachla'ot) and Mahane Yehuda; plan of "Mifalei HaYeshiva" in "El Hiriye, Lod district, Jaffa Province" (April 1948), and more.
Total of 41 items, most of them drawings in pencil on different papers, by B. Sima, some in color. Various sizes and conditions.
8 black&white photographs: models of the Knesset residence and land works for preparing the lot where the Knesset will be built, [c. 1960]. Photographers: Yitzchak Kalter (4 photographs), P. Schlesinger, A. Housner. Average size 16X24 cm.
9 original sketches on parchment paper, some pencil sketches (the Knesset plenary hall, the building's front and its inner spaces) and some detailed architectural sketches: The Eastern Front (June 1959), Sketch of Staircase to speaker's office (April 1961) and the main floor plan (June 1959) – with the signatures of Yoseph Klarwein and Shimon Powsner, the Planning Committee members and the committee consultant, the Knesset Chairman, Secretary and other personnel. Penciled comments on the margins. Varied size, most large, average 57X77.5. Varied condition, some with major tears to margins and creases.
5 copy leaves from the "work journal of the structure's construction, the Knesset building, Jerusalem", October 1961. "The digging for the foundations of Wall 65 westward have been tested … and approved for pouring cement… ".
33X42.5 cm, good condition, file holes and tape.
583 black and white high-quality photographs, arranged in 9 albums, that document the construction of the Knesset Residence in the early 1960 s.
The collection contains photographs of all stages of the Knesset construction (planned by architects Yosef Klarwein, Dov Karmi and Shimon Powsner). It includes photographs of the digging in preparation of the laying of the foundation, digging trenches for laying sewage lines, work on the floor's mosaic tiles and Marc Chagall's artistic wall, cement pouring, and photographs of advanced stages of construction: halls, passageways, ceilings and general views of the construction's progression. Most of the photographs are described and dated in pencil on the reverse side, some are described in detail on the pages of the album; stamps of the photographers Hillel Burger, Werner Braun, see attached material) of Jerusalem. The photographs are of high quality. Average size 13X19 cm, albums 34.5 cm. Very good condition. Some photographs are detached from album leaves.
"Catalogue" album of architectural drawings, by architect Kurt Pick, Ahad Ha'am Street, Tel Aviv, 1930's-40's.
Pick (1890-1959), born in Lissa (Poland), worked as an architect in Frankfurt, mainly as an interior designer; moved to Palestine in the 1930's and died in Tel-Aviv.
The album contains about 80 architectural drawings by Pick, most of them in color: living-rooms, buffets, armchairs and lamp-shades, chests of drawers and cupboards, sitting corners and libraries, as well as some drawings of private homes in the International Style. Some photographs were mounted in the album, one ink-stamped by the photographer Alfons Himmelreich. Total of 84 items. Size varies, good condition.
Project d'un Hotel a Jaffa [Hotel in Jaffa project]. Drawing in color of a several floors building. Jaffa, January 1928. Signed: R. H. Chelouch. 34X25 cm. Good condition, several stains and restored slight damages. Framed.
"Israeli Basketball Team vs. the Rest of the World". An original caricature by the illustrator and caricaturist "Ze'ev", 1974-1976.
Caricature by Ze'ev for his column "Al Kol Panim" in the Friday supplement of the "HaAretz" daily newspaper, reflecting the atmosphere and balance of power in Israel and the world in the days following the Yom Kippur war.
Prime Minister Golda Meir as a basketball coach appears in the center, dressed in sports shoes with a Magen David and a sweatsuit with the State of Israel emblem, holding a board with a list for assigning the basketball team members.
Sitting on the bench are the team members: Abba Eben, Yigal Alon, Pinchas Sapir, Israel Galili, Moshe Dayan, Shimon Peres, Gad Ya'akobi, Haim Yosef Zadok, Yitzchak Rabin, Haim Bar-Lev – all wearing team shirts showing a hawk, which is the team emblem. At the end of the bench are two more members, wearing 'tembel' hats with the letter Mem; and to the side – Dr. Yosef Burg, Moshe Kol and Menachem Begin.
On the other side are the opponents, wearing undershirts: Leonid Brezhnev, Anwar Sadat, King Hussein and Henry Kissinger – representing the USSR, Egypt, Jordan and the USA. The figure of President Hafez-el-Assad of Syria is missing, and only his shoes and undershirt are there; on a further bench sit PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat (a grenade on his shirt) and the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Japan, France and England. The Referee is Kurt Waldheim, UN Secretary General during the Yom Kippur War.
The caricature is signed by all the Israeli personalities who appear in it: Knesset members, ministers, Prime Ministers and Chiefs of Staff, all of them amongst the the most important figures and leaders in Israeli political history. Also signed by Henry Kissinger.
"Ze'ev" (Ya'akov Farkash, 1923-2002) was one of the greatest Israeli illustrators and caricaturists and a recipient of the Israel Prize. Well known for his minimalistic illustrations based on symbols or prominent characteristics of the figures he drew. Ze'ev was born in Budapest and started painting at a young age, even though he was color-blind. During World War II he was sent to the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps. He tried to immigrate to Israel after the war but was deported to a detention camp in Cyprus. He finally arrived in Palestine in 1947 and participated in the War of Independence. In 1952, with the assistance of Ephraim Kishon, Ze'ev started to work as a caricaturist for the "Ma'ariv" daily newspaper; over the years he also drew caricatures for the "Davar HaShavu'a" and "HaAretz" newspapers (where he was employed almost until his death). Ze'ev worked also for foreign newspapers and illustrated dozens of books.
69x47cm, framed to 85x64cm. Good condition. Some of the signatures are faded. Slight moisture damage on the right. Very minor stains.
Sabraman, the first Israeli Super-Hero. Issue no. 1. Written and illustrated by Uri Fink. Jerusalem, 1978.
Uri Fink (b. 1963) – Israeli artist, illustrator and comic book author, renown for his "Zbeng" comic strip. "Sabraman", the first Israeli comic strip published by Fink when he was 15 years old, tells the story of Dan Bar-On (Sabraman) whose parents died in the Holocaust. Bar-On came to Israel after World War II, becoming a policeman and later a secret agent. An atomic brain implanted in his body gives him super-powers. Black and white illustrations, color cover. 24pp, 22.5cm. Very good condition.
Jewish War Heroes comic book. Montreal: Canadian Jewish Congress , February 1944.. Issue no. 1. English.
The comic tells the story of six Jewish war heroes. At the end is a text about Jews serving in the Canadian and other armies. This comic is possibly the first giveaway comic book published in Canada. Illustrated by George M. Rae, although no credit is given. pp, 24cm. Good condition. Ink stamps.
An original caricature by the caricature artist Ze'ev. Marker on heavy paper, signed "Ze'ev" in the lower left corner.
Illustration of a Tel Aviv Municipality sanitary patrol vehicle whose driver is throwing litter from the vehicle while driving. 22.5x31cm. Good condition.
one-hundred and nineteen humorous papers and booklets, printed for Purim and other holidays. Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, mostly from the 1920s-30s.
Including: "LaYehudim" (First ten issues, 1908-1924), "HaIzmel" (Purim issue published by "Al HaMishmar"), "HaDevorah", "Afikoman", "HaSevivon HaGadol", "9 BaErev", "Purimiada", "Shamenet", "Had Gadya", "Egel HaZahav", "MeHodu vead Kush", "Ozer Dalim". Rare and important collection. Sizes and conditions vary.
Non-political Haggadah for everyone. Edited by Dan Anochi (Ephraim Davidson). Tel-Aviv: “Bedichuta”, .
Humorous Haggadah, typewritten and stencilled.
10 leaves, 21cm. Good condition. From Dr. Israel Mehlman's Collection.
A poster on behalf of the JWB, calling for support for recruited soldiers sent to war. New York, 1918.
"Civilians, when we go through this we need all the help and comfort you can give. The Jewish Welfare Board, United War Work Campaign – week of November II, 1918". The JWB was founded in April 1917, three days after the US declared war on Germany. The artist: Sidney H. Riesenberg (1885-1962). 55x83cm. Good-fair condition. Brittle paper. Creases, tears to creases, especially to lower part.
The IVth Palestine & Near East Exhibition & Fair. Poster designed by artist Eliyahu Sigard (1901-1975). “Amanut” Printers, Tel Aviv, 1929. Hebrew, English and Arabic.
Invitation poster for the fourth Palestine & Near East Exhibition, an event later known as “The Jubilee Fair”, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the city of Tel Aviv. 50x70cm. Good condition. Creases. Filing holes and professionally restored tears. Slight foxing and light tears around the edges. Mounted on linen.