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Auction 47 Lot Number 1

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Enamel Plaque – Portrait of Theodor Herzl – Hungary

Enamel plaque, slightly domed, with a portrait of Theodor Herzl with crossed hands and looking ahead. Marked on the lower right corner: Made in Hungary.
31X24 cm. Pierced for hanging (at four corners). Damages to enamel coating at corners and margins. Slight bending at upper left corner

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Auction 47 Lot Number 2

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Iron Plaque – Portrait of Theodor Herzl – Czechoslovakia

Cast iron plaque, with a relief portrait of Theodor Herzl (looking to the left) and the shape of his signature. Marked on the reverse: Made in Czechoslovakia. 32X23 cm. Rust. Hook for hanging on the reverse.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 3

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Hermann Struck – Portrait of Theodor Herzl –Engraving

Portrait of Theodor Herzl, standing, leaning on a chair, an engraving by Hermann Struck, [1915]. Signed in the plate; signed and numbered 26/40. Approx. 39X49.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 4

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Hermann Struck – Portrait of Theodor Herzl –Lithograph

Portrait of Theodor Herzl, a lithograph by Hermann Struck.
Signed in the plate by Herzl, dated 27.5.1903 and titled "Herzl". Signed in the plate by Struck and dated. 11X8 cm. Placed in a passepartout. Dark paper. A few stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 5

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Joseph Budko – Portrait of Theodor Herzl

Portrait of Theodor Herzl, a lithograph by Joseph Budko. Signed. 27X40 cm. Printed on thin paper. A few creases and stains. Placed in a passepartout (the top part is glued to the passepartout).

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Auction 47 Lot Number 6

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Medal – Establishment of Rishon LeZion and Theodor Herzl

Copper medal, minted on the occasion of the establishment of Rishon LeZion, 1882.
Obverse: view of the colony, surrounded by the verse (Yeshayahu 41, 27) "They are Rishon LeZion [first of Zion] and I will bring the herald to Jerusalem / Rishon LeZion Colony" (Hebrew). Reverse: portrait of Theodor Herzl looking to the left, and the inscription: "For the sake of Zion I will not be silent (Hebrew), Dr. Theodor Herzl (English)".Diameter: 2.6 cm. Hook for hanging. Damage to Herzl's portrait.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 7

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Die Welt, Zionist Weekly Newspaper – Theodor Herzl – First Four Volumes, 1897-1900

Die Welt [the world], a weekly newspaper founded by Theodor Herzl. Volume of first four years issues. Vienna 1897-1900. German.
· First year: Issues no. 1-31. June-December 1897.
· Second year: issues no. 1-52. January-December 1898. · Third year: issues no. 1-52. January-December 1899. · Fourth year: issues no. 1-52 January-December 1900 + special issue from March 1900 - "Agitationsnummer" - and an issue of "Die Welt" in Yiddish from January 1900 (issue no. 1).
The weekly newspaper "Die Welt", founded by Theodor Herzl, was published during the years 1897-1914. At first it was printed in Vienna, and from 1906, in Berlin. The weekly published articles about Zionism the state of Jews worldwide and Jewish literature and art, and became the official mouthpiece of the Zionist
Movement. 4 volumes, approx. 31 cm. Condition varies. Stains and tears. Dedication in one of the volumes. Issues of first year are bound with original wrappers. In the fourth year volume the wrappers are bound after the issues (at the end of the volume). Several detached leaves. Ink-stamps. Damages to bindings. Ex-library copies.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 8

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Yehudah Leib Pinsker – “Self-Emancipation” – First English Translation – London, 1891

Self-Emancipation! The only Solution of the Jewish Question, Translated from the anonymous German original by Albert A. L. Finkelstein. London, 1891. English.
First translation into English of Yehudah Leib Pinsker's book "Auto-Emancipation", first published anonymously in Berlin in 1882, and was since printed in 90 editions in 22 different languages. 52 pp, 18 cm. Overall good condition. Stains. Creases and some tears. Original paper-cover, torn and partly missing.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 9

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Large Certificate – Inscription of “Vaad HaGvirot” and “Tzeirei Zion” in Antwerp in the JNF Golden Book – Signatures by Jonah Kremenezky – Vinenna, 1904

A large printed certificate, "Eternal Souvenir! Certificate letter from JNF Golden Book" (Hebrew). Design: Rantzhofer. Vienna: J. Lowy Printing Press, [between 1901 and 1904]. Hebrew and German.
Name inscribed: "Vaad HaGvirot LeChagigot Purim…" [Antwerp, Belgium]. The inscription was added in Vienna in April, 1904, several years after the foundation of the JNF. The certificate is signed twice (in Hebrew and in German) by Jonah (Johann) Kremenezky, industrialist and Zionist activist, first chairman of the JNF (1902-1907), initiator of JNF fund raising (Blue Box, Stamps, and "Golden Book"). 45X60.5 cm. Fair condition. Many stains. Dark paper. Creases. Tear of approx. 15 cm, pasted with adhesive tape (old). Framed.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 10

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Large Broadside with a Calendar – JNF in Harbin – China, 1922

Large broadside for hanging on a wall, edited by Hillel ben Shneur Zalman Epstein in Harbin. "Published by the regional bureau of JNF in the Far East in Harbin" (Hebrew), L.M. Abramovich Printing Press, [1922]. Hebrew and Russian (some English).
Portraits of Theodor Herzl and Zvi Hermann Shapira appear on the upper right and left corners. In the center – a large circle, supported by two columns on which the "JNF certificate" ("buy land in Eretz Israel") is written in Hebrew and Russian. Printed within the circle are the Isaiah prophecy (Isaiah 61:7, in Hebrew and Russian), the zodiac and a calendar for 1922-23. Between the columns appears a list of "institutes in the Zionist chamber in Harbin, Artilirisky Street 22", with names of persons in charge of each institute; below the list appear important dates in Zionist history from the first Congress to the British Mandate declaration by the League of Nations. Advertisements, mainly in Russian, appear around the lists. 54X78 cm. Good condition. Creases and folding marks, with slight damage to text. Stains.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 11

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Collection of Documents – Early Days of the Anglo-Palestine Company, “Otzar Hityashvut HaYehudim” and “Tikvat Israel” Company

Eleven documents and copies of letters, from the early years of the "Jewish Colonial Trust" company, Anglo-Palestine Bank and "Tikvat Israel" company. Jaffa and London, 1899-1910. German.
Including: · "circular letters" no. 3 and 4 of "Jewish Colonial Trust" in London, April-May, 1899. · "Declaration" by Zalman David Levontin, with corrections by hand – additions to a report presented to the Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization (A.E.C) in June 1910, regarding the involvement of Anglo-Palestine Company in the acquisition of land in Eretz Israel. Mentioned, among other things, are lands in Fedja, (near Petach Tikva) and land near Rishon LeZion. · Copy of a letter to David Wolfson in Cologne regarding complaints raised by Ya'akov Bernstein-Kogan and Menachem Sheinkin against Anglo-Palestine Company. · "Declaration" by Ya'akov Bernstein-Kogan, June 1910, regarding his attitude toward the conduct of A.P.C. as far as acquisition of lands is concerned, and mainly the conduct of Eliyahu Sapir (Bernstein-Kogan refers to the claim that Sapir buys lands through A.P.C. for his personal needs). · Additional documents dealing with land acquisition in Eretz Israel, including a memorandum of "Tikvat Israel" company. Total of 11 documents (circa. 35 leaves). Size and condition vary.
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Auction 47 Lot Number 12

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“Ha-Ore’ach” – Visit of Moses Montefiore in Vilnius – Konigsberg, 1846

Ha-Ore’ach / The Traveller, An account of the festival days, celebrated by Jews of Wilna about the news of the arrival of Sir Moses Montefiore Baronet and ... Judith Montefiore; by Isaac Mayer Dick. [Konigsberg], 1846. Hebrew; with an additional English title page.
The book describes the visit of Moses Montefiore and his wife in Vilnius. The name of the author is missing from the Hebrew title page, but appears on the English one – Chajim Salomon Eliaschewicz. Nonetheless, the book is attributed by some to by the Jewish-Lithuanian author and scholar Isaac Mayer Dick. Hebrew title page printed in golden ink. 62, [1] pp, 14.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and an open tear (restored) to first leaf. New binding.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 13

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Unpublished Manuscript – “Sefer Yalkut Zion” about Eretz Israel and the Hebrew Language, Poland, 1926

Sefer Yalkut Zion, composed of three sublime essays… (a.) colonization of Eretz Israel, (b.) work in our land, (c.) Hebrew language, by David…Elazar Haim Yodman. Szydłowiec, Poland, [1926]. Hebrew.
Handwritten manuscript by David Yodman, son of rabbi of Szydłowiec, near Radom. The book, written in a rabbinic language, opens with an introduction by the author: "Presented…a book with matters from the Bible, the Talmud, both Babylonian and Jerusalemite…and some novellae…which prove how important it is to settle Eretz Israel!". The author continues and claims, on the title page, that he authored books titled "Sh'lal David" and "Nefesh David" (it seems that these books, too, were never published). In the introduction the author claims that he was imprisoned for ten weeks for supporting Zionism.
Rabbi David Yodman was murdered in the holocaust. This essay has never been published. 64 pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Slight wear at margins. Ink smears.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 14

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The Palestine Directory – Book of Addresses – Cairo, 1920

The Palestine Directory, Commercial, Industrial, Administrative and Private Addresses. Cairo: printed by The Oriental Advertising Company, 1920. First year. English.
Book of addresses in Palestine and Egypt: with numerous advertisements. At the beginning of the volume: calendar, an essay titled "History of the Holy Land", measurements conversion information, and additional practical information. 5-242, VIII, IV. Volume 28 cm. Good condition. Slightly stained, creases, tears to first leaves. Damaged binding.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 15

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Annual Report of “HaMo’adon HaIvri” in Cairo, 1928

HaMo'adon HaIvri in Cairo, [Jewish club in Cairo] the Zionist Organization. Report for the months of February-August 1928.
Duplication of typewritten leaves. Includes a general survey, regulations of the club, incomes and expenses, list of books purchased for the club, and more. [16] leaves, 34.5 cm. Good condition. Creases at lower margins. Open tear on last leaf.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 16

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Archive of Avraham Druyan – Kfar Saba – Murder of Salia Zohar and Yochanan Stahl, 1931

A comprehensive archive of documents owned by Avraham Druyan, one of the founders of Kfar Saba, a guard [Shomer], one of the founders of "General Association of Jewish Guards in Eretz Israel" in 1937, together with Avraham Shapira. As a guard and being familiar with all the leaders of the Arab villages he helped a lot in settling disputes and solving crimes in the area. In 1931 he undertook the investigation of the disappearance of Yochanan Stahl and Salia Zohar in the dunes between Sheikh Munis and Herzlia, and succeeded to locate the murderers and the bodies.
The archive contains material about the foundation of the "General Association of Jewish Guards in Eretz Israel” in 1937, and material which includes documents in his handwriting, regarding the investigation of the disappearance of Stahl and Zohar. The archive also includes material related to the murder of three Jews from Yagur by Arabs in 1931; investigation of thefts and other crimes, among them murders; founding “Maccabi” Kfar Saba in 1929; documents concerning his activities as a farmer and some personal documents. Enclosed is a significant collection of newspaper cutting and some broadsides and documents connected to the matter of Jewish work in Kfar Saba in the 1930s. See also item no 80. Total of hundreds of documents. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 17

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“Lean Haerev” / Weekly Entertainment and Culture Programs – Tel-Aviv, 1935

"Lean Haerev?" [Hebrew: Where to this evening?]. Printed Bristol broadside, with space for attaching leaves (and changing them) with information regarding culture and entertainment events. Publisher: Maxim Sakashanky. Tel-Aviv, mid 1930s / 5 "Weekly Program" leaves.
Advertisements for stores, restaurants and coffee houses in Tel-Aviv appear at the margins of the broadside. In the canter – blank space, for pasting the "Weekly program" listing theater plays and films in Tel-Aviv every week (enclosed are five "weekly program" leaves from 1935). The publisher, Maxim Sakashansky, also edited the first lexicon for art and artists in Eretz Israel "Sefer HaOmanut veHa-Omanim beEretz Israel" (1946). Broadside: 70X50 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some stains. Dark stains and glue remnants on reverse. [5] "weekly program" leaves, average size: 39.5X29 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and tears.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 18

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Collection of Architectural Drawings – Appenzeller

13 architectural drawings and sketches by Architect A. [Adam?] Appenzeller (b. 1901?). Eretz Israel, 1927 through 1942.
Drawings of buildings in Tel-Aviv and Ramat-Gan. Including a drawing of a building in Amman and drawing of the façade of the agricultural school ("Kaduri") in Tul Karem (Jerusalem, November 1927), interior design and garden design. Size and condition vary. Some stains, creases and folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 19

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Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine – Four Volumes, 1919-1924 – English

Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine / O.E.T.A. (South) – Proclamations, Ordinances and Notices.
Ordinances and regulations, municipal laws, announcement on behalf of the government of Palestine, approved trademarks, and more were published in the Official Gazette.
The first issues, duplicated from typewritten leaves, were printed immediately after the British Mandate came into effect, when the territory of Eretz Israel was called O.E.T.A. [Occupied Enemy Territory Administration], until the San Remo convention in 1920 confirmed the British Mandate. See following item.
Four volumes, July 1919 until December 1924. First volume: issues 1-33. Second volume: issues 34-81. Volume 3: issues 82-105. Fourth volume: issues 106-129.
Ink stamps of Roza Ginsberg (Ginosar), the first female lawyer in Eretz Israel, president of World Wizo.Volumes: 31-34.5 cm. Overall good condition. Creases. Tears at margins of some issues. Damages to bindings.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 20

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Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine – Two Volumes, 1921-1924 – Hebrew

HaIton HaRishmi Shel Memshelet Palestina [Hebrew: Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine (Eretz Israel)], published with government authorization.
The papers published ordinances and regulations, municipal laws, announcements issued by the Government of Palestine, approved trademarks, and more.
· First volume: issues 41-81 + special issue. Jerusalem. April 1, 1921 until December 16, 1922. · Second Volume: issues 106-129 + special issue. Jerusalem, January 1, 1924 until December 15, 1924. Ink stamps of Roza Ginsberg (see previous item). Volumes: 30.5-33 cm. Overall good condition. Creases to first issue. Damages to bindings.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 21

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Collection of Brochures and Publications from the Mandate Period – Reports of Investigation Committees, League of Nations and more

Approx. 120 brochures and publications from the British Mandate period, including publications of the Mandate Government, publications related to investigation committees, publications of the Zionist Organization, publication of the League of Nations, and more. 1921-1948.
Collection includes: · 11 publications in Hebrew, related to investigation committees of the British Government and the 1929 riots. · 24 publications in English, related to reports of investigation committees. · 19 publications issued by the Zionist Organization, Keren HaYesod, the Jewish National Council and the Jewish Agency, most of the publications in English. · 13 reports of the British Mandate to the League of Nations concerning the Mandate in Eretz Israel and Trans Jordan. · 10 publications of the League of Nations containing references to the British Mandate in Eretz Israel. · 27 reports of the British Mandate Government, mostly in English. · 18 different publications, most of them in English, related to national, economic, legal and political issues. Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Foxing, tears, missing cover, library ink-stamps or other damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 22

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Complaint Form – 1929 Riots in Tel-Aviv

Complaint form of the Department of Police and Prisons, Palestine; received on September 5, 1929 during the 1929 riots; reporting a shooting incident near Shapira neighborhood (Tel-Aviv-Jaffa).
"On 25.8.29, at three p.m. I heard that there was an attack on Shapira neighborhood behind Macabi court…when I arrived there I realized that there was shooting from the direction of the orchard….In addition to the shooting there was also stone throwing; one stone hit my right leg…". A printed form (Hebrew and English), with details filled out in pencil (Hebrew). [1] leaf, 34 cm, written on both sides. Fair-good condition. Folding marks. Tears, mainly at margins and folding mark (some damage to text). Foxing.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 23

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Collection of Items – Prisoner in Gilgil Internment Camp, Kenya

Collection of paper items, from the Etzel and Lehi Internment Camp in Gilgil, Kenya, 1947-1948
· Typewritten leaf: "In the slaves' ship to Sudan". · Piece of paper with a printed flag of Israel. · Manuscript of a satiric play titled "In the Kitchen" (Hebrew), for six actors. 12 pp. · Program of "Bamatenu – Theatrical Studio of the Jewish Detainees in Exile", Special Camp, Gilgil, Kenya. A stenciled and duplicated program, for a Hanukkah party in "Bamatenu" hall, December 1947 (Hebrew). · Program of "Bamatenu", April 3, 1948, for Purim (English). · Eight handwritten leaves (or a carbon copy of a manuscript) written by a prisoner in the camp, describing his way to the Gilgil Internment Camp. Size and condition vary. Fair-poor condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 24

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Propaganda Broadsides Issued by Etzel in Hebrew, English, French and Arabic / “Herut” Issues

· More than 60 propaganda broadsides issued by Etzel, [1940s].
Among the announcements: obituaries in memory of fighters who were killed; report about operations against British camps; small broadsides, for distribution, calling to enlist; warnings to Mandate soldiers, information about the bombing of King David Hotel and a "Call to our Arab Neighbors" (in different languages), and more; broadside in Arabic, several broadsides in English and French. Some of the broadsides appear in more than one copy, some are as they left the printing press (uncut).
· 38 issues of "Herut" monthly, 1943-1948. Some issues appear in several copies.
Total of approx. 100 items. Size and condition vary, most are in good condition. Ex-library copies.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 25

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Three Issues of “Lameri”, 1947

Lameri, Ne'emanei Hameri Haivri, dover lemilchemet am. [Eretz Israel], April and June 1947. Issues no. 1, 2, 3.
"Tnu'at HaMeri HaIvri" (The Jewish Resistance Movement) was an alliance of all Jewish Resistance Movements in Eretz Israel, coordinating resistance operations against the British; active in the years 1945-6. These issues, printed one year later, are in line with the ideology adopted by the movement calling to act "as one" against the British rule. Four pp. in each issue, 25 cm. Good condition. Stains. First issue is not in the NLI

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Auction 47 Lot Number 26

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“Alon Zehirut” Issues – Lists of Suspects on behalf of “Shay”, 1947

Alon Zehirut. [Printed on behalf of "Shay" ("Sherut Yediot"), the intelligence arm of the "Haganah"]. Issues no. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8. January-October 1947.
Printed on the leaves are names and photographs of people who have to be arrested, deported, deported after investigation or warning, etc.
Adolf Eichmann appears in the last issue, since the "Shay" suspected that if Eichmann succeeds in escaping from his persecutors he might immigrate to Eretz Israel pretending to be Jewish: "due to his organizational capacities and rich experience in the Jewish Department of the Gestapo, and having the knowledge of the Hebrew and Yiddish languages, it is possible that he succeeded in infiltrating into the country". [7] leaves, 29.5-31 cm. Some leaves in good condition, with folding marks only; other leaves in fair condition with adhesive tape and dark stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 27

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Protocol of a “Shay” Meeting concerning Arab Collaborators, February 1948

"Meeting of Arab consultants 19.2.48". Typewritten document.
Protocol of a meeting between senior persons of "Shay" ("Sherut Yediot") – the intelligence arm of the Haganah - concerning drafting and activating Arab collaborators.
Senior officials and "Shay" members, among them Moshe Dayan, Yehoshua P. [Josh Palmon-Pelman], Ezra D. [Danin], B.G. [Ben-Gurion], Israel G. [Galili], Yigal [Yadin?], Tuvia [Arazi], Emnauel [Yalan-Vilensky], Amnon [Zair], Giora [Zeid] and others were present in the meeting documented. They expressed their opinions as to the political situation and the state of the Arabs in the various areas, the Syrian Army commanded by Adib Shishakli and other Arab military organizations. 29 leaves (not complete, lacking at the end), 27.5 cm. Good condition. Creases, folding marks and some stains. Some leaves printed on thinner paper.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 28

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“Rak Kach” – Etzel Publication, 1948

Rak Kach [Hebrew: only thus], Destruction of "Palestine Post". Typewritten and stenciled leaflet. Printed by Etzel in "English Exile". England, 1948. English.
Transcripts of radio broadcasts – "Kol Zion Halochemet": reaction of Etzel leadership to various events, including the attack on the "Palestine Post" offices in Jerusalem. 3 leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Foxing, tears at margins.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 29

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Collection of Broadsides and Posters – British Mandate and Establishment of the State of Israel

Eleven broadsides and posters, issued by Tel-Aviv municipality, Haganah, Etzel and Lehi. Eretz Israel, 1945 through 1948.
· Poster - Jabotinsky Memorial Day. · Poster of Herut Movement, "Sten's regime continues to go wild" (Hebrew). · Small poster on behalf of Lehi – "Advice to the agent Bernadotte – get out of our country" (Hebrew), with illustration. · Broadside issued by Lehi, calling to free besieged Jerusalem, Iyar, 1948 (after the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel). · Broadside on behalf of Tel-Aviv municipality calling "all of the citizens of Tel-Aviv" not to congregate in the streets, November 1945. · Two "Hachoma…" broadsides and a larger broadside, illustrated, printed after the declaration of Independence. · Three broadsides of Etzel and Herut movement. Size varies. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 30

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Collection of Newspapers – November 29, 1947

Seven issues of daily newspapers printed on Sunday, November 30, 1947 – After the UN Resolution on November 29.
· Issue of "Davar" newspaper. Headline: "Jewish State Established". · Issue of "Haaretz" newspaper. Headline: "Decision to establish a Jewish State". · Issue of "Haboker" newspaper. Headline: "A Jewish State was approved". · Issue of "Mishmar" newspaper. Headline: "33 Votes to 13 in favor of the Partition Plan". · Issue of "Hamashkif, National Daily Paper”. Headline: “Decision in favor of the Partition Plan”. · Issue of The Palestine Post newspaper. Headline: “Partition Approved by More than 2/3…”. · Single leaf of “Haboker” newspaper. Headline: “After approval by the world’s nations of Israel’s liberty in its land, joy and alertness in the Jewish State”.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Folded.
Seven issues of daily newspapers printed on Sunday, November 30, 1947 – After the UN Resolution on November 29.
· Issue of "Davar" newspaper. Headline: "Jewish State Established". · Issue of "Haaretz" newspaper. Headline: "Decision to establish a Jewish State". · Issue of "Haboker" newspaper. Headline: "A Jewish State was approved". · Issue of "Mishmar" newspaper. Headline: "33 Votes to 13 in favor of the Partition Plan". · Issue of "Hamashkif, National Daily Paper”. Headline: “Decision in favor of the Partition Plan”. · Issue of The Palestine Post newspaper. Headline: “Partition Approved by More than 2/3…”. · Single leaf of “Haboker” newspaper. Headline: “After approval by the world’s nations of Israel’s liberty in its land, joy and alertness in the Jewish State”.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Folded.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 31

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Official Invitation to the Declaration of Independence Ceremony – 4th of Iyar, 1948

The Provisional Government, printed invitation for the Declaration of Independence ceremony. 13.5.1948.
Original invitation sent only to the members of the Provisional Government, to journalists and to relatives.
"We are honored to send you herewith an invitation to the Declaration of Independence session which will take place on Friday… 4 pm in the Museum hall…we ask you to keep the content of this invitation and the date secret…" on the lower part: "personal invitation – Dress: dark festive clothes" (Hebrew). Leaf, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Slight damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 32

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Pekudat Yessod HaMedinah – “Secret” Document, May 14, 1948

"Pekudat Yessod HaMedinah, no. 1, 1948". Provisional Government, Legal Department. "Secret, Seventh Proposal", May 14, 1948.
Duplication of a typewritten document. Detailing the first orders regarding the government institutes, budget and taxes, legislation, courts and provisional instructions. With corrections and deletions in pencil.
[6] leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Creases at corners and at lower margins. Some stains. Some tears at margins.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 33

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Collection of Circular Letters – Provisional Government Resolutions, 1948-1949

A collection of duplicated circular letters (typewritten), "Resolutions of the Provisional Government Sessions" (Hebrew). May 16, 1948 through March 6, 1949.
The collection includes about 90 circular letters, some consisting of several pages, detailing decisions concerning a wide range of issues related to the young State of Israel: election of Dr. Haim Weizmann as president of the Provisional State Council (nine to two votes), decisions as to a ceasefire, supervision of deserted property, unblocking the road to Jerusalem and paving of the Burma road, the IDF oath and decisions regarding enlistment and release of soldiers, the resolution taken during an unscheduled meeting as to the ship Altalena ("decided to request during negotiations with the UN to unload arms and deposit them with the UN until ceasefire ends…"), matters concerning Aliya, and more. The collection also includes circular letters of unscheduled meetings and some other letters: a circular letter regarding the demilitarization of Jerusalem (July 1948), emergency regulations concerning imprisonment of soldiers and repair of war damages to houses, legal explanation of income tax law, and more.
The Provisional Government was active from May 14, 1948 until March 10, 1949, and consisted of 13 members only. This collection was, most probably, compiled by one of its members.
34 cm. Fair-good condition. Ink-stamps. Tears at margins and stains. Folding marks. Significant wear and damages to first and last letters.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 34

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“Iton Rishmi” No. 1 – Declaration of Independence

"Iton Rishmi" No. 1. Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948.
Includes the "Scroll of Independence" and a manifest by the Provisional State Council. On top of the leaf: "Israel, Provisional Government". 4 pp, 31.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Several stains, horizontal folding mark. Creases. Open tear at one corner. Deleted inscription in pencil

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Auction 47 Lot Number 35

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“Iton Rishmi” No. 1 / “Yom Hamedina” Newspaper / Three Issues of Newspapers Announcing the Establishment of the State of Israel

1. "Iton Rishmi" no. 1. Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948.
Includes the text of the "Independence Scroll" and a manifest on behalf of the Provisional State Council. On top of leaf: "Israel, Provisional Government". 4 pp. 33 cm. Good condition. Creases.
2. "Yom Hamedina", joint publication of local papers. Friday, May 14, 1948. Leaf: 42.5X57.5 cm. Good condition. Folded leaf. Stains. Tears at margins.
3. Issue of "Yediot Ahronot", 14.5.1948. Headline: “At 4 p.m. the State of Israel will be Established”. Incomplete (missing inner pages, no. 3-6). 42.5 cm. Folding marks, stains and slight tears.
4. “Hamashkif” newspaper, Iyar 7, 1948. Headline: “State of Israel was Established”. 55 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Folding marks. Tears at horizontal folding mark. Creases.
5. “Mandate – Beginning to End” published by “Yediot Maariv”, illustrated supplement to the newspaper of May 15, 1948. [4] pp, 47 cm. Folding marks and stains.

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Copper Plaque – The Declaration of Independence – New-York, 1948

Hanging plaque with the text of the "Scroll of Independence". New York, 1948
Copper; print. Maker's mark: Grodel Inc. New York.
The text of the "Scroll of Independence" in the center of the plaque; surrounded by an illustrated frame with vegetal patters, a figure of a soldier, view of Tel Aviv, and more. Herzl's portrait on the upper part with Israel's flag on both sides and an inscription: "If you will it, it is no dream". Approx. 34X26.5 cm. Pierced for hanging (with chains). Good condition. Slight bends to lower part.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 37

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Copper Plaque for Military Ceremonies – 1949 – War of Independence

Copper plaque to be carried on a unit-flag or a flagpole, for the veterans of the War of Independence. 1949.
In the center an inscription "For active service in the War of Independence, 1948-1949", and decorations of a sword, fig leaf, olive tree branch and the emblem of the state; on the reverse the inscription "These nations are more numerous than I; do not fear them" (Hebrew) within two olive tree branches, and a Star of David. Height: 56 cm, width: 43.5 cm. Good condition. Corrosion. Two of the posts connecting the plaque's center to its frame are out of place.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 38

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“Bamiftza” – Soldiers’ Newspaper in a Military Hospital – Independence Day, 1949

Bamiftza, bulletin of soldiers in military hospital no. 10 [in Haifa], edited by Reuven Siman (Silman). Illustration: Hadassa Sachs. Published by the hospital's culture department, Iyar, 5, 1949 – Independence Day [1949]. Issue no. 2.
Articles, poems, jokes, crossword puzzles and more, all about the hospitalized injured soldiers' lives. The bulletin opens with a short text for the first Day of Independence. 7 leaves, 33 cm. Fair-good condition. Stained. New staples. Pinholes and some tears. Folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 39

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“Divrei HaKnesset” – First and Second Knesset – 14 Volumes – Copies from the Chamber of the Chairman of the Knesset

"Divrei HaKnesset", of the first and second Knesset. Jerusalem-Tel-Aviv, 1949-1953.
Fourteen volumes including official protocols of the first and second Knesset sessions. Volumes of "Divrei HaKnesset" are always bound in a blue binding with blue printing, while one copy is bound in a black binding with gold embossing on the spine, for the Chairman's Chamber. The volumes presented are a single copy, bound for the Chairman's Chamber (enclosed is a letter of explanation from the director of printing and publications department of the Knesset). Volumes, 24 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains to some of the volumes. Several loose bindings.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 40

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Booklet – “History of Zionist Espionage” in Egypt

L'Histoire de l' Espionnage Sioniste en Egypte [History of Zionist espionage in Egypt]. No printer's name, location or year, [Egypt, 1955?]. French.
Booklet surveying the history of Zionist espionage in Egypt, with photographs. [1], 63 pp. 14X20 cm. Very good condition. Several unopened pages.
Not in the NLI.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 41

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“Everything About Kfar Kassem” – A One-Time Booklet Condemning the Massacre, 1956

"Hakol al Kfar Kassem" [Everything about Kfar Kassem], a one-time booklet published, most probably, in December 1956, about two months after the massacre in Kfar Kassem.
34 of the villagers were shot to death in this massacre, after breaking a curfew imposed on the village without their knowledge while they worked outside the village.
When news of the incident spread, a gag order was issued, and Knesset Members from the Israeli Communist Party, taking advantage of their legal immunity, reported it on the Knesset podium. Mapam party printed the booklet on its expense in “Al Hamishmar” printing press, and the paper was donated by Uri Avneri and “HaOlam Hazeh”. Among the participants in the booklet: Nathan Alterman, Dan Ben Amotz, Amos Keinan, Avraham Shlonsky, Gershom Shoken and others. 8 pp, 34.5 cm. Wear and folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 42

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Collection of Documents – Movement for Greater Israel

Dozens of documents from the early days of activity of the "Movement for Greater Israel", after the Six Day War, 1967 through 1969 (several documents from the period preceding the founding of the movement).
Among the documents: issues 2 and 3 of the biweekly "Zot HaAretz"; version of the principles platform of the movement (handwritten); list of council members; copy of a letter written by several activists to the president of the state; printed notice to the press; petition against withdrawal from territories; first printed protocols of the movement, some with the participation of Nathan Alterman; letters from movement secretariat, and more. Varied sizes and conditions. Dampstaining and stains on some of the documents.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 43

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“Down with the Occupation” – 67 Prints – June 1987 – Numbered and Signed Portfolio

"Down with the Occupation 1967-1987”, portfolio with 67 prints. "Artists for Freedom of Speech" publishing, June 16, 1987.
Sixty-seven prints, by sixty-seven Israeli and Palestinian artists, including: Ruth Schloss, Deganit Berst, Aviahi Eyal, Gabi Klezmer, Yigal Tumarkin, Rafi Lavie, Micha Ulman, Asad Azi, Suleiman Mansur, Miki Toma, Abed Abadi, and many others. Copy no. 2 of 200 copies numbered on title page; with signatures of most of the artists (on title page). [67] prints, approx. 48.5X69 cm. Overall good condition. Tears to portfolio.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 44

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Collection of Avant-Garde Literary Anthologies – 1960s-80s

1. Dapim Tzehubim (Yellow pages), artistic and literary anthology edited by Shimon Zabar, with participation of Meir Wieseltier, Amos Keinan, Nathan Zach, Dalia Ravikovich, Yigal Tumarkin, Uri Lifshitz, Shimon Zabar and others. First issue.
2. Ga'ashush, edited by Moti Talmor, with the participation of Yigal Sarna, Zeev Ornin, Yonatan Segal, Yehoshua Ashkenazi, Hadas Dror and many others. [Second issue?]. Illustrated brochure edited and printed by Moti Talmor while still being a high school student."Ga'ashush is the only educational magazine in the country. Which other paper educates you towards being a good citizen? And good citizenship in a democratic country is first of all teaching freedom of speech…".
3. Strip, a magazine published by "HaAyin HaShlishit", 1972. First and only issue of the bulletin published by "HaAyin HaShlishit" artists group; with works by Avner Katz, Henri Shlezniak, Jacque Katmor and others.
4. Ayin HaShlishit, photographs by Alex Agor, 1968. Photographs catalogue by Alex Agor, with a short text by Michael Ohad (Hebrew and English).
5. Shira Geluya, 1989. Binder with ten illustrated postcards with poems by Aharon Almog, Amir Gilboa, Yair Horowitz, Yona Wollach, Meir Wieseltier, Nathan Zach, Roni Somek, Oded Peled, Pinchas Sadeh and Zeruya Shalev.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 45

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Abie Nathan – Four Items

· A signed letter from Abie Nathan on 'Voice of Peace' letterhead – invitation to a party celebrating 17 years to Abie Nathan's flight to Egypt.
· Invitation to an auction, with proceeds going to "Peace Fund 1" for financing the founding of a "School for Peace", a joint school for Jewish and Arab children in Nazareth, 1967, signed by Abie Nathan. · Two copies of a letter to educators, calling for their support for the establishment of a school for Jews and Arabs in Nazareth. Varying sizes, good condition.

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The “Golden Book” of “HaGashash HaHiver” – Dedication to Ziko Graziani

HaGashash HaHiver – the Golden Book, edited by Avraham Deshe (Pashanel). Jerusalem, 1975. Dedicated in handwriting on the first page to musical adapter and conductor Yitzhak (Ziko) Graziani: “To you dear Ziko, with great love and many thanks, from the real Gashashim; and to you Dora with love and thanks for letting us enjoy your husband, to all of you with love” (Hebrew), signed by "HaGashash HaHiver" trio, Gavri, Poli and Shayke and by Avraham Deshe (Pashanel). The book contains skits, illustrations, photos (some in color), caricatures and facsimiles. 208 pp, 28 cm. Very good condition. Damages to dust jacket.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 47

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Yaffa Yarkoni – Handwritten Songs Notebooks and Additional Items

Collection of items from the estate of the singer Yaffa Yarkoni (1925-2012), winner of the Prize of Israel for Hebrew Song.
Among the items: · notebook with songs, where Yarkoni wrote by hand the songs which she sang alone or with a children's choir in the album "…Yaffa Yarkoni Holiday Songs". · Notebook of songs, "Yaffa Yarkoni – songs which I do not know by heart". Yarkoni pasted to the notebook's leaves printed songs, side by side with songs that she copied by hand. · Four records: Bab-elwad; Yaffa Yarkoni with a vocal and instrumental band "Jerusalem" conducted by Marc Lavry; Children's songs "as you wish"; Yaffa Yarkoi sings holiday songs. · Enclosed: a dozen photographs, booklets and promotional leaflets. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 48

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Israeli Singers and Actors – Signed Postcards

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. Seven cards are signed by the artists. Size and condition vary. Some postcards have been mailed. Rough tears to the reverse of some postcards

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