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Auction 47 Lot Number 49

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Ticket for the European Cup Basketball Championship Final Game, 1977 – Maccabi Tel Aviv

A ticket to the European Cup Basketball Championship final game, between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Mobilgirgi Varese (Italy). Belgrade, April 7, 1977. Balcony B, row 17, seat 8. The ticket was not used.
In this historical game, Maccabi Tel Aviv won the cup for the first time with a 78:77 victory. After the game, 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.

Opening250$ Sold For394$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 50

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Souvenir-Towels – Basketball Game – Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs. CSKA Moscow, 1989

Three cloth towels (100% cotton, made by "Winograd") – souvenir from the historic basketball game between Maccabi Tel-Aviv and CSKA Moscow, held on March 9, 1989.
This historic game was the first played by CSKA Moscow in Israel, after many years that Maccabi played against the USSR basketball champions in Belgium. The game caused great excitement and was preceded by a special ceremony. 44X27 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 51

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Collection of Sheets and Brochures for Cutting and Pasting – Models of Airplanes, Ships and More

Collection of leaves and brochures for cutting and pasting, for assembling models of airplanes, ships, missiles, and more. Israel, 1960s-70s.
The collection includes: · Four sheets for preparing an El-Al airplane. · Five sheets for preparing a "Space Missile". · Six sheets (identical) for a fighter aircraft. · Three brochures, "Gzor VeKapel" [Cut and Fold], for preparing seven models of Israeli navy ships, seven models of Israeli air force aircrafts and models of spaceships. · A dozen of sheets for preparing the atomic submarine "Nautilus", a lighthouse, fighter aircraft, "T-34" tank, and more. Size varies, overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 52

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“Palaestina” – a Book by Hadriani Relandi – Numerous Maps – Utrecht, 1714 – Two Volumes

Palaestina ex Monumentis veteribus Illustrata, Tomus I-III, Hadriani Relandi. Utrecht, 1714. Latin, with some Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Two Volumes. First edition.
Comprehensive study of the geography of Eretz Israel, accompanied by fifteen engraving-plates (folded): illustrated title page, maps of Eretz Israel, author's portrait, chronological charts, and more. [5] leaves, 511 pp + [15] plates; [3], 516-1068, [94] pp, 20 cm. Original fine leather bindings. Front binding of the first volume is detached. Tears to two of the (folded) maps.

Opening400$ Sold For1,353$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 53

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Map of Jerusalem – Engraving – Cologne, 1572

Hierosolyma, Clarissima totius Orientis civitas, Iudaeae Metropolis, map of Jerusalem. Copper engraving from the book by George Braun and Franz Hogenberg "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" [Atlas of World's Towns]. [Cologne, 1572]. Text in Latin.
Two plans of Jerusalem, side by side: on the left "Ancient Jerusalem" and on the right "Modern Jerusalem. An illustration of Moses and the Tablets of the Law, with Aaron to his right side appears on the bottom of the leaf. Engraving: 48.5X34 cm, leaf: 51X38.5 cm. Good condition. Vertical folding mark. Tiny tears at margins and folding mark.
Laor 1039.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 54

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Map of Eretz Israel – Engraving Colored by Hand – Paris, 1641

Palestinae delineatio ad geographiae canones revocata, map of Eretz Israel by Philippe Briet. Copper engraving, colored by hand. Paris: Pierre Mariette publishing, [1641].
Map of Eretz Israel, divided according to the living areas of the Twelve Tribes. Above it - three small maps: map of Jerusalem, map of the eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Exodus from Egypt. Engraving: 54X39.5 cm, leaf: 61X45.5 cm. Good condition. Vertical folding mark. Slightly creased and stained.
Laor 130.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

Opening500$ Sold For677$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 55

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Map of Eretz Israel – Engraving – Amsterdam, 1707

Tabula Geographica Terrae Sanctae. Map of Eretz Israel. Franciscus Halma publishing, Amsterdam [1707].
Large map of Eretz Israel, divided according to the living areas of the Twelve Tribes. From the book Onomasticon urbium et locorum Sacrae Scripturae. Engraving: 38.5X112 cm, leaf: 44X116 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Tears fastened with acid-free adhesive tape. Stains.
Not listed in Laor.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 56

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Souvenir from the Levant – Moses Wilhelm Shapira – Jerusalem, 19th Century

Souvenirs de Levant [Souvenirs from the Levant] edited by M.W. Shapira [Moses Wilhelm Shapira] and C.F. Spittler Jerusalem, [ca. 1870s.].
Souvenir for tourists, made by Moses Wilhelm Shapira, collector and antiquities dealer who lived in Jerusalem in the second half of the 19th century and became famous as a forger of antiquities.
A small box in the shape of a medal, within which a booklet is folded as an accordion, with twenty prints of illustrations – figures from the Levant. Diameter of box: approx. 4.5 cm. Good condition. Slightly damaged (mainly box).
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 57

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“Shoshanta” in English and French

["Shoshanta". Yoel Moshe Salomon and Michal Hacohen Printing Press? 1862?]
Twenty-eight lithographs of different sites in Jerusalem on a sheet folded in the shape of a rose (Shoshanta = rose). In this "Shoshanta" the titles of the sites were printed in English and French and the selection was meant for pilgrims (some of the places which are holy for Jews only, were removed and substituted by other sites).
The "Shoshanta" printed in Yoel Moshe Salomon's printing press in 1862 (with titles in Hebrew) was the first lithograph printed in Eretz Israel.
Through the great similarity between the Hebrew “Shoshanta” and this one, it is possible to assume that both were printed concurrently or almost at the same time. 23X23 cm (open). Very good condition.
See: Omanut Ve-Umanut Be’Eretz Israel Ba-Mea Ha-Tesha Esreh, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1979, pp. 206-207.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

Opening500$ Sold For2,091$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 58

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Souvenir Album from Jerusalem and Eretz Israel Colonies, Late 19th Century

Souvenir von Jerusalem. Jerusalem: A. Zweibner & J. Goldberg, [late 19th century, after 1895]. Hebrew, Russian, English, German, French.
Album with a folded illustrations-plate, in hard-cover: "Jerusalem the Holy City and the holy towns and all the holy places and the colonies established by the generous Baron von Rothschild and Hovevei Zion" (Hebrew). Numerous pictures of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Safed and the colonies. Illustrations were drawn after photographs attributed to the artist Meir Rozin. [14] illustrations-plates printed on one folded sheet, in hard-cover, 19 cm. Good condition. Slight damages. Tears to folding marks between the plates. Damages to binding. Dedication on inner side of back cover.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

Opening250$ Sold For308$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 59

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“Sefer Yerushalem” – Tuvia Solomon – Jerusalem, 1884 – Miniature

"Sefer Yerushalem… concise history of Jerusalem…", by Tuvia Solomon. Jerusalem, [Solomon printing press], 1884. Hebrew.
A book about Jerusalem in a particularly small format with drawings of the holy places (some in golden frames). The author, Tuvia Solomon (1862-1951), printer, poet, author and scholar, son of Yoel Moshe Solomon. [2], 54, [14] pp, 8 cm. Good condition. Some stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Original wood binding, somewhat loose, inscribed "Yerushalem" (Hebrew).
S. Halevi 456 (Halevi notes "contains very interesting material about Jerusalem").

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Auction 47 Lot Number 60

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“Al Shoshanim” / “Pirchei Eretz HaKedosha” – Two Albums with Pressed Flowers – Jerusalem, Late 19th Century

1. Al Shoshanim, Miyerushalayim Lebaneha, Shirei Yedidut (on Roses, from Jerusalem to its sons, songs of friendship). Z. [Ze'ev] Yavetz, Jerusalem, [1890s].
Small album with heavy cardboard leaves. Printed texts (mainly from Psalms and Prophets but also songs by Rabbi Yehuda Halevi) appear on one side of the leaves. Pressed flowers, are artistically pasted on the reverse, (accompanied by titles in Hebrew and German). An additional title page in German followed by a short poem by Heinrich Heine. [14] leaves, 15.5X10.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Tears to cover. Stains. Filing holes. Worming on one leaf.
2. Pirchei Eretz HaKedosha [Flowers from the Holy Land], natural flowers from the holiest sites in the land of our fathers. Accompanied by history of the sites…composed by Avraham Moshe Lunz. [A.M. Lunz printing press], Jerusalem [ca. 1896].
Album with pressed flowers, featuring texts in Hebrew and German about the sites where the flowers were gathered. Bound in a nice olive wood binding inscribed “Yerushalem (Hebrew) Jerusalem”, surrounded by a frame inlaid with pieces of wood in different colors. [14] leaves, album: 16X10 cm. Good condition. Stains. Damages to binding.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

Opening400$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 61

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“Flowers from the Holy Land” Album – Avraham Moshe Lunz – Olive Wood Binding

Pirchei Eretz HaKedosha [Flowers from the Holy Land], “natural flowers gathered in the holiest places in the Holy Land. Accompanied by a brief description of the most important places…”. Composed by Avraham Moshe Lunz. [A.M. Lunz printing press], Jerusalem [ca. 1896].
Album with pressed flowers, accompanied by descriptions in Hebrew and English about the towns where the flowers were gathered. Bound in a fine olive-wood binding with a relief in the shape of the Western Wall and the inscription “Yerushalem”. A frame inlaid with pieces of wood in different colors surrounds the relief. Album 16.5X10 cm. Good condition. Slight stains and damages. Dedication in pen facing the Hebrew title page (dated: 1905).

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Auction 47 Lot Number 62

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Wooden Boxes with Souvenirs from Palestine – Spices, Jordan River Water, Soil, and more

1. Olive wood box, printed on the lid: “Jerusalem”. Inside the box are 21 small boxes with samples of herbs, seeds and plants from the Holy Land; next to these are 8 rectangular pieces of wood, from trees growing in the country. Also enclosed are a piece of wool and a reed pen, as well as a booklet "The Plants of the Bible" published by Fr. Vester & Co., American Colony, Jerusalem. Box: 16X22 cm. Good condition.
2. Wooden box, Souvenir of Palestine. Within the box is a glass bottle created in Hebron with water from the Jordan River (most of the water evaporated), a sachet made of "Damascus Silk" with soil from Mount Moriah, a piece of clay from the Roman period found in excavations in Ashkelon and several tiny shells in a folded piece of paper. Enclosed is a printed tri-lingual booklet with pressed flowers from Judea. Box: 12.5X7.5 cm. Good condition. Small break.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

Opening350$ Sold For984$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 63

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Pencil Case Made of Olive Wood

Olive wood box - pencil case. Eretz Israel, [late 19th or early 20th century].
Engraved on the cover are illustrations of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount (Dome of the Rock); between them a flower. Surrounded by a frame inlaid with miniature pieces of wood in different colors; above the frame - printed inscription: "Jerusalem".
The inner space of the box for storing writing supplies – inkwell, pen etc., is divided into cells of different sizes, with wood partitions; some removable parts. Locking mechanism (key is missing). Height: 6 cm, width: 27 cm, length: 10 cm. Good condition. Damages to wood and to interior of case.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 64

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Writing Box Made of Olive Wood – Eretz Israel, Late 19th Century

Fine writing box, made of olive wood, with carved ornamentations of sites in Eretz Israel. [Eretz Israel, late 19th century].
Olive wood, carved ornamentation, inlaid wood. Printing.
The body of the box consists of two parts: a writing box and a pencil case.
The pencil case for storing writing supplies – inkwell, pen etc., is divided into compartments and includes a locking mechanism (key is missing). Vegetal patterns and the Cave of Patriarchs are carved on the cover of the pencil case (with title printed in Hebrew). A frame surrounds the ornamentation created from inlaid colorful miniature pieces of wood.
The writing box has an inclining cover, which opens with two hinges and can be used as a writing surface. The inner part of the writing surface rises and reveals a storage compartment for paper. Behind a movable wooden plaque, in the back panel of the paper storage compartment, are two small movable drawers.
In the center of the writing box's cover appear carved ornamentations: Tombs of the Davidic Kings and flowers. The frame around the ornamentations is made of inlaid pieces of wood in different colors, some in the shape of a Star of David. Inscribed on upper part of cover are the titles "ירושלם" and "Jerusalem".
Side panels (on right and left) are also carved, with vegetal ornamentations and Holy Sites. On the right – the Western Wall and on the left – Temple Mount (Dome of the Rock). Height: approx. 12 cm, width: 34.5 cm, length: 28 cm. Good condition. Slight damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 65

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Olive Wood Ethrog Container – Holy Places

Ethrog Container. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
Olive wood; ink.
Oval container, with carved decorations - images of the Holy Places: Western Wall (in front), Rachel's Tomb, Cave of Patriarchs, "Ir Zion" and the Temple Mount. On the panels of the box – inlaid colorful pieces of wood and the names of the above mentioned sites. On the lid appears the verse "…you shall take…seven days" (Hebrew). Height: 7 cm, width: 15.5 cm, length: 10 cm. Fair-good condition. No cloth lining. Slight damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 66

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Decorated Olive Wood Ethrog Container – Eretz Israel

Ethrog Container. Eretz Israel [early 20th century].
Olive wood, cloth lining, ink and paint.
Octagonal wooden container. An Oriental figure, wrapped in a prayer shawl, holding the Four Species is depicted on the lid. A verse is inscribed around the image: "thou shall take a citrus fruit…seven days (shortened). Height: 8.5 cm, width: 17.5 cm, length: 12 cm. Good condition. Missing screw to inner hinge. No key. Slight damages to cloth lining.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 67

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Jewelry Box Made of Olive Wood – Shaped as the Dome of the Rock

Elegant jewelry box. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
Olive wood; printing; bone; cloth lining.
Octagonal wooden box with a double lid: lower lid, octagonal (hinged; hinge is missing) and upper lid shaped as a dome (removable). Delicate lines are engraved on the dome, topped with a decoration made of bone. The inscription "Jerusalem" is printed on the octagonal lid. Body of the box is carved with fine details depicting the arches decorating the outside of the structure and its openings. Height: 16.5 cm, width and length: 15.5X15.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Handwritten signature within the dome: Jerusalem. Hinge is missing. Cracks to dome repaired with glue (inside). Slight damages to wood.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

Opening500$ Sold For2,952$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 68

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Goblet and Spice Container Made of Olive Wood

Two objects made of olive wood. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
1. Spice container. Round and hollow body on which the inscription "Besamim… Jerusalem" (Hebrew and English) is printed. Screw-on bell shaped lid. Pinholes decorated with ornamental circles. Height: 15 cm, max. diameter: 6.5 cm. Good condition. Slight damages and breaks.
2. Goblet. Image of the Dome of the Rock is carved in front with a printed inscription: "Mekom Hamikdash" (Temple Mount). Additional inscription: "Jerusalem (Hebrew and English). Height: 13 cm, diameter of rim: 7.5 cm. Cracks at base.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 69

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Spice Container and Tobacco Box Made of Olive Wood

Two items made of olive wood. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
1. Spice container. Massive body, barrel-like, with carved images of the Western Wall and "Ir Zion". Screw-on lid, hollow, with ornamentations of piercings and circles. Height: 12 cm, max. diameter: 7 cm. Fair-good condition. Several cracks and breaks. Loose screwing.
2. Rectangular tobacco box, hinged lid. On the lid– a carved image of the Western Wall. Printed inscription: "Western Wall" (Hebrew), "Souvenier de Jerusalem". 8X4.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 70

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Spectacles Case, Box and Purse Made of Olive Wood

Three objects made of olive wood. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
1. Elegant spectacles case. The inscription "Mount of Olives" (Hebrew) appears on the outer side. With ornamentation in the shape of spectacles, composed of inlaid pieces of wood. The inside of the case features a metal frame and is covered with delicate cloth in the shade of olive-green. 15.5X4.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Coin purse. The inscription "Jerusalem" (English and Hebrew) and "Zion" (Hebrew) appears on the outside, as well as a carved image of the Dome of the Rock. The inside is covered with blue cloth. 5X7.5 cm. Good condition.
3. Small round box with a moveable cover. On the cover – inscription: "Jerusalem". Diameter: 7 cm. Cracks.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

Opening250$ Sold For467$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 71

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Collection of Stereoscopic Photographs / Stereoscope – Keystone View Company

1. One hundred Stereoscopic photographs by Keystone View Company [1906].
The photographs feature views, sites and figures in Eretz Israel and in Syria. Titles on the reverse describe the sites photographed (English). Contained in the original box, shaped as two volumes of books (damaged).
2. Keystone School Stereoscope; Wood and aluminum stereoscope, manufactured by Keystone View Company, USA.

Opening400$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 72

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Collection of Stereoscopic Photographs of Jerusalem / Booklet / Stereoscope

1. Twenty seven stereoscopic photographs depicting sites in Jerusalem; published by Underwood & Underwood [early 20th century]. In the original book-like box (slightly worn).
2. Jerusalem through the Stereoscope. Published by Underwood & Underwood, 1906. English. Booklet including captions as to the photographed sites. With a map (folded) of Jerusalem. Large stain on the cover and first pages.
3. Wood and aluminum stereoscope, with engraved ornamentations. Manufactured by Underwood & Underwood, New-York.

Opening400$ Sold For1,046$ Including buyers premium
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