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Auction 50 Lot Number 1

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A Circular Letter Distributed by the Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization – Vienna, 1898

A stenciled circular letter distributed by the Executive Central Committee of the Zionist Organization. Hand-signed by two out of the five members of the first Committee of the Zionist Organization - Dr. Oser Kokesch (the secretary of the committee) and Dr. Moritz (Moshe) Tobias Schnierer. Vienna, 13 May 1898. German.
A call to sign a declaration, in protest of an article by Dr. Aharon (Armand) Kaminka, published in Ha-Magid and The Jewish Chronicle, which criticized Herzl and the Zionist Movement.
"Attached I'm sending you the translation of an article by Dr. Kaminka… Such articles can cause severe harm to the Zionist cause… The Executive Central Committee considers it inadvisable, for obvious reasons, to respond to comments such as these. However, we consider it absolutely necessary that the participants of the pre-conferences in Vienna [in preparation for the Second Zionist Congress] collectively refute the attacks of Dr. Kaminka. We therefore ask you to kindly sign the attached declaration…".
Aharon (Armand) Kaminka (1866-1950) was a rabbi, scholar, and Hebrew poet and translator born in Berdichev. He was a Zionist activist and one of the founders of the Hovevei Zion Berlin chapter. In the article referred to in the letter he expressed harsh criticism of Herzl's conduct, even writing that the Hovevei Zion movement should consider shunning the Second Zionist Congress altogether.
[1] leaf, folded into two and printed on one side, 29 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Several tears at margins. Some stains.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 2

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“Altneuland” – First Edition – Leipzig, 1902 –Illustrated Binding

Altneuland, Roman von Theodor Herzl. Leipzig: Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, [1902]. German. First edition.
Utopian novel, in which Herzl describes his vision of a future Jewish state in Palestine. Herzl composed the novel during the years 1899-1902 and titled the manuscript "New Zion". Later, inspired by "Altneuschul" - the name of the Prague synagogue - Herzl changed the title to "Altneuland". At the same year of publication, the book was translated into Yiddish and Hebrew (Nahum Sokolow, who translated the novel into Hebrew, titled it "Tel-Aviv" - the name adopted as the name of the first Jewish city) and in less than a year the novel was translated into six other languages. The famous Moto "Wenn Ihr wollt, Ist es kein Märchen" - "If you will it - it is no dream" is printed on the title page.
[3], 343, [5] pp, 18 cm. Good condition. Stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Several leaves and signatures are loose. Signatures on front endpaper and on title page. Original illustrated binding, slightly damaged. Torn spine.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 3

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Herzl – “Altneuland” – First Russian Edition, 1903

Обновленная страна (Altneuland), by Theodor Herzl. Kiev, 1903. Russian.
Utopian novel, in which Herzl describes his vision of a future Jewish state in Palestine. First translation into Russian.
341, [1] pages. Missing title-cover. 17.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, some damages. Some tears at leaves’ margins. Some loose leaves. Worn binding, with tears at the margins and spine (partly detached).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 4

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Theodor Herzl – Portrait Photograph – Basel

A portrait photograph of Theodor Herzl. Photographer: R. Spreng (stamped), Basel, [ca. 1901].
Portrait photograph. Taken at the studio of photographer R. Spreng in Basel, apparently close to the date of the Fifth World Zionist Congress, held in Basel in December 1901.
Photograph 24X16.5 cm., attached to cardboard 24.5X17.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Two lower corners of cardboard are missing.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 5

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Printed Fabric Flag Commemorating Herzl’s 50th Birthday

Printed fabric flag, commemorating Theodor Herzl's 50th birthday. Herzl died 6 years earlier, at the age of 44. [Unknown location], 1910.
A flag consisting of two pieces of fabric, one white and one light blue with a printed Hebrew inscription: "In memory of the 50th year of Dr. Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl, 1859-1910".
27X53 cm. Fair condition. Open tears, some damage to text. Stains. Unravelling marks. Sewn (fine stitches) to fabric mounted on cardboard.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 6

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Portrait of Theodor Herzl – Straw Work

Portrait of Theodor Herzl, in profile, made of glued-on pieces of straw (arranged width and lengthwise). Palestine, [ca. 1920s-1930s].
16X11.5 cm. Good overall condition. Some stains and missing pieces. Hook for hanging.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 7

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Poster – 31st Anniversary of Theodor Herzl’s Death – Manchester, 1935

The 31st Anniversary of the Death of Theodor Herzl, a poster - invitation to a memorial service at the synagogue on Cheetham Hill Road (Manchester), on behalf of the Manchester Zionist Central Council. Manchester, 1935. English and Yiddish.
76X50.5 cm. Good condition. Many stains, folding marks and creases. Very small tears to margins. A number of tears professionally restored.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 8

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Pin – First Zionist Congress, 1897

A pin with the emblem of the First Zionist Congress, 1897.
Bronze emblem decorated with white threads surrounding it like a halo, attached to pin.
The emblem shows a Star of David framing a lion, with seven surrounding stars (the uppermost star is missing in this pin). The design is based on the proposal of Theodor Herzl in his book "The Jewish State": "I would suggest a white flag, with seven golden stars. The white field symbolizes our pure new life; the stars are the seven golden hours of our working-day. For we shall march into the Promised Land carrying the badge of honor".
Size of Star of David: 1X1 cm. Length of pin: 5 cm. Good condition. Uppermost star (at the top of the Star of David) is missing.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 9

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Second Zionist Congress – Official Postcard

The second Zionist Congress in Basel, official postcard, [1898].
Rimmer, no. 3.
9X14 cm. Good condition. Unused. Some creases and stains.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 10

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Early “Shana Tova” Postcard – Portrait of Theodor Herzl / Second Zionist Congress

2nd Zionist Congress in Basel, unofficial postcard.
In the middle, inside a Star of David, is Herzl's portrait, surrounded by portraits of Max Nordau, Bernard Lazare, Max Emmanuel Mandelstam and Rabbi Moshe Gester. The illustrations beneath the portraits are from the official postcard of the Second Zionist Congress, including the citation from Ezekiel. On the lower left corner the greeting "LeShana Tova" is printed.
Approx. 9X14 cm. Sent by mail in 1904. Some stains and creases.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 11

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Printed Card – Fifth Zionist Congress – Basel, 1901 – E. M. Lilien

Printed card (invitation?), "The Fifth Congress of the Zionists in Basel, 5662”. [Basel, December 1901].
On the front is an illustration by Ephraim Moses Lilien, "And Our Eyes Shall Behold Your Return to Zion with Mercy". On the back is an ink stamp: "Bureau des Zionistencongresses, Basel" [Zionist Congress Bureau, Basel].
12X17 cm. Good condition. Vertical folding mark. Creases and stains. Small tears to margins.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 12

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Sixth Zionist Congress – Unofficial Postcard Sent from the Congress

Postcard send from the Sixth Zionist Congress. Basel, 23 August 1903.
In the letter, written in pencil on the postcard, one of the Congress participants writes of his impressions from the Congress's opening night: "The impressions are so many that I don't know what to tell of first. Yesterday and the day before the Russian delegates convened… many rabbis delivered sermons at the Beit Midrash, and Dr. Nesig (?) drew a great crowd to hear his sermon on… Zionism. In the course of his speech he cursed Zionism and the listeners made an effort to keep still, but when he dared to call Herzl and Nordau sharp names such as 'arrogant… feullitonists who don't know Judaism and are brazen', mayhem broke out… one man wished to slap him, and the convention decided it no longer wished to hear him, and after singing 'HaTikva', everyone left the hall. […] Nordau has just arrived. He met Herzl on the street - and it was fine to see these two men walking arm in arm" (Hebrew).
9X14.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Piece of postage stamp missing.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 13

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Booklet of Poems in Honor of the Ninth Zionist Congress, 1909

Festcommers zu ehren des IX Zionisten-Kongresses zu Hamburg am 28 Dez. 1909. Berlin, [1909]. German and some Hebrew.
A booklet with 11 poems, printed for the Ninth Zionist Congress, held in Hamburg in December 1909. The last poem is "HaTikva". Cover illustration: Richard Michel.
[16] pp, 24 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some notes in pencil. Bound with string.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 14

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Postcard and Three “Programs” for Zionist Purim Celebrations – Königsberg and Danzig, 1904-1924

1. Programm zum Purim-Fest. Program for Purim celebrations in Königsberg, March 1904. Printed by the Zionist Organization in Königsberg. German, Yiddish and Hebrew. [2], 9, [1] pp, 22 cm. Tears to cover margins.
2. Programm zur Makkabaer-Feier der Konigsberger Zionistischen Vereinigung… 16 Dezember 1906. Königsberg, [1906]. German, some Hebrew and Yiddish. Program for a convention of Königsberg Zionists. Not in NLI or OCLC. [8] pp, 25 cm. Good condition.
3. Purim Kinderfest 28 Februar 1909. Printed pamphlet for Purim children’s celebrations, printed by the Zionist Organization in Königsberg. Königsberg, 1909. [3] pp, 22.5 cm.
4. Souvenir postcard, Zur Erinnerung an das Purimfest des “Bar Kochba” Danzig, 16 Marz 1919. Souvenir postcard from the Purim celebrations of the “Bar Kochba” organization in Danzig, printed by the city’s Zionist Organization branch. Danzig, 19 March 1924.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 15

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Jewish Portraits and Landscapes, by Alexander Kopelovitch

28 Jewish Portraits and Landscapes, by Alexander Kopelovitch. Riga (Latvia): Rota II, [ca. 1937]. Hebrew and English.
A portfolio with 27 reproduction plates of paintings by artist Alexander Kopelovitch (1915-1990), depicting Jewish leaders and sites in Palestine. Including: portraits of Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha'Am, Albert Einstein, Shaul Tchernichovsky, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Shalom Asch, and others, and illustrations of Rachel' Tomb, the Galilee Hills and Mount Tavor, Safed, the Western Wall, and other sites. Each reproduction
is pasted on the margins to a thick paper sheet, to which an explanatory leaf in Hebrew and English is attached. With an introduction: a letter from Shimon Dubnov to the artist.
[1] sheet folded in 4 (introduction and list of paintings, in Hebrew and English), 27 plates. 35 cm. Good condition. Stains and slight damage. Portfolio stained and torn.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 16

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Lithographs of the Leaders of the Zionist Organization – František Reichentál –Czechoslovakia

Builders of the Zionist Organization, 10 lithographic pictures by Fr. Reichentál. Published by the Zionist Federation in Czechoslovakia on the occasion of the convention of Zionist federations in Europe at Karlovy Vary. Czechoslovakia: Atlas Bratislava, [1947].
Original cardboard portfolio containing ten lithographs, portraits of Zionist leaders - Herzl, Nordau, Shapira, Sokolow, Szold, Ussishkin, Weizmann, Wolfson, Warburg and Bialik. Each lithograph is signed by the portrayed figure and by the artist (both in print). Printed on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Zionist Organization by Theodor Herzl, at the First Zionist Congress.
10 leaves, 41 cm. Good condition. Some wear and stains.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 17

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JNF Advertisement Leaf – Avant-garde Design – Vilnius, 1926

JNF advertisement leaf, printed on thick paper. [Vilnius, August 1926].
Designer's signature (Hebrew, in print): "Alkatznitzki 26".
A "classic" JNF illustration appears in the center, surrounded by a designed inscription in innovative typography: "If I forget thee oh, Jerusalem…", "Keren Kayemet LeIsrael", and more.
28.5X36 cm. Fair-good condition. Some tears at margins, professionally restored. Creases and folding marks. Handwritten date and ink-stamp.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 18

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25th Anniversary of the Founding of the Jewish National Fund – a Lithograph by Joseph Budko, 1927

An invitation to a celebratory event marking 25 years to the founding of the Jewish National Fund - a lithograph by Joseph Budko (signed and dated in print). [Berlin, 1927]. German.
An illustrated page (in lithographic printing), made by Joseph Budko - an invitation to an event marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish National Fund, and celebrating the Purim holiday, with the participation of costumed figures representing 5,000 years of Jewish history.
[1] leaf, 31X25 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains on the margins. Pasted to a Bristol sheet at the corners.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 19

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Jewish National Fund and the Blue Box – Four Documents

1. Der Toyer Tzu Eretz Israel [The Gate to Eretz Israel]. Jerusalem: Goldberg Press, [early 1930s, after 1931]. Yiddish. Booklet describing the JNF's activities. [8] pp, 17 cm. Not in OCLC or NLI.
2. Der Keren Kajemeth Lejisrael. JNF promotional brochure. [Berlin, early 1920s, after 1921]. German. Folded brochure, with explanations on JNF activities. Inside is a map of Palestine with details on lands bought by the JNF.
3. Printed envelope, issued by the JNF in Berlin. Berlin, [ca. 1921]. The envelope was intended for donations to the JNF, in return for one of the gifts listed on the envelope's inner side.
4. Printed stub to be filled in by hand after emptying a JNF box. [Germany, ca. 1920s].
Size varies. Good overall condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 20

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Certificate for Inscriprion in JNF “Sefer Hayeled” – Grete Wolf-Krakauer

"JNF Sefer HaYeled [Children's Book], Jerusalem" - certificate illustrated by Grete Wolf-Krakauer (signed in print). Lithographic printing "Grafika", Jerusalem, [ca. 1930s].
Leaf 35X47 cm (thick paper). Good condition. Stains, creases and tears at margins (one open tear). Upper margins are glued to a sheet of paper, 50X70 cm.
Provenance: Collection of Dotan Family, Jerusalem.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 21

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Three Publications of the Jewish National Fund / Original Sketch

1-2. Two publications of the Jewish National Fund:
* "Sold here - greeting cards (telegrams) of the Jewish National Fund" (design: Kanler). [1] leaf, approx. 19 cm.
* "Jewish National Fund stamp, a must-have on every letter of an individual or institution!" (Design: Machner-Wallisch). [1] leaf, 13.5 cm.
3. Original sketch for an advertisement of the JNF, with the inscription "Sold here - stamps and telegrams of the Jewish National Fund". Ink on paper. 34X26.5 cm.
Condition varies.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 22

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Jewish National Fund – Five Booklets for Children

1. The Key, by Jessie E. Sampter. Jerusalem, 1925. English.
2. HaKufsa HaKchula - Ma'ase BeAgora SheNitgalgela LeHora shel HaKufsa HKchula Kufsat HaGeula (The Blue Box…), by Dov Kimchi. Jerusalem, [1926].
3. Garger LaKeren HaKayemet (A Grain for the Jewish National Fund). Poem: Anda Pinkerfeld, illustration: Iza Hershkovitz. Warsaw, [1930s].
4. Blue Box the Bold, told and drawn by Mordechai Warhaft. Jerusalem: Reuven Mass, [ca. 1940]. English.
5. Blue Box the Bold and Other Stories. Jerusalem: JNF Press, [ca. 1947]. English.
Size varies. Good overall condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 23

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Booklet of Regulations – “Moshav” Neve Zedek, 1890

booklet of regulations of Moshav Neve Zedek, established in 1887. Jerusalem: Frumkin, 1890.
Booklet of Regulations of Neve Zedek, the first official Jewish neighborhood established out of Jaffa. At the end of the booklet, on designated leaves, were added signatures of the estate owner who purchased it in 1887, the ink-stamp of "Hevrat Neve Zedek LeBinyan Batim" as well as many inscriptions documenting payments by the estate owner from 1889 till 1896.
16 pp, 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Wear, tears at margins of leaves. Stains. Detached leaves.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 24

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Four Letters from Petach Tikva, Mazkeret Batya, Zichrov Ya’akov and Jaffa, 1905-1914

1. A letter from the committee of Petach Tikva, to the Rabbi of "Jaffa and the Moshavot" (Rabbi Kook), December 1905. A request to prevent a certain person from acquiring an estate because he desecrated the Sabbath in public. Ink-stamped with the settlement committee stamp and signed by seven of the settlement members.
2. A letter from the committee of Mazkeret Batya-Ekron, to the rabbi of "Jaffa and the Moshavot", Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen Kook, 1912. A request addressed to Rabbi Kook, asking him to come and "make peace" after the occurrence of some disputes between the settlement members. Ink-stamped (settlement committee stamp) and signed by thirteen of the settlement members.
3. "Certificate" awarded to Shlomo Wilder confirming that his daughter, from Zichron Ya'akov, is a resident of the Moshavah, and is allowed to marry a young person from Alexandria, 1913. Signed and stamped by Rabbi Gedaliu Kahana, the settlement rabbi; signed by chairman and secretary of the settlement committee, Ink-stamped with the settlement committee stamp and ink-stamped with the stamp of the “Mukhtar” of the settlement (Arabic).
4. A letter from inhabitants of Jaffa "in the suburb of Neve Zedek" to the representatives of Tel-Aviv council, 1914. A protest against approving the establishment of a "cinematograph" - namely "Eden" cinema, established in 1914. With signatures of nineteen "home owners" in Jaffa.
[4] leaves, average size: 27 cm. Fair to good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 25

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Collection of Humorous Booklets, 1909-1925

1. "Hamor-Gamal" (Donkey-Camel), humorous monthly. Jerusalem, [1909].
2-11. "LaYehudim, Iton Hashmati / Humori / Hagun / Purimi, Naimi, Taimi, Intimi VeAnonimi" (For the Jews, a Humorous Journal), edited by Kadish Silman. Jerusalem, 1909-1925. Ten consecutive issues. Issues 5 and 10 are missing some pages.
12. "HaMedagdeg, Iton LiShkarim Ukzavim, LeHitul VeHitnaplut, LeHutzpah VeAzut Panim…" (The Tickler…), Jerusalem, [1910].
13. “Ahashdarpan, Iton LiZman Shichruteinu” (Satrap...). Jerusalem, [1911]. Back cover missing.
14. Vaizatha, annual compilation (published by the youth of Rehovot). Compilation 3, [Rehovot, ca. 1911].
15. Had-Gadya, the successor of Vaizatha. [Rehovot, 1912].
16. “HaMetapeach”, literary compilation for Purim. Jerusalem, [1923].
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 26

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Hebrew University, Jerusalem – Tickets of Admission to the Cornerstone Laying Ceremony and the Opening Ceremony

1. Ticket of admission to the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 24 July 1918.
2. Ticket of admission to the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 24 July 1918. "Standing Room Only".
3. Ticket of admission to the opening ceremony of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1 April 1925.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 27

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Letter from Rabbi Ya’akov Meir – Constitution of the Jewish Community in Palestine, 1924 –Authorities of the Chief Rabbinate

1. Proposed constitution for the Jewish community in Palestine, [April 1924]. Copy of typewritten document on the formalization of Jewish community institutions in Palestine: a rabbinate council and offices, an elected assembly, a national committee and local committees for Jewish communities. [4] pp, 33 cm. Fair condition.
2. Copy of letter by Rabbi Ya'akov Meir ("President of Chief Rabbis") and Rabbi Shmuel Aharon Weber, secretary of the Chief Rabbinate, to the Legal Secretary of the Government of Palestine, Norman Bentwich (“Bentov-Ish”), [1 May 1924]. Signed by hand by the above.
In their letter, the Chief Rabbinate representatives request to comment on the “constitution proposition” (item no. 1), regarding the authorities and role of the Chief Rabbinate. [4] leaves, 33.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 28

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Three Documents – Purchase of Lands in Gush Etzion and near Rachel’s Tomb, 1908-1936

1-2. Two documents of "El HaHar" society, founded by Shmuel Zvi Holzman, concerning purchase of lands in Gush Etzion. One document - sale deed of four pages (1934) for purchase of 50 dunam in an area designated for "K'far Etzion" settlement. Hand-signed by Holzman and includes a small map of the area. The second document - a letter sent by "El HaHar" society, on official stationery, with an invitation to a meeting of buyers. Signed in print.
3. "Kol BaRama Nishma", proclamation from1908 by the Rishon LeZion Rabbi Eliyahu Moshe Fenijel, calling to acquire land near Rachel's Tomb for building a neighborhood which will be called "Beit Rachel Imenu". Single leaf, printed on both sides.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 29

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Collection of “Regulations” Booklets –Palestine

10 booklets of regulations. Palestine, [early 20th century through 1930s].
Regulations of the city committee for Jaffa Jews, regulations of the Moshavah Nachlat-Israel-Rama, regulations of the Sephardi cemetery in Jerusalem, "Bezalel" (English), "Hakfar HaIvri" (Issued by "HaMizrachi HaTza'ir"), Sha'arei Chesed Gemilut Chasadim Society, Beit Va'ad Klali Knesset Israel, "Beit HaKerem" neighborhood, and more.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 30

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Booklets concerning Industry in Palestine / Catalogues of Exhibitions

Six booklets concerning industry in Palestine and exhibitions catalogues of local products; numerous illustrations and photographs. 1912 through the 1940s.
1. A Piece of Mosaic, being the book of the Palestine Exhibition and Bazaar edited by Cyril Picciotto and C. M. Kohan. London, 1912. English. Booklet printed for a "Bezalel" exhibition in England; accompanied by illustration plates.
2. Caves Rishon-Le-Zion, booklet printed on behalf of the "Cooperative wineries association of Rishon Le-Zion and Zichron Ya'akov wineries". Printed by Ittin and Shoshani, Tel-Aviv, [second half of 1920s?]. Hebrew and English.
3. Palestine Pavilion Handbook and Tourist Guide. London, 1924. English. Practical information for tourists in Palestine and a guide to the Palestine pavilion in the exhibition of the British Empire.
4. Machinery and Technical Supplies Made in Palestine, Edited by the Foreign Trade Institute, Tel-Aviv. Tel-Aviv [1940?].
5. Price-List. The Flora of the Holy Land… Federal Disposal Company Ltd. Jerusalem, 1946. Booklet no. 1. Price list of medicinal herbs, oils and perfumes made in Palestine.
6. Palestine handicrafts Bulletin, No. 1 Jewelry. Booklet published by "Trade and Industry" and the Foreign Trade Institute. Tel-Aviv [1940s?].
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 31

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“Bikur Cholim” Hospital – Collection of Items

Collection of items related to Bikur Cholim Hospital in Jerusalem, [late 19th century to 1970s].
Large collection that includes many graphic items and various documents, including: * Large "Mizrah" with illustrations of the Holy Sites. Solomon Brothers Press, [late 19th or early 20th century]. * Three large certificates, in color lithographic print (Monsohn): "Shtar Mikne" (Letter of Purchase), "Certificate of Membership" and "Yahrzeit Table". * Thick volume, the hospital's "Yahrzeiten Notebook", with recorded deaths from the 1860s to the 1970s. About 390 pp, 28.5 cm. Poor condition. Heavily worn, with multiple tears. * Illustrated receipt book of the hospital, [1920s]. Monsohn Press, Jerusalem. * Leaf printed in lithographic printing, "Souvenir of Love from the Land of our Forefathers", with various illustrations including an illustration of the hospital building (see picture). * Two hospital receipt books, issued for donations to the hospital, [1930s]. The receipts were illustrated and designed by Meir Gur-Aryeh. Unused. * Handwritten leaf, Kontrakt [contract], 1912. Signed by hand by Yoel Moshe Solomon, Asher Eliezer Levin, and a third person. * “Membership Certificate”, signed by hand by Yoel Moshe Solomon, Yehiel Michal Pines and Asher Eliezer Levin. * Album with about 30 photographs of the hospital and its activities, from the 1920s to the 1970s. Includes a number of photographs by photographer Tzaddok Bassan. * Two of the hospital’s charity boxes, one made by Alfred Salzmann, the other made in New York. * Other items.
Size and condition vary. Some of the items are in fair-poor condition, with tears and filing holes.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 32

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“Yalkut Bezalel” – All the Issues / Catalogues of “Bezalel” Exhibitions

Collection of booklets and catalogues of "Bezalel" exhibitions, accompanied by numerous photographs of "Bezalel" items.
1-4. Yalkut Bezalel, Quarterly for Bezalel Art - Present, Past and Future. Edited by Boris Schatz. Published by Bnei Bezalel, Jerusalem, 1927-1928. Hebrew and English.
Issues 1, 2, 3-4 (double issue). No more issues have been printed. Illustrations surrounding the titles on the covers were designed by Ze’ev Raban.
The three issues are bound together. Enclosed is an additional copy of the first issue, no title page (bound separately).
5. Preisverzeichnis der Erzeugnisse der Kunstgewerbeschule Bezalel in Jerusalem. Berlin, [ca. 1913]. German.
Catalogue of “Bezalel” art workshop in Jerusalem, with photographs and prices. Printed on light-blue paper.
6. Catalogue of a “Bezalel” exhibition, the Zionist Federation of Argentina, department for culture and education [1926]. Hebrew and Spanish.
7. Catalogue of Hanukkah lamps exhibition, October 5-November 15, 1930, “in honor of Prof. B. Schatz on Bezalel semi-jubilee”.
Size and condition vary. All the items, except for the last one, are bound in new bindings.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 33

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Issue of “The Times” – November, 1917 – First Announcement of the Balfour Declaration in the Press

Issue of “The Times”. London, November 9, 1917. English.
The Balfour Declaration appears on page 7, under the headline "Official Sympathy". An article headlined "The British Victory in Palestine" reviewing the operation of the British Army led by Edmond Allenby in Palestine appears on the same page.
The Balfour Declaration, which stated Britain's support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, was signed by the British Foreign Minister, Arthur James Balfour, on November 2, 1917. One week later, on November 9, the declaration was first published in the press.
14 pp, 59.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, professionally restored tears. Adhesive tape to spine of issue.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 34

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Booklet on the Balfour Declaration – London, 1918

Britain, Palestine and the Jews. The Celebration of Knesset Yisrael upon Receiving the Treaty regarding its National Rights. Published by the Zionist Organization, London bureau, 1918.
A booklet printed following the Balfour Declaration. It included the wording of the declaration alongside the reactions of various Jewish personalities and organizations throughout the world.
50 pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Tears to corners of some pages. Unbound.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 35

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Poster – King-Crane Commission Concerning an American Mandate in Palestine, 1919

Poster in four languages on behalf of Lieutenant Colonel E. A. Stanton, the military governor. Rosenfeld Brothers Press, Haifa, 5 April 1919. English, French, Arabic and Hebrew.
The poster informs local residents of the arrival of "the Inter-Allied Commission", promises they will be allowed to present their views, and assures them that they "need not be perturbed by the unauthorised and exaggerated forecasts which may appear in Papers regarding the future political and economic status of the country".
The Commission, also known as the King-Crane Commission, was dispatched by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to investigate whether the mandate over Palestine may be handed to the United States.The Commission report found that most of the country’s residents were interested in an American mandate, but as President Wilson sustained a stroke and could no longer function, the report was shelved and only published in the press in 1922. Enclosed is a collection of directives and official notices of the Palestine Government from 1921, including the Notrim Directive.
47X34 cm. Good condition. Printed on thin purple paper. Tears reinforced with tape. Creases and folding marks, slightly faded margins. Inscription in color pencil - “Haifa” - at the top of the poster.

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Broadside – Appointment of Herbert Samuel as the High Commissioner of Palestine, 1920

Printed broadside. Herbert Samuel's speech after being appointed High Commissioner of Palestine. [1920]. Hebrew.
The broadside opens with words on behalf of King George V regarding the British Mandate in Palestine and the appointment of a High Commissioner. Following are Samuel's plans to develop the country and promote the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in the country, while maintaining balanced relationships between the Jewish Yishuv and the Muslim and Christian populations. The coat of arms of the United Kingdom appears on top.
Approx. 56.5X48.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks and many creases. Stains. A tear of about 17 cm (along the folding line), with damage to text.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 37

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Two Proclamations – The First Reaction of the British to the 1929 Palestine Riots – September, 1929

1. "Proclamation from His Highness the High Commissioner for Palestine (Distributed Today by Airplanes over Jerusalem)", 1 September 1929.
Typewritten leaf with the sharp reaction of the British High Commissioner John Chancellor to the 1929 Riots. (Three copies). Leaf 27 cm. Good condition.
2. Proclamation of High Commissioner John Chancellor from 1 September 1929 - the official Hebrew version of the first reaction of the British to the 1929 Riots (with changes compared to the notice distributed earlier by airplanes). "Greek Monastery - Jerusalem" Press, 1929.
In his response, the High Commissioner blames the Arabs for the outbreak of the riots. "I have returned from the United Kingdom to find to my distress the country in a state of disorder and a prey to unlawful violence. I have learned with horror of the atrocious acts committed by bodies of ruthless and bloodthirsty evil-doers, of savage murders perpetrated upon defenseless members of the Jewish population … These crimes have brought upon their authors the execration of all civilized peoples throughout the world…." [1] leaf, 43 cm. Good-fair condition. Much foxing. Folding marks and tears. Filing holes.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 38

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Collection of Broadsides and Official Proclamations – 1929 Palestine Riots

1-6. "Official Bulletin" issued by Palestine Government (Eretz Israel), issues 1-4, August 25 - August 28, 1929. Issues 1 and 2 appear in two copies; issue no. 3 - incomplete.
7-9. Three official "proclamations" issued by the High Commissioner, John Chancellor. One from September 1, 1929, and two from September 4, 1929 (one in Hebrew and one in English).
10. "The Palestine Arab Executive", proclamation sent as a response to the High Commissioner's proclamation of September 1, 1929, issued by Mussa Kazim El-Huseini and representatives of the Arab Executive.
11. Devar HaYamim, [one-time paper]. Tel-Aviv, September 1, 1929.
Size varies. Proclamations in large format, average size: 43X34 cm. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 39

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The Murder of Arlozorov – Collection of Items

Collection of items related to the murder of Haim Arlozorov, the murder trial and the question of whether members of the "Brit HaBiryonim" had a hand in the murder. Palestine, 1934.
* Bereavement notice following the Arlozorov murder, on behalf of the Clerks' Organization Center. * Poster printed by Mapai (Party of the Workers of Palestine, July 1934), issued after the appeal sentence. * Two issues of newspapers in a "singular" edition (January 1934). * Addition to "Davar" newspaper (March 1934) regarding developments in the trial. * Proclamation citing letters written by Uri Zvi Greenberg to Yehoshua Eschel Yeivin, his associate in "Brit HaBiryonim", as proof of their guilt in the murder. * Eight-page printout (folded and uncut) of an article by Ben Zion Katz, rejecting the possibility that Brit HaBiryonim are responsible for the murder. * Two booklets: "The Stavsky Affair" by Ze'ev Zhabotinsky; "The Arlozorov Murder, Material for the Public to Judge", by H. Ben Meir.
Total of 10 items, one of them double. Size varies. Good overall condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 40

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Commissions of Inquiry during the British Mandate for Palestine – Publications and Reports, 1926-1948

47 publications and reports from the time of the British Mandate for Palestine, all of which are related to international committees which operated in Palestine. Some publications are memorandums submitted to the commissions of inquiry by representatives of the Jewish Yishuv (the Jewish National Council, Jewish Agency and others); other documents are reports issued by commissions.
Among the documents, publications related to the League of Nations Mandate Commission of 1926; Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations of 1934; seven publications related to the Royal Commission of 1937; six related to the Anglo American Committee of 1946; Eighteen publications concern the UN Special Commission on Palestine; ten other publications related to Palestine, and four reports of deliberations in the British House of Commons with references to Palestine. 31 of the publications are in English, 15 in Hebrew and 1 in German.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 41

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Grete Wolf-Krakauer – Original Drawings from the Peel Commission Meetings, 1936

Collection of drawings by Grete Wolf-Krakauer made during meetings of the Peel Commission, and a note of thanks sent to her by Lord Peel. [Jerusalem, 1936].
1-8. Eight pen drawings on paper (some on tracing paper). Signed: G. K. W.
Illustrations of the members of the Peel Commission during the commission meetings and portrait illustrations of the commission's chairman, Lord William Robert Peel, Sir Harold Morris, Sir Laurie Hammond, Professor Reginald Coupland, and others. Approx. 14X11.5 to 27X20 cm.
* Enclosed: Issue of the "Palestine Review" (11 December 1936) and a leaf from the newspaper "La Bourse Egyptienne" (29 November 1936), in which some of the illustrations were printed.
9. Members of the Peel Commission - Sketch. Pencil on tracing paper. 34X21.5 cm.
* Enclosed is an issue of the Palestine Review from Friday, 25 December 1936, in which the final version of the illustration was printed.
10. Letter of thanks to Grete Wolf-Krakauer for her illustrations, from Lord William Robert Peel. Printed on official stationery of the Palestine Royal Commission (the Peel Commission), signed by the commission secretary. December 1936. English. [1] leaf, 32.5 cm. + original envelope in which the letter was sent.
The meetings of the Peel Commission - a British Royal Commission of Inquiry, appointed to investigate the causes of the Arab general strike in Mandatory Palestine - were held in Jerusalem in 1936. Due to the fact that photographs were not permitted in the meetings, the artist Grete Wolf-Krakauer was invited to draw the participants.
Total of 9 drawings + 5 additional items. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Collection of Dotan Family, Jerusalem.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 42

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Booklets concerning the State of the Arab Population in Palestine during the British Mandate

Four booklets published by Arab entities during the British Mandate, surveying the state of Arabs in Palestine. 1920s-40s. English.
1. The Holy Land, the Moslem-Christian Case against Zionist Aggression, Official Statement by the Palestine Arab Delegation. London, 1922.
A booklet which was printed on behalf of an Arab delegation to London. The booklet contains the official statement of the delegation (with reference to the British Mandate and to the British rule, to the Balfour Declaration, the state in Palestine and the demands of the Arab population in the country).
2. The Balfour Declaration, an Analysis. Published by Falastin newspaper. Jaffa, 1929.
3. Appeal to Members of the British Parliament by the Palestine Arab Party. Jerusalem, 1935. Appeal by Jamal el-Huseini, president of the Palestinian Arab Party, to members of the British parliament concerning Jewish immigration to Palestine, and more. Not in NLI.
4. For the Record, booklet addressed to soldiers and civilians in Palestine, depicting Jewish assaults on the British and on the Arab population in the country (including dates and names of casualties). No printer's details, no year of print, [early 1948]. A comment was added on the first page stating the information was gathered from Press Releases issued by the Palestinian government. Not in NLI.
Size and condition vary.

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“Photographs of the Demonstrations Which Took Place in Palestine” – Jaffa, 1934

Album, Photographs of the Demonstrations Which Took Place in Palestine, 1933. Jaffa: The Press & Publication Office Jaffa, Prop: Th. [Theodore] Sarrouf, 1934. Arabic and English.
A booklet with photographs of the 1933 demonstrations - demonstrations against the British Mandate in Jaffa, Jerusalem and other cities, initiated by the Arab Executive Committee as a reaction to the start of the Fifth Aliya. The booklet includes photographs of demonstrations and their suppression by the British, photographs of the victims, and more; accompanied by titles in English and in Arabic, depicting the events from the point of view of the publisher, Theodore Sarrouf, and the Arab public in Palestine. On the reverse of the photograph leaves appear many printed advertisements (English and Arabic) of Arab businesses.
[20] leaves, 34.5X24 cm. Good condition. Creases and stains. Tear throughout the whole booklet (on the left margins of the wrapper and all leaves), restored.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 44

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Palestine & Transjordan – English Weekly Review of Palestine, Transjordan & the Arab World

Palestine & Transjordan, a weekly review of political, economic, legal & social affairs in Palestine, Transjordan & other parts of the Arab world. Published by "Arab Publications", Jerusalem, 1936-1938. English.
A volume with 85 issues of "Palestine & Transjordan" published in Jerusalem between the years 1936-1938, containing much information, from an Arab point of view, about political, economic, legal and social affairs in Palestine, Transjordan and the Arab world. The publication of the paper was interrupted several times by British Mandate authorities - twice for three months and once for six months, and this fact is mentioned in the headline of the issue printed when publication was resumed.
Some of the issues include caricatures, some anti-Zionist and even anti-Semitic. Some of the issues include photographs as well. It is possible that no additional issues have been published.
Volume: 30 cm. Good condition. Damages to binding.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 45

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Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine – 32 Volumes

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.
* 15 volumes from the years 1927, 1928, 1930 (two volumes), 1931, 1932, 1933 (three volumes), 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940 as well as a special issue - proposal of Companies Ordinance, November 1927.
* 17 volumes of "Supplements", from the years 1933, 1934, 1935 (two volumes), 1936 (four volumes), 1937 (four volumes) 1938 (two volumes), 1939 (two volumes), 1940.
Size and condition vary. Volumes were not thoroughly examined and it is possible that several issues are incomplete or missing.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 46

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Collection of Press Photographs from the British Mandate Period and the Israeli War of Independence

20 photographs from the British Mandate period and the Israeli War of Independence, 1930s to 1948.
Most of the photographs are press photos, with captions on verso by the press and photo agencies that published them.
Including a number of unique photographs: A Haganah soldier passing over a "human bridge" between barbed-wire fences (1948); panicked flight in the streets following the attack on the Arab market in Haifa (1938); the two British sergeants executed by hanging at the "Sergeants' Grove" in Netanya (1947); demonstration outside the British Embassy in Cleveland, demanding permission to immigrate to Palestine (1945), and additional photographs.
Size varies, approx. 8.5X6 to 23.5X18 cm. Condition varies. Some appear to be reproductions of the original prints.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 47

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Collection of Documents – British Battalion in Palestine – March-May 1948 / Documenst related to Etzel Attack on Jaffa and the Withdrawal of the British Army

A collection of about 40 documents concerning the service of the second battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, British infantry brigade, in Palestine. March-May 1948.
Among the items: Handwritten time-table for withdrawal of forces from Palestine on 14-15.5.48; a hand-drawn map showing the movement of forces during the Etzel attack on Jaffa in April; a handwritten memorandum with information about the attack (most probably written during the attack); a handwritten note, on an official form, with a warning that Lehi members lead patrols to get information about the movement of forces aiming at invading weapon reserves; issue of the brigade magazine of July 1948, with details about the operations of the brigade in Palestine, from the day of its arrival in December 1946 until the withdrawal and afterwards; news about events such as shooting and bombing, mining spots and stealing vehicles; day orders, action reports, and more.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition

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Auction 50 Lot Number 48

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Collection of Items – Acts of Sabotage against the British – Photographs and Hand-drawn Maps

Collection of items concerning acts of sabotage against the British, 1946-1948.
1-2. Two large photographs of a British train which, due to an act of sabotage by Etzel, went off the railway tracks, and 35,000 pounds were stolen – money that had to be paid as salaries to Mandate government officials. This operation which took place on January 12, 1946, was known as the "Robbery of the Money Train". Reproductions (press photographs?), with enclosed description.
3. Palestine Pamphlet – Terrorist Methods with Mines and Booby Traps, 1946. A booklet published by the chief engineer of the British Army headquarters. Classified "Restricted", and includes list of all the mines in use by Jewish underground organizations in Palestine, and photographs from scenes where the mines were used.
4-6. Three maps drawn by hand by a British Army unit, with a plan of guarding a British compound (Ras el Ein), and plans for a road block near Lod from 1947-1948.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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