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Auction 64 Lot Number 193

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Franz Krausz – Original Sketch for a Poster – Orange Juice

Sketch for an advertising poster by Franz Krausz. [Palestine, 1930s or 1940s].
Gouache on paper, mounted on board. Signed: Krausz.
The sketch depicts a young man on a blue background, holding a glass of juice. A number of posters advertising citrus fruits and citrus juice are known to have been designed by Krausz in the 1930s-40s and this sketch is most probably a sketch for one of these posters.
Approx. 23.5X20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Pieces of tape at margins of leaf. Matted.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 255

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A Postcard with a Photograph of Joseph Trumpeldor – A Dedication Hand-signed by Trumpeldor, From the Time of his Service in the Zion Mule Corps – Alexandria, 1916

Real-photo postcard – photograph of Joseph Trumpeldor wearing the Zion Mule Corps uniform. A dedication handwritten by Trumpeldor appears on front of the postcard, written in Alexandria in 1916.
A portrait photograph of Trumpeldor with a dedication in his handwriting, in Russian: "to corporal Z. Kogan. Trumpeldor". Details about the location and date are added below the dedication: "Alexandria, Egypt / 22.II.1916" / Captain Zion Mule Corps". Presumably, this postcard was dedicated to Zvi Eliyahu Cohen (1899-1936), jurist, one of the first members of the Revisionist Movement and Brit HaZionim HaRevisionistim (Zohar) in Palestine. Cohen also fought with the Zion Mule Corps and was Trumpeldor's interpreter.
Joseph Trumpeldor (1880-1920) was one of the founders of the Jewish Legion and HeChalutz and commander of defense of Tel-Hai court in 1920. He was born in Russia and was the first Jewish officer to serve in the Russian army, serving also in the Russo-Japanese war, during which shrapnel crashed his left arm and it was amputated. In January 1905, when the Russian army was defeated in the battle on Port Arthur marine fort, Trumpeldor was captured by the Japanese. During his time in prison Trumpeldor was engaged in founding Zionist and national institutions and organizations for Jewish prisoners. Trumpeldor immigrated to Palestine in 1912 and worked as a agricultural laborer. During World War I he was among the founders of the Jewish Legion (with Ze'ev Jabotinsky) and participated in the Galipoli Campaign as deputy commander of the Zion Mule Corps and as commander of the corps. After the war Trumpeldor returned to Russia and was one of the founders of Hechalutz movement. In 1919 he returned to Palestine and was called to assist with the protection of the northern end of upper Galilee settlements. Trumpeldor was killed in the battle of Tel-Hai on Adar 11, 1920. His character and bravery led to him being considered a national hero in the history of Zionism.
Approx. 8.5X13.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 41

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“Decrees, Orders and Notices” – Collection of Drafts Composed by Dov Yosef, Governor of Jerusalem – 1948-1949

Approximately 125 drafts, written by hand, typewritten or written on galley proofs, for decrees issued by Dov Yosef as governor of Jerusalem during the Israeli War of Independence. Jerusalem, [1948-1949]. Hebrew (one item in English).
The drafts in this collection are from various stages of editing (some are written on notes and some are typewritten and stapled as booklets), and they record the work done by Yosef during the war, the procedure of wording laws, and life in besieged Jerusalem. Among them: thirteen drafts for Order no. 1, announcing that Dov Yosef is the Governor and that Jerusalem and its inhabitants are under his command; eleven drafts to Order no. 2, that includes the "held area" in Jerusalem in the zone of the State of Israel; dozens of galley proofs of the compilation "Decrees, orders and notices", with comments and additions handwritten by Yosef; drafts for decrees concerning annexation of neighborhoods occupied by IDF, abandoned property, supervision of food supply, limitations on residential rent, curfew on neighborhoods on the border, cancellation of claims against the administration and its representatives, and other subjects.
Dov (Bernard) Yosef (1899-1980), jurist and minister in Israeli governments, born in Montreal. On August 2, 1948 he was appointed military governor of Jerusalem and was in charge of its civil, economic and military matters. Yosef became governor when the city was besieged, with its destiny pending, and saw himself being responsible for supporting the citizens and strengthening Jerusalem's status as the capital of Israel. In his book "Kirya Ne'emana…1948" (Schocken, 1960), Yosef told about his feelings when he undertook this mission: "Most of my life I sat in Jerusalem… at that moment I felt the wings of providence, and I was praying for success in this crucial position imposed on me" (Hebrew).
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes. Filing holes. Tears and open tears at margins of some leaves (mostly small).

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Auction 64 Lot Number 241

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“The Miller, the Milleress and the Millstones” – Illustrations by Lissitzky – Warsaw, 1922 – Uncut Printer’s Sheet

HaTochen, HaTochenet veAvnei HaReihaim [The Miller, the Milleress and the Millstones], by Benzion Raskin. Illustrated by Eliezer Lissitzky. Poland [Warsaw]: Tarbut, 1922.
Story for children, with illustrations by the artist Eliezer Lissitzky. Printer's sheet (folded and uncut). Enclosed is the booklet's cover.
44X71 cm sheet, folded, on which the booklet's fifteen pages are printed + the cover. Good condition. Foxing. Title page is slightly darkened. Some creases. Stains and a number of tears to cover.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 369

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Very Large Collection of Medals and Coins – Israel, United States and Elsewhere, 20th Century

Approximately 540 medals, coins, plaques, medallions and pendants, mostly Israeli or with Jewish motifs. Israel, United States, Germany, Britain and elsewhere. 20th century (a few items from the late 19th century).
In the collection are about 100 Lira and Shekel coins in various denominations and special editions minted for events in the history of the Jewish people or different themes in its culture; medals struck by Israel's Coins and Medals Corp.; medals issued by the American Israeli Numismatic Association Inc., and other medals related to United States Jewry; medals commemorating dignitaries, among them Karl Marx, Albert Einstein, Chaim Weizmann and Golda Meir; Medals for different Independence Days; Medals commemorating IDF military accomplishments; medals issued by government, public and commercial entities commemorating events and special dates; medals and souvenir plaques from Israel; and more.
The collection also includes eleven gold medals (total weight: about 45 grams) minted by Israel's Coins and Medals Corp.: "Decade of Israel's Liberation", 1958 (from the first edition, with the year תל"א on the reverse); "Shema Israel", 1980; "Hundred Years of Settlement", 1982; "Resistance Struggle against the Nazis", 1983; "Exodus, the ship that won", 1987; "Wedding Anniversary", 1990 (medal set with a ruby stone); and more medals.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 32

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Collection of Broadsides, Booklets and Printed Paper Items – Irgun and Lehi – Late 1930s to Late 1940s

Approximately 50 broadsides, booklets, pamphlets and printed paper items by the Irgun (Etzel)and Lehi (most by the Irgun). Palestine (one item printed in New York), late 1930s to late 1940s.
• Eighteen broadsides and notices printed by the Irgun: an early broadside from 1939, calling for the release of Jewish prisoners from British jails; a sharply worded broadside from the "Saison" period condemning Haganah acts and threatening retaliation; a broadside from 1947 notifying the public of the British intention to execute Dov Gruner, and warning the British government that the sentence must not be carried out; a broadside from 1947 on behalf of the "Court of the Irgun", notifying the public of the execution of sergeants Clifford Martin and Mervyn Paice; broadside from 1947 detailing the involvement of the Haganah organization in the explosion at the King David Hotel; broadside from 1947 notifying the public of the planting of landmines along train routes in Palestine, and warning Jewish and Arab citizens that they should avoid boarding trains; broadside addressed to the Scouts organization in Haifa, in an attempt to persuade members to join the Irgun rather than the Haganah; and more.
• A dozen paper labels and propaganda notes of the Irgun, with propaganda slogans and Biblical verses.
• Three Irgun posters, including a poster of the radio station "Kol Tsion HaLochemet" (Voice of Fighting Zion) from April 25, 1948, notifying the public of the beginning of daily news broadcasts.
• Mourning notice published following the execution of the "Olei HaGardom" Dov Gruner, Dov Rosenbaum [Yehiel Dresner], Mordecai Elkoshi [Elkahi] and Eliezer Kashani, on June 16, 1947.
• "Commanders' Anthology 2, Talks to New Recruits", printed booklet with instructions on how to conduct talks with new Irgun recruits: the organization's ambitions, its military nature, secrecy and other issues. Dedicated in print to the organization's commander David Raziel. Ca. 1940s.
• In Kenyan Exile, Daily Newspaper, Published in the Camp of Jewish Citizens in British Detention in Kenya. Issue no. 370 from May 30, 1948, with reports from the front of the War of Independence and a review of discussions at the Security Council.
• "Letter to Every Loyal Hebrew – to Every Young Organized Hebrew – in the Homeland", booklet by the Irgun and Lehi, typewritten and mimeographed, addressing the Jewish Yishuv and calling on it to avoid a civil war. Printed in Heshvan 1944.
• "Statements of the Accused in the Cairo Trial, whose Publication was Prohibited by the President of the Court", booklet by Lehi, typewritten and mimeographed, with the statements of the two assassins of Lord Moyne, Eliyahu Bet-Zuri and Eliyahu Hakim. Printed in 1945.
• HaHazit [The Front], the Lehi newspaper. Issue no. 18, from Nissan 1945.
• And more.
Enclosed: Broadside with a notice from High Commissioner Alan Cunningham, broadcast on the radio on June 30, 1946 following the explosion at the King David Hotel.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 45

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Poster Issued by the Provisional Government of Israel – Iyar 5 (May 14), 1948

"Hachraza El Kol Toshvei Medinat Israel" [Announcement to all Inhabitants of the State of Israel], a poster issued by the Provisional Government. Tel-Aviv: "HaPoel HaTza'ir" cooperative press, Iyar 5 (May 14), 1948.
This was the first poster to be printed by the Provisional Government.
The poster calls upon the inhabitants of the state to enlist for the defense of the homeland and to work for its welfare: "At a time of supreme trial, at a time of malicious attack by our enemies, the Provisional Government is taking the rule of Israel into its hands"; "We have been thrust into a cruel war. But let us remember: Citizens who belong to the Arab nation will continue to live within the borders of our state - and many of them find this war abhorrent. We are obliged to uphold their rights, the equal rights of citizens. We seek peace. We stretch out our hands to them as partners in building the homeland. Citizens! Let us uphold the honor of our young state. Each one of us maintains it with his behavior, his good character and his integrity. Each person is responsible for its security and its future".
61.5X95 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, creases and minor blemishes. Some stains. A few tears, mostly at the margins and folding marks, some open (one open tear affects text). The entire poster is mounted on thin acid-free paper.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 392

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Paper Token – Auschwitz Extermination Camp, 1944 – Red Paper

Paper token in the value of 1 Mark (Reichsmark), from Auschwitz extermination camp. Issued in August 1944.
Printed on red paper. Printed on the front of the token is the inscription: "Prämienschein über RM 1 / Konzentrationslager Auschwitz". Such paper tokens were issued in Auschwitz as "bonuses" or work incentives. See previous item.
Approx. 7.5X4.5 cm. Condition VF+. Vertical folding mark. Stains to back.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 237

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“Yingl Tsingl Khvat” – Eliezer Lissitzky – Warsaw, 1922 – Second Edition

Yingl Tsingl Khvat [The Mischievous Boy], by Mani Leib. Illustrations by El Lissitzky. Warsaw: Kultur-Lige, 1922. Yiddish. Second edition.
Children's rhymes by Yiddish poet Menahem Leib Brahinsky (Mani Leib), with black and white illustrations by Eliezer (El) Lissitzky. On the front cover appears a fine color illustration by Lissitzky.
The book's first edition was published in 1919. The present edition was printed in a smaller format and with a different title page, designed especially for this edition.
[1], 10, [1] pp, 14 cm. Good condition. Some stains and minor blemishes.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 20

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Collection of Items Documenting the Illegal Immigrant Ship Exodus, 1947

15 photographs, certificates and other printed items documenting the illegal immigrant ship Exodus; arrival in Palestine and deportation of the illegal immigrants to Poppendorf camp in Germany. Palestine and Germany, 1947. Hebrew and English.
1-9. Nine photographs, some for the press, among them: photographs of the struggle of the Exodus illegal immigrants against the British forces; photograph of the ship at sea; photographs of the ship in Haifa port (one photograph by Hans Haim Pinn); photograph of Poppendorf DP camp, Germany, to where the illegal immigrants were deported; and more.
10. Issue 6-7 of the monthly "Palestine and Middle East". Tel-Aviv, June-July 1947. English. Special issue of the monthly dedicated, almost entirely, to the visit of UNSCOP United Nations committee. On the title page and on a number of other pages appear photographs of the illegal immigrant ship.
11. "Broadcast of an Alarm from the Illegal Immigrant Ship!" – special edition of "Hatzofe" newspaper dated 18.7.1947. Single leaf. Update about the British forces taking control over Exodus, call to the UNSCOP committee members to arrive in Haifa and observe the struggle, and an announcement of a general strike for several hours.
12. Exodus 1947, by Daphne Trevor. Published by "Palestine and Middle East", Tel-Aviv, 1947. English. A booklet with seven photographs, telling the story of Exodus.
13-15. Three certificates given to illegal immigrants of Exodus in Poppendorf camp, Germany. The certificates state that "The holder of this… is a Maapil of 'Exodus' 1947; he/she was brought by force to Germany from Haifa and is in exile on his way back to Eretz Israel". Two certificates are filled-in by hand and bear a passport photograph of the holder. The third certificate is blank.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 95

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Photograph Album – Photographer Avraham Soskin – Souvenir for Maxa Nordau on the Occasion of Her Visit to Tel Aviv, 1926

26 original photographs by Avraham Soskin, mounted in an album, presented as a souvenir to Maxa Nordau, daughter of Max Nordau. Tel-Aviv, 1926.
Twenty-six original photographs taken by photographer Avraham Soskin, documenting the first years of Tel Aviv and the neighborhoods named after Max Nordau – Nordia and Tel Nordau, the reinternment of the remains of Max Nordau and his grave.
A leaf is pasted at the opening of the album with a printed dedication: "With the Compliments of the Township of Tel Aviv, to Miss Maxa Nordau, In Souvenir of Her Visit to Tel-Aviv in May 1926".
The photographs portray: the first meeting of Tel Aviv settlers on the site of Tel Aviv ("The Seashell Lottery", April 11, 1909) - rare photograph; leveling sand dunes; Herzl Street in 1910 and in the years 1924-1925; Rothschild Boulevard (in the years 1910, 1925); Herzlia Gymnasium; Nordia quarter; Tel Nordau neighborhood; the reinternment of the remains of Max Nordau opposite the old city hall building; Menachem Ussishkin delivering a speech in memory of Nordau at "Beit Ha'am"; Nordau's grave; and more. The photographs are accompanied by title-notes (printed in English. Numbered 1-20, 22-27). Unsigned.
Maxa Nordau (1897-1991) – French painter, illustrator and author, the only daughter of Max Nordau (1849-1923) – one of the founders of the Zionist Movement, philosopher, physician and author, born in Hungary. Max Nordau died in 1923, while visiting Paris. In 1926 his remains were buried in Palestine, in the cemetery on Trumpeldor Street in Tel Aviv.
Avraham Soskin (1881-1963) was born in Russia and immigrated to Palestine in 1905. He settled in the German colony in Jaffa and opened the "Photographia Progress" photography studio together with G. Bruck. In 1914 Soskin moved to 24 Herzl St., where the second floor served as both a photography studio and a home for his family and himself; at this studio, called "Photographia A. Soskin", he worked for 19 years, until 1933 (the year the studio was closed). Soskin, known as the "Photographer of Tel Aviv", was among the most important photographers active in Palestine during the Yishuv period. He is unique in the abundance of photographs he took documenting the first two decades of the first Hebrew city; some of Soskin's photos from those years, which became iconic and most identified with the early days of Tel Aviv, are included in this album.
Photographs: approx. 9X16.5 cm - 11X17 cm. Album: 21.5X27 cm, bound with string. Good condition. Minor blemishes to binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 371

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Pins and a Cloth Badge – Jewish Brigade

Eleven pins and a cloth badge of the Jewish Brigade.
1-11. Eleven pins, among them pins with the emblem of the Jewish Brigade inlaid with blue, white and red enamel (pins of the first, second and third regiments).
12. Cloth badge with the inscription "Jewish Brigade Group".
Enclosed: a pin with the emblem of the Royal Artillery Regiment, on the background of blue and white enamel strips (in a similar design to the Jewish Brigade pins).
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 90

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Bernard Edelstein – Two Early Photographs of the Colony of Zichron Ya’akov – Wine Production – Late 19th Century

Two photographs by Bernard Edelstein documenting wine production in the colony of Zichron Ya'akov in the first years of the winery's operation. Zichron Ya'akov, [late 19th century (ca. 1893-1895)].
1. A photograph of workers in Zichron Ya'akov. Seen in the foreground are mules harnessed to carts bearing barrels of wine produced in the colony's winery. The photograph is signed and titled in the plate: "Transport of grapes in Zichron Ya'akov, Edelstein".
2. Group photograph taken in the barrel cellar at the Zichron Ya'akov winery. Titled in the plate: "'Zichron Ya'akov', the Cellar".
The photographer, Bernard Edelstein, was active in the years ca. 1893-1920. In the 1890s he took a series of photographs of settlements in Palestine supported by Baron Rothschild, including the colony of Zichron Ya'akov. For additional information see: "Photographers of Palestine" by Guy Raz (Hakkibutz Hameuchad Publishing House, 2003), p. 22.
Two photographs: approx. 21X28 cm. Good condition. Creases. Some tears to margins (approx. 2.5-cm-long tear to second photograph). Open tear at the upper left corner of the first photograph.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 243

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“Four Billy Goats” – Illustrations by Uriel Kahana – Warsaw, 1922

Four Billy Goats, by Benzion Raskin, illustrated by Uriel Kahana. Poland [Warsaw]: Tarbut, 1922.
Story for children, illustrated by the artist and architect Uriel Kahana (1903-1965)
[1], 20, [1] pp, 20.5X25 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Detached leaves. Vertical folding mark throughout the leaves. Scribbles in pencil on a number of leaves. Stains and wear to cover, with creases and tears at margins and spine. Front and back cover are almost entirely detached from each other.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 39

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Besieged Jerusalem – Independence War – Collection of Printed and Handwritten Items – Transport Orders, Food Stamps, Temporary Newspapers and Other Items

Approximately 50 paper items from besieged Jerusalem during the Israeli Independence War. Jerusalem, 1948 (one item from 1949).
• "Report by Shalom Horowitz about the Mount Scopus convoy disaster in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, on April 13, 1948". A ten-page report, typewritten and mimeographed, commissioned by the Hebrew University after the massacre of the medical convoy ("Hadassah Convoy") in Sheikh Jarrah. Enclosed are lists of injured, list of missing and list of casualties, as well as a letter sent by the report's author, Shalom Horowitz, to Dr. David Werner Senator, Hebrew University administrator.
• Eight food stamps and certificates for receipt of products: "Ticket for distribution of 'Tnuva' products" issued by the "Supply Department, Jerusalem", for children between 8 and 12 years; "Ticket for distribution of Kerosene" issued by "'Va'adat HaMatzav' by the Jewish Congregation Committee Jerusalem"; "Ticket for Water Supply" issued by the "Water Supply Department, Jerusalem Municipality"; two temporary food tickets, issued by the "Supply Department, Jerusalem"; and more.
• Six printed items issued by "Mishmar Ha'am" volunteer unit, Jerusalem: Certificate for a woman named Michal Spivak, indicating that she was appointed as "Commander of the Women Force of Mishmar Ha'am in Jerusalem", dated 27.5.1948; ticket for distribution of supplies in Mazkeret Moshe neighborhood (blank); certificate of appreciation awarded on 16.5.1949 to Moshe Levin, commander of zone 4 in "Mishmar Ha'am"; and more.
• Eleven transport orders and permits issued by military units and authorities in Jerusalem: "Walking permit in the military occupied zone" issued by representative of the military governor in south Jerusalem, dated 9.7.1948; two transport orders to soldiers issued by "The wing in charge of supervision of traffic and transport" of the General Staff, Supply Wing; two permits to leave the city issued by the "Jerusalem council, central emergency authority"; handwritten permit issued by the Notre Dame regiment, to transfer forty empty bottles out of the area; and more. The documents are ink-stamped by the various units and hand signed by the persons in charge. Four permits were given to the director of the Israeli Antiquities Department during the war, Shmuel Yevin.
• Thirteen issues of the newspaper "Hadshot Zohorayim", published by Jerusalem Workers Union, dated 30.5-3.6, 7.6, 8.6, 11.6, 14.6-17.6 and 20.6., typewritten and mimeographed. The issues include various news about the war.
• Mount Scopus, issue no. 3, from 25.4.1948. A typewritten and mimeographed booklet with news from the war fronts, mostly from Hebrew radio stations. With an illustrated title page. At the end of the booklet appear instruction for submitting material in "Command room of section B" (apparently, the paper was printed by fighters on Mount Scopus).
• A small cloth bag with a printed illustration of two soldiers and the legend "Gift from Jerusalem to its defenders".
• And more.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 346

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Passover Haggadah – HeChalutz Movement in Holland, 1939 – Early Testimony of the Persecution of Jews in Europe – Hebrew and German

Passover haggadah. HeChalutz Movement in Holland, [early April], 1939. Hebrew, German.
Non-traditional haggadah, mimeographed (handwriting, typewriting and illustrations); printed for the use of members of HeChalutz Movement training kibbutzim in Werkdorp Nieuwesluis, in Deventer and in "the other training points".
This haggadah was printed five months prior to the beginning of World War II, yet it shows signs of the persecution of the Jews in European countries and the limitations placed on them. The texts related to the persecution in Europe are fused with texts concerning the 1936-1939 riots in Palestine, together drawing a glum picture of the imminent catastrophe of the Jewish people.
The first page reads: "…In the country of our hopes, infernal forces seek to destroy our national and socialist revival; and in the world – the sword of destruction is upon us! On this night, we, members of 'HeChalutz' and our brethren in Holland… together with all of Israel… are seated here to celebrate the holiday of spring and liberty, to express the yearnings for freedom that animate us despite the travails set upon our people in the German lands – the Amalek destroying us, our parents, and families and our brothers and sisters. Therefore we shall raise our voices higher for Aliya and renewal; we shall break through all the locked gates, for there is no stopping those hungry for freedom and building. And the great day shall arrive!" (the text is printed in Hebrew and German).
Printed at the end of the haggadah are excerpts (in German) from the writings of Ahad Ha'Am, David Frishman, Martin Buber and others. An illustration on leaf 15 shows a "tower and stockade" settlement with a barbed-wire fence; page 17 shows a map of Palestine marking the settlements founded in the 1930s (mostly tower-and-stockade settlements) under the title "Our Response to the Riots – the Expansion of Settlements".
Page 16 in this copy is different from the one known from a different copy of this Hagaddah (see Kedem catalogue 38, item 210) – instead of the text appearing there in memory of those murdered "while defending their besieged homeland…", page 16 (unpaginated) bears the title "Song Sheet / Hechalutz BeHolland, Passover 5699 [1939]", with songs such as "Hine ma tov", "Vihudah Leolam Teshev" and "Lamered". The haggadah is to be read from left to right.
[1], 2-23 leaves, 27.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases. Tears and open tears to cover. Spine reinforced with black tape. Tears to spine.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 395

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Five Share Warrant Certificates – The Marine Trust Ltd. – Tel-Aviv Port – Tel-Aviv, 1936

Five different share warrant certificates issued by The Marine Trust Ltd. company, in the amount of 21 shares. Tel-Aviv: "Eretz Israel", 1936. Hebrew and English.
In April 1936, when the Arab Revolt broke out, the Jaffa Port went on strike and there was an increasing need for establishing a new port. The Marine Trust company was founded to finance the construction of a new port – the Port of Tel-Aviv. Half of the shares were offered to the public, and the public bought shares with a sense of participation in the Zionist enterprise.
1. Share warrant – the bearer is entitled to one fully paid up ordinary share of 1 Palestine Pound.
2. Share Warrant – the bearer is entitled to two fully paid up ordinary shares of 1 Palestine Pound each.
3. Share Warrant – the bearer is entitled to three fully paid up ordinary shares of 1 Palestine Pound each.
4. Share Warrant – the bearer is entitled to five fully paid up ordinary shares of 1 Palestine Pound each.
5. Share Warrant the bearer is entitled to ten fully paid up ordinary shares of 1 Palestine Pound each.
All the Share Certificates are with dividend coupons.
50.5X22 cm. Good overall condition. Some tears at margins. Tear reinforced with adhesive tape to one certificate. Stains. Minor creases.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 49

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Collection of Broadsides and Day Orders – War of Independence – Israel, 1948-1949

13 paper items from Israel's War of Independence – Day Orders concerning various military operations, broadsides printed on behalf of IDF, a Hebrew broadside issued by the Egyptian Army, and more. Israel, 1948-1949. Hebrew and Arabic.
1. "Day Order – Liberation of the Galilee" dated October 31, 1948.
2-5. Four leaves of "Battle Bulletin" published by the South Front headquarters, from December 28, 1948 to January 6, 1949.
6. Day Order issued by Regiment 9 headquarters, concerning Operation Lot (operation carried out by the Negev brigade aimed at widening the Israeli control over the eastern Negev and opening a land road to Sdom). November 25, 1948.
7. Day Order – Operation Horev, on behalf of South Front headquarters. December 22, 1948.
8-9. Two Day Orders issued by Brigade 12 headquarters, dated December 23, 1948 and March 5, 1949. The first order concerns Operation Horev.
10. "Passage permit" for IDF soldiers. A printed permit (in Hebrew and Arabic) concerning capturing soldiers, and granting the bearer the right to "cross Israeli lines". On the back of this permit appears a short conversation manual – Hebrew-Arabic – for basic words like "water", "first aid", "weapon" and more. The permit is signed in print by Chief of Staff Ya'akov Dori.
11. Broadside explaining the symbols on Iraqi and Egyptian aircrafts and instructing the soldiers to use any weapon to attack them and report their appearance as fast as possible.
12. Hebrew broadside distributed by the Egyptian army over settlements in the Negev on May 15, 1948, calling the settlers to "quietly disarm, raise a white flag, and hand in all their ammunition…".
13. Broadside in Arabic calling Syrian soldiers to stop fighting. Signed: "IDF".
Size varies. Good overall condition. Stains and creases. Slight tears at margins of some items.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 387

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Coins – British Mandate of Palestine – Complete Set

Coins in denominations of 1-100 Mils, 1927-1946. All the coins (59 in all) minted under the British Mandate in Palestine.
Arranged in an album. Title on the front cover of the album: "Palestine Coins – British Mandate 1927-1946" (gilt lettered).
Size and condition vary. Overall condition VF, fair. Album: 24X13.5 cm, with blemishes (mostly to binding).
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 201

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Samuel Bak (b. 1933) – Oil on Canvas

A fort on a mountain, painting by Samuel Bak (b. 1933).
Oil on canvas. Signed.
24X33 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 303

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Large Collection of Photographs – The Jewish Legion – 1917-1920 – Photographs by Avraham Soskin, Zadok Bassan, Khalil Raad and others

About 70 photographs of Jewish Legion soldiers. Jerusalem, Jaffa, Ramla, Sarafand, Rafiah, Giza, Winchester, and other places, ca. 1917-1920.
The collection contains, among other things: photograph of Ze'ev Jabotinsky with officers of the 38th (Judeans) Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in Plymouth (England). In the foreground – a flag with two Stars of David and the Union Jack; portrait photograph of Eliezer Margolin, commander of the 39th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers Regiment (American Regiment), in the battalion uniform; Two of the legion's soldiers standing in front of the Sphinx and the Pyramid in Giza; A prayer formation in the legion's camp in Rafiah (ca. 1919); portrait photograph of a female soldier in the legion's uniform (only a few women were enlisted to the Jewish Legion, and photographs of them are rare); photographs of the legion's football team, the orchestra, soldiers cleaning their weapons, many portrait photographs, and more.
On the back of many of the photographs are notes, dates and dedications handwritten by the photographed (in Hebrew, Yiddish and English), and some are divided on the back to be used as a postcard. On some of the photographs appear ink-stamps of well-known photographers in Palestine in those days: "Photographer Avraham Soskin, Tel-Aviv, Jaffa"; "Photographer H. Aroshkes, Tel-Aviv Palestine"; "Zadok Bassan Photograph Jerusalem"; "C. Raad" [Khalil Raad]; " Photo G. Krikorian" [Garabed Krikorian]; and other stamps.
Enclosed: Two postcards sent by soldiers of the Jewish Legion in 1919.
Size and condition vary. Average size: approx. 13.5X9 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Postage stamps and ink stamps appear on the backs of some of the photographs.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 353

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Passover Haggadah – HaNo’ar HaTzioni – Cyprus Exile, 1948

Passover haggadah. "Cyprus Exile": HaNo'ar HaTzioni movement, 1948.
Non-traditional haggadah, mimeographed, with illustrations. Pages 4-6 contain harsh texts related to the Holocaust: "You chose us from all peoples for the death wagons and gas champers, You wanted us of all generations – as a sacrifice of murder and destruction. You abandoned us to the plunderers, to endless pillage. Our mothers, of pure heart, and their babies, whom You created in Your own image, You did cast as waste in the streets and as a vanquished carcass to be preyed on by beasts…". Also printed in the haggadah are the "Partisans' Song" and the "Palmach Song".
Appearing at the end of the haggadah is an addition – a description of the Seder night in the internment camp: "Surrounded by barbed-wire fences, hearing from afar the echoes of gunfire from the country of our forefathers, we sit by the tables and tell of the Exodus from Egypt… our faith has yet to be corrupted, the gleam of our zeal has yet to be extinguished".
Not mentioned in Nathan Steiner's "Kibbutz Haggadahs".
[1], 15, [1] leaf (leaves 8 and 15 are bound at the end of the booklet), approx. 20X15 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains (mostly to first leaves). Repaired tears and blemishes (an unrepaired tear on one leaf). Trimmed margins, with slight damage to text on two of the pages. Two ink stamps on title page, erased with a marker (with slight damage to the illustration). Back cover missing. New binding and endpapers.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 269

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“The Israeli Team vs. the Rest of the World” – Original Caricature Signed by Israeli Political Leaders

"The Israeli Team vs. the Rest of the World". An original caricature by the illustrator and caricaturist "Ze'ev", 1974-1976.
Caricature by Ze'ev for his section "Al Kol Panim" (in the Friday supplement of "HaAretz" daily newspaper), reflecting the atmosphere and balance of powers in Israel and the world in the days following the Yom Kippur war.
Prime Minister Golda Meir as a basketball coach appears in the center, dressed in sports shoes with a Star of David and a sweat suit with the State of Israel emblem. Sitting on the bench are the team members: Abba Eban, Yigal Alon, Pinchas Sapir, Israel Galili, Moshe Dayan, Shimon Peres, Gad Ya'akobi, Haim Yosef Zadok, Yitzchak Rabin, Haim Bar-Lev and two more members. To the side – Dr. Yosef Burg, Moshe Kol and Menachem Begin.
On the other side are the opponents: Leonid Brezhnev, Anwar Sadat, King Hussein of Jordan and Henry Kissinger – representing the USSR, Egypt, Jordan and the USA. President of Syria Hafez-el-Assad is missing, and only his shoes and undershirt are there; on a further bench appear PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, and the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Japan, France and England. The Referee is Kurt Waldheim, UN Secretary General during the Yom Kippur War.
The caricature is signed by all the Israeli personalities who appear in it. It is also signed by Henry Kissinger. Printed on the bottom left corner is a note by Mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kollek, certifying that all the signatures are original and that every member of the "Israeli Team" personally signed on the illustration. The note was signed in February 1976.
"Ze'ev" (Ya'akov Farkash, 1923-2002) was one of the greatest Israeli illustrators and caricaturists and a recipient of the Israel Prize. Well known for his minimalistic illustrations, based on symbols or prominent characteristics of the figures he drew. His illustrations transmitted with excellence the nature and spirit of the figures he drew. Ze'ev was born in Budapest and started painting at a young age, even though he was color-blind. During World War II he was sent to the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps. He tried to immigrate to Palestine after the war but was deported to a detention camp in Cyprus. He finally arrived in Palestine in 1947 and participated in the War of Independence battle in Latroun. In 1952, with the assistance of Ephraim Kishon, Ze'ev started to work as a caricaturist for the "Ma'ariv" daily newspaper; over the years he also drew caricatures for "Devar HaShavu'a" and "HaAretz" newspapers. Ze'ev worked also for foreign newspapers and illustrated dozens of books.
69X47 cm, framed: 85X64 cm. Good condition. Some signatures are faded. Slight dampstains on the right side. Minor blemishes and stains.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 258

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Illustrated Leaf with Four lines Handwritten by Haim Nachman Bialik – 1931 – Souvenir from his Visit to one of the Jewish Communities in Eastern Europe, during a Trip to Promote Hebrew Literature

A leaf illustrated in ink and watercolor, with four lines handwritten and signed by Haim Nachman Bialik. [Lvov?], November 8, 1931.
In the center of the leaf appears a saying about education, in Bailik's handwriting: "Education is a daily war against the instinct, a war against evil in life, the teacher is a warrior. A teacher who is dragged after life – is not fulfilling his vocation" (Hebrew). Signed: "H. N. Bialik" and dated 8.11.1931. A frame is drawn around the text, divided into four rectangles, with a different illustration in each one: top rectangle – a pair of deer supporting a Star of David, decorated with flowers and leaves; bottom rectangle – a seven branched Menorah with decorations of flowers, leaves and two birds; left rectangle – a young man wearing a pioneer's clothes leading a long line of Jews in traditional garments; right rectangle – two pioneers on the background of fruit trees, a plow and a Palestinian view. Signed in the bottom: "EK".
This leaf was written during Bialik's journey to Europe, to promote Hebrew literature, between the months of September 1931 and February 1932. During this journey Bialik visited eighteen Jewish communities, speaking in kindergartens and schools and enjoying a gracious reception wherever he arrived. In an issue of the newspaper "Lemberger Tagblat" from 10.11.1931 appears an item about Bialik's visit to Lvov several days earlier, and presumably this leaf was created during this visit.
Approx. 31X26 cm. Attached to a thick-paper passé-par-tout (worn and damaged) with adhesive tape on the back. Frame: approx. 37X30.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and blemishes. Peelings (affecting illustrations, mostly small).

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