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Auction 64 Lot Number 389

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Agora Coin – Large “תש”ך”

Agora coin, 1960. Experimental type – the legend "תש"ך" is larger than regular.
Diameter: 20 mm. XF.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 377

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Collection of Pins – “Mishmar HaAm” – Jerusalem

Four pins – "Mishmar HaAm", [Jerusalem, ca. 1948].
• Two pins with figures of two soldiers on the background of a Star of David, with the Tower of David behind. • Pin with the legend "Mishmar HaAm, Hevel 4, 1948". • Pin with the legend "Mishmar HaAm / Jerusalem, 1948-1949".
Enclosed: a pin with a figure of a fighter, on the background of Jerusalem, and the inscription "Mezuda".
"Mishmar HaAm" – a unit of volunteers formed in Jerusalem in 1947 to maintain public order. The unit was composed of people not recruited for age or health reasons. Units of "Mishmar HaAm" were also active in Haifa, Tel-Aviv and Safed.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 185

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Yosl Bergner (1920-2017) – Six Hand-Colored Etchings – Illustrations for a Story by Franz Kafka – Australia, 1989

Six etchings by Yosl Bergner (1920-2017), for "The Vulture", a short story by Franz Kafka. [Australia: Port Jackson Press], 1989.
Six etchings out of a series of seven etchings by Bergner, inspired by Kafka's story "The Vulture". The etchings are all hand-colored in watercolors, dated and hand-signed by Bergner, in pencil. By one of the etchings appears a dedication handwritten by Bergner (English), with a drawing of two apples, dated 1996.
[6] etchings (out of 7) + printed leaf – English translation of "The Vulture". Etchings: 15X10 cm; leaves 28X38 cm. Good condition. Minor stains.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 223

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Persian-Jewish Carpet – “Shiviti”, Tablets of the Law and Elijah the Prophet – Iran, 1960s

A wool and silk carpet decorated with the Tablets of the Law and with the figures of Elijah the Prophet, Moses, Aaron the Priest and Abraham. [Tabriz (Iran), 1960s].
The carpet is designed as an arched gate with two narrow gates on both sides; within each gate are two pictures. Dividing between the pictures are wide bands with inscriptions and verses. On top of the central gate – a sun with the inscription "Keter Torah" in its center. Below the sun – the Tablets of the Law with cherubs on both their sides, and the inscription "Shiviti Hashem Lenegdi Tamid" above them, and below – a long inscription opening with the words "Da lifney mi ata omed" and continuing with verses from the Book of Deuteronomy. The bottom picture shows Elijah the prophet being lifted to heaven in a chariot of fire. The side gates show Moses drawing water from the rock, Moses with the Tablets of the Law, the Binding of Isaac and Aaron lighting the Menorah. Round medallions with the symbols of the Tribes of Israel are set in the arches of the gates. The flags of the Tribes of Zebulun and Gad were replaced with the flag of Israel.
149.5X160 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Torn and lacking fringes. Bands sewn to the margins on the back of the carpet. Rings for suspension on the back.
Literature: Jewish Carpets, by Anton Felton. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 1997. Item no. 5.
Provenance: Collection of Anton Felton.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 365

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Six Tokens and Medals – England, 19th Century

Six tokens and medals. [England, 19th century].
• Medal from the time of the Covent Garden (London) theater re-opening, and the riots caused by rising prices (the Old Price Riots, 1809).
• Two identical tokens issued by John Ashby, stock broker in Bartholomew Lane bank. London [ca. 1820]. On one side appears a bull with the head of the banker Nathan Meir Rothschild and the legend "John Ashby Stock Broker no. 3, Bartholomew Lane Bank". On the reverse appear the office hours and an animal with the head of the banker Moses Macatta.
• Two different medals commemorating George III, King of the United Kingdom. [1820]. On both appears the Holy Edward's crown with the tetragrammaton above it, surrounded by sun beams.
• Token issued by the E. Moses & Son store in London. On the reverse appears a calendar of Sundays for the year 1856.
Size and condition vary
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 195

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Jacob Steinhardt (1887-1968) – Portrait of Hermann Meyer – Oil on Canvas

Portrait of Hermann Meyer, 1944. Painting by Jacob Steinhardt (1887-1968).
Oil on canvas. Signed and dated.
46X57 cm. Good-fair condition. Some cracks and blemishes to paint.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 263

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“HaMered”, by Menachem Begin – Elaborate Edition, Signed by Menachem Begin – 1950

HaMered, by Menachem Begin. "Special edition dedicated to the rehabilitation of freedom fighters". Jerusalem: Achiasaf, 1950.
"HaMered", memoirs of Menachem Begin. Elegant edition. A metal plaque – the emblem of Etzel (Irgun) – is set on the front cover. A photocopy of a letter of dedication by Begin from 1950 is pasted to the front flyleaf.
Signed by Begin on the title page: "with a greeting of victory, M. Begin".
514, [6] pp + [7] photograph plates, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains (most leaves are clean). Minor blemishes and creases. Tear at the margins of the leaf preceding the title page. Minor blemishes and tears to margins of binding and spine.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 394

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Two Bonds – Carmel Original Winery – Haifa, 1920s

Two bonds issued by "S. Friedman & Sons, Carmel Original, Haifa & Petah-Tiqvah, Palestine. Distilleries and Cellars of Wine, Liquors and Cognacs" (Carmel Original Winery). Lifshitz printing press, Jerusalem, [ca. 1928]. Hebrew and English.
1. A blank bond in which the company promises to pay the holder the amount of ten US$ in 1938. The note is complete; the interest coupons were not detached.
33.5X50 cm. Good-fair condition. Tears and open tears at margins and at folding marks. Stains. Creases.
2. A blank bond in which the company promises to pay the holder the amount of 100 US$ in 1938. The note is complete; the interest coupons were not detached
50X35 cm. Good condition. Small tears at margins and at folding marks. Open tear at margins, not affecting text. Creases.
Carmel Original winery was established in Haifa by Shimon Friedman, born in Tiberias, in 1889. In 1912 Friedman acquired a winery located in the Lachman Estate in Petach Tikva, the first stone house in this settlement, and turned it into a branch of the winery. The winery in Petach Tikva was managed by the Friedman family until 1964, when it was sold to Tnuva company. In 1971 Tnuva sold the winery to Stock company, and under this ownership the winery was named "HaMartef" (the cellar). In 1990 the winery was sold again and its name was changed to Barkan Wineries.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 114

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Ten Prints of Photographs – Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron – Alexander Ganan

Ten prints of photographs by Alexander Ganan. Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron. [1930s-40s].
Prints on thick paper, mounted on paper sheets. Among them: • The Old City of Jerusalem: Nablus Gate, a lane on the way to the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, and more. • Bethlehem and Hebron. • Portrait of an Arab boy. Nine prints are signed in pencil, "Ganan". Some are titled by hand.
Alexander Ganan, an Israeli photographer born in Hungary, opened a photography studio in Jerusalem in the early 1930s and specialized in portrait photography and outdoor photography in a romantic-pictorial style. Died ca. mid 1970s.
Ten prints, 12X17 cm. Mounted on paper sheets: 22X29.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 378

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Collection of Pins and a Cap Badge – Betar Movement

Eleven pins and a cap badge – "Brit HaNo'ar HaIvri al Shem Joseph Trumpeldor" (Betar).
The emblem of the movements – a Menorah – and the inscription "Betar" appear on all of the pins. Some pins are inlaid with enamel.
Total of 12 items. Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 401

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Collection of Share Certificates, Deposit Certificates and more – Palestine, 1920s-1960s

Ten share certificates, deposit certificates and other documents of banks and various companies, Palestine, 1920s-60s.
• Two share certificates issued by Bank Hapoalim, 1924 and 1925. • Deposit certificate issued by the "Anglo-Palestine Company Ltd.", 1925. • Share certificate of "The Kupat Ashrai Eretz Israel, Credit Bank Ltd., Jerusalem", 1935. • Blank deposit certificate of "Kedem Credit Bank Ltd.". • Dividend Warrant issued by "The Palestine Corporation Ltd.", 1949. • Share certificate issued by Bank "Otsar Ha-Hayal Ltd.", 1952. • Deposit certificate issued by "Hollandsche Bank-Unie N.V", 1954. Stamped "cancelled". • A purchase rights document, granting the right to buy a "Milve Amami shel Medinat Israel" bond issued by "Globus Investment and Finance Ltd.", 1954. • Share certificate issued by "Kupat Am Bank Ltd.", 1963.
Size and condition vary. Good to fair-poor overall condition. Stains, tears, some reinforced with adhesive tape. Small open tears. Creases.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 379

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Nine Pins – Lehi

Nine pins of the underground organization Lehi (Lochame Herut Israel).
Among the pins: • A triangular pin with the emblem of Lehi on the background of a wall and the legends "If I forget thee Jerusalem.." and "Gezerat Moledet lo Takum". • Round pin with the emblem of Lehi on the background of Old Jerusalem walls and the legend "If I forget thee Jerusalem…". • Pin from Latrun-Temple Mount walk in 1967. • Other Lehi pins.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 66

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Picturesque Palestine – Comprehensive Study of Palestine – New York, 1881-1883 – Engravings

Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt, edited by Colonel [Charles] Wilson. Engravings after illustration by Harry Fenn and J. [John] D. Woodward. New York: D. Appleton and Company, [1881-1883]. Two volumes. English.
Detailed and comprehensive guidebook to Palestine and the surroundings, accompanied by 42 engraved plates, two large maps in color (map of Palestine and map of Sinai and Egypt), and numerous illustrations within the text, depicting views, local garments, customs and more.
Two volumes in fine leather bindings, with gilt embossing and gilt edges.
Vol. I: [1] leaf, X, 480 pp + [20] engraved plates (including title); Vol. II: X, 476 pp + [20] engraved plates (including title) and [2] maps (double plates). 31.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Small tears to tissue guards. Bookplates on inside of both front bindings. Ink stamps on bottom margins of each of the title pages. Wear to bindings, mostly to spines and margins.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 397

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Debenture Stock Certificate of the Palestine Construction Company – Specimen – Palestine, 1938

Debenture Stock Certificate, specimen, of Palestine Construction Company Limited. Warhaftig's Press, Haifa, [ca. 1938]. Hebrew and English.
A blank certificate, stamped "Specimen", of Palestine Construction Company Limited. The certificate states that the guarantor to the company's debenture stocks is the Palestine Electric Company.
Share certificates and debenture stock certificates marked as "Specimen" were often kept by the printer as samples, when the company cancelled or changed the document and discarded the rejected version.
50.5X31.5 cm. Good condition. Small open tear to vertical folding mark. Small tears at margins. Stains. Folding marks and creases.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 246

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“Sefer HaDevarim” – H. N. Bialik and Tom Seidmann-Freud – Jerusalem-Berlin, 1922

"Sefer Hadevarim" [The Book of Things], sixteen poems by H. N. Bialik, accompanied by sixteen illustrations by Tom Seidmann-Freud. Jerusalem-Berlin: Ophir, 1922.
First book published by Ophir publishing house, co-owned by Haim Nachman Bialik, Ya'akov Seidmann and Tom Seidmann-Freud . Sixteen color illustrations by Tom Seidmann-Freud (1892-1930), painter, illustrator and author, born in Vienna.
[18] leaves, 21X21.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Many stains. Creases. Minor blemishes at corners and margins of leaves. Damaged binding, rubbed and stained. Leaves and binding professionally restored. New spine and endpapers.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 128

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Two Press Photographs – Arabs in the War of Independence – April, 1948

Two press photographs of Arab refugees and soldiers during Israel's War of Independence. Nahariya and Beirut, 1948.
1. Photograph of armed Arab soldiers near an overturned armored vehicle in the area of Nahariya, dated 23.4.1948.
2. Photograph of Arab refugees from Jaffa arriving in Beirut port, on the ship Argnetina, on 30.4.1948.
Information notes for the press are pasted on the back of the photographs (French) with the ink-stamp: New York Times Photos.
Approx. 18X13 cm. Good condition. Some blemishes. One photograph has small holes at each of the corners.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 302

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Avraham Soskin – Two Photographs of Avshalom Feinberg and Naaman Belkind

Two photographs of NILI group members Avshalom Feinberg and Naaman Belkind. Taken by Avraham Soskin. Tel Aviv-Jaffa, [1910s].
1. Portrait photograph of Avshalom Feinberg in his youth. Signed in lower left corner (embossed): "Photographer Avraham Soskin Tel Aviv Jaffa".
Feinberg (1889-1917) was the mastermind behind the NILI underground movement and its founder. He was killed while on a mission, attempting to cross the Ottoman-British front line in World War I and join the British forces in the Sinai Peninsula in order to renew intelligence contact between them and NILI.
16X11 cm. Good condition. Slight rubbing to verso.
2. Studio photograph of Naaman Belkind in a military uniform and a turban. The photograph is mounted on an original cardboard card of the photo studio – "A. Sosking & G. Bruck" (Avraham Soskin's and G. Bruck's studio in Jaffa), and dated on verso in handwriting – "Jaffa, 1911".
Naaman Belkind (1888-1917) was one of the first members to join NILI, coordinating the group's activities in the southern area. His capture by Ottoman forces in September 1917 marked NILI's end. Belkind himself was hanged in Damascus in December of that year, together with Yosef Lishansky.
16.5X10.5 cm (including cardboard card). Good condition. A few stains and minor blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 403

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Collection of Payment Means – Kibutzim, Kvutzot and Cooperative Societies

Collection of approx. 280 payment means, mostly for internal use in Kibutzim, Kvutzot and cooperative societies and a minority for purchasing food in cafeterias. [Israel, 1940s through 1970s].
The collection includes internal payment means, among them four booklets, some for purchasing "small supplies" and other products, which were used in tens of Kibutzim and Kvutzot, including Kfar Aza, Tirat Zvi, Kfar Malal, Consumers Cooperative Kiryat Haim, Zora, Kibutz Alonim, Ashdot Ya'akov Ihud, Afek, Dalia, Kvutzat Hanita, Ramat David, Shamir, Ein HaShofet, Kfar MEnahem, Gilead, Hazor, Ruhama, Sarid, HaOn, Ramat Yochanan, Shefaim, Revivim, Ayelet HaShachar, Tel Katzir, Yakum, Sde Boker, Ma'agan Michael, Alumot, Mishmarot, Manara, Dafna, Kfar HaNasih, HaGoshrim, Hulata, Yifat, Beit HaEmek, Lavi, and more.
The collection also includes coupons for buying coffee, tea and soft drinks in "Rakefet" restaurant in Ashdod, and in the "Local Council Cafeteria". Some of these coupons are ink-stamped on the back – "Local Council Ashdod".
Approx. 280 paper items. Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 64

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The Holy City – Research Book by George Williams – London, 1845 – Lithographs and Maps

The Holy City, or historical and topographical notices of Jerusalem, with some account of its antiquities and of its present condition, by George Williams. London: J.W. Parker, 1845. English. First edition.
A research about Jerusalem by George Williams (1814-1878), an Anglican priest and teacher at Cambridge, who arrived in Palestine with the entourage of the first Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem. The book was written in an attempt to refute the research conclusions of Edward Robinson and Eli Smith in Jerusalem regarding the identification of biblical sites.
The book is accompanied by 15 plates, including eleven lithographs depicting views and sites in Jerusalem (one of the lithographs – a bird's eye view of Jerusalem – is printed on a large, linen-backed folding plate), a map of Jerusalem (double plate, partly colored), plan of the interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (double plate, hand colored), and more. Some small in-text illustrations.
XV, [1], 512 pp + [15] plates, 22 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Half-leather binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 364

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Gold Medal with the Tetragrammaton – Wedding Gift – Germany, 18th Century

Gold medal, wedding gift. [Germany, 18th century].
Obverse: pair of hands holding a heart, surmounted by the tetragrammaton, inside a rising sun. Surrounding the sun is a legend in German. Reverse: man and woman shaking hands, surrounded by the legend "Also Wird Gesegnet wer den Herrn Fürchtet" [Thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord" (Psalms 128, 4)].
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.4 g.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 372

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Five Cap Badges and Pins – “Notrim” / Mandate Police / Tel-Aviv Police

Five cap badges and pins of the police forces which operated in Palestine during the British Mandate.
• Cap badge of the "Notrim", with the inscription "Supernumerary / Palestine Police".
• Cap badge with the inscription "T.A.S.C." [Temporary Additional Security Constables] and "guarding and security" (Hebrew) – probably of the "Notrim" force.
• Lapel pin with the inscriptions "T.A.S.C. [Temporary Additional Security Constables] and "guarding and security" (Hebrew); most probably of the "Notrim".
• Cap badge of the Palestine Police.
• Pin of the Tel-Aviv police, with the letters "מ.ע.ת.א" [Tel-Aviv Police] and T.A.M.P.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 158

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“On the Doctrine of Spinoza” – Letters to Moses Mendelssohn – Breslau, 1785 – First Edition

Ueber die Lehre des Spinoza in briefen an den herrn Moses Mendelssohn [On the doctrine of Spinoza in letters to Moses Mendelssohn] by Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. Breslau: Gottl. Lowe, 1785. German and French. First edition.
A philosophic-polemic composition by Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, about Spinoza's philosophy following the author's talks with Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. This book was part of the Pantheism controversy among the philosophers in Berlin about Spinoza's work and the relation between faith and reason.
[8], 215, [1] pp, 17.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Original leather binding. Blemishes and tears to binding and along the spine. Detached bookmark.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 132

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Boris Carmi – Two Large Photographs of David Ben-Gurion

Two photographs of David Ben-Gurion by photographer Boris Carmi. Israel, [the second half of the 20th century].
1. Photograph of Ben-Gurion being greeted by a participant in a convention of Mapai party, [ca.1960]. Signed by Carmi.
2. Photograph of David Ben-Gurion in his study, in Kibutz Sde Boker. Not signed.
30.5X40.5 cm. Good condition. Pieces of adhesive tape on verso. A few stains on verso.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 144

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Collection of Postcards – Tel-Aviv, Colonies, Inauguration of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and more – Palestine, 1920s

57 postcards, most of them real-photo postcards, portraying cities, sites, visits of personalities and events in Palestine. Postcards published by Eliyahu Brothers and postcards with no publisher's name, Palestine, 1920s.
In the collection: • Postcards, most of them real-photo postcards, portraying streets and buildings in young Tel-Aviv as well as visits of personalities and various events in the city. Among them: first power station in Tel-Aviv, the Silicate brick factory, funeral of Max Nordau, International Workers' Day celebrations, visit of Albert Einstein, visit of Baron Rothschild, visit of Lord Balfour (three postcards, titled in the plate and stamped on the back with photographer's ink-stamp: "Zalmoniya H. Nitzevitch"), visit of Herbert Samuel, funeral of victims of the 1929 riots (titled and signed in the plate: "Bezalel foto-studio") and more. • Real-photo postcards portraying scenes from immigration to and settlement in Palestine – immigrants on deck of a ship, paving a road in Nahalal, work in a quarry, winery in Rishon LeZion and more. • Real-photo postcards depicting the Hebrew University inauguration ceremony and one postcard depicting the university buildings. • Postcards depicting sites in Jerusalem (among them the Western Wall, Temple Mount, Valley of Josaphat and more), Haifa, Tiberias, Jaffa and more.
36 of the postcards are titled by hand on the back.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor blemishes to margins of postcards. Creases. One postcard appears in two copies.

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