Jewish and Israeli History and Culture Jewish & Israeli History and Culture

Auction Details arrow-down

Auction Closed arrow-down

The Auction was held on 19/10/09

Auction Results Auction Results

Download PDF Version

Download PDF Download PDF

Auction 7 Lot Number 48

auction search

Collection of items – Purim celebrations in Tel-Aviv – 1920s-1930s

Program for the Festival of Masks and Costumes in Tel-Aviv, Purim 1924; guide to the celebrations and carnival, Purim 1931; Purim songs to be distributed among the people, Purim 1932; guide to Purim celebrations and Adloyada, Purim 1932; Poster with details of Purim celebrations; a number of leaflets for Purim celebrations; a dozen printed and handwritten documents with arrangements for a Purim parade, the Adloyada, details of various events, etc., some internal documents of the organizing committee from the first Purim celebrations in Tel-Aviv.
20 documents. Various sizes, fair to good condition.

Opening500$ Sold For677$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 27

auction search

Documents “Chevrat Yessod HaMa’ala” – 1883

1. "Power of attorney from the people of "Chevrat Yessod Ha'Ma'ala" to Rabbi Baruch Meir Rosenblum "to compromise and do all that is necessary for the good of the society including cashing debts due from all the members as well as compromise with whoever it will be necessary… he also is empowered to do all for the good of the society…" Mezrich, 1883. With signatures of the society members and Rosh Av Beit Din.
Baruch Meir Rosenblum was one of the founders of the society and of Yessod HaMa'ala although not amongst its builders or residents.
[2] handwritten leaves, 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Tears to folding lines, almost detached.
2. Tables with list of expenses spent by the society. The founders of Yessod HaMa'ala are mentioned: R' Baruch Meir, R' Ephraim Fishel Salomon, R' Leib Rubin and others. Including expenses on traveling to Eretz Israel and bringing objects there. [3] pages, 20 cm. Good condition.
The society "Hevrat Yessod HaMa'ala was founded in 1883 in Mezrich. R' Leib Rubin and R' Fishel Solomon, who later became the leader of the Moshava handled the purchase of land in Eretz Israel. In the spring of 1884, 7 families settled there, 6 of those families from Mezrich.
Important documents which describe the procedure of founding one of the first Moshavot in the Galilee.

Opening500$ Sold For800$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 7

auction search

Archive of Rabbi Moshe HaMeiri Ostrovsky – HaMizrachi”

Rabbi Moshe HaMeiri Ostrovsky, born in Karlin, made aliya to Eretz Israel in 1897 and learned in the Torat Chaim Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem. Served in the Rabbinate of Moshav Ekron (Mazkeret Batya). One of the planners of the religious education in Eretz Israel, and one of the founders of the Mizrachi Movement. Served as a Mizrachi representative in the 12th, 15th and 20th Zionist Congresses, and was a member of the National Council. He was also among the founders of the Chief Rabbinate, and was a founder and later the Rabbi of the Kiryat Moshe Neighborhood in Jerusalem. Died in Jerusalem in 1957.
The archive contains 20 official files, tens of printed booklets, and thousands of documents: correspondence relating to the Mizrachi Movement, The Zionist Management and Management of the Jewish Agency, Memos to the UN, and more. Mostly from the 30s and 40s. Most of the documents are printed, some are handwritten.
Varying sizes and conditions.

Opening500$ Sold For713$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 263

auction search

The Unleashed Theater – Cover design by Lissitzky – Potsdam, 1927

Das entfesselte theater, Alexander Trairoff. Potsdam, 1927. Second edition.
Cover of the book was designed by El Lissitzky. The body of the book has a number of plates with photographs and illustrations of theatre costumes. German.
112 pages, [12] plates, 25 cm. Fair condition. Signature from 1934, ink stamps. Stains and peeling on the cover, tears on the spine.

Opening500$ Sold For984$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 200

auction search

Gymnasia Herzliya and the Girls School

1-2. Two photographs of students in class – Gymnasia Herzliya
3. Photograph of Gymnasia Herzliya building [Photographia Zalmon].
4. Menachem Ussishkin with teachers and management committee of the Girls School, 1911. Some of the figures were originally attached as a photomontage.
5. Group photograph, described in pencil “Girls School.” Attached to cardboard.
12x16.5 cm – 22.5x29 cm. Fair condition.

Opening500$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 192

auction search

Zadok Bassan – five photographs – residents of Old Age home

1. Four photographs 15.5x21.5 cm. attached to cardboard 30x36 cm. The name of the photographer is impressed on the cardboard: “Photographer Zadok Bassan Jerusalem.” A few stains on the photographs. Creases and tears on some of the cardboard.
2. Photograph 12x16.5 cm. attached to cardboard 21x26 cm. On the cardboard is the ink stamp of the photographer “Zadok Bassan Photograph Jerusalem.” The photograph is in very good condition. The margins of the cardboard are torn and creased.

Opening500$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 281

auction search

Petersburg stories – Gogol – illustrations by Natan Altman, 1937

St. Petersburg stories. Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. St. Petersburg, 1937.
Engraved illustration on the cover and 16 illustrations in the body of the book, by Natan Altman. All the illustrations are singed in print. Russian.
138, [3] pages, 35.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing on the first and last pages. Original material cover, slightly worn with stains and tearing on the spine.

Opening480$ Sold For590$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 46

auction search

Collection of Letter to and from Jewish Soldiers, 1940s

Letters and envelopes sent to and from Jewish soldiers in the British Army, 1940s.
Letters to a soldier in the Royal Air force in Teheran; Letters from a soldier in Bahrain; Letter on stationary of the Committee for the Hebrew Soldier in Cairo and the National Committee for the Jewish Soldier; Letter of a soldier to the School of Economics and Political Sciences in London, requesting to be admitted after the military service; A letter from 1941 reads: "we feel the Egyptian melody playing through us. During the day we enjoy the sunlight warming our bones, and at night we feel how much the mosquitoes love us".
86 letters; 38 envelopes many of which contain original letters; a few additional documents.
Various sizes, good condition.

Opening450$ Sold For590$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 250

auction search

Hebrew Press in Basel from 1492-1866

Dis Basler Hebräischen Drucke (1492-1866), Joseph Prijs. Olten and Frei Burg, 1964.
Comprehensive book on Hebrew printing in Basel, including a large number of photographs and quotes in Hebrew, lists of books, and detailed indexing.
LXIII, 583, [1] page, 31.5 cm. The book is in very good condition. A few parts from the original pergament covering are missing or torn.

Opening450$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 135

auction search

Ya’akov Ben-Dov – Various series

Fifty four PCs with photographs, published by Ya'akov Ben-Dov.
Amongst the cards: seventeen cards of Jerusalem from various series, including cover of folder "Jerusalem" Y.Gafni publishing; Eleven cards of Haifa; Seven cards "Surroundings of Kineret and the Jordan" including front of folder; Moshavot cards,"Geula Titnu LaAretz" and more. Some cards have writing in German.
Various conditions.

Opening450$ Sold For590$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 142

auction search

Drawings by E.M. Lilien

Forty four PCs with drawings by E.M. Lilien, part of them from his books "Lieder des ghetto" , "Jude", "Erez Israel und sein Volk", various publishers, various printing periods.
One card, "Shlomit", with orange background.
Fair to good condition. Foxing to many cards. Were not in use.

Opening400$ Sold For738$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 133

auction search

The Jewish Legion – Full Postcard Booklet – Y. Ben-Dov

“The Jewish Legion in Eretz Israel”, Postcard booklet by Y. Ben-Dov Publishers – 20 postcards, complete set. Cover design by Ze’ev Raban.
Fair condition. Few stains, slight wear to cover and small tear to spine. Stains on back of last card.

Opening400$ Sold For590$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 177

auction search

Shana Tova postcard with turning wheel – Vienna

Shana Tova postcard with turning wheel – Vienna.
Ten small pictures of synagogues in Vienna with a ‘window’ in the center. There is a cardboard turning wheel attached to the postcard. The Ten Commandments appear in the window, one after the other when the wheel is turned.
Very rare. Good condition. Peeling and glue remnants on the four corners of the postcard (on the reverse side).

Opening400$ Sold For738$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 39

auction search

Two postcards of the Jewish Legion in Egypt

Two postcards, originally joined, with an image of Herzl and a map of Eretz Israel. Published by “Mashiach,” Cairo, [1917] “Dedicated to the Jewish Legion.”
The reverse side has the motto of the Jewish Legion: “For our people, and for our country” with a picture of a lion, Magen David and Menorah, with the inscription “Home of the Jewish Army.” Addressed to David Zonenshein at the Sarafend [Tzrifin] camp by Moshe Feldstein in 1919, both of them soldiers in the Jewish Legion.
“I am healthy and in Rafah [Rafiah]…they are now considering not to trust our delegates committee (Va'ad HaTsirim), and to again commence operating without the old delegates committee… I also think that not everything is ‘happy’ with you… what’s happening in your battalion?”
Fair to good condition. Stains, creases, wear and tear.

Opening400$ Sold For517$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 253

auction search

America – Hermann Struck – numbered and signed

Amerika, Hermann Struck. America, 20 etchings by Hermann Struck, with text by Arthur Holitscher. Published by Hans Heinrich Tillgner, Berlin, 1922.
20 etchings in various sizes; views and people in America. Printed in 300 copies signed and numbered on thick quality paper. German.
Copy No. 268, signed by Struck.
31 pages, 34 cm. Fair condition. Foxing on the pages and on some of the etchings. Half parchment binding, damage in the corners and margins.

Opening400$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 243

auction search

Phaedon – Moshe Mendelssohn – First edition, 1767

Phaedon oder Über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele, in drey Gesprächen, [Phaedon, or on the immortality of the soul], Moshe Mendelssohn. Berlin and Stettin, 1767.
First edition of the book by the philosopher Moshe Mendelssohn (1729-1786), which was translated into many languages.
The book, called by the name of Appelton’s dialogue and written as a dialogue between the Greek philosopher Socrates to his students, brings evidence of the immortality of the soul and deals with eternity and immortality. German.
[1] plate - engraving; 11, 309, [1] pages, 15 cm. Good condition. Stains on the pages of the book. Ex-libris. Cardboard cover with marble paper.

Opening400$ Sold For615$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 222

auction search

Collection of wrapping paper for Jaffa oranges

81 wrapping papers for exporting Jaffa oranges (not intact), most are illustrated and colored. Among the companies stamped on the papers: Ben Hur, Titan, Migdal [David], Picnic, Tavor, Ophir, Lily, Yona, Yarden, and others (the names appear in English). Most have printed “Importé de Palestine” or “Produce of Palestine.”
Cut to an average size of 10x10 cm. Very good condition. Printed on very thin paper, creased.

Opening400$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 160

auction search

Intellectuals and Zionist Leaders

Forty postcards, intellectuals and Zionist leaders. Various publishers, different periods. Shalom Ash, Y.L. Peretz, Frug, Chlenov, Weizmann, Herbert Samuel and others.
Fair to good condition

Opening400$ Sold For566$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 171

auction search

Caricatures – Jews of North Africa

Twenty colored postcards featuring caricatures of North African Jews. Printed in Morocco. Algiers, Tunisia and France, different printing dates.
Two undivided, 11 unused.
Good to very good condition.

Opening400$ Sold For923$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 167

auction search


14 anti-Nazi postcards, which ridicule Hitler’s character, the swastika and Nazism. Most are from the US.
Good to very good condition.

Opening380$ Sold For554$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 143

auction search

Bezalel postcards

Five ‘Chad Gadya’ postcards; seven postcards with Ludwig Bloom illustrations; 10 with silhouettes by Meir Gur-Aryeh (part of the original cover); 10 silhouettes of ‘Jerusalem sites’ – Meir Gur-Aryeh, complete set in original cover.
Fair to good condition.

Opening350$ Sold For517$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 103

auction search

HaMe’amer – Avraham Moshe Lunz

HaMe'amer – anthology of Eretz Israel literature, by Avraham Moshe Lunz. Jerusalem, 1905, 1912, 1920. Three volumes.
"All of the essays on Holy Land studies printed in the last century, arranged together with notes, detailed indexes and more".
Volume I includes geographic and topographic articles, Volume II contains archeological and historic articles, Volume III contains travel logs, lists of graves, statutes, memoirs and more.
[3], 276 pages; [12], 585 pages; [4], 331, [4] pages. Good condition. Volumes are in their original covers and rebound in hard bindings.

Opening350$ Sold For492$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 280

auction search

Journey to Russia – Illustrations by Vladimir Lebedev – Hague, 1930

De reis door Rusland, C. Marschak, with illustrations by Vladimir Lebedev. Hague, [1930].
Color illustrations by Vladimir Lebedev on the cover and in the body of the booklet. Dutch.
[9] pages, 22 cm. Good condition. Stained.

Opening325$ Sold For400$ Including buyers premium

Auction 7 Lot Number 108

auction search

The 11th Zionist Congress in Vienna, 1913

1. Official postcard, the 11th Zionist Congress in Vienna, 1913. Sent from Vienna to Yassi, Romania on 9.9.1913.
Published by Ben-Dov, Bezalel, Jerusalem. With the Congress ink stamp. The stamp has been torn off. Stains in the corners.
2. Stamp attached to paper, ink stamp of the 11th Congress. Vienna, 1913.

Opening320$ Sold For394$ Including buyers premium
Show 24 of 326 Lots

Sign up for the Kedem Newsletter!

Sell / Buy at Kedem

Our specialists will provide you with a free estimate for your items. No commitment on your part.

How to Sell?

Enhance your existing collection with exciting new items or start a new collection today.

How to Buy?