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Auction 9 Lot Number 602

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Maccabi Movement in Lithuania and in Eretz Yisrael – Large Photographs Collection

*254 photographs in a large album. Lithuania and Eretz Yisrael, the 1930's. Photographed by a member of "Maccabi" Zionist sports group in Lithuania, who made aliyah to Eretz Yisrael in 1934 and continued his activity in the group.
Members of "Young Maccabi" are seen in the photographs in Shavli and Korshan (Lithuania); photographs describing "GA'ASH" [[Jewish Gymnasium Shavli?]; Few photographs of the 1935 Adloyada in Tel Aviv; Trainers course of "Young Maccabi", Rehovot, 1935; first course for trainers of "Mishmar Ha-Maccabi", 1939; activities of "Mishmar Ha-Maccabi" in "Brit Ha-Maccabim"; trips in the country and sports activities, training and fitness. Some of the photographs are family photographs not related to "Maccabi". Varying size and condition, many photographs are detached and not in chronological order.
* 4 photographs are attached to cardboard, two of them stamped with "Maccabi – Headquarters" ink stamp and signed by three people; one bears many signatures on reverse side and dated, 1935. Good condition. Foxing-stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 527

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Moshe Vorobeichic – Poster for Mapai and Non-Political

ALEPH – Eretz Yisrael Workers Party and Non-Political. This is your list – go vote! The 1940's.
Poster designed by Moshe Vorobeichic (Raviv), Printed by "Arieli", Tel Aviv, in blue and red. In the center the letter "Aleph", within the letter a photograph of demonstrators holding a sign "Open the gates of Israel", "Cancel the White Book", "Establish a Jewish State" and other signs.
48.5 cm. Good condition. Pasted to linen fabric for exhibition and restoration.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 275

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Ten Lira – Bill from the Printing Process

Bill from the process of printing Bank Israel's 10-lira bills, 1958.
Has the symbol of water in the oval frame and lines colored red and purple, but not the words, literature, or the scientist holding a test tube, or the signatures of the Governor and director of the bank.
Very good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 473

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Aharon Kaminka – Letters and Curriculum Vitae – Vienna

Dr. Aharon Kaminka, 2 Hebrew postcards, 2 French letters and a curriculum vitae questionnaire for "Brit Rishonim".
Postcards are date 1921-1922 and addressed to Prof. Yossef Klausner, with ideas to settle the country and political and literary polemics.
The letters in French are dated 1914, concerning Alliance – Kol Yisrael Chaverim company, Kaminka served as its chief secretary in Vienna.
Brit Rishonim was an organization of founders "Chovevey Zion" from Russia and Romania. In the questionnaire Kaminka describes his biography from the Chovevey Zion congress in 1896 through the first Zionist congress and his educational activity in Vienna: secretary of Kol Yisrael Chaverim, head of Biet Midrash Rambam, university lecturer and more.
5 items, various sizes and conditions. Generally in good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 914

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Silver Medallion – Visit of Emperor Wilhelm II to Jerusalem

Silver medallion, Emperor Wilhelm II visit to Jerusalem, 1898.
On one side appears the German emperor, riding a horse, and the inscription "Wilhelm II Deutscher Kaiser"; on the reverse appears a drawing of the "Holy Grave" and the inscription "Visit of the Emperor to Jerusalem, October 1898" in German. Engraving in medallion's depth.
Diameter: 3 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 552

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Collection of Ex- Libris

127 Ex- Libris. Eretz Yisrael, Germany and the United States.
Many ex- libris of institutions and university libraries in Israel and abroad, alongside private ex- libris from Eretz Yisrael, Germany or Jews of German origin.
Some ex- libris bear original engravings, signed. Amongst them: ex-libris of Ya'akov Klachkin, designed by Ben Zion Zuckerman; Mehlman Library ex-libris designed by Miron Sima and more.
Varying sizes and conditions. In a few cases there are two identical labels.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 483

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Golda Meir – Letter, 1929

Golda Meir, handwritten letter. New York, April-May 1929.
Two-page letter handwritten by Golda Meir, from the period of her mission to the United States representing Pioneer Women's Organization 9on the organization's official stationery). In her letter she relates to a donation for establishing a garden, and describes her work as an emissary:" you have no idea what a work of a delegate in America means. Day and night non stop…I am afraid that there will not be much money this year". Signed "Golda".
[2] leaves, 28 cm. Good condition. Filing-holes, slight tears.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 933

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Plate and Charity Box – Holland 1925

Illustrated porcelain plate and a charity box of painted metal, Dutch Handicapped Organization.
Illustration features the organization's building and a charity box, of 14.12.1925.
Box 10 cm. Good condition, damages.
Plate: 23 cm. Good condition, two retored cracks.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 852

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Marc Chagall Windows – Two Original Lithographs

The Jerusalem Windows, Marc Chagall. Printed in France, 1962.
It says in the preface that "Marc Chagall has created two original lithographs especially for this book". They appear on pages 9-14.
The book contains reproductions of Chagall's window drawings as well as the sketches.
213 pages, 33 cm. Book is in good condition. Lithographs are in excellent condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 107

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Jewish Religious School in Vienna, 1830-1835

Einladung zur öffentlichen Prüfung an der Israelitischen Religions-Schule in Wien. [Invitation to a public inspection of the Religious Jewish school in Vienna]. Vienna, 1830-1835.
Nine bined booklets, nine title pages 9most of them identical except for the date) with an invitation to a "public inspection" of the Religious Jewish school in Vienna. Following the title pages is a detailed description of the material studies in the various classes. An article in one of the booklets by Dr. Yossef Levine Saalschütz (1801-1863), rabbi and Jewish archaeologist, who served in different posts as a rabbi and teacher in the Berlin and Vienna Jewish schools, wrote many books, some of them were used in Jewish schools. Two tables with declension of Hebrew verbs appear in the end of the booklet.
[12] leaves; 8 pages; [2] leaves;VII; 12 (one of the leaves bound out of place); 16 pages, [2] plates with Hebrew words, 21.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Foxing-stains. No cover. Leaves and booklets detached. One plate torn.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 607

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Sites from Palestine and surrounding areas – Congress ink stamps

25 postcards with drawings of different sites in Palestine and surrounding areas, in shades of yellow and green. Judische verlag, Berlin. On three of the postcards is an ink stamp of the 7th Zionist Congress, Hague, 1907. On seven of the postcards appear the inscription in Hebrew “LeShana Tova Tikatevu!”. Four of the postcards do not have publisher's name stated, but appear to be from the same series. Among the sites shown on the postcards: Nachal Dan, observatory on the estate of the Binyamin tribe, mount Tabor, Caesaria, and more.
Various conditions, stains on most of the postcards and some creasing.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 953

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Armenian Ceramic Jug

Armenian Ceramic Jug, vegetal decorations on deep blue background.
Signed on bottom: Palestine.
Height: 19 cm, diameter: 15 cm. Good condition. A few breakages to base.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 243

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From Europe to Israel – Photographs Album, 1945 – 1947

From Europe to Israel (Degania Aleph), album containing 168 photographs of the years 1945-1947. The album opens with photographs of survivors in Bergen-Belsen camp: demonstrations in the campe, first survivors congress, brigade soldiers in Bergen-Belsen, "Beit He-Chalutz", group photographs of survivors and guides, sports and more. Photographs that follow present the Aliya to Eretz Yisrael through Belgium and France, the Tel-Chai Ma'apilim Vessel, Detention Camp in Atlit, and finally – settlement in Degania, work in the kibbutz and trips around the country.
Average size 9 X 6 cm. Photographs in good condition, some are detached or missing. Album slightly damaged.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 845

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Shalom Seva – Letters

Collection of letters sent by Shalom Seva to Yosef and Shifra Open of Afikim Kibbutz.
Seva (1897-1975), Israeli artist, scenery designer and sculpture. Acquired his artistic training in Koenigsberg and Berlin. Made aliya in 1936. His crafts were displayed in the Tel Aviv Art Museum.
Collection includes:
About 30 postcards and invitations to exhibits, over 50 letters by Seva, two photographs of the Achva creation, a German letter from Seva on the back of one of the pictures; handwritten 15-page letter, draft for letter with deals extensively with doubts and criticism concerning artwork in Israel, plus two printed and edited copies of the essay, together with "Dear Seva died two days ago…"; a twenty-page letter in German and a 4-page essay in German, pencil notes on the back of the essay; 19 photos of Seva, including picture of his gravesite; pencil inscription on pargament paper, signed; wooden cube with an engraving – image of Shlomo Hamelech; three printed advertisements for Seva's displays.
Sizes vary, good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 325

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Lemel School in Jerusalem – Prague, 1906 – Vienna

Elise Herz oder Geschichte einer Schule in Jerusalem, Moritz Antscher [Elise Herz – history of the school in Jerusalem], with photographs and illustrations for the youth. "Yung Jude" publishing, Prague, [1906?].
Elise Herz (1788-1868) mentioned in the title of this book is a descendant of the Austrian Lemel family, and established the Lemel school in Jerusalem in 1856 in memory of her father, Shimon Adler Lemel. The booklet contains portraits of Shimon Lemel, Elise Herz, photograph of the Mount of Olives and photograph of Lemel school. German with citations in Hebrew. Handwritten dedication of the city of Vienna on title page.
40 pages, 22 cm. Good condition. Stains. Front cover detached.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 895

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Chageinu – Zeev Raban and Levin Kipnis – New York, 1928

Chageinu – picture book. Painted by Zeev Raban, "Bezalel" Yerushalem, verses by Avi-Shai [Levin Kipnis]. Miller Lin Publishing, New York, 1928.
Paintings by Raban for Jewish holidays, with verses by Kipnis. Original binding, to which the same painting as on the first leaf is attached. Hebrew.
[16] pages, [15] picture plates. Very good condition. Slight stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 443

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The Book Hadrat Kodesh – Poland, 1889

The book Hadrat Kodesh, containing sayings, prayers, songs and supplications, both new and old, by Chazan M. Tintner. Bunzlau, (Bolesławiec), South-West Poland, 1889. Some of the chapters have separate title pages. Hebrew and German.
[8], 188 pages, 25.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Binding is worn and almost entirely detached, worn spine. Loose pages.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 469

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Achad Ha-Am – Handwritten Postcard, 1899

Postcard handwritten and signed by Achad Ha-Am. Odessa, February 17, 1899.
Letter in clear handwriting of an official postcard of "Ha-Shilo'ach" newspaper (edited by Achad Ha-Am). Achad Ha-Am thanks the addressee for sending him his book "Daniel", and apologizes for not having read it.
Postcard, 14 X 9 cm, good condition. Few stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 669

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Collection Of Photographic Shana Tova Postcards

8 photographic Shana Tova postcards from 1929-1936, with family pictures at different sites in Eretz Israel.
4 Postcards are from Tsalmaniya "Ha-Shahar", Tel-Aviv, and one is from Tsalmaniya "Progress", Tel-Aviv.
All postcards are in very good condition with slight foxing. 3 are unused.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 596

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Photograph of Teachers Seminary – Vienna, 1923

Group photograph of teachers and students of the Teachers Seminary in Vienna, 1923.
In the center appears Rabbi Zvi Perez Chajes, establisher and director of the seminary. In front two students hold a sign "Teachers Seminary in Vienna 1923". On the reverse side is a handwritten list of the photographed, with a dedication " souvenir for our nice teacher Mr. Dr. Baron" (appears in the photograph sitting on a chair on the left).
29 X 23 cm, attached to cardboard 41 X 34 cm, good condition, corners of cardboard are missing, few stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 840

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Book of Songs with Arthur Szyk’s Illustrations – Lodz, 1924

Song of Songs, Bomberg-Bytkovski. Published by Friends of the Author, Lodz, 1924.
Collection of Songs by Bomberg-Bytkovski, with 10 illustrations by Arthur Szyk, published privately by the author's friends.
Printed on high-quality paper. Illustrations on shiny white paper.
24 cm. Good condition. Many stains throughout the book (barely damaging pictures). Penned dedication. Original, stained binding.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 413

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Disassembly of the Palmach / Fall of Jaffa / Establishment of I.D.F./ Ministry of Justice – Collection of Documents

1. Special day order on the fall of Jaffa (number 35), issued by the commander of Kiryati brigade of the Hagana, 14.5.48. "..after 165 …the city of Jaffa surrendered…" [1] leaf, 33 cm, tears to edges and filing-holes.
2. Day order by the Prime Minister and Minister of Defence to establish I.D.F (number 40), publication by Kiryati Brigade commander 3.6.48. 4 leaves, 33 cm. Stains and filing-holes.
3. Report of Ministry of Justice activities between 15.5.48 and 15.9.48. details about the structure of the ministry, its department and chambers, orders and regulations that have been legislated, position-holders and more. 9 leaves, 33 cm. Stains and few creases.
4. Decisions taken by the executive committee of the Histadrut, 14-15.10.48, relating to the disassembling of the Palmach. "Ben Gurion surveyed I.D.F and the reasons that led to the decision to disassemble the Palmach..". Yitzchak Ben Aharon's words follow "…the decision to disassemble the Palmach should be postponed till after the war". [2] leaves, attached is a leaf with the executive committee's decisions of 27.10.48, relating as well to the disassembling of the Palmach. 28 cm. Stains and filing-holes.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 297

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The Basil Congress – Theodore Herzl, 1897, Hebrew and German

1. The Basil Congress, by Dr. Theodore Herzl. Translated to Hebrew by Michal Berkowitz. Achiasaf Publishing, Warsaw, 1897. "In the first three days of the month of Elul there was a conference on Basil, which can now be appreciated by both supporters and opponents – I refer to the Zionist Congress. Prior to the Congress, the general public was not yet familiar with the term "Zionism"… 16 pages, 17.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Ink-stamps. Modern binding.
2. Der Baseler Congress, Dr. Theodor Herzl. Vienna, 1897. The original German version by Dr. Theodore Herzl, Welt Publishing. 22 pages, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Ink stamp and ex-libris. In original jacket, inside hard binding.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 627

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Postcard Collection – Paintings By Uriel Birnbaum for Bible Phrases

10 postcards with paintings by Uriel Birnbaum for Bible phrases. Published by Agudat Israel, Vienna:
1. "Ki Be-Har Zion U-Vi-Yerushalayim …" (Yoel 3, 4).
2. "Ve-Shamru Bnei Israel Et Ha-Shabbat …" (Shemot 31, 16).
3. "Shelakh Lahmekha Al-Pnei Ha-Mayim …" (Kohelet 11, 1).
4. "Be-Lachmo Kidmu Noded …" (Yesha'ayahu 21, 15-16).
5. "Ashrei Maskil El Dal Zu Bikur Cholim" (Tehilim 41, 2; Masekhet Nedarim, page 40).
6. "Ki Mi-Zion Tetse Tora U-Dvar Ha-Shem Mi-Yerushalayim" (Yesha'ayahu 2, 3).
7. "Im Eshkahekh Yerushalayim Tishkakh Yemini" (Tehilim 137, 5).
8. "Ba-Me Yezake Na'ar Et Orho … (Tehilim 119, 9).
9. "Al Tomar Na'ar Anochi …" (Yirmiyahu 1, 7).
10. "Bni Im Chacham Libecha Yismakh Libi Gam Ani" (Mishlei 23, 15).
Very good condition with few stains on some of the postcards.

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