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Auction 9 Lot Number 484

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David Ben Gurion – Railroad Pass

Railroad pass. Holder of document– David Ben-Gurion, the Jewish Agency. Signed in English by David Ben-Gurion. Jerusalem, 1938.
Name of document holder and address handwritten by Ben-Gurion. This document served also as an identity card during the British Mandate. English.
Set in an impressive double-glazed frame, with a printed photograph of David Ben-Gurion and a description of the item.
16 X 11 cm, framed 58 X 35 cm. Fair to good condition, photograph missing. Pin-holes of staples that attached the photograph, rounded corners, crack to fold of document.
Previous owner: Rappoport Collection; sold in auction in the USA in April 1977.

Opening1,500$ Unsold

Auction 9 Lot Number 291

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Hechalutz Movement – Collection of Booklets and Publications – Poland and Israel

1. Issue no. 1 of Yediot from Hechalutz center. Warsaw, 1931. Yiddish.
2. Letter no. 1 from Histadrut Hechalutz in Poland, from office of the kibbutzim Klosova, Shacharia, Tel-Hai, Borochov and Grochov. Warsaw, 193.
3. Yediot issue, T.K. Freiheit, Warsaw, 1935. Yiddish.
4. Issue of Hayovel, Gesher kibbutz, Histadrut Hechalutz in Lithuania, 1938.
5. 6 issues of Yediot Hamazkirut of the Hechalutz center in Poland. Warsaw, 1937-1938. Typewritten on very thin paper. Some have handwritten corrections and notes. Hebrew.
6. 5 Machaneinu booklets, news of the Hechalutz Hatza'ir center in Poland, published by the central committee of Halutz organization, 1933-1934. Hebrew.
7. 15 single editions of the He'atid newspaper, published by the World Hechalutz Center, Warsaw, 1934-1935, also a volume of issues from those years.
8. 32 issues of the Histadrut Hechalutz Hatza'ir, the newspaper of Hechalutz Hatza'ir alumni and directors. Poland, 1927-1938. Some of the issues appear more than once.
9. Culture and education in Hechalutz, 1934; Chalutzim oif Moshavos, 1934; Leket – material for summer settlements, 1935; Decisions and Dates, 1935; Der Oiftu fun Yugend Dor, 1936; Meeting of Friend in Givat Hashlosha Kibbutz, 1937; Dafna, issue in German from end of 1939; Chanuka – collection of material, "Dror- Hechalutz Hatza'ir movement", 1948; Our School (Hashomer Hatza'ir Organization), 1944; Hechalutz Hatza'ir - journal (book), 1944.
10. Catalogue of Hechalutz – Publishing and Book Warehouse, stenciled.
10 books and various publications. Sizes and conditions vary. Many of the booklets were published in very limited editions, stenciled or printed on typewriter.
The Hechalutz movement was founded in Russia in 1917, and its aim was to prepare its members for aliya and life in Palestine. In 1921, the World Histadrut of Hechalutz was founded. In the Hechalutz training farm, the prospective olim learned the ropes of farming, communal life, and Hebrew.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 983

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Upright Hanukah Lamp – Vienna

Upright Hanukah lamp made of silver in sawing technique, Vienna (manufacturer's marks).
Round base, tall post, from which entwine vegetal decorations that end with the oil-vessels. On top of the post is a Maggen David. Next to the tip of the post is a vessel for placing the Shamash (attached Shamash is not original).
Height: 32 cm, width 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 878

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Torah Book Silver-Pomegranates – Etching Craftmanship

Pomegranates for Torah book, silver etching and filigree craftsmanship. Signed: "Bezalel Yerushalem". 7 bells are attached to each pomegranate (originally 8).
Hight: 25 cm, maximal width: 6.5 cm. Good condition.

Opening1,800$ Unsold

Auction 9 Lot Number 853

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Original Drawing by Aricha – Tarshish

Masa ahavato u-mitato shel ha-kornet Kristof Rilkeh, Reiner Maria Rilke. Translated by Yitzchak Shinhar. Tarshish publishing, Jerusalem, 1953.
This edition has 1250 copies, "with a series of illustrations hand-made by Avigdor Aricha", made especially for this book.
Page before title-page has an original drawing by Aricha, with two colors on ink and a long dedication in French, Signed and dated.
The book is in good condition, with few stains. Original cover with stains and professionally restored tears.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 943

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Copper Sign for Military Ceremonies – 1949

Copper sign to be carried on a unit-flag or a flagpole, for the veterans of the War of Independence. 1949.
In the center an inscription "for active service in the War of Independence, 1948-1949), and decorations of sword, fig leaf, olive tree branch and the emblem of the state; on the reverse side the inscription" if you say in your heart : the foes are numerous – do not be scared of them", within two olive tree branches, and a Maggen David.
Height: 56 cm, width: 43.5 cm. Good condition. Corrosion. One of the posts fastening the sign to its frame is out of its place.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 998

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Two Pairs of Shoes – Tripoli

1. Pair of shoes with hammered decorations. On the shoe, over two metal straps, is a bird-like decoration. Inner side of shoe with red insole, on its lower part a sawn metal plaque. Stamps (manufacturer?). 24 cm, fair-good condition. Metal is probably low-silver.
2. Pair of open high-heels shoes. A metal strap holds the foot decorated with vegetal designs. On the lower part of the insole is a sawn metal plaque. Stamps (manufacturer?). 25 cm. Fair condition, insole is faded, somewhat stained. Metals a little rusted.
This kind of shoes were used by brides in Tripoli on their wedding day.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 873

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Jug – Bezalel – Damascan Craftsmanship

Bronze jug set with silver. Bezalel, Jerusalem, 1912.
Small jug with two handles. Four silver medallions are set in the center with the inscription "Bezalel", Yerushalem", Chag Sameach" and ""תרע"ב.
Silver settings decorate the lower part with menorah-shaped designs.
Height: 11 cm. Maximal diameter: 8.5 cm (with handles).
Good condition except for some wear to medallions, on some of which the letters are hard to be identified.
Similar jug appear in catalogue-price list "Bezalel" 1913/4 (see attached photograph).

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Auction 9 Lot Number 112

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Splendid Handwritten Poems Notebook – Germany, 19th Century

Splendid poems notebook in illustrated handwriting. Germany, 1859 or 1879.
Gift by Yossef Keesh to his father in law, Edward Alexander (Yossef) Keesh on his 70th birthday.
Two title pages: first title page in German, the second title page on parchment paper, in Hebrew, with a drawing of a woman's head. Written from right to left.
Notebook with thick leaves, calligraphic handwriting using square letter, Rashi script, Hebrew and German. Illustrated titles in different styles: "three buds in the world garden" illustrated with vegetal designs, "love" appears in a heart shape, "thank you" appears on a goblet; German titles are also set in illustrated frames.
Different verses and poetry full of love and gratitude:"your daughter, more precious than pearls , you have given me as a wife…I cannot pay my debt…" in Hebrew and German, page facing page.
The date 1879 appears on the first Hebrew title page and one of the titles within the notebooks includes the year 1859.
Cover of notebook on both its sides is decorated with flowery embroidery designs.
[19] leaves, 22 X 14.5 cm. Good condition. Leather spine. Slight damages to edges of binding. Stains on some leaves.

Opening3,000$ Unsold

Auction 9 Lot Number 640

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The Western Wall – Large Postcard Collection

256 postcards of the Western Wall, arranged in two albums. Various places and times of print.
About half of the postcards are colorful, some are not divided, few have Shana Tova blessings.
Conditions vary.
This collection is unique in its great variety.

Opening4,000$ Unsold

Auction 9 Lot Number 844

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Image of Chaim Weizmann on a Huge Persian Hanging Mat

Illustrated and printed cloth, Israel? 1920s?
Colorful drawing of Chaim Weizmann inside a colorful frame, drawn by hand. On cloth which is printed on a block in its frame, with Persian elements and Persian writing.
Above Weizmann's image, there is a Star of David with the letters chet, aleph, bet, resh, hei, samech, bet.
There is a similar item in existence with the image of Herbert Samuel, which was displayed in and exhibit in the Ein Harod Museum of Art, and in the Judaica exhibit in ICC.
130x210 cm. The picture has a small tear, unprofessionally restored. Not checked out of frame.

Opening4,000$ Unsold

Auction 9 Lot Number 765

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Journalist – Six Issues – Cover design by Lissitzky, 1929

Journalist. Six consecutive issues. Moscow, 1929.
Illustrated monthly including articles on journalistic literature, poetry, and photography. Cover design is identical in all issues and was designed by El Lissitzky. The color of the cover is different for each issue. Russian.
Good to very good condition. Reinforced spines. Cut margins. Stained.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 437

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Chazan Shmuel Aharon Lachman – Manuscript Collection

Tens of musical manuscripts, mostly in Lachman's handwriting, some with his own tunes and others with mention of composer's name, such as Lavandovsky and Aharon Freidman. It is possible that some of the handwritings are not Lachman's.
About 150 leaves from various periods, all with Jewish tunes.
The collection was not researched musically, but it can be assumed that some of its tunes were never publicized.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 885

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Batik Art on Fabric – Bezalel

1. Tower of David in a decorated frame, colorful print on silk. 19X19 cm, framed 36X31 cm.
2. Praying figure in front of the Western Wall, print on canvas. 30X18 cm, framed 45X31.5 cm.
3. Tower of David on the background a man riding on a donkey, print on Canvas.
28X16 cm, framed 43.5X29.5 cm.
4. Two figures with water-jugs, print on canvas. 29X10 cm, framed 45X24 cm.
5. Shepherd playing the flute, print on heavy fabric (velvet?). 40X21 cm, framed
58X39 cm.
Batik works were done by wax-resist dyeing and afterwards soaking in paint, so that areas which were not covered with wax – were dyed.
Miriam Chad-Gadya (Nuessenholz) founded and managed the Batik department of "Bezalel". She was the first "Bezalel" student who learned the batik technique in Vienna in the early 1920's.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 872

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Copper-Box – Bezalel

Copper box with hammered and etched decorations, Bezalel.
A hammered decoration in the shape of a lion and an etched geometrical design appear on the lid. Blurred signature: "Bezalel workshops, Yerushalem". Front and backside of the box are decorated with two lions, in their center the tablets of the law; on the side panels are geometrical decorations. The inside of the box is coated with felt.
Height: 7 cm, width 21.5 cm, depth: 14.6 cm. Good condition. Stains and a few corrosion marks. Felt partly detached.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 990

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Large Pesach Plate – Germany

Silver plated large Pesach plate. Engraved and hammered decorations, Germany.
Vegetal and floral decorations with two Jewish figures embossed.
Diameter: 49.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 874

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Meir Gur Aryeh – Chaim Nachman Bialik

Head sculpture of Chaim Nachman Bialik. White ceramic sculpture, painted in bronze-like color, by Meir Gur Aryeh (hand-made). Signed by Gur Aryeh on lower left corner: "M.G.".
Height: 27.5 cm, maximal width: 22 cm, depth: 13 cm. Good condition. Slight damages to base and back of head.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 1000

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Large Anti-Semitic Wood Sculpture

Large anti-semitic sculpture, carved wood log.
Figure with distorted face: extremely big ear, crooked nose and prominent cheek-bones. The body is covered with scales, like a snake. On the side is a protruding Maggen David.
Height: 90 cm, maximal width: approximately 20 cm. Fair condition. Cracks. Damages to wood, sculpture and base.

Opening6,000$ Unsold

Auction 9 Lot Number 439

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Manuscript Honoring Chazan Louis Lewandowski of Berlin, 1865

Fest Cantate zum Funf und Zwanzigiährigen Amts-Jubiläum des Herbn Louis Lewandowski. Musical composition for soloists and choirs, by Isidor Rosenfeld.
Dec. 13th 1865. Handwritten on paper, presented as gift to Cantor Louis Lavandowsky, marking 50th anniversary of serving as cantor.
Louis (Eliezer) Lewendowski (1821-1894), cantor, choir conductor and composer of music for synagogues. Served as chazzan and choir conductor in the new Synagogue of Berlin. His works are considered until today fundamental to Jewish music, many great cantors were his disciples.
Many of Isidor's compositions have been publicized and are still sung today (also by Birenbaum), but this composition has never been publicized.
Manuscript without corrections, very pretty and clean. Contained in original velvet case with gold embossings, made by A. Littaner in Berlin. Inner binding is covered with cloth. Gold edging.
[6], 130 pages, 33.5 cm. Binding damaged in front, corners and spine, slightly bent.

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