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Jewish militaria (8)
Mandate & Yishuv (24)
Israel 1948, Haganah & Zionist Underground (24)
Israeli Militaria (43)
WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration (16)
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a60566
Britain: WWI era set x2 identity tags belonging to Palestinian-Jewish soldier, circa. 1914-1918; weight: 1) 1.95g and 2) 1.65g. Tags bear virtually same information; issued to "Wei
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Britain: WWI era set x2 identity tags belonging to Palestinian-Jewish soldier, circa. 1914-1918; weight: 1) 1.95g and 2) 1.65g. Tags bear virtually same information; issued to "Weinstein E | PAL10111 | JEW". The green tag was strung through 1 hole & hung around neck; through 2nd hole, shorter cord strung with red tag on it; red tag was retrieved by cutting its string, leaving green tag on body: if body found only with green tag, was understood that soldier's death already reported. Dated to WW1 but ID begins with "PAL" ('Palestine') as in WW2, and not "RF" ('Royal Fusiliers') as the Palestinian units in WWI were known: soldier may have been a Palestinian resident or in Zion Mule Corps.
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a60567
Hat badge of the 1st Judean Battalion in brass, 1919-1920; not maker-marked; size: 3.6 x 5cm; weight: 9.2g. This is the design with the flat-sided base of the 'Menorah' (candelabra
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Hat badge of the 1st Judean Battalion in brass, 1919-1920; not maker-marked; size: 3.6 x 5cm; weight: 9.2g. This is the design with the flat-sided base of the 'Menorah' (candelabra); and the upper half of it, with the branches, is also flat (normally this section is more curved) - as the weights and sizes of these badges vary, this may be a variation in the die used. Bears the Hebrew word "Kadima" ('forward') on the scroll at the base. Nice toned piece with light oxidation; some grains of dirt(?) in the incuse details on the reverse.
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a60568
First Judean Battalion cap badge, 1919-20: bell-based Menorah (Candelabra) variant of the badge also seem with straight-lined base, repaired at center but broken in two; size: 34 x
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First Judean Battalion cap badge, 1919-20: bell-based Menorah (Candelabra) variant of the badge also seem with straight-lined base, repaired at center but broken in two; size: 34 x 46mm; weight: 8.85g. The emblem is that of the World War I era Jewish Legion (Jewish Battalions), but worn as an emblem by the post-war successor, the 1st Judean battalion, drawn from former Battalion members and serving guard duties in Palestine from 1919-1921, until it was disbanded. The uniqueness of this badge is its singular Jewish motif: the 7 branched Menorah (candelabra) and Hebrew text (below the base, which reads "Kadima" - 'Forward').
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a60569
Eretz Israel/Yishuv/Israel(?) undocumented military organization emblem pin, c. 1940s; size: 3.3 x 1.55cm; weight: 3g. Design is very similar to another undocumented badge (see Lot
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Eretz Israel/Yishuv/Israel(?) undocumented military organization emblem pin, c. 1940s; size: 3.3 x 1.55cm; weight: 3g. Design is very similar to another undocumented badge (see Lot #a60585) bearing the word "Zion" in color, in the center of the Star of David, in Bezalel style writing, and possibly related to World War I Palestine-Jewish veterans' organizations as the style is very similar to the German WWI veterans' emblem. That "Zion" badge is sometimes described as a "Jewish partisans badge" (eg. WWII era) but as the design is early 20th Century, this present badge without the word "Zion" and with a simpler and less artistic design may in fact be the supposed Jewish partisans badge or a badge for post-Holocaust anti-Nazi revenge units ("nokmim") - for which no information about it is known. Rare.
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a60570
Jewish Brigade: medal hat badge of the 2nd Battalion, Jewish Brigade Group c.1944-46; not maker-marked; size: 35 x 39mm; weight: 10g. The design is based on the original worn by th
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Jewish Brigade: medal hat badge of the 2nd Battalion, Jewish Brigade Group c.1944-46; not maker-marked; size: 35 x 39mm; weight: 10g. The design is based on the original worn by the Brigade's predecessor, the "Palestine Regiment" (1943; whose design caused a mutiny to erupt among its Jewish and specifically Zionist-Revisionist members), but the regiment's version was professionally manufactured by J. Gaunt of London. The present type, of crude "field" manufacture with thin bronze slider on reverse, is of a type photo-documented worn by the Brigade's 2nd battalion. It's unclear if the battalion was entirely composed of former Regiment members or worn only by former Regiment members within that battalion. In any case the emblem is not that of the Jewish Brigade as a whole.
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a60571
WWII era Jewish Brigade Zionist flag shoulder patch - original, 1944-1946; 5.3 x 5.2mm. Although the Brigade numbered some 5000 men from Palestine, most were not issued the Brigade
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WWII era Jewish Brigade Zionist flag shoulder patch - original, 1944-1946; 5.3 x 5.2mm. Although the Brigade numbered some 5000 men from Palestine, most were not issued the Brigade's emblem of the Zionist (soon to be Israeli) flag and the "Jewish Brigade Group" shoulder flash patch. Photographs show soldiers wearing both sets of emblems on both of their sleeves, while others wore only one of the two patches on one of their sleeves. Rare to find an original piece, and frequently forged.
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a60572
Jewish Brigade: original photograph, dated 1945 (on back), of a soldier of the 1st battalion of the Jewish Brigade (far right), possibly with other Jewish/Palestinian soldiers - al
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Jewish Brigade: original photograph, dated 1945 (on back), of a soldier of the 1st battalion of the Jewish Brigade (far right), possibly with other Jewish/Palestinian soldiers - all in British Army battledress uniforms; size: 14 x 8.9cm. Of note: the Brigadesman wear drivers' goggles and his Brigade insignia is unique to the designs documented in sources like Alex Fridman and other photo-histories - his tag appears to be a single piece with printed blue-white-blue square flag with Star of David + battalion bar below, a style very similar to that of the IDF. Lacking further details about the time-period, this picture may have been taken in one of many locations - Italy, the Tarvisio border triangle with Yugoslavia and Austria, and from June 1945, in Belgium or Holland.
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a60585
Eretz Israel/Yishuv undocumented military organization emblem pin, c. 1920s-30s; 2.45g, 3.2 x 1.5cm: Star of David w/"Zion" in Bezalel style writing surmounted on crossed swords -
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Eretz Israel/Yishuv undocumented military organization emblem pin, c. 1920s-30s; 2.45g, 3.2 x 1.5cm: Star of David w/"Zion" in Bezalel style writing surmounted on crossed swords - reminiscent of WWI German veterans' medals. Probably belongs to either the "Association of Jewish Officers in Eretz Israel" (אגודת הקצינים העבריים), founded in Tel Aviv in 1935, or "Union of Jewish Combatants" (התאחדות לוחמי החזית העברים בארץ–ישראל) whose emblems used a similar motif. Other possible organizations are "Association of Veterans of the Jewish Battalions in E.I." (איגוד החיילים המשוחררים מהגדודים העבריים בארץ–ישראל) and the "E.I. Association of Jewish War Particiants" (האיגוד הארץ–ישראלי של משתתפי המלחמה היהודים). For a similar pin without "Zion" in center & possibly related to Holocaust-era Jewish partisans or "nokmim", see Lot #a60569.
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