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Historical Documents

70323
Israeli JNF Zionist Tel Hai Day poster of Joseph Trumpeldor, 1961 by Z. Berter
24070323
Zionist poster commemorating "Tel Hai Day" on the Jewish calendar date of 11th of Adar, in English, French, Spanish and Hebrew. Issued by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in Jerusalem and designed by Z. Berter, 1961. Size: 23.5cm x 33.5cm. The poster is in overall good condition, with a few small surface creases in places and 3 tiny worm holes. "Tel Hai Day" is an annual unofficial holiday commemorating the day Joseph Trumpeldor (pictured on the poster) fell (1 March 1920) defending the settlement of Tel Hai from Arab marauders. Trumpeldor earned fame in his time as the first and highest ranking Jewish officer (Captain) in the Czarist Army; distinguished himself in the Russo-Japanese War; helped found the Zion Mule Corps in 1915; and immigrated to Eretz-Israel/Palestine to further the Zionist enterprise.


Product Tags: Israeli Posters, Culture & Memorabilia and Israeliana from Israel and from 1919-1923 3rd Aliya, 20th Century, 1960s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70324
Early Israeli/covert immigration 6/1949 TRANSOCEAN AIRLINES Geneva-Lydda ticket
24370324
Early air links: 24 VI 1949 dated passenger ticket of TRANSOCEAN AIR-LINES flight TAL 950, for Geneva-Lydda leg; stamped by LYDDA TEL AVIV; lightly burned on upper right side. Transocean (1946-1960) was founded in 1946 by Orvis Nelson, staffed by newly discharged war veterans and established on a foundation of derring-do: "We fly anything, anywhere, anytime". TAL was involved in several operations involving the covert evacuation and transport of Jews to Israel (with and without the Mossad's involvement) from the 1940's-50's, as well as the transport of other non-Jewish postwar refugees.


Product Tags: Israeli, Swiss Ephemera, Culture & Memorabilia and Israeliana from Israel, Switzerland and from 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era
SOLD $40.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70348
WWI First Circular of Temporary Committee of Jews in Occupied Palestine 1918
29770348
First Circular of the Temporary Committee of the Jews in the Occupied Territories, Rosh Chodesh [start of month] Iyar 5678 (12 April 1918); 8 pages; size: 17.1 x 22.95cm; printed by Sa'adia Shoshani, Jaffo: 8-page circular discusses key issues of interest to the Jewish community - language, judiciary & unionization - almost 30 years to the day (5 Iyar) before Israel's independence. The Temporary Committee of the Jews was a forerunner of the "Temporary Committee", which established the "Assembly of Representatives" (Asefat HaNivharim; 1920), whose executive "Jewish National Council" (Vaad HaLeumi) replaced the Temporary Committee and functioned as the Yishuv's government until 1948. Pages loose.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Book/Publication, Political, Economic, Security and Israeliana from Palestine Mandate and from OETA South (Palestine), World War I, 1910s
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70356
Official Directory of Israeli Government Offices & Departments in the Kirya 1948
30970356
Directory of "[Israeli] Government Offices and their Departments in the Kirya [government-military complex in Tel Aviv]", December 1948; 14 pages. The cover is subtitled "State of Israel - Temporary Governent" and "Temporary List #3"; the handwritten notation ascribes this copy of the "Division of Industry". The directory lists members of the Temporary Government, the Prime Ministers Office, Finance Ministry, Health Ministry, Religious Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Agriculture Ministry, Ministry of Minorities, Trade, Industry and Supply Ministry; the Police and the Police Ministry; Justice Ministry; Ministry for War Victims; Immigration Ministry; Ministry of Labor and Construction; Welfare Ministry; Interior Ministry; Transport Ministry; secretariat of the Kirya and Ombudsman. The directory does not provide addresses and phone numbers but it does list the names of heads of state, ministers, department managers and clerks - and their function/job title. A rare glipse at the structure of the nascent state, still at war for independence, and an incredibly transparent document from a time when it was fashionable to criticize the authority for being opaque, secretive and bureaucratic.


Product Tags: Israeli Book/Publication, Political, Economic, Security and Israeliana from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70461
Original Holocaust artifact photograph of starved male survivor at end of WWII
29270461
First-hand Holocaust artifact: black & white photograph of starved Holocaust survivor, c.1945; presumably photographed with the liberation of one of the camps; photo (total) 9 x 6.4cm. Printed on "Ridax" (Gevaert Ridax - Belgium) development paper. Presently stored in sealed plastic pocket.


Product Tags: Belgian, Eastern European Photographs, Historical Ephemera and Judaica from Belgium, Eastern Europe and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70462
The Dreyfus Affair & anti-Semitism covered in the French press, 1898
26770462
The Dreyfus Affair in the French press: 22 January 1898 edition of "L'illustration" French illustrated news periodical featuring cover image & illustrated article on General Felix Gustave Saussier (cover image by E. A. Tilly / Auguste Tilly) with 2-page illustration of demontration in his support + illustrated article on an anti-Jewish ("Death of the Jews") demonstration; 16 pages, complete. Appears removed from a folio, so pages loose & left edge with removal marks. The edition doesn't appear to mention Capt. Alfred Dreyfus by name but captures the atmosphere of the time of his trial. General Saussier is believed connected to the Dreyfus case because he may have tried to surpress the investigation that culminated in Dreyfus' indictment, when Saussier was (1894) the vice-president of the Supreme Council of War and military governor of Paris.


Product Tags: French Book/Publication, Historical Ephemera and Judaica from France and from Dreyfus Affair, 19th Century which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70553
WWII original photograph related to Estonian 20th Waffen-SS Division, Brody 1944
28270553
World War II curiosity: German military press photograph captioned at back "Brody 16 July 1944" and issued by the 20th Waffen-Grenadier Division of the SS (the 1st Estonian Division), whose circular stamp is on the back (the FP number may be a 'feldpost', field post office number) - however, the soldiers depicted are in Wehrmacht (Army, not Waffen-SS) uniforms, and the 20th Division at this time was fighting further north, in Narva, and not in Brody. Brown-toned paper, light surficial dirt on top left area of front; otherwise mint. This item is being presented as a genuine article but its circumstances are unclear.


Product Tags: Eastern European Militaria - photos & Postcards, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Eastern Europe and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, Third Reich, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Minting/Production Error,
SOLD $75.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70554
WWII original photo related to 600th SS Parachute Battalion & Luftwaffe, 1943
27870554
World War II curiosity: German military press photograph captioned at back "Eastern Front 1943" and issued by the 600th SS Parachute Battalion (SS-Fallschirmjäger-Bataillon 600), whose circular stamp is on the back - however, the soldier seen in the BMW-marked side-car of the motorcycle sports the Luftwaffe styled eagle and Swastika patch (over his right pocket) - and the 600th Battalion was only formed in October 1944, being an obscure and little documented unit associated with Germany's commando hero (and future Mossad contract-agent), Otto Skorzeny; its predecessor, the 500th Battalion was formed a year earlier from Waffen-SS members only, and made operational only in 1944. Brown-toned paper, slightly curved; mint. This item is being presented as a genuine article but its circumstances are unclear.


Product Tags: Eastern European Militaria - photos & Postcards, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Eastern Europe and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, Third Reich, which are Unique/Discovery Piece, elite military units, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Minting/Production Error
SOLD $100.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15

Artistic Postcards

70567
German/Austro-Hungarian WWI illustrated color propaganda Step-in-Step postcard
31270567
German WWI illustrated color propaganda postcard depicting Austro-Hungarian & German soldiers marching & legend "To the Same Step and Step" (In gleichem Schritt und Tritt:), with artist's name; published by M. Munk (Vienna); used: locally posted in WURZBURG on 28-07-1916 (2nd anniversary of WWI). Light edge wear on front & bottom left corner tip; brittle edges.


Product Tags: German, Austrian Postcards, World Militaria and Militaria from Germany, Austria and from World War I, 20th Century, 1910s
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70568
German WWI illustrated color propaganda War Bonds postcard of pilot by Erler
29070568
German WWI illustrated color propaganda postcard of pilot & legend "And You? Take out War Bonds" (Und Ihr? Zeichnet Kriegsanleihe), illustrated by Prof. Fritz Erler & printed by Fritz Maison, both of Munich. Erler was a famous official military painter, and also worked under the Third Reich depicting Hitler & other officials. Unused; light toning on back.


Product Tags: German Postcards, World Militaria and Militaria from Germany and from World War I, 20th Century, 1910s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70569
German WWI illustrated color propaganda Heimat postcard by Brynolf Wennerberg
27870569
German WWI illustrated artwork propaganda postcard depicting young woman in casual blue dress waving two white hankerchiefs, titled "In der Heimat, in der Heimat..." (In the homeland - 'Heimat' has very patriotic connotations in German), by B.W. (Brynolf Wennerberg); published by Albert Langen (Munich) and printed by Hesse & Becker (Leipzig); imprinted on back as "Kriegspostkarten" (wartime postcard); unused, surface dirt on front + light spill marks on top and base. Swedish-born Wennerberg illustrated images in many different magazines, including "Simplicissimus", co-founded by Langen & the Jew Thomas Theodor Heine (Langen may also have been Jewish).


Product Tags: German Postcards, World Militaria and Militaria from Germany and from World War I, 20th Century, 1910s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70570
German WWI illustrated color propaganda Beware postcard of soldier, 1915
28870570
German WWI illustrated color propaganda postcards of German soldier & title "Beware" (Hütet Euch), by W.I. & published by B&R; hand-dated 17-11-1915 on back, otherwise unused; minor edge scuffs at base, light toning on back.


Product Tags: German Postcards, World Militaria and Militaria from Germany and from World War I, 20th Century, 1910s
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15

Historical Documents

70571
World War II era 11x David Low cartoons as clipped from period newspapers
22070571
World War II David Low cartoons: 11x cartoons clipped out from period newspapers (1939-1940) with Low's humorous depictions of events, development & personalities of WWII; Low is considered one of the most prolific of the War's political cartoonists. Though non-Jewish, Low resided in the very Jewish London neighborhood of Golders Green.


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British Ephemera, Historical Documents and Ephemera from United Kingdom and from World War II, 20th Century, 1930s, 1940s, which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15

Zeppelin & Aerial postcards

70572
German unused color picture postcard of Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 over Bregenz, 1928-29
25270572
Germany: Graf Zeppelin color illustrated picture postcard entitled "Graf Zeppelins lenkbares luftschiff über Bregenz" (Graf Zeppelin's dirigible airship over Bregenz [Austria]); as such this would be LZ 127; unattributed artist, published by TSN (Theo Stroefer, Nuremberg), circa. 1928-1929. Unused: light edge wear, particularly to corners.


Product Tags: Austrian, German Postcards, Zeppelin & Aerial postcards and Ephemera from Austria, Germany and from 20th Century, 1920s
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70573
German photo postcard of Graf Zeppelin 1st flight over Nuremberg October 1928
21670573
Germany: Graf Zeppelin photographic picture postcard on film-development glossy surface, entitled on back "Luftschiff 'Graf Zeppelin' über Nürnberg am 2. Oktober 1928" (Airship Graf Zeppelin over Nuremberg on 2 Oct. 1928); as such this would be LZ 127; photographed & bromide-printed by Albert Freytag, Nuremberg. Unused: in near-mint condition. The commemorated date may have been LZ127's first flight over the city, prior to its first transatlantic flight starting 11 Oct.; its first commercial flight ever was on 18 Sept. 1928.


Product Tags: German Postcards, Zeppelin & Aerial postcards and Ephemera from Germany and from 20th Century, 1920s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70574
German photograph of Graf Zeppelin LZ127 over hilly town Wurzberg? 1928-30
21370574
Germany: black & white photograph of Graf Zeppelin over hilly town on glossy photographic paper, c. 1928-1930 (airship LZ 127); appears cropped at top and right; marked on back by oval-ring cachet of firm "Pankrath's Drogenhaus" of Wurzberg. In near-mint condition.


Product Tags: German Photographs, Zeppelin & Aerial postcards and Ephemera from Germany and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1930s
Unsold: may be available for sale $29.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70575
German unused early aviation photo postcard of biplane over the Alps, by W. Sanke
21070575
Germany: early aviation B&W photographic picture postcard of biplane over the Alps, titled "Flugzeug über den Allgäuer Alpen von einem zweiten Flugzeug aufgenommen" (Airplane over the Allgäu Alps taken [photographed] by a second aircraft); published by Postkartenvertreib W. Sanke, Berlin; unused: near-mint on front, some age marks on back.


Product Tags: German, Allgauan Postcards, Zeppelin & Aerial postcards and Ephemera from Germany, Allgau and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1910s
Unsold: may be available for sale $39.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70576
German photo postcard of Graf Zeppelin 1st flight over Nuremberg October 1928
22270576
Germany: Graf Zeppelin photographic picture postcard of airship in the sky & handwritten title in German "Graf Zeppelin" over Nuremberg + date 2 X 28 below; without artist attribution; printer/publisher's mark (stylized L in circle) is on bottom left corner of photo. Unused: in near-mint condition; printed upside down on postcard stationary with ribbed edges. Depicted airship would be LZ 127: the commemorated date may have been LZ127's first flight over the city, prior to its first transatlantic flight starting 11 Oct.; its first commercial flight ever was on 18 Sept. 1928.


Product Tags: German Postcards, Zeppelin & Aerial postcards and Ephemera from Germany and from 20th Century, 1920s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70577
German Graf Zeppelin photo postcard with written details about its 1st flight 15-10-1928
20670577
Germany: Graf Zeppelin photographic promotional picture postcard of airship in the sky with title "LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin' in Fahrt." ("in flight"); photographed & published by 'Awuco'/A. Weber & Co., Stuttgart, serial numbered 60447; used but in near-mint condition: copious notes on the back written by Jakob Sohn, Jewish professor of mathematics & physics at Nürnberg, dated 15-10-1928 who also notes "Rosh Hodesh [bet] Cheshvan 5689" & time 23:50, and apparent mathematics/physics calculations ("10000km from Nuremberg"). As per the date this would have been during the LZ 127's maiden 1st transatlantic flight (which began 11 Oct., from Friedrichshafen & ending Lakehurst NJ on the 15th, as per postcard's date). From some legible words on this and another postcard of Sohn's (next lot), it appears he was jotting down information based on radio broadcasts ("Radio Vienna"); Sohn was not on the flight's passenger list.


Product Tags: German, America,American Postcards, Zeppelin & Aerial postcards and Ephemera from Germany, United States and from 20th Century, 1920s which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $79.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70578
German Graf Zeppelin photo postcard with written details about its 1st flight 15-10-1928
23970578
Germany: Graf Zeppelin photographic promotional picture postcard of airship above a field with many people observing, with title "LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin' in Fahrt." ("in flight"); photographed & published by 'Awuco'/A. Weber & Co., Stuttgart, serial numbered 60448; used but in near-mint condition: copious notes on the back written by Jakob Sohn, Jewish professor of mathematics & physics at Nürnberg (per providence & information from similar pc in previous lot), dated 15-10-1928 and listing times "2330" & "1120... Lakehurst", and apparent mathematics/physics calculations + reference to radio broadcasts ("Radio Vienna"). As per the date & time this would have at the hour of the flight's arrival in Lakehurst, NJ, ending LZ 127's maiden 1st transatlantic flight (which began 11 Oct., from Friedrichshafen). Sohn was not on the flight's passenger list.


Product Tags: German, America,American Postcards, Zeppelin & Aerial postcards and Ephemera from Germany, United States and from 20th Century, 1920s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $79.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70579
German photo postcard of Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 over an old Church, 1928-30
22170579
Germany(?): Graf Zeppelin photographic picture postcard on matte surface of airship over medieval period Church (possibly in Nuremburg) c. 1928-1930, without title or artist attribution; produced by LKTD & marked on back by cachet of firm "Platten und Films" of Nuremburg. Unused: in near-mint condition. Depicted airship would be LZ 127, prior to 1937.


Product Tags: German Postcards, Zeppelin & Aerial postcards and Ephemera from Germany and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1930s
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15

Historical Documents

70639
Holocaust-era Hungarian conversion document of Budpest Evangelical Church 1944
29470639
Holocaust-era Hungarian conversion document: 16 March 1944 dated "extract" of the Budpest Evangelical Church confirming the conversion of 3 family members. Although the "Second Jewish Law" of 1939 had already defined Jews by race instead of just religion, thus altering the status even of those who had formerly converted from Judaism to Christianity, here on 12 March 1944 the Germans occupied Hungary ("Operation Margarethe") and in short order the new more pro-Nazi administration would begin the process of more forcefully implementing the Holocaust in Hungary and legalizing the local extreme right-wing Arrow Cross party (from 22 March).


Product Tags: Hungarian Ephemera, Judaic, JNF and Holocaust era and Postal History from Hungary and from Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70640
3x Soviet-Polish Holocaust survivor post-WWII documents, 1946-47
31670640
Holocaust survivor in the USSR: lot 3x documents relating to the movements & whereabouts of Jewish-Polish Holocaust survivor, Berek Frydman. A) Soviet 'Letter of Reference' issued to citizen 'Fridman, B.' who works in the invalid workers' cooperative 'Molot' in the capacity of an at-home shoemaker.'; the document was issued on 1 Nov. 1946, in the Yuzhno-Kazakhstan Oblast (South Kazakhstan Region) in Turkmenistan. A subsequent document shows that Frydman was born in a Polish city occupied by the Germans (i.e. not the Soviets) in 1939; Frydman may have escaped the German advance and entered Soviet territory (after which the Soviets may have deported him eastward), or perhaps he survived a camp and was liberated by the Soviets. It may be that Frydman was liberated - that would explain his presence at an invalid's workers' cooperative. B) Polish work certificate issued by the Employment Office for the Wroclaw (formerly Breslau) district - in the city of Walbryzch, on 8 May 1947 (i.e. 2 years after the Second World War) - though stamped both by the Polish office and by the Soviet administration. It appears that Frydman was repatriated back to Poland, and he worked at an electrical firm. His presence there was confirmed 3 separate times that year by the stamps on the back of the form - until September 1947. C) Polish-issued temporary certification of identity, issued roughly a year after the reference letter (31 Dec. 1947) by the authorities in the city of Zarad (in the county of Walbrzych) - on Stalina Street #11 (note the predominance of Stalin's name in Eastern Europe at this time) - to Frydman, who is listed as being born in Pulawy. This certificate's validity expired a year later. The document is stamped by the city authorities.


Product Tags: Soviet, Polish, Turkmenistanian, South Kazakhstanian, Wroclawian Ephemera, Judaic, JNF and Holocaust era and Postal History from Soviet Union, Poland, Turkmenistan, South Kazakhstan Region, Wroclaw and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, Cold War, 1945-1949 Postwar era
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71260
6/1961 Arab Boycott of Israel 'blacklist' document from Iraqi Embassy LONDON
28871260
Arab Boycott of Israel 'blacklist' document: 2 JUN 1961 mimeographed document-form on 'Roneo Bond' watermarked paper from the Consulate General of Iraq in LONDON certifying that the ship S.S. City of Chester "is not included in the blacklist"; signed by the consul Taha Marouf & tied by a 50 Dinar consular stamp stamped by the Consulate's round illustrated cachet + dater (and also towards top of page). Taha Muhie-eldin Marouf (1929-2009) was an ethnic Kurd in Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party leadership (joining it in 1968); he served as ambassador to Italy, Malta and Albania, and served as Vice President of Iraq from 1974 until the US invasion in May 2003; Marouf was on the US's list of most-wanted Iraqis & represented in the "Most-wanted Iraqi" playing cards. The named ship was built in 1944 (scraped circa. 1971) and belonged to Ellerman Lines, a British cargo and passenger shipping company. The significance of the ship not being on the "blacklist" is that neither it not its parent company had any dealing with the State of Israel.

The blacklist is a register of global firms that engage in business with Israel, and is maintained by the Damascus-based Central Boycott Office - a specialized bureau of the Arab League, and is disseminated to Arab League members. The League is an umbrella organization comprising 22 Middle Eastern & African countries and entities, and has maintained an official boycott of Israeli companies and Israeli-made goods since the founding of Israel in 1948. Ironically, the son of the co-founder, John Ellerman, Sir John Reeves Ellerman, 2nd Baronet (1909–1973), helped Jews escape Nazi Germany and even earned the wrath of William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw" on the radio) who attacked him by name in his propaganda broadcasts, incorrectly claiming that he was of Jewish descent.


Product Tags: Iraqi, United Kingdomian,British, Israeli, Ephemera, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from Iraq, United Kingdom, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Original Postal Document, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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