Palestine/Yishuv: Irgun-Etzel member's pin, circa. 1940s; not maker-marked (emblem designed by Lili (Ayala) Strassman-Lubinsky, 1938); size: 18 x 20mm; weight: 2.15g. The pin depicts the organization's emblem of an outstretched arm holding a rifle against a map of 'Greater Israel', set against a design of the crenelated battlements of the Old City of Jerusalem, with leaf spray at base and the Etzel's motto "Only Thus" (Hebrew 'Rak Kach') in exergue. Scalloped back with safety-pin attached. Nicely manufactured.
Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Israeli Militaria - metal militaria, Israel 1948, Haganah & Zionist Underground and Militaria from Palestine Mandate, Israel and from 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era,