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1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine (4) -
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Silver Judea Restituta clandestine Jewish immigration award by Arazi/Minerbi
Italy (Israel): "Judaea Restituta" / "And the Sons Have Returned to their Home" medal, 1946; by Jewish-Italian medallist Arrigo Minerbi; struck in silver by Stefano Johnson of Milano; size (medal): 35mm; weight: 29g. Obverse: sailboat with Hebrew legend "Ve Shavu Banim LeGvulam" (Yirmiyahu Ch.31 v.16) above & dates 5705-5706 (1945-1946) in exergue; Minerbi's initials, left + "800" silver, Johnson's on right edge. Reverse: Latin legend "Judea Restituta" (a play on Roman "Judea Capta" coins of 70+ AD) with arch of Titus & gate of Jerusalem's Old City & dates as on obverse in Roman numerals. Commissioned by Yehuda Arazi, Italy commander of "Mossad le Aliya Bet" (secret department of illegal emigration to Palestine) as token of gratitude to local civilians & officials who assisted him in enabling Jews to escape to Palestine, specifically following the "La Spezia affair" (April 1946) in which 2 illegal emigrant ships were stopped by the British, 1000+ Jews revolted, staged a hunger strike & occupied the port - and the public outcry caused the British to release the boats to Palestine. Awarded starting Passover eve, 1946; we estimate that 100-200 were issued. Rare; considered to be Israel's first official medal even as a pre-State issue.

Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Italian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Prize & Award Medals and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Palestine Mandate, Italy and from Holocaust, 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 1940s, Great Revolt / First Jewish-Roman War, 20th Century, 1945-1949 Postwar era which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates, Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
SOLD $500.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
Eretz Israeli Tel Aviv municipality 1st aid service female volunteer's hat badge
Palestine/Yishuv - Tel Aviv municipal first-aid service female volunteer's hat badge, circa. 1930s-40s; not maker-marked; size: 22.5 x 28.5mm; weight: 3.15g: red Star of David emiting rays (akin to the municipality's emblem), with Hebrew abbreviation "M.T.A." ('Municipality of Tel Aviv') & legend around "To Help the Wounded & Sick" & "[Female] Volunteer" in center. While 'Magen David Adom' ('Red Star of David', equivalent to Red Cross) is today Israel's official first-aid service, prior to it becoming that in 1950, it was a purely voluntary organization; until the institution of official national services (1948), cities like Tel Aviv organized their own municipal police and medical services.

Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Pins, Health & Welfare and Israeliana from Palestine Mandate and from 20th Century, 1930s, 1940s, 1929-1939 5th Aliya, 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 1947-49 Israel War of Independence
SOLD $75.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
Eretz Israeli Zionist underground IZL Irgun-Etzel member's pin, c. 1940s
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,
SOLD $75.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
Hebrew Revolt/Independence War era Irgun/Etzel military Parade training manual
Hebrew Revolt/War of Independence era Irgun/Etzel military training manual "Parade Drill Exercises", circa. 1946-48; 36 pages + thick paper cover, stapled together. Three page table of content; 14 chapters, most with sub-sections. Mimeographed pages with simple, basic illustrations; in the anonymous/unattributed style of the Etzel's training manuals. This one is not dedicated to one of its fallen (using his alias) on the inside page.

Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Militaria - publications, Israel 1948, Haganah & Zionist Underground and Militaria from Israel, Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era,
SOLD $120.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
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