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Welcome to the history shop! I've been collecting coins and other assorted antiques for over 35 years. My ambition has always been to work in history - to study historical events, preserve their memory by specializing in their artifacts, and promote interest in and awareness of history. To these ends I opened this online shop.

My specific areas of interest are Israel, Europe and wartime periods from the 19th Century to the present day - since the age of the photograph; I also enjoy economic-history, old technological objects, architecture and literature. As a history enthusiast and collector myself, I deal with many areas of interest to me with an especial emphasis on researching materials in order to give them (or return to them) their names and identities. Everything is interesting if you look at it closely enough - if you pay a little attention to it.

One of my goals in opening this shop is also to promote Israeli memorabilia to the collecting and researching community. Few online dealers carry Israeli/Jewish memorabilia, and the area is little-promoted on the internet. While many collectors and dealers, like myself, delve into history and heritage of other countries, there is a whole world of worthwhile historical and collectable memorabilia in Jewish-Israeli history, and I hope to promote further interest in this field here as well.

In visiting the various corners of the site you will find traces of my personal interests: as such, when you have dealings with my shop you will encounter not just a simple dealer of artifacts but a keen and enthusiastic hobbyist as well. I hope my interests in history will kindle yours, and I look forward to making your acquaintance.

Best Regards,
Alex

Israeli & Jewish Militaria

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Israeli pioneering memorabilia: Israeli-made light green shorts made by "ATA"(possibly 1953), with British army styled brown plastic buttons - 3 concealed as a button-down fly and a two-button front...

Sales price: $30.00
Item code: 0110035

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"Signal" - the German wartime propaganda magazine, French edition 9, 1st issue for May 1941. Issued toward's Germany's zenith in World War II, this issue features a cover shot of two airmen and...

Sales price: $12.00
Item code: 0010088

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"Signal" - the German wartime propaganda magazine, French edition 6, (April-May) 1944. Reflecting Germany's changed fortunes in the Second World War, the magazine cover features the nurses of the Red...

Sales price: $12.00
Item code: 0010089

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Belgian Army mark II (mkII) helmet shell, circa. 1949-51, in khaki color. The helmet is not maker-marked, bears the Belgian tricolors on one side, and though missing the liner, it has the Belgian...

Sales price: $40.00
Item code: 0120010

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'Belgium: The Official Account of What Happened, 1939-1940', published by the Belgian Ministry [in exile] for Foreign Affairs in London, July 1941. Released around the time of Germany's invasion of...

Sales price: $15.00
Item code: 0010182

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Great Britain 'Daily Mail' War Atlas observing the opening months of the Second World War, undated (circa Feb. - March 1940). A hardcover 32-page color atlas detailing all continents with present and...

Sales price: $25.00
Item code: 0010179

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Great Britain civil defense book: "Home Guard for Victory!", by Hugh Slater;published by Victor Gollantz, London, 1941, 5th impression; 120 pages. Part of the 'Victory Books' series (this one is #...

Sales price: $20.00
Item code: 0010188

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"Norge i Fest" - 'Norway Celebrates': a pictoral commemorative book celebrating Norway's liberation from German occupation at the end of World War II. Many pages of interesting photographs depicting...

Sales price: $25.00
Item code: 0010178

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"Norway Revolts Against the Nazis", book by Jacob Worm-Muller; published by Lindsay Drummond, London, 1941. First edition. Part of the "Europe Under the Nazis" series of publications, the book...

Sales price: $12.00
Item code: 0010189

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'The Military Strength of the Powers', by Max Werner (translated by Edward Fitzgerald); Victor Gollancz, London, 1939. First edition; Left Book Club edition. A fascinating view of the supposed...

Sales price: $12.00
Item code: 0010183

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Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) tunic, 1987. A 5 front-button light-weight dark green tunic with 4 scalloped pockets and shoulder straps, and collar fastener. Buttons are metal, maker-marked...

Sales price: $50.00
Item code: 0120026

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Chinese political commissar tunic, 1982. A 5 front-button olive green tunic with 4 pockets, of which the top two are scalloped with concealed buttons; bottom pockets are fastened on the inside to the...

Sales price: $75.00
Item code: 0120027

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Rare khaki first version of the Israeli Army 'Hitelmacher' hat with leather chin-cord, circa. 1948-1951. Of the two major varieties produced, this is the earlier, American-made issue in khaki denim,...

Sales price: $600.00
Item code: 0133868

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Carmeli brigade conference medal, signed: special medal issued [to Eliyahu Brigel] to commemorate an assembly of veterans celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Carmeli Brigade's operations Haifa...

Sales price: $50.00
Item code: 0120070

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Israel Air Force ("Kheil Ha'Avir") hat badge, 1960's: with screwback reverse (possibly replaced from the original) though screw itself is missing. Received from consignor whose father was in the IAF...

Sales price: $12.00
Item code: 0120060

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Israeli army (IDF) tunic and pants set: 1961-62 issue dark-green British-styled battledress uniform, usually used as winter or ceremonial wear in the IDF. In excellent condition, the set features a 4...

Sales price: $100.00
Item code: 0010210

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'Etzel' training manual: "Drill Exercises", a rudimentary, type-written booklet of drills and exercises for instilling discipline into soldiers; anonymous and undated (circa. 1946-48 - during the...

Sales price: $75.00
Item code: 0110008

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