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Auction No. 15 - 04.09.2017

 

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LOT: 101

A 500 mil Anglo-Palestine Bank 1948

A 500 mil Anglo-Palestine Bank 1948. with the serial number B116286. F condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 102

A 1912 British gold sovereign coin.

British Gold Coin George V, 1912. Gold 916. Diameter: 22.05 mm. 7.98 grams. Good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $100
LOT: 103

Three Megillot on Parchment. Europe, 19th Century. Rare

The books of Ruth, Kohelet and Shir HaShirim, written on one parchment. In pleasant Ashkenazi writing. In synagogues which follow the Vilna Gaon’s rulings, the cantor reads the megillot on the three pilgrim festivals with a blessing from a kosher scroll. Height of parchment: 26 cm. 3 sheets. 15 columns. 42 lines. Two tiny holes in the first column. A stain at the bottom part of the first column of the book of Kohelet. Overall condition: Good.
Starting at $1200
LOT: 104

Book of Eicha on Parchment. Europe, Late 19th Century

Book of Eicha – for a cantor. In scribal handwriting on parchment. In Ashkenazi writing, writing in its entirety in pleasant handwriting on one sheet. In synagogues which follow the Vilna Gaon’s rulings, the cantor reads the megillah from a kosher scroll. Parchment height: 54 cm. One sheet, five columns. Blemishes to parchment. Several corrections. Overall condition: Fair.
Starting at $350
LOT: 105

Book of Esther with Emphases of Holy Names.Europe, 19th Century, Extremely Rare

Scribal handwriting on parchment. In a large format, used by Rebbes and cantors. The Megillah beforeus is unique as the hints to Gods name which appear in the Megillah are emphasized. God’s explicit name does not appear in the Megillah, but is hinted to in several places, in the first and last letters of words. It is explained in the writings of the Ari that one should have special kavanot when they hear these names. For example, the first letters of the words of the verse “The King and Haman will come today” form the explicit name of God. The great Rebbes would read these verses in a special tune when reading the Megillah. In the Megillah before us, the letters of God’s name in each such combination of letters are in large script, to help the one reading to have the correct kavanot. Parchment height: 40cm. 4 sheets. 13 columns. Kosher megillah. Several corrections. Overall condition: Fair-Good.
Starting at $500
LOT: 106

Book of Esther, Ink on Parchment, With Artistic Serifs, Central Europe, Circa 19th Century

Book of Esther, ink on parchment in Ari script, pleasant writing with artistic serifs, Central Europe circa 19th century., rolled up on a wooden stick, in a metal container. 9 columns, 41 lines per column. Parchment height: 50 cm. Stains, faded ink, primarily in the first section, the case has several dents and is missing the top section. Good overall condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $120
LOT: 107

Large Book of Esther, Ink on Parchment, Rolled Up on an Etz Chaim (Handle), 19th Century

The Book of Esther in a large format for synagogues, ink on parchment, pleasant handwriting, unique serifs, with decorations at the top of the columns from a later period. Rolled up on a etz chaim, 19th century. 42 lines, 10 columns. Parchment height: 57 cm. Handle height: 82 cm. Stains, good overall condition.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $350
LOT: 108

Book of Esther, Ink on Parchment, Rolled Up on an Etz Chaim (Handle), 19th Century

The Book of Esther, ink on parchment, pleasant handwriting, unique serifs. Rolled up on a etz chai, 19thcentury. 37 lines, 12 columns. Parchment height: 26.5 cm. Handle height: 44 cm. A crack along the top part of the handle and a very slight break at the edge of the top handle. Good overall condition.
Item sold at $250 Starting at $250
LOT: 109

Book of Esther, Ink on Parchment, With a Wooden Case, 19th Century

The Book of Esther, ink on parchment, pleasant handwriting, with a wooden case, 19thcentury. 30 lines, 11 columns. Parchment height: 22.5 cm. Case height: 30 cm. Slight break in the top part of the case, good overall condition.
Item sold at $250 Starting at $250
LOT: 110

A Collection of Two Printed Megillot on Paper

1. Book of Esther printed on paper with illustrations by Otto Geismar, published by Levenstein, Tel Aviv, 1936. Size of paper is 20 cm. 2. Book of Esther printed on paper with illustrations published by Avraham Meir Ziswein, Satmar. Paper size: 11 cm. Sizes and conditions vary, good overall condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 111

A Collection of Two Books of Esther Handwritten on Parchment

1. Megillat Esther HaMelech written by hand on parchment. 20th century. 19 lines. Parchment size: 20 cm size of writing: 14 cm. Overall good condition. 2. Book of Esther written by hand on parchment according to the Kabbalah, with the letters which comprise God’s name emphasized throughout the Megillah. 19th century. 28 lines. Parchment size: 31 cm, size of writing: 27 cm. The megillah is faded. Fair overall condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $100
LOT: 112

Handwritten Book of Esther on Parchment. 20th Century

The Book of Esther written by hand on parchment. 21 lines. Without a case. Parchment size: 23 cm. Writing size: 16 cm. Good overall condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $100
LOT: 113

Book of Esther with an Etz Chaim (Handle). Ink on Red Gevil. 18th Century

Scribal handwriting, ink, on four sheets of red-dark brown gevil. Sephardi handwriting. 22 lines. Parchment size: 24 cm. Several words are smudged. Professional correction in the first column. Most of the Megillah’s columns are in excellent condition, original handle from carved wood. 50 cm. And a leather tie. General condition: Good.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 114

Book of Esther, Handwritten on Gevil Parchment. 18th Century

The Book of Esther written by hand on parchment in Sephardi handwriting. 24 lines. Parchment height: 28 cm. The division into sections is according to Maimonides’s approach with changes of wording according to the Yemenite custom. In recent generations, many Ashkenazim read the words “lharog” twice, adding a ‘vav’ on the second time and do the same with “Bifneihem” and then “Lifneihem”. The reason for this repetitive reading is that it is unclear what the accurate wording is. The source for the wording of “Bifneihem” is the Mikraot Gedolot, Venice edition (1524-1526) which was proofread by Yaakov son of Chaim son of Yitzchak son of Adoniyahu. In the Megillah before us the wording is “Laharog” without the vav and “Lifneihem” according to the Yemenite liturgy. It seems that the scribe immigrated to Israel from Yemen in the first wave of immigration and was influenced by the Sephardi writing in Israel. Blemishes, tears. Fair condition.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $200
LOT: 115

Tehillim with the Commentary ‘Tefillah L’Moshe’ by Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum. Budapest 1941. With a dedication from a Jew to a fellow inmate in the camp in the middle of the Holocaust.

Tehillim with the commentary ‘Tefillah L’Moshe’ by the author of the ‘Yismach Moshe’, Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum. Budapest, 1941. On the binding leaf is a dedication from a Jew to a fellow inmate in the ??? camp in the midst of the Holocaust.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $100
LOT: 116

Tractate Baba Metzia Translated in a Hiding Place During the Holocaust. With a Dedication from the Publisher

In addition to the publisher’ s dedication, the author added the story of this edition in his own handwriting: “This tractate…was translated and vowelized during the Holocaust, in the Second World War, under the rule… of the Nazis in 1943, in Brussels. And it was published by the undersigned in 1961”. The Germans invaded Belgium in May 1940 and immediately began their pursuit of the Jewish population. In the spring of 1942 the “Final Solution” began to be felt in the country and many people fled from their homes and began to search for hiding places. Among them were Rabbi Shmuel Hibner and his wife. At that time, when Hibner was beginning to despair, he was informed that Natanel Lefkowitz wanted to meet with him. Natanel Lefkowitz was one of the richest Jews in Belgium, who managed to save a significant portion of his wealth after the German invasion. He was a great lover of the Talmud, and for many years he had been planning to translate the Talmud into Yiddish. Even now, during the terrible days of inhalation, while working to rescue Jews, he can’t stop thinking about his plan. Lefkowitz searched for a person among those in hiding with the knowledge needed to translate the Talmud, and heard about Hibner, a great Torah scholar who wrote and spoke fluent Yiddish and was also familiar with the rules of grammar. He was the person to carry out the translation. Lefkowitz made the following proposal: he will support Hibner and his wife, and provide them with paper. Hibner accepts the offer. They decide to begin by translating tractate Brachot, the first tractate of the Talmud and also the only tractate Hibner has with him in his hiding place. Every Sunday, the day when the Nazis got drunk and there was less fear of searches, Hibner met with Lefkowitz, to give him a progress report about the work. After finishing the translation of all of tractate Brachot, they decided to begin to translate tractate Baba Metziah, and he carried on with his work diligently. Lefkowitz faithfully upheld his side of the deal, and he supported Hibner and his wife generously. In September 1944, Belgium was liberated by the Allied forces. Hibner left his hiding place, along with the translations of tractates Brachot, Baba Metziah and part of Baba Kama. Lefkowitz returned to his extensive business concerns. He took an active role in the rebuilding of the congregation and was the head of the Zionist organizations in the country – yet never forgot about the translation project. 36 cm. Binding is partially detached. Overall condition: very good.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 117

Masechet Nedarim, printed by the Va’ad Hatzalah. 1946. First edition.

Printed after the Second World War by the Va’ad Hatzalah in America. Special printing, Kedushin and Nedarin were the only masechtot brought to the printer, the publishers write that “we found in our hands only these two in one volume, almost like new, and we decided to copy them and printed them and hand them out to the survivors in exile.” Illustrated cover page with pictures from the concentration camps. stains, and damage from moths.
Starting at $200
LOT: 118

A Collection of 6 Tractates. Munich, 1949

A collection of 6 tractates of the Babylonian Talmud, Pesachim, Ketubot, Kiddushin, Baba Kama, Nida, Avodah Zara and Chulin. Published by the Va’ad Hatzalah of the Rabbinical Union of Germany after the Second World War, Munich 1949. Each volume has two title pages, the first title page is yellow with pictures from the camps and the words “Labor Camp in Germany During the Time of the Nazis”. “I was almost destroyed in the land and I did not leave your commandments”. Original bindings. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120
LOT: 119

A Booklet on the Topic of the Majdanek Concentration and Death Camp. Moscow, 1944

A booklet on the topic of the Majdanek concentration and death camp, “Lubliner Farnichtonges – Lager Majdanek”. Published by “Der Ames”. Yiddish. With several photographs, Moscow, 1944. 95 [1] pages, 14 cm. Binding cover. Slight blemishes on the cover, water stains, good overall condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 120

A large and numbered bronze medal with the portrait of Oskar Schindler, "Righteous Among the Nations."

A large and numbered bronze medal with the portrait of Oskar Schindler, "Righteous Among the Nations." Casting work in the design of a somudic mrika (Holocaust survivor herself) - produced by the Government Coins Company in cooperation with the Magnes Museum. Reverse The medal is inspired by the story of the Exodus from Egypt, the saving of the Children of Israel, and as an example for the rescue of 1,200 Jews. Schindler's List. Signed MS and number 325/999 is placed in a matching wooden house. Diameter: 104 mm Weight: 530 grams Very good condition. Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), a German industrialist who was saved by the Nazis during the Second World War, during which about 1,200 Jews were killed by the Nazis, while in Schindler's factories the Jews were protected. The Nazis remained outside the boundaries of the factory and were not permitted to enter except with special permission from Schindler himself. In addition, the Jews received food and warm clothing that allowed them to survive. In addition, all "Schindler's Jews" had documents indicating that they were fit for work in terms of age and physical condition. Schindler's Jews, 1,200 men, women and children, remained Schindler's employees until the end of the war, and thus were saved. The survivor and his personal aide during the war Yitzhak Stern said of Schindler during his visit to Israel in 1962: "There are three expressions in Hebrew: three people: human, human, and other." Schindler became known as one of the greatest Righteous Among the Nations in the famous film " Steven Spielberg "Schindler's List".
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 121

A bronze saucer. Three Hasidic Jews sit and talk on a bench. Inscription: "Nech Gross Vardin" Romania ca. 1900.

A bronze saucer. Three Hasidic Jews sit and talk on a bench. With the inscription "NACH GROSS WARDEIN" Dimensions: 16x13 cm, Romania, ca. 1900. Good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 122

An apparently antisemitic walking stick, with brass head, Europe. the 20th century.

An apparently antisemitic walking stick with a brass head in the shape of a man with a skullcap, probably Europe 20th century.   Handle size: 8 cm Length: 75 cm. Good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 123

An apparently anti-Semitic walking stick with a pull handle for the cane. the 20th century.

An apparently anti-Semitic walking stick with a removable metal handle. The length of the handle includes the cane: 22 cm, the length of the stick is 84 cm. Europe 20th century. Good condition.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $120
LOT: 124

Bobbie and Zeidie. Woodcarving. Europe, Early 20th Century

A pair of Jewish figurines “Bobbie and Zeidie” (Grandma and Grandpa), a woodcarving done by an artist. Illegible stamps on the base. Apparently made in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. Height: 12.5 cm. Very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 125

Woolen Skullcap Decorated with Silver Threads. Jerusalem. Early 20th Century

A woolen skullcap decorated with silver threads in the form of vegetation and flowers. Most likely from Jerusalem in the early 20th century. Stains and slight wear, good overall condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100