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22.11.2018 - Auction 21

Auction no. 21

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LOT: 051

Album of historic photos of rabbis and personages from Israel’s 10th anniversary ceremony and the repetition of the Declaration that took place at Dizengoff House in Tel Aviv

From April 25, 1958.Includes many pictures of rabbis and personages, including Rav Yitzhak Nissim, Chief Rabbi Herzog, Prime Minister Ben Gurion, President Ben Zvi, Golda Meir, and more. Total of 36 pictures. Good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 052

Large collection of Jewish postcards, 20th century

More than 400 postcards, colorful and black-white. From various printings and locations (mainly Israel and the US). Most have a Jewish orientation, with photos and illustrations of cities and landscapes in Israel, shana tova greetings, pictures of Jews from various countries, Jewish personages, and more. 20th century. Some written on and stamped and signed. Well-preserved. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $140 Starting at $100
LOT: 053

Collection of 150 photos of Admors

From the last generation, mostly black and white photos. Rare photos, mainly of the Beit Yisrael of Gur, the Admor of Belz. But also other rabbis (Lalov, Mechnovka, Sanz, Rav Shach, and more). Two albums. Different sizes and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $100
LOT: 054

Collection of Jewish postcards—Israel and the US, beginning of the 20th century

Around 53 postcards, colorful and black-white. Various publishers, with pictures and illustrations of synagogues, Jewish places (ghettos), buildings, and more. From the beginning of the 20th century. Each in a plastic case. Different sizes and conditions, average of 13x9cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $180
LOT: 055

Lot of 7 large and rare Jewish photographs

Pretty pictures of people and places taken by professional photographers—some with the name of the photographer. Most are accompanied by explanations, in front of or behind. Among them is a wonderful photograph of the old Torah thinker at Kibbutz Ein Shemer (Hashomer Hatzair propaganda); a Jewish hero blessing Birkat HaGomel; an old age home in Jerusalem; and more. Different sizes and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $200
LOT: 056

Photo album, Belgian Jewry, 1929

Hand-made album, 46 pictures in black-white, youth on vacation, on the background of Belgian sites. At Blankenberghe HaGadol (Belgian resort town), August 1929. 20cm. 23 pages. Good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $180
LOT: 057

Collection of photos—personages and events in Jerusalem, 20th century

Around 55 pictures in black and white, political and state figures at various events in Jerusalem, among them pictures from the demonstration opposite the walls of the Old City against Kosygin and Brezhnev following the blood libel in Russia. Events of the Histadrut and more. Various sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 058

Picture of Rav Goren and Shimon Peres with their signatures, 1976

Nice picture in black and white of the two passing the casket of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, with flowers placed on it by the Government of Israel, with the President, and more. Under the photo are their handwritten signatures, Shimon Peres in Hebrew and Rav Goren in English. 18x13cm, good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 059

Lot, 8 postcards of Binyamin Zeev Herzl. Various countries, beginning of the 20th century

1. The famous photograph of Herzl on the balcony of the Three Kings Hotel in Basel, with an inscription in German. Berlin. 2. Lithograph printing, black-white, profile portrait. By the JNF—50 years since his death. Israel, 1954. 3. Large postcard, portrait with inscription in German. Austrian stamp. 4. Illustration of Herzl with his book, behind him the Jewish people leaving exile, before him an angel. Germany. 5. Undivided postcard, published before 1905, with the motto of Herzl in German “Stark und aufrencht solt ihr sein” (you must stand strong and straight). 6. Unknown illustration of Herzl, inscription in Yiddish, Warsaw 7. Simple illustration of Herzl, Goldberg Prize, Jerusalem. 8. Picture of Herzl leaning on a chair, sent by post in 1924. Vienna. Various sizes and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $180
LOT: 060

Interesting collection—Jewish theatre, 1930s-60s

Around 46 rare pictures in black and white of famous artists and actors, and scenes from famous theatrical performances like the “Dybbuk” and more. On the back of each is a detailed explanation handwritten in Yiddish. Europe, 20th century. Each of the pictures is in a plastic sleeve. Various sizes and conditions, generally good.
Starting at $250
LOT: 061

Governmental Medallion, 999 silver, in memory of those killed in Israel’s wars

In memory of those who fell defending Israel, made of pure silver, stamped 999. Verse on the front from Samuel 2, the symbol of Israel, and the 999 stamp. On the back are the flag of Israel at half mast and an inscription. Given in a matching plastic case and a packaging covered in blue velvet, with original documentation in gold ink. Israel, 2003. | 38mm. Knock to the box. Coin in excellent condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 062

Silver breastplate for a Sefer Torah. Israel, 20th century

Keter Torah at the top. Center has lions holding the Tablets. Decorated with relief work and engravings of floral patterns. Dedication in memory of Marat Esther Rabinowitz bat Rav Nehemiya, died 21st of Elul 1961. Window for zmanim. 31x26cm. Total weight: 475g.
Starting at $400
LOT: 063

Large Silver breastplate for a Sefer Torah, handsome. Russia, beginning of the 20th century. Stamped

Done by an artist, decorated with cutting work, engraving and relief, done professionally, with floral patterns at the top. Bouquets of flowers on both sides. Large silver crown that is screwed in. Lions holding tablets (brass that is connected by screws), and a window for zmanim. Lower portion has chains with 3 smaller plates. 36x31cm, stamped 84. 970g. Generally good condition.
Starting at $1500
LOT: 064

Handsome breastplate for a sefer torah, silver. Vienna, end of the 19th century. Stamped

Done by an artist, decorated with cutting work, engravings and relief, professionally done, with the kohanic hands at the top. Crown, lions holding tablets, window for zmanim. Stamps of places. Size: 38x32cm. Weight: 633g. Missing the bells and chain. Generally good condition.
Starting at $1500
LOT: 065

Crown for a sefer torah, silver. Galicia style. Beginning of the 20th century

Decorated with cutting, hammer, and engraving work. Leaves and floral pattern attached to the base with screws. At the top is a ball with a bird on top. Weight: 427g. Height: 26cm. Crown is bent a bit. Generally good condition.
Starting at $1200
LOT: 066

Large, beautiful silver crown for a sefer torah, USA, Ukrainian style. Beginning of the 20th century

With gilding, hammer work with casting, cutting. Bird on top, with crowns, floral decorations. Probably done by Ukrainian smiths who moved to the US at the beginning of the 20th century and continued their work as in their home country. Stamped 84 – 1882. Height: 50cm. Around the crown on the inside are additional metals for strengthening. Diameter: 28cm. Total weight: 2805g. Defects.
Item sold at $3000 Starting at $3000
LOT: 067

Silver crown for a sefer torah, with filigree work. Israel, 20th century

2 levels of crowns that are connected to one another. At the top of the smaller one is a Star of David, at the bottom is a plate with a dedication. Height: 40cm. Diameter: 25cm. Weight: 1185g. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $800
LOT: 068

Crown for a sefer torah. Copper, Poland. End of the 19th century

Cutting, hammer work, relief. At the top of the crown is a smaller one. Five birds are flying out from the larger crown. At the base are wonderful decorations of plants and flowers. Diameter of the hole: 15cm. Width: 22cm. Height: 29cm. Missing the bells. Good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 069

Crown for a sefer torah. Copper, Poland. End of the 19th century

Cutting, hammer work, relief. At the top of the crown is a smaller one. Five birds are flying out from the larger crown. At the base are wonderful decorations of plants and flowers. Diameter of the hole: 15cm. Width: 24cm. Height: 39cm. Missing the bells. Good condition.
Starting at $800
LOT: 070

Pair of finials for a sefer torah. Copper. Poland, end of the 19th century/beginning of the 20th

Plated with silver, decorated with engraving work, reliefs, and cutting. Top have a smaller crown with a bird on top. Bodies decorated with plants and flowers. Names of the donors in Polish on the bottom. Height: 30cm. Light defects, generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 071

Pair of silver finials. Afghanistan, 20th century

With verses and Tablets printed and framed in glass. Each has 8 bells. Height: 25.5cm. Width: 11cm. Total weight including the glass: 567g. Crack to one of the glasses. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $1200 Starting at $600
LOT: 072

Pair of miniatures silver finials. Galicia style, stamped

Crown on top with cutting work, bells inside. Probably Ukraine or Galicia. Height: 15cm, diameter of the base 6cm. Stamped 12 – LO. Weight: 234g. Generally good condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 073

Brass pair of finials. North Africa, 20th century

Casting and cutting work, North Africa. Height: 25cm. Weight: 484g. There are a number of holes, probably done originally, on one of the legs. Generally good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 074

Pair of metal finials for a sefer torah. Greece, 1959

Hammer, relief, and cutting work. Dedication on each of them. Height: 31cm. Light defects. Generally good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 075

Pair of finials made of silver, plated in gold. Yemen, end of the 19th century

Decorated with filigree work. Height: 26.5cm. Diameter: 5cm. Weight: 382g. Probably Yemen. Knocks on both. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500