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Auction No. 8 - 18.01.2016

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LOT: 501

Letter from the Rebbe of Chabad, the Admor of Lubavitch. With additional writing of the Rebbe.

Brooklyn 1961, on official letterhead, at the end is his signature, between the lines he added 5 words by hand, letter is damaged, missing in part, signature is complete.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $130
LOT: 502

Letter from the Rebbe of Chabad, the Admor of Lubavitch, new year’s blessings

Brooklyn 1963, he adds to words by hand in his own handwriting. Letter damaged and partially missing, the signature is complete.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $120
LOT: 503

Letter from the Chabad Rebbe, HaRav Menahem Mendel Schneerson. Brooklyn 1962.

Letter from the Admor HaRav Menahem Mendel Schneerson, new Year’s greetings. Excellent condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $300
LOT: 504

Letter from the Rebbe of Chabad, the Admor of Lubavitch, and a letter from his secretary. Important and interesting content.

Letter signed by the Chabad Rebbe, from 1985, in which he writes to a girl who reached age 12 that “Hashem blessed your success in your studies and your behavior and you will grow up to be worthy of the name of a bat Chabad, and you will influence your friends in the same, you will be an example for Beit Yisrael, which will be educated in the ways of Chassidut.” Truly an important and nice letter. Additional letter from his secretary, from 1985.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $400
LOT: 505

15 letters from the secretary of the Chabad Rebbe, some signed in the Rebbe’s name by the secretary

15 letters, typewritten, on official letterhead, of the Rebbe, signed by his secretary, HaRav Shalom Menahem Mendel Simpson. Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $300
LOT: 506

2 original pictures of the Chabad Rebbe. With a very interesting picture.

The rabbi in his youth at the start of his appointment as the Admor, sitting around a table at a simchah, also appearing is the widow of the Reetz. Very rare photo. An additional photo of the Rebbe while singing. Different sizes, generally good condition, defect in the margins of the photo.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $100
LOT: 507

5 rabbinical pictures.

1. Maran HaChafetz Haim from Europe. Torn and taped. 2. Old printing of the Admor HaZaken, 3. 2 original photos of a gathering with the Rebbe. 4. Picture of the Rav Michael (HaKatan) Michalshvili.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 508

Large set of posters and paper—Chabad

Different periods, stencil and booklets of Chabad. Dozens of paper items, different sizes and conditions, most in good condition. Material not checked.
Starting at $120
LOT: 509

Artist not identified, image of the Imrei Emet of Gur. Oil on canvas. Signed.

Artist not identified, image of the Imrei Emet of Gur. Oil on canvas. Signed. Time and place unknown. Size: 28x38cm
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 510

Oil painting on canvas, signed. Done by the “Holy Artist,” the Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Lon Petilon

A vase with flowers. Signed “Petilon.” The Kabbalist Rav Yehuda Leon Petilon (died Cheshvan 1985 was known as a master, versed in the soul and reincarnation. He earned money as an artist and received the appellation “The Holy Artist.” He was a part of the group of Kabbalists who studied mysticism and who were nicknamed according to their profession—the Sandaler, Rabbi Moshe Yaakov Revikov, the Halban, Rabbi Chaim Ezra Cohen; HaRatzaf, Rabbi Avraham Fish, and HaMenakeh HaRehovot, Rabbi Yosef Waltuch. Picture not framed, size 35x45cm.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $500
LOT: 511

Yitzhak Frankel Frenel (1899-1981), mixed technique on paper. Signed.

Yitzhak Frankel Frenel (1899-1981), mixed technique on paper. Signed. A picture of a Jewish rabbi with the Sefer Torah. Given in a frame, 26x34cm.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120
LOT: 512

Ed Adler (1917-1984), oil on canvas. Picture of Jews. Signed.

Ed Adler (1917-1984), oil on canvas. Picture of Jews. Signed. Jews sitting on a bench, one reads a newspaper to the other. Size 29x40cm.
Starting at $180
LOT: 513

Tapestry embroidered with Rachel Imenu, seemingly from Palestine. Start of the 20th century.

On two corners are the tablets of the Ten Commandments; figure of a woman, in the center there are two Stars of David with the word Zion written inside. At the bottom is the writing “Rachel Imenu,” and on the side is “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning.” Size 45x48cm. Seems to be from Palestine. Start of the 20th century.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $150
LOT: 514

Esther Carp (1897-1970), oil painting on canvas. Signed. Nice wooden frame.

Esther Carp (1897-1970), oil painting on canvas. Signed. Nice wooden frame. Portrait by Esther Carp in a valuable frame. Size 30x39cm.
Starting at $350
LOT: 515

Oil on canvas, artist unknown. A Jewish rabbi during Havdalah. Signed.

Oil on canvas, artist unknown. A Jewish rabbi during Havdalah. Signed. Time and place of the painting are unknown as well. Size: 51x61cm.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $180
LOT: 516

Oil painting on wood, artist unknown. Signed.

Jews studying Torah. Given in a carved wooden frame. Size: 32x46cm.
Starting at $120
LOT: 517

Artist unknown, oil painting on canvas. Jews on the run. Signed.

Artist unknown, oil painting on canvas. Jews on the run. Signed. Light defects. Framed and signed. Size: 24x29cm.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $200
LOT: 518

Oil on canvas, Moses and the tablets. Artist unknown. Signed and dated.

Oil on canvas, Moses and the tablets. Artist unknown. Signed and dated. From 1984. Given in a frame. Size: 53x77cm.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 519

Lot, a booklet of figures with corrections by Hanoch Levin and 5 drawn sketches of costumes by Buki Shiff. Signed.

For the play “Orzei HaMizvadot” (the baggage packers) with corrections, notes, and directives by the playwright Hanoch Levin. 5 framed sketches with cutouts of fabric examples for costumes for the play “HaNevi’im” (the Prophets) by the designer Buki Shiff. Size of the drawings: 33x24cm. Signed and dated 1983. Hanoch Levin (1943-1999) was one of the greatest artists in Israel. A playwright and theater director, poet and Israeli author. Buki Shiff was a costume designer for the HaBima, Cameri, Beit Lisin, Orna Porat, Haifa, Tzafta, and Beer Sheva theatres, as well as the New Israeli Opera. She worked with Chanan Shanir, Hanoch Levin, Micha Levinson, Ilan Ronen, Ori Paster, Nissim Aloni, and Yisrael Gurion.
Item sold at $900 Starting at $250
LOT: 520

Meir Gur Aryeh (1891-1951), an original silhouette. Color on canvas, “tefillat haderech,” 1925 approximately.

A unique and historical item, original work by Meir Gur Aryeh. The famous silhouetted figure of the Old Yemenite riding on a donkey during his journeys, while praying the Tefillat HaDerech from an open book as he passes an ornamental tree. It was first publicized in June 1922, on the cover of the 8th volume of the Jerusalem journal “HaHayim.” Ever since, it has been a popular image in Israeli culture, and has been put on stamps and printed on wood, ceramic, and more. Gur Aryeh was born Meir Gorodsky at the end of 1891 in Bobrusk (White Russia). He studied there art from 1907-1909. In 1913 he moved to Israel with his family, and he continued his studied there at Betzalel. Between 1918-1921 he was a teacher at Betzalel. This is the original silhouette, done in black and white on canvas. It is in a new frame, it underwent professional restoration. Size: 62x62cm.
Starting at $5000
LOT: 521

Zeev Raban (1890-1970), drawing (blueprint) with a pencil. Hanukkiyah design. Jerusalem. The beginning of the 20th century.

Sketchwork for the creation of a Hanukkiyah in the shape of a candelabra. Stamp of the artist. Zeev Raban was a teacher at Betzalel. Size 22x26cm, in a frame. Jerusalem. Judaica designed by Raban is very rare.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 522

Zeev Raban (1890-1970), drawing (blueprint) with a pencil. Hanukkiyah design. Jerusalem. The beginning of the 20th century.

Sketchwork for the creation of a Hanukkiyah in the shape of a candelabra. Stamp of the artist. Zeev Raban was a teacher at Betzalel. Size 25x35cm, in a frame. Jerusalem. Judaica designed by Raban is very rare.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 523

Six drawings in pencil and a deck of cards by Zeev Raban.

Six original sketches by Zeev Raban, not signed. Different sizes, averaging 8x13cm. And a deck of cards, “a Biblical game,” designed by him. Good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 524

Daniel Moritz Oppenheim (1801-1882). A colorful engraving of a Jewish wedding, signed in pencil by the illustrator.

N. Brenner, who added color to Daniel Moritz’s design. Daniel Moritz Oppenheim was the first Jewish artist who got a name as a Jewish artist in Germany. In his youth he sat at the Rothschild family home in Frankfurt and drew their portraits. From 1865 he began to paint pictures from Jewish family life. Size 30x40cm, very good condition.
Starting at $400