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05.09.2018 - Auction 20

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LOT: 275

A Collection of 2 Letters from the Gabbai of the Rebbe of Skver

1. The letter was written on Thursday Devarim Menachem Av 5721 [1961], on the Rebbe’s official letter paper, by the Gabbai Rabbi Yeshaya Yoel Unger [brother of Rabbi Ungar who was the Av Beit Din of the Chug Chatam Sofer], “who writes at the Rebbe’s command”. 2. An excerpt [the end of the letter and the signature] of a letter which also seems to have been written on the same type of letter paper. In the excerpt before us are blessings: “Much pleasure – healing and salvations and all good”. And the signature: “Who writes at the command of the Rebbe, Yeshaya Yoel Unger”. The Rebbe Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Twersky of Skver [1898-1968] Appointed as Rebbe following the death of his father the Rebbe Rabbi David of Skver in 1927 in the city of Calarasi, Romania. After the Second World War, he moved to the city of Bukarest and in 1948 emigrated to America. In 1957, he founded the New Square neighborhood in New York, to provide his followers with a suitable place to live. Overall condition: Fair-good.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 276

Letter from Gaon Rabbi Yehezkel Abramsky.

On official letterhead, handwritten and signed by Rabbi Yehezkel Abramsky. 1949. Name of the recipient doesn’t appear but is described as “respect to his gaon.” Deals with editing a book of chiddushim on Masechet Beitz. Known as the Chazon Yehezkel, the Rav lived 1886-1976 and was asleader of charedi Judaism and a head of the Council of Torah Sages. Rabbi of Slotzk, and then Ga’avad of London. He moved to Jerusalem late in life. | Signs of folding. 21cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $350
LOT: 277

Lot of 2 checks from 1959-1960, signed by the Admor Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac Rosenbaum of Zotchka.

The Rav lived 1906-2000, son of Rabbi Itamar Rosenbaum of Nadvorna. In 1973 he moved to Israel and established his home in the Yad Eliyahu neighborhood of Tel Aviv, at his father’s beit midrash. In 1980 he moved from Tel Aviv to Bnei Brak, where he lived until he died. Marks from depositing the check in the bank. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 278

Shana tova letter from the Admor of Chabad, Rav Yosef Yitzhak Schneerson, the Rayatz. 1946.

Signed by hand. To Rav Moshe HaKohen. Signs of folding ,excellent condition.
Item sold at $1300 Starting at $1000
LOT: 279

Shana tova letter from the Rebbe, 1961.

Signed by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson. At the beginning the rabbi adds two words by hand and another two at the end. Filing holes, signs of folding, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $750 Starting at $400
LOT: 280

Letter of blessing to a bar mitzvah by from the Rebbe, 1963.

Signed by the Rebbe. Many filing holes, stains, signs of folding, generally ok condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $400
LOT: 281

$1 bill from the Chabad Rebbe.

Given by the Rebbe, laminated with a picture of the Rebbe, including an inscription “to Aliza Abutbul, health and recovery.” Additional inscription with pen on the bill by the Rebbe. Good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $150
LOT: 282

Tanya—Thousandth edition. Luxurious copy.

Likkutei Amarim Tanya, published by Otzar HaChassidim, 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY, 11th of Nissan 1984. | This wonderful edition includes a lengthy bibliographic listing of printings of the Tanya (600 pages! Of facsimiles of covers previously printed). Blue binding, two matching symbols. Quality cream paper, wide margins. 505 pages, 19cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 283

MiBeit HaGanazim by the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Brooklyn 2010.

Written in Hebrew and in English, with a two-sided opening. Treasures contains facsimiles of letters, documents, photos, paintings, objects, rare books and manuscripts. In all the book features 154 entries, focusing on some of the important and rare items housed in the library. Each entry is accompanied by a description and explanation in English and Hebrew.Printed on quality chromo paper, bound in wonderful binding covered in black cloth with gilded inscriptions. Spcial case made of cardboard. Generally good condition. 28cm. XII, 423, [1], 122, VIII pages.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $100
LOT: 284

Shir HaShirim with English translation, Zeev Reven—Berlin 1923.

HaSefer publication. Hebrew and English. First edition, quality printing on thick paper. 26 pictures in colors glued to the book. In the margins are printed the words of the megillah. 500 copies were produced. | Cloth-covered, quality binding. [31] pages, 34cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 285

The House of Wonders—Tom Seidmann-Freud, first edition. Berlin 1927.

Das Wunderhaus, a children’s book by Tom Seidmann-Freud (1892-1930). German, a Jewish author and illustrator born in Vienna with an innovative style. Cousin of Sigmund Freud. Ok condition, tears, perhaps partially missing.
Starting at $400
LOT: 286

Portrait of the Rambam by Meir Gur Aryeh, 1935.

Large medallion made of bronze given with a backing of woodboard. Created Pesach 1935, 800 years since his birth. | Board of metal with dedication to Professor Morris Levi from Yossi Kedmi on the back. 24x24cm, 19cm diameter. Generally good condition.
Starting at $700
LOT: 287

Lot of 3 plaques of copper—Betzalel style.

1. Queen of Sheba and the Wild Turkeys, relief work with rich hammering, stamped. Size 23x16cm. 2. Samson and the Lion, Betzalel work, wonderful copper relief work, stamped, diameter 14cm. 3. Choresh Adama—by Zeev Reven, Betzalel work, relief, stamped, 13cm diameter. Different shapes and conditions, generally good.
Starting at $200
LOT: 288

Boris Shatz, miniature silver plaque. “The Mourning over Binyamin Zeev Herzl.”

Relief work of Jews mourning Theodor Herzl, a chazan reading from a siddur, around a portrait of Herzl, with a Star of David and yahrzeit candles. Yizkor engraving at the bottom. Dates of his birth and death. Given in a frame. 5x10cm, with the frame it’s 17x21cm.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 289

Bronze plaque of Binyamin Zeev Herzl

Relief portrait of Binyamin Zeev Herzl in profile, below which is a relief of a memorial. 16x11cm. The reliefs are connected to a plate with screws. Ring for hanging. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 290

Lot, 2 paintings, oil on wood, signed by B. Werner.

Showing a debate between talmidei chachamim. Signed, given in a wooden frame colored in gold. 31x26cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $2200 Starting at $2000
LOT: 291

Large painting, oil on canvas, students learning Torah. Signed by the artist, Johnathan Menacker.

Based on a photograph of Roman Vishniak from before World War II. Very good condition, 100x70cm. The artist was born in 1976 in Russia, and studied art from an early age. Continued when he moved to Israel in 1991. Modern artist who deals in Judaica and Jewish art, and showcases originality and chiddushim with every work of art.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $600
LOT: 293

Menashe Kadishman (1932-2015), acrylic on cloth, head of a sheep. Signed on both sides.

White-colored lamb with a colorful crown. Illustration in pencil on the back. Size: 50x60cm.
Item sold at $1000 Starting at $1000
LOT: 294

Amos Rabin—Still Life, oil on canvas.

Given in a frame. 50x100, 53x103 with the frame. Good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 295

Moshe Elnatan—Satellites, oil on canvas. Signed.

Signed in the lower-left corner. Given in a frame. Moshe Elnatan (1904-1964) was an artist born in Persia, studied in Bombay under an Indian artist, Diharam. In 1939 he moved to Israel, served in the British Army and discharged with heavy disabilities. | Light defect to the frame. 30x22cm, including the frame 39x32cm. Ok to good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 296

Eclectic artwork on paper, “an old Jew and boy and a Sefer Torah.” Signed by the artist, Sapir.

Signed in Hebrew and English, and the date 1968. An old man wrapped in a tallis holds a sefer torah. Next to him, a young boy with forelocks kisses and touches the sefer. Wooden frame. 47x68cm. Defects to frame, generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 297

Moshe Kuperman—untitled, eclectic technique. Signed.

Signature in the upper right. Given in a frame, covered in glass. Moshe Kuperman (1926-2003), Israeli artist, winner of the Israel Prize in 2000 and many other prizes. His creations are based on set types that are rigid and don’t allow room for originality. Because of the strict rules, it creates emotion in the spectator.Used many layers of color. His works have been sold for 5-10k dollars before. 71x57, 83x84 with the frame. Good condition.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $800
LOT: 298

Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012), signed lithograph. Immigration of Jews to New York.

Quality lithograph. Among the motifs in the illustration are a cart with Jews and a Sefer Torah. A boat and landscapes of Manhattan. Description of the painting in English on the upper left. Given in a nice wooden frame. 48x65cm, with the frame 61x77. Good condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $120
LOT: 299

Bronze sculpture in the shape of a hawk.

Natural size, exact according to zoological details. On a dark wooden base. Total height: 30cm. Diameter: 14cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 300

Sculpture—Bronze horse and colt.

On a base that shows the ground that becomes part of the horses, added to the realism. Length 36cm, width 16cm, height 30cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $500