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23.05.2018 - Auction No. 18

 

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LOT: 076

Megillat Esther ‘HaMelech” illustrated by hand by an artist in a variety of wonderful colors – one of the finest Megillot around

A special artistic creation – Megillat Esther HaMelech, ink on parchment, handwritten in beautiful sofer handwriting. Illustrated throughout by an artist with wonderful illustrations. Above the pages are illustrated scenes from the story taking place (in tandem with the text). Each page has a written column between two illustrated columns, like a gate, decorated with flowers intended to instill wonder. The tops of the columns have an arch, and their bottoms have marble. The illustrations are in living colors, rich and vibrant, and the dominant color is gold. The illustrations provide exciting and deep meaning to the events in the text. At the top of the megillah is a large illustration of Mordechai wearing kingly robes. | The megillah is composed of 6 pieces of parchment. 20 columns, 21 lines per column. Height: 40cm. Every page opens with the word “HaMelech.” | Attached is a summary of a computer editing test done by the Edah Hareidit. Included is an original case of the megillah made of carved wood with motifs of Purim. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $7000
LOT: 077

Facsimile of Megillat Esther from the 18th century – Budapest, 1989.

Color facsimile of an Italian Megillat Esther, illustrated, from the 18th century. Published by the Academy of Sciences in Budapest. With wonderful illustrations from the story of the Megillah and more. Printed on thick, quality paper, rolled around a wooden handle. With a matching case made of velvet cloth, with embroidery in gold of the word “Megillah.” Addition of a rolled page of identical size with the blessings of the megillah and piyyut. The megillah is given in a matching box, handsome, with a booklet explaining about the megillah. Dimensions: 65 columns, height of the megillah: 40cm. Including the handle: 52cm. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $220
LOT: 078

Lot of 10 community books: Warsaw, Kamin-Koshirsky, Pinsk-Karlin, Ozerkov, Darchka, Minsk, and Shavli.

1. Shavli, by Eliezer Yerushalmi, Jerusalem, 1958. 2. The Destruction of Warsaw – Yiddish, from Buenos Aires, 1948. 3. Minsk: City and Mother, edited by Even Shushan, published by the Kibbutz HaMe’uchad, 1975. 4. Memory Book for the Community of Kamin-Koshirsky, Israel 1965 5. Encyclopedia of Diasporas: Warsaw; two volumes, edited by Yitzhak Greenbaum, Tel Aviv 1959 6. Memory Book for the Community of Darchka, by Aryeh Moskowitz. Tel Aviv 1984 7. Megilat Polin (Poland) – Ozerkov, by Y.L. Levin. Jerusalem-Tel Aviv 1967 8. Edut V’Zikaron for the Community of Pinsk-Karlin, two volumes, Tel Aviv, 1978. Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 079

Lot of 3 books—Joint Committee/Shoah Survivors

1. Machzor for the High Holidays, nusach sfard. Printed by the Joint Distribution Committee, 1947. Before the cover page is glued an official page from Rav Shlomo Shapira, “the head of the religious office of the JDC in Germany” with blessings and condolences for survivors. 2. Introductory book of Mikra by Professor M.Z. Segel. Published by the Jewish Agency and the Joint, Munich, 1947. 3. “Omlegale Yiddin Spalten Yamen” – stories of the Ma’apilim. Published by the Hevra Kadisha of Buenos Aires for Shoah survivors, 1948. Different sizes and conditions, generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 080

Lot of 2 rare books printed in Shanghai.

1. Divrei Emet on the Torah (chassidut), by Rabbi Yaakov Yitzhak HaLevi Horwitz, published by Mefitzei Or at Yeshivat Chokhmei Lublin in Shanghai, 1947, 113 pages, original binding. Stains. Generally good condition. 2. Derech Hayyim on masechet Avot. By the Maharal of Prague. Shanghai. 1946. 252 pages, new binding. Generally good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 081

Wooden box with hundreds of notes with the names of Jews and dates. Starting from the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th.

Hundreds of notes with Jews names and dates. The box was probably used by the Hevra Kadisha or for Azkarot in the synagogue. Average size of each note: 7x2cm. Box: 20x9x4.5cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 082

Glass bottle from the factory of Jacob Haberfeld – Auschwitz. Beginning of the 20th century.

Vodka bottle from before World War II, from the alcoholic drinks factory of Jacob Haberfeld at Auschwitz (Oswiecim). It was established in 1804 and operated under the management of the Haberfeld family until 1939, during World War II the business was seized by the Nazis and the family was sent to Auschwitz, hy”d. Size: 20x7cm.
Starting at $150
LOT: 083

Three bills of money from the Shoah (Theresienstadt Ghetto)—Czech Republic.

1. 5 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. 2. 10 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. 3. 20 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. Theresienstadt, in the Czech Republic, was a concentration camp for Jews from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and for Jews from central and western Europe during the Nazi occupation and throughout World War II. It was called by the Nazi authorities a “Ghetto”, given their attempts to depict it as a model site for world publicity. Around 90% of those interned at Theresienstadt were murdered by the Nazis. Of 160,000 Jews who were sent there, only 19,000 people remained at the end of the war. Generally very good condition to the bills.
Starting at $100
LOT: 084

Three bills of money from the Shoah (Theresienstadt Ghetto)—Czech Republic.

1. 20 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. 2. 50 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. 3. 100 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. Theresienstadt, in the Czech Republic, was a concentration camp for Jews from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and for Jews from central and western Europe during the Nazi occupation and throughout World War II. It was called by the Nazi authorities a “Ghetto”, given their attempts to depict it as a model site for world publicity. Around 90% of those interned at Theresienstadt were murdered by the Nazis. Of 160,000 Jews who were sent there, only 19,000 people remained at the end of the war. Generally very good condition to the bills.
Starting at $200
LOT: 085

Lot of four bills of money from the Shoah (Theresienstadt Ghetto)—Czech Republic.

1. 1 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. 2. 2 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. 3. 20 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. 4. 20 krona, Theresienstadt Ghetto. Theresienstadt, in the Czech Republic, was a concentration camp for Jews from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and for Jews from central and western Europe during the Nazi occupation and throughout World War II. It was called by the Nazi authorities a “Ghetto”, given their attempts to depict it as a model site for world publicity. Around 90% of those interned at Theresienstadt were murdered by the Nazis. Of 160,000 Jews who were sent there, only 19,000 people remained at the end of the war. Generally very good condition to the bills.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 086

Anti-Semitic Porcelain pitcher. England, beginning of the 20th century.

Colorful porcelain pitcher decorated with an embossing of a house, around it are characters from the book Oliver Twist. Among them is Fagin, one of the most famous characters in the book, who was a Jew and the leader of a gang of pickpockets. He is described very crudely as a vicious villain, and is mentioned many times not by his name but rather with the nickname “the Jew.” The pitcher is stamped at the bottom. Size: 14.5x10x9cm. Good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 087

Anti-Semitic walking stick. Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

Anti-Semitic walking stick with a bone handle carved into the shape of a Jew wearing a kippah, wrapped in a tallit. He has a beard and sidelocks. Length: 92cm. Light defect on his nose. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $400
LOT: 088

Anti-Semitic paperweight made of bronze.

Figure of a Jew with a long nose. Height: 8cm. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 089

Anti-Semitic wooden figurine. Europe, end of the 19th century.

In the shape of a Jew with a beard and sidelocks, long coat and gartl, without a kippah, raising his hands in surrender. Height: 20cm. Cracks with bits missing in the hands. Probably European. Generally good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 090

Anti-Semitic wooden figurine in the shape of a Jewish rabbi. Europe, end of the 19th century.

In the shape of a rabbi with a beard and sidelocks. One hand holds his long beard and the other is hidden behind his back (probably intended to be anti-Semitic). Probably European. Height: 21cm. Light defect to the hat. Generally good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 091

Carved wooden figurine. Figure of a man. Europe, end of the 19th century.

Done by an artist, the man is probably a Jew in the figurine. Height: 21cm. Probably European. Good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 092

Paint on cardboard. Arthur Szyk (1894-1951). A Canadian soldier subduing a Nazi soldier. Signed.

Signed in the lower right-hand corner. Measures 13.5x19cm, while the frame is 28x22cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $1000 Starting at $1000
LOT: 093

Collection of different stamps. 20th century.

6 stamps, some made of wood and some metal. In various languages (Hebrew, English, Russian, and Arabic). Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $200
LOT: 094

Iron hammer for the president of a community. USA. 20th century.

Used by the president of a Jewish community in the US. Engraved on it is a phrase in Yiddish. Size: 25x8x4cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $280
LOT: 095

Brass engraving with an illustration of the Bikur Holim hospital.

Historic engraving made of brass and connected to a thick wooden board. With engraving of Bikur Holim hospital. Given in a cardboard case with a printing of the drawing on the engraving. Probably from Palestine, 19/20th century, 15x10cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 096

Judaica clock, Palestine, 1950s.

Table clock in the shape of a house, made of wood covered in hammered brass, with embossing of: lions, menorah, Herodian columns, crown, and flowers. With the aleph bet instead of numbers on the dial. Pendulum, at the base of which is a Star of David. On the top of the clock is an eagle spreading its wings. The mechanism of the clock still works, and there is a key for winding the mechanism. Height: 31cm. Width: 21cm. Depth: 9cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 097

Judaica clock with a tzedakah box. Palestine, beginning of the 20th century.

With the aleph bet instead of numbers on the dial, the background are the walls of Jerusalem. Mechanism integrates an alarm clock. On the back is a slot for putting coins in, and engraved are the instructions for use: “the clock will only work after a coin is inserted.” The lower portion has a door for taking out the collected coins. The mechanism of the clock was not examined. Height: 14cm. Length: 21cm. Width: 6cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 098

Hat and tallit for a chazzan – silk and silver, Eastern Europe.

Edges made from wonderfully artistic weaving of pure silver string, the rest is silk. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $750 Starting at $300
LOT: 099

Set with hat and upper piece of clothing for a bride – Azerbaijan, 19/20th century.

Traditional garb for a bride. Decorated with many hundreds of lower-quality bits of silver, and bells. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $200
LOT: 100

Brass belt for a groom. Balkans. 20th century.

With a large clasp made of brass, decorated with hammer work. Engraving and embossing of floral patterns and more. The belt itself is made of cloth and rubber. Size: 23x9cm.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120