Mailbid Sale #36C
Closing Date and Time: Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:00 PM Mountain TimeDownload PDF version of this list.
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Ancient and Early Islamic Gold Coins
Ancient Jewish Coins
City Coins of the Holy Land
Ancient Greek Coins
Greek Imperial / Roman Colonial Coins
Miscellaneous Ancient Coins
Gold Coins of the World
Modern and Medieval Coins, Medals and Tokens
Word Paper Money, including Bonds and Shares| Medallic Judaica| Judaic and Holyland Paper
Holocaust and Anti-Semitism
TERMS OF SALE (back to top)
1. All bids are per lot as numbered in this catalog.
2. All bids are strictly cash (cash, check, money order, bank draft or approved credit card) in U.S. dollars. See Term #10 for credit cards terms.
3. Mailbids sales are not approval sales. The bidder must assume responsibility to pay for all lots bid on. Lots may be returned for reason of authenticity or improper description only within 3 days of receipt. Lots examined prior to the sale may not be returned for any reason except authenticity. Late payers forfeit any return privileges.
4. All materials are guaranteed genuine, unless noted otherwise, or sold "as is".
5. Bid sheets must be signed.
6. We reserve the right to reject any bid.
7. Title does not pass until lots are paid for in full.
8. Postage, insurance & handling are extra. A minimum of $3 per shipment will be charged.
9. In some cases we may have duplicate lots of identical description and these may be substituted to under bidders.
10. Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted for payment. However an additional 3% is charged for use of said card in mailbid sales. Please note that we must be able to confirm your billing address if you use a credit card. For those of you overseas this may be difficult so we ask that you include a numismatic reference.
11. Photos, scans, black & white or color copies are available for most lots in the sale. Photos, scans and black and white copies are $1 per item, while color copies are $2 per side. Payable in advance, please. In most cases digital images sent via email are free.
12. All lots with 6 or more items are sold as is.
13. Invoices are due and payable upon receipt of invoices, unless arrangements are made prior to the closing of the sale. Late payers forfeit any rights of return. All invoices over 30 days overdue are subject to an interest charge of 1 1/2% per month.
14. There is a $15 charge for bad checks.
15. In case of tie bids, the earliest bid received will win the lot.
16. Phone, fax, mail and email bids are accepted, however phone bids, should be confirmed in writing. All email bids will be confirmed by a return email.
17. Estimates are just that, estimates. Lots may and do, sell for above and below estimate. Please bid what the lot is worth to you. High bids will be reduced to 5 to 10% over the 2nd high bid.
18. Bidders are responsible for errors in bidding, please check your bid sheet carefully.
19. There are no buyer's fees in our sales.
20. All overseas packages will be shipped via registered or express mail at buyer's risk.
21. Bidders not known to us must provide us with satisfactory credit references or pay a deposit as determined by the auctioneer.
22. Prices realized will be published after the sale and will be mailed to all consignors, subscribers and competitive bidders. Others may receive a copy for $5.
23. Slabbed (Encapsulated) coins graded and certified by PCGS, NGC, ICG or ANACS may not be returned for grading reasons. In most cases we have indicated our grade prior to the grading company grade.
24. The minimum acceptable bid on any lot is at least 60% of the estimate. In some cases a reserve may be higher than that, but it will never be higher than the estimate. We have made every effort to make the estimates realistic and conservative. In addition no bids on coins and medals of precious metals will be accepted that are below the melt value of the item. For our mailbid purposes we are defining precious metals as being of silver, gold, platinum or palladium.
BIDDING IN OUR MAILBID SALE (back to top)
We will stop taking bids at 9:00 PM on May 25th or when our phone and/or Fax stops ringing for 10 minutes. Please do not wait until the last minute and get shut out. In every sale a number of bidders could not get through on the last night.
We suggest you bid above estimate if you want an item as high bids will be reduced. Our bid sheets offer several bidding options that can save you money, optimize your bids and see that you get the lots that you really want. If you are unsure of how to use these options, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to explain them to you.
Please keep in mind that in some cases there may be unpublished reserves set either by the consignor or the cataloger and no bids of less than 60% of estimate are considered. We do not have a call back service, but after placing your bid you may contact us as many times as you like to check on your bids. And we take seriously the commitment to reduce bids. We do not reveal the high bid of any lot, but if you have placed a bid on a lot, you may contact us after your bid has been placed and we will tell you if you are the high bidder.
Usually well over 1/3 of all successful bids are reduced and over 75% of successful bidders have at least one of their winning bids reduced. We believe that the best strategy to being a successful bidder is placing your bids early and not waiting until the last minute.
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee who is the last bidder. If someone calls us at 9 PM, the sale will continue for at least 10 minutes after that call is completed. If someone else calls us during that 10 minutes, the sale continues for another 10 minutes. And so on.
As we go to press precious metal prices are at a 25 year high. Please be aware of this when bidding. If you are unsure of "melt value," we will be happy to give you this information.
NO BUYER'S FEE (back to top)
We do not charge a buyer's fees in our sales. You are charged only for the amount of your winning bid, postage and shipping charges.
LOT VIEWING SCHEDULE (back to top)
DENVER COIN EXPO. 18-21, National Western Complex, "Expo Hall", I-70 and Brighton Blvd., Denver CO. Thursday November 3rd is dealer set up day. Public hours are Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM. We will have most lots in the sale available for viewing at our bourse tables during all show hours. There are some bulk lots which we will bring only if specifically asked to. Please call us prior to the show to ensure that we bring the lots you want to see.
We plan to have the majority of the material in the sale in our office Monday through Friday except for the show dates mentioned above, until the close of the sale if you need more detailed description of any of the lots. However, please contact us as well in advance of the close of the sale as possible in order that we can provide you with as much information as possible. We will be happy to return your call if we cannot provide you with the information you require when you call, fax or email.
We will confirm all email bids received within 24 hours of receiving the bid. If you do not receive a confirmation please contact us. We have been deluged by spam as I'm sure many of you have also. Even though our filter separates most of the junk from the "real" mail, it does not do a perfect job, thus we ask that when sending us a bid or inquiring about the sale, please put "Bid" or "Mailbid Sale" in the subject line so we do not delete your email along with the junk we receive every day. We do not confirm mail or fax bids unless specifically asked to do so.
No information will be available about the results of the sale until all bids have been checked and invoices written. This should take about 4 days. We will not be answering the phone until that information is ready. We hope to be ready by Tuesday May 30th. Please note that May 29th is the Memorial Day holiday in the United States.
This catalog took us longer than most of those in the past. We bought a new computer and new software which took us longer to get comfortable with than we had anticipated. We both attended the Chicago International Coin Fair in the middle of preparing the catalog. That set us back five plus days. We did not have time to photograph all the lots we had hoped to. If there is an item that you would like to receive a photo of, please let us know and we will try to help. For the most part this is for single lots only.
HIGHLIGHTS OF AUCTION 36C (back to top)
We've been working on this catalog for the better part of two months and frankly can't wait until it goes to the printer and we can take a few days off. So we will limit our discussion of the highlights to just a few paragraphs rather than pages and pages of listing.
Our ancient coin section has quality rarities from all aspects of ancient coins with the emphasis as usual on Judaean and Jewish related ancients. This includes selections from part two of the George Fisher collection as well as items from a collection from Israel. In addition we offer the beginning of a nice collection of pleasing, but not necessarily expensive Roman and Judaean coins. Much more from that collection will be in our Fall auction.
For those collectors of Paul Vincze material, or for those who want to start a collection, there are lots of medals from two different collections. It is perhaps our longest offering ever. If space permits we will try to list the lots of his material, if it doesn't please contact us for a listing. We also offer another selection of very rare Israel trade coins from what we believe is the archives of the ICI mint in Birmingham, England. The 2nd known 1949 1 Pruta Specimen coin in Proof as well as single lot offerings of 7 extremely rare Proof coins of 1949 and 1952. Some of these we've never even seen before.
Our World Paper section is one of the finest we've offered in our 35 years in the business. Three different Israel Specimen sets highlight that section which contains items from two advanced collections as well as a number of better Palestine notes. Another consignment consists of an incredible array of Specimens, Proofs and Color Trials from Africa, Latin America and the British Commonwealth. We also offer 3 notes from the Dachau Concentration Camp and 2 from the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
Our Judaic section is highlighted by numerous rare medals both privately issued in the past 200+ years as well as numerous rare state medals and patterns from a very advanced collection. Plus our usual selection of paper items and Holocaust Memorabilia.
Medals by Paul Vincze are in Lots 413-416, 478-495, 649-650, 653-656, 658-659, 983-992, 1014-1017 and 1057
Items from the George Fisher collection are: 16, 19-21, 24, 26-27, 31-33, 41, 43, 46-49, 51, 55, 61, 63-64, 67-68, 71, 80, 83-86, 88-93,97-99, 101-103, 109, 114, 117, 125,127-128, 130, 134, 137-139, 143, 146-147,149, 154, 157,159-160,165-167, 170-171, 173-176, 179-181, 184, 186-189, 191, 193-194, 196, 199, 204, 206, 208-213,216, 219, 223, 225, 279, 283, 288-290, 296, 305,325,341, 360-362, 364, 366, 369, 371, 373, 379, 411, 435, 452, 537, 1128 and 1265. Most, but not all, come with his highly detailed holders
If you have any questions about any of the lots, please don't hesitate to ask us.
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ANCIENT AND EARLY ISLAMIC GOLD COINS (back to top)
*3 persia, artaxeres i-xerxes. c. 455-420 bc. gold daric (8.31). the king as hero kneeling - running right, holding spear and bow, quiver with arrows at shoulder/ incuse punch. bmc-3, sg-4679. nice ef $1750
*4 byzantine, alexius i. 1081-1118. electrum histamenon nomisma scyphate of thessalonica. (4.35). bust of christ, wearing nimbus, & holding book of gospels in hands/st. demetrius on l. presenting cross to alexius. sb-1905. gvf $600+
ANCIENT JEWISH COINAGE (back to top)
*17 gaza, 4th century bc. ar obol (.59). head of athena right in helmet/owl standing right, olive sprig and inverted crescent to left. sng ans-24. choice vf, toned. well struck on usual small squarish flan. very attractive. $200?
*19 macedonian coin of ancient israel. alexander the great. 336-323, this struck 307-306 at akko ptolemais. ar tetradrachm (16.91). alexander, as hercules, right wearing lion-skin headdress/zeus on throne, holding eagle and scepter, date (year 40) in tiny script, below eagle. h-401v, price-3283. toned vf/ef, light pitting, but very attractive. $250+
For other coins of Alexander the Great see lots 259-262
21 PTOLEMAIC COIN OF ANCIENT ISRAEL, Ptolemy I. AR Tetradrachm (13.9) of Akko-Ptolemais. Head of Ptolemy I right/Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Ros-10 sim, H-404. Year 34 = 254/253 BC. aVF $200
22 ---Gaza and Joppa. Ptolemy II. 284-247 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.61). Head of Ptolemy I right/Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monograms of Gaza and Joppa left, date to right. Struck 249-248 BC. H-409, BMC-144. Fine. $150+
23 ---Joppa. Ptolemy II. 284-247 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.90). Head of Ptolemy I right/ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monogram Joppa left. H-410 F+/aF. $150+
*24 seleukid coin of ancient israel. antiochus ix. 113-95 bc. ar tetradrachm (14.25). head of antiochus right/zeus standing left, hldg nike. houghton-814v, hen-415. toned vf, light oxidation. ex g. fisher collection $300
26 ---,---AR Obol (.8). Helmeted head of Athena/Owl stg right, lily to left, "Yehud" to left but indistinct. AJC-4b. VG. $250
*28 ---,---ar obol (.57). female head right/2 figures standing facing each other, the figure on the right bearded wearing a long robe, the figure on the left nude, full legend between them. sc-44, cs-25. f/vf $200+
*39 hasmonean. 1st century bce. Æ prutah flan with sprue (handle) attached. unstruck, with 1 sprue attached. jewish bronze coins were made by casting metal in molds consisting of shallow round sockets connected by channels drilled into pieces of soft limestone. molten metal was poured into the molds, when they cooled one was left with strips of coin blanks connected by short metal ribbons which were then removed after they cooled. these "flan strips" were then reheated, struck and cut apart. all this was done quickly without a great deal of care and very occasionally some blanks were left unstruck and uncut. hen-464a/b. nice vf and rare. in our spring 2004 sale we sold a similar piece for $475 (on a reduced bid). $350
41 JOHN HYRCANUS I. 135-104 BC. Æ Prutah. Double Cornucopia with ribbons, pomegranate between horns/"Yehohanan, the High Priest and the Council of the Jews". H-453, AJC-Pc4g. VF $75
47 ALEXANDER JANNAUES. 103-76 BC. Æ Lepton. Anchor, "King Alexander"/ Aramaic inscription, Star of 8 rays. H-471. Nice VF, pronounced handle $50
48 JOHN HYRCANUS II. 67, 63-40 BC. Æ Prutah. Inscription overstruck over earlier coin (Anchor/Lily type H-467)/Double cornucopia overstruck over Lily. H-478. Nice aVF with portions of undercoin visible on both sides. $60+
53 HEROD I, THE GREAT. 40-4 BC. Æ 8 Prutot. Tripod, bowl, date and monogram/ Helmet. H-486, AJC-1. aF/VG. Flat on right side of obverse, but most detail clear. An opportunity to acquire a scarce and important coin at a reasonable price. $100
61 ---,---Æ Prutah. Cross, outside diadem, portions of "King Herod"/Tripod Table. H- 492, AJC-11. Fine, seldom offered. $100
*62 ---,---,---inscription/anchor in circle, leaves around circle. the reverse is a scarce variety, the obverse with full legend is very rare. h-499v, ajc-20a, tjc-63. simply a magnificent and extraordinary coin! compare this with the plate coin of meshorer. $950?
63 ---,---,---Anchor/Double Cornucopia with caduceus, 4 pellets above. H-500, AJC-17. VF $90
64 ---,---Æ Lepton. Cornucopia with legend above and below/Eagle standing right. This is the first Jewish coin that portrays a graven image. H-501, AJC-23. VF $100+
67 ---,---Æ Prutah. Galley/Double Cornucopia. H-504, AJC-4. VF $100
68 ---,---,---Bunch of grapes/Helmet. H-505, AJC-6. VF+, nice green patina $100
*69 ---,---,---bunch of grapes with leaf on left and inscription above/tall helmet with crest & cheek straps, caduceus at lower left, legend below. h-505, ajc-6, tjc-73. choice vf/vf, pretty green patina. fully centered and struck, very nice $150+
71 ---,---,---Anchor/Inscription in wreath. H-507, AJC-2c. VF/F. $75+
*72 herod antipas. 4 bc-40 ad. Æ18 (half denomination). palm branch, legend around, date (year 34 = 30ad) to either side/inscription within wreath. h-517, ajc- 10, tjc-84. decent fine, date sharp and clear $425
*73 ---,---year 37 (33 ce) half denomination. upright palm branch, "herod tetrach" around, date to either side/inscription in wreath. h-521, ajc-13, tjc-88. f-vf. not bad for this typically poorly struck and poorly centered coin. $400+
74 ---Group of 3. One full denomination and 2 Half denominations. All low grade, Fair to Good, only one is attributable to date. 1/2 denomination, year 37, 33 AD. H-521, AJC-14. 3 rare, albeit low grade, coins of Herod Antipas. $100+
76 ---,---Æ18. Bust right/Temple, date between columns. Year 33, 29/30 AD. H-537, AJC-10, TJC-104. Fair/G-VG. $100+
*79 agrippa ii and claudius. c. 50 ad. bust of claudius right/anchor in wreath. most likely struck in caesarea maritima. hen-571, tjc-356, rpc-4848. f and very rare. only the 2nd i can recall offering $200
*81 ---,---struck under nero at caesarea panias. Æ21. temple with female figure seated left/female figure standing in temple. h-578, tjc-354, rpc-4846. vf, green -brown patina, bit off-center. only coin issued in the name of claudia, nero's daughter who died a few months after birth. all but the last few letters of her name are off the flan on this example which is still much above average. see lot #205 $350
83 ---,---Æ23 of Panias. Bust of Nero right/5 line legend. Commemorates Panias as Neronias. Hen-581, AJC-Addendum I, p. 110. Fine, a bit rough. Scarce. $200+
84 ---,---Æ19 of Panias. As above but 1/2 Denomination. H-582, AJC-2. F-VF $150
85 ---,---A 3rd, this a 1/4 Denomination. H-583, AJC-3. VG $100
*87 ---,---Æ17. bust of domitian right/galley with oars and 3 line legend including date, year 19 = 79/80. h-599, ajc-20, tjc-148. f/choice vf. the reverse is especially nice with a fully centered and readable legend. $300+
88 ---,---Æ21. Year 24, 84/85 AD. Bust of Domitian right/Nike advancing right with wreath and palm. H-602. VF, a bit off-center. $175
90 ---,---Æ11.5. Yr. 25, 85/86 AD. Head of Domitain right/Cornucopia. H-609, AJC-29. VG/F+ $100+
*92 ---,---Æ25. draped bust of titus right/nike adv. right, year 26, 86/87 ad. h-612v, akc-32av. this appears to be an unpublished variety with the star on reverse and draped bust on obverse. also, legend spacing indicates not enough room for a complete "cebac" on obverse. fine, bit o.c. $150
93 ---,---Æ19. Year 26 = 85/86. Bust of Domitian right/Double cornucopia, caduceus . H-615, AJC-35. VF. $200+
97 ---,---Æ24. Year 29, 89/90 AD. Laur. bust of Titus right/Nike advancing right. H-625, AJC-45b. Fine. $125+
*101 valerius gratus, procurator under tiberius. 16-26. Æ prutah, year 3. kai cap in wreath/2 crossed cornucopias, caduceus between horns, with misspelling of emperor's names as tibeipoy. hen-641a, tjc-302a. avf. ex wmr 34e #58. $100+
102 ---,---,---KAI CAP in 2 lines in wreath/3 lilies in bloom, Year 3. This is a scarce variety as the usual obverse legend is ΙΟΥΛΙΑ [ΙΟΥΛΙΑ] (Julia) instead.. H-642a, AJC-14. F $75+
*107 antonius felix, procurator under claudius. 52-59. Æ prutah. legend within wreath/2 crossed palm branches. h-651v, ajc-32v, tjc-342v. an unlisted variety as the first line of the legend ioy is very tiny, as if the die engraver had forgotten to put the top line in and just used the very little available space. vf. $125
*110 ---year 3. ar half shekel (6.58). omer cup, "half a shekel" "year 2"/stem with 3 pomegranates,"jerusalem the holy." h-660, ajc-10, tjc-195. ef, well centered, a tad rough at about 5 o"clock on obverse. still most attractive. the half shekels are much rarer than the shekels but sell for basically the same price. $2250
*113 bar kochba revolt. 132-135. year 1 middle bronze. (9.29). 7 branched palm tree, "simon, prince of israel"/vine leaf, "year one of the redemption of israel.". h- 678, mild-43, tjc-222. f-vf, somewhat crude. $300
*115 ---,---year one (or perhaps hybrid of one and two) middle bronze (7.54). 7 branched palm tree, "sma"/vine leaf, "year one of the redemption of israel.". h-679, mild-47, tjc-257. almost vf. because the legend used on the palm tree side is usually seen on coins of year two there is speculation that this coin despite the legend reading "year one" may have been issued early in year two. rare. $750
*116 ---,---year 1. Æ middle bronze (23). palm branch in wreath, "shimon, prince of israel" around/lyre of 6 strings. mild-23, tjc-223a, h-680. a very pretty and well centered vf/ch. vf. nice green patina on large flan. this is the only type that mildenberg lists with 6 strings. rare and in high grade! $1250+
*118 ---,---year 1. small bronze. bunch of grapes,"year one of the redemption of israel"/ palm tree with two bunches of dates, "eleazar the priest". h-681-a, mild-147, tjc- 225. vf, pretty green-brown patina. $250+
*121 ---,---h-681v, tjc-224, mild-150. another extraordinary high grade specimen. choice vf, with pretty desert green brown patina. this is what our late friend george fisher would call "expensive dirt". $500
*122 ---,---year 2. ar zuz (3.14). shimon in 3 letters within wreath/2 trumpets "year 2 of the freedom of israel". mild-19, hen-693v, tjc-243. vf-ef, traces of a few letters from undercoin just visible. $400+
*123 ---,---year two. middle bronze (9.91). vine leaf/palm tree. mild-58, hen-708. head of emperor visible on palm tree side. we can see the back of the head and the chin of (perhaps) vespasian. nice vf. $500?
125 ---,---Year 2. Æ Small bronze. 7 branched palm tree, "Jerusalem"/Bunch of grapes, "Year two of the freedom of Israel". H-710, Mild-154. VF+ $250
*126 ---,---undated or year 3 ar zuz or denarius (2.98). "shimon" in two lines/fluted jug with handle, palm branch to right, "for the freedom of jerusalem:. h-717, mild-73, tjc-272/283. sharp ef, planchet cracks from overstrike. $600+
*131 ---,---middle bronze (9.41). vine leaf/palm tree. mild-111, hen-735. nice vf. a clear view of a portion of the undercoin is visible and we see the forehead, nose, mouth and chin of vespasian on what appears to be a coin of ascalon. $500+
134 JUDAEA CAPTA, Titus 79-81.Æ20, His bust right/Nike, foot on helmet, writing on shield, hanging from palm tree. H-743. F-VF $100
*136 ---,---Æ20. similar but with two countermarks on obverse, one of a head right, the other of a standing figure holding a spear. h-744v, ajc-3c, tjc-382d. f. rare. i can't recall offering this coin before $300?
138 ---,---Æ23 of Caesarea Bust left/Minerva adv left, hldg trophy in right hand, spear & shield in left. H-749, TJC-392, AJC-7 VF, Ex Fisher, ex Sugar collections $150
*141 10th legion countermark. c. 100 ad. Æ20. head right, countermark of head (nerva?) right/countermark of galley right within rectangle. h-805/ cm f-vf, coin poor as usual. also see lot 214 for a related 10th legion coin $150+
*142 minima of caesarea. 1st century ad. Æ half pruta (Æ12, .91 grams). palm branch/vine leaf. ajc-3, tjc-370. vf/f. this is, by far, the nicest "minima" that we have ever offered. see tjc page 183 for an explanation of this. rare, especially this nice. $350+
CITY COINS OF THE HOLYLAND AREA & GROUP LOTS OF JUDAEAN COINS (back to top)
143 ABILA, Lucius Verus. 161-169. Æ23. Æ23. Bust of Verus right/Bust of Tyche right, year 225 (161/162 AD). Ros-7. aF Ex Fisher, Ex Sugar collections. $75
145 ---,---Æ21. His bust right/Bust of Faustina Senior, veiled, right. Mesh-27. VG/F. Scarce type. $60
146 ---,---Æ12. Bust right/War Galley with prow, oars and ram (symbol of the 10th Legion), KA above, C below. Ros-6 (Hadrian), Mesh-32v. Fine, green patina, a bit rough. Rare. Ex Fisher and Sugar collections. $150
*147 ---marcus aurelius & lucius verus. 161-169. Æ29. confronted busts/city goddess std in temple, col ael cap around. mesh-53, bmc-42. not in ans or ros. decent f, a scarce type and nicer than usually seen. ex fisher & theselius $300+
148 ---,---Æ25. Confronted busts of Verus and Aurelius/Victory advancing left, hldg wreath and branch. Mesh-54. VF/F $250
150 ---Julia Domna. wife of Septimius Severus. Æ20. Her bust right/Tyche seated left on throne, holding cornucopia and patera. Mesh-82, Kad-88. VF/F, brownish green patina. The scarcer of only two types listed by Meshorer for her. $200+
151 ---Elagabalus. 218-222. Æ22. Bust of Elagabalus right/Stone of Elagabalus being carried by quadriga. Mesh-133c. F-VF, green patina. $250
*152 ---,---Æ22. bust right/bust of sarapis right. pretty green patina. mesh-134, ros-70. gvf. this is a rare type which i can only recall having once before. i sold a similar piece, to a well known dealer, for $375 in the summer of 1999. $300+
153 ---Severus Alexander. 222-235. Æ 23. Lauread bust right/Turreted Tyche std left on throne, holding cornucopia and phiale. Mesh-148, BMC-94. aF. $125
*154 akko-ptolemais, caracalla. 198-217. Æ26. bust of caracalla right, with counterstamp of head (howgego 139) on neck/winged thuderbolt, col ptol above and below. kad-132v. the obverse legend read anto rather than anton or antoninoc. choice vf and rare. ex geroge fisher. $350
*156 ---severus alexander. 222-235. Æ20. bust right/emperor on horseback left, caduceus below. ros-75. decent well centered fine. pretty green patina. flan a bit chipped, still most of legend visible. $150+
For other, earlier coins of Akko-Ptolemais see Lots 19-21
*158 antipatris, elagabalus. 218-222. Æ20. bust right/tyche standing left, in tetrastyle temple. ros-1, sng ans-635, bmc-1, hen-823. vg-f, irregular flan. green patina. very rare, seldom offered, now i have 2. see lot below. $200+
162 ---,---Æ20. Bust right/Nike in gown adv. left, holding wreath and palm branch. Ros- 21, Kad-24. Nice green-brown patina. GVF/VF $200
166 CANATHA, Domitian. 81-96. Æ11. Bust left/Head of Tyche left, Year 157 = 93/94 AD. Ros-3. VG/F+, green patina. $75
*168 diospolis-lydda (lod). julia domna, wife of septemius severus. Æ22. her bust right/veiled bust of demeter wearing kalathos left, holding torch to light the underworld. ros-3, mesh-156. nice fine. extremely rare. $300+
*169 dium, geta. 209-212. Æ27. bareheaded bust right/zeus-heliopolites (hadad) facing, holding scepter, surrounded by eagle & nike, at his feet to left and right, forepart of two recumbent bulls, hic = 268 = 205/206. ros-5, sp-6, bmc-1, ans-1281-82, h-848. f+/vf, on a large flan. this is the largest example (by 4 mm) that we can find a listing for. $200
170 DORA, Time of Nero. 67-68. Æ22. Bust of Doros right/Astarte standing holding standard and cornucopia, Year 131. H-849, Ros-19. VF $100
174 ESBUS, Elagabalus. 218-222. Æ18. Bust right/Nude Dionysos standing facing front, panther seated left. Ros-4, Sp-6. Nice Fine. $125
175 GABA, Hadrian. 117-138. Æ24. His bust right/Victory walking left holding wreath and trophy, Year 177. Ros-9. Fine $80
176 ---Antoninus Pius. 138-161. Æ25. Bust right/Warrior with shield and spear, year 217 = 156/157. Ros-15, SNG ANS-904. Fine. Ex WMR 30F 151 $125
179 ---Titus. 79-81. Æ19. His bust right/Double Cornucopia, year 137. Ros-35, Spike- 30. EF, bit rough $125
180 ---Commodus. 177-192. Æ25. Bust right/Laureate Hercules with lion's skin around neck, right. Ros-62, Spike-62. VF, Ex Fisher and Sugar collections $250+
181 ---,---Æ28. Bust right/Zeus seated left in tetrastyle temple, year 243 = 179/180. Ros- 63, Spike-61. aF, Ex Fisher and Sugar collections $90
184 ---,---Æ29. Bust right/Io and Tyche standing and clasping hands, Mem between legs. Ros-68. VF, but extra glob of metal under neck. $125
*185 ---antoninus pius. 138-161. Æ29. his laur. bust right/bust of turreted tyche right, gaza to right and "mem" below chin, eic = 215 = 154/155 ad. ros-75v. f/vf+, the reverse being especially choice. green-brown patina. $375+
187 ---Commodus. 177-192. Æ23. Bust right/Io and city-goddess standing and clasping hands, year 204 = 183/184. Ros-124. VF. Ex Fisher and Sugar collections $150
For other, earlier coins of Gaza, see lots 17-18 & 22
188 GERASA, Hadrian. 117-118. Æ16. Bust right/Draped bust of Artemis-Tyche right, quiver at shoulder, bow in front. Ros-9. VF $125
189 HIPPOS-SUSITA, Lucius Verus. 161-169. Æ24. Bust right/Tyche standing left, holding reins of horse beside her. Ros-13. F-VF, green patina $125
For other, earlier coins of Joppa, see lots 22 & 23
*195 neapolis, marcus aurelius. 138-161. Æ23. bust right/zeus heliopolites, flanked by the foreparts of 2 bulls, holding a whip & 2 ears of corn. struck 158/159. ros-14, hen-879v. vf, green-brown patina. a very nice coin. $175+
*196 ---faustina, jr., wife of marcus aurelius. Æ27. her bust right/turreted tyche standing left, wearing chiton, resting on rudder with right hand, holding cornucopia with left. ros-20v, hen-880. a very nice vf. $225
197 ---,---Æ22. Her bust right/Cult statue facing, flanked by stags, date in field. Year 89. BMC-66, Ros-20v (diff. year). VF $200
198 ---,---Æ23. Similar. Year 87. BMC-67v, Ros-18. VF $200
199 ---Marcus Aurelius. 161-169. Æ16. Bust right/Nude Apollo, resting right hand on club, left holding bow, year 90. Rev as Ros-27, SNG ANS-986, but this is an unpublished coin of Aurelius not Commodus. F/VF. Ex Fisher and Sugar collectons. $125
201 ---Philip I. 244-249. Æ27. Bust right/Silenus standing left, facing Mt. Gerizim supported by eagle wings spread. Ros-77, BMC-118, ANS-1010. aF/aVF. Scarce $200
*203 ---trebonianus gallus. 251-253. Æ24. his laur bust r/eagle, supp. on wings mt. gerizim surmounted by temple & altar, stairway leading to temple, colonade on base of mountain. ros-113. bmc-148. vf, nice grade.. $300
204 ---,---Æ25. Similar, decent but not quite as nice. Ros-113v, BMC-149. F/F+. $150
*205 panias, agrippa ii. struck under nero at caesarea paneas. Æ21. temple with female figure seated left/female figure standing in temple. h-578, tjc-354, rpc- 4846. f, mottled green-brown patina, a bit pitted. see lot #81 for another. $175+?
206 ---Caracalla. 198-217. Æ24. Bust right/Tyche standing right, foot on prow, holding cornucopia. Ros-27. Fine. $100
*207 pella, domitian. 81-96. Æ18. bust right/nike standing right writing on shield. ros-1, sng ans-1353, h-893. vf+, on somewhat small flan. rare. we sold this exact coin in the late 1980's and it is the only one we can recall offering. $250
208 PETRA, Geta. 209-212. Æ28. Bust right/Tyche in distyle Temple, seated left and holding trophy. Ros-30v, Sp-54v. Fine. Scarce $100
209 PHILADELPHIA, Lucius Verus. 161-169. Æ32. Bust right/4 horses pulling car with domed canopy. Ros-31, Sp-29. F-VF, rough. Modern day Ammon! $150+
*211 philippopolis, philip i. 244-249. Æ23.5 mm. laur. bust right/roma stg. holding phiale in right hand, resting left arm on spear over shield. ros-1v (diff. obverse legend), spij-4. nice vf. rare, especially this nice. ex fisher collection $600
212 RABBATHMOBA, Geta. 209-212. Æ28. Slightly bearded laur bust right/Ares, standing, facing, holding sword & round shield & spear. Ros-20, Sp-32, ANS-1418. Scarce city. VG, green patina. Ex Fisher and Sugar collections. $75
213 RAPHIA, Severus Alexander. 222-235. Æ23. Bust right/Dionysos standing holding thyrsus & vexillum, panther at feet, year 290. Ros-26. VG/F. Ex Sugar and Fisher collections. $125
*214 sebaste, domitian. 81-96. Æ24. his bust righttyche standing left. lxf countermark of the 10th legion on neck on obverse. ros-3, bmc-2, hendin-806. coin is vf/f, countermark vf. both coin and countermark much above average. $175
For another 10th Legion countermark, see lot 141
*217 ---julia domna. Æ26. her bust r/kore stg. and facing, holding long torch & cornears, cista mystica below l., yr. 226, 201/202 ad. sng ans-1080. rare & unusual as this has a latin inscription on the obverse and a greek one on the reverse. neither rosenberger nor bmc list any coins of julia domna from sebaste! $300+
218 ---Geta. 209-212. Æ23. Bust right/Naked Ares standing r., holding spear and whip. Ros-24, SGI-2902. VF. Scarce. I can't recall offering this coin before. $200
219 ---Elagablus. 218-222. Æ22. Bust right/Persephone standing in Temple. Ros-28. Nice F/VF $100+
*222 tiberias, trajan. 98-117. Æ19. bust right/2 interlaced cornucopias, with palm branch between, date = year 91, 99/100. sng ans-1102, bmc-14. vf, green-brown patina. rosenberger does not list this date! $175
223 ---Hadrian. 117-138. Æ18. His bust right/Nike standing, holding wreath and palm branch, year 101 = 119/120. Ros-14, Hen-915. Nice VF $100+
*224 ---,---Æ18. his laureate bust right/nike standing, looking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm branch in left, year 101 (119/120). ros-14. choice vf+. a very nice coin, pretty green patina. $300?
226 HASMONEON GROUP. 7 Æ coins including one Æ Prutah H-469 type which is nicely struck and fairly well centered on Anchor side and double struck on the star side. Various grades. Sold as is, no returns. $50+
227 HERODIAN LOT. Herod the Great (3) includes H-486, H-488 and 489, Herod Archelaus (4) including a 2 Prutah, Agrippa I (3) and Agrippa II (4). Poor to VF, mostly VG or so, but a number of scarce coins in this lot. Sold as is, no returns. $100+
228 PROCURATOR LOT. Coponius or Marcus Ambiblius, Pontius Pilate (2) both types, year 16 & 17, Antonius Felix (4) 2 of each type. 7 coins, the first Fair/VG, the others mostly Fine or better. Sold as is, no returns. $100+
229 CITY COIN GROUP. A group of 11 bronzes, most if not all are Holy Land City coins. While the grades aren't great most are easily identifiable and we see coins from Caesarea, Raphia, Rabbatmoba, Neopolis and Dora in this group. Sold as is, no returns. $200+
230 MISCELLANEOUS GROUP. Herod Antipas Full Unit, Bar Kochba Medium Bronze year 3, Vespasian Judaea Capta silver Denerius, Nabatean bronze and Domitian bronze Judaea Capta. 5 coins all but the Nabatean scarce. Gd to Fine. Sold as is, no returns. $150+
231 ---Includes 3 Hasmoneon Prutahs, a Mattathias Antigonus Single Cornucopia coin, an Archelaus 2 Prutah, a Festus Prutah, 2 First Revolt 1/8 Shekels and a city coin. 9 coins, the first 3 VF or so, last two VG, the remainder F or so. $150+
232 ---Prutahs: Alexander Jannaues (H-475), Herod the Great, Agrippa I, a Procurator and 1st Revolt plus 4 Æ coins with ships; 2 minimites found in Caesarea, Tyre, Elagabalus and Gadara, Gordian III. 9 bronze coins, the first 5 genarally VG-Fine, the next 3 Fair, the last VG. $100?
A SMALL SELECTION OF NUMISMATIC LITERATURE INCLUDING A COMPLETE SET OF ROSENBERGER (back to top)
233 ROSENBERGER ISRAEL COLLECTION VOL I. Aelia Capitolina to Ascalon. Jerusalem 1972. Decent used condiiton. Volume I of the 4 volume set, which is the best work on Palestine city coins. $125
234 ROSENBERGER ISRAEL COLLECTION VOLUME II. Caesarea to Joppa, Jerusalem 1975. Decent used condiiton. I believe that this is the first time, I've offered Volume II separately. Better than average decent used condition $125
235 ROSENBERGER ISRAEL COLLECTION VOL III. Hippos-Sussita to Tiberias. Better than average, decent condition. $125
236 ROSENBERGER ISRAEL COLLECTION Volume IV. The Coinage of Eastern Palestine. 1978, Jerusalem. 84 pages (single sided) HC on slick paper. Mr. Rosenberger's last and most illusive work on city coins, this one also illustrates and catalogs legionary countermarks on Bar-Kochba overstrikes. Better than average, decent condition. $125
237 GROUP OF 3 BOOKS. Meshorer, Y. Ancient Jewish Coinage, Volume II 1982; Romanoff, Paul Jewish Symbols on Ancient Jewish Coins 1971 (Reprint of 1944 work) and Rogers, Rev. Edgar A Handy Guide to Jewish Coins 1977 reprint of 1914 work. 3 hardcover books, the 2nd with dustjacket (scuffed as usual). All slightly used, but not badly so. $40
ANCIENT GREEK COINS (back to top)
*238 spain, numantia (the aregoradenses). 2nd century bc. ar drachm (3.75). beardless male head right,Θ [Θ] behind/horseman galloping right holding spear, legend above exergue. sng cop-345, sg-34. toned aef, a very nice coin. $325
239 GAUL, The Veliocasses. 1st Century BC. Potin 17mm. Abstract human head/ Animal (horse?) standing left, 3 dots around. cf. De la Tour-7417. Nice VF $125
240 ---The Remi. 1st Century BC. Potin 21mm. Warrior with wind-blown hair advancing right, holding spear & torque/Animal walking right. cf. De la Tour-8124. SG-136. GVF/F. $100+
241 DANUBIAN CELTS. 2nd-1st Century BC. AR Drachm. Head right/Horseman left. A Celt imitative issue mirroring coins of Philip II of Macedon. cf. BMC-39, cf-Pink-201. VF, usual concave flan. $150
242 ---,--- AR Tetradrachm (13.73). Struck in imitation of a Philip III Tetradrachm. Head of Hercules right/Zeus seated left. As Pink-589, SG-212. F-VF for type. Concave as made. $150
243 SAMNIUM, Aesernia. 263-240 BC. Æ21. Head of Vulcan left, wearing pilos, tongs behind/Zeus in galloping biga right, hurling thunderbolt. SG-536, BMC-1. GVF, nice green patina. Extremely rare. $900
245 BRUTTIUM, Lokri Epizephyrioi. 300-268 BC. Æ17. Helmeted head of Athena right/Pegasus flying right. BMC-16, SNG ANS-150. VF $125
246 SICILY, Adranon. 344-336 BC. Æ Hemilitron (21mm). Hd of river-god Adranos left/ Bull butting right. SG-1016, BMC-3,SNG Cop-12. F-VF, dark patina. Scarce $325+
247 ---Gela. 420-405. Æ OInka. Bull stg right, head slightly lowered, pellet below/Head of river-god Gelas right. SG-1096. Weber 1336. Green patina, GVF. $200
248 ---Kamarina. 413-405 BC. Æ Trias. Head of Athena left/Owl standing left, clutching lizard. BMC-40, ANS-1230, SG-1063. EF, dark green patina. Nice coin! $250
249 ---Katane. 212-205 BC. Æ Hexas (15mm, 2.04 gr) Head of Apollo right/Isis standing right, holding bird, to right. SNG ANS-1282, BMC-65, SG-1074. VF+. $225
*250 ---leontinoi. 466-425 bc. ar tetradrachm (17.17). head of apollo left/lion head left, four corn-grains around (l)eontinoi in one line above head. bmc-37, sng fitzwilliam-1050. vf and rare type. the occurrence of both apollo's head and the lion's left is only about 5% of the published examples and when the inscription is in only one line it is even less. this type is missing in both sng cop and sng ans and only one example of each is cited in the two references that we do list. $1200
251 ---Menainon. 210-180 BC. Æ Hexas (15.6mm, 1.72 gr). Bust of Hermes wearing winged petasos r/Caduceus, 2 pellets in field. SG-1131, BMC-4, VF. Scarce $225
252 ---Messana under the Mamertini. c 200-38 BC. Æ21. Laureate head of Apollo right, arrowhead behind/Nike standing left, holding wreath, "III" to left. BMC-44, SG- 1147v, VF/F $125+
254 ---Syracuse. Time of Timoleon, 344-336 BC. Æ Hemilitron. Helmeted head of Athena left/Hippocamp left. SG-1193v. aVF $225
255 SICULO-PUNIC. c. 280-220 BC. Æ25. Head of Arethusa left, wreathed with grain/ Head and neck of horse right. Nice Fine, deep green patina $175
262 ---,---AR Tetradrachm (16.75) of Arados. Similar, anchor at left, M below throne. Price-3356, As SG-6721. aVF $200
For other coins of Alexander the Great, see lots 19 & 20
263 ---Perdikkas II. 454-413 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.04). Horse prancing right/Crested helmet right, in square, all in incuse square. BMC-7, SNG Cop-486, SG-1487. VF $150+
265 ---Istros. 400-350 BC. AR Stater (5.19). Inverted heads/Sea-eagle on dolphin, above, Θ [Θ] behind eagle and below dolphin. BMC-10, SG-1669. VF $150+
*266 ---lysimachos. 323-281 bc. ar tetradrachm (15.89). head of alexander the great with horn of ammon/athena enthroned left holding nike and resting arm on shield, monograms at left. sg-6814v. nicely toned vf $500
*268 thracian islands, thasos. 510-490 bc. ar stater (7.89). naked, ithyphallic satyr kneeling right, clasping struggling nymph/4 part incuse square. sg-1357, bmc-3. vf, flan irregular. a nice example of this early silver coin $650
270 EPEIROS, Ambrakia. 360-338 BC. AR Stater (8.03). Pegasos with curled wings stg right, "A" beneath/Athena in Corinthian helmet left, behind, head of Achelous facing?. SG-1960. BMC-19. aVF, but evidence of cleaning. $300
272 EUBOIA, Histiaia. 3rd Century BC. AR Tetrobol (2.24). Head of nymph Histiaia right/Nymph Histiaia seated right on rock on galley. SG-2496. VF $75
*274 ---,---393-300 bc. ar tetradrachm (16.64). head of athena right wearing crested helmet/owl standing right, olive twig & crescent.. sg-2537, cop-64. fine and well centered. nice for this issue $300+
*276 paphlagonia, sinope. 415-365 bc. ar drachm (4.90). head of sinope left in border of dots/sea eagle l. on dolphin ΕΙΝΩ [ΕΙΝΩ] below, ΑΓΠΕΩ [ΑΓΠΕΩ] beneath wing. bmc-11, sg-3962. vf/ef, short flan $300
277 MYSIA, Pergamon. c. 133-100 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.60). Cista Mystica with serpent in wreath/Bowcase between serpents, staff at right. SG-3947, SNG Cop-424. GVF, obv. o.c. $150
278 ---,---After 133 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Similar to above but snakeentwined staff to right and monogram above on obverse. SG-3949. Toned VF $125
280 IONIA, Ephesos. 189-133 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.60). Cista Mystica & serpent within wreath/Bowcase between serpents, staff above, monograms to left, long torch at right, year 47 = 161 BC. SG-4394, SNG Cop-326. VF/EF $150
*284 ---teos. late 6th century bc. ar didrachm (11.86). griffin with curled wings seated right, left foreleg raised/incuse punch. sg-3512, bmc-2, sng von aulock-2252. f-vf, a small laminaiton. rare, early coin. $600
288 PHRYGIA, Apameia. 133-48 BC. Æ23. Athena wearing helmet right/Eagle flying over meander pattern between caps of the Discouri. SNG Cop-164. EF $125
*289 pamphylia, aspendos. 370-333 bc. ar stater (11.01). two wrestlers, fn (backwards n) between, legend in ex./slinger right with triskeles, all in dotted square. sg- 5398ff, sng va-4568. nice ef, natural edge flaw. ex ponterio, 10/95 auction. $450
*292 ---tarsos. datames. 378-362 bc. ar stater (10.44). baal seated on throne right, head facing, holding eagle tipped scepter and corn-ear with grapes/ana and datames standing within shrine. sg-5646, bmc-35. nicely toned vf+. $100+
*293 ---,---mazaeus. 378-372 bc. ar stater (10.81). baal seated left/lion attacking bull upon walls (of jerusalem?). sg-5651, hen-450 vf, very light oxidation. rare. hendin makes a convincing case that the walls on the reverse are the walls of jerusalem $900
294 ---,---After 164 BC. Æ15. Zeus enthroned left, holding long scepter and eagle/Club in wreath. SG-5675, BMC-126. VF+ $150
*295 coele-syria, chalkis, ptolemy tetrach. 73/72 bc, year 240. Æ19. head of zeus right/the dioskouri, standing & facing, each with a spear. sng cop-413, sg- 5897ff. vf, black patina, a touch rough. $200
*296 phoenica, tyre. ar half shekel or didrachm (7.07). head of melkarth right/eagle standing left, club, monogram right, and date to left, struck year 40, 87/86 bc. this was the actual price of the temple tax in jerusalem. hen-918, bmc-224. choice ef, one of the nicest we've seen. ex g. fisher through cng in may 1989 $550+
*297 ---,---after 126-125 bc, this 40/39 bc, year 87. ar shekel (13.86). as above, monogram and date to left, bn to right. h-917, bmc-174. f-vf/vf, obverse a bit grainy. a very unusual coin! although this coin does not have the kp "mintmark" thought by many to indicate this was struck in jerusalem (though not until 22 years after this was struck) it is remarkably similar to that 2nd type on a smaller thicker flan than the usual 1st type. "30 pieces of silver, shekel of tyre". $500+
*298 ---,---(13.56). head of melkarth right/eagle standing left, club and date to left, kp to right. struck year 109, 18/17 bc. one of the earliest dates of the jerusalem type. h- 919, rpc-4640. vf, but obverse exhibits some oxidation. "30 pieces of silver, shekel of tyre". $350
*299 ---,--- ar half shekel (7.05). head of melkarth right/eagle standing left, club and date to left, kp to right. year 140, 14/15 ad.bmc-236, hen-920. this "jerusalem" type is a typically crude strike, but decent. fine, on short flan, top of head off-flan on obverse. this struck during the lifetime of jesus.. $200+?
*300 ---,---ar shekel (14.23). head of melkarth right/eagle standing left, club and date to left, kp to right. struck year 146, 20/21 ad. one of the earliest dates of the jerusalem type. h-919, rpc-4659, bmc-200. vf/vf+ "30 pieces of silver, shekel of tyre". this struck during the lifetime of jesus. $500?
*301 seleukid kings, seleukos i, nikator. 312-280 bc. ar tetradrachm (16.30) of seleucia on the tigris. laureate head of zeus right/athena in chariot drawn by four horned elephants, £d£k above elephants. sg-6831, bmc-26, esm-87. nice vf. scarce. $1000
302 ---Seleukos II, Kallinikos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.52). Diadem head right/Apollo standing left, holding arrow and leaning on tripod. SG-6897. F-VF/aF, somewhat rought. $200+
303 --- Antiochus IX, Kyzikenos. 113-95 BC. Æ19. Winged bust of Eros right/Nike adv. left, year 201 or 202. SNG Israel 2735. VF $175+
*304 nabatean kings, aretas iv. 9 bc- 40 ad. Æ14. laureate bust of aretas right/ two parallel cornucopias with palm and letter to left. mesh-61a, sng ans-1430. vf and seldom offered type. coins of aretas iv with crossed cornucopias are relatively common, this type with parallel cornucopias is rare. $125+
*305 ---rabbel ii. 71-106 ad. ar drachm (3.05). bust of king right, legend around/veiled and draped bust of queen gamilath, wife and sister of king, legend around. mesh- 153, sgi-5705. vf for issue. $200+
*306 baluchistan, seleukus i. c. 300 bc. ar hemiobol (.34). helmeted head of seleukus i right/nike placing wreath on trophy. rare coin from this seleucid satrapay. see newell esm page 159 and plate lvi, 7. vf. ex bill spengler who purchased this from glenn schinke at the ny international in 1992. $150+
309 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT, Ptolemy II, Philadelphos. 285-246 BC. Æ37. Head of Zeus Ammon right/Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, E between legs. SNG Cop-153, SG-7785v. VF, lightly tooled. $75
310 ---Ptolemy III, Euergetes. 246-221. Æ35. Head of Zeus right/Eagle standing left, £G£L between legs. SG-7816, SNG Cop-173v. Nice VF $225
311 ---Ptolemy IV, Philopater. 221-204 BC. Æ38. Laureate head of Zeus right/Eagle standing on thunderbolt, "E" between legs. SNG Cop-224, BMC-37. Nice VF. Very attractive large bronze. $200
GREEK IMPERIAL/ROMAN COLONIAL COINS (back to top)
For other GIC/RCC coins see lots 143-225, as well as lots 344 and 345
*312 thracian kings, rhoemetalkes i. 11 bc-12 ad. Æ25. conjoined busts of rhoemetalkes and his queen pythodoris r/bare head of augustus right. rpc-1711, sgi-5396. vf, pretty green patina. 3 nice portraits. $125+?
*313 moesia inferior, nicoplis ad istrum. septemius severus. 193-211. Æ19. laureate head right/tripod with serpent entwined around 1 leg, head rising above. amng-1424v. vf, pretty green patina. rare. $175+
314 ---,---Æ18. Laureate head right/Laureate draped bust of Zeus right. BMC-, Lind-, SNG Cop-. EF, sharp portrait, great patina. Irregular flan $100+
315 ---,---Geta, as Caesar. 209-212. Æ19. Bareheaded bust right/Hermes standing left, holding club and caduceus. Pick-1640. Nice VF+. $100
316 ---,---,---Æ16. Draped bust right/Tripod Lebes, serpent entwined in center. BMC-36, Choice VF+, nice green patina, reverse a bit off-center. $150
*317 ---,---diadumenian. 218 ad. Æ26. barehead bust right/zeus enthroned left, holding patara & scepter. the reverse is as lind-720, but we can't find a match with both the obverse and reverse. gvf, nice green patina. no doubt rare. $250+
319 THRACE, Serdica. Caracalla. 193-217 AD. Æ32. Laureate bust right/Athena standing left. SNG Cop-794. VF, green patina. $150+
320 PONTOS, Amasia. Marcus Aurelius 161-180.Æ34. Bust of Aurelius right/Aurelius and Verus standing and clasping hands, year 164 = 162/163 AD. As SGI-1562, as BMC-3 but different date. VF $250
321 ---Neocasarea, Voluisan. 251-253. Æ29. Laureate bust right/Victory seated left on globe holding scepter and small victory. VF $175
322 IONIA, Ephesos, Augustus. 27 BC-14 AD. Æ26. Bare head of Augustus right/"CA" in rostral wreath. RPC-2234, BMC-721. VF. $250
324 ---Smyrna. Nero and Agrippina, Jr. 54-68. Æ19. Their busts facing each other/ Nemesis standing right. RPC-2479, SGI-646. VG.95 $70
325 PAMPLYLIA, Side. Gallienus. 253-268. Æ 12 Assaria (c. 29 mm). Bust of emperor right, IB (denomination) in front/Bust of city-goddess. SNG Von Aulock 4845/4843. F+/aVF and rare. $125
326 PISIDIA, Antioch. Julia Domna, wife of Septemius Severus. Æ31. Draped bust right/Victory stg l., holding wreath and palm branch. BMC-48 (reverse). VF. $200
327 ---,---Septemius Severus. 193-211. Æ34. Laur. bust right/Mên, stg. front, looking r, holds column with Nike on globe and scepter, at feet is cock. BMC-20. GF. $100
*329 syria, antioch ad orontem. augustus 27 bc-14 ad. ar tetradrachm (15.23). laureate of augustus right/tyche of antioch seated right, river god orontes at right, year 30 = 2/1 bc. rpc-4156, bmc-146. ef $900
*332 roman egypt. aelius, as caesar. 136-138. Æ drachm. bare-headed bust right/ homonoia seated left on thorne, holding patera, cornucopia below. milne-1547, emm-1351. vf and rare. unusual use of roman consular dating $700
ROMAN COINS (back to top)
*334 republic. sex. pompeius. 137 bc. ar denarius. helmeted head of roma right, x below chin, jug behind/she-wolf suckling twins romulus and remus, fig tree in background, birds in tree, the shepherd faustulus stg. right behind. sr-112, pompeia-1. vf/f-vf. $75+
336 ---ANONYMOUS. c. 90 BC. Æ Semis (10.3). Laureate head of Zeus right, "S" behind/Prow on galley r, "S" above. As S-901, Cr-339/2 heavier than usual. F. $75
*337 ---a. plautius. 55 bc. ar denarius. turreted head of cybelle right/bacchius kneeling right beside camel, palm branch in hand. bacchius ivdaevs below and to right. sr-395, plautia-13, hendin-741. choice vf, reverse a touch off-center, but all detail including important legends on flan. a very scarce jewish reference coin an much scarcer than the related coin of aretas. $300
338 JULIUS CAESAR. c. 45 BC. Æ Dupondius. Bust of Victory r/Minerva adv. left, hldg trophy, spear, shield & snake by feet. SR-1417, Cr-476/1. F-VF, but grainy. $200
*339 ---ar denarius. head of clementia right, wreathed with oak/trophy of gallic arms, axe on right, caesar below. sr-1400, rsc-18. toned vf, a couple of banker's marks in obverse field. the coin is slightly off center, thus the lii behind clementia's head is barely visible. this number 52 refers to julius caesar's age when this coin was struck in 48 bc. $200+
340 OCTAVIAN. c. 38 BC. Æ Sestertius or Dupondius (12.35 grams, Æ29). Bare head of Octavia right/Wreathed head of Julius Caesar. SR-1569, Cr-535/1. F-VF, bit rough around edges but nice portraits. $250
341 AUGUSTUS, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius. Bust right/Caius & Lucius Caesars standing & facing, shields & spears between them. SR-1597, RSC-43. aVF. An alternate choice for the Biblical Tribute Penny rather than the denarius of Tiberius. $150
343 ---Posthumous issue by Tiberius. Æ As. Radiate head left/Eagle atop globe facing right. SR-1790. VF, but grainy. $150
*344 augustus and agrippa. c. 12 bc. Æ dupondius of neumausus. laureate head of augustus left, bare head of agrippa right/crocodile right, palm tree beyond. sr-1730, rpc-524. vf. this interesting reverse type showing a crocodile commemorates the conquest of egypt in 30 bc. always a popular issue. $250+
346 TIBERIUS. 14-37. Æ Sestertius. Tiberius seated left on chair holding patera and scepter/Large SC in legend. SR-1764, RIC-48. VF, but sl. grainy and some of the legend off flan. The Asian earthquake relief coin, struck to publicize the measures undertaken by Tiberius for relief of those cities near Sardis in 17 AD $300+
347 ---14-37. Æ As. Bare head left/Livia seated right holding patara and scepter. SR- 1769, RIC-34. VF, bit rough. $225
*350 agrippa, died c. 12 bc. Æ as issued by his grandson caligula. bust left/neptune standing left holding trident and dolphin, s-c to either side. sr-1812, ric-58. nice vf for strike, wear and centering although fields (more so on reverse) are a tad rough. $125+
354 ---,--- Laureate head right/Triumphal arch with equestrian statue of Nero Claudius Drusus on top. With rectangular countermark of NCAPR behind head. SR-1852m RIC-114. GF/VG. Reverse with corrosion. $400+
*356 agrippina, sr., wife of germanicus. Æ sestertius. draped bust right/large sc within legend. sr-1906, ric-102. an issue of claudius in honor of his deceased sister- in-law. vf, although somewhat rough, but not hurting portrait. scarce. $550
*358 ---Æ dupondius. radiate head right/roma seated left cuirass, holding wreath, leaning on shield. sr-1966, ric-296. gd vf+, with a great portrait, but very rough along bottom obverse from about 5 to 7 o'clock. $275
*360 ---,---bust right/mourning jewess right of palm tree, emperor standing below it to left. sr-2278, ric-363, h-763. struck at antioch. a judaea capta issue and much rare than the above issue. avf $600+
*361 ---,---bust right/emperor standing in quadriga, holding branch in right hand and scepter in left. sr-2279, ric-364, h-765. vf, somewhat ragged flan. another, rare judaea capta. the ragged flan is typical of this issue. $300
362 ---,---Bust right/Victory adv. right placing wreath on trophy. SR-2317. RSC-618, H- 771. VF. A fourth Judaea Capta type. $150+
*364 ---Æ sestertius. laureate head right/jewess mourning sits right on right beneath palm tree, behind palm stands the emperor, ivdaea capta. ric-427, brin-44. h-775 sim. f-vf, nice green patina. a nicely centered well struck example, some light scratches on the obverse. worth a substantial bid. ex wmr 31c #357 $800+
*366 ---,---laureate bust right/victory standing right, foot on helmet, writing on shield attached to palm tree. h-778, sr-2443. vf, a bit rough with some minor pitting on obverse. a nice judaea capta sestertius. ex wmr 34e #278 $350+
368 ---Æ Dupondius. Radiate head right/Aequitas standing left, holding scales and scepter. SR-2356, but Cos III. VF+/VF. $250+
*371 ---,---similar. as bmc-618, ric-513 and 784. but with a different combination of legends and devices. obverse reads..imp caes vespasianavg and reverse reads pon m tr ppp cos iii. f-vf, rare and perhaps unpublished! ex wmr 29f #236. $200+
*376 titus. 79-81. ar denarius. bust right/jewish captive kneels in front of trophy. h- 786v (different legends), sr-2505v, ric-208. nice vf. rare judaea capta type! the obverse legend reads t caesar imp vespanianvs, while the reverse reads tr pot viii cos vii. $300+
*377 ---Æ sestertius of thrace! bust r/ivd cap sc, palm tree, to l. mourning jewess, to right male jew. a judaea capta from a balkan mint. rpc-503. f-vf. an extremely rare coin, the balkan style is entirely different than the roman pieces. $2500?
380 ---Æ Sestertius. Laureate head right/Jupiter seated left, holding victory and scepter. SR-2766. F/VF, obverse somewhat pitted with flan crack. $150+
*384 ---Æ dupondius. radiate head right/abundantia seated left on chair formed by 2 crossed cornucopias, holding scepter. sr-3225, ric-428. ef, green brown patina, with minor flecking on obverse. very nice portrait. $250+
*385 hadrian. 117-138. ar denarius. ric-282, bmc-757, sr-3547. bust r/victory- nemesis advancing right. this was struck in 135 ad and is regarded by some as commemorating hadrian's victory over shimon bar kochba in judaea. toned ef, slightly irregular flan. rare, we've only had 1 previously. $500
389 DIVA FAUSTINA, SR., wife of Antoninus Pius. Æ Sestertius. Draped bust right/ Vesta standing left holding patera above altar at left. SR-4619, RIC-1126. GVF on small flan, light reverse pitting. $250
*393 commodus. 177-192. ar denarius. head right, clad in lion's skin (as hercules)/ her-cvl ro-man av gv in 3 lines divided by vertical club, all in laurel wreath. sr-5444, ric-251. commodus believed himself to be the reincarnation of hercules and this coin is all that and more. he was finally strangled to death on the last day of 192 after surviving numerous attempts on his life. f-vf, bit rough. $75
*394 ---Æ sestertius. laureate head right/victory seated right on pile of shields, inscribing shield balanced on knee. sr-5826. vf/f, light pitting on a tight flan, which is not uncommon for sestertius of commodus. scarce. $350
398 PHILIP I. 244-249. AR Antoninianus. Radiate bust right/Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia. SR-8918, C-9. EF $50
*399 florian. 276. bi antoninianus. radiate bust right/felicitas standing left, holding patera and long caduceus, altar at feet, v in ex. sr-11854, ric-61, ticinum mint. choice ef and perfectly centered. $125+
*400 numerian. 283-284. silvered antoninianus. radiate bust right/2 figures both in military dress (presumably numerian and carus, but possibly jupiter on right) standing and facing each with victory surmounted globe between them and star above, e at feet, xxi in exeruge. sr-12222, ric-377 (antioch). ef, very nice coin. $75+
*401 carinus. 282-283. bi antoninianus. radiate bust right, carinus and jupiter standing and facing each other, emperor receiving victory on globe from jupiter, b in field, xxi in ex. sr-12294, rc-202 (cyzicus). ef. some silvering intact. $75+
*403 julian ii. 360-363. Æ1 of heraclea. bust right/bull standing right, 2 stars above, heracla in ex. with • before and below mint name. sr-4072, ric-104. ef/vf+. a super coin, the portrait is the nicest we've seen $175+
405 GROUP OF COINS. Mostly Roman. Includes Aes of 211-206 BC, Galba Sestertius, Hadrian Aes, Septemius Severus denarius and others. Also bronzes of Lilybaum, Rhegion and Ptolemaic Egypt. 11 total coins. Poor to VF. A few better pieces. Sold as is, no returns. $150+
MISCELLANEOUS ANCIENT COINS (back to top)
407 BYZANTINE, Justinian I. 527-565. Æ Decanummium. Facing bust/Cross with star in each angle, all in wreath. SB-333. aF/VF. Unusual type. $60
410 UMAYYAD, Jerusalem. Iliya Filastin. c. 74-77 AH. Late 7th Century AD. Æ Fals. Standing Caliph/ Legend. Walker-73, SNAT-1ff. Fine $100+
For a nice selection of gold Islamic coins see lots 6 to 16
GOLD COINS OF THE WORLD (back to top)
412 COLOMBIA, Republic. 1827 RU 1 Gold Escudo. KM-81.2, Fr-73. GVF, light obv. scratches. $150+
*413 england, elizabeth ii. 1964. william shakespeare, 400th anniversary. gold 57mm (18 karat, 105 grams) by paul vincze. issued for the shakespeare birthplace trust. bust of shakespeare left/"we shall not look upon his like again", actors in dramatic pose. mint state. $16500
*414 ---,---1964. william shakespeare. gold 56 mm (22 karat, 99 grams) by paul vincze. facing bust of shakespeare between the globe theater and the swan theater/prospero standing left, a ravaging sea with two ships under sail behind. #2 of very few minted. mint state. $1800+
*415 ---,---1965. 750th anniversary of the signing of the magna carta. gold 57 mm (22 karat, 125 grams) by paul vincze. the charter in the center "1215-1965" above, "magna carta" below, seals above and below the charter/king john receiving the charter to sign. no. 2 of a very limited mintage. $2250+
*416 ---,---1966. 900th anniversary of the battle of hastings. gold 57 mm (22 karat, 108 grams) by paul vincze. a view of the battle/a view of battle abbey and coins of harold ii and william i below. no. 3 of a very limited mintage. $2000
418 INDIA, Mysore. Tipu Sultan. 18th Century Gold Fanams. Mitchner 982-990, KM- 128.1. EF. Group of 3 pieces. $50+
419 ---Vijayanagar. Srirangaraya III. 1642-79. Gold Fanams, Group of 6 pieces, both Mitchner 929 and 930. Average EF. Sold as is, no returns $100?
420 ---Group of Gold Fanams. 17th-19th Century. Cochin (4), Mysore (4) and Marathas of Tanjore (3). 11 small gold coins. Sold as is, no returns. $150+
433 ---Franz Josef II. 1956 Gold 25 Franken.Y15, Fr-21. NGC-MS64. 1 year type $200+
*434 palestine. 1936 (1984) gold sovereign. bruce-xm-2. edward viii left/coins. proof, rare, 250 minted. richard lobel issue. we offered a similar piece in our spring 1997 sale which sold for $200. $300
MODERN AND MEDIEVAL COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS (back to top)
435 A GROUP. Barbed Wire Related Medals. Belgium WWII POW Citation with ribbon, the reverse showing a stockade surrounded by barbed wire and a 1918 Battle of Yser 65mm medal with a soldier looking over a broken down fence. There may be barbed wire on the fence or it may have been George Fisher's fertile imagination: Netherlands 1958 Æ God's Spenning featuring a cross with barbed wire; Australia 1990 for the International Reunion of POWs held in Tasmania and depicting a prisoner looking out from beyond a barbed wire fence. (I found this in a large and busy coin shop in Prague in 1995 and presented it to George) and United States Bronze and Silver 45mm Proofs of "Barbed Wire Fence the West" from a Franklin Mint Series. 6 medals from the George Fisher Barbed Wire Medal collection $50+?
436 ---10 Asian silver coins. Mostly Afghanistan and Iran, with one Mughal Empire coin in the mix as well. Looks like 17th to 19th Century. Average VF. Sold as is, no returns. $90+?
437 ---Turkey. Group of 4 silver coins. 6 Piastres 1223/29 and 30; 20 Piastres 1255/9 and 1327/8. Mostly F-VF. Also Germany, Prussia 1911-A 3 mark VF, Emprire 1902- A 1 Mark VF and Spain, Philip V 1722-J 2 Real of Seville, nice VF, but has been holed and plugged. 7 silver coins $75?
438 ---A miscellaneous lot of exonumia. US Dept of Interior 1964 Medal for Meritorious Service: California Rifle & Pistol Assn. Enameled Expert Pistol award with ribbon; ribbon and pin for the 1937 California Convention of Parents and Teachers (very faded); Badge & Pinback for the Int Eucharistic Congress in Chicago 1926; a Papal medal of the same event; an Æ Plaque for 1955 3rd National Judicial Conference in Trieste and an American Legion large Æ School Award. $60+
439 ---2 German Shepherd Medals, one from Germany the other from Czechoslovakia; Oakland Kennel Club Medal of 1924; an Æ 1936 Plaque from Vienna; a Rhodesia Æ Ian Smith Medal; 1964 World's Fair "Irradiated Dime" in holder; plus medals from Merida, Mexico, St. Paul Benedict, Neuschwantstein and a silver medal from Silesia. Another neat lot $60+
*440 austria, archduke ferdinand. 1564-95. silver taler of hall. legend around crowned half length bust/crowned arms. dav-8097. vf. mount skillfully removed at 12 o'clock from rim and only visible from top. $150+
443 ---Republic. 1932 2 Schilling. KM-2848. Joseph Hayden . Nice Unc. $125
*445 bolivia. proclamations.1) 1850 4 sole type. head of belzu 1/2 left/hercules slaying dragon, holding club which points to "t". struck for the suppression of the aristocratic revolt. vf+, holed at top. as bosco 18 but different die, the obverse is like his 18b, but the reverse is different and 2) 1854 1 sol. inscription in wreath/ seated female holding eagle and flag. bosco-31, fonr-9595. vf but with 4 holes at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. 2 better pieces. $50+?
446 BRAZIL, Pedro II. 1889. 2000 Reis. KM-485, EL-84. Choice lustrous AU $60
448 BULGARIA, Ivan Shishman. 1371-1396. AR Gros. King Standing/Facing bust of Christ. VF. $50?
450 CEYLON, George Steuart & Co. Wekande Mills. 1843 (1881). Æ (19 mils) token. Legends in Sinhalese & Tamil (wrong)/2 woman at work. Prid-96, MNI-2246. A Coffee Token. Mostly red unc. $75+
*451 crusaders, athens, guy ii de la roche. regency of hughes de brienne. bi denier tournois. cross pattee, gviot/castle. ccs-91, sch. xiii, 7. f. scarce. ex. woodhead, blunt, lockett, grantley, lambros collections. old tickets included. $250
452 ---Jerusalem. John of Brienee. After 1219. Bi Denier of Acre (?). Head of King facing/ Cross Pattee. Met-122. VF/aVG. $100+
453 ---Imitation of Ayyubid coin, in name of Al-Salih Ismai'il of Damascus. 1237- 45. AR Half Dirhem. Legend in square. CCS-4 (Scarce). aVF, ex Phil Da Vinci $50?
459 ---Christian VIII. 1847-VS Rigsbankdaler. KM-735.1, Cr-127. VF, small ding behind neck. $50
460 ---Frederik VII. 1848. Speciedaler. His accession and Death of Christian VIII. KM- 742, Dav-75. VF $165
*463a ---british occupation. hussein kamil. ah1335, 1916 10 milliemes. km-316, y38. error, no hole. aef. it's been over 8 years since we've offered this type. that was a different date and not as nice. it sold for $75 $75?
464 ---,---,---2 Piastres 1916 & 1917, 5 Piastres 1917 (2) & 10 Piastres 1917 (2). 6 WWI silver coins. Average Fine. $40?
465 ---,---,---1916-1917 a group of 20 Piastres. 1914 4 pieces, 1917-H 1 piece. KM-321 and 322, Haffner 28 & 30. 5 nice crowns, average VF+. $150
466 ENGLAND, John. 1199-1216. AR short Cross Penny of London. Crowned bust with scepter/Short Cross, Abel on Lvnd. S-1353, Type 6a. Gd fine $160
467 ---Henry III. 1216-1272. AR Long Cross Penny. Class 3b without scepter. Canterbury Mint. S-1363. F-VF $60+
471 ---Charles II. 1660-62. AR 2 Pence. Bust left/Arms. Type III, with inner circles and crown on both sides. S-3326, KM-401. Crude VF. $125
*473 ---victoria. 1886 colonial and indian exhibition, london. Æ52 mm by l. c. wyon. bust of albert edward, prince of wales left/5 line legend in wreath. bhm- 3209, pudd-886.2. ef. ex bill spengler collection. see lots 540 to 544. $65
*474 ---,---1887 wm 51mm by hamilton & inches. crowned bust of victoria 3/4 left with hebrew inscription jubilee in curved horn below/athena standing left, holding spear and supporting a shield, prow behind, greek legend below. struck for the "queen's jubilee" and known as the "queen's medal". bhm-3254v. brown does not list the medal in wm. unusual with hebrew and greek along with latin. ef $200+
477 ---George V & VI. Pair of War Medals. 1) WWI. Bust of George V left/St. George on horse trampling German shield with skull & crossbones below. Silver 36mm awarded to Private L. Sukenik with clasp attached but w/o ribbon; 2) Bust of George VI left/British lion atop dragon. CN 36mm plain edge with ribbon. 2 medals. $50?
*478 ---elizabeth ii. 1955. admiral lord nelson and the 150th anniversary of the battle of trafalgar by paul vincze. silver 58mm. bust left/nepturne rising from the sea holds wreath aloft, ship behind. eimer 2095a. toned unc. made for spink. $75+
*479 ---,---1964. john walker by paul vincze. silver 56 mm. walker was the keeper of coins and medals at the british museum as well as honorable secretary of the royal numismatic society. bust left, legend in two lines around/medieval soldier left holding banner and shield, coin to right. lightly toned. scarce? $75+
*480 ---,---,---antony and cleopatra by paul vincze. one of a series that vincze did for shakespeare's plays. silver 56mm. facing bust of shakespeare between the globe theater and the swan theater/cleopatra kneeling next to a dying antony. $75
*481 ---,---,---the tempest, by paul vincze. one of a series that vincze did for shakespeare's plays. silver 56mm same obverse as above/prospero standing left, a ravaging sea with two ships under sail behind. $75
*482 ---,---,---william shakespeare, 400th anniversary. silver 38 mm. issued for the shakespeare birthplace trust. bust of shakespeare left/"we shall not look upon his like again", actors in dramatic pose. as eimer 2103 35mm unlisted! $50?
*484 ---,---,---900th anniversary of the battle of hastings by paul vincze. silver 57 mm. a view of the battle/a view of battle abbey and coins of harold ii and william i below. #80 of a limited issue. $75
*485 ---,---1967 sir francis chichester by paul vincze. gold plated 38mm. bust left/ neptune kneeling left before a globe on which are two boats, legends. chichester was the first to sail around the world single handed. proof. produced by spink. $50?
*486 ---,---1964. william shakespeare by paul vincze, his plays. the large Æ original cast artists model for the obverse of his 15 piece "shakespeare's plays" series. c. 250mm, in original condition. $175
*487 ---,---1969 200th anniversary of the stratford jubilee by paul vincze gilt silver 35mm. shakespeare in oval at top center, flanked by actor and actress and legend/ david garrick in circle, legend. $50?
*493 ---,---paul vincze original cast artists model. 1969. 200th anniversary of the stratford jubilee. c. 280mm. huge cast models for both the obverse and reverse. shakespeare obverse, david garrick reverse. as made, two large pieces. $325
*494 ---,---1970 charles dickens by paul vincze. silver 63 mm on the centenary of his death. bust partially left in front of city view, legend below/kneeling allegorical woman right in front of bookshelves filled with books. $75
*495 ---,---ludwig van beethoven by paul vincze. gold plated silver 57mm struck for the 200th birthday of the great composer. his bust half right/allegorical woman at piano holding a lyre. niggl-2582. scarce. $75+
496 ESTONIA, Livonia, Reval. Anonymous. c. 1400. AR Schilling. Shield/Cross. MEC-376 sim. F-VF $55
497 EUROPA AND ESPERANTO. Europa 1952 silver 2 1/2 Europino w. Eisenhower. Bruce-X11 and Esperanto 1959 1 and 5 Steloj. Bruce-X3 and X4. 3 unc coins $45
*505 ---henry ii. 1554/53-m. silver teston. of toulouse. bare head right/crowned arms, with crowned h's to either side. duplessy-983, scmf-3502ff. (similar but without dotted circle inside obverse and reverse legends.) toned vf. $275
507 ---,---1774-Q (Perpignan) Ecu. Short four year type. K-551.13, D-1332. VF $150
*508 ---napoleon. 1803. Æ 41mm by jeuffroy. treaty of amiens broken and occupation of hannover. english lion tearing treaty/winged victory on horse right. br-271, j- 1166. choice chocolate brown unc. original. $125
*512 ---3rd republic. 1901. silver 85 x 42mm by c. r. de st marceuax. le gaulois was a french daily published by arthur meyer. this is a prize medal awarded for a 1901 competition. young lady drawing/legend. medal is made to look like a bundle of newspapers, tied by a string which is especially apparent on the edge. rare. $175+?
514 GERMANY, Aachen, Free City. 1420. AR Short Cross Groschen. Cross in inner legend, outer legend, CCCC XX/Bust of Charlemagne. Early dated coin Frey-18. Fine $200
515 ---Anahlt-Dessau, Friedrich II. 1914-A. 3 Mark. Silver Wedding Anniversary of Friedrich & Marie. KM-30. Toned Au-Unc $120
*521 ---munster. friedrich christian von plettenberg. 1692-jo 24 mariengroschen or 2/3 taler. dav-692, km-101. capped arms/legend with date and denomination. above the denomination and dividing the mintmaster's initials are 6 pointed stars, not rosettes. we can find no reference, nor any photo showing these stars and can only speculate as to their significance. vf. $175+
*523 ---,---wilhelm ii. (1888) silver 28mm medal. uniform bust facing 1/2 left/his head right, crown and wreath above, all in circle and legend. choice toned p-l unc. ex virgil brand collection. $200+
524 ---,---,---1901-A 5 Mark. KM-526, Dav-790. 200 Years of Prussian Kingdom. Lightly toned Unc. $120
527 ---Saxe-Weimer-Eisenach. Wilhelm Ernst. 1910-A. 3 Mark. Y-176. The Grand Duke's 2nd marriage. BU. $100
530 ---,---Friedrich August II. 1842-G 1/6 Taler = 5 New Groschen. Bust right/Arms. KM-1161, Cr-228. Ch. Toned Unc. $100+
533 ---Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. Johann the Younger. 1621/0. Unusual coat of arms/Legend. Overdate. Lange-542. VF $100+
*534 ---struensee. 1796. ar 42mm by abraham abramson. carl august of struensee. bust right/mercury advancing left, holding caduceus. hoffman-283. vf, some handling marks. scarce medal by a german jew who was among most famous and prolific medalists of the 18th century. $100+?
*535 ---1915. wwi box medal. tin 51mm by schwerdtner of vienna. two soldiers with rifles/two hands clasping. the two sides open and inside are about 15 circular tickets, some with wars scenes (in color) and some with legends. struck for the german-austrian army brotherhood. gvf $300?
536 ---Weimer Republic. 1930-A. 3 Mark. KM-69. 700th Anniversary of the Death of Vogelweide. Unc. $100+
*537 ---3rd reich. nd. silver 36 mm. the famous mehr raum or more space colonial medal produced at the bavarian state mint. globe, with the captials of german african colonies named/naked man running left cutting the barbed wire of boundaries imposed on germany by the versailles treaty. toned ef and scarce. $175
*540 india. mountstuart elephinstone laudatory medal. 1860 Æ 52 by h. weigall. his bare head left/a native reading a book kneeling beneath a tree, a shaft of light illuminating the book. bhm-2673 (rrr), pudd- unlisted. vf. elphinstone was governor of bombay from 1819 through 1827 and according to puddester was one of the greatest men to serve with the eic. he helped form the native education society which later became the elphinstone institute in 1856 and is still in existence today. rare. ex bill spengler collection. $100+
*541 ---nagpore exhibition. 1865. gilt Æ 51 mm struck at calcutta mint. high relief bust of r. temple, the 1st chief commissioner of the central provinces half left/11 line legend. pudd-865.1. ef, light handling marks. ex bill spengler collection. $100+
*542 ---1888 silver 38 mm school medal. high relief veiled bust of woman right/legend in wreath. a memorial medal struck by the alexandra nge institute, bombay. the obverse legend reads, "ave bhownaccree, 1869-1888 memorial medal". unsigned, but very attractive and well done. toned ef. ex bill spengler collection. $50
*543 ---1909-1910. silver 43 mm. exhibition medal for punjab, n. w. f. p and kashmir. britannia and india, symbols/8 line legend in wreath. toned ef, a few nicks. rim bump reverse. ex bill spengler collection. $50?
546 ---James I. 1603-26 (1603-4). AR Shilling. Bust right/Harp. 1st coinage, mm = bell. S-6512, KM-12. Fine $100+
*547 israel. 1949 1 pruta w/p proof specimen in aluminum. see israel's money and medals page pr-5, unlisted in km. like the regular issue coin but struck in proof with "specimen" in english under the hebrew word prutah. haffner states that only one specimen was known to exist, that we sold to a client back in the 70's, this is only the 2nd known example. obviously of extreme rarity and should be well worth a substantial bid. we believe that this coin is from the ici mint's own archives. some hairlines $4000+
*548 ---1949 1 pruta with pearl. proof. km-9, p-3b. struck at the ici mint in birmingham. the majority of the proofs of the 1949 issues exhibit only some of the qualities of proof coins. this is a true proof. a couple of very minor spots. we believe that this is from the ici (now imi) archives. this and the following seven (7) lots make an amazing group and i would certainly venture an educated guess, the first time 7 pieces have been offered in one sale. $500+
*551 ---1952 10 pruta proof, unlisted as such. km-17, p-9. struck at the ici mint in birmingham proof fields and wire rims. a truly rare coin, which we cannot recall ever seeing before. choice to gem proof $500+
*553 ---1949 50 pruta without pearl. proof. km-13,1, p-16. unlisted by either krause or haffner in proof, but this is without doubt a true proof strike. struck at the ici mint in birmingham. the only 50 pruta without pearl proof we have seen. choice to gem proof. $500+
*555 ---1949 250 pruta with pearl. proof. km-15,1, p-24. unlisted by either krause or haffner in proof, but without doubt a true proof strike. the only 250 pruta proof we have seen. choice to gem proof. $500+ 555a ---the above eight lots as a group. if the bid for this lot, is greater than the combined high bids for lots 548-555 inclusive, this remarkable group of coins will stay together. obviously worthy of the finest collections. $4000+
557 ---1949 5 Pruta with pearl, reverse rotated 90%. KM-10, P-5. VF $125?
558 ---1949 10 Prutot with Pearl. The Pearl has been struck off-center. EF and scarce. $25+
562 ---1948-1957. 27 Piece Pruta set in Dansco Album. All coins as struck. The 25 Mils 1948 is unc., though it has a number of bagmarks, it is fully struck without any wear, while the 1949 25 closed link Mils has the "cleaned" look but it must be remembered that this coin was struck on aluminum sheet metal that came to the mint (actually a garage) looking like that. The 1954 100 Pruta Utrecht die is fantastic, among the finest we've seen with almost full "bark". . $1200
563 ---Complete 27 Piece Pruta Set in Dansco Album. 24 coins are unc, the following are not 1948 25 Mils VF, 1949 25 Mils Closed Link Typical EF on seemingly cleaned planchet and 1954 100 Pruta Utrecht die which is a VF-EF. Over $625 in retail value in this nice set. $475+
564 ---1964. 18 Piece trade coin set in black plastic holder. 2 sets. MS-3, KM-unlisted. one set very nice, the other with inside plastic torn, which is how they are usually found. $75+
567 ---1960 1 Lira Henrietta Szold BU & Proof. KM-32. 2 choice coins. $100+
568 ---1949-1960's. Trade Coin lot. 29 Prutah coins, most all unc. Includes 2 pieces of the scarcer 250 Prutah with pearl and over 100 Agorot-Pound series coins. Most seem to be before 1970 and while we did not search for varieties etc. we did notice at least one 5 Agorot 1960 in Au-Unc and a number of the 1962 small date varieties. Various grades but most are unc. Over 130 coins. Sold as is no returns $100+
571 ---Group of Mint Sets. MS-4 6 different Prutas (Large) and MS-5 6 different Prutas (Small) these two sets nice: MS-6 1963 White Set, 2 sets, one with 1 coin loose, the other better than average with less than normal problems, MS-6a 1963 White Set Type II, tape on holder, folds but coins ok. Plus the following sets in as issued or nearly so condition: 1968 (2), 1969, 1971 MM, 1972 MM, 1973 (6), 1974, 1975 (2) and 1976 (4). In addition a 1973 Israel Souvenir bookmark and year sets of 1973, 1974 and 1975 BU trade coins. Some neat items in this lot, Sold as is. $100+
572 ---1963 18 Piece Presentation Set in velvet holder with metal clasp. KM-unlisted, Kagan MS-2, IGCMC- 83015157. All 18 coins unc.. $60
573 ---1960-1968. Trade Coin Set (Agorot-Pound Series I in album). 58 coins almost all unc. Contains all the regular issues plus 1960 1 Agora Different Die (VF) & Large Date (VF); 1962 1 Agora Wide Date (VF) & Thick Date, 5 & 10 Agorot ICI dies, 1962 1, 5 and 10 Agorot SD, 1963 1 Agora Inverted Reverse and 1 Lira Flat 1. All unc., but for the three where noted and the 5 Agorot 1964 which is EF. A Nice set. $350+
*574 ---1971. "berne die" 10 lirot. let my people proof. rare type with the "open" mem and the legend away from the rim. 80 pieces struck! in custom plastic holder also containing the common jerusalem die specimen. km-59.1 & km-59.2. $725
*575 ---israel-chile error coin. 2004/2000? double struck brass coin. 2004? 5 agorot km-157 and 10 peso km-228.2. unc. a spectacular double strike, the chilean date is missing and the last digit of the israel date shows only a trace but our guess is that it is a dalat. $200+
*577 ---2005. albert einstein commemoratives. 1 and 2 shekels, bu and proof. commemorates 2005 as albert einstein year and the 100th anniversary of his theory of relativity. very modernistic and styllized portrait left/his signature, symbols and denomination. 2 silver coins, the large denomination proof, the smaller one proof-like bu. in original case of issue. $100
578 ---Special Issue Commemoratives. 1971-1995. Album containing all Special issue BU coins, issued from 1971 through 1995 including the 1985 Oniyahu Proof-like coins and the first five Wildlife coins. 23 silver coins, all mint state. $225+
579 ---Special Issue Commemoratives. 1971-1995. Album containing all Special issue Proof coins, issued from 1971 through 1995 including the 1992 Paralympic coins and the first five Wildlife coins. 23 silver coins, all mint state. $400+
580 ---Album of Commemoratives. 1969 Nielsen album with spaces for 1958-1967 Hanukkah coins, 1961 & 1962 Purim coins, 1967 Victory and Anniversary Commemoratives 1958 to 1967, plus the gold coins to 1968. 23 coins are present missing only the 1963 Seafaring and the gold coins. All Proof with the exception of the 1960 Degania, 1958 Menorah and 1966 Life. Some key coins including Szold Proof and 61, 62 and 64 5 Pound Anniversary Proofs. Sold as is. $400
581 ---Group of Commeoratives. Anniversary Coins 1958, 1959 (BU & Proof), 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 Proof, 1969 Proof, 1973, 1974 BU and Proof and 1977 Proof. 13 silver crowns, all BU except where noted Proof. Sold as is. $150+
582 ---Group of silver Commemoratives. Hanukkah Lamps. Prague, Theresiendstadt & Persian Lamps Proof; Bar Mitzvah Proof, Knesset BU and Proof, Eilat BU and Proof, 1992 Paralympic Proof and Revolt and Heroism Proofs. Over $275 of retail value. Sold as is, no returns. $225
583 ---Group of Silver Crowns. 1958 Menorah (2), 1959 Exiles (2), 1966 Life (2), 1967 Eilat, 1967 Victory Pf, 1968 Jerusalem Pf., 1969 Shalom Pf and 1974 Language. 11 silver crowns. Sold as is, no returns. $125
584 ---Huge lot of Mint Sets. From 1963 through early 1990's. About 170 sets including a scarce 1963 white set, a number of private issues. Obviously some duplication but over 50 different sets. Only the 1976 with 31 sets is represented with more than 10, for the most part there are two sets each. Obviously sold as is, no returns $250?
585 ITALY, Venice. Antonio Venier. 62nd Doge, 1382-1400. AR Grosso. Legend, Doge & St. Mark/Christ enthroned. Bi-2855. Nice VF. $140
588 KIAU CHAU, German Enclave. 1909-A 10 Cents. KM-2. Toned aEF. . $95
592 ---Estados Unidos. 1921 50 Centavos. KM-447. Type III. BU, tiny rim nick. $75
596 NIGER, Central African States. 2003. 3000 CFA Francs. Lion/Elephant, Map of Africa. Only 1200 Minted. KM-12. Unc $50
*599 ---,---10 para. type 3. nickel-lead, with consummark. haffner jtm-cc-13c. vf, very light oxidation which is unusual as most of this type comes heavily corroded. this is the scarcest of the 3 types. $150
*604 ---,---countermark coin. 2 mil 1942. y2, km-2, with a "t" in an oval on both sides of the coin. if my memory serves me correctly (and that's no sure thing) i handled a similar item many years ago, well before i was computerized enough to know how to keep records. there are two likely reasons for the countermark. 1) either done by a merchant or 2) as a membership token or pass. the later seems more likely as this was minted during world war ii. as we believe the source of this token to be in the middle east, but not israel it could very well be for an arab guerrilla organization. in any case, most interesting and scarce. coin vf, c/m ef. $100+
606 ---,---1942 5 Mil. Y3a, KM-3a. NGC MS65 RB. A real gem, probably 90% red. $75+
607 ---,---10 Mils. 1927. Y4, KM-4. BU $55
609 ---,---10 Mils. 1940. Y4, KM-4. BU $100
613 ---,---10 Mils. 1946. Y4, KM-4. Ch BU, a few tiny spots. Well above average. $60+
615 ---,---20 Mils. 1934. Y5, KM-5. VF. A key date. $75
617 ---,---20 Mils. 1942. Y5a, KM-5a. Nice light brown AU. $100+
618 ---,---1927 50 Mil. Y6, KM-6. ANACS MS64. A very nice BU $75+
621 ---,--- 50 Mils. 1942. Y6, KM-6. BU $35
*622 ---,---100 mils 1933. y7, km-7. au. a semi-key date and rare so nice. $200+ 622a ---,---1933 100 mils. y7, km-7. anacs net ef 45, cleaned. they must have been drunk! we call it f-vf at best. still a better date. $50+
*624 ---1948. british armed forces campaign medal with original ribbon attached. 38mm awarded to "private a. alhanaty" with bar above, "palestine 1945-1948". choice toned ef, as nice as we've seen $75
625 PERU, Charles IV. 1790 IJ 2 Reales. Denomination reads "R2" instead of "2R", with bust of Charles III. F/GF and much scarcer than regular type. $250
626 PHILIPPINES, Countermarked Coinage. Crowned "F7o. countermarked on 1830 8 Reales of Peru. KM-83. VF. $70
627 POLAND, Litzmannstadt (Lodz Ghetto). 1942 10 Pfennig (.78), Type II. Magnesium. Camp-4751b, KM-TN5. Typical VG with usual corrosion. $75
633 PUERTO RICO, Alfonse XIII of Spain. 1896-PGV 10 Centavos. KM-21, Y2. VF+. Scarce and Popular one year type. Very attractive $125
*634 russia, nicholas i. 1828 Æ 38 mm by h. gube. declaration of war against the turks. struck in germany by loos. bust right/allegorical figures with sword and cross. reichel-3498 (ar). choice ef. also see the lot below and lot 642. $125
637 SCOTLAND, Alexander III. 1249-86, 2nd Coinage about 1280. AR Penny. Crowned bust left/Long cross, with 6 pointed star in each angle. S-5050. VF $160+
639 SPAIN, Ferdinand & Isabella. 1474-1504. Silver 4 Reales of Seville. Crowned Arms/Ribbons above arrows. Assayer "P". Cal-179, C&C-Type 19. VF/VF+, obverse a bit grainy, reverse very nice. $325
*640 straits settlements, victoria. 1888 50 cents. km-13. vf $150+? 640a sudan, abdullah ibn mohammed. 1312 or 1315/12 (?). 20 piastres. double struck reverse, year 12 visible. km-26. vf. 1st i can recall seeing. $35?
*642 ---group of medals. 2 1855/1271 silver 36mm medals for crimea. toughra/flags above arms, "la crimea 1855" in 2 lines below. one vf, the other fine, both with hole at top as made plus a bronze 40mm medal of 1324. toughra, date/crossed flags. vf with attached loop. the date is equivalent to about 1906 and it may have something to do with the young turk revolt of the same date. 3 medals, the first two scarce, the 3rd unlisted. $100+?
*644 united states. felix's kosher dining saloon, ny. 1863 civil war token. cwt- 630w-1a. (rarity 3). copper. nice ef and scarce, we sold a vf in our sale 31e for $175. see the shekel vol. viii, #4, 14. $200?
*645 ---1888. amateur athletic union (aau). six silver 44 mm medals, each inscribed with the specific swimming event, although not named. all looped as made for a ribbon. beautiful art nouveau style by dodge and ascher, chicago. $100?
*646 ---victor d. brenner's art school medal. Æ 26 x 35mm plaquette. woman sitting reading right, in ex. "for fine craftmanship" flanked by two wreaths/"haney medal award by the school art league of new york city medallic art co." in 8 lines. ef, somewhat spotted, more so on reverse. looped as made. $40+?
*647 ---1922. ku klux klan token. pewter? 27mm. mounted robed klansman on horse right with flaming altar, "non silba sed anthor" around/13 line anti-catholic legend. cast, vf/af. rare? two years ago we sold a slightly larger aluminum piece which had been holed for $60 $40?
*648 ---michigan, prison tokens. kincross correctional facility. 5, 10, 25¢, $1 and $5. zara-lemke mi-40-43, the $5 token being unlisted, the first four listed as scarce. $5 is colored aluminum, the others brass. all about ef. $35+?
*651 ---1964. philosophers by robert weinman. society of medalists, 69th issue.Æ63 x 66mm rectangle medal. high relief portrait facing with legend in background/ nude man kneeling left in high relief with incuse abstract facing him. with original pamphlet and box. a scarce som medal $75+
*652 ---1964. seascape by frank eliscu. society of medalists, 70th issue. Æ 73mm. underwater swimmer/a seascape. with original pamphlet and box. green tint as made to signify the sea. another scarce som medal $75+
*653 ---john f. kennedy. silver 38 & 57 mm by paul vincze. kennedy's bust right, his name above above in hebrew, below in english/the jfk memorial and peace forest jerusalem hills. choice toned ef. both are scarce in silver. for another jfk medal by vincze see lot #658. $200
*655 ---1969 landing on the moon by paul vincze. gold plated 63mm. armstrong on moon, below, "neil armstrong, col.edwin aldrin, col. michael collins"/a stg figure of mercury, rocket lifting off behind, & the apollo 11 craft in various stages. prf $125
*657 ---1973 society of medalists. the alphabet Æ73 mm by edward grove. the 88th issue of this venerable series. various alphabets, english, hebrew, arabic, greek, chinese. scarce. sold in our sale 34c for $60 $60
*658 ---1988 john f .kennedy by paul vincze. silver 57mm. his bust left/kneeling man and woman each holding us flag in left hand while their right hand holds torch. above is jfk's famous "ask not what your country can do for you ..." quote, below 1963 - 1988, with 25 in circle. struck by the medallic art co. for the magnes museum on the 25th anniversary of jfk's assassination. #13 of a limited number. the vincze jfk medal with the jfk memorial in jerusalem is more well known. (see lots 653 & 654) i cannot recall seeing this before. $100?
660 ---2004 Thomas Alva Edison. Cased Commemorative Silver Dollar. BU. In an attractive blue box. $40?
661 ---2005 American Legacy Collection. Deluxe set in binder consisting of 2005 cased Proof set, 2005 cased set of 5 Proof State Quarters & both the John Marshall and Marines Encapsulated Proof Silver dollars. The first in the series. $225+?
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663 A GROUP. Azerbaijan P-7 500 Rubles 1920, 2 pieces one on thick paper, one on thin, both EF; Georgia P13b 500 Rubles 1920 and P15a 5000 Rubles 1921, both unc and Yerevan 250 Rubles 1919 VF edge tears. 5 uncommon notes $50?
664 AFGHANISTAN. P40 100 Afghanis. SH 1340 (1961) Unc. $35
*665 argentina, banco de buenos ayres. p-s328r. 1 peso. nd, unsigned remainder with portrait of simon bolivar at left and george washington at right. vf+, tiny pinhole, unevenly cut at top. on thin paper. scarce $375
666 ---Banco Provincial de Cordoba. P-S1121a. 1 Peso 1888, Series 004. VG. $45
667 ARMENIA. P30-32 50, 100 & 250 Rubles, all dated 1919 and issued 1920. EF-Unc. An attractive set $100
*668 austria. 1943. railways booklet. 40 page hard cover, c. 4 1/4 x 4 3/4" booklet, titled, "free ride card for purchase of food 1943-1945". issued to johann feyrer of weiss (tirol). printed in vienna. allows the holder two free monthly rides. has nazi eagle and swastika on front. officially signed and handstamped. also included is a small printed insert listing additional ride destinations. feyrer was apparently a grocer and needed to stock his store. presumably deliveries were few and far between. scarce. $80
*671 barbados. p-2c. 1 dollar 1 january 1949. punched "specimen" at lower center, 12,345 printed at top center, plus manuscript pen notations on upper margins in front and back. au/unc. rare specimen issue. $750
672 BOLIVIA, P127. 1000 Bolivianos. Law of 1928. Front and back Trial Proofs, the front with only the black portion printed, the back printed in black, both mounted on card stock. EF. $160
673 ---BOND. Compania Gallofa. 189_. Specimen with counterfoil at left. Allegorical figure at center and vignettes in each corner. 1000 Bolivianos. EF. $125+
675 ---P14 2 Mil Reis. ND (1919) Specimen. EF $150
676 ---P48. 20 Mil Reis. Bank Proof in orange on wide margin paper. EF $65
677 ---P91 500 Mil Reis. ND (1925) Back Proof mounted on card stock. Au-Unc. $100
678 ---P-106. 100 Mil Reis. ND. Specimen. AU $600
679 ---P-119. 50 Mil Reis. Law of 1923. Specimen. AU $250+
680 ---P-120. 100 Mil Reis. Law of 1923. Specimen. AU $300+
681 ---P146. 100 Cruzeiros. ND. Specimen. AU $175
682 ---Banco do Brazil. P-S253p. 50 Mil Reis, Series A. Front and back Proofs. the front mounted on card stock. Au-Unc. Very attractive and rare. $1100+
685 ---Banco da Bahia. P-S387 25,000 Reis, 4th Series. Specimen with counterfoil at left. AU $400?
686 ---,---P-S388 50,000 Reis, 3rd Series. Specimen with counterfoil at left. EF $400?
688 BRITISH HONDURAS. P-31s. 10 Dollars. Color trial specimen in green and orange Unc. $850
689 BURUNDI. P-25s 1000 Francs. Specimen. 1 June 1975. Unc. Very colorful and pretty modern note. $450?
690 CHINA, Changsa Bank. P-S858a 1 Yuan. Year 17 (1928). Front Proof with only the black portion printed, mounted on card stock. Stained. $175
691 ---Provincial Bank of Sinkiang. P-S1851. 400 Cash, Year 20 (1931). EF $85
692 CONGO Democratic Republic. P-1S. 100 Francs. ND. Color Trial Specimen. $175
694 CUBA. P69f. 1 Peso. 1945. VF. $75
695 ---P-76As. 1000 Pesos 1947. Uniface front specimen mounted on large file page. Au-Unc. $1500+
696 ---Cuban American Sugar Co. Specimen Stock Certificate in blue. Attractive vignette at center. EF $125+ 696a ---Cuban American Sugar Co. as above but in olive-green. EF $125+
697 ---Cuban Atlantic Sugar Co. ND. Specimen Certificate. Mill scene. EF $125+
698 --- Cuba Cane Sugar Corp. 191-. Specimen Stock Certificate. Harvest scene at center. EF $125+
699 ---Guantanamo Sugar Co. 19-. 100 Share Specimen. In orange with harvesting scene at center. Counterfoil at left. EF $125+
700 ---Cuba Railroad Company. ND. Specimen Stock Certificate. Train. EF $125+
701 ---Bonds. 1954. 100, 500 & 1000 Pesos. Republic of Cuba to Liquidate Current Obligations of the State. Blue, brown and Orange ABNC Specimens AU $1500+
702 ECUADOR, Banco del Ecuador. P-S151. 1 Sucre. 1901. Specimen. AU $450
703 EGYPT. P46 10 Pounds 1978 and P48 20 Pounds 1976. 2 notes, the first AU, the 2nd EF. $45
704 --- P53b 100 Pounds. ND (1992), Signature 18. Very attractive and colorful modern note with mosque and pharaoh's mask. Unc. $90
*705 ---checks. barclays bank (dominion, colonial and overseas). 5 blank, unused checks, from cairo branch. "mrs. c eid" rubber-stamped at top and "3" at lower right. all with counterfoil attached. neat lot. $100?
*706 ---palestine liberation bonds. nd. 1950's. a set of 5 large (c. 4 1/2 x 9") coupons issued by king farouk with denominations of 50, 100 piasters, 5, 10 and 50 pounds. the coupons have an elaborate framework and a portrait of king farouk at top center. at the upper left is the seal of "the society of the nile valley for the liberation of arabic palestine" in a red circle. e., with counterfoil. the counterfoils all have staple holes along the edge. $75
*707 ---as above but also includes the rare 100 pound bond. unc., with counterfoil. the counterfoils all have staple holes along the edge. these are ex lauren schulman november 1997 auction, lot #1933 $150?
708 EL SALVADOR. P-95. 5 Colones. 1960. Specimen w/o underprinting. EF $125
*709 england, operation bernhard. forgery of english 5 £ note, made by jewish inmates of sachsenhausen. 30 march, 1935. camp-4065, p-335a. london, peppiatt signature. choice vf. small tear at top. $135+
*710 ---operation bernhard. forgery of english 10 £ note, 19 december 1936. camp- 4066b, p-336. london, peppiatt signature. a few small holes due to thin paper otherwise a nice aef. the last we offered in this grade sold for $175 $135+
*711 ---operation bernhard. forgery of english 20 £ note, 20 september, 1934. london, peppiatt signature. camp-4067b, p-337a. vf, rough left edge and typical notch at right. a scarcer denomination. $135+
*712 --- wwii anti german leaflet which was to be used as a "safe-conduct pass". says 18,000 germans are in the uk who wanted to stop fighting with a picture of general von schlieben with mud etc. all over him surrendering to the allies. f, graf. $40+?
713 ---WWII Short Snorter. 10 Shilling British note signed by US soldiers. VG, numerous signatures on one note. $25+
714 ESTONIA. (1944) General Food Stuffs unused ration card which seemingly was "turned" as there is a manuscript letter or 7 line document with handstamp on the back. Possibly from the Soviet era just after WWII. Interesting $30+?
*715 ethiopia. p12a-14a, 16a & 17a. 1, 5, 10, 100 and 500 dollars. front trial proofs on wide margin slick paper, the signature on each in white due to the removal of the printer. notes as issued, wide margin with staple holes and manuscript notations. no doubt extremely rare. $2500?
*716 germany. pre wwi postcard pair. 1) a real photo montage patriotic card entitled "deutschland, deutschland über alles" which features wilhelm ii at center surrounded by 18 other princes and nobleman of various german states and 2) a sepia real photo, "our kaiser as spanish general" featuring the kaiser in his royal uniform possibly during a visit to spain. 2 vf or so cards. $45
717 ---WWI Ration Cards. 1). 1918 Kreis-Niederung. For use in Italy June of 1918. For Bread and 2) a Germany Army Reise Brotmarke or Traveling Field Bakery. 2 neat items. F-VF $35?
*719 ---,---1915. a real photo card showing the jäger platoon training with a machine gun, a zeppelin airship and two planes flying above. postally used, sent from a field post to stuttgart, with unit postmark and censor handstamp. vf-ef. see above. $50
*720 ---lagerausweis. 1943. a certificate or card printed on green-gray thick paper and issued to paul walter of nürnberg, with handstamp of the daf (german labor front). walter was born in 1915 and was not drafted as he was an "essential" technician at einsatz 1419. fine, handstamps on back. $50+
*721 ---auschwitz concentration camp. .50 reichsmark, yellow or tan. campbell- 4189b, ps-46. type with large center circle. vg, stains, small tears at fold. extremely rare. we sold one in similar condition in our spring 2001 sale for $440. that was the last we've had. $450+?
*722 ---auschwitz concentration camp. 1 mark blue. camp-4190b, ps-47. vg, with tears and stains. another extremely rare note. we have not offered one for more than 10 years (our computerized records only go back to 1995) and probably much longer than that. $450+?
*723 ---auschwitz voucher. 1944. c. 1 3/4 x 4 3/4 printed in black on off white paper, "ss standortverwaltung (9a) auschwitz account breslau 4356". shows money transfer from auschwitz to dachau for a sample shipment. details are typed on the back, the funds to be deposited directly to the dachau (3) farm's account. this lot is from the german experimental institute for nutrition and feeding which was based on the concept that kz inmates should feed themselves as well as the guards and the entire staff. see lots 727-729 below for related items. rare. $80+
*724 ---dachau concentration camp. unlisted type. .50 reichsmark. similar to c- 3961, but orange or tangerine in color and printers mark is iii/100 v. 44 1285. efau and holed (probably once the note was used, it was then cancelled). really no wear issued to prisoner #31637 extremely rare. $700?
*725 ---dachau. unlisted type. 1 reichsmark. similar to c-3962, but printers mark is ii/100 xi. 43 1285. ef (a bit soiled, but not bad) and holed. issued to prisoner #48646 (cisnewski). equally as rare as the above. $650+?
*726 ---dachau. 2 reichsmark. c-3963b.vf, small tear & stain at right, prisoner number 62186. this is on thinner paper than above. it is the first time that i can recall offering a 2 mark note. of extreme rarity. $750+
*727 ---dachau. the following 3 lots comprise a unique documentary collection of the german experimental institute for nutrition and feeding, dachau plant, dachau 3, also known as k. z. dachau slave laborer's farm. based upon the concept that the k.z. inmates should feed themselves as well as the kz guards and camp staff. this collection shows various transfers of goods between the dachau farm & the entire dachau camp complex. all are rare. certificate of dispatch, dachau 3. for a shipment of pepper delivered from a slave labor farm to dachaui, mens camp. 13 march, 1942, with various notations in pencil. about 5 x 8 1/4", thin pink paper. $100
*728 ---,---certificate of dispatch. for a shipment of 5, 000 kohlrabi from a slave labor farm of dachau to the ss-standortverwaltung (kitchen) at dachau. (i.e. from the main farm to the kitchen garden of the ss staff). 5 june 1942. measures as above, with various notations in pencil. $100
*729 ---,---,---for a shipment of 430 heads of lettuce from the slave labor farm of dachau to the management of the canteen, concentration camp dachau. 25 june, 1943. measures as above, with various notations in pencil. $100
*730 ---flossenbürg concentration camp. c-3972a, ps-86. 1 reichsmark, type 1. avf, a few minor stains on reverse. this tan type is much rarer than the blue type. in the past ten years we've offered about 3 times as many of the blue notes (which are still scarce) than the tan notes. $350
*732 ---sachsenhausen concentration camp. c-4062a (2) (b), p/s-162.1 mark type 2 star (8 small wedges). blue. vf, small tape repair on reverse. this is the first we've offered by auction in five years! $250+
733 ---Konversionkasse. P-200, SB-202. 10 Reichsmark. 1933 Series B. EF, usual pinholes. This is the scarcer 1933 issue without the overprint. Konversionkasse were the notes given to German Jews, in exchange for all their property and German marks, who were lucky enough to escape Germany in the early Hitler years. The notes often exhibit pinholes as refugees typically pinned them to the inside of their clothes during the journey. In almost all cases when they arrived at their destination and tried to exchange the notes at banks, they found them to be worthless. $50+
*736 ---berlin olympics. 1936. 3 different real photo cards showing the olympic stadium from the air, the olympic village and a discus thrower. 2 have the olympic rings on the back, the 3rd a large "reich sportfeld, berlin" handstamp. one has been franked. none feature jesse owens. $40
*737 --- german aviation labels. nd (1920's). a collection of 21 different multicolored perforated large labels showing photos of various aviation scenes. early planes, pioneer flights, pilots, etc. each captioned in german and neatly arranged on page, easily removable. no gum, colorful and most attractive. $120?
*738 --- german army gutschein. 1944 good for 1/5 cubic meter of firewood. valid in the occupied territories in the east (red cross) and ukraine. large red "w" in center, to be used by wermacht troops only. with serial number and marked places to be punched after being used. this punched at bottom left corner. russian and ukrainian text on back suggests that it may have been meant to be supplied to local collaborators (?) or to local civil institutions who participated in the german war effort. ef, but for small piece missing at upper right. printed on high quality paper to prevent forgeries. a similar piece sold for $150 in 35b. rare. $90
739 Germany and Netherlands. A group of Post WWII ration cards and coupons. About 15 items, some used, some unused. $35+?
*741 --- wwii ration card. 1945. complete and unused with all coupons intact issued for a partial provider with coupons for cheese, butter, pork or pork fat. nazi eagle and swastika at center. printed in black on pink watermarked paper. ef. $50
*742 --- ,---1945. complete and unused with all coupons intact issued for a youth between 14 and 18 for one week between 5 feb. and 11 march 1945. valid in saxony, with coupons for bread, meat, butter, jam, margarine, sugar, milk and coffee. ef . $55
743 --- ,---1940. Ration Card for Marmalade and Sugar issued in Meissen, Saxony. Unused, this has been "turned" and used as official correspondence with salutation "Heil Hitler!" on back. $30+?
*744 --- 1946. german railroad permit. issued by the magdeburg railways directorate for a group ride of 5 people for travel between stendal and magdeburg for the week of feb. 21-28. a scarce post wwii document. signed and handstamped. fine. $40
*745 --- in memory of the lost colonies. (after wwi). group of 13 different colored labels, each for an overseas colony or german territory lost after the war: among them are lothringen, alsace, schleswig, kiau chau, cameroon, german sw africa, german new guinea and togo. labels have hinges. neat group. $40+
*746 --- ration coupons. a group of 7 unused. 1) for coffee and fat, 2) bread card for children 6 to 10 years old from traunstein in upper silesia, 3 & 4) 2 cards from traunstein, (1942 and 1943) plus bread, egg and fat cards from the same region. neat lot. vf or better. $100+?
748 --- WWII. Hamburg Rations in wallet for Frau Hildegard Weiss. Various different coupons and cards for shoes, clothing, various kinds of food etc. Uncommon to see so many items from one person. $100+?
749 --- Family-Stammbuch. And old Genealogy book. Entries of births and deaths from 19th century until 1955. Cover aged, soiled and torn in parts. This is an example of a Genealogy book that is just that, a family album. For more sinister types of Genealogy books see Lots 1236-1238 where race was the important thing $25?
750 GREECE. P-80. 12 1/2 Drachmai. The right quarter of a 50 Drachmai was cut to be used for this fractional currency. VF $50+
751 GUATEMALA, Banco de Occidente en Quezaltenango. P-S176b 5 Pesos. 2 June 1919. EF. Scarce, I believe this is the first we've offered from this bank. $150
*752 hejaz. arabian national bank of hejaz. 1929. all slightly used with payers (?) name at right edge, one in english (daira hoirs prince habib. pacha lotfal...), the others in arabic and all signed by michel lotfallah. an interesting group, some in arabic and some in french. vf-ef. $100?
753 HONDURAS. P-49b 100 Lempiras. 5 November 1965. VG-F, graf. on back $175
754 --- Banco Atlantida. P-S111c. 1 Peso. 1913 overprinted decree of 1919. Good, rough top margin. Rare. $450+
756 --- Banco Nactional Hondureno. P-S151a. 10 Centavos. 1889. Series U. Gd, tears and tape repairs. Rare. I don't think we've seen it as an issued note. $250
757 HONG KONG. P179Ab. 10 Dollars. 20 December 1955. EF $100
758 --- P316 Dollar. ND (1940-41). EF $125
759 IRAN. Group of notes. P94c 1000 Rials VF, P131a 10, 000 Rials and P134c 10, 000 Rials. 3 nice notes, the first VF, the last two, colorful and unc. $170?
765 --- ,--- P9, FC-3a. 50 Pruta. Red/Black, Zagaggi-Kaplan. Series Bet. AU $175
*766 --- ,--- p10a, fc-3b. 50 pruta. red/orange, zagaggi-kaplan signatures. series bet. choice unc. serial numbers on reverse are in olive-green which is unusual as most are dark green as is the one in the lot below $175+?
767 --- ,--- Similar. Choice Au-Unc, (just slight evidence of handling). Serial numbers are in usual dark green $140
768 --- ,--- P10b, FC-3c. 50 Pruta. Zagaggi-Eshkol. Series Bet. EF $75
769 --- ,--- P11, FC-4. 100 Pruta. Zag-Kaplan, Green/Black. Series B. EF, lt. stain $100
771 --- ,--- P12a, FC-4a. 100 Pruta. Zagaggi-Kaplan, Green-Green. Series Bet. VF. $50
772 --- ,--- P12b, FC-4b. 100 Pruta. Zagaggi-Eshkol. Series Bet. Unc. $75
773 --- ,--- A 2nd P12b, FC-4b. 100 Pruta. Zagaggi-Eshkol. Series Bet. Unc. $75
774 --- ,--- P12b, FC-4b. 100 Pruta. Zagaggi-Eshkol. Series Bet. Unc. 2 piece lot $150
775 --- ,--- P-13b, FC-5a 250 Pruta Aleph series, no Menorah. Unc., though small flaw at left edge from printing error $60+
776 --- ,--- P13e, FC-5e. 250 Pruta, Gimel series, with Menorah "right" (visible under ultra-violet light). EF. This is scarcer than the Menorah "left" note. $75
777 --- ,--- Group of 6 notes. 50 Pruta FC-3b, P10a VF, 2 pieces of FC-3d, P10c; 100 Pruta FC-4b, P12b and 2 pieces of FC-4c, P12c. 6 notes, the first VF, the last AU, the others unc. $100+
778 --- ,--- 50 Pruta Zagaggi-Eshkol (3), 100 Pruta Zagaggi-Eshkol (3) and 250 Pruta Bet Series. 7 Unc. notes. Retail value $80+ $50
*779 --- anglo-palestine bank. p14s-18s. bn1-5 anglo-palestine bank specimen set. (1948). 500 mils, 1, 5, 10 & 50 pounds. nice au-unc set. all notes with 000000 serial number, specimen across the face and back twice and with two holes punched. this is the only way to get a high grade 50 pound note. the first set we've offered in about 5 years. $2500?
780 --- ,--- ND (1948). P14a, BN-1. 500 Mils. Series A. Decent Fine, minor stain. $75
781 --- ,--- ND (1948). P14a, BN-1. 500 Mils. Series A. VF. $100
782 --- ,--- ND (1948). P-15a, BN-2. 1 Palestine Pound. Series F. Nice EF. $100
783 --- ,--- ND (1948). P16a, BN-3. 5 Palestine Pounds. Series B. Nice VF+. $80
*784 --- bank leumi. bank leumi specimen set. p-19s-23s. bn6-bn10. 500 prutah, 1, 5, 10 & 50£. ef-au. all notes with 000000 serial number, specimen across the face and back twice and with two holes punched. the 500 prutah is au with paper clip stain, the others ef-au. this is the first set we've offered in 5 years. $2500
786 --- ,--- ND (1952). P20a, BN-7. 1 Pound. Series M. EF. $75
787 --- ,--- ND (1952). P20a, BN-7. 1 Pound. Series N. Nice Unc $125
792 --- ,--- ND (1952). P-22a, BN-9. 10 Pounds. Series J. Nice EF. $175
*793 --- 1955 specimen set. bank of israel. p24s-30s, bn11-15. 500 prutah, 1, 5, 10 & 50 pound. all notes with 000000 serial number twice, and specimen across the face and back. in two corners of the front and back an oval overstamp "specimen de la rue & co. no value" and in the bottom margin of each note "specimen no. 64". all 5 notes all unc. a rare set of israel's most attractive notes. a similar set sold for $1750 in our sale 34e $1600+
*794 --- 1955 complete set of 7 uncirculated notes. p24a, 25a, 26a, 27a, b and 28a and b. bn 11-15. 500 pruta, 1, 5, 10 (2) and 50 (2) lirot. the 5 lirot and the two 50 lirots are especially difficult to find in unc. 7 choice notes. $700+
797 --- ,--- P25a, BN-12. 1 Lira. Landscape in Upper Galilee. Series Koph. Choice Unc. $75
798 --- ,--- ,--- Another. Series Pe. Nice Unc. $75
799 --- ,--- P26a, BN-13. 5 Lirot. Negev Landscape. Series Dalat. AU. A very difficult note to find in anything better than VF. $100
800 --- P27a, BN-14A 10 Lirot, Red Serial numbers. Valley of Jezre'el. Series Zayin. Au- Unc. $60
801 --- ,--- P27b, BN-14 10 Lirot, Black Serial numbers. Group of 2. Valley of Jezre'el. Series Samekh/1 and Bet/1. 2 Unc notes. $100
802 --- ,--- P27b, BN-14 10 Lirot, Black numbers. Series Mem/1. Unc. $50
804 --- ,--- ,--- Another. AU, just a small nick at top $150
805 --- ,--- ,--- Another. Decent VF+, no graffiti. $100+
807 --- ,--- P28b, BN-15a. 50£, Red numbers. Series Gimel. VF-EF. $150
808 --- 1958-1960 Complete set of all denominations and serial colors, consisting of 1/2 Lira, 1 Lirot (3), 5 Lirot, 10 Lirot (4) and 50 Lirot (5). 14 unc. notes. $150+
809 --- ,---Radar note. P30c, BN-17b. 1 Pound 1958 Brown numbers. Series Lamad 8, 1148411 $40?
*810 --- ,--- p31, bn-18. 5 lirot 1958 tdlr specimen. with shin/000000 serial number twice, and specimen across the face and back. in two corners of the front and back an oval overstamp "specimen de la rue & co. no value" and in the bottom margin "specimen no. 35". unc. a similar note sold for $300 in our sale 34e $275
*812 ---,---p32a, bn-19. 10 lirot 1958 tdlr specimen. black serial numbers with aleph/000000 serial number twice, and specimen across the face and back. in two corners of the front and back an oval overstamp "specimen de la rue & co. no value" and in the bottom margin "specimen no. 45". with two holes punched as issued. unc. a similar note sold for $300 in our sale 34e. $275
*813 ---,---p32b, bn-19b. 10 lirot 1958 tdlr specimen. red serial numbers with aleph/000000 serial number twice, and specimen across the face and back. in two corners of the front and back an oval overstamp "specimen de la rue & co. no value" and in the bottom margin "specimen no. 36". with two holes punched as issued. unc. a similar note sold for $300 in our sale 34e. $275
814 ---Fancy Numbers, 2 Radar notes and 2 Fancy numbers. 1 Pd. 1958 Brown numbers 1112113, plus 3 5 Pound 1958 Hey/1 Series notes, 444999, 426624 and 426666. All unc. Net lot $75+?
815 ---Fancy numbers. A group of banknotes which only contain 2 different digits. 2 1958 1 Pound Brown (2) 0777077. 1112121, 5 Pound 1958 (4), 777444, 46666, 202200, 660606,10 Pound 1958 Black 777577, Red 669996 and 50 Pound Brown 655555. 9 notes, 2 are circulated, the other 7 are unc or nearly so. A neat lot. $125+?
816 ---Fancy numbers. Another group of notes with unusual numbers. 1/2 Pd. 1958 747147, 1 Pd 1958 Black (2) 222113, 785858, 1 Pd Red (4). 881133 ,800330, 1115599, 1477714,10 Pound brown 679999, 10 Pd Bialik blue 00000643, 100 Pd 1968 Herzl small black 0040040046 and 1 New Sheqel Rambum 3770770707. 11 notes, some circulated, but most nice. Another neat lot for the specialist. $100?
817 ---Group of Notes. 121 pieces of 1/2 Lira 1958, BN-16, P29. All Unc. Our retail price is $5 each (over $600). $300?
818 ---Group of Notes. 1 Pound 1958 Brown Serial numbers. BN-17b,P-30c. 121 pieces, all Unc. Our retail price is $360+ $175
819 ---Group of Notes. 117 pieces of 5 Lirot 1958, BN-18, P31. All Unc. Our retail price is $5 each (almost $600). $300?
820 ---Group of Notes. 121 pieces of 10 Lirot 1958 brown serial numbers, BN-19c, P32d. All Unc. Our retail price is $5 each (over $600). $300+
821 ---Group of Notes. 100 pieces of 50 Lirot 1960 green serial numbers, BN-20c, P33d. All Unc. Our retail price is $32.50 each (over $3000). About 1/2 of that is perhaps even low. $1500
822 ---Group of Notes. 50 Lirot 1960, all serial colors. Black (3), red (6), and blue, green and brown one each. All unc and thus scarce. Retail about $450 $225
823 ---Group of 50 Lirot. 2 each of Black, blue, green and brown. Each color consists of 2 consecutive numbers. 8 notes, Au-Unc. $175
824 ---Group BN-20, P-33a 50 Lirot 1960 Black Serial numbers. 10 consecutive numbers, all unc. The black numbers are the scarcest of the 5 colors. $250
825 ---Group of 1958 Bank of Israel notes. 1/2 Pound (1), 1 Pound Black (4), 1 Pound Red (3), 1 Pound Brown (10), 5 Pound (3), 10 Pound black, red and blue 2 each. 27 notes, mostly unc, a few show minor signs of handling. Retail about $170 $100
828 ---,---P36a, BN-23 50 Lirot 1968. Chaim Weizmann. Black serial numbers. Group of 50 with consecutive numbers, all unc. Our retail price is $7 each. $175
829 ---,---. P37a, BN-24 100 Lirot 1968. Herzl with large black serial numbers. 10 pieces with consecutive serial numbers and all unc. $150
830 ---1968. Almost complete denomination and serial number color set. 5 Pound Einstein (red and black), 10 Pound Bialik (black, blue and green) 50 Pound Weizmann (black only, missing the blue) and 100 Pound Herzl (large black, small black, red and brown). 10 out of the 11 notes in the set. All unc. $150
831 ---1968. Group of notes. 5 Pound Einstein Red (5), black (2); 10 Pounds Bialik Black (5), blue (2), green (7); 50 Pounds Weizmann Black (4), Blue (2); 100 Pounds Herzl Red (2), small black and brown 1 each. 31 notes, all but one serial color variety, most unc., a few with bent corners. $150+
832 ---Group of notes. 5 Lirot 1968 Einstein black and red; 100 Lirot 1968 Herzl Large black, small black and red; 5 Lirot Szold 1973 (5) and 500 Lirot 1975 Ben-Gurion (2). 12 notes, all unc, some scarce. $100+
*833 ---p38, bn-25. error notes. the next to last number on the bottom series number has shifted upwards. 2 consecutive unc notes. in this series the first four digits are for the series, the next 5 are ordinal numbers and the last digit is for inspection. so in this case 8501621688 and 8501621697 are consecutive numbers. $400?
*835 ---error note. p39, bn-26. 10 lirot 1973. montefiore note, with mismatched serial numbers in the center of serial number, 240 at top, 140 at bottom. ef. in our sale 35b we offered a similar piece but the mismatched numbers were the first number of the series. that sold for $260! $150+?
836 ---P42, BN-29. 500 Lirot Ben-Gurion. 1975. Unc. $45
837 ---P42, BN-29. 500 Lirot Ben-Gurion. 1975. Unc. $45
840 ---,---P46d, BN-33b. 50 Sheqalim Ben-Gurion. 1978. 4 black bars. F-VF. $40
842 ---P-55a, BN-43 50 New Sheqalim. 1985. S.Y. Agnon. Unc. $75
843 ---P-55c, BN-43b 50 New Sheqalim. 1992. S.Y. Agnon. Unc. $50
844 ---P-56a, BN-44 100 New Sheqalim. 1986. Y. Ben-Zvi. Unc. Scarce so nice. $75+
845 ---P-56b, BN-44a 100 New Sheqalim. 1989. Y. Ben-Zvi. Unc. $75+
846 ---P-56c, BN-44b 100 New Sheqalim. 1995. Y. Ben-Zvi. Unc. $60+
847 ---P-57a, BN-45 200 New Sheqalim. 1991. Shazar. Unc. $100+
848 ---P-57b, BN-45a 200 New Sheqalim. 1994. Shazar. Unc. $90+
*850 ---error note. p59a, bn-46. 20 sheqalim sharett with mismatched serial numbers. an unusual error in that the mismatched numbers are in the middle of the serial numbers. fine. at least as rare as above. $375+?
851 ---P58, BN-43c?. 1998 50 New Sheqalim S. Y Agnon. Unc. Israel commemorative , issued for the 50th anniversary, in special cover of issue. $50+
852 ---,---Another, as above. $50+
853 ---Group of notes. 100 Mil Waad note Gd tape repair on back; Anglo-Palestine 500 Mils and 1 Pound Gd; 10 Pound 1955 Black numbers nice AU-Unc, tiny speck of dirt and pencil graffiti, 5 Pound 1973 (10), 10 Pounds 1973 (19) and 50 Pounds 1973 (4). 37 notes, all but the first 4 Unc or nearly so. $100
854 ---Group of Notes. P16, BN-3 5 Pounds Series G VF, P20, BN-7 AU, but unfortunate graffiti , 2 pieces BN-9 P-22 both series N VF and BN-15a, P28b 50 Lirot Series Gimel VF $200+
*856 ---rieti concentration camp. 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 lire. campbell 6568-6572. au- unc. a complete set. most consider these fantasies and they are sold with that warning. as fantasies they catalog $175 in unc. sold as is no returns. $150+
858 ---P16 10 Dinars. ND .Signature 12. Design similar to above. EF and Iraq P55 1 Dinars 1958. VF+. 2 nice notes. $100?
859 KUWAIT. P10a. 10 Dinars. 1958. AU, but unfortunate graffiti in guilloche at left. $80?
860 LATIVA. WWII German occupied Ration Coupons. 2 pieces, one partially used dated 6 May 1942 for "Food", the other undated and unused for Potatoes. We've handled more Ration cards for Germany than the occupied Baltic countries. $35+?
861 LEBANON. P63c 10 Livres 1973 and P64a 50 Livres 1967. 2 notes, the first AU, the 2nd Unc. $50
*862 malawi. p1-4. 5 & 10 shillings and 1 and 5 pounds. front and back color trial specimens of each note, plus an additional one for the 5 pound. 9 total pieces, efau, some with manuscript notations. a rare group. $2000?
863 MOZAMBIQUE. P-110s. 500 Escudos. 22 March 1967. Specimen. Unc., with manuscript notation in upper front margin. $150+
864 NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. P-66. 20 Gulden ND (1919-21) Front Proof Mounted on Card Stock. Au-Unc. $375
865 ---P-67. 30 Gulden ND Front Proof on Card Stock. Au-Unc. Light rust stain $375
866 ---P-68. 40 Gulden ND Front Proof Mounted on Card Stock. Au-Unc. Unlike the above two notes which have wide margins, this note has been cut to size. $375
867 NETHERLANDS, Westerbork Concentration Camp. Group of 3. 10¢ Series BB, 25¢ Series AA with watermark and 100¢ Series CC. Campbell 4171b, 4172a(1) and 4174. 3 VF notes, one with a watermark. $100
868 NICARAGUA. P-2. 5 Pesos. 1881, Series II. Specimen without overprint, counterfoil at left. EF $750
869 ---P-59. 20 Cordobas Law of 1912. Uniface Front Color Trial on wide margin bank note paper with the underprinting shifted very slightly to the left. A notch has been cut out of the margin (not the note) at upper left and right. Au-Unc. $950
870 NIGERIA. P2 5 Shillings. 15 September 1958. Color Trial Specimen in brown lilac and green. $150+
*871 --- p1-4. 5 & 10 shillings, 1 & 5 pounds. 1958. front and back color trial specimens printed on banknote paper. 2 fronts of each note (frames and designs) and 1 back each. mount remnants on back of most, printer notations on all, average grade ef-au. 12 notes in lot. very rare. $1500
878 PARAGUAY, P18 1 Real. (1865). The "walking man" vignette is the same as seen on various US slave documents. VG-F, with some signs of aging. $100
879 ---P19 2 Reales. (1865). VF, some stains. $75
880 ---Banco Nacional del Paraguay. P-S141 50 Centavos. 1886 Dog at right. Vertical Pair. Rust stain at left on top note, signature on back, otherwise EF. $275+
882 PHILIPPINES. P68b 1 Peso, Signed by Wood & Lagdameo as Treasurer. VF $100+
883 POLAND, Lodz. ND WWI 2 chits good for 20 Kopecks & 1 Rouble at the signing of the Peace Treaty. Text in Russian, Polish & Yiddish. F-VF, the 2nd stained. $50?
*884 ---litzmannstadt. post office chit. 10 pfg. 17, april 1942. c-4211bv, ps-23, ijn- 5v. rare. printed on perforated postcard stock, with serial number at left and the "10" is larger than other print in 1st line. vf+. rare, this is the first we can recall offering in auction in at least 6 years. $300
885 ROMANIA. P-84s 20 Lei. 15 June 1950. Specimen. Unc. $75+
887 ---1943 WWII Postcard from Leningrad showing Russian partisan marching Nazi prisoner back to camp and an anti German Patriotic form letter. 2 pieces. $25+
*888 ---front illustrierte. june 1943. magazine supplied to german pow's in russian hands which shows how well the russian are treating their pows compared to the germans. the front cover has a picture of them having a good time fishing! $40+?
891 ST. THOMAS AND PRINCE. P-47. 500 Escudos. 18 April 1956. Color Trial Specimen printed in purple with multicolor underprint. Unc $300
892 SUDAN. P13a & 14a. 1 and 5 Pounds. 1970. 2 Unc notes. $375
*893 ---central bank of the sudan. patterns or essais for notes that were never issued. 25 (2), 50 piastres (2), 1, 5 and 10 sudanese pounds. uniface printings mounted on card stock and our understanding is that they were printed by the security banknote company. ef-au. no doubt very rare. $3000?
894 SYRIA. P83a 1 Pound. 1963. Group of 5 notes, 1 VF, the others EF to Unc. $50
*896 trinidad & tobago. p30-35. 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 & 100 dollars. 1964 (1977). front and back color trial proofs printed on banknote paper. one front and one back for each, plus front underprinting trials for the 1, 50 & 100 dollar notes. printer notations on all, mount remnants on some, average grade ef. very rare. $1250
897 ---Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas). P-S101 5 Dollars. 15 April 1927. Specimen. EF, some manuscript notations, very light stain. Rare. $1500+
898 TURKEY, Ottoman Empire. P87 5 Piastres 1332/6 and P97 20 Piastres 1332/4. 2 Unc. notes $50?
*899 ---,---1334/28 (28 march 1918). british military counterfeit. 10 livres. p-110x, 2nd emission stamping. au-unc. type with 10's in left border of back facing out instead of in. we haven't offered one in over 5 years. $75?
*900 united states, confederate states of america. p-66b. two dollars 17 february 1864. portrait of judah benjamin at right. au. a year or so ago we offered a similar note (p66a) in similar condition that sold for $190. this should be worth close to that. $100+
902 ---The Cuba Company. 19-. Specimen Stock Certificate. Harvest Scene at center. EF. For other related Cuban stock certificates, see lots 696-701. $125+
903 URUGUAY. P-A119. 5 Pesos. 25 January 1875. Boy holding "5" at left. VF. $300+
904 ---Banco Italiano. PS201. 20 Centesimos. January 1867. "Salto" Branch. Fair, tears, tape repair on back. $350
905 ---Banco de Londres y Rio de la Plata. P-S242a. 10 Peso. 1.1. 1883. Overprinted "Inutilizado" in purple on the front & back. G-VG, tears $85
906 VENEZUELA, Banco de Maracaibo. P-S226. 10 Bolivares. 7 October 1928. Gd, tears, repairs. $120?
907 YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC. P2b 5 Rials. ND (1967). AU $85+
908 ---P8a 10 Rials. ND (1969). UNC. $150
PART TWO - JUDAIC AND HOLY LAND RELATED MATERIAL
MEDALLIC JUDAICA (back to top)
In addition see the following lots in the first part of the catalog: 304-305, 337, 341, 359-377, 385, 410-11, 413-416, 421-427, 434, 437, 451-453, 461-465, 474, 478-495, 512, 521, 522, 534, 537-538, 544-584, 597-624, 627-631, 641b-644, 646-647, 649-650, and 653-659. Also see note after lot 1146 for a list of Judaic related paper in Part One.
*910 18th century (?) kabalistic jeton. Æ24mm. "sanctus marcus. s (ancturs) mathias malthiel" (st. mark,st. matthew malthiel) around h.s., 2 fishes facing in opposite directions and a sun/"v**fleo de tribu iuda radix david alleluia"(...of the tribe of judah, the root of david, alleluia) around heloi sadoi, which is a christian pronunciation of elohim and shaddai, hebrew names of god. as neuman vi, 35663. fine, flan a bit chewed at 10-11 o'clock on obverse and correspondingly at 9 to 10 on reverse. scarce. with an old dr. p. peus & co. envelope. $50+
*911 edict of toleration. 1782 silver 45mm by holtzehy. bust of joseph ii of austria right/kneeling figure facing left, next to altar, "amicissima veritas" above, "lib. ergo" on altar and date in roman numerals below. struck to commemorate religious freedom given jews and protestants. see friedenberg pages 36-37 &126 for similar medals but none are pictured and the description seems different. this should not be confused with the more common medal issued for the same occasion which shows 3 figures (3 religions) on the reverse. i cannot recall offering this medal before. of extreme rarity. ef, light hairlines. $800+
*912 jewish merchant conder token. 1797 half penny token of m & h oppenheim. view of st. paul's cathedral/view of weaver, "success to the manufactures of glasgow". edge, "payable at m & h oppenheims toy warehouse london". d&h-391, friedenberg page 142. vf-ef. a rare jewish related english conder token, we have not offered one of these in more than 10 years. $200+
*913 jewish merchant conder token. 1798 penny token of bn. jacob. man behind counter holding scales/"bn jacob - auctoneer-" etc. legend in 5 lines. d&h- 31. ef, but a few rim nicks and sl. bruises. rare. very scarce, we haven't offered one in many years, probably since the 1980's. $250+?
*914 jewish community token. early 19th century? germany? Æ33. 3 lines of hebrew legend, hand engraved on each side, "gitla the wife of pitchi" and the abbreviation of the maidens. presumably these handmade tokens were identification for membership in a some communal society. this with a woman's name could very possibly be for a mikva. vf-ef. scarce, only the 2nd i can recall offering (the last privately) in many years. coins reveal #134. $150+?
*915 general marshall andre massena. 1818 Æ 40 mm. his bust left/legend in wreath. vf, many niks. see the shekel vol 21, #4, p. 30 for the possible jewish link to one of napoleon's most valued generals. $75+
*916 homage to gabriel riesser. 1836. Æ 59mm by loos and held (and designed by mortiz oppenheim). mother nursing two babies, two femaile figures sit below her. one personifies christianity, the other judaism/six line legend. listed by the encyclopedia judaica as one of the most important jewish emancipation medals ever struck. riesser was one of the most important early and mid-19th century champions of jewish rights. unlike some of his contemporaries he believed that jews could and should be able to practice their religion and still obtain equal rights in germany. very rare, seldom offered. ef. see the shekel vol. xxii, #3, page 18. $325+
*917 jewish home for aged, hamburg. 1841. Æ22. bust of salomon heine left/ view of the home. heine was the principal factor in getting this hospital built, he was also the uncle of the poet heinrich heine. vf-ef. $40+
*919 ---1841. a 42mm bronze obverse uniface cliche of the above medal. a cliche is an electrotype thin copy of an original coin or medal showing one side. i had a cliche of this medal sometimes in the 1980's and this very well could be it as my record keeping 20 years ago left something to be desired. rare in any case. $75+?
*920 hebrew national school. 1843. wm 73 mm by collis. facade of building, "struck to commemorate the foundation stone of the hebrew national school birmingham, by sir moses montefiore... baron de rothschild..." and more/a biblical scene, "joseph introducing his father jacob to the pharaoh" bhm-2108, see encyclopedia judaica 1, 1171-72. large and impressive, the reverse is similar to a thomason biblical medal. ef. i can't recall offering this before $400+
*920a commemoration of the german revolution. 1848. wm 37 mm by drentwett. two figures clasping hands/8 small legends each within a wreath all around a central legend. one of the wreaths is for the emancipation of the jews. see encyclopedia judaica vol xi, 1171-72. ef. scarce, 1st i can recall offering. $150+
*921 e. moses & sons. 1855, calendar medal. wm41mm. head of wellington left/calendar. moses & sons were jewish merchant tailors in london and issued a series of calendar medals in the early and mid-1850's. lustrous ef, with a few light marks in field. $60
*923 jewish community token. (mid 19th century?). lead 23 mm (10.13), magen david/menorah. vf with traces of gilding. cast as made. this is ex lot #1039 from our sale 14d (june 1984) and the only one we've seen. crude, but rare. $175+
*926 samson oberndoeffer. 1861. tin 41mm by drentwett. bust left/legend. struck to commemorate his 70th birthday. he was a jewish coin dealer in germany in the 19th century. see adolph cahn's 1931 sale of judaica. lot #1906. as struck, but a few abrasions and spots. $140
*927 ritual slaughter token. 19th century italy."chicken token". Æ 27mm. "b. 1 1/2" within italian "pollo grande" and hebrew legend "for the slaughter of a large chicken"/hebrew abbreviation for talmud torah. see coins reveal #132 & friedenberg page 98 for a similar token. funds from the sale of this type of token were used to support the community. vf. extremely rare. i can only recall seeing this token once or twice before in the past 35 years. $250+
*928 lead kosher seal. 19th century. c. 14.5 mm. "eatwa"? above kosher in hebrew. very irregular edge and slighly corroded.the hebrew legend is readable, i'm just guessing on the other. eastern european? $50?
929 KOSHER FOR PASSOVER SEAL. Lead 10mm. 19th Century? Kosher for Passover in Hebrew/Cyrillic legend including the word Denga. Not completely round but nicer than above. Another neat piece. Unable to photograph. $60+?
*931 benjamin disraeli. nd (c. 1876) Æ34mm watch fob. his bust 1/2 left, "benjamin disraeli - earl of beaconsfield, kg"/arms. brown ef, fob (loop) broken off. see great jewish portraits page 56 for a similar portrait on his death. $50+
*934 rishon le-zion colony. 1882. Æ28. magen david & below that a torah scroll, the left frame showing people at prayer at the western wall, while the right frame shows a farmer sowing seeds, "if i forget thee o jerusalem let my right hand forget its cunning"/ a panoramic view of the colony. jtm-ep-53, see the shekel vol. v, #4, p. 18. nice ef/vf, with original loop as made. a few light scratches in reverse field. a very nice example of this medal. $200
*935 moses montefiore. 1884. wm 41mm a. d. loewenstark & sons. his bust right surrounded by hebrew legend/long legend on reverse. struck as a 100th birthday medallic tribute for moses montefiore from his friends around the world. this is one of the more important jewish medals of the 19th century. ex daniel friedenberg collection. choice p-l ef, with glue spot on reverse. see the shekel vol. xviii, #3, page 31 and great jewish portraits in metal page 85. $350
*936 british jewish merchant. nd (1890's?) b. hyam, clothiers. half penny token. bust left/"b. haym, 63 lord st. liverpool"/"manufacturing clothiers, half penny token" three garments. todd-page 20. brass 30mm. f-vf. scarce. $50
*937 2nd zionist congress. 1898. Æ63 by samuel friedrich beer. allegorical figure of zionism pointing to the new dawn of the jewish people/"behold i will take the people of israel from the nations and bring them to their own land." (in hebrew) ezekial 37:21. struck for the very important conference in basel. jewish minters & medalists page 60, coins reveal-168. ef. one of the rarest and most important of all jewish medals. the last we can recall offering was in the fall of 1996 where an equally nice one sold for $700 $750
*938 kaiser wilhelm ii. visit to palestine. 1898. 35mm silver gedenkthaler. bust of the kaiser right/holy sepulchure church in jerusalem. the kaiser met with herzl to discuss a potential jewish state. jtm pem2v. pl, usual hairlines $125
*940 aleppo syria jewish community charity token. nd (c. 1900) Æ18mm brass bracteate token. "101" flanked by a "bet & kaf " and "in righteousness shall thou be established" above, all in hebrew. see the shekel vol viii, #4 for an article by meshorer on these. crude vf+. scarce. ex y. meshorer, who bought this from the son of the rabbi of aleppo $50
*941 leonard rosenthal. nd. 60 x 48mm silvered bronze by f. rasumny. bust of rosenthal left, "leonard rosenthal president fondateur". in two lines/woman with flowers sitting on wall in front of building, legend. struck for the 50th anniversary of the rachel foundation. toned ef. scarce. $150+?
*942 emil rathenau. 1908. silver 39 x 59mm medal with original loop. struck to commemorate the 70th birthday of this famous german-jewish industrialist (founder of aeg). his son walther, who took over the company in 1915, was a minister under german chancellor josef wirth and was murdered by nazi hooligans in 1922. this is an original silver medal (990 on edge) and seldom offered as such. choice lightly toned ef. see lot 950 for a medal of his son. $200+
*943 educational award. 1909. Æ45mm. from the liverpool educationalcommittee, this was awarded to "hyman hankey hebrew" public school...for attendance and general good conduct." obverse has arms and "liverpool education committee" while the above has a long legend. holed, as issued. we sold a similar piece from 1908 for $40 in our last sale. $40+
*944 narcisse leven. 1910 silvered 59mm by e. hannaux l'alliance israelite universelle. his bust left/"liberty, synagogue, alliance israelite universelle 1860- 1910". ef. seldom offered early 20th century jewish medal. jmm page 60. struck for the 50th anniversary of the aiu.the aiu issued the mikva israel tokens. $325
*945 paul ehrlich. nd (1912). Æ65 by brett. ehrlich and his assitant hata working in lab/hercules strangling hydra. ehrlich was a noted serologist and bacteriologist. ef. i can't recall offering this medal before. $150+
*946 jewish veterans of the wars of the republic. 1918. Æ34mm. "us" within magen david, "jewish veterans of the wars of the republic" joined at top by red, white and blue ribbon which is joined at top by a brass bar with liberty at center and the dates "1776" "1918" to either side. the jewish veterans of the wars of the republic was the forerunner to the jewish war veterans of the united states. in the shekel vol xiv. #3 dr. paul federbush had a wonderful article on the medals of american jewish veterans. this was not included. medal and brass bar are nice (ef or so), ribbon is torn. the last we had sold for $180! $150
*947 sir herbert samuel. 1920 silver and bronze 25mm uniface medals. facing bust with breast star, name and date in english and hebrew. among his many accomplishments and high positions in public service lord samuel was the first british high commissioner in palestine, thus becoming, at least in some respect, the first jew to rule the land of israel in 2000 years. see the shekel vol. xiv, #4, p. 6 for a medal with a similar obverse. ex-nasca may 1988 lots 258 and 259 $250?
*948 heinrich heine. nd Æ112 mm by wittmann. high relief bust 1/2 left. a scarce medal of the famous german writer. for other heinrich heine medals, see lots 1029 & 1030 and see 917-919 for medals of his uncle, salomon heine. $350+
*949 alfred grÜnfeld. 1922 Æ64.5 mm by josef prinz. his bust right/harp, musical score, legend. for his 70th birthday. niggl-769. grünfeld was a pianist and composer who was born in prague in 1852 and died in vienna in 1924. he was one of the first pianists to have his work recorded for phonograph records $135+
*950 walter rathenau. 1922. Æ 67 x 49 mm uniface plaque by mayer & wilhelm. his facing bust, legend around. rathenau was a writer, statesman and industrialist who was killed by the nazis in an anti-semitic riot in 1922. his father, the industrialist, emil is is also a subject of a well known medal which we offer as lot 942. this is a rare medal and the first i can recall offering. as struck. $300
951 EMIL HIRSCH. 1923. Æ32mm. Emil G. Hirsch, within Hebrew legend/"The United Drive for 2,500,000. If you won't who will" around large ? VF, Scarce. This is more than just a contribution token as Rabbi Hirsch died that year and no doubt the UJA drive was in his memory. See the Shekel, Vol. XXX, #30, p. 13-15. $25
*952 ym/ywha track meet. nd. 1920's. Æ 30mm medal with ribbon. winged magen david with banner above, "pittsburgh young men and womens hebrew association" with logo/"50 - yd novice" engraved in 2 lines. rs (maker's initials) incuse at bottom. old and tattered blue and white ribbon attached. 1920's? $50+?
*953 arnold mendelssohn. 1929 bronze oval c. 54 x 64mm by? his portrait slightly to the right/11 line legend with loop and string. niggl-3305 (ii). mendelsohn, a composer, conductor and music teacher was the grand-nephew of felix mendelssoh. this is the only medal that i know that was made for him. rare. $175
*954 sokora relief fund gold badge. 1933. presented to yosef daly, chairman 1 april 1933. 15.15 grams of 14 karat gold. elaborate engraved badge with 5 line legend topped by blue and white enameled star of david and two name plates. very attractive and no doubt rare. a very neat and unusual award medal. $250+
*955 a nazi travels to palestine. 1933. silvered bronze 34mm. magen david/ swastika. the legends read (in german) "a nazi travels to palestine"/"and tells about it in the angriff". kirschner-48. vf, a small bump. the angriff was a nazi newspaper founded and edited by goebbels, the nazi minister of propaganda. this medal was used as an advertising item for the paper about their story of a nazi traveling to palestine during that time. rare as a silvered medal. $350+
*956 beatrice ephrussi de rothschild. 1934 (1972) Æ67mm by belmaimdo. her bust left/villa. an homage medal from the institute de france-academie des beaux-arts, foundation ephrussi de rothschild. $250?
*957 united jewish campaign pocket watch. 1936. a gruen verithin pocket watch which does not work (and we don't know if it's fixable). on the back of the silver case is engraved "united jewish campaign to charles fishberg englewood nj june 1936" in 4 lines. an interesting award to mr. fishberg while the great depression was still in force. fishberg was a judge, or later became one, as shown from an accompanying 2 page printout from temple emanu-el of englewood, $50?
*959 rabbi joseph herman hertz. 1938. Æ34mm. bust of the rabbi left, within hebrew legend/menorah, star of david above, english legend above and below. commemorates the 25th anniversary of his reign as chief rabbi of great britain. hertz was also the first graduate of the jewish theological seminary in the usa. by bruno elkan. see the shekel vox xi, #1, page 23. ef. this is the first we've offered in more than 10 years. $200
*960 simon flexner. 1941. Æ 88 x 124 mm by ivan sors. cast uniface, commissioned by samuel friedenberg and presumably ex daniel friedenberg collection. flexner was a us research scientist. great jewish portraits in metal page 99. possibly an aftercast produced in very small numbers $200
*961 otto loewi. nd. Æ 104 x 144 mm by ivan sors. cast uniface, commissioned by samuel friedenberg and presumably ex daniel friedenberg collection. his bust partially to the right. loewi was a nobel prize winning biochemist. possibly an aftercast produced in very small numbers $200
*962 otto h. warburg. nd Æ 105 x 151 mm by ivan sors. cast uniface, commissioned by samuel friedenberg and presumably ex daniel friedenberg collection. warburg was a biochemist and nobel prize winner. an aftercast? rare. $200
963 GROUP OF 2. Dog Tag for "Jew Weinberg" Red-Brown Bakelite (See Lot 1248 for similar pieces) and FDR Inaugural token Æ 31mm. FDR right, legend around/"Health, Wealth, Prosperity" around Magen David with Mazel in center. $40?
*964 eretz-israel festive plate. 1947. commemorates the un general assembly resolution calling for the partition of palestine into a jewish state and an arab state. c. 11" in diameter, titled "medine ivrit" (hebrew state). features a large map of israel and a banner, dated kislev 17, 5708 (nov. 30, 1947) which was the day after the un resolution. it should be worth noting that the entire west bank is included with the jordan river at right marked as the border. very impressive $140+
*965 stern gang. plate. 1948. fighters for freedom of israel plate about 11.3" with wave like edges.features a map of "greater israel" on both sides of the jordan and a hand holding a rifle. inscribed underneath "rak kach" (the sole solution). with hanger on back, perfect for display. $150+
*967 jerusalem masonic membership badge. nd (late 1940's). brass 28mm designed somewhat like a bar kochba sela. archway to temple in center, "mizpah lodge 1383" in english and hebrew, on the reverse engraved to "w. z. weinreb". with blue and white ribbon and pin. unlisted by haffner $50+?
*968 solomon's pillars lodge #59. founder masonic medal. eilat, oval, with banner below and blue ribbon with "founder" in brass plate above. a seascape scene with solomon's pillars to left and sun above. enameled in dark and light blue on copper-nickel with brass (for solomon's copper mines). as haffner ma-2, but with added "founder's" ribbon, thus rare. $50+?
*969 leon blum. (1950). gilt silver 68mm by george lay. his bust right, name above, dates in roman numerals (1872-1950)/4 line french legend within box of dots. scarce. this is not the more common bronze medal. $300+
*971 jewish national fund 1952. bronze 22.5mm. golden anniversary. bunch of grapes, 1902-1952, "keren kayemeth l'israel" in hebrew/"israel, 1952 shekel zahav" in english and hebrew.for the 50th anniversary of the jnf which was founded on 29 december 1901. au-unc., some fingering. $50
*972 memory of 6 million medal. 1952. Æ59mm by monti. in high relief a male figure rising from a heap of corpses in a concentration camp, lifting the 10 commandments/2 hands, clutching a menorah, in the background a cemetery. unc, scarce only 500 pieces minted. ho-6a. $75
*974 memory of 6 million medal. 1952. jtm-ho-6b. silver 59mm by monti. very rare in silver (estimated mintage of only 50 pieces). this is the first time we've offered this medal in silver in more than 7 years. $125+
*975 federation of jewish philanthropies of new york. 1953 Æ63mm. legend around 7 branched menorah/"presented to dr. charles g. eichel with grateful appreciation for serving as division chairman of the 1953 federation campaign". name engraved on banner. holed at top and bottom rim (from a swivel?) $50+?
*977 albert einstein. 1955. Æ 68mm by revol. his bust in 3/4 profile/a spiral nebula. flower-9. rare and seldom offered. unc. plain edge. in our spring 1999 sale a similar piece sold for $140 (reduced bid) on a $75 estimate. $90
978 ISRAEL. PRIVATE MINT SETS. 3 different Sets. 1958 in Brown leatherette holder with fancy metal clasp, Ten Pruta series coins 1949-1958, all but one unc. This by Matebon. Another set with the same coins, these all BU, this in a red leatherette box and by the same manufacturer. The third set is entitled "Coins of Israel" and contains six Agorot Series coins dated from 1972 to 1975. The set is plastic with the coins at left and short paragraph about Israel on the right. Plastic is cracked on back. 3 sets, we've never seen the last. $50+?
*980 israel air force nd. (1960's). c. 6 x 4" cast model of the famed fuga magister plane. this plane was a flight instruction model but was used as a fighter during the 6 day war. missing it's base. $45
*981 israeli abraham lincoln medal. nd (1965). silver 59mm. his bust 1/2 right, "1809-1865" and his name below/"proclaim liberty throughout the land" in hebrew and english and "from the people of america to the people of israel" incuse in english and "...let us strive...to achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves with all nations. a. lincoln" in english below. $50+?
*982 atomic research center. nd. silver (?) 59 mm. camel, research center in background/legend around atom & cactus. jtm ep-3. scarce. i can't recall seeing this medal in silver before. when i first saw it, i assumed it was silver plated. however it looks and rings silver and is numbered on the edge. $100+?
984 IN BONDAGE JUDAEA/IN FREEDOM ISRAEL. 1965. Silver 38mm by Paul Vincze. Arch of Titus, Judaea Capta coin/4 scenes in liberated Israel. $60+
985 BAR KOCHBA. Silver 38mm by Paul Vincze. Warrior blowing Shofar, Inset of Temple side of Bar Kochba Tetradrachm/Beitar Fortress, Lulav side of Bar Kochba Tetradrachm. $60+
*986 david ben-gurion. c. 1966. silver 57 mm by paul vincze. his bust left/figure of a man as a scholar and laborer. coins reveal-173. we've had this in 38mm silver and in gold before but never in this large size silver. see lot #1014. $75+
*987 paul vincze's , exodus medals. 1967?. silver 38 and 57 mm medals. people unloading at shore off ship/immigrants arriving,, "the people which thou hast redeemed". pair of scarce silver medals. we've sold the smaller medal for as much as $60 in the past, but i can't recall offering the larger one. $150+?
*988 paul vincze, 6 day war medals. 1967. silver 38 and 57 mm medals. western wall & walled city above/2nd temple, mattathias antigonus menorah coin," the divine presence will never depart from the western wall." another scarce pair of medals. i've sold the smaller one twice in the past 10 years for at least $70, but i can't recall offering the large one previously. $200?
989 PAUL VINCZE, 6 DAY WAR MEDAL. 1967. Silver 38 mm. Soldier standing guard over walled city/Sword & olive-branch, I have set watchmen upon thy walls o Jerusalem. $60+
990 DAVID AND GOLIATH. 1968. Silver 38 mm by Paul Vincze. David slaying the giant/ "Israel's 20th Anniversary" showing map of Israel after the 6 day war. Proof-like fields $60+
*992 samuel and rose friedenberg. 1969 by paul vincze. silver 70mm. busts of each in oval medallions facing each other with their names in banners above and below/new york city skyline, "jubilee of the friedenberg family in new york real estate" "john-plate realty corp 1919-1969" in banner below. this rare medal is not only important because it is a work of vincze but because of friedenberg's numismatic importance. his collection of jewish related medals was one of the finest of the 20th century and done well before it became fashionable. he commissioned an important and noteworthy series of jewish related medals by jewish medallists. (see lots 960-962). and his son is the noted numismatic author, collector and curator daniel friedenberg. lightly toned ef a couple of minor rim nicks. rare. $125+
*993 6 day war victory medal. 1967. brass 38mm. depicts a ship loaded with diaspora jews sailing to the shores of israel with a map of israel in background and hebrew legend " return to zion from jeremiah, 21/symbols of the 12 tribes, "israel's 6 day war 5.vi - 11.vi.1967" in english and hebrew. cast as made. ef. rare? a similar piece sold for $60 in our sale 31e $50
*994 the frankenhuis collection medal. 1967 Æ 76 mm by elizabeth weistrop. in extremely high relief, a mother hugging 2 children both wearing jude badges before being herded into a cattle car/ legend. ho-2, see the shekel 2, #3, 16. a large and impressive medal. the last we offered in 2002 sold for $275. a most impressive medal commissioned by maurice frankenhuis who built 2 huge collections of war memorabilia,one for wwi and then for wwii both of which he donated to museums in israel. also see lot #1043 for a related medal. $250+
*995 arab 6 day war "victory" medal 1967 Æ40mm. enamelled with ribbon. soldier with rifle and map of israel. inscription on reverse. unc. iraq issued these to celebrate their "victory" in the 1967 war. obviously unused! we've offered this in the past and always thought it was issued by iraq, however we have been told by at least one person that these were issued by syria. $50+
996 GROUP. 5 Marching Medals including Kinnerath 1964 and Mezadah 1969 and 7 pins including 1957 Maccabiah Games and a 1953 pin of the Sport Club of the Deaf in Israel. 12 items, at least the last no doubt rare. $100+
*998 theodore herzl. 1968. gold 26mm. .900 fine. bust of herzl left/menorah, magen david to each side. one of a series of medals struck in holland to commemorate the 20th anniversary of israel. p-l bu. $150+
*999 david ben gurion 1968. gold 26mm. .900 fine. bust of ben gurion left/ menorah, magen david to each side. one of a series of medals struck in holland to commemorate the 20th anniversary of israel. p-l bu. this is scarcer than the herzl piece. $150+
*1000 max nordau. 1968. Æ 143 mm by g. varbanov. huge uniface medal with nordau in high relief facing left and "d. m. nordau" in script below . nordau was co-founder of the world zionist organization. this was made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the state. huge and impressive. $180
*1001 theodore herzl. 1968 Æ 103 mm by g. varbanov. high relief bust left, "herzl 1948" to left. uniface. again, we presume that very few of these were made. this was made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the state. $150
*1002 theodore herzl. 1968 Æ 142 mm by g. varbanov. large high relief uniface plaque. his bust left, name and dates 1860-1904 to left. large and very impressive. seldom seen. also was made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the state. $200
*1004 israel's 20th anniversary. 1968 silver 59mm by abraham elisha. stylized 20 and legend in center,"may peace come to israel, moshe dayan in a note placed in the wailing wall"/wailing wall, rachel's tomb, cave of machpelah, sword, hebrew and english legends. with special vinyl case of issue (somewhat dirty and torn). seldom seem $40+
1005 GROUP OF MEDALS. 5 Franklin Mint Hanukkah Medals, late 1960's-early 1970's, all sterling silver Proof in cases, Hadassah Hospital Rededication. 1975. Copper 39mm. The hospital/Symbol of the hospital; Levi Eshkol Silver 59mm, like the AM-1 but this struck by The Shekel Co and a 50 mm Sportcaster Medal 1978-1979 with six athletes and "Champion" below. This last made in the US. $100?
*1006 aina yitzahk avni shekel. 61 mm heavy shekel design, reverse says "a.i.n.a. honors yitzhak avni for strengtheing the interest of israel numismatics august 1970-new york". we've had this medal only a few times, but never with an actual name engraved in. scarce as such. also see lot #1028 $60+?
*1007 max reinhardt (born max goldmann). 1970 silvered bronze 60 mm by welz. his bust right, legend around/struck for the 50th anniversary of a festival in salzburg. reinhardt was a major figure in theater, as a producer and director, during the first part of the 20th century. he was forced to leave germany in 1934 and he emigrated to the us where he continued his work until his death in 1943. $125
*1008 pidyon haben medal. nd. silver 27mm. hands giving the priestly blessing, "shekel" at left, legend below/legend in 4 lines. a thick silver medal. scarce, only the 2nd time i can recall encountering this. a bit discolored. $40+?
*1009 exodus. 1971. a progress set of medals. by brian watkins for the macabee mint. jtm-bm-2a. stylized view of 10 commandments/ stylized parting of the red sea. the 2nd issue of the macabee mint. this lot contains 7 pieces showing the steps in the making of a medal from a blank through the almost finished product. $125+
*1011 genesis. nd (1972) Æ57mm by brian watkins. in stylized form, the shaping of the land masses floating in the ocean, below in a concave portion, in hebrew genesis/ very stylized, symbolizing the formation of the waters. jtm-bm-1a. scarce. one of only two medals issued by the maccabi mint. $60+
*1013 genesis. nd. as above 4 lead patterns in various sizes, obverse and reverse, two plain lead, two bronze plated lead. a handful of patterns were given to the founders of the short-lived maccabi mint. all are in somewhat tattered cardboard boxes. $75?
*1014 david ben gurion. 1973. large Æ plaque (c. 115 x 160 mm) by paul vincze in elaborate dark wood frame, ready for hanging. his high relief bust in center top flanked by his name and dates 1886-1973 above in hebrew below in english, in panel below 2 menorahs flank a view of the old city of jerusalem. $150+
*1015 haym salomon 1973 57 mm silver medal by paul vincze. the fifth in the magnes museum's jewish american hall of fame series and the only round medal. bust of salomon right/ soldier with gun penning letter, horses behind. #210 of only 400 minted. somewhat toned. $65+
*1017 entebbe by paul vincze. 1976 silver 56mm. idf symbol, flanked by menorahs, entebbe above, july 4, 1976 below/man with lyre and olive branch bidding good luck to 3 planes as they leave jerusalem. i do not recall offering this medal in this size and/or metal before. $100+?
*1018 judah magnes cased set of 6 medals. the first six medals in this jewish- american hall of fame series which has been issuing medals since 1969. george gershwin, touro synagogue, herbert lehman, louis brandeis, haym salomon and albert einstein. all bronze trapezoid about 45mm with the exception of the salomon medal which is round 57 mm. in wood case as issued $100?
1019 STAMPS IN SILVER. 1973. A set of 9 silver medals, all depicting the early stamps of Israel, which depicted coins from the 1st Revolt or the Bar Kochba Revolt. Each Proof medal contains approximately one oz. of silver. Issued by Doar Ivri of Israel, In album of issue (which is somewhat impaired), but the medals are choice. #176 of only 1000 issued (and many were melted in the silver boom of 1980). $150
*1020 yom kippur war medal. 1973. 60mm silvered bronze. a combination of a "mirage" and a "skyhawk" fighter in flight within wreath, part of which is the emblem of the israel air force/hebrew legend from isaiah, emblem of the squadron, date. ef. scarce. presented to members of the squadron who stopped the syrian army just short of the jordan river. see the shekel vii, #3, page 20 $50+
*1021 ---1973. 62mm square bronze medal depicting a map with arrows showing where the sinai armoured division fought to stop the enemy troops, at the right under a 6 line legend reading "and he raised honor upon his people and dressed armor like a hero" is an upside down military helmet/emblem of the division. see the shekel vii, #3, page 20. scarce, 1st i can recall offering. $50+
*1023 ---1973. silver plated bronze 59mm. medals for the regiment which built the bridge on the suez canal during the war. a map showing the suez canal with an arrow pointing to the place where the regiment built a bridge and where the canal was crossed, "the crossing regiment, yom kippur war, the crossing of the suez canal 06,10, 73."and the children of israel walked upon dry land" under an arrow pointing to the bridge. another scarce medal that i can't recall offering before. $50+
*1024 ---(1974). c. 4 1/2 x 3. 1/4". shows an idf tank with banner underneath, "memento from yom kippur war 6.10.73 to soldiers of the signal battalion". with the signal corp insignia at left. only about 300-350 soldiers in battalion, thus scarce. $50
*1025 israel: a dream fufilled. nd (1973) silver and bronze 63mm by elizabeth jones. busts of herzl, weizmann, meir and ben-gurion, wanderers no more/2 hands cupping 3 pomegranates, israel, a dream fufilled in english and israel in hebrew. a very impressive set of two. scarce as a set, $125+
*1027 peace medal. 1974 silver 64mm. by nat sobel & joe di lorenzo. the patriarch abraham in stylized form, the two eyes form the face of modern day ishmael and isaac (arabs & israelis), legend around/the word peace in 64 languages. jtm pm- 1b. scarce. struck by the magnes mint. $75+
1028 PRESENTED TO YITZHAK AVNi. 1974. 38mm Bronze Hanukkah Medal (Menorah/8 line Hanukkah blessing in English). Cased, the outside of the case has an emblem and Avni's name embossed in gold, on the inside of the case is "INSOC PRESENTS TO YITZHAK AVNI GUEST SPEAKER, DEC. 7, 1974 ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA" in 6 lines embossed in silver on blue. The medal, while not common, is not the thing here, the case may well be unique.. Also see #1006 $50+?
*1031 b'nai b'rith of england. 1976. Æ 45mm. struck for the golden jubilee of the b'nai b'rith hillel house in london. view of the building/menorah, topped by "50" and legend. ef. another medal which i don't believe we've offered before. $60+
*1032 israeli basketball victory. 1977. Æ59. commemorates maccabi tel- aviv's victory in the european championships. trophy atop, legends and score 78-77 with dots to look like an electric scoreboard/michelangelo's david at left and biblical quote about david and goliath. medal is somewhat scuffed with a few scratches. perhaps a winning player carried this around for years. i've seen this medal once, but don't recall ever offering it for sale. rare. $75+
*1033 israel-egypt peace treaty. 1977. Æ 38 x 35 cast private issue. portraits of begin and sadat/in the center shalom and saalom in hebrew and arabic. legend designed to wrap around from obverse and continue on the reverse. "may god guide our steps toward peace, israel nov. 1977 sadat meets begin". a fish (maker's mark?). a most unusual medal and the first we have seen. $50+?
1034 ---1979. Gilt Silver 59mm. Conjoined heads of Sadat, Begin and Carter, English & Hebrew legends/Dove of Peace, symbols, flags, Hebrew, English and Arabic legends. Rare $60
*1035 ---1979 2 medals 1) gold plated bronze 38mm. bust of carter facing busts of begin & sadat/maps of egypt and israel showing cities of cario, suez, haifa, tel-aviv and jerusalem. the legends on both sides are in spanish! randloph-16 and. 2) judaic her. society silver 38mm. lion of israel, menorah, sphinx and pyramics/legend. randolph-23. two scarcer medals, the first in proof, the 2nd unc. $50+?
*1036 yigdal allon private medal. 1979. Æ59 mm. presented by the city of hadara to allon. symbol in the center surrounded by wreath/7 line hand engraved inscription. not sure if we can photograph the inscription but we'll give it a try. probably unique. $125+
*1037 raoul wallenberg Æ 38mm. 1980 by karen worth. bust, wallenberg with his arms outstretched protecting jews, magen david/legend, judaic heritage society. scarce. wallenberg was the famed swedish diploment who literally saved thousands (33,000+) of hungarian jews by the use of protective passports. he was one of the true heroes of wwii. the soviets were as afraid of him as the nazis and he died in strange circumstances under their control. scarce. $90
1038 ---As above in silver. $100+
*1039 karl goldmark. 1980. Æ c. 75 x 80 mm by g. peternak. cast, irregular in shape. for the 150th birthday of the hungarian opera composer. his bust/cherub above his birthplace. niggl-2981. ef. rare, only the 2nd i can recall seeing. $150
*1040 simon wiesenthal. 1980 Æ76mm by frank gasparro and sandra walker. facing bust/torch of liberty divides maps of the amercas and europe, asia and africa. "keeper of the flame to the conscience of the world". 7 mm thick medal. a modern medal, but the first i can recall offering in many years. $40+?
*1042 lubavitcher chabad plaque. (1980's?). cn c 73 x 98.5mm. features a chabad house in france, inscribed, "beth habad vincennes" with address below. gold leaf on tree at left and bushes at right. hallmark and maker's initials (mem shin) on back. with tiny hole at bottom for nailing to wall. scarce? $50+
*1043 remember medal 1983 Æ76mm by elizabeth weistrop. similar to #993, the obverse in extremely high relief shows a mother hugging 2 children both wearing "jude badges" before being herded into a cattle car while the reverse inscription reading "remember" in english and hebrew. this simple inscription reminds us that 50 years earlier hitler had taken power in germany. frankenhuis used these words on all his stationery. see #993 for the first medal of the series of 2. $150+?
*1044 israel map on idf gift plaque. 1991. c 5.3 x 9.5" silver color metal plaque on a 8 3/4 x 13" wood frame which features a map of israel, marked with various camps and bases of a naval unit. has small metal plate at lower left which is a dedication from a lt. to his (female) solder upon her discharge. $45+
1045 GROUP OF MEDALS. A nice assortment of tokens and medals, a few of which are scarce: Nathan and Rose Goldberg's Prospect Theatre, NYC; Jewish Day Century of Progress; JNF/KKL 1937 token (hole partially started), plus another from 1975; Leon & Eddie's; Kline Clothing Co; Haifa 1966 Independence Day key chain, Rabin, Dayan and Dori Æ35mm, 3 IGCMC tokens and 2 AINA tokens. $75?
1046 ---A miscellaneous group which consists of: a 1995 50 mm silver medal in Proof for subscribers to IGCMC (I can't recall seeing this medal in this size before!), Eurovision 1979 Silverplated 59mm, SM-1a 1958 Judaea Capta Silver 38mm, 1964 Encased Agora Season's Greeting Token. EP-56 Bar Mitzvah Medal in CN, 1963 1 Agora Inverted Reverse, a Lod Airport token and a brass token from the Ramada Continental in Tel-Aviv. 8 items, the first and last I can't recall seeing before. $100?
1047 ---Mostly store cards and advertising tokens. A. Wise NYC; Moses Klinker Rubber Stamps, SF, CA; Carmel Wine Encased 25 Pruta; S. Steinfeld, NYC; Spiegal's Credit Deposit; Max M. Schwartz, Miami Fl; Stewart Warner; Chicago's Century of Progress "Jewish Day" and W. A. Herzog (VA?). 9 pieces, some seldom offered. Sold as is, no returns. $50+
1048 ---,---Gross Bros, Bowdle SD; Guttag Bros., Coins NYC; Heyman Bros, Wheeling WV; Levy's Tavern Watts CA; Isaac Hamburger, Balt. Md; Hirsch & Co., Chicago & Toronto; I. Friedman, Pawnbroker and Lewis Abraham, Draper. 8 pieces, some seldom offered, the last two from Tasmania, Australia. Sold as is, no returns. $60+
1049 ---Aina and Related tokens and Medals. 6 different AINA Membership tokens and overstrike tokens; 1974 INS of Massachusetts (4) 26 & 32mm silver and gold-plated silver, all 4 Proof the gold-plated with a mintage of only 125 (Flower page 3); 1976 INS of Mass. Silver and Bronze 38mm AINA Forest Medals, only 111 & 100 minted (Flower page 6) and AM-7a Aina's 13th Anniversary silver and AM-10 Moriis Bram Bronze. 13 medals & tokens, some scarce. Sold as is, no returns. $75?
1050 ---Elongated Cent Happy Passover, Elongated Dime Jewish-American, Jewish Palestine Pavilion pin (pin off), 2 different 20th Century False Shekels and 4 Masonic tokens, 3 with "Shekel" design, one from Glen Cove, NY with Hebrew. 9 piece lot. Sold as is, no returns. $75?
1051 --- Chevra Kadisha (JTM CC-16); Rosenblum's 321 Euclid Ave; Benj. Goldstein Inc; Frankfurt Jew Pfennig; 50th Anniv. JNF Pin. National Jewish Hospital. Sons and Daughters of Israel. Home for Incurable Invalids, Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum and a Judaic Stickpin. 9 piece lot, some hard to find items in here. Sold as is, no returns. $100+
1052 ---2 different A. Lerner Silver 1973 Proof Medals; 1973 Franklin Mint bronze Hanukkah Medal; 18th Century "Jesus" Pilgrims Medal; 3 different 1967 Shekel Company silver medals with Rabin and Dayan and a Benjamin Disraeli Silver medal. 8 medals, some scarce. $60+
1053 ---Mostly Silver Medals: 10 Commandments, Robert Stoltz, Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, Eurovision 1979, Petah Tikva, Tel Aviv Yafo/Philadelphia, Machpelah, The Temple, Rachel's Tomb, Mardi Gras Silver medal and 1984 West German Felix Mendelsohn 5 Mark Commemorative. 11 items, the first 10 silver (mostly 34 to 38 mm), the last a CN commemorative. A few scarce. $100+
1054 ---6 Day War with ship/12 tribes: Jonathan Netanyahu Judaic Heritage Society; Baron Rothschild Silver 2 Sheqalim; Sadat and Begin Judaic Heritage Society; David Ben Gurion, "The Great Leader of Israel In Memoriam" Silver 40mm; Ben Gurion and Golda Meir Canadian medals, Admiral Hyman Rickover; Elie Wiesel; Chaim Bialik Uniface and Morris Bram AINA medal. 11 pieces, all bronze but where noted. A few uncommon. Sold as is, no returns. $60+
1055 ---1986 Vatican-Israel Silver Friendship medal; Raoul Wallenberg Bronze & Silver Judaic Heritage Society; Abba Eban Silver and Bronze; George Orwell 1984 Uniface; Warsaw Ghetto; Hadassah Hospital; The Wise of the Nation Will Instruct Silver; Christopher Colombus and Elie Wiesel. 11 medals, 4 silver, some scarce. Sold as is, no returns. $100+
1056 ---Magen David Adom; 11th Macabbiah Games; 40th Anniversary and 5 Uniface Medals including large city medals of Afula, Kiryat Ono, Migdal Ha'emek and Natanya (JTM CMP 1, 7, 9 & 10). 8 59mm medals. Sold as is, no returns. $50+?
1057 ---Ghetto Fighters' House, Saloniki Jewry Research Center: Kalman Emmerich; 10th Maccabiah Games; 50th Anniversary of Hagnah (JTM-MM7) Gilded; WZO; Jerusalem City of Peace Shekel Co.; Nahariya (PM-2) and Lee Max Friedeman Award Silver Uniface by Vincze. 8 59mm medals. Sold as is, no returns. $75+
1058 ---Levi Eshkol-6 Day War; Agam's And There was Light; Israel Aviation Industries 10th Anniversary; IDF Uniface medal with tank; Paratroopers Free Jump (MM-15); Biblical Prophecy; Shekel Co. 20th Anniversary and Iruit Co. 40th Anniversary. 8 59mm bronze medals. Sold as is, no returns. $60+
1059 --- Jonas Salk 76mm Award of Congress, Rodin 59mm French Mint; Henry Kissinger 59mm, "Jerusaelm Shall never be returned to Strangers" 59mm Uniface, Jerusalem International Numismatic Meeting 45mm bronze and brass uniface, Emmanel Lasker East German Chess 40mm, Moshe Dayan 20th Anniversary 36mm, George Gershwin 38mm Gallery of Great Americans and Lion of Judah. 10 medals, a few better. Sold as is, no returns. $60+
ISRAEL STATE, COMMISSIONED AND PRESENTATION MEDALS (back to top)
GOLD AND PLATINUM
*1061 sm-47b. 1973 platinum medal. 25th anniversary of israel. proof and very attractive. 10, 000 of these were struck, 5000 in attleboro, massachusetts and 5000 in jerusalem. this is one of those struck in the usa. in case of issue. $950
*1062 sm-54b. 1976. entebbe (operation jonathan) gold medal. bu. jet fighter/legend. operation jonathan was named after the commanding officer of the daring raid jonathan netanyahu. his brother, benjamin, later became prime minister of israel. in olivewood case of issue $500
*1064 sm-110c. happy children gold 30mm medal. 1989. by chaim gross. enameled colorized flower/children dancing. 18 karat gold, more than 1/3 ounce actual gold weight. i cannot recall offering this medal before. $225+
1065 CM-79e.1975 GOLD HOBBY MEDAL. 22mm. Scarce. BU. In vinyl case of issue with certificate. $150
SILVER AND BRONZE
1066 SM-1a in elaborate Key ring. JUDAEA CAPTA Silver 38mm. 1958. With Bezel and hook for keys. Certainly a most impressive piece. $30+
1071 SM-1f. MEDAL OF LIBERATION WITH PLUGS. IGCMC unlisted. 1961, Silver 61mm only 386 minted. Nice as issued. Probably from Type I Zechovoy dies, but without either Sterling or Silver on edge. "Polished" plugs. Scarce $150
*1078 sm-8, spectacular brockage. 1st harp competition. 1961 silver 35mm. a stunning complete incuse impression of the reverse appears on the obverse with the reverse depicting the regular issue. ef and a few nicks. most likely unique. we offered this 5 years ago where it went unsold probably due to a very high and unreasonable reserve. that consignor undoubtedly had a change of heart as this is being consigned to us by someone else who is much more realistic. $1500+?
1079 SM-12 group. 5 BAR MITZVAH MEDALS. Silver Bronze and Tombac 49mm, silver and tombac 45mm. Always good for gifts. $140
1080 SM-12a. BAR MITZVAH. Bronze 59mm. 1961 Large Tribes type. Bar Mitzvah Boy reading from Torah/Emblem of the State surrounded by the symbols of the 12 tribes of Israel. 1000 of these were minted but the great majority were probably given to 13 year old boys as presents and have been taken off the numismatic market. $60
*1088 sm-22a. united jewish appeal (uja). 1963. silver 59mm. this is among israel's rarest of all state medals, with a mintage of only 764 and depicts immigrants disembarking from a ship. toned. the last we sold at auction went for $280 $250
*1093 sm-48. arthur rubinstein trial strike. 1973 Æ 59mm. as sm-48 with the famous portrait of rubinstein by picasso but with the following differences. 1973 date on the reverse and a impressive incuse portrait on the obverse. only 6 made, this is the 3rd we know about we sold one in our spring 1999 sale for $475. $400+
1096 CM-11A. REMEMBRANCE DAY. 1963. Bronze 59mm. $45
1097 CM-11A. REMEMBRANCE DAY. 1963. Bronze 59mm. $45
*1100 cm-24a. state of israel bonds, 1965 silver 59 mm signed by golda meir. while no mintage figures are given, the silver medal is much rarer than the bronze. this is only the 2nd silver we can recall offering and the first with a signature of a prime minister. a few small rim nicks below the signature. $500+
*1102 cm-39. jerusalem restoration. 1969 tombac 59mm. also known as "the mayor's medal for official awards." this is the variety that says, with compliments of teddy kollek in english, with his english signature. $100
*1104 cm-47 exchange national. bank 1972 tombac 59mm. scarce with stylized menorah and us flag, commemorating "the first american bank in israel, 1970." scarce. unlike most we have seen this is without rim bumps or nicks. $100+
1105 CM-52b, ZIM CONTAINER SERVICE. 1972. Silver 45mm. This should not be confused with the common Zim medals. Scarce, mintage of only 807 pieces. $75
1106 CM-52b, ZIM CONTAINER. 1972. Silver 45mm. Group of 8 of the above. $300+
*1108 cm-63a. bronze test strike or pattern. shaare zedak hopital centenary. 45mm with edge reading israel in both english and hebrew. i don't believe we've ever offered this medal even as an issued piece, much less a pattern. the only other pattern that we know of is in the kagan-maremba collection. $350+
*1109 cm-77. hassneh insurance co. 50th anniversary. 1975 tombac 59mm. while 950 pieces of this medal were supposedly issued, i do not believe we've ever offered it. the only other one that i can recall seeing is one in the kagan-maremba collection, which is now housed at the jewish museum in nyc. $350+?
1110 CM-79a & 79c.. HOBBY MEDALS. Tombac 59 & Silver 45mm. 2 medals, both with original certificates. $50
*1111 cm-80a. chagall-6th harp competition. tombac 59mm. rare, only 201 minted. another extremely rare medal, only the 2nd one we've offered in ten years. the previous piece we actually sold twice, once in 1995 for $200 and than again 3 years ago for $250. $200+
*1113 cm-82b. brass pattern or test strike. chess olympics. 1976. brass 35 mm. plain edge (21.79 grams). an extremely rare medal, i believe that this is the first we've ever offered. the only other piece known to us resides in the kagan- maremba collection. $250+
*1119 cm-106b. shin bet medal. (1973-). silver-plated 59mm. type with menorah & hebrew legend "general defence services" to the left. haffner lists this as tombac, however the only pieces i have seen or seen published have been silverplated also. estimated mintage of perhaps 10. of extreme rarity. the last we offered sold for $625 in the fall of 2003. some scratches in field and a few nicks. $500+
1120 CITY-COIN MEDAL LOT. Acre, Advat, Caesarea & Lod in silver and Jerusalem in Bronze. 5 45mm medals. $50+
*1121 pm-1a. sinai campaign or the french generals medal. silver-plated 80 mm. this rare medal weighs 208.5 grams. these medals were presented by prime minister david ben-gurion to the french pilots who took an active part in the sinai campaign and the mintage figures are classified and unknown. a few minor marks and some of the silvering has worn off, but overall nice and extremely rare. also see great jewish portraits in metal page 139. $300+
*1122 ---similar, but 222 grams and has more silver than above. at first we thought this was pure silver as the weight is consistent with the silver pieces. however bronze is peeking through on some very high points. at least as rare as above. $300+
*1123 pm-5. dentistry school. 1964, bronze 38mm. struck for the dedication of the school. please note that haffner magnus wrongly lists this medal as 33mm (it is 38mm) and that the correct weight is 20.55 grams rather than 30 grams. $100+
1124 PM-6. ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. 1966, Bronze 60mm. Features conjoined busts of Toscanini & Huberman and a French Horn on the reverse. $35
1125 PM-7. PETROLEUM INSTITUTE. 1966. Bronze 59mm. Only 500 minted. $50
1126 AINA TOUR MEDAL. ANT-3. Valour. 1971, Tombac 35mm. 100 Pieces were struck for AINA's 3rd Tour. (24.46 grams). In original box with signatures of some who took the tour. Among the signatures are Eva Adams (ex-director of the US Mint), Morris Bram and Maurice Gould. rare as such $50+
1127 AINA TOUR MEDAL. ANT-5. 25th Anniversary. 1972, Tombac 35mm. 150 Pieces were struck for AINA's 5th Tour. As above with signature of some of those on tour but the only signature I can make out is that of Morris Bram. $50+
1128 4 BARBED WIRE AND SHIP MEDALS. SM-31 and 31a Bronze and Silver 59mm Blockade Runner showing ship breaking through barbed wire fence to reach Palestine and SM-92 and 92a Tombac 70 mm and Silver 37mm Exodus with ship sailing left and fist with flag breaking through barbed wire fence. Ex Fisher $75+
1129 GROUP OF 12 MEDALS. Bronze or Tombac unless noted. Festivals and Conventions. Israel Festivals 1963 (Bronze), 1964 Tombac & Silver-Plate, 1965 Tombac and Silver-plate and 1973; Zimriya Festival 1973, 1975 & 1977 and ZOA Conventions 1967, 1972 & 1977. SM-27, CM-17, 17a, 22, 22a, 31, 53, 57, 66, 76, 92 and 93. Sold as is, no returns. Mostly as struck. $85
1130 ---Bronze or Tombac. 25th Anniversary, Rubinstein, The Volunteers, Weizmann, Technion, Operation Jonathan, Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, Einstein, Peace, Blessed be the Healer and May you go Safe. SM-47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 56, 57, 60. 61,78 and 85. A few minor imperfections, but basically as issued. Sold as is, no returns. $65
1131 ---Bronze or Tombac. Chess, Masada, 3rd Bible, Rothschild, Sinai, Jewish Legion, Balfour, El Al, Keren Hayesod, Rehovot-Weizmann, Keren Kayemeth and Jerusalem-Knesset. SM-34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 46. A few with minor imperfections, but basically as issued. Sold as is, no returns. $65
1132 ---Bronze or Tombac. UJA, HUC, Ghetto Fighters, Tower & Stockade, ZOA, 3rd Festival, 1st Settlers, Terra Sancta, Shalom, Blockade Runners, Histadrut and Trade Fair. SM-22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 30, 31, 32 and 33. A few with minor imperfections, but basically as issued. Sold as is, no returns $65
1133 ---Bronze or Tombac. Valour (2), B'nai B'rith, Tel-Aviv Jubilee, Bar Kochba, Local Authorities, Pentecostal, IPI, Shavit, Kadman Museum, 2nd Harp and Liberation. SM-2, A2. 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20 and 21. Sold as is, no returns. $65
1134 ---13 medals. All silver and 35mm but where noted: Liberation I (38mm), Liberation 2, Valour, Tel-Aviv Jubilee, Bar Kochba, Liberation 3 (35, 19 & 19 key ring), Terra Sancta, Blockade Runners, Masada, Barcelona Olympics (37mm), Outstanding Subscriber 1990 (37mm). SM-1a, 1d, 2b, 4a, 6b, 21b, c, d, 29b, 31b, 35a, 120a and IGCMC 25181376. A few with minor imperfections, but basically as issued. Sold as is, no returns. Our retail price is 165+ $100+
1135 ---Bar Mitzvah Medals. Bronze 59, Large Tribes and Small Tribes, Tombac 59, Silver 35, 45, 19 (2) both with kaf, one in key ring, plus Tombac 45mm. SM-12 (2), a, c, d, f, k and m. 8 medals. A few with minor imperfections, but basically as issued. Sold as is, no returns. Our retail price is $250+ $150
1136 ---Large Silver Medals. Jerusalem-Knesset, Operation Jonathan, Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty and 40th Anniversary of Hebrew University. SM-46a, 54a, 61a and CM-21a. 4 59mm silver medals. Retail $175 $140
1138 ---SM-14 2nd Bible, SM-29a Terra Sancta and both types of Remembrance Day Medals CM-11A and 11B. 4 better medals $125
1139 ---Valour, Shavit, Masada, Blockade Runners, Bat Mitzvah, Ghetto Uprising, Bar Kochba and Diaspora all 8 bronze or tombac 59mm. Also 21977 AINA's bookmarks (1 damaged), Israel-Canada Friendship, 13 AINA and IGCMC tokens, General Israel Orphan's Home for Girls and Judaic Heritage Silver 45mm Anniversary Medal. 26 medals & tokens, the last silver. Sold as is.. $75?
1140 ---1977 AINA's Ten Anniversary T59 medals, all in boxes w sticker that says "Compliments of AINA Morris Bram President" & 1998 cased set of 4 small bimetallic medals (and stamps) honoring Presidents of Israel: Weizmann, Herzog, Ben-Zvi and Shazaar. This housed in a CD type plastic case (cracked). $40+
1141 ---All bronze or tombac 59mm unless noted. Hadassah (2, one each bronze and tombac), Casals, 1st Judeans, 1st Settlers, 3rd Bible, Liberation, Terra Sancta, Blockade Runners, Masada (T45), Liberation (S19), 25th Anniversary (S45), Israel Festival 1964 and 1965 (both silverplated), 4th Harp, De Sola Pool, Israel- Canada Friendship in card, Stoke-Mandeville 45 and 59mm silver plated, Israel Philharmonic and 1973 Season's Greeting token. Sold as is. $100?
1142 ---Tombac or bronze Purim, Temple Tunnel, Priestly Blessings, A Jubilee for You (70mm & 49mm), Israel-Vatican Relations and B'nai B'rith George Washington Medal. 7 diverse medals, none common. All with boxes $40+
1143 ---Very 4 large Tombac medals. Ze'ev Jabotinksy, Menachem Begin, Reuven Rubin (with color lithograph) and Yitzhak Rabin. SM-65, 149, 155 and 190. $40
1145 ---Silver 35mm. Group of 7, Liberation-1, Valour (Hebrew and English edge), Tel Aviv Jubilee, Bar Mitzvah, Liberation-2, Terra Sancta and Blockade Runners. 7 medals desirable 15 piece 45mm set, 8 of being offered individually above. $150+
1146 ---Silver Medal Lot. Judaea Capta 38mm, Masada, Technion. Operation Jonathan 59mm, Albert Einstein, Pidyon Haben 34mm and Lottery. 7 silver medals, all 45mm but where noted. Sold as is, no returns. $100+?
JUDAIC AND HOLY LAND PAPER (back to top)
In addition see the following lots in the World Paper Section: 688-670, 706. 707, 708-712, 714, 720-735, 738-743, 746-748, 760-854, 856, 860, 867, 872-877, 883-884, 869-890 and 898-900. In addditon see lots mentioned on pages 45 and 67.
*1148 early german templar's check. 1895, jerusalem. large size check of the "central-casse des tempels, aberle-hoffmann" for 500 francs. dated 7/8/95 with linear handstamp of the central templars, signed by aberle hoffman. christian hoffmann was chairman of the templar's colony and a founder of their bank. abberle was a large scale trader (presumably a relative). various german manuscript notations on both sides. vf. a similar piece sold for $60 in 35d. $60
*1149 talmud torah note. 1898. contribution note issued by "sha'arei torah a jaffa talmud torah and grand beit midrash le' asshkenazim" for $1 from leib ben yitzhak michel salzmann. dated tamuz 1, 5658. ef $40
*1150 hungarian sephardic congregation. early 20th century. inscribed in hebrew and yiddish, "kahal adat sepharad - miskolecyz -50 heller". 2 different handstamps on back. possibly used for a congregation apparatus such as aid, kashering, synagogue, mikveh etc. while a majority of hungarian jews were ashkenazi, sephardic jews had arrived in hungary in the 16th century when the ottoman turks conquered parts of hungary. vf and no doubt scarce. $90?
1151 ANGLO-PALESTINE CO. LTD. 1908-1920. Group of 6 checks, all but one 1908 or 1911. All drawn on Jaffa branch. All with hand stamps, some also with adhesive stamps. Fine or better. $50?
*1152 lemberg chit. 1913. a small receipt issued to mrs. mensch for her donation of 1 krone, 20 heller for the 1st quarter of 1913 for kosher food for hospitalized jews in lemberg. all in german except for the word kosher which is in hebrew. handstamp of jacob s. weinreb, lemberg". f-vf, some stains. $45
*1153 committee for the benefit of paris jews. 1913. 3 ration coupons. soup, vegetables and bread. the first two small cardboard chits, the last a larger (c. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2") orange note printed on thinner paper. scarce. i believe we sold similar notes (perhaps these) 15 to 20 years ago. f-vf. $100+?
1154 EASTERN BANK LTD. Pair of unused checks one from Bagdad branch, the other from Basra, with name of bank in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The Bagdad check is VF-EF and has an Ottoman (?) 1 Anna revenue stamp at left, the Basra check is Fine (one heavy fold) and has an Iraq in British Occupation revenue stamp at left. It has been quite a number of years since we've offered checks from this bank. $50+?
*1155 russian-jewish self help cooperative. 1919, merv, russia. 1 rouble from central asia, mostly in cyrillic, with arabic legend at bottom and 2 hebrew alefs at bottom. on thin paper, vf, but for tape repairs. wmr 2/87. lot 653 $75?
*1157 zionist shekel. 1921 eretz-israel, in various shades of blue and white, issued in rosh pinna. hebrew and english on front, with yiddish added on back. holed at bottom, partial handstamp of the national council of the jews of eretz-israel $55
*1158 zionist shekel stamp. 1927 perforated stamp, "1 egyptian grush, the national committee for shekel in eretz-israel". no gum, with hebrew manuscrpt on back "5687" thus 1927. presumably early in the year because palestine currency was introduced later that year. scarce? $50
*1161 zionist shekel. 1935. germany. in black on dull orange. text on both sides in german only. purchased by zoe spicer (?) for 1.50 reichsmarks. punched at far left, inscribed in german "zionist national shekel committee for germany" on both sides. now reichsmarks, not just marks as in 1159-60. $55+
*1162 1/10th of a shekel. the following 5 lots comprises an offering of the "one tenth of a shekel, 10 eretz-israel mils per person, as year's end contribution. issued by the jnf in the early to mid 1930's. the basic design on each is of a farmer plowing. all are different and punched at far right. light blue on white, has thin serial number at top. also see lot #1179 $35+
*1164 ---brown on dark cream, has "registered in england" under jnf ltd, with "berlin - yoel" the artist at bottom of picture and "lith a. kaufmann, tel-aviv" (printer) in lower right margin. thick large serial number. middle hole punch torn. $35+
*1167 zionist shekel broadside. 1937. c. 5.5 x 9.25", printed on both sides in german and hebrew. issued by the general zionists party led by chaim weizmann as part of an election campaign held on 7 july 1937 for the 20th zionist congress to be held in zurich. lists 24 candidates with the notation, "...do not forget to bring your shekel and your id card". vf and scarce. $75
*1168 ukraine jewish community. nd (c. 1920). 5 karbovantsiv. shepetivka. a voucher issued by the jewish public congregation of shepetivka on watermarked paper. nice f, some tape repair & stains. kharitonov-s24, denis-388. scarce $250+
*1169 group. 2 different charity notes of chasidei braslev, jerusalem, a well worn but scarce zionist shekel of 1921 from the zionist org. in london and a booklet of matzo fund stamps of the great charity institutions of jerusalem (nyc) which consists of 10 panes of 4 25¢ stamps each. a nice group of uncommon material. $75
*1171 early anglo-palestine pair. both 1924. 1) bilingual letterhead of the tiberias agency with manuscript message in hebrew, to "netaim society", tel aviv about credit, signed and offically handstamped apc ltd. tiberias agency, with jnf fee paid handstamp and 2) apc haifa printed note for 1st payment of 17, 430 egyptian pounds, with revenue adhesives and handstamp. i would think that the apc branch in tiberias was very small. vf $40
*1172 palestine bank draft. 1927. a bank draft of 8720 piastres drawn on the anglo-egyptian bank ltd payable to the treasury-government of palestine, general account when received in account by the zion executive. an important piece of palestine fiscal history issued just about the time that the palestine currency board notes were 1st released. ex lot 671 from our joint mail bid sale with w. p. andrews co in february of 1987. f-vf $75+?
1173 FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS. Group of 4. Cooperative Bank Bne-Binyamin Ltd, Deed of Sale 1929 Large Deed of Sale between Machiach Davidzada, presumably of Israel and Shalom Levy of NY. Neat but well used and tattered in places. Also a 1935 letter on Ellern's Bank Ltd., stationery and two other small financial papers from Israel one on the Palestine Discount Bank, the other Israel Loan and Savings. 4 items, the first probably scarce. $50?
*1174 russia. jewish lottery, ozet. 1929. a group of 4 notes. 2nd lottery "50" large size with tractor (scarce), 3rd issue another large size with tractor, 4th and 5th issue, smaller "notes"with with tractor and worker. vf or better. see the shekel #27, 1, 36. the script in these notes is in both russian and yiddish. 31c #110 $75
*1175 templar group. 1929-1930. a group of 7 very large (2 types) checks of the gritzner machine factory, durlach with it's logo at left. all 7 pieces went from germany to jehouda l. &. b. haissman bros. of tel aviv through the templars bank of jaffa, but the 3 1933 pieces also went through the templars bank in berlin. each with numerous handstamps and at least one adhesive revenue from both palestine and germany. a neat group. $140+?
*1176 anglo-palestine company check. 1930. in english. jaffa branch, overstamped in violet and jerusalem inserted. for 48.869 palestine pounds to be paid to a jaffa trader. unfortunately the ovestamp makes the reading of the payee's name difficult. a most attractive check. gvf $30
*1177 b'nai b'rith share certificate. 1937. hebrew and english printed certificate of the b'nai b'rith palestine housebuilding fund ltd., jerusalem for 1 preference share. signed by two directors and the general manager yesayahu press. press (1874-1955) was a jerusalem educator, geographer, historian and author who was so admired that a street in jerusalem was named in his honor while he was still alive. 23 may 1937. very scarce, this is only the 2nd b'nai b'rith share certificate that i know of. the first we sold in our spring sale of 2005 for $100. vf $100
*1178 help the prisoners in austria and germany 1939. 1 palestine pound contribution note depicting a jewish farmer on the left and a jewish pioneer on a refugee boat coming to palestine. in the center we see a jewish family behind barbed wire. vf $50+?
*1179 1/10 shekel. c.1940. a jnf issue which features a large 10 mil palestine coin with jewish settlement at center, "1/10 of a shekel per person". issued by the jnf national committee. in various shades of black on white. punched outside the frame, otherwise vf. $25
*1180 ezra w 'bitachon investment co. ltd, jerusalem certificate 1940. very attractive small certificate with ancient coins in four corners and two lions holding up a magen david at bottom center. 1st i can recall seeing. ef $50+?
*1181 mizrachi half shekel.1942. eretz-israel. printed in blue on off-white rather thick paper and issued for the 40th anniversary of the mizrachi organization for eretz-israel. sold for 50 mils (half shekel) and purchased by dr. sh. b. feldman of jerusalem. the back has the mizrachi motto and states that the holder has the right to vote. with jnf 1 mil stamp on back. vf. $45
1182 KIBBUTZ AND RELATED PAPER TOKENS. A nice grouping. Kfar Mallal (5); Kibbutz Netev Haleiah (2); Kibbutz Berut Hayil (KT-8A); Kibbutz Gevat (5 different 1947 cardboard tokens plus about 20 or so paper tokens from the early 1970's) and Zagaggi Grocery token for 50 Mils. Neat group, most identified. $100?
1183 GROUP OF 5. Germany 5 Reichsmark WWII POW note, series 2 Fine, Israel 250 Pruta Bet Series EF-AU, Austria 50 Heller 1920 Anti-Semitc note Fine with tears and 20 and 50 Heller Juden Hof notgeld pieces VF. A diverse, interesting group. $50+?
*1184 war of independence taxation in aid of soldiers. july 14, 1948 loan & savings worker's coop. society of haifa deposit certificate for 22.900 pounds franked with a kofer ha-yisuv 5 mil tax stamp and a yishuv committee in aid of the drafted soldiers" hand stamp. hole punched at right. vf $45
1185 FOOD COUPON BOOKLET. Austerity Period of 1948-1951. Well used, with handstamps and various coupons used. $35?
1187 AMERICAN ISRAELI PAPER MILLS LTD. 1972. Certificate for 500 Shares. $25?
*1188 israeli police and ben-gurion airport. 1970's. a group of 12 pieces from a sergeant-major in the israeli police who had been stationed at the airport. 6 different colored paper tokens (.50 to 4 il), a meal card for the southern police district, a membership card in the international police association, a certificate for 25 years of service, an award and two drivers licenses. all are in hebrew with the exception the int. police card which is in english and hebrew. a neat lot. $65
*1189 group of 12 advertising or political messages on facsimiles of israel notes, all different except for two (and they are different colors). not your typical group, i am familiar with less than half. $75
*1190 parking tokens. a large group of paper and cardboard tokens mostly from the 1970's. most identified as to cities such as tel-aviv, haifa, ramat-gan, jerusalem, over 30 pads, some with as many 25 or so tickets. also in the lot are two "fancy" one year passes for ramat gan from1977 and 1979. another neat lot. $60+
*1191 political protest note. 20 sheqalim 2001 with moshe sharret. overstamped in hebrew, "occupation is the infrastructure of terror" in black. there is no indication of issuer or organization and obviously of the 2nd intifada started in 2000. fine and no doubt scarce. see below for another protest note. $45
*1192 ---facsimile of 50 sheqalim note of agnon, printed in hebrew, "kibbush tarbut" in gold orange letters. apparently a left wing "intellectual" protest against the "occupation" of gaza and the west bank. another scarce politcal protest note. $45
>HISTORICAL AND GRAPHIC JUDAIC PAPER AND PAPER OF THE HOLY LAND
*1193 e. m. lilien postcards. 4 different cards from the early 20th century, schwarzer jude, jemeniter jude iv, der arme mann aus jemen and aus jemen. all with minor faults, but none affecting the picture. it's been quite some time since we've offered any lilien material. he was the first artist to become associated with the zionist movement and worked closely with herzl and was also a founding member of the bezalel school of art in jerusalem and a art nouveau artist. $150?
*1194 the sanatorium. 1912. the official organ of the jewish consumptives' relief society. the jcrs was founded in 1904 in denver to aid the sick and ill. it's motto, taken from the talmud, "he who saves one life is considered as if he had preserved the whole world". this 60 page booklet has the outside covers torn off and pages torn but most of the contents is ok. the art nouveau graphics on the front cover are especially attractive $25?
1197 PAPER AMULETS. 2 different. One on c. 8 1/2 x 11", the other c. 6 1/2 x 9 1/4". The first on whitish paper with "Hamsa" in center, the 2nd on brownish paper with blue print. The first with some tears. $35+
1199 GRININRE BIIMLECH. VILNA, 1927, 1934. 2 copies of children's stories and poems from this one vibrant, now extinct, Jewish community. $30?
1200 PALESTINE PASSPORT. 1934 for Mr. Mordekhai Sobole who had emigrated from the USSR. He was now living in Tel-Aviv. According to the passport he was a merchant who had been born in Medjibush in 1856. The passport was good for travel to Italy, Austria, Poland, Romania and Trans-Jordan. Unused? $40?
1201 PASSPORTS. 1933/1959. 2 different passports allowing travel to Palestine and Israel. The first for a woman from Greece, the 2nd a man from Poland. Another interesting historical lot. $50
*1202 maccabi winter olympics. 1936. a cloth badge (?) and id number from these games held in czechoslovakia in the winter of 1936. the triangle badge is torn in places. still no doubt very rare. with a picture postcard and a medal from the same event. $250+
*1203 af al cloth badge. 1938. this revisionist organization was also known as aliyah b, ie. aliyah bilti legalit for the illegal clandestine immigrant ships used to bring jewish immigrants (most from the german reich) to eretz israel. the operation was planned by jabotinsky and 1000's of jewish immigrants landed (without immigration certificates due to the british policies of strict immigration controls). the badge features a young lion of judaea with rifle at foot (the active jewish defense) and a shovel and axe (jewish labor building eretz israel). also included in this lot is a special cacheted cover of 1988 for the 50th anniversary of the af al. $40
*1204 german jew 1940 fbi wanted poster for fred kohler, identified as a "german jew" showing his picture and his fingerprints. lists his numerous aliases, his crimes and his relatives and sent to the captain of police in montgomery, alabama. he had a long criminal record beginning in 1914 at the age of 23. $60
*1205 jewish brigade in europe. wwii. 10 black and white photos. one is c. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2", the others c. 3 1/2 x 2 1/2". all say "jewish brigade in europe 1940's" in pencil manuscript in english on back and with very faint hebrew manuscript as well. some photos dark, a few with faults but certainly a neat lot $100+
*1206 revisionist irgun member. 1946 & 1973. a pair of items related to david melamedovitz a well known revisionist, an active member of the irgun, deputy mayor of ramat gan (for 40 years) and later active in heirut. 1) 1946 letter in english on the letterhead of the palestine police addressed to h. ariav (league of jewish councils) "...the subject of david melamedovitz...the matter is receiving attention signed by the assistant inspector general of the british c. i. d. in charge of hunting irgun members. 2) a small document handsigned by melamedovitz and his comrades y. liberman and b. kleiman certifying that "...income from admission for the beitar's veterans of ramat gan, held in jabotinsky's house, june 1973 was 1005 israel lirot. vf. rare pair $70
*1207 begin's irgun broadside. 1946. printed in hebrew with logo of "greater israel" and hand holding rifle, with "rak kach" (the sole solution) on either side. c. 5 3/4 x 8". titled "notice", with a report concerning the "horrible rule of the british enslavers at acre prison". talks about a massive attack by armed arab prisoners against unarmed hebrew political prisoners which the british had (at the very least) known about in advance if not helped plan. a hunger strike was soon to be declared. signed by the national military org. in eretz-israel. scarce, $125
*1208 begin's irgun broadside. february 1947. printed in hebrew with logo of greater israel and hand holding rifle with rak kach at top right. addressed to the "hero of the gallows" dov gruner who was badly wounded during an irgun operation (the attack on the ramat gan police station), captured by the british authorities and sentenced to death. "from the depth of the underground and our hearts, we send you dov a brethren's blessing...you dov, have to face them all...locked behind bars for many weeks, your sole neighbor, death... you showed them there is no force in the world which could defeat you...you are the hebrew hero..a model for our sons for generations...be strong...your fighting family did its very best to aid you...brother dov, all hebrew youth as well as all freedom fighters in the world are in awe of your peaceful heroism and your supreme sacrifice". the message was also broadcast by the illegal irgun radio on 2 feb. 1947. a plan was set to free gruner and his comrades from the jerusalem jail, but a sudden transfer to acre thwarted the plan and he was executed on april 16, 1947. c. 9.5 x 14.5, with light fold. very rare. $180
*1209 war of independence. 1948. provisional service card issued by the idf hq, jerusalem district to moshe har shalom of nachalat zion qtr. of jerusalem on july 15, 1948 stating that he was fully drafted into the elisha unit. this was a medical unit operating during the siege of jerusalem. handstamped and signed. $70
*1210 ---1948. jerusalem pass. romema section "d" company. issued to private yom- tov schramm, dated 29 september 1948 for leave from 07:00 until 22:50 on october 1. "d" company crossed out and "a" company inserted. handstamped, "1st guard battalion "a" company at lower left. the romema quarter was on the west side of jerusalem. scarce, as this was made for a specific unit. $50
*1211 revisionist map of israel postcard. (1948). features a map of "greater israel", with northern and southern parts not defined. has a large beitar menorah captioned, "iron plates for tel-hai fund". that was in reference to jabotinsky's vision that iron plates would protect the soon to come jewish state. also a circular insignia of tel-hai, shaped as a magen david is a bottom. only 4 cities are named on the map, haifa, jerusalem, tel aviv and tel hai. a minor trace of paper clip stain on reverse, otherwise ef. $55
1212 ISRAELI PASSPORTS. 1) 1950 Early "passport" entitled "Laisses Passer" or in "lieu of passport" and a later 1960 passport. Both issued to Mr. Kurt Buiki, who had been born in Berlin in 1892 and was living in Tel-Aviv after the war. Both in Hebrew and French. Interesting. $35+?
1213 ISRAELI COVERS. A group of 35. Includes 12 cacheted Post Office Openings from the early 1950's, 5 from openings in conquered territories, 4 miscellaneous, plus 13 others with special cancellations. A nice group for the specialist. $50?
*1214 book plates and library stampings. a neat group of about 70 pieces, many rare and hard to find places including brazil, argentina, south africa and canada. all jewish related. quite an interesting group. $300?
*1215 israel aircraft industries trio. 1972-1973. 3 different merit and appreciation certificates given to the same technician in the aircraft repair and overhaul department. 1) for safety in labor, 2)appreciation and tribute for inventing a new instrument in the cockpit and 3) symbolic prize for efficiency (and 40 il) which was awarded following his suggeston of a certain adapter required for the fuel system for air force jet fighters. interesting group. $50
*1216 greater israel map postcard. 1977-78. features a map of israel, with the golan heights, west bank and the sinai. it's political message in hebrew reads, "this is the state of israel...we do not have the right to give it away, thus we are ordered to preserve what we have...the entirety of our land from the past to the future...no government has the right to give it away". issued by the rightist "movement for greater israel". printed in orange, black and gray. c. 4 1/2 x 7 1/2". vf, scarce. i believe that the prime minister at this time was menachem begin. $60
THE HOLOCAUST AND ANTI-SEMITISM (back to top)
WHY DO PEOPLE COLLECT THIS STUFF. Obviously people collect for different reasons, but most people seem to collect these items as teaching tools for use at home, in schools, synagogues and churches. Many people donate them to national or local museums. There are people who deny the existence or magnitude of the Holocaust. These items are a weapon against them. In addition to these lots, also see the following lots earlier the catalog: 627-632,647, 688-670, 708-712, 720-735, 738-743, 746-748, 856, 860, 867, 884, and 869-890
*1217 austrian anti-semitic circular. 1811 from krems. a letter, presumably meant to circulate as well as be "posted" advises that the jew saroch schorsch, together with his wife and children, should not be allowed to stay in the city. it notes a number of schorsch's "crimes". certainly very rare. top is slightly frayed, the bottom more so, a few small pieces missing, the body in excellent condition. $200+?
*1218 anti-semitic postcard. c. 1900. "the growth of one onion". multicolored with 4 different scenes depicting 4 different phases of how an onion turned into a grotesque jewish family. more than i want to describe but the parents are well dressed, there is a sack of gold coins, both parents have gold watches, bags of money are underground. the attack is two-pronged, not only about the "rich jews", but how the stinking jews smell like onions and sausage. postally used with some folds. $75?
*1219 ---c. 1900. multicolored artist signed titled "professor of national economy" which features a jewish stereotype with large noses and ears as per the artist's conception of the austrian (this card was printed in austria) jewish banker. unused. $65?
*1220 ---1910. a black and white real photo of a typical orthodox jewish type that was postally used and sent to aachen (in germany). the card has no captions and possibly this is "art" rather than a political statement as i don't believe i have ever seen a dutch anti-semitic card. if so, it is rare. a bit soiled. $60?
*1222 anti-semitic notgeld. bremen. 1921 2 mark. issued on german day, this note is known as the elders of zion and features 5 jewish businessmen sitting around a table, "conspiring to gain control of global economics", nice ef-au and one of the scarcer of all german anti-semitic notgeld pieces. see the shekel vol xvii #4 (an error on the cover says vol xviii, this is july-august 1984). $200+
*1223 ---schmolln. 1921. 5 notes issued by otto seidel. 25, 50 (2), 75 pfennig and 1 mark. the one mark shows a devil and the legend talks about the devil, the 75 pfennig has a jewish type with a money bag. 5 au-unc notes, 1 or 2 anti-semitic. $75?
*1224 ---brakel. 1922. 2 mark anti-semitic notgeld. both the original blue note and the brown note which replaced it. the blue note depicts a man chained to a pillory which, according to sexually psychopathic streicher (who published the primitive anti-semitic die stuermer) personifies jewry. the notes were received with so much disfavor that they were quickly withdrawn and replaced by a note which has a row of houses in the background, which was seemingly less disgusting. the man is being punished for what is depicted on the other side, he holds his baby out the window while the baby defecates on an unsuspecting german. the rarer blue note is au-unc, while the replacement is vf-ef, but for a couple of tears. both have light (and easily erasable) pencil graffiti. $90+
*1227 ---beverungen 75 pfennig and 1 mark 1921.the first shows a disgusting scene in a dental office, the 2nd depicts a jewish salesman trying to cheat people with the sale of chamberpots. both choice unc. $40?
*1228 ---meggenhofen 1921 set of 3 austrian notes, 30, 40 and 80 heller in brown. on the left we see an old jew walking with a bag labeled "hargeld" (gold and silver coins) in the direction of switzerland. above we see the dates 1914-1919 and "ursache" and "folgen". (cause and consequences.) on the right side we see a plane dumping out lots of paper money over towns and cities and the year 1921. the meaning of this note is certainly clear. jews absconded with the hard money during wwi from austria and the result is the hyper inflation now infecting austria. we have never seen this set before. we understand it was also issued in green and black in addition to brown. 3 au-unc to unc notes. rare. $100+
*1229 ---arnstadt set of 6 different 10 pfennig notes which have jewish stereotypes crudely depicted. very unusual as a group. 6 au-unc. notes. i can recall offering this set of 6 only once before. $60+?
*1230 ---loich. 1920. 50 heller. depicts an austrian householder dismissing a jewish peddler (with long nose) from his house. at the left are thorns, at the right a snake with a caption, "out with loan sharks and illegal hawkers" perhaps meaning thorn should be uprooted and snakes be killed. printed in blue and black. 16th issue is printed on reverse. unc. $50+
*1231 ---hamburg 1920 50 pfennig. issued by the merkur institute of art. shows a well dressed aristocratic jew wearing a top hat, smoking a cigarette in a long holder while reading a newspaper. the message at left reads, "the polish jews, oy vay, oy vay, are all present as one man. he is reading in the paper that michel is the cure-all. now they want everything from germany for the new poland.". the reference to michel is germany as michel always represented germany and became a symbol for the poor long suffering german who was not going to take it anymore. in addition to the mockery of the cartoon and the text, the text also butchers the german language (or so i am told by more than one source). is this to make fun of the bad german of the jews? or perhaps it shows that the makers of the notes were illiterate rabble. see the shekel vol xvii, #4, page 26 where this note is listed but not pictured. one of the rarest of all german anti-semitic notgeld. the only other i recall offering is lot 1058 from our sale 34c which sold for $240, this is probably a bit nicer. vf-ef $150+
*1232 anti-semitic overprint. on german 1000 mark note of 1923. 8 line legend published by paul f. e. lange of quedlinburg am harz proclaiming that the jew's time is coming (and not the good time), place your trust in hitler, with 2 swastikas. i'm not sure if i've seen this overprint before. vf $100+?
*1234 anti-semitic pin. 1933/34. 30mm aluminum pin, which asks the question "peaceful nation or jewish dictatorship?" it depicts a handsome german with a sword & spade facing a wicked malicious jewish type. ef, rare. $200
*1235 der sturmer. june 1935. the paper is full of "articles", "historical surveys" , viscous cartoons, photos, etc. 8 pages of filth containing all the typical nazi junk and more. no doubt one of the most terrifying of all anti-semitic publications, from the sick mind of julius streicher. very rare. edges frayed and pages are separate. rare, 1st copy of this paper we've offered in about 5 years. $70+
*1236 ahnenepass booklet. 1930's. a genealogy which shows holder to be of pure blood. almost completely filled out with proper handstamps with genealogy going back to 1780. nice condition with a few stains. also included with this is a xerox copy of the nurnberg race laws in english. in this copy the book has the justification for and the actual racial laws in the front of the back we had a ahnenpass booklet in our last sale that sold for $100 $100?
*1238 ---1937. this is similar, but in hardcover with a quote from hitler about the importance of pure blood in the front. the genealogical entries go back to the mid 1700's. with pictures of the couple. i don't think i've seen this type of ahnenpass before. $125?
*1239 haavara certificate.1937. hebrew/english printed certificate concerning 333.35 reichsmarks transferred by order to a. saslawsky, jerusalem who received 27.145 palestine pounds. signed and handstamped by the bank der tempelgesellscht (bank of the templars). most documents of the haavara that have survived are from the anglo-palestine, this from the templar bank is rare. the haavara (transfer) company was established in the early 1930's as the result of highly controversial agreement between the jewish agency and the nazi regime which was designed to facilitate jewish emigration from nazi germany to palestine. though the nazis had ordered jewish emigrants to surrender most of their property before leaving germany, the haavara agreement let them retain some of their assets by transferring them to palestine as german export goods. approximately 50,000 jews emigrated to palestine under this agreement. $80
*1240 official austrian anti semitic postcard. 1938. announcement and "instructions for the voter" card mailed to austrian citizens for upcoming april 10, 1938 plebiscite in which the austrians were to approve the anschulss, that is the annexation of austria to germany. the card has the following, "volljudischen & mischling", i.e. jews and jewish hybrids are not allowed to vote and must return this card immediately. card was sent free of charge and posted in graz. this is rare remnant of this unfortunate historic event. aef $150
*1241 postcard to german jewish refugee in china. 1939. 5 pfg. german postcard with added stamps paying for a foreign destination. sent by dr. bruno peiser (or peisen), a jewish doctor, to drica karpes, "shanghai, poste restante" via siberia and berlin charlottenburg. has a shanhai receiving postmark as well as a liner one applied by poste restante. the card arrived in shanghai on 1 july and was picked up by mrs. karpes on the 27th. did the card arrive 4 weeks before she did, or did she wait that long to pick up her mail? the message in german reads, "i guess you feel good in your new place...i am still here, trying to run my practice in two furnished rooms, as i had to remove myself from my apartment...my family lives with friends...i hope that toward the end of summer i will be able to reach england...my previous plan to reach the u. s. is impossible...in my thoughts i hope to reach shanghai, we might even meet there..will be happy to receive your reply...with hints, tips and good advice of one who has already managed to settle there...anyway, i wish you all the best..." this jewish doctor, like all jewish doctors, was not permitted to take care of aryan patients, as per the nazi law of 25 june 1938. his plan to immigrate to the us was no doubt rejected due to the us quota system. a most interesting card with lots for the postal history collector as well as a human interest story. fine $150+
*1242 nazi restriction for jewish lawyer. 1939. letter from ludwig israel ehrenfried, a jewish attorney in neustettin, germany to his client dr hugo israel bernhardt, tel aviv who had already managed to leave nazi germany. following the law of 27 september 1938 jewish lawyers were no longer allowed to serve aryan clients; futhermore they were forced by the same law to add a long handstamp to all of their documents stating this and using the forced middle name of israel. the addressee in palestine still had funds in germany that were being handled by the attorney and this letter informs bernhardt that according to a new legal regulation 300 rm tax was now due for leaving germany as he had not paid this tax. bernhardt, as a medical doctor, had been under the same restrictions as the lawyer was and was only allowed to treat jewish patients. scarce. $140
*1243 ---1939. another letter from ehrenfried to bernhardt, this time with a smaller handstamp at upper left, still indicating that he could only serve jews. asks bernhardt to "open a special account...the debt will be paid from it" as well as a personal message asking that bernhardt send his best regards to his daughter who was a member of a youth aliyah at kibbutz afikim. signed with his forced middle name of israel, but this time not using israel for bernhardt. another scarce item. $140
*1244 holocaust document. 1939 good behavior certificate. issued to frau ilse blumenthal (born finklestein.) issued in breslau to this woman who was born and still lived there at that time. most unusual, 1st i can recall even seeing. issued by the local police. gvf $35+?
*1245 warsaw ghetto package receipt. 1941. official formula card printed in german and polish. this package of goods was sent by g. redelmanof sandomir to jakob icehak rozenfeld in the warsaw ghetto. with adhesive stamps as well as handstamps. it's worth noting that the nazis did not use the term ghetto in regard to warsaw and instead called it "judischen whonbezirk" or district of jewish dwellings. sandomir, also known as sandomierz, was a city in southeastern poland with a jewish population of about 1500 people, most of whom perished in the death camps of belzec and treblinka. according to the yad vashem central database of shoah victims' names, the recipient rozenfeld, was a married trader with two children who perished in the warsaw revolt of 1943 at the age of 56. we have offered similar items before from lodz and theresienstadt but i can't recall offering one from the warsaw ghetto. if i have, it has not been for many years. vf $140
*1246 amsterdam judenrat. joodsche raad voor amsterdam. 25¢ chit received as an administrative payment for a permit to travel on 22 december 1941. with bk no. 452 at upper right, printer's legend "k.95" at lower left and "joodsche raad voor amsterdam/plaatselijke atdeeling rotterdam" handstamped at top. 3 line handstamp on the back plus a manuscript notation. vf, but top left corner missing. rare. we've had 10¢ chits before (31e @$400) but have never seen this denomination? for other dutch documents of this period, see lots 1251 and 1252 $500+
*1248 world war ii dog tags for jewish soldier. british? two pieces, both bakelite on heavy string, both say "6924355 jew weinberg". one is brownish red and round, the other gray and 8 sided. we sold two similar individual pieces a few years back for $50+ per piece. also see lot 963. $100?
*1249 mobilization and rescue appeal. 1943. a group of 7 different receipts from this organization which was operated by the jewish agency and the national council of jews in eretz-israel to aid european jewry. all pieces have information about the donor and are officially handstamped. 6 are from 1943 while one is a post war item from 1946. entirely in hebrew. $40
*1250 ghetto czernowitz "life saving" required worker id card. 1943. issued to jacov stepcovichi, textile engineer, employed by alexandru crislescu from 26 may to 26 august 1943 with a salary of 15, 000 lei per month. "during this time period, the above named shall enjoy all the rights and advantages accorded the jews used in the work force". with holder's photo on front tied to the card by an official handstamp. on the back under "name of family members of the jewish employee" is "ray stepcovichi" along with her photo and assorted handstamps as well as adhesives. the czernowitz ghetto was established on 11 october 1941. during that month as well as june of 1942 more than 32,000 jews were transported from czernowitz to transnistria and no doubt executed. this id was certainly a "life saving" document for this couple. accompyining this lot is more information in english about the holocaust in romania and this type of id from various holocaust related websites. we had a similar id in our last sale but that was for "family members". obviously a card for a required worker would be much rarer. both photos prominently show the left ear which according to the nazi mentality was a telltale sign of a jew. f-vf and of extreme rarity. $600
*1251 dutch holocaust rarity. 1943. an order issued by the "central bureau for jewish immigration", amsterdam under the supervision of the ss hauptsturmführer which was in reality an appendage of the nazi secret police and was part of their plan to deport dutch jews to the death camps in the east and had been established by reinard heydrich in february of 1942. this document was issued on 15 april 1943 and the recipients were ordered to present themselves at the amsterdam bureau on the 19th of april in order to get a certificate to travel to meet with family members who had already departed. all were required to bring their passports, id cards, marriage certificates etc. "this document along with the special certificate which will be issued to you, allows you to travel to the "province" and return on the same day". it was issued to members and workers of the judenrat as well as german-jewish refugees who had managed to reach the netherlands prior to may 1941 (when the nazis occupied the netherlands) and had a valid german passport. in this case, it was a german-jewess, who had fled from berlin. most of the dutch jews were transported to westerbork and later sent to aushwitz or sobibor, others to theresinstadt and bergen-belsen. some were not permitted to travel to westerbork but were instead sent to "south holland", that is the other less well known transit camp herzogenbosch. see below for a related item. in german and dutch on one side of a paper and folded to fit in a pocket as this letter needed to be carried at all times. vf and of extreme rarity. $500+
*1252 a related dutch holocaust rarity. 1943. an special certificate issued to the recipient of the above document. dated and issued on 19 april 1943 to hilde k. gradenwitz who had been born in april of 1912 in berlin and was now living in rotterdam. the certificate allowed the bearer to travel to "südholland" and return to rotterdam on the same day. printed in german and dutch and issued by the central bureau for jewish immigration, amsterdam. with handstamps, printer numbers, signatures and manuscript notations. folded, as above, to be carried in a pocket. another extremely rare item which we have never seen before. vf $600
*1253 third jewish law. hungary 1943. a signed, c. 8 1/2 x 11", document defining the term "jew" to comply with the so called "3rd jewish law" in which a person was a jew if one of his grandparents was. vf. scarce. $40?
1254 ANTI-SEMITIC HOTEL STATIONERY. 1940's? Sea Crest Manor, Hollywood, Florida. At the upper left "Restricted Clientele" Ronald Fenton, Manager". EF. $25
*1255 "jude" ration coupons. 1944-1945. a group of small orange and black coupons for bread, meat, butter and lunch. all overstamped jude, some also overstamped ungultig (invalid). some are dated as late as for use from march 12 to april 1, 1945 during the late days of the war. 5 pieces, 3 divided into 2 coupons, 1 into 2 and one standing by itself, thus 11 little pieces. fine to ef. rare? $200+
*1256 theresienstadt remembrance pin. 1945. small brass lapel pin showing walls of the ghetto, with tree on the other side of the wall and "terezin b.v. 1945 spb" in 3 lines. this is very early for survivor type pin. rare $75?
*1257 ajdc food card. 1945-1946. a food ration card issued by the jewish committee of the american joint distribution comm, bad kissingen. on rather thick white-beige paper has space for bearer's name and shows two oblong rows, each with seven boxes (a weekly card) marked "a" for abendessen (supper) and "m" for mittagssen (lunch). these cards were issued to jewish survivors of the jewish dp camp at bad kissingen. very scarce. $50+
*1258 wilna ghetto commemorative pin. 1946. enamelled pin in black, yellow, light-blue all on a bronze colored background. inscribed in yiddish with hebrew letters, "23 elul 5703 (1943) gerband fon wilnaier in deutschland" (association of wilaners in germany.). sophisticated design featuring a yellow triangle pointed upward (the yellow badge), hebrew letter gimel inside, for the 3rd anniversary and two vav's for wilna. these letters emerge out of the yellow triangle to symbolize the survivors. the ghetto was liquidated on 23 elul 5703 (sept. 23, 1943). only a few hundred managed to survive by escaping to the surrounding forest, close to 4000 were eventually murdered. extremely rare. $150
*1260 cyprus detention camp to rishon le zion. 1947. a statement and attached receipt signed by itzchak ignaz ganut who had arrived in haifa from the cyprus camp. states that 35.175 palestine pounds had been received from the jewish foundation fund as a loan and will be repaid to the jewish agency. the lower part indicates that he had arrived in rishon le-zion. with adhesive revenues, handstamps, a signature of the refugee and manuscript notations. entirely in hebrew. vf $45
*1261 polish survivor lot. 1946-1950. 9 certificates and documents of alexander brod of lodz who was the general secretary of maawak (struggle in hebrew). includes documents of the ichu, assn of democrat jews in poland (3) related to his zionist activity in poland after the war. also a note form the israel consulate in warsaw, a payment chit and 2 israel consulate certificates for his aliyah. plus a membership card issued to him in israel from the union of wwii fighters. a nice group. $100
*1262 polish jewish soldier in france. 1951 membership card of the national association of french soldiers, partisans and comrades issued to matys zaildler an ex member of the free polish army in france 1940. printed on a blue and red on white 5 x 8" card (the french tricolors). inside are 12 perforated monthly labels, each for 20 francs indicating he had paid his monthly dues. on the back is a larger 20 franc colored illustrated label, "in aid of the imprisoned patriots". also in this lot is a receipt issued to zaidler by the society, stating that his donation of cigarettes was received with a 6 line society handstamp. 2 items vf or so. lot 1255 of our sale 35d had 3 other items related to mr. zaidler. $50
*1263 survivors of horodenka (1950's-60's). an offical state of israel certificate in hebrew and english acknowledging the receipt of one torah sefer (which apparently survived the holocaust) donated to the boy scouts synagogue of tel aviv by the first horodenker society of the bronx. signed by rabbi shmuel zangvil kahana, chief of the ministry of religion. nice vignettes of a torah and other religious objects. neat. vf, a bit soiled, graffiti on reverse. $45
*1264 yad vashem daf-ed. 1967. this was the yad vashem's new type of "registration of the victims of the disaster". with handstamps, an adhesive commemorative stamp, 2 aries stamps (as a lamb that is led to slaughter) and a yellow jude label. unusual. $40
*1265 group of medals. ghetto fighter's house 1975 30th anniversary of liquidation of concentration camps sp 59mm; 1985 american gathering and federation of jewish holocaust survivors. Æ50; 2003 in memory of holocaust victims Æ70 state of israel issue and 1992 concentration and death camps tombac 70 and silver 45m sm-141 and 141a. 5 medals, the last scarce. ex george fisher barbed wire collection. $60+?
*1266 jewish creativity in the holocaust. 1979. hebrew, english and yiddish 36 page card cover exhibition catalogue, signed and dedicated in yiddish by dr. yehiel szeintuc, to the "federation of polish jews". this exhibit was held in jerusalem in 1979 (40th anniversary of wwii) and featured parts of archives of ghettos of warsaw, theresienstadt, litzmannstadt, wilna and bialystock. it covered cultural aspects such as literature, theatrical, education, music, youth movement etc. lots of plates, a 9 line dedication signed by dr. szeintuc and the cover shows the sign of a ruined warsaw. well used, with unfortunate graffiti inside the catalog. scarce. $50+?
*1267 holocaust commemorative cacheted pair. 1) 1980, distributed to members of the world federation of jewish fighters, partisans and camp inmates during it's world conference and the 35th anniversary of the liberation of auschwitz. 2) 1982. for the 40th anniversary of the loss of the s/s struma. $35
*1268 holocaust commemorative cover.1990. features jabotinsky (50th anniversary of his death) and the main gate of auschwitz, captioned in english and hebrew: "and his warning still echoes today, 'liquidate the galut, or the galut will liquidate you". franked with a polish holocaust stamp on front and 4 others on back, with numerous handstamps etc. the galut refers to the jewish exile for 2000 years. $40
*1269 warsaw ghetto uprising signed souvenir card. 1993. printed in hebrew, english and polish on 2 sides of a 5 1/2 x 8" card. features the famous monument in warsaw with polish and israeli stamps which also show the monument. card is signed (i believe this is a real signature, not a machine made one) by israeli president chaim herzog in hebrew and english. rare. $120
END OF SALE.
PRICES REALIZED (back to top)
This sale closed May 25, 2006. The following prices realized are provided as a courtesy to our bidders and customers. All prices are in US Dollars. Asterisk indicates tie bid. We are not responsible for typing, layout or display errors.
Lot # - Price Realized
2 - $490
3 - $1400
5 - $265
7 - $180
8 - $180
9 - $165
10 - $165
11 - $220
13 - $350
14 - $120
15 - $450
16 - $250
18 - $190
20 - $180
24 - $190
25 - $245
27 - $285
28 - $140
31 - $285
35 - $200
38 - $250
40 - $90
42 - $100
47 - $35
49 - $95
62 - $950
63 - $55
64 - $110
69 - $150
71 - $45
73 - $300
74 - $75
75 - $375
76 - $150
77 - $410
78 - $150
79 - $125
80 - $250
81 - $250
82 - $240
85 - $90
89 - $200
100 - $100
103 - $90
104 - $250
106 - $175
108 - $105
*110 - $1800
111 - $220
112 - $170
113 - $225
118 - $150
119 - $850
121 - $500
122 - $430
124 - $140
126 - $575
127 - $400
128 - $350
129 - $400
130 - $350
133 - $150
134 - $75
147 - $275
148 - $155
149 - $155
151 - $155
157 - $165
163 - $180
165 - $155
167 - $500
168 - $205
169 - $200
173 - $210
179 - $80
186 - $135
187 - $105
189 - $80
190 - $80
191 - $500
192 - $365
200 - $210
201 - $135
*205 - $135
207 - $300
209 - $135
210 - $155
214 - $180
226 - $50
228 - $100
230 - $180
231 - $100
233 - $85
234 - $85
235 - $85
236 - $85
237 - $45
244 - $155
245 - $100
250 - $840
256 - $600
259 - $190
260 - $161
261 - $225
262 - $125
265 - $115
266 - $320
268 - $590
271 - $170
275 - $106
278 - $85
279 - $130
280 - $95
283 - $185
284 - $500
285 - $375
289 - $375
290 - $195
296 - $615
298 - $220
299 - $120
301 - $600
303 - $105
306 - $250
309 - $70
311 - $125
312 - $90
315 - $65
321 - $175
325 - $80
327 - $65
331 - $475
332 - $565
333 - $155
334 - $75
335 - $80
336 - $75
337 - $395
338 - $200
*339 - $150
340 - $185
341 - $140
344 - $250
355 - $175
357 - $300
360 - $450
367 - $250
372 - $80
376 - $350
377 - $2350
379 - $275
Lot # - Price Realized
381 - $90
387 - $125
391 - $125
392 - $55
395 - $120
397 - $175
399 - $150
400 - $120
401 - $110
402 - $285
403 - $175
404 - $325
406 - $80
407 - $36
410 - $65
418 - $55
419 - $175
420 - $225
421 - $2150
422 - $180
423 - $175
424 - $345
425 - $345
426 - $250
427 - $200
428 - $120
429 - $600
434 - $300
436 - $85
438 - $36
439 - $50
440 - $150
441 - $190
442 - $70
446 - $50
447 - $400
448 - $25
451 - $220
452 - $75
453 - $30
460 - $100
461 - $600
463 - $90
463a - $75
466 - $110
467 - $45
470 - $115
472 - $75
473 - $65
475 - $76
476 - $120
478 - $110
479 - $75
481 - $65
482 - $75
483 - $75
484 - $150
*485 - $66
495 - $110
497 - $27
498 - $155
502 - $35
504 - $90
505 - $350
506 - $200
507 - $95
508 - $130
509 - $300
510 - $50
514 - $150
521 - $145
524 - $75
525 - $50
527 - $65
528 - $105
532 - $55
536 - $65
537 - $210
540 - $100
541 - $100
542 - $55
543 - $55
545 - $160
546 - $61
547 - $6500
555a - $5500
558 - $50
559 - $135
560 - $125
562 - $750
564 - $50
565 - $48
567 - $60
568 - $100
569 - $150
570 - $140
571 - $100
572 - $36
574 - $600
575 - $200
576 - $150
577 - $100
578 - $160
579 - $250
581 - $91
583 - $75
584 - $275
587 - $175
588 - $75
590 - $1200
594 - $140
595 - $650
596 - $30
597 - $100
598 - $125
599 - $275
*600 - $600
601 - $220
604 - $160
606 - $95
609 - $70
611 - $125
616 - $100
619 - $165
621 - $35
623 - $125
624 - $100
626 - $65
627 - $70
628 - $60
629 - $90
630 - $90
631 - $60
632 - $121
633 - $85
634 - $76
640 - $120
640a - $30
641a - $35
642 - $200
643 - $80
644 - $270
645 - $100
646 - $35
647 - $50
649 - $140
650 - $140
651 - $110
652 - $110
653 - $175
654 - $100
Lot # - Price Realized
655 - $110
656 - $95
657 - $50
658 - $110
659 - $110
662 - $42
*663 - $49
668 - $100
671 - $450
689 - $380
706 - $50
707 - $150
709 - $135
710 - $150
711 - $150
712 - $35
716 - $35
718 - $40
719 - $40
720 - $50
721 - $855
722 - $1450
724 - $1100
725 - $1000
726 - $1150
730 - $425
731 - $450
732 - $300
734 - $50
735 - $100
738 - $90
746 - $80
747 - $35
749 - $20
750 - $50
752 - $1950
757 - $60
760 - $220
761 - $400
762 - $250
764 - $400
765 - $160
766 - $140
769 - $130
772 - $90
773 - $100
774 - $150
775 - $60
776 - $80
778 - $50
779 - $4000
783 - $90
784 - $2950
785 - $60
794 - $1000
795 - $90
796 - $65
797 - $50
798 - $55
801 - $75
802 - $35
806 - $125
808 - $150
817 - $285
818 - $120
819 - $300
820 - $400
821 - $1000
822 - $250
828 - $165
829 - $100
835 - $150
838 - $325
839 - $140
847 - $100
864 - $320
865 - $320
866 - $320
868 - $700
869 - $900
872 - $1600
873 - $975
874 - $440
875 - $575
876 - $1050
877 - $2950
882 - $75
883 - $70
884 - $450
888 - $35
890 - $150
898 - $65
899 - $90
900 - $120
901 - $165
909 - $125
910 - $90
911 - $735
912 - $175
913 - $200
914 - $300
920 - $420
920a - $150
924 - $75
925 - $100
927 - $525
930 - $185
932 - $90
933 - $40
934 - $220
937 - $950
938 - $100
939 - $70
940 - $35
941 - $140
943 - $50
946 - $110
947 - $220
951 - $25
952 - $45
954 - $525
955 - $315
957 - $85
960 - $150
964 - $175
965 - $185
967 - $30
971 - $40
972 - $75
973 - $75
974 - $150
976 - $22
979 - $356
981 - $65
982 - $75
983 - $125
984 - $45
985 - $75
986 - $110
987 - $110
988 - $200
989 - $45
990 - $65
991 - $195
992 - $125
993 - $40
994 - $220
995 - $55
1004 - $30
1006 - $75
1008 - $75
Lot # - Price Realized
1009 - $160
1011 - $75
1012 - $55
1013 - $75
1014 - $175
1016 - $150
1017 - $150
1019 - $170
*1020 - $55
1021 - $40
1023 - $50
1024 - $50
1025 - $120
1027 - $50
1028 - $50
1032 - $60
1033 - $50
1034 - $50
1035 - $75
1037 - $100
1038 - $100
1043 - $175
1045 - $55
1046 - $100
1048 - $36
1049 - $70
1052 - $37
1053 - $100
1056 - $30
1057 - $65
1058 - $37
1059 - $60
1064 - $225
1065 - $142
1067 - $45
1073 - $125
1074 - $280
1075 - $275
1076 - $200
*1077 - $150
1078 - $1350
1079 - $84
1080 - $36
1081 - $48
1082 - $195
1083 - $190
1085 - $190
1086 - $190
1087 - $125
1088 - $300
1090 - $220
1091 - $225
1093 - $550
1100 - $600
1102 - $100
1103 - $160
1105 - $75
1106 - $400
1108 - $385
1109 - $385
1111 - $150
1112 - $485
1113 - $425
1115 - $110
1116 - $110
1117 - $100
1118 - $100
1119 - $550
1121 - $220
1128 - $65
1130 - $39
1131 - $39
1134 - $75
1135 - $90
1136 - $120
1141 - $60
1142 - $25
1143 - $30
1146 - $110
1148 - $75
1149 - $30
1151 - $55
1153 - $75
1154 - $65
1157 - $40
1158 - $30
1159 - $45
1166 - $30
1167 - $65
1171 - $30
1172 - $90
1174 - $50
1176 - $35
1177 - $80
1178 - $65
1179 - $25
1180 - $60
1181 - $40
1182 - $175
1183 - $50
1184 - $30
1185 - $25
1187 - $20
1191 - $49
1192 - $60
1193 - $175
1196 - $40
1200 - $50
1203 - $30
1206 - $60
1207 - $100
1208 - $145
1211 - $65
1213 - $60
1214 - $200
1216 - $60
1217 - $220
1218 - $100
1222 - $155
1223 - $105
1224 - $80
1225 - $30
1226 - $90
1227 - $50
1228 - $130
1229 - $85
1230 - $65
1231 - $200
1232 - $225
1233 - $120
1235 - $150
1236 - $100
1237 - $120
1238 - $165
1239 - $150
1241 - $330
1242 - $375
1244 - $40
1245 - $100
1246 - $625
1247 - $40
1249 - $40
1250 - $575
1251 - $850
1252 - $750
1253 - $45
1255 - $225
1257 - $90
1258 - $125
1260 - $45
1261 - $100
1265 - $80
1268 - $30