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LOT 4:

Twelve Postcards – The Zionist Congresses

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Twelve postcards issued for the Zionist Congresses. London, Basel, Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary), Zurich, Prague, Geneva, Jerusalem and elsewhere, 1900-1951.
1. Postcard of the fourth congress (London, 1900). Undivided. Riemer no. 5.
2. Postcard of the sixth congress (Basel, 1903), designed by Emil Ranzenhofer. Undivided. With a "Zion" stamp and a regular postmark. Riemer no. 7.
3-4. Two postcards of the seventh congress (Basel, 1905). Published by Zion, Vienna. One of them is undivided and bears a regular postmark. Riemer nos. 10, 11.
5. Postcard of the tenth congress (Basel, 1911). Published by Jüdischer Verlag, Köln. Riemer no. 27.
6. Real photo postcard from the 13th congress (Carlsbad, 1923). Taken during the congress and bears its postmark. Not in the Riemer catalog.
7. Postcard of the 16th congress (Zurich, 1929). Riemer no. 61.
8. Postcard of the 17th congress (Basel, 1931), designed by Joseph Budko, and bears the stamp of the congress. Published by Landeskommission des jüdischen Nationalfonds für die Schweiz. Riemer no. 65.
9. Postcard of the 18th congress (Prague, 1933). Bears a JNF stamp with Chaim Arlosoroff's portrait and the postmark of the congress. Parallel to Riemer nos. 68-69 and mentioned there.
10. Postcard of the 21st congress (Geneva, 1939), designed by Otte Wallisch. Bears a regular postmark. Riemer 93.
11. Postcard from the 21st congress (Geneva, 1939). On verso: the inscription "The 21st Zionist Congress" (Hebrew), the logo of the congress (a raised hand alongside the verse "If I forget thee Jerusalem") and its postmark. Published by Édition Jaeger, Geneva. Not in the Riemer catalog.
12. Postcard from the 23rd congress (Jerusalem, 1951), with a photograph of the opening session of the congress. Does not bear the logo of the congress. Published by Palphot, Herzliya. Not in the Riemer catalog.
14X9 cm on average. Good overall condition. Stains. Several blemishes to the margins of the postcards. Most of the postcards were sent by mail.

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