Auction 68 Jewish and Israeli History and Culture
Sep 19, 2019 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 17:

The Tel-Chai Fund – Collection of Receipts, Stamps and Other Paper Items

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Sold for: $1,700
Start price:
$ 800
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Approx. 110 stamp sheets, telegrams, certificates, receipts for donations, propaganda leaves and booklets, letters and additional items, issued by the Tel-Chai Fund for promoting the activity of the Revisionist Movement. Palestine, England, Poland, Austria, Latvia and elsewhere, the 1930s and 1940s (several later items).
The collection contains a variety of paper items reflecting the activity of the Tel-Chai Fund, the fundraising arm of the Revisionist Movement, established in 1929, in Palestine and abroad. Among them: • Certificates for inscription in the fund's "Shai LaLe'om" and "Luchot Habarzel" books. • Telegram forms for the Tel-Chai Fund. Poland, Latvia and Palestine. • Booklets and informational leaves for spreading the ideas of the fund and the movement. • Receipts for donations to the fundraising campaign of "Volunteer Days for the Establishment of 'Metzudat Ze'ev' – Jabotinsky's House", "The 11th of Adar Enterprise in Memory of Joseph Trumpeldor", the "Fundraising Brigades", the "Iron Fund" and more. • Letters on the official stationery of the fund. • Visitor cards to the International Conference and the National Conference of the Tel-Chai Fund. • "Synagogue Cards" and "Vow Cards" for donating to the Fund on Sabbath and Jewish Holidays. • Letters with the stamp of "Tel-Chai Fund Tax". • Stamp sheets in memory of Sarah Aharonson and Ze'ev Jabotinsky and for the occasion of interring Jabotinsky's remains in Israel. • And more.
The Tel-Chai Fund was established subsequent to the 1929 Palestine Riots, serving as a fundraising arm of the Revisionist Movement; its declared objectives were to support Jewish defense in Palestine and to educate Jewish youth to self-defense. The members of the Betar youth movement were involved in fundraising activities for the fund, which led to competition between the Tel-Chai Fund and the Jewish National Fund over fundraising.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.

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