Auction 68 Jewish and Israeli History and Culture
Sep 19, 2019 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 24:

Varied Collection of Printed Items, Letters and Photographs – The Jewish Legion

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Sold for: $1,300
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$ 500
Auction house commission: 23%
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A varied collection of 27 printed items, letters and photographs related to the Jewish Legion. Various places in Palestine, the 1910s and 1920s (one item from Vilnius, 1930).
Among the items:
• Six photographs: photographic portrait of the Jewish Legion founder Ze'ev Jabotinsky, wearing its uniform; photographic portrait of the Jewish Legion commander John Henry Patterson, wearing its uniform; photograph of volunteers on a train from Jerusalem to the Sarafand camp (photographer: Ya'akov Ben Dov); two photographs of Chaim Weizmann flying the flag of the Jewish Legion during a ceremony of returning Torah Scrolls to Tel Aviv in 1918; and more.
• Five handwritten letters, written on the official stationery of the Legion (differing from each other): three letters by Jewish Legion soldiers (Hebrew. One of them long, with an interesting description of daily life in the Legion); two letters by a Jewish woman to her husband who was a soldier of the Legion (Russian. Printed on one of them, in red ink: "Magen David Adom").
• Invitation card and entrance ticket to "A reception in honor of the Jewish soldiers at the British camp, who will come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Rosh HaSahana holiday". [1918].
• Program for "The New Year of the Trees, 'Neter Forest', Tu B'Shvat [1920]… with the participation of the first Hebrew Legion".
• "Prayer and thanksgiving for the bringing of the flag of the 40th battalion of the Royal Fusiliers to the 'Beit Ya'akov' great synagogue in Jerusalem, on Thursday, the sixth of Hanukkah… (December 17, 1925)". [Jerusalem]: "Hamadpis" Press, 1925.
• Micrographic portrait of Ze'ev Jabotinsky wearing the uniform of the Legion. Text: from his personal memoirs. Mounted to a thick cardboard plate, signed in the plate: "N. Kopolowitz" (Yiddish), and dated 5690 [1930], Vilnius. Yiddish. Handwritten inscription on verso.
• And more.
Enclosed: A postal envelope marking 40 years to the foundation of the Zion Mule Corps.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.

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