Auction 42A - February 6, 2012

Ancient and World Coins

Auction Sale #42A

This auction is now closed. Please see prices realized.

Closing Date and Time: Monday, February 6, 2012 9:00 PM Mountain Time

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION TERMS OF SALE
IN MEMORIAM CARL ROSENBLUM, 1915-2011
BIDDING IN OUR MAILBID SALE
NO BUYER'S FEE
LOT VIEWING SCHEDULE
HIGHLIGHTS OF AUCTION 42A
PART ONE: WORLD WIDE MATERIAL ANCIENT JEWISH COINS (1-28)
ANCIENT GREEK COINS AND ROMAN COLONIAL COINS (29-52)
ANCIENT ROMAN AND BYZANTINE COINS (53-96)
LITERATURE (MOSTLY NUMISMATIC) (97-130)
MODERN AND MEDIEVAL: WORLD COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS (131-485)
WORLD PAPER MONEY (486-539)
PART TWO: JUDAIC AND HOLY LAND RELATED MATERIAL MEDALLIC JUDAICA AND HOLY LAND MATERIAL (540-715)
STATE OF ISRAEL MEDALS (716-756)
PAPER JUDAICA AND HOLY LAND MATERIAL (757-789)
HOLOCAUST MEMORABILIA (790-807)




TERMS OF SALE   (back to top)

1. All bids are per lot as numbered in this catalog.

2. Payments are strictly cash (cash, check, money order, bank draft, bank wire or approved credit card) in U.S. dollars. See Term #10 for credit cards terms. All checks must be written in US dollars on a US bank. We do not accept payment via Paypal. Bidders are responsible for any and all bank charges for bank wires etc.

3. Auction sales are not approval sales. The bidder must assume responsibility to pay for all lots bid on. Lots may be returned for reasons 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.

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 $5 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 auctions and mailbid sales. Please note if you use a credit card and are a new customer, we must be able to confirm your billing address. For those of you overseas this may be difficult so we ask that you include a numismatic reference.

11. Digital photos, scans, black & white or color copies are available for most single lots in the sale. Photos, scans and black and white print 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. Please do not wait until the last week to ask us for these.

12. All lots with 6 or more items are sold as is and are not returnable.

13. Invoices are due and payable upon receipt 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 $25 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; phone bids should be confirmed in writing. All email bids will be confirmed by a return email, otherwise no confirmation will be sent unless you ask us to.

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 when possible.

18. Bidders are responsible for errors in bidding, so 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. Shipments of books will be very expensive to overseas addresses.

21. Bidders not known to us must provide us with satisfactory credit references or pay a 25% deposit.

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 or check our website.

23. Slabbed (encapsulated) coins graded and certified by PCGS, NGC, ICG or ANACS may not be returned for grading reasons.

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 metal lots will be accepted that are below the melt value of the item. For our auction purposes we are defining precious metals as being silver, gold, platinum or palladium. The price of gold as we write this is almost $1600 per troy ounce and silver is almost $30 per troy ounce. As you may be well aware, the markets are in a state of turmoil and these prices will probably be different when you read this and different again when the sale closes.

If viewing the catalog online is sufficient for you, please let us know so that we can cut down on the number of catalogs that we have printed and mailed out. If you are an active, competitive bidder and wish to continue to receive printed catalogs, we, of course, are more than happy to continue sending them to you. But please note we will be reducing our mailing list significantly before our next auction.




IN MEMORIAM CARL ROSENBLUM   (back to top)

JULY 30, 1915 - DECEMBER 6, 2011

The publication of this catalog has been delayed approximately two months from our original target date due to family matters. Quite a number of you knew my Dad either personally or through his business W. P. Andrews Co. which started out as a chemical consulting company but later specialized in Israeli coins for the better part of 20 years. He was a fixture at coin shows in the New York and New Jersey area for much of the 1970s and 1980s and provided a friendly and non-threatening face in those hectic days. He was life member #6 of the American-Israel Numismatic Association and helped start and support many of the Israel Numismatic Society clubs in New Jersey and New York. His previous career was as a chemical engineer and during World War II his talents were used to make bombs and ammunition for our troops. Many of his inventions were indeed inventions for which he applied for and received patents. Unfortunately his love and skill for chemistry and science did not extend to me and I am not able to explain them.

I would not have spent the past 40 years in this business without the help, support, encouragement, advice and love of my Dad. Besides the most obvious, that of being my father, Dad was responsible for me entering this profession. He helped a bit financially, but more importantly he opened some doors and guided my way when I needed some guidance, even if I didn't know I needed it. While we were never in business together, we were very friendly semi-competitors who occasionally worked together on projects. When I was offered my first opportunity to make a purchase of a major rarity in the mid 1970s, he was the one who told me to go for it even though I wondered whether somebody else would be crazy enough to give me a profit on this. (Now I wish I had kept the banknote because it's probably worth 40 times or more what I paid for it in 1974).

Besides numismatics and chemistry and gadgets, my Dad had a love for chess, family, friends and ice cream. Until a few years ago, he and another elderly person volunteered to teach chess at a number of schools near where he lived in Connecticut. His bumper sticker read "Push Pawns, Not Drugs" and he continued to play chess until the last week of his life. The day before he died, while he was in the hospital, he told me he was bored because there was nobody to play chess with. He loved to finish off every dinner with ice cream and, if my Mom would have let him, breakfast and lunch as well. And he was always there for his family no matter what. Even in his last months he would ask if there was something he could do for me even though all I really wanted was for him to stop driving, which is something he finally did, but not willingly, a few months before his passing.




BIDDING IN OUR MAILBID SALE   (back to top)

We will stop taking bids after 9:00 pm Mountain time on February 6th, 2012, as soon as 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 cannot get through on the last night. No matter when you call, you cannot be guaranteed to be the last bidder because the sale will extend for at least 10 minutes after your call. But once it is over we will not answer the phone. If time is running late and the phone is busy, I strongly suggest sending us an email or a fax with your bid or bids.

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. In some cases the reserve is higher than 60% of estimate but in no cases is it more than the estimate. We do not have a call back service, but after placing your bids you may contact us 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. And because we reduce the high bid to no more than 10% over the 2nd high bid whenever possible, we think it makes sense to send in your bids early with the confidence that your bid will be reduced if at all possible. It's a successful auction when everybody is satisfied with the results: the consignors, the bidders and the auctioneer.




NO BUYER'S FEE   (back to top)

There has been quite a bit of discussion lately about companies that charge what some say are excessive buyer's fees. We do not charge any buyer's fees in our sales. You are charged only for the amount of your winning bid plus a postage and shipping charge. If you want the convenience of using your credit card or sending us a bank wire, we do charge you a small fee to help cover our costs.




LOT VIEWING SCHEDULE   (back to top)

golden coin show, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue, Indiana St. Exit of 6th Avenue Parkway. Saturday January 21, 9 am to 4 pm.

Aurora coin show, Red Lion Inn. I-225 & Parker Road. Saturday January 28th. Same times as above.

We will have most lots in the sale available for viewing at our bourse tables during the shows. However, we will not be bringing bulky, heavy or cumbersome lots. If there is something you would like us to bring, please let us know and we will make every effort to bring it. We may be able to arrange individual private showings, at locations of our choosing, at other times.

We plan to have the majority of the material in the sale in our office, Monday through Friday from January 10th until the close of the sale, if you need a 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 we can. 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. Please mark your email as bids, auctions or something similar so that our filter will recognize it. We do not confirm mail or fax bids unless specifically asked to do so. Please write clearly on your bid sheet. If possible, in addition to the lot # and your maximum bid, a small description is most helpful.

No information will be available about the results of the sale until all bids have been checked and invoices written. This should take 3 or 4 days. We will not be answering the phone until that information is ready. We hope to have the phones open by Friday Feburary 10th.




HIGHLIGHTS OF AUCTION 40J   (back to top)

There is no gold section in the auction but we have a few gold coins and medals interspersed in the sale. Please check out lots 131A, 175A, 222A, 267, 411A, 432A, 724 and 735.

Although our ancient coin section is much smaller than usual, it is not without a number of rare and interesting items. 4 coins of Herod Antipas are being offered and while none are mint-state, a few are comparatively nice and they are all scarce.

A very choice year one half-shekel of the Jewish War (First Revolt) is the highlight of the ancients. This should be of interest to more than a few people. This is followed by a year two shekel which, while not high grade, is genuine and will offer someone an opportunity to own a rarity at a reasonable price. Other Judaean coins include a year one Bar Kochba middle bronze, a silver zuz and city coins of Abila, Antipatris and Marisa.

Other ancients that should be mentioned include two nice Shekels from Tyre, a tetradrachm of Gotzares II, a continuation of Roman women on coins, including a small bronze of Domitia, and an As of Orbiana, as well as a variety of other interesting coins.

We have a small but interesting offering of literature including major works on coins of Judaea, Abdera and Kamarina. In addition, the highlight of this section is no doubt a 1791 4-volume edition of the complete works of Josephus, the celebrated 1st century Roman-Jewish historian.

There are almost 360 lots of world coins, medals and tokens that should offer most every collector or dealer an opportunity to add to their collection or inventory. As usual we have a solid listing of Palestine and Israeli coins including a rare token of Mikveh Israel, numerous Israeli commemoratives and many high grade Palestine coins. Perhaps the single rarest coin is a mint-state 1955 20 Franc Belgium coin with French legends, but there are many other interesting items including countermarked coins of the world (including some on US coins), scarce coins from Switzerland, France, Italy and New Zealand and many medals and tokens from around the globe. We even have a handful of US coins including an 1877 20¢ piece and an 1889-CC Morgan dollar.

Our world paper money section is also smaller than usual but we still offer a number of rare and/or interesting lots. 4 sketches of proposed notes for the Israel 1958-60 series of notes are being offered. Each sketch is from the Shamir Brothers firm whose designs were used to produce the notes. 3 decent Palestine Currency Board notes are being offered, one of which we sold to a collector in 1974 and purchased from him this past summer for many times what he paid for the note. A meal card from the Stara Gradiska Concentration Camp in Croatia as well as other concentration camp notes and related items are for sale, including one fascinating item from Buchenwald with the impressions of the camp written on the back of the note from one of the US soldiers who helped liberate the inmates in 1945.

One of the more interesting items in this section is one of the first US Postal Savings Stamps issued in 1941, which was sent to a newspaper reporter in NY in the hope that he would not only help by buying stamps but also by publicizing the effort. The appeal was personally signed by Treasury Secretary Henry Morganthau.

There are over 200 lots in our Medallic Judaica section containing a variety of medals, tokens and related exonumia. Many of these we haven't offered in years, others we have never offered. Collectors of this material should also look in Part One of the auction for Jewish-related medals and tokens as well. A great many of these items come from a collection that we have helped disperse over the past few years. Every time we receive a package in the mail from this gentlemen, we open the boxes with great anticipation. In addition, another group came from a serious collector of medals relating to the Holocaust.

Our Judaic and Holy Land paper section, as well as our Holocaust section, is also smaller than usual, but we urge collectors to spend some time looking at this section. Arthur Szyk works, Eretz-Israel bonds and shares, anti-Semitic notgeld and some interesting documents are listed. And many items which could have been listed in these sections are being in offered in other sections of the catalog.




PART ONE: WORLD WIDE MATERIAL

ANCIENT JEWISH COINS   (back to top)

*1 philisto-arabian. 4th century bc. ar obol (.66g). head of athena right/owl standing right aoe to right. sng ans-19. toned f/vf, bit off-center, thus the head of the owl and the tops of the letter are off the flan on the reverse. $100


*2 samaria. 4th cent. bc. ar hemi-obol (.27g). male head right w. long hair/lion's hd facing with open jaws & protruding tongue. sc-163. toned f+, bit grainy, minor flan chips. $125


*3 yehud. hellenistic period. ptolemy i. 305-282 bc. ar 1/4 obol (.15 gram). diademed head of ptolemy i right/eagle with wings spread, half turned left, stg on thunderbolt, yhdh in paleo-hebrew. hen-1087 (438), tjc-438. vg/nice vf. toned. the reverse is as nice as one can expect, the obverse is struck from a worn die, but better than usual. $400+


*4 herod the great. 40-4 bc. ae 8 prutot (7.52g). military helmet with cheek pieces & straps, flanked by palm branches/tripod supporting ceremonial bowl, year 3 to left and monogram to right. hen-1169, tjc-44. f-vf, attractive green patina. $250+


*5 herod the great. ae 4 prutot ae20 (4.99g). crested helmet, date and monogram below/macedonian type shield with decorated rim. hen-1170v (487), tjc-45a, ajc-2a. choice vf+ with green patina. a very nice and attractive example of a scarce variety of a popular coin. ex coin galleries 12/14/05, lot 278 as "lovely green, sea-green and orange patina, nearly extremely fine. rare so nice". $350+


*6 herod i (the great). ae pruta (.96g) or perhaps lepton. inscription in two concentric circles, king herod/large anchor within circle surrounded by row of y design or lily flowers. h-1175a( 499), tjc-61v. gvf, rev. bit o.c. a very nice example of this usually crudely struck coin. $250+


*7 herod antipas 4 bc-40 ad. ae half unit (20.5mm, 9.06g). tibe piac in wreath/ upright reed in center, legend around, date (year 24, 20/21ad) to either side. h-1200 (510), ajc-2, tjc-76. avf, bit porous and rare. ex reuven kalm collection, ex david hendin. i can recall offering this in auction only once in the past 16+ years. the denominations of antipas coins are unknown and the terms unit or denomination are used instead. $650+


*8 herod antipas. ae 1/4 unit (14.5mm, 4.67g). tibe piac in wreath/upright reed in center, legend around, date (year 24, 20/21ad) to either side. h-1201 (511), ajc-3, tjc-77. vf, with small flan flaw at about 8 o'clock on obverse. high grade for this normally poorly found coin. i can't find a nicer example offered at auction within the last 10 years. $600+


*9 herod antipas. ae 1/8 unit (10.5mm 1.13g). tc within wreath/palm branch, date year 33 (29/30 ad). h-1206 (515), ajc-8, tjc-82. vg and extremely rare. i cannot recall ever offering this coin before nor can i find a record of this being offered via auction anywhere in at least 10 years! $400+?


*10 herod antipas. ae unit (24mm, 13.21g) unit. tibe piac within wreath/palm branch, legend and date, year 34 (30/31ad. h-1207 (516), tjc-83, ajc-9. vg, with nice green-brown patina. another extremely rare coin. the most recent specimen sold was in a vcoin auction sale where a fine example, but off-center and somewhat tooled, brought over $500 in the summer of 2008. $500+


*11 agrippa ii. caesarea paneas. nero. 54-68 ad. ae20 (6.40g). female figure seated left, in temple. diva poppaea avg/female figure standing left in temple, diva clavd ner f. only coin naming claudia, nero's infant daughter who died in 63ad. h-1270, rpc-4846, tjc-354. fine. rare. $900+


*12 jewish war,1st revolt. 66-70 ad. (year 1). half shekel (6.59g). chalice with smooth rim, pellet on either side, half of a shekel, year 1/pomegranate on staff with 3 buds, jerusalem the holy. h-1355 (656), ajc-6, tjc-188. ef and very rare. in january of 2011 gemini sold a vf with flan damage for $5500 plus the buyer's fee. one of the nicest offered at auction anywhere in recent years! purchased from freeman & sear via private treaty. $6000+


There are no buyer's fees in our sales and winning bids are reduced wherever possible.

*13 jewish war,1st revolt. 66-70 ad. (year 2). ar shekel (13.24g). omer cup, shekel of israel, year two/three pomegranates on stem, jerusalem the holy. h-1358 (659), ajc-8, tjc-193. toned f/vf and somewhat porous, especially on the obverse. both david hendin and i studied this coin under high magnification and we both came to the conclusion that this is an authentic coin. $2000+


*14 jewish war (first revolt). 66-70 ad. year 2. ae prutah (3.29g). hen-1360v (661v). amphora with broad rim/vine leaf on tendril. variety with a thin neck amphora. fine. ex harlen berk inventory . $50+


*15 jewish war (first revolt). 66-70 ad. ae prutah (2.59g). amphora with broad rim, handles and lid, "year three"/vine leaf, "the freedom of zion". h-1363, ajc-20, tjc-204. vf on irregular flan. uncommon this nice. $150


*16 bar kochba revolt 132-135 ad. ae22.5 (11.49g). middle bronze. palm branch, "shimon, prince of israel"/lyre, with 5 strings, year 1 of the redemption of israel. h-1377, mild-26. nice vf, pretty desert patina. $700


*17 bar kochba revolt. 135-135 ce. undated or year 3 ar zuz or denarius (2.59g). "shimon", grape branch with tendril and leaf/fluted jug with handle, palm branch to right, "for the freedom of jerusalem". h-1433 (732), mild-197, tjc-285. vf, some flat areas due to overstrike. ex wmr sale 34e, #92. $1000?


*18 bar kochba revolt. 132-135 ad. ae middle bronze (11.13g). 7-branched palm tree/vine leaf. crude barbaric strike of year 1 (?). mil-unp. vg, heavy green patina. $200+?


*19 judaea capta. titus. 79-81 ad. ae23 (11.61g). laureate head of titus right, rectangular c/m of emperor on neck right/judaea sits to left of trophy mourning, hands tied behind back, shield to right of trophy. h-1449a (745v), tjc-384b, ajc-5b. coin af, c/m f-vf. $225


*20 judaea capta. domitian. 81-96 ad. ae 19 (6.03g). laureate head right/trophy. h-1460 (751), ajc-5, tjc-390. fine. $100


*21 abila in decapolis. lucius verus. 161-169 ad. ae25 (7.17g). laureate, bearded, cuirassed bust right/bust of tyche right wearing turreted crown, bosom bare. skc = 162/163 ad. sp-8, ros-8. vf, tad porous. scarce locale. i haven't offered an abila coin at auction in almost 6 years and i have no record of offering this by auction in at least 17 years! $325


*22 aelia capitolina in judaea.antoninius pius 138-161 ad. ae24 (13.44g). laur. bust r, impantoni no avg ppp/dionysus standing nude, resting on thyrsos, panther at feet, colae lia cap. larger and heavier than most seen. m-24, ros-16. vf. ex alan levin collection via goldberg sale of may 1999. $250


*23 antipatris in samaria.elagabalus. 218-222 ad. ae17 (3.86g). bust right/tyche seated left in tetra-style temple, holding bust in right hand, resting left hand on spear. ros-1, bmc-1, hen-iv, 823. vg/f. scarce locale. coins from this city are seldom seen and when found are usually in low grade. $300


*24 gaza in judaea. lucius verus. 161-169 (163/164 ad). ae21 (7.16g). laureate bearded bust right/city-goddess, turreted, standing holding scepter and cornucopia, heifer below, retrograde z. ros-1, bmc-1, hen-iv, 823. vf+, flan a bit irregular. $300+


*25 marisa in judaea, gabinus. 1st cent. bce. ae19 (5.15g). male head (gabinus?) right/palm branch. extremely rare city. h-iv, 874a, qedar-13. fine. $450


*26 panias (caesarea) in syria: trachnitis.time of marcus aurelius. ae10 (.99g). bust of pan left/syrinx (pipes of pan). rosenberger attributed this to the time of domitian, meshorer to marcus aurelius which is now the more accepted attribution. mesh-185, ros-8. gd fine and rare. $450


*27 petra in arabia petraea, hadrian. 117-138 ad. ae25 (11.64g). laureate bust right, k-0 to either side/tyche, wearing turreted crown, seated l. on rock, holding trophy, k-0 to either side. year 29 = 134/135 ad. sp-5, ros-5. nice vf. unusually nice portrait. $200+


*28 petra in arabia petraea, hadrian. 117-138 ad. ae15 (3.79g). bust right/3-line legend in wreath/"petra metropolis". sp-12, ros-9. fine, with flan "handle" at 12 o'clock. a scarce type that is seldom offered. $100+






ANCIENT GREEK COINS   (back to top)

*29 spain. beligiom, belchite (zaragoza). 2nd-1st century bc. ae24 (10.02g). beardless male head right, iberian letter "k" behind/horseman galloping right holding spear, legend below. burgos (1987)-166, new edition #394. ch. vf. $375


*30 spain. sebobriga. 2nd-1st century bc. ar drachm (3.89g). beardless male head right, crescent behind, m beneath/horseman galloping right holding spear, large legend below. sg-38, burgos-1709. nice vf. $200+


*31 bruttium. kroton. 5th-4th century bc. ar stater (7.53g). eagle with wings spread standing l. on laurel branch/tripod, stork on right, standing left. sng cop-1797. f+/f. $200+


*32 thrace. istros. 400-350 bc. ar stater (4.68g). inverted male heads facing/sea-eagle on dolphin. sg-1669. vf, but a bit porous. $150+


*33 thrace, thasos. 525-463 bc. ar stater (9.10g). ithyphallic satyr ravishing nymph/ incuse square. sng cop-1008, sg-1357. toned avf. $375+


*34 thrace. lysimachos. 323-281 bc (288-281). ar tetradrachm (16.32g) of amphipolis. head of alexander the great right/athena seated left, holding nike and resting arm on shield, caduceus in front, monogram behind. sg-6815. vf, tooled, metal peeling, but decent portrait. $300+


*35 phokaia. phokis. 48-421 bc. ar hemidrachm (2.85g). facing head of bull/head of artemis in shallow incuse square right. bmc-31, sg-2348. toned vf/f, light porosity. $200


*36 boeotia. thebes. 395-338 bc. ar stater (12.15g). boeatian shield/it-oi either side of amphora. bcd-523, sg-2395ff. nice vf. $425+


*37 boeotia,thespiai. 146-27 bc. ae14 (4.06g). veiled female head right (arsinoe?)/ lyre, surmounted by shield, in laurel-wreath. sg-2461, bmc-15. vf/f, nice portrait. $50+


*38 attica. athens. 479-433 bc. ar tetradrachm (16.98g). head of athena right in crested helmet/owl standing right, crescent and olive twig to left, aoe to right, circular countermark (lambda, 0) & banker's mark. sng cop-35. gd fine. $300+


*39 caria. rhodos. after 304 bc. ar didrachm (6.71g). head of helios facing slightly to right/rose with bud on stem to left. toned vf. $250


*40 seleukid kings. antiochus vii. 132-129 bc. ar tetradrachm (16.63g), antioch mint. head of antiochus right/athena standing left, holding nike in right hand, monograms to left and right. spahr-1862, hoover-1067d. gd vf+. $450+


*41 phoenicia. tyre. 380-332 bc. ar attic didrachm or stater (8.62g). melkarth, holding reins and bow, riding hippocamp right over double line of waves; below, dolphin right/owl standing right, crook and flail over left shoulder; date to right, year 34. bmc-39, sg-5914ff. toned f/vf. $370


*42 phoenicia,tyre. after 126 bc (year 144 = 18/19 ad). ar shekel ae24.26mm, (14.19g). head of melkarth right/eagle standing left, right foot on prow, palm branch over shoulder, club to left, date above, kp to right. h-1620, rpc-4657, bmc-199, prieur-1417. avf and well struck, attractive and centered for this late "jerusalem" type shekel. 30 pieces of silver, shekel of tyre. struck during life time of jesus. $600+


*43 phoenicia,tyre. after 126 bc, (year 145 = 19/20 ad). ar shekel (14.13g). head of melkarth right/eagle stg l, right foot on prow, palm branch over shoulder, club to left, pme above, kp & monogram to right. h-1620, rpc-4658, pr-1418.. vf/ef, bit o.c. nice for late issue of this "jerusalem" type shekel. 30 pieces of silver, shekel of tyre. like the above coin, this was struck during the life time of jesus, but it is much nicer. $1250+


*44 arabia. himyarites & sabaeans. c. 50-100 ad. ar half drachm (1.12g). male head right in circle/small head right, legend around, scepter right. sng ans-1575-1594. superb ef/au. $200


*45 parthian kingdom,gotarzes ii. 40-51 ad. bi tetradrachm (13.03g). bare-headed bust left/king seated right on throne, tyche standing left before him, giving him diadem and holding cornucopia. seleukid year 363 = 51/52 ad. shore-363, sell-65.28-32. avf. the tetradrachms of gotarzes ii were dated to the seleukid calendar with both the year and the month, although in most cases, as with this coin, the month is off the flan. this coin, dated to his last year, seems to be very rare and i can find no record of one being offered in recent years. $250


*46 ptolemaic egypt.ptolemy iv, philopater. 221-205 bc. ae39 (46.96g). head of zeus-ammon right/eagle standing on thunderbolt, e between legs. sng cop-224, svo-974. vf, reverse tooling. $125+


A few greek imperial coins, also see lots 11 & 21 to 28

*47 phrygia,eumenea. domitia, wife of domitian. ae14 (2.18g). draped bust of domitia right/cybele seated left, with patera and drum, with name of kl terent hylla, the high-priestess. rpc-ii, 1388. nice fine, green patina. rare. ex alex malloy. $150?


*48 syria. antioch. as a roman province under marc antony, year 9. 41/40 bc. ar tetradrachm (13.90g). head of philip philadlephos right (issued after his death)/zeus seated left, holding nike and scepter. year 9 = 41/40 bc. prieur-9, rpc-4132. f/vf. $150


*49 phoenicia. tyre. gallienus. 253-268. ae27 (16.73g). radiate bust of gallienus right wearing palladium and cuirass/temple of astarte with six columns, astarte standing in center, palm-tree, flaming altar & shell in exergue. bmc-26, 476. gf/vf. very rare reverse type, seldom offered. $400


*50 roman egypt,alexandria. agrippina, jr., wife of claudius, mother of nero. ae diobol (25mm, 12.85g). bust of agrippina jr. right/bust of euthenia right. date is unclear, but presumably year 13. emm-103, milne-124. g/vg and rare. ex christian blom. $75+


*51 roman egypt, alexandria. sabina, wife of hadrian. bi tetradrachm (25mm, 13.04g). laureate bust of hadrian right/diademed bust of sabina right. year 13. emm-886, curtis-504. choice vf+, some encrustation. exceptional condition. $200+


*52 roman egypt, alexandria. severina, wife of aurelian. 27-273 ad. bi tetrardrachm (21mm, 7.08g). draped bust right/eagle standing left, head turned back right, year 6. curt is-1829, emm-3966. choice vf, small flaw reverse. $100+






ANCIENT ROMAN AND BYZANTINE COINS   (back to top)

*53 republic. m. aemilius scarus & p. plautius. hypsaeus. c. 58 bc. ar denarius (3.83g). king aretas kneeling right beside camel, presenting olive branch rex aretas in ex./ jupiter in quadriga left, brandishing thunderbolt, scorpion below horses, legends above, to right and in ex. sr-379, hen-1441 (740), aemila-8. vf/ef, reverse a touch off-center. struck to commemorate the defeat of aretas iii who was a supporter of john hyrcanus ii against his brother judah aristobulus ii. one of the nicest we've offered in many years. $400


*54 augustus. 27 bc-14 ad. ar denarius (3.24g). bare head of augustus right/young heifer right. sr-1593, ric-475. vg-f. well centered and well struck, very decent for grade. an affordable example of a beautifully designed and popular coin. $350+


*55 tiberius. 14-37 ae as (10.55g). laureate head of tiberius left/s-c either side of winged caduceus. sr-1771, ric-59. choice vf. $450


*56 caligula. 37-41 ad. ae as (11.77g). bare head of caligula left/vesta seated left, holding patera and scepter, s-c to either side and vesta above. sr-1803, ric-38. choice vf, some very light tooling in obverse field. a very nice example of this popular coin. $450


*57 agrippa, died 12 bc. issued by his grandson caligula 37-41 ad. ae as (11.12g). head of agrippa left, wearing rostral crown/neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident, s-c to either side. sr-1812, ric-58. vf+, nice dark green-brown patina. $300+


*58 antonia,mother of claudius. died 37 ad. ae dupondius (12.81g). her bust right/ claudius standing left, holding simpulum. sr-1902, ric-92. fair/poor, but portrait isn't bad. rare. $50+


*59 domitian. 81-96 ad. ar denarius (3.53g). laureate bust right/minerva advancing right holding javelin and shield. sr-2729ff, ric-194. nicely toned vf. $75+


*60 trajan. 98-117 ad. ar denarius (3.03g). laureate bust right/hercules, nude, standing facing on pedestal with club and lion's skin. bmc-85, rsc-234, ric-49. toned f-vf. $75+


*61 trajan. 98-117 ad. ar denarius. his laureate bust right/victory, naked to waist, standing left, leaning on column, holding wreath and palm. bmc-227, rsc-425, ric-194. choice ef+. scarce reverse type. in specially designed colored case with pictures of statues of trajan and plotina to either side by capital plastics. $350


*62 sabina,wife of hadrian. ae sestertius (23.22g). draped bust right/vesta seated left holding palladium and scepter. sr-3942, ric-1036. attractive fine+. purchased from john aiello in 1972, with his ticket included. ex duke of argyll collection. $125+


*63 sabina,wife of hadrian. ae dupondius (15.66g). draped bust right/pietas seated left, holding patera and scepter. sr-3946, ric-1039. avf with black patina, but fields a bit rough. all sabina dupondius are very scarce, this type especially so. $125+


*64 diva faustina sr. (deified wife of antoninus pius). ae sestertius (23.26g). draped bust of faustina sr. right/aeternitas seated left holding phoenix on globe and scepter. sr-4606, ric-1103a. nice f+, a couple of old scratches. uncommon reverse type, mostly seen in far lower condition. ex john aiello, with his ticket included. $125+


*65 divus antoninus pius. died 161 ad. issued by marcus aurelius in honor of pius in 161 ad. ar denarius (3.36g). bare head of pius right/pyramid crematorium in 4 storeys. sr-5193, ric-438. nice ef, well centered, outstanding portrait. $300


*66 lucilla,wife of lucius verus. ae sestertius (22.66g). draped bust of lucilla right/ fecunditas seated right, holding child at breasts; child before and behind her. sr-5499, ric-1736. gd fine/fine nice green patina, reverse a bit rough. $100


*67 lucilla. ae sestertius (25.55g). draped bust right/venus enthroned left holding victory and scepter. sr-5508, ric1773. nice f-vf. $150+


*68 lucilla. ae sestertius (26.08g). draped bust right/vesta standing and sacrificing at altar left. sr-5510, ric-1779. gd fine. $150+


*69 crispina,wife of commodus. ae sestertius (22.22g). draped bust right/salus seated left, feeding snake arising from altar. sr-6010, ric-672a. f, somewhat flat in spots. $90


*70 septimius severus. 193-211 (201 ad). ar denarius (2.32g). bearded laureate head right/severus in military attire standing left, sacrificing over tripod-altar and holding spear. sr-6357, ric-167a. nicely toned vf+. $75+


*71 julia domna,wife of septimius severus. ae sestertius (28.65g). draped bust right/ cybele seated left on throne holding a branch, resting on drum and flanked by two lions. sr-6628, rc-589. gd fine/fine. $175+


*72 plautilla. wife of caracalla. died 211 ad. ar denarius (3.23g). draped bust right/ pietas standing holding scepter and child. sr-7072, ric-367. ch. vf, small flan cut. $100+


*73 geta. 209-211 ad. ar denarius (3.23g). (as caesar 201 ad). bare head right/geta standing left holding branch and scepter. sr-7194, ric-15b. toned vf+/vf. $75+


*74 julia maesa. grandmother of elagabalus and severus alexander. ar denarius. her draped bust right/pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding box of incense. sr-7754, ric-263. choice toned ef+. in specially designed colored case with pictures of statues of her grandsons to either side by capital plastics $300+


*75 julia maesa. ae sestertius (21.28g). draped bust right/pietas standing left, sacrificing at altar and holding box of incense. sr-7763, ric-414. nice fine, greenish patina, peeling in places, squarish. ex john aiello and scarce. $100+


*76 severus alexander. 222-235 ad. ae sestertius (17.41g). laureate bust right/mars advancing right, holding spear and shield. sr-7979, ric-635. fine+, bit porous, some tooling. $75


*77 orbiana,wife of severus alexander. ae as (10.18g). draped bust right/concordia enthroned left holding patera and double cornucopia. sr-8195, ric-656. avf with nice green-brown patina, but somewhat porous and some verdigris spots. nicer than the one that sold for $300 in our sale 39e. $200+


*78 julia mamaea,mother of severus alexander. ar denarius (3.05g). bust right/vesta standing left, holding palladium and scepter. sr-8217, ric-360. ef. $75+?


*79 julia mamaea. ae sestertius (22.52g). draped bust right/felicitas standing, legs crossed, holding caduceus in right hand and resting left arm on column. sr-8228, ric-676. vf/f, field slightly porous. attractive. $100+


*80 julia mamaea. ae sestertius (17.56g). draped bust right/felicitas seated holding caduceus and cornucopiae. sr-8229, ric-679. fine, a bit porous. $75+


*81 gordian iii. 238-244 ad. silver antoninianus (4.32g). radiate bust right/fortuna seated left. ef/vf, a bit oxidized but nice coin. $40+?


*82 otacilia severa, wife of philip i. ae sestertius (18.33g). draped bust right/ concordia seated left holding patera and double cornucopia. sr-9164, ric-203a. vf, but somewhat tooled fields. $75?


*83 herennia etruscilla,wife of trajan decius. ae sestertius (15.02g). draped bust right/feciunditas standing left, her right hand extended to child standing at her feet, holding cornucopiae in left. sr-9504, c-9. vg-f. $60+


*84 mariniana,deified wife of valerian and mother of gallienus. bi antoninianus (2.91g). veiled bust right on crescent/peacock standing facing, head left, tail in splendor. sr-10067, ric-3. toned f/vf. scarce type. $125+


*85 mariniana, ae sestertius (12.29g). draped bust right/peacock standing, tail in splendor, head right. sr-10073v, c-7. vg, scratches in field. very scarce. $150+


*86 galeria valeria,wife of galerius. bi follis (5.89g) of thessalonica. bust right/ venus standing left holding apple and lifting drapery behind left shoulder, sm*t*s in exergue star to left, gamma to right. ric-14592. vf, field a tad porous. $50+


*87 delmatius,as caesar. 335-337 ad. ae 3/4 (17 mm, 1.63g) of siscia. laureate bust right/2 soldiers standing either side of standard, sis in ex. ric-7, p. 256, sr-16894. gvf, a tad rough. scarce. $75


*88 constantius ii. 337-361 ad. ae centenionalis (3.23g) of aquileia. bust right/ emperor, holding standard with chi-rho, two captives in front. scarce w chi-rho & vf. dramatic double strike! $75+


*89 jovian. 363-364 ad. ae 3 (2.65g) of rome. bust right/vot v mvlt x in wreath. ric-8, 333, sr-4087. avf, irregular flan. $75


*90 valens. 364-378 ad. ar siliqua (1.71g). bust right/vot/x/mvlt/xx in four lines within wreath; ant in ex. ric-9, 34. choice ef, obverse flan crack. perfectly centered, extraordinary portrait! $450


*91 aelia flaccilla,1st wife of theodosius i. ae2 (4.72g) of antioch. draped bust right/flaccilla standing facing, head right, arms folded at breast, ant epsilon in ex. sr-4192 similar, ric-62. vf, but a bit rough. $50


*92 eudoxia,wife of arcadius (and the "real" ruler of the eastern empire). ae3 (2.69g). draped bust right, "hand of god" above/eudoxia enthroned, facing, "hand of god" above. sr-4240 sim. avf/af. nice portrait, reverse weak, mint uncertain. $50+?


*93 eudoxia. ae3 (2.48g) of constantinople. draped bust right "hand of god" above/ victory seated right, inscribing christogram on shield set on cippus, consa in ex. ric-101. f+/f. $75+?


*94 byzantine. anonymous follis, attributed to nicephorus iii. c. 1078-1081 ad. ae follis (5.36g). nimbate bust of christ facing, raising right hand and holding gospels/ornate cross on floral ornaments. sb-1189, class i. vf, thus much nicer than usually seen. $75+


95 Group of coins. Faustina I Sestertius, Venus standing right; Julia Mamaea Sestertius, Vesta standing holding patera and scepter; Otacilia Severa Sestertius, Concordia seated left; Helena Centenionalis, of Heraclea; and Theodora AE3, of Treveri, Pietas standing holding child. 5 coins mostly Fine or so, the last not as nice. $125+?

96 Group of coins.Postumus Antoninianus, Providentia stg left; Otacilia Severa Sestertius, Concordia seated left; Salonina AE 29 of Perga in Pamphylia Tyche standing with cornucopia; and Irish 1693 Half Penny of William and Mary. 4 coins, the first two Fine, the last two VG. $75?




LITERATURE: (MOSTLY) NUMISMATIC   (back to top)

97 Anthony, John. Collecting Greek Coins. 1983, Cardcover. 300+ pages. A great introductory book. Slightly used. $15?

98 Berlin Howard M. The Coins and Banknotes of Palestine Under the British Mandate, 1927-1947. 2001 HC New. The last we offered in auction sold for $45 in 2009. $40

99 Castán, Carlos and Juan R. Cayón. Las Monedas Españolas desde Don Pelayo a Juan Carlos I. Años 718 A 1979. Over 1150 pages, hardcover. An early edition of the standard work on Spanish coins. Prices are basically outdated and the binding is broken but still a very good reference with hundreds of plates. In Spanish. $15+?

100 Daniel III, Howard. Democratic Republic of Vietnam: Coins and Currency. Dunn Loring. 1995. 320+ pages, almost as new. Hardcover. $30

101 Eimer, Christopher. British Commemorative Medals and their Values. 1987, Hardcover with dust jacket. 260 pages, profusely illustrated. Dust jacket worn with some tears, book somewhat used but not badly so. The first edition of this standard work. $20

102 Fontanille Jean-Philippe & Sheldon Lee Gosline. The Coins of Pontius Pilate. 2001 cardover. Warren Center. New, but cover has been mishandled and exhibits folds and wear. The ultimate study of these fascinating coins. $20?

103 Franquinet, Guy and Dr. Ing. Peter Hammer, Hartmut and Lothar Schoenawa. Litzmannstadt...A Chapter of German Monetary History. Crailsheim 1994. HC. New. In English and German. Somewhat controversial. $35

104 Friedenberg, Daniel M. Jewish Medals From the Renaissance to the Fall of Napoleon (1503-1815). 1970. HC. New with dust jacket (some faults on jacket). $25+

105 Grant, Michael. The Roman Emperors: A Biographical Guide to the Rulers of Imperial Rome 31 B.C. - A. D. 476. 1997, edition. Hard cover with dust jacket. 365+ pages. Some tape residue on jacket. If you collect Roman coins, or are even thinking about it, this book is a must. $20+?

106 Hendin, David. Guide to Biblical Coins. 4th Edition. 2001. HC with dust jacket. New York. Green Cover. New, still in shrink wrap. $60

107 Hendin, David. Guide to Biblical Coins. 5th Edition. 2010. HC with dust jacket. New York. Blue Cover. New, still in shrink wrap. The latest and the best edition. $85

108 Hendin, David. Not Kosher. Forgeries of Ancient Jewish and Biblical Coins. 2005, New York. A most important book which can save you thousands of dollars. 220 plus pages, profusely illustrated. New, still in shrink wrap. $50

109 Jenkins, Kenneth and Ulla Westermark. The Coinage of the Kamarina. 1980 Hardcover, slightly soiled dust jacket. Published by The Royal Numismatic Society, London. 270 plus pages, 50 plates. The standard reference for this field. $50

*110 josephus. the works of josephus. 1791 in four volumes. york, uk. "the celebrated, war-like, learned, and authentic jewish historian". in 4 volumes. leather bound, foxed, covers loose and well used, but still readable and no doubt rare. each with numerous plates. ex-library of william laughlin of guerney villa (1854). volume iv with his book-plate, the others with just his name. flavius josephus was the 1st-century roman-jewish historian who gave us, in many ways, the best contemporary history of the jewish war, the martydoms of the maccabees and some of the earliest history of jesus christ outside of the gospels. this 4-volume set seems to contain his entire known works. in our sale 27c (1997) we sold one volume only discussing the destruction of jerusalem for $90. seldom offered for sale. obviously could stand a complete rebinding and repair. $100+


111 Kharitonov, Dmitri. Jewish Paper Money in Russia. Prague. 2003. 136 pages, Cardcover. New. Fully illustrated (color) with valuations (low) in two grades. This covers the turbulent period of 1917-1920. In English and Russian. $35

112 Kindler, Arie. Coins of the Land of Israel: Collection of the Bank of Israel. 1974. English edition. HC, with torn dust jacket. Not often offered. Somewhat used. $25

113 Kraay, Colin M. Archaic and Classical Greek Coins. 1976 Sandy Durst Reprint. New York, Hardcover. Perhaps the best general study and introduction to these early coins (and certainly not just for the beginner). Includes 64 plates of illustrations. New. $70+

114 Kroh, Dennis J. Ancient Coin Reference Reviews. 1993. First edition, 100+ pages. Blue cardcover. Slightly used, cover shows more wear than contents does. A very useful and important book, which rates ancient coin references by stars. $10+

115 May, J. M. F. The Coinage of Abdera 540-345 BC. 1966 Hardcover, London. Published by the Royal Numismatic Society. Small stain on cover from label being removed. 295 plus pages, 20+ plates. The standard work in its field, seldom offered for sale. $75?

116 Meshorer, Y. with Paul Rynearson and Claudia Wallack Samuels. The Numismatic Legacy of the Jews: As Depicted by a Distinguished American Collection. New York. Forward by Leo Mildenberg. 2000. Hardcover with dust jacket. $75

117 Meshorer, Y. Sixty Economic Developments of Eretz Israel. 1870-1944. The Sidney Olson Collection in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. CC. In Hebrew and English. An impressive book that is a must for any collector of Judaic Financial Paper. With wonderful color images. $50

118 Mitton, Charles L. Ethnic Groups, Artifacts and Traditional Money of Africa: Cross Reference Guide. Denver. 170+ pages, spiral bound. Chuck Mitton is one of the true sources of knowledge about this field. He has been collecting African numismatic material, of all kinds, for many years and has been an instructor at the ANA's summer seminar. He lists and sorts the confusing names and objects, by country, name and ethnic group. Retail price is $33. $25+

119 Narbeth, Colin and David Lyon. Successful Investing in Stamps and Banknotes. 1975. Hardcover with dustjacket. 135 pages. Slighty used, with some tape on jacket. $15

120 Nathanson, Alan J. Thomas Simon: His Life and Work 1618-1665. 1975. London, A most interesting study, not only of Simon's die engraving but of his life. Virtually as new, with some degree of wear shown on original dust jacket. Hard cover. $15+

121 Negev, Avraham. The Inscriptions of the Wadi Haggag, Sinai. 1977. #6 in the Qedem Series by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hardcover. Slightly used. A study of Nabatean graffiti, from the same series as Meshorer's Nabatean Coins. $25

122 Purves, Alec. Collecting Medals and Decorations. 1978 (3rd edition) Hardcover with dustjacket. 235+ pages with numerous plates and line drawings. Pub. by Seaby. $25?

123 Rochlin, Harriet and Fred. Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West. 1984, Hardcover with dust jacket (torn). 240+ pages, profusely illustrated. A great read. $25?

124 Schwarz, Ted. Coins as Living History. 1976 Hardcover with dust jacket. 220 plus pages, 17 chapters that make history come alive. Dust jacket shows some wear. $15+

125 Sear, David. Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume I:Europe 1978, HC with dust jacket. Virtually as new, but corners a bit bumped. Still the most widely used book in the field. In our sale 34E we sold a similar copy for $55! $45

126 Stahl, Zvi. Jewish Ghetto' and Concentration Camps' Money (1933-1945). London 1990. HC. New with English translation by Rebecca Sternberg. Mishandled. $30+

127 Wirgin, Wolf and Siegried Mandel, The History of Coins and Symbols in Ancient Israel. 1958 HC with dust jacket. A scarce seldom-offered book. Slightly used, dust-jacket torn. Full of mis-information and errors! Buy as a book collector, not a numismatist. $15

128 3 Auction Catalogs. Pine Tree Auctions 1974-1976. April-May 1974 The Promised Lands Coin Auction Sale, April 1975 The Altman-Haffner Sale, May 1976 The Raphael Ellenbogen Collection. All 3 with prices realized. The first three of the great Herb Melnick organized auction sales held in conjunction with the annual AINA convention which showcased exceptional Israel, Palestine and related Judaic numismatic material. The first two with US coins as well and especially strong in US colonial material. Each catalog has a sticker on the cover. Some pencil graffiti but not bad. Very important catalogs for any collector, dealer or researcher of this material. $50+

129 American Journal of Numismatics 22. 2nd Series. 2010. Hardcover, as new. 200 plus pages, 59 plates. Articles by Hoge, Hoover and Vagi among others. $25+

130 Group. An Outline of Ancient Greek Coins by Zander Klawans (1959, Racine); Reading and Dating Roman Imperial Coins by Klawans (1959, Racine); The Thomas Ollive Mabbott Collection: Part One: Coins of the Greek World, catalogued by Hans Holzer and sold by Hans Schulman, June 1969. With Prices realized, but without photos, and two copies of the Frederick S. Knobloch Collection of Ancient Greek Coins as sold by Stack's June 1970, one of which has a notation to the collector signed by Mr. Knobloch. 5 volumes, the first three have either some pages and or listings torn or cut-out. Some damage, to the catalogs. Sold as is, no returns. $15+?




MODERN AND MEDIEVAL: COINS, TOKENS AND MEDALS   (back to top)

131 Angola. Portuguese Africa. 1763. 1/2 Macuta. Crowned Arms on globe/Rosettes and denomination within beaded circle. Cr-6, KM-11. Attractive VF, small rim bump. $45

*131a argentina,republic. 1896 1 gold argentino. capped head of liberty right/arms. fr.14, km 31, nice unc. a few bagmarks and nicks, an obvious one on cap. $450+


*132 argentina. railroad medal. anatuya to chaco industrial rr. 1904. silvered bronze 45mm by j. gottuzzo. female figure left, steam engine and cars behind her, legend below/legend. struck for the completion of this section of the railroad. ef. $50


*133 australia. melbourne, jno. andrew & co. 1862. penny token. legend/emu and kangaroo. sk-19, km-tn15, a-13. vf+, a few rim nicks. $100


*134 australia,tasmania. pair of i. friedman tokens. 1/2 penny and penny 1857, km-tn72 & 73, a-135 & 137. i friedman was pawnbroker on argyle st. in hobart. f-vf, marks in field. $50+


*135 australia. melbourne, hide & de carle. 1857. penny token. legend above crowned lion standing left in center/justice seated left, date below. ren-220 (?), a-230, km-tn104. ch. vf+, a few minor bumps. $75


*136 australia. melbourne, hide & de carle. 1858. half penny token. legend above crowned lion standing left in center/justice seated left, date below. ren-234, a-246, km-tn103. vf+, obv. rim nick. $100


*137 australia. melbourne, g. & w. h. rocke. 1859. penny token. crowned lion in center of legend, stop after g./seated justice left with scales, scale pans level with last stroke of m. ren-456, a-467, km-tn206. vf. $110


*138 australia. melbourne, t. stokes. 1862. penny token. australian arms/vine leaf. a-546, ren-510, km-tn-236.1. vf, flan crack in center. $120


*139 australia. melbourne & maldon. warnock bros. 1861. penny token. seated justice left/australian arms, "peace & plenty" above. ren-575, a-603, kn-tn262. vf. $100


*140 australia. george v. 1923. six pence. y-10, km-25. toned ef. $150+


*141 australia,george vi. 1948 6 pence. y-17a, km-38a. choice bu. $50+


*142 austria. salzburg. maximilian gandolph. 1681. 3 kreuzer. two shields of arms, date above, value below in inner circle/st. rupert facing with salt box and crozier in inner circle. km-228, probszt-1687. au. $75+


*143 austria,salzburg. johann ernst. 1694 15 kreuzer, probszt-1694, km-278. arms in diamond, date around/saints rupert and virgil in diamond with value as "15", rather than iv, below. nice unc., but very light tooling in fields. $100?


*144 austria. 32nd assembly of german natural scientists and physicians in vienna. bronze 69mm medal 1856 by c. radnitzky. enthroned goddess with the city coat of arms of austria and vienna with 2 circles of inscriptions with the medallions of 4 austrian emperors/six lines of inscription, including many-breasted woman of nature in center, and signs the zodiac around the outside. wurz-9330, hauser-4558, brettauer-2416. ef in original wooden case. scarce as such. $100+


*145 austria,alfred grünfeld. 1902. bronze 50 x 72mm uniface plaque by j. tautenhayn. his bust right. niggl-771. 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. for another grünfeld medal, see lot 587. $40


146 Austria, Republic. 600th Anniv. Union with Tyrol. 1963. 50 Schilling. Y-110, KM-2894. Ch. Proof. $50

147 Austria. Republic. 1967. 50 Schilling. Centennial of Blue Danube Waltz. Y-118, KM-2902. Proof. $40+

*148 azores,luis i of portugal. 1866 5 reis. y-1, km-13. vf-ef. key date of short type. $75


*149 barbados? nd 1820-1830. ib countermarked on us large cent. the ib countermark (for isle barbados?) is sharp and clear, the coin not so much. duffield-958ff, brunk-20940, hallenbeck 9.001. duffield's listing is on a british george iii copy of a half-penny, but hallenbeck and brunk give the host as us large cents and in brunk's case other coins and tokens as well. at one time some thought that the ib countermarks were 20th century fantasies but research by russ rulau proved that ib were legitimate 19th century issues. coin g-vg, c/m vf. $35+


150 Belgian Congo, Leopold II. 1891 50 Centimes. Y-5, KM-5. Nice VF. $50

*151 belgium,antwerp. under siege by french troops of napoleon. 1814-v 5 centimes. cr-1.3, km-2.2. vf/vg, some marks in field. $60


*152 belgium,brabant. johann iii. 1312-55. silver esterlin. 4 lions in shield/cross. demay-193, de witte-350. vf. $100?


*153 belgium. brussels. anonymous local coinage. 1235-1280. ar denier (.53g). windmill type cross of brabent/bridge or gangplank. scmf-7369, dw-98. nice vf. $160


*154 belgium. liege. maximilian henry, archbishop of cologne, bavaria etc. 1674. patagon. bust right/capped eight fold arms. km-80, dav-4294. f/vg. decent looking 17th century crown. $150+


*155 belgium,abraham ortelius. 19th century. bronze 46.5mm by jean-henri simon as part of his series on illustrious men of the low countries. high relief bust left/5 line legend. oretelius was a flemish cartographer and geographer, generally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas. forrer, 5, p. 516, jewish minters and medalists page 49. vf-ef, some nicks and marks. $50+


*156 belgium. baudouin i. 1954. 20 francs. french legend belgique. scarce date. y-59, km-140.1. lightly toned unc, some bagmarks. $70+


*157 belgium. baudouin i. 1955-fr 20 francs. y-59, km-140.1. helmeted head of mercury right, small caduceus divides the date at left/rampant lion with shield left, belgique to left. lightly toned ch. unc/bu with a few bagmarks. an extremely rare coin in this grade which the standard catalog values at $1200. heritage sold an anacs ms-64 at $1100 (+buyer's fee) in january of 2011. this is the last year of issue and no doubt most were melted. $850+


*158 bohemia. john the blind of luxembourg. 1310-1346. ar prager groschen (3.65g) of kutna hora. crowned rampant lion left, (star) grossi · prag ns s (star) (lis stop/crown, + d i : gratia · r x : bo mi /+ iohann s : primvs (double annulet and trefoil stops), saurma-396. vf, some flat spots. $140+


*159 bolivia,charles iii. 1776 jr. 2 reales of potosi. bust right/crowned arms between pillars. scarce date and assayer combination. cr-16, km-53. gd fine. $100


*160 bolivia,ferdinand vii. 1824 8 reales of potosi. bust right/crowned shield, pillars to either side. km-84, cr-47, el-69. vf. $150?


*161 bolivia. republic. 1852. 1/4 sol (quartilla). llama standing right in plain field, potosi below/mountain peak. one year type. struck slightly soft in center, but much nicer than most. y1, km-111. toned unc. cute little coin. $125+


*162 bolivia. republic. 1859 pts fl. sol. llamas beneath trees/bust of bolivar left. error, all "a"s on obverse and reverse are inverted "v"s. y-8, km-134.1. vf, obverse softly struck in center as usual. $65+


*163 brazil. pedro ii of portugal. 1863. 2000 reis. y-a19, km-466. nice au, lightly wiped. $60+


*164 british honduras. george v. 1936 1 cent. y-11, km-19. choice to gem, mostly red uncirculated. $75


*165 british honduras, george vi. 1939 1 cent. y-16, km-121. very nice red uncirculated, but some spotting. $100+


*166 british north borneo.british protectorate. 1891-h. half cent. km-1, y1. choice red & brown unc. $75+


*167 british north borneo. 1920-h 2 1/2 cents. y-4, km-4. light toned nice ef. key date of short type. $75+


168 British West Africa, George V. 1911-H. Penny. Y-5, KM-5. 1 year type. BU. $50

*169 canada. nd (1849-1853) maysenholder & bohle, montreal. bronze 26mm (half penny size) advertising token. in the center, a watch and chain, "established 1849" above and below and "maysenholder & bohle gold smiths" around the outside/"montreal" in the center, a rose above and a beaver below, "corner st. vincent & notre dame" around the outside. breton-566. vf, a few nicks. in 1894 breton wrote that there were only 31 of these pieces extant and they had sold for $15 to $25 each (120 years ago!). a more recent auction record of an ef token estimated at $150-$300 and selling for $750 (+20%) in a canadian sale in 2009 is probably more relevant. very rare. $150+


170 Canada. George V. 1912. 25 Cents. 1st year of type. Y-19, KM-24. aEF. Very nice coin. $50

171 Canada,Newfoundland. Victoria. 1882-H 20 Cents. Y-4, KM-4. Toned VF, once lightly cleaned but toning makes this a very attractive coin. $40

*172 ceylon,netherlands east indies co. colombo. 1795 1 stuiver. "c" above "voc" monogram. cr-5, km-26. crude "lump" coin. fine. $50?


173 Ceylon,Victoria. 1899 25 Cents. Y-9, KM-95. Toned Unc. $50

*174 china,kwangtung. nd 10¢. love token engraved on reverse of silver dragon coin. lil - walt engraved to either side of cross, 4 asterisks around. the cross seems so perfect that it was probably machine made, but the lil - walt is in script and i would venture to guess that those names were hand engraved. coin vf, engraving ef. $50?


*175 china,republic. year 13 (1924). 20 cash. y-312. ef, somewhat weakly struck. (as usual, see note in krause). $50+


*175a colombia,republic. 1833/2 ru of popyan. 1 gold escudo. fr-72, km-81.2. ef. seldom offered, better type. $300+


*176 colombia,estados unidos. 1881 2 1/2 centavos. y-19, km-169. bu. $50


*177 costa rica. republic. 1886 gw. 25 centavos. g. w. 9 d s. y-15.1, km-127.1. ef, lightly wiped. $50+


*178 crete,prince george of greece. 1900 2 lepta. y-2, km-2. choice brown au-unc. 2 year type. $75+


*179 crete. george. 1901. 5 drachmai. km-9, dav-118. nice fine. only crown of country. $200+


*180 cuba,republic. 1916 20 centavos. y-7, km-13.2. nice lustrous unc. $150+


*181 cuba. santiago de cuba. 1897. brass 1 centavo token. cross divides 18-97. cocina economica de santiago de cuba/un* centavo, ornament below. rulau ori-100. au-unc. $60+


*182 curacao c. 1880. j. j. naer co. "j.j.n"/1 stuiver. scholten-1409, km-tn2, rulau cur-13. ef. a rare jewish merchant token. this is at least a half grade better than the vf+ that sold for $100 in our sale 40e. $100+


183 Cyprus,Gerolamio Priuli of Venice. 1559-1567. Bronze Carzia per Cipra. Lion left/Cross with elongated pellets in each angle. Paolucci-17. F-VF. $60

*184 danish west indies.danish colony. 1848. 20 skilling. engrailed edge variety. cr-20, km-21.1. vf. $75


*185 danish west indies. 1859. 10 cents. cr-30, km-66. aef. $80


186 Danish West Indies. 1878. 10 Cents. Y-3, KM-70. aEF. $50

*187 danzig,free city. 1932 half gulden. y-15, km-153. ef. $60+


*188 denmark,christian iv. 1608 8 skilling. km-42, hede-96. crowned half length figure right/value above flat-topped shield. one year type. f/vf. $125+


*189 denmark,frederick vi. 1809-mf skilling. km-662. crowned monogram/legend with date and denomination. craig calls this a pattern. choice toned unc. a real beauty. luster under light toning. $75+


*190 denmark,frederick vi. 1836-iff 2 rigsbankskilling. cr-106, km-710. nicely toned unc. some flan flaws. $50+


191 Denmark. Frederick VII. 1855 FK/VS. 1/2 Rigsdaler. Cr-138, KM-759. aVF. $50

*192 denmark,frederick vii. 1860 1 rigsmontskilling. cr-135, km-763. mostly red unc. $75?


193 Denmark. Christian IX. 1892. 2 Ore. Scarce date. Y-9, KM-793.1. VF. $60

194 Denmark,Frederick VII. 1912 10 Ore. Y-23, KM-807. BU. Last year of Bust type. $50?

*195 denmark,christian x. 1945 2 kroner. 75th birthday commemorative. y-55, km-836. choice to gem bu. $75+


*196 denmark. gluckstadt. christian iv. 1588-1648, c. 1619. 2 skilling lybsk. mm = albert dionis or samuel jachia of marrano community of hamburg. km-8. vg. see jewish minters and medalists, page 22. gluckstadt mint. struck 1619, for the baltic trade. crowned and armored king on horseback right, holding scepter/6-line legend. struck in the style of the russian wire kopeks, for trade with the eastern baltic region. $125+


*197 denmark,gluckstadt. christian v. 1694 8 skilling. km-80.2, hede-127a. short type. crowned monogram/denomination and date. vf+, but for edge flaw. $200+


*198 djibouti. chamber of commerce. 1921. 5 centimes. horned deer left of tree. aluminum. gad-cous-24, km-tn5. lustrous au. $150


*199 dominican republic. 1877. 2 1/2 centavos. cross within wreath. y-4, km-4. bu, light toning. scarce one year type. $300+?


*200 egypt,abdul aziz. 1277/4 (1863) 5 qirsh. y-9, km-243-1, gd vf, one year type. $75+?


*201 egypt,fuad. 1924 10 milliemes. y-51, km-334. choice au-unc. $65


*202 el salvador. ferdinand vii. 1808 1 real silver santa ana la grande proclamation. bust right/santa ana grande en g around por su leal ayunta mientao 1 r. in 5 lines. grove f-154. vg-f, holed at top. grove listed this as guatemala, but later studies attribute this to salvador. in either case, this coin size proclamation piece no doubt circulated quite a bit. salvador did not issue coins until 1828. $50+?


*203 el salvador,republic. 1861 (1971?) one peso silver restrike pattern. bare head of president barrios right/shield of arms, with radiant sun over row of mountains, within wreath of coffee berries and sugar cane. bruce x5 (as km pn-3). lightly toned proof-like unc., some light hairlines. bruce writes that these was struck in 1971, another source believes they were struck in the mid-1960's by frank lapa. $125+


204 Eritrea,Umberto I of Italy. Pair of coins. 1890-M 50 Centesimi Fine and 1891-R 1 Lira VF, a few scratches reverse. Y-1 & 2, KM-1 & 2. 2 uncommon coins. $100+

*205 finland,republic. 1934. wilhelm bensow. bronze 56mm by felix hydaina (?). high relief bust of bensow left/plane above shell oil refinery. swedish legend. bensow was the head of the finnish shell co., although this medal was apparently made in sweden by sporrung & co. $40+?


206 Finland. 1965. 6 Piece Unlisted Mint or Presentation Set. 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 Pennia and 1 Markka. All in custom case as issued by the "Finland Bank". All choice Unc., but somewhat toned from case. I can recall seeing this set before. Rare? $?

*207 france. louis xiv. 1659-f (angers). half ecu. laureate bust right with long hair before ear/crowned shield of france. only 25,874 minted. km-164.7, gad-169. toned vf, die break obverse from just below lip to bottom of v. unlisted variety with "4" at top of head between dg and fr. $250


*208 france. louis xiv. 1695-i. half ecu aux palms. limoges mint. wolf under bust. gad-185, km-295.10. vg/avf. overstruck over previous coin. very rare date and mintmark combination. $500+?


*209 france,louis xv. 1723, bronze 31mm jeton. military order of our lady of mount caramel and saint lazarus of jerusalem. the grand master on horseback charging right, in full armor/crowned oval shield, with 3 lilies in center. feu-1598. vf. a similar piece sold for 100€ in 2007 in an elsen auction. $100+?


*210 france,louis xv. 1723, silver 31mm jeton. military order of our lady of mount caramel and saint lazarus of jerusalem. as above, but in silver! feu-1598. vf/ef and very rare in silver. gadoury offered a silver one in 1991 for 1200 french francs! $250+?


*211 france,louis xv. 1773 ar jeton. grand master of the order of mount carmel and st. lazarus. crowned shield of louis xviii/inscription in ten lines. feu.-600. (15.42 g) 34 mm. octagonal. $75+


*212 france,louis xv. 1744-g (poiters) 1/2 ecu au bandeau. bust of louis xv left, privy mark of huques saillard i below, 2 poppies with stem/crowned arms of france. gad-314, km-516.8 (unlisted date), cr-46. vg/f and rare. $150+


*213 france. consulate. l'an 8 (1799) centime. cr-134, km-646, gad-24. scarce date. nice brown vf+ $75+


*214 france. napoleon. nd. octagonal bronze jeton. justice seated left/book of law on table being supported by 2 eagles back to back. mitch-ii, p 1247, feu-4940. ef+ $40+


*215 france. napoleon. 1811 bronze 18.5mm. conjoined busts right of napoleon and maria louisa of austria, his 2nd wife, paris to left, rome to right and mdcccix below/ head of baby in cap (their son, napoleon ii, named the king of rome) right, xx mars to left and mdcccxi to right. ef, a few tiny nicks. this small type with the head covered seems to be very elusive. $50+?


*216 france,first restoration under louis xviii. 1814-l (bayonne). 5 francs. cr-168, km-706.4. fine. scarce short type. $75


*217 france. alexis piron. french mint medal. 1817. bronze 41mm by masson. high relief bust of the playwright piron left/legend. gallery of great men. plain edge. ch ef+, light scr. rev. see the 2 lots below for similar medals. $60+


*218 france. salomon gessner. 1818 bronze 41mm by vivier. his high relief bust left/ latin legend. issued as part of the universal enlightened men series by durand. gessner was an 18th century swiss born writer and artist. a few minor nicks and rubs at the high points but basically ef, with plain edge thus presumably an original strike. $75+?


*219 france. titianus vicelli. 1823 bronze 41mm by pietri and durand. his high relief bust tight/latin legend. issued as part of the universal enlightened men series by durand. ef a spot or two, with plain edge thus presumably an original strike. $75+?


*220 france. louis-napoleon. 1852-a. 5 francs. one year type. only crown as louis napoleon. km-773.1, y-13. toned vf, a few tiny rim nicks. $75


221 France,Napoleon III. 1853-A 20¢. Y-22.1, KM-778. Small head type. Ch EF. $60+

*222 france,napoleon iii. 1866-bb 20¢. y-27.2, km-805.2. lustrous au. $75?


*222a france,3rd repulbic. 1877-a gold 20 francs angel. fr-592, km-825. ngc ms-64. gem unc. this is in an older ngc slab when their grading standards seem to be stricter than they are now. we recently noticed an ngc ms-61 (new holder) on ebay at $560! this is much nicer. $425+


*223 france. longuyon. nd. 5 francs notgeld. societe alimentaire de l'est (eastern food society). scarce denomination. ge-1.2. vf-ef. gadoury and elie priced this at 250 francs in 1990! $60+


*224 france,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. blum was the first jew to be prime minister of france, serving in that position in the 1930s and again briefly after the war. during the war he was imprisoned in both buchenwald and dachau. scarce. this is not the common bronze medal, but a large and heavy gilded silver medal. $200+


*225 french indo-china. 1895-a piastre. y-9, km-5. au-unc, lightly wiped. the last date of the scarce 1st type of fic crown. $300+


*226 french indo-china. 1922 1 piastre. y-9a, km-5a.2. scarce short two year type without mintmark. toned ef+ $100?


*227 germany. cologne. conrad. 1238-1261. ar denar (1.68g). +sancta colonia, church facade/+chvonradvs imp, cross with pi/li/gr/im in the quarters. ch. vf+, small rim clip. $250+


*228 germany,mainz. siege coin of french occupation. 1793 5 sols, cr-3, km-603. crude f-vf. popular napoleon related coin. $75


*229 germany. pommerania, garz. bogislaus x. 1492. ar shilling. shield on cross, "92"/griffin. struck in columbus discovery year. frey-378, lev-i, 289a. fine. seldom offered type. $175


*230 germany,prussia. friedrich wilhelm ii. 1792 silver 27mm by a. abramson. homage of ansbach and bayreuth to friedrich wilhelm ii. armoured bust right/genius with a raised right hand and cornucopia stands at the altar, prussian eagle in front of altar. hoffmann-83. toned vf+. abraham abramson was among the most prolific of all german medalists. ex-karl stephens. $75+?


*231 germany. prussia, wilhelm ii. 1898. 35mm silver gedenkthaler. busts of royal couple/church in jerusalem. meshorer-2, whiting-817, haffner pem-2ff. ef, but marks in field. the gedenkthalers, or medals, struck to commemorate the visit of kaiser wilhelm and his wife to palestine in 1898 are avidly sought after by at least two collecting groups. collectors of israeli and jewish related medals are interested because on this trip wilhelm met with theodore herzl and first discussed the possibility of a jewish state in the holyland and collectors of martin luther material seek this because the royal couple visited the church of the holy sepluchre in jerusalem. professor robert whiting, who had perhaps the worlds most inclusive collection of luther material had 5 different palestine gedenkthalers in his collection which was sold via a joint venture between spink and catherine bullowa in april of 1983. $150+


*232 germany. saxony. ernst, wilhem, albrecht & margarete. (14)75 ar half groschen or spitzgroschen. shield with lion, date as 7/arms. leipzig mint (6-pointed star). unlisted by frey. levinson-i, 148, saurma-4396. ch. vf. nice example of an early dated european coin. $200+


*233 germany,saxony. ernst and albrecht. (14)82 fürstengroschen. shield with lion and arms of landsberg "82"/shield of chur-sachsen. levinson i-185, frey-232, saurma-4400. nice vf. $300+


*234 germany. saxony. friedrich august. 1807-sgh. thaler. dav-854, km-1059.1. vf. $100+


*235 germany,schaumburg-lippe. wilhelm i friedrich ernst. 1763 2/3 thaler. cr-13, dav-946a, km-17. type with "fein silber" added on reverse. toned vf and uncommon. $400+


*236 germany,empire. 1875-f (stuttgart) 1 pfennig. y-1, km-1. reddish unc., a couple of minor spots. nice coin. $50+


236A Germany,Empire. 1888-J 1 Pfennig. KM-1, Y-1. Group of 38 pieces. Hamburg mint. Nice red and brown (European) EF, although there really isn't wear so many Americans would grade these unc. Even at EF, they catalog at $15 each ($570 total.) $350+?

*237 germany. dr. ernst v. bergmann. 1836-1907. bronze 38 x 50mm. his bust/ uniface. ef. bergmann was an important german surgeon and medical professor of the 19th century. $50


*238 germany,paul ehrlich and sahatchiro. nd (c. 1909). bronze 65mm by joseph kowarzik. ehrlich and his assistant hata working in lab/hercules strangling hydra. to commemorate the conquest over syphilis. ef. forrer, vii, 514, british museum 2008, 4138.3. see the shekel, vol xi, #2, page 16. a similar medal with a museum number on the edge sold for $125 in our spring 2008 sale $100


*239 germany. weimar republic. 1931-f. 10 reichspfennig. y-41, km-40, j-317. choice unc. money trends @ 180€ - $125


*240 germany,max reinhardt. nd (c. 1936). bronze 60 mm by jaray. his bust left, his facsimile signature below. uniface. reinhardt (born goldmann) 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. $40+


241 Germany. DDR. 1984? 51mm White Porcelain Medal. Dr. Hermann Kolbe (1818-1884). His bust slightly to the right/Hunting Lodge at Moritzburg. Kolbe was an organic Chemist. Struck by Arzneimittelwerk, Dresden. In plush box with pamphlet. $30

*242 gibraltar. british (token) coinage. 1802. 1 quart. issued by robert keeling. mountains over water/castle with three towers. pridmore-10, km-tn1. vf, a bit rough. $75?


*243 great britain. henry viii. 1545. cast brass 51mm (41.44g), plated? draped capped bust right in heavy robe and chain, concentric legends henry eighth by the grace of god king of england, france and ireland, on earth under christ the supreme head of the church in england and ireland (portcullis)/king's claim to headship of the church is repeated in five lines of hebrew, six in greek, londini 1545 at base. attributed to henry basse and considered to be the first medal made in britain. eimer-26b, mi i, 47/44, jewish medals, page 91. while certainly not an original, this is a beautifully made early copy. coin galleries sold a much poorer example in december of 2009 at $475 + buyer's fee. $500+?


*244 great britain. coin weight. william iii. guinea. laureate bust right, wh in front (for william hayward)/crowned "1 guinea" 16.5mm. fine. $40+?


*245 great britain. coin weight. george iii. (1775) 13 shillings 6 pence. s.d. above 13*6 above crown/s.d. above 13*6 above 3 * 11. withers-1783f. vf, but some flaws. $40+


*246 great britain. coin weight. brass 13.7 mm. "quarter guinea" in two lines, scroll, ornaments above & below, all in incuse/1-8, scroll, tendrils and fig leaf. c/m #9, on reverse only. withers-1966 j (ff). ef $40+?


*247 great britain. george iii. 1799. half penny. one year type/5 gun ports on ship on reverse. km-647, sp-3778. ngc ms 62 brown. km values at $220, spink @£180! $150+


*248 great britain. george iii. 1807. half penny. laureate bust right/britannia seated left. c-20, km-662, s-3781. r&b au-unc., small spot above head. $150


*249 great britain. coin weight. 1821 half sovereign. lion on crown, royal mint above, 1821 below/curt weight half sovereign dwt gr 2 . 13 1/8 . withers-2251b. ef, a bit of discoloring. $30+


*250 great britain. william iv. c. 1830. from thomason's medalllic bible. wm 73mm, julius caesar murder'd in the senate house at rome around scene of caesar lying dead, surrounded by 5 senators/long legend beginning with 397 b. c. about this time the history of the old testament finished... eimer-1238, bhm-1468 choice proof-like. this is by far the nicest medallic bible issue i have ever seen. they usually come badly pitted and discolored. the condition of this is extraordinary! $150+


*251 great britain,victoria (for use in ceylon and jamaica). 1843/34 silver 1 1/2 pence. (overdate). y-3 (ceylon), y-a3 (jamiaca), km-728 (gb). choice toned au. $75+


*252 great britain. victoria. 1897 "high tide" penny. y-34, km-790, sp-3961b. choice red and brown ef+. $150+


*253 great britain. victoria. 1897. bronze 44mm. golden jubilee medal. crowned bust of victoria left, victoria by the grace of god queen of great britain empress of india/ around the outside, the victorian diamond jubilee * may her glory never dim and long legend in 10 lines in center. with original loop on top. nice ef, a few minor marks in field. this seems to be unlisted in bhm. scarce. $60+


*254 great britain. edward vii. 1902. bronze 38mm by j. moore (?). conjoined busts of edward and alexandra 3/4 to left/supported royal arms with legend around. bhm-3769 (rare). ef. a few light rim bumps. $60+


*255 great britain. wwi. victory medal. awarded to private a. goldman of the 1st cape coloured labor regiment. the great war for civilisation 1914-1919/allegorical standing victory. a few areas of oxidation, otherwise au with original ribbon. private goldman was likely british, as had he been south african, he would have received the bi-lingual reverse victory medal issued to south african forces. see lot below. $40+


*256 great britain. british war medal. 1914-1918; george v, silver, 36 mm. 1228 pte. a. goldman 1-cape c.l.r.. bust of george v left/st. george on horseback right, tranpling on shield with german eagle &fallen skull and crossbones 1914-1918 above. toned ef, with original ribbon. see lot above. $145+


*257 greece. cappadocia, kelveri. nd. 10 para (0.31g). bronze bracteate church token. st. gregory thelogus church/outer circle dotted with zig-zag design; inner circle of dots surrounded by rays; in center is "10". georgiopoulos type c. near vf. $50+


*258 greece. cappadocia, kelveri. 1884. 10 para (0.44g). bronze bracteate church token. st. gregory thelogus church/ke in center, "10" above, 1884 below, outer circle in rays. georgiopoulos type d. vf, small crack at edge. $50+


*259 greece. cappadocia, kelveri. 1888. 10 para (0.28g). bronze bracteate church token. st. gregory thelogus church/10 above 1888, dove flying denomination. latin legend around. georgiopoulos type e. choice vf+. $75+


*260 greece,george i. 1912 5 lepta. y-19, km-63. unc. one year type. $50+


*261 guadeloupe, nd (1793). "rf" in oval countermarked on french colonies 1767 12 deniers (1 sol). km-1 over km-6, cr-2 over cr-4, pridmore, p. 228, fig. 15, breen-701. this counterstamp, the only legitimate use of the rf, was authorized by the general assembly on 28 september 1793. c/m vf, coin vg-f. this not only circulated in guadeloupe but also in louisiana territory after the canadian reconquest. $75+


*262 guernsey. love token. "cs sb" hand-engraved in flowery script on 1830 4 doubles. cr-1, km-2. coin fine, engraving vf. $50?


263 Guinea,Republic. 1970 9-Piece Unlisted Proof Set in "leopard-skin-like" case. 100 Francs KM-9.1, 200 Francs KM-10 & 11, 250 Francs KM-12, 13, 14 & 21 and 500 Francs KM-15 and 16. All low mintage Proofs. The SCWC values these coins at over $425. The set itself is unlisted. In most cases these coins were issued in both 1969 and 1970. The 1970 coins are the scarcer of the coins. $350+?

*264 hungary. bela iv. 1235-1270. ar denar (.51g). tower of bastion between two lilies, with half moon below/hebrew "tsadi" in circle of flowers. h-306, r-241, jewish minters and medalists page 17. vf. one of a series of medieval coins struck by jewish minters in hungary. for another, please see lot below. $75+


*265 hungary. bela iv. 1235-1270. ar denar (.50g). facing bust, rex bela, followed by hebrew letter "tsadi"/eagle standing left, head turned right with open wings. r-246, hus-313. vf. another in the series of medieval coins struck by jewish minters in hungary. for another, please see lot above. this type not pictured in friedenberg. $75+


*266 hungary. people's republic. 1965? dr. foder jozsef. bronze 50 x 70mm plaque. bust of dr. jozsef half right, legend around/view of the entrace to the budapest public hospital (presumably), dates 1925-1965, 1945-1965 below. jozsef (1843-1901) was a 19th century hungarian physician who was among the most vocal and important figures in the area of public health and sanitation. $50+?


*267 india,western gangas, orissa. 11th-12th century. gold fanam (.31g, 6mm). elephant standing right/floral scroll. mitchner-703, porter, p. 35, 140. choice ef and well centered. a very nice example of this most attractive tiny gold coin. $60+


*268 israel. republic. first coin. 5708 (1948). aluminum. y-1, p-1, km-8. ef+, a few areas of light corrosion. the scarce date, much nicer than usual. $135+


*269 israel. 1949 25 pruta with pearl. km-12, p-12a. 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 and probably the nicest 25 pruta proof we have seen. a truly rare coin. choice to gem proof with high relief wire edge. km values this coin at $1000! $750+


*270 israel. utrecht die. 4714 (1954). 100 pruta. scarce variety, with wreath away from edge. y-10a, p-23, km-18. ef+, barely noticeable rim bruise at about 9 o'clock on tree side. $240+?


271 Israel. Group of 1 Agora varieties. 1960 Different Die, 1961 Wide Date, 1962 Different Die and 1963 inverted Reverse. 1960 and 1962 AU, 1961 and 1963 BU. 4 distinct major varieties. $75

272 Israel. Group of Agorot Series Variety coins. 5 Agorot 1961 ICI die and 1962 Small date, 10 Agorot 1961 Patcha and 1964 Straight Shin, previously known as small Date. The "Patcha" is VF, the other 3 BU. $75

273 Israel. 1958-1963. Complete set of Purim Half Shekels and first six issues of the Hanukkah series. 1961 & 1962 Half Shekels and Law, Degania, Henrietta Szold, Heroism, Italian and North African Lamps in BU and Proof. KM-31, 22, 28, 32, 34, 38 and 42. 16 coins including the scarce H. Szold Proof, all as issued. Our retail price if bought individually is $220. Some may have easily removable PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns. $175

274 Israel. Group of Purim Half-Shekels. 1961 BU (4), 1962 Proof (4), 1962 BU (4) and 1962 Proof (3). KM-31, Y-29. 15 coins, all as struck. Retail value $75. Sold as is, no returns. $50

275 Israel. Group of Hanukkah 1 Lira coins. 1958 Law BU (6), 1960 Degania BU (3), Proof (4) and 1960 Henrietta Szold BU (7). KM-22, 28 & 32, Y-17, 19 & 27. All as issued, some with PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns. Retail value $135+ 20 coin lot. $90+

276 Israel. Group of Hanukkah Lamps. 1962 & 1963. Italian Lamp BU (3), Proof (3), North African Lamp BU (8) and Proof (4). KM-38 & 42, Y-34 & 38. Retail price is $250+. All as issued, some with PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns. 18 coin lot. $150

277 Israel. Group of 1 Pound Hanukkah coins. 1961 Heroism & Sacrifice BU (3) and Proof (3); 1962 Italian Lamp BU (3) & Proof (3) and 1963 North African Lamp BU (2) & Proof (3). Our retail price if bought individually is $200+. Some may have light handling or PVC residue, which is easily removable. Sold as is, no returns. 17 coins in lot. $125

*278 israel. henrietta szold. 1960/5721. 1 lira. key to the hanukkah series. y-27, km-32. proof, small mark in field. $75


279 Israel. Group of Heroism & Sacrifice 1 Lira coins. 1961. 12 BU's and 6 Proofs. KM-34, Y-30. 18 total coins. All as issued, some with PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns. Retail value $90. $75

*280 israel. 1994. binding of isaac biblical art coins. 1 sheqel bu and 2 sheqalim proof. km-256/257, hs-29/28a. the first of the series. all the coins of the biblical arts series are becoming more difficult to find as the years go by. $90


*281 israel. 1995 solomon's judgement biblical art coins. 1 sheqel bu and 2 sheqalim proof. km-281/282, hs-30a/30a. the 2nd issue of the series. $120


*282 israel. 1996 miriam and the women. biblical art coins. 1 sheqel bu and 2 sheqalim proof. km-294/295, hs-31/31a. the 3rd issue of the series, the proof is very difficult to locate. $145


*283 israel. 2002 tower of babel. biblical art coins. 1 sheqel proof-like and 2 sheqalim proof. km-359/360, hs-35/35a. the 7th issue of the series, the proof is very difficult to locate. $145


*284 israel. 2003 jacob and rachel. biblical art coins. 1 sheqel proof-like and 2 sheqalim proof. km-375/375, hs-36/36a. the 8th issue of the series, the proof is very difficult to locate. $145


*285 israel. 2005 moses and the ten commandments. biblical art coins. 1 sheqel proof-like and 2 sheqalim proof. km-399/400, hs-38/38a. the 10th issue of the series, the proof is very difficult to locate. $145


*286 israel. 2006 abraham and the three angels. biblical art coins. 1 sheqel proof-like and 2 sheqalim proof. km-409/410, hs-39/39a. the 11th issue of the series. $135


*287 israel. 2004/5764 architecture and design. 1 sheqel and 2 sheqalim art and culture series commemorative coins. km-377/378, ac-2/2a. prooflike bu and proof. $85


*288 israel. 2005/5765 naomi shemer. 1 sheqel and 2 sheqalim. art and culture series commemorative coins. km-412/413, ac-3/3a. prooflike bu and proof. $85


*289 israel. 2010/5711 menachim begin. 1 and 2 new sheqalim. proof-like and proof. nobel prize winner series. km-479/480, np-2/2a. $160


*290 israel. menorah. 1958. 5 lirot. anniversary series. km-21, y-16. proof. choice, with light golden toning. $175


291 Israel. Bar Mitzvah. 1961. 5 Lirot. Some light handling marks. Y-28, KM-33, A-4a. Proof. Some toning. $60

*292 israel. 1963. 5 lirot. seafaring. km-39, dav-263, y-35. the key to the israel 5 pound series. ancient galley/modern steamship. very colorfully toned, a few minor marks under the ancient ship. proof. $150+


*293 israel. 1963. 5 lirot. seafaring. km-39, dav-263, y-35. the key to the israel 5 pound series. ancient galley/modern steamship. nice proof, lightly toned. $175+


294 Israel. 1958-1966. Group of 5 Lirot Anniversary Coins in Proof. Menorah, Exiles, Herzl, Negev, Seafaring, Museum, Knesset and Life. 8 choice silver crowns including the two keys, 1958 Menorah and 1963 Seafaring. Some beautifully toned. $450+

295 Israel. 1958-1967. Group of 5 Lirot Anniversary coins. Menorah, Exiles, Herzl, Bar Mitzvah, Negev, Museum, Knesset, Life and Port of Eilat. 9 of the 10 coins in the series, all Nice BU with the exception of the 1958 Menorah which has been lightly cleaned. Each coin has almost 3/4 of an ounce of actual silver. $300+

296 Israel. 1961-1964. Group of 3 5 Lirot Anniversary coins. 1961 Bar Mitzvah, 1962 Negev and 1964 Museum. Negev is Proof, the other two are nicely toned BU coins. $100+

*297 israel. port of eilat. 1967/5727. 5 lirot. 19th anniversary of independence. large stylized value/port of eilat and lighthouse. km-48, a-10b. choice frosted proof. a very nice coin! $60+


*298 israel 1995/5755. heavy variety. fao 15th anniversary. km-272, si-19a. 2 new sheqalim proof, weighing 32.26 grams instead of the normal 28.8± grams. a bit cloudy. the first that we have offered and we believe quite a bit rarer than the normal variety. $100+?


*299 israel 2010/5770. 1 & 2 sheqalim. national trails, anniversary series. km-471/472 & a-53/53a. proof-like and proof. 2 low mintage commemoratives. $150


*300 israel. 2011/5711. 1 & 2 sheqalim. dead sea scrolls. a-54/54a. proof-like bu and proof. low mintage attractive coins. $195


*301 israel. 1996/5757. yitzhak rabin. 1 and 2 sheqalim. km-297/298, si-22/22a. prooflike bu and proof. pair of silver coins. $75


*302 israel. 2006/5766. white city of tel-aviv. 1 and 2 sheqalim. first issue of unesco world heritage sites. km-419/420, wjh-1/1a. proof-like bu and proof. $110


*303 israel. 2009/5769. masada. 1 and 2 sheqalim. second issue of unesco world heritage series. km-453/454, wjh-1/1a. proof-like bu and proof. $150


*304 israel. darom yehudah. c. 1950. 2 prutot, aluminum. this is the only metal bus token of the period. used in tel aviv and vicinity. haffner 6 (1970). vf. the last we offered in our sale 38c sold for $50. $40+


*305 italian somaliland. victor emanuele iii. 1912-r 1 rupia. y-6, km-6. toned vf, couple of tiny rim nicks. $120


*306 italy,papal states. rome, pius vi. 1794 4 baiocchi. cr-75, km-1211, berman-2984. vf, light toning. crossed keys/qvat tro baioc chi in 4 lines $75


*307 italy. piedmont republic (under napoleon). anno vii (1799). mezzo (1/2) scudo. legend around wreath, value in wreath/standing figure with hand on fasces with liberty cap. old tag included. cr-2, gig-1, var-1006 (r). toned avf, but rough edges. rare, catalogs $800 in vf! $450


*308 italy,venice. antonio venier. lxii doge. 1382-1400. ar grosso (1.89g). the doge and st. mark standing and facing, holding banner between them, anto venerio' sm veneti dvx/christ seated facing on throne + tibi lavs 3. gloria. paolucci-3, biaggi-2855. toned vf. this seem to be the reduced weight type 3. $75+


*309 italy. venice, antonio venie. lxii doge. 1382-1400. ar grosso (1.75g). another, not quite as nice. avf, but clipped. $65


*310 italy. victor emanuel iii. 1903. 25 centesimi. short type. y-37, km-36. vf+, couple of rim nicks. $75


*311 italy,vatican. 1964 pair of medals commemorating pope paul vi visit to the holy land in 1964. 1) 50mm bronze, bust of pope just slightly to the right/st. peter facing forward, st. peter's basilica at left, 3 crosses on hill to right. latin legend concerning a traveler returning to the holy land. obverse by lorioli and varisco, reverse unsigned. 2) silvered 50mm, bust of paul left, same reverse as previous. obverse by cost-affer. $40+? [image-2 (silver)]


*312 japan,meiji. year 42 (1909). 50 sen. y-31. choice lightly toned bu. $75+


*313 kenya. republic. 1991. 1000 shilling. bust of president daniel toroitich arap moi right/arms, silver jubilee of central bank. km-26. proof. km values at $500! $400+


*314 korea. railroad check or id. nd. bronze 33. railroad in center of wreath, flag above/legend. ef. $30+?


315 Luxembourg. Grand Duchy. William III of Netherlands. 1855. 5 Centimes. Short type. Y2.2, KM-22.2. Nice brown EF. $75

*316 macau. portuguese overseas province. 1978. 100 patacas. 25th anniversary of macau grand prix/race car without advertising. y-8a, km-11. proof. $125+


*317 macau,portuguese overseas province. 1986 100 patacas. year of the tiger. bu. y-30, km-34. according to the scwc only 700 pieces were struck in unc!. with original case and certificate. $75+


318 Maderia Islands, Portuguese Colony. 1842 Pair of coins. 10 and 20 Reis. Cr-2 & 3, KM-2 & 3. 2 nice VF coins. $150+

319 Withdrawn

320 Withdrawn

*321 malta,knights of rhodes, jan captiste de lascaris de castellar (probably). 1636-47 bronze 4 tari km-68 (4.25g). date obliterated and countermarks added from the mid 17th to the late 18th century. during this period the knights of malta faced serious problems with the counterfeiting of their coins and in an attempt to alleviate this situation they continually counterstamped their 2 and 4 tari coins to re-validate them. this coin has multiple countermarks. on the reverse we can see a double headed eagle (the earliest countermark by jean-paul lascaris 1646), a crown which looks like it is the crown on top of the star of david (ramon despuig 1741) and a paschal lamb (emmanuel de rohan in 1792). on the obverse there seem to be 3 or 4 more countermarks that are almost on top of each other, one is a crown, another seems to be a fleur-de-lis and a 3rd looks like the ma monogram of francisco ximenez de texada. due to the presence of both the first and the last countermark, it seems probable that this coin circulated for the entire 146+ year period! host coin fair (but type discernible), countermarks fine to vf+. a wonderful historical coin, certainly worthy of even further research. $100+


*322 mexico,ferdinand vii. 1758 mo mm 8 reales. km-104.2, cr-17. nice vf example of the famous pillar dollar. $350+


*323 mexico,maximilian. 1866 mo peso. y-s36, km-388. ef, but cleaned. still a decent looking popular crown. $75+?


*324 mexico,republic. 1872 1/4 real of durango. km-350, countermarked with "r" at top of reverse. duffield-609. coin fine, c/m vf. according to brunk (1976), this is a municipal countermark. $50?


*325 mexico. estados unidos. 1913. caballito or horse peso. pretty slabbed coin. y-42, km-453. ngc ms62. $225+


326 Mexico,Estados Unidos. Zapata Issue. 1915 1 Centavo, one year type. Y-28, KM-416. EF, hints of red. $50

*327 mexico,estados unidos. zapata issue. 1915 2 centavo, one year type. y-30, km-420. reddish unc. $75


*328 mexico. nd. 119 mm bronze medal. aztec warrior standing to right, holding shield, below "hecho en mexico" (made in mexico)/mayan calendar which many predict shows the end of the world as we know it on 21, december 2012. large and impressive cast medal with two holes on edges at about 11 and 1 o'clock where string or wire could or was used to hang this very attractive medal. $40+?


*329 montserrat. black dog or 1 1/4 pence. "m" countermarked on 1789-a 2 sous of french cayenne (french guiana). the host coin is most likely a circulating contemporary counterfeit, the incuse "m" no doubt genuine. pridmore-8, wood-30 c/m on cr-1, km-2a. coins vg, c/m vf. $50?


*330 moravia. otto i, the handsome. 1061-1087. ar denar (.71g). hand facing down/ cross with small head or irregular triangles in each angle. cach-371. nice ef. scarce. baldwin listed a similar coin, but not as nice, for $350+ in 2008. $240


*331 mozambique. maria ii of portugal. 1853. ii reis. one year type. cr-58, km-25. brown ef, hints of red. $75+


*332 netherlands,siege of hulst. 1596 bronze jeton 30mm, 6.55g. genius of holland seated beside shield of holland in fenced enclosure, protected by foot soldier and sentry. she calls on jehovah (named in hebrew in clouds above) for protection/hand of god stretching down from cloud to hold a large shield which protects the dutch army from the spanish army at left. dug-3389, mitch-2498. nice brown vf. the last i can recall offering was in our fall 2003 sale where a slightly nicer example brought $130. $100+?


*333 netherlands. morpurgo medal. 1969? silver 66.5 mm medal by pol dom (paul ludovicus carolus dom 1885-1978). facing bust of joseph m morpurgo, "fa joseph m. morpurgo 1869-1969 antiquaires te amsterdam" around "joseph m. morpurgo 23-12-1849-29-4-1926"/facing bust, "die hoedt het oude goed, 21.12.1900 lion morpurgo 25-9-1957". the morpurgo's were a well-known jewish family in western and central europe from the early 19th century though today. apparently this medal was struck for the 100th anniversary of their antique store in amsterdam. zilver on edge $100+?


*334 netherlands. 1980. jacques schulman. bronze 50mm by js. his bust right, jacques schulman 1880-1980/4-line dutch legend. struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this venerable dutch firm. it is still in existence although now run by eddy absil. $40+?


*335 netherlands. 1985. bronze 80mm dog medal by begeer. afghan and schnauzer, large wreath and legend/amsterdam kennel club building. large and attractive medal issued for the 1985 world dog show in amsterdam that year. as struck. $40+?


*336 new zealand. george vi. 1942. 3 pence dot variety set. 2 coins in one ngc holder. "1 dot "(very rare) ms-63, 2 dots ms-64. km-7. 2 choice bu coins. in january of 2005 heritage sold an ngc ms62 for $400. this is a nicer coin and comes with an even nicer "2 dots" coin as comparison. $400+


*337 new zealand. auckland, h. ashton. 1863. penny token. legend above standing justice, date below/legend. sk-28, km-tn5. vf+, a few nicks. $100


*338 new zealand. christchurch, g.l beath & co. .nd. penny token. legend. type i, i of clothiers under t of beath, quatrefoils/lions supporting shield. km-tn-8, s-48, a-32. nice vf. $150


*339 new zealand. christchurch, g. l. beath & co. nd. penny token. legend, with ornamental crosses and i of clothiers between th of beath/lions supporting shield, with plain ended banner. sk-50, km-tn-8. nice vf, small rim nick. $120


*340 new zealand. christchurch, j. caro & co. nd. penny token. legend/standing figure using plow. sk-74, km-tn11. vf, rim nick. reverse spot. $125


*341 new zealand. christchurch, s. clarkson. 1875. penny token. inscription and foilage, type 1, church 13mm long/justice seated with scales, new zealand above, 1875 below. sk-77, km-tn13. vf. $100


*342 new zealand. christchurch, mason, struthers & co. nd. penny token. legend. type 2, scroll passes clear of ta of retail/maori head right. sk-349, km-tn-43, a-354. vf, a few small porous areas. $125+


*343 new zealand. christchurch william pratt. nd. penny token. william pratt, direct importer...clothing. type 3, i of description over a of drapery/legend 1854 as date of establishment. km-tn60, andrews-44, sk-1980-437. f-vf. $200+


*344 new zealand. auckland, s. hague smith. nd. penny token. legend, s. hague smith 20mm/head of prince albert left. no stop after 1819, 6 1/2 mm between b of born and p of prince. sk-468, km-tn63. f-vf, some marks in field. . $100


*345 new zealand. auckland, m. somerville. 1857. penny token. legend, type 1/ rose between new zealand and date. sk-481, km-tn64. ch. vf+, minor rim nicks. $120


*346 new zealand. auckland, m. somerville. 1857. penny token. legend, type 2/ rose between new zealand and date. sk-482, km-tn64. choice vf. $120


*347 norway,haakon vii. 1938 1 krone. y-52, km-385. ch. lightly toned unc. $75+


*348 palestine. mikveh israel. (c.1879) 1 para. haffner cc-4a. "broad" 1. vf+, a few minor nicks. mikweh israel around "1"/aiu. one of the nicest of these rare tokens we've handled in many years. these tokens were issued by charles netter on behalf of the alliance israelite universalle and are similar to the tokens issued by the zichron yakov wine colony founded in 1879. neither series of tokens spelled out the denomination probably to avoid upsetting local ottoman officials. however within a few years the turks decided that even these tokens without the denomination smelled of trouble and they were recalled rather quickly. that was not the case for the token listed in the next lot! $400+?


*349 palestine. templar token. nd c. 1880. 20 para brass. type 1 without "consummark". cc-13a. vf. the templars were a german protestant sect which broke away from their church and moved to the holy land in order to live a more "biblical"way of life. we presume these are also "paras" rather than piastres although later tokens issued by brisch & co, which was a templar trading house in jaffa, specifically said "piaster". $100+


*350 palestine. spinney & sons. nd (1930's?). brass 26mm token. one piaster in trade/62421. large hole in center as issued. jtm-11. near ef. rare. $100+


*351 palestine, british mandate. 1 mil. 1935. y-1, km-1. choice red unc! a couple of minor spots. $35+


*352 palestine. 1 mil 1937. y-1, km-1. mostly brown au, hints of red. scarce in this grade. $75+


*353 palestine. 1 mil. 1940. y-1, km-1. nice red & brown au-unc. just a touch of wear on the very high spots. $100+


354 Palestine. 1 Mil 1943. Y-1, KM-1. Mostly red Unc. $35

*355 palestine. 2 mils 1945. y-2, km-2. nice red and brown unc. nice looking, semi-key coin. $100+


*356 palestine. 2 mils 1946. y-2, km-2. the key date. nice ef-au, some red. $60+


*357 palestine. 5 mils 1934. y-3, km-3. key date. nice unc., hint of toning. $200


*358 palestine. 5 mils 1941. y-3, km-3. the other key date in very high grade. au-unc. $175


*359 palestine. 5 mils. 1944. y-3a, km-3a. two year world war ii type. choice red bu, a few minor spots. very attractive. $60+


360 Palestine. 5 Mils 1946. Y-3, KM-3. Nice Unc., minor spotting which is typical in uncirculated examples of this date. $50

*361 palestine. 5 mils. 1946. y-3, km-3. choice golden toned unc. $50+


*362 palestine. 10 mils 1927. y-4, km-4. bu. $75


*363 palestine. 10 mils 1927. error. y-4, km-4. struck off-center. not only is the center hole mis-shaped, the entire coin is "tilted". off center strikes by the royal mint are exceedingly rare. major off-center coins would almost never get past the inspectors but this "double error" apparently did. fine, but rare. $25+


*364 palestine. 10 mils 1933. y-4, km-4. nice au, couple of spots. one of the key dates in high grade! sold by w.p. andrews co. (my dad and brother) in the mid-1980s to a collector in the midwest. $150+


*365 palestine. 10 mils. 1937. y-4, km-4. nicely toned unc., one small spot. $150+


*366 palestine. 10 mils. 1940. y-4, km-4. choice bu, a few minor spots. $100+


*367 palestine. 10 mils 1941. y-4, km-4. uncirculated, with slightly off-center hole. the key date in high grade! $200+


*368 palestine. 10 mils. 1941. error coin. y-4, km-4. lustrous spotted au, with lamination at 12 o'clock on obverse. $100+?


*369 palestine. 10 mils. 1942. y-4, km-4. choice golden unc., with very small rim bruise at 6 o'clock obverse. $125?


*370 palestine. 10 mils. 1942. bronze world war ii type. y-4a, km-4a. beautiful choice brown unc., with red and purple highlights. one of the nicest we've had in years. $125+


*371 palestine. 20 mils. 1927. y-4, km-5. nice au-unc., some spots. all 20 mils are scarce in ef or better. $75+


*372 palestine. 20 mils. 1933. y-5, km-5. ef. a couple of minor spots, but still very nice. high grade for semi-key date! $75


*373 palestine. 20 mils. 1942. bronze wwii type. y-5a, km-5a. ef. red and brown, some marks in field. $75


*374 palestine. 20 mils. 1944. y-5a, km-5a. 2 year world war ii type. beautiful chocolate brown au with a few minor rim nicks. a key date in high grade! hershey's would be familiar with this color! $250


*375 palestine. 50 mils. 1927. y-6, km-6. nice toned au. $65


*376 palestine. 50 mils. 1931. y-6, km-6. ef. key date in high grade! $175


*377 palestine. 50 mils. 1933. y-6, km-6. lightly toned ef. $80+


*378 palestine. 50 mils. 1933. y-6, km-6. nice bu! semi-key date in high grade. $175+


*379 palestine. 50 mils. 1935. y-6, km-6. nice lightly toned unc. $50


*380 palestine. 50 mils. 1939. y-6, km-6. nice lightly toned choice to gem unc. a real beauty. $50


381 Palestine. 50 Mils. 1939. Y-7, KM-7. Group of 9 pieces, EF to Unc., mostly Unc. Some with easily removable PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns. $150+

382 Palestine. 50 Mils. 1940. Y-6, KM-6. AU, lightly cleaned. A difficult date to find in high grade. $50

*383 palestine. 50 mils. 1940. y-6, km-6. anacs ms60. attractive coin. $80+


*384 palestine. 50 mils. 1942. y-6, km-6. choice bu, light golden peripheral toning. $65+


*385 palestine. 100 mils. 1931. y-7, km-7. circulated, a few rim nicks. this is the hardest single coin of the 59-piece palestine series to acquire in any grade. $120.


*386 palestine. 100 mils. 1933. y-7, km-7. choice vf. a semi-key date and much nicer than usually seen. $150+


*387 palestine. 100 mils. 1935. y-7, km-7. lightly toned unc. $80+


*388 palestine. 100 mils. 1935. y-7, km-7. ef-au. $50+


*389 palestine. 100 mils. 1940. y-7, km-7. choice au-unc. most would call this unc., but just a trace of rub on the tips of the berries. $80+


*390 palestine. 100 mils. 1942. y-7, km-7. lustrous au. $100


*391 palestine. 100 mils. 1942. y-7, km-7. anacs ms61. attractive light peripheral toning. $90+


392 Palestine. Type Set. Complete 10-piece type set. Contains 1 & 2 Mils bronze, 5, 10 & 20 Mils in both bronze and copper-nickel and 50 & 100 Mils in silver. Dates are 1927 but for 1942 5 Mils, 1935 10 Mils, 1942-Br 10 Mils, 1942 20 Mils and 100 Mils 1935. VF to Unc., mostly EF or better. Our retail price if bought separately is more than $235. Some with easily removable PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns. $175+

393 Palestine. Type Set. Complete 10 piece type set. As above but 100 Mils is 1939 VF to Unc., mostly EF or better. Our retail price if bought separately is more than $235. Some with easily removable PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns. $175+

394 Palestine. Almost complete set. 1927-1946. 54 of the 59 coins, missing only 20 Mils 1934 & 1941, 50 Mils 1933 and 100 Mils 1931-1934. VG-AU. Key dates and highlights include 1 Mil 1940 Brown EF, 2 Mils 1946 VF, 5 Mils 1934 VF, 1941 EF, 10 Mils 1933 & 1934 VF cleaned, 1941 EF cleaned, 20 Mils 1944 AU with hints of red, 50 Mils 1931 VG, 1934 VF+ and 100 Mils 1933 VF. 54 coins, some with easily removable PVC reside. Sold as is no returns. $600+

395 Palestine. Huge Group of coins. 1 Mil 1927 (40), 1935 (14), 1937 (2), 1939 (13), 1940 (2), 1941 (5), 1942 (9), 1943 (6), 1944 (5), 1946 (3); 2 Mils 1927 (23), 1941 (10), 1942 (9), 1945 (3), 1946 (1); 5 Mils 1927 (12), 1935 (8), 1939 (8), 1942 (8), 1944 (3), 1946 (4); 10 Mils 1927 (6), 1933 (3), 1934 (2), 1935 (2), 1937 (1), 1939 (3), 1940 (9), 1942-CN (2), 1942-Br (1), 1943 (3), 1946 (1), 20 Mils 1927 (3), 1933 (1), 1935 (2), 1942 (2); 50 Mils 1927 (15), 1933 (1), 1935 (26), 1939 (7), 1940 (2), 1942; 100 Mils 1927 (8), 1935 (19), 1939 (1), and 1942 (3). 308 coins circ. to Unc, mostly VF or better. Some with easily removable PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns. $750+

*396 palestine. 1948. bronze 35mm medal. showing map of palestine (in shape of blade), with 1948 to left and filastin to right (both in arabic) with enameled green wreath around crossed swords above, church with cross atop and crescent above, all with red ribbon with two black stripes attached. presumably issued by syria. a similar piece in our sale 40e sold for $60. $50


*397 peru, ferdinand vii. 1820 8 reales of lima. bust right/crowned shield, pillars to either side. km-117.1, cr-101, el-88. nice toned vf, obverse slightly double struck. $150+


*398 philippines. republic. 1982. 25 piso. reagan/marcos. rare. y-91, km-235. proof. $350+


*399 poland,insurrection of 1830-31, revolutionary coinage. 1831-kg 2 zlote of warsaw. cr-123, gum-2538. choice au, some very light adjustment marks on reverse. very scarce. $300


*400 poland,republic. 2009-mw 20 zlotych commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the lodz ghetto. y-693, antiqued silver and 2009 2 zlotych brass. y-692, commemorating the same event. 2 unc coins. $90+?


*401 poland,republic. 2009. 2 coins commemorating poles saving jews. 2 zlote y-703, brass unc and 20 zlotych y-704, silver proof. the 2 zlote coin honors "zegota", the code name for the polish council to aid jews, an underground organization, founded in 1942 by wanda krahelska filipowicz and zofia kossak, which operated under the auspices of the polish government in exile. the silver crown depicts irena sendlerowa, zofia kossak and sister matylda getter, 3 women who risked their lives and the lives of their families to help save jews. $100?


*402 poland,republic. 2010 2 zlote y-712 brass and 2010 10 zlotych y-713 silver. 2 coins commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the auschwitz, the first unc., the 2nd proof. $100


*403 poland,litzmannstadt (lodz ghetto). 1943 5 mark. aluminum. (1.55g). km-tn2, camp-4752b, f/f po-573b. thick flan variety. choice au. the thick flan variety is much more difficult to find. since we started keeping track and identifying this variety, we have had about 3 times as many thin flans as thick flans. $125+


*404 poland. litzmannstadt (lodz ghetto),1943 10 mark. aluminum. (2.57g). km-tn3, camp-4753b, f/f po-574b. thin flan variety. vf, but for heavy ding at top center. $50+?


*405 poland,litzmannstadt (lodz ghetto). 1943 10 mark. aluminum. (3.42g). km-tn3, camp-4753b, f/f po-574b. thick flan variety. nice ef-au, a few spots. unlike the 5 mark, our very unscientific survey indicates to us that thin and thick flans of this coin appear with the same frequency. $125+


*406 poland,litzmannstadt (lodz ghetto). 1943 10 mark magnesium (1.69g). km-tn3a, camp-4753a, f/f po-574a. choice vf+, just a slight touch of porosity. one of the nicest magnesium examples we've offered in many years. $100+?


407 Portugal, Republic. 850th Anniversary. 1990. Bronze 90 mm by Paulo Guilherme d'Eca Leal. Knights on horses left, banners behind/Symbols, legend. Struck in Antique bronze. Unc. $30+

*408 portuguese guinea. 1933 5 centavos. y-1, km-1. red & brown au. one year type in high grade. $90


*409 portuguese guinea. 1933 10 centavos. y-2, km-2. nice vf+. another one year type. $75


*410 puerto rico, nd (c. 1884). fleur-de-lis countermark on reverse of us 1853 arrows at date with rays half dollar (12.03g). km-10. host coin is fine, c/m is vf. on the reverse is a square punch with a corresponding "blob" on the reverse which i believe is the place where the coin was held, while the c/m was added. very rare. $400+


*411 puerto rico. alfonso xiii of spain. 1895-pgv. 20 centavos. one year type. y-3, km-22. ef, lightly wiped. $170


*411a romania,carol i. 1890-b. gold 20 lei. fr-3, km-20. bust left/arms. bu, but somewhat baggy especially behind head. uncommon. $400?


*412 russia,catherine ii. 1795-mm 2 kopeks struck over moldava & wallachia 2 para 3 kopek type of 1772-1774. cr-58.5 over cr-3. brekke-190. vg, with portions of the under-coin visible on both sides, but especially on the st. george slaying the dragon side. $50+


*413 russia. nicholas i. 1830. rouble. eagle with wings down and short ribbon rouble coin/legend fine silver 4 zolotniks 21 dolyas & mm in wreath. j-v, 1040, cr-161, dav-282. vf. $175+


*414 russia. nicholas ii. 1898. rouble. 2 stars on edge. y-59.1. severin-1203 (scarce). vf. $100+?


*415 russia. ussr. 1927. 50 kopeks. y-89.2. au/unc. $75


*416 russia. heinrich heine. 1974. bronze 60mm. his bust right/ banner and 3 lines of russian legend. ef. scarce? there are a number of medals struck to honor heine; this is among the most difficult to fine $75+


*417 russia,livonia & estonia. elizabeth petrovna. 1757. 4 kopeks. crown above double-headed eagle/2 shields with bow above. rare one year type. cr-2, km-2. vg. $100+?


*418 saint bartholomew. "emergency coinage" 1970. issued by robert miles reincke. his laureate bust right/ornate eagle. one shilling bruce x10. silvered brass. 38.5mm, 24.06 grams. struck at the lombardo mint in canada. reedemable for $1 us. unc, but spotted with some of the silvering "washed" away. 516 pieces were minted, 211 were redeemed. 1st we've seen. see lot 445 for a related lot. $75+


*419 scotland. william & mary. 1691. 40 shillings. conjoined busts left, "40" below/ crowned arms. s-5649, km-125. good, reverse scratch. $100+


*420 singapore. keping token. ah1250. rooster standing on pediment reading "c. r. read" (incuse)/flower "cape" (a star of 16 points), legend in bugis, "country of the bugis, one keping, 1835". the bugis language is only represented on singapore merchant tokens and a very rare 1/3 cent pattern of 1824. pridmore-33. the only singapore merchant token with the issuer's name on it and minted at the soho mint in birmingham. nice vf, scarce. $100+


421 Slovakia,Republic. (World War II, German Protectorate). 1944 1 Koruna. Y-S23, KM-6. Nice Unc., one small spot. The other 4 dates of this type are common, this is much scarcer! $50

*422 south africa,cape province. montagu. brink. bros. group of tokens. according to tokens of southern africa by maynard, these were introduced in 1944 due to the shortage of small change during the last years of world war ii and usage stopped within two years. there are two distinct types of these tokens. fiber tokens were issued first, then brass. group of 5 gray fiber tokens, 1, 3 and 6 pence and 1 and 10 shilling. each token has brink bros. bpk. at top, two florettes to either side and montagu at the bottom. the denomination is incuse in the center and the reverse is blank except for a 3 or 4 digit number incused as well. all tokens are about 32 mm, thus it would seem that these were made relatively cheaply with standard design and size for each piece and the denomination and the number were added by hand. maynard c-472, 474, 477, 479 and 480. vf+ $100+?


*423 south africa,cape province. montagu. brink. bros. group of 3 brass tokens which were issued after the fiber pieces but with the same design as the previous issue. 2 1/2 shillings 33.5 mm, 2 shillings 33 mm and 1 shilling 33.3 mm. maynard c-483, c-484 and c-486. vf-ef, a little dirty in places, the two smaller denominations exhibiting die cracks. $75+?


*424 south africa,cape province. montagu. brink. bros. 20 shillings, in red or brown fiber. about 32mm and thicker than the tokens (3+ mm) in lot 422. maynard-c476. ef. $35+?


*425 spain. barcelona, peter i. 1213-1276. ar obol (.49g). long cross, annulets in angles, petr rex/small cross, barcinona. c&c (1978)-775. toned ef. $75


*426 spain. catalonia, pedro ii (the catholic). 1196-1213. ar obol (.69g) barcelona. cross with annulets in angles/small cross, dot in center. crusafonte-301. gvf. $100+


*427 spain,charles iii. 1781 pj 4 reales of madrid. bust right/crowned shield. cr-39, km-413.1. nice f/vf. $100?


*428 spain,ferdinand vii. 1834-aj. 2 reales of madrid. cr-134, km-460.2. nicely toned ef+, some underlying luster. $60+


*429 spain. alfonso xiii. engraved on the reverse of a 1893 1 peseta (y-84, km-702) child's head type. found on infanta marie theresa july 6-98 santiago de cuba. the infanta maria teresa was an almost 7000-ton armored cruiser that was the flagship of spanish admiral cervera in the spanish-american war and was burned and beached in the battle of santiago on 3 july 1898. this, no doubt, was picked up by an american sailor 3 days later who must have spent many days at sea hand-engraving this handsome piece. coin is fine, engraving is excellent. daniel frank sedwick sold a larger 5 peseta coin taken from the same wreck in his october 2010 auction for $650 plus buyer's fee. our example is smaller but the engraving is much nicer. $100+


*430 spanish netherlands. gelderland, philip ii. 1564. 1/2 philipsdaalder. his bust left, date below divided by symbol/crowned arms on cross, crowns at sides. gh-2116b, del-62. toned fine. very attractive toning. $250


*431 sweden,oscar i. 1859-st riksdaler specie (4 riksdaler riksmynt). km-689, cr-197, dav-355. vf. $150+


*432 sweden,carl xv. 1863-st riksdaler specie (4 rigsdaler riksmynt). km-711, y-10, dav-356. vf, light scratches behind bust. $125+


*432a sweden,oscar ii. 1883 gold 10 kronor. fr-94a, km-743. bust right/arms. type two with "och" in title. choice bu, only a few light hairlines. very nice coin. $275+?


*433 sweden,gustaf vi. david davidson. 1951 silver 31 mm prize medal. his bust slightly right/beehive, wreath and legend. david davidson was one of the most prominent swedish economists of the late 19th century, building his base at uppsala where he obtained his doctorate and then went on, in 1901, to become sweden's first economics professor. scarce. this medal, dated 1951, may have been a prize medal for a student of economics. ef. $100+


*434 switzerland,confederation. 1875-b franc. y-31. km-24, divo-51. 1st year of type. uncirculated, a few light marks reverse. $450+


*435 switzerland. 1940. brass red cross pin. c. 28.5 mm 8-sided brass medelet on pin. soldier standing in front of cross, with woman holding a baby and two students behind/"for the swiss national donation and the red cross", in german, french and italian, dated 1940, with the makers name "louis meyer & co" incuse above. $25+


436 Switzerland. 1976-1986. Group of 5 Franc Proofs. 1976, 1978, 1980-1986. Murten (spotted armor type), Dunart, Hodler, Stanser Verkommnis, Gotthardbahn, Ansermet, Piccard. Music and Sempach. KM 54, 56, 58-65. 9 choice Proof coins, the Murten and the Music commemoratives becoming difficult to locate. $150

*437 switzerland. confederation. 1979. albert einstein. 2 different 5 franc commemoratives. y-62 & 63, km-57 & 58, flower 59 & 60. 2 proof coins. money trends @ 140 swiss francs ($150 us). $75+


*438 switzerland. confederation. 1987. 50 francs. shooting festival in galrus. km-s28. choice proof. $100+


*439 thailand. rama v. nd (1876-1900). baht. uniformed bust left/arms. y-34. toned vf. $75+


440 Togo,French Mandate. 50 Centimes 1925, 1 & 2 Francs 1924. Y-1, 2 & 3, KM-1, 2 & 3. 3 nice coins, VF or better. $50+

*441 trinidad. countermark "f-d" incuse on france 1861-bb 10 centimes. fd is for francois declos a barber in trinidad. duffield-1218ff, pridmore-7bff. c/m vf+ and bold, coin fine. the f-d countermark is well-known but i haven't found one listed for this french coin of napoleon iii. $50?


*442 turkey. mohammad v. 1327/1. 2 piastres or kurush. bursa mint visit coin. y48v, km-785, haffner p.175 (r). nice au-unc. $150+


*443 turkey. muhammad v. 1327/3 (1911). 2 kurus. salonika mint visit coin. y-48v, km-808, haffner page 175 (r). choice toned unc, underlying luster. $175


*444 united states. half cent. 1829. classic head. cr-13. nearly fine, liberty visible without magnification. $60+


*445 united states. c/m on 1806 large cent. s. b. s countermarked in vertical rectangle on draped bust type of us large cent. the previous owner bought this many years ago from catherine bullowa of philadelphia and believes he was told that the sbs referred to sanctus bartolomea sverige. that would make sense in that st. bartholomew was for a short time a swedish possession. however we can find no record of any such countermark and none of the standard references list this sbs countermark, so it is more likely a privately made countermark. coin vg, countermark vf. also see lots 149 and 410 for counterstamps on us coins. $75+?


*446 united states. large cent. 1855. braided hair, upright "5". cr-19. nice vf, rim bruise 7 o'clock reverse. $35


*447 united states. small cent. 1907. indian head. y-2b, km-90a. bronze type. choice red unc, small spot near bottom of reverse. $50


*448 united states. 1914 lincoln cent. mostly red unc. $50+


*449 united states. twenty cents. 1875. liberty seated. y-12, km-109. proof, slightly mishandled. a very short and rare type. $750++


*450 united states. fifty cents. 1830. capped bust, lettered edge. small "0" in date. cr-32. nicely toned attractive vf. $90+


*451 united states. 1925 stone mountain memorial 50¢ commemorative. y-c48, km-157. nice unc., light toning. $75?


*452 united states. 1925 texas centennial 50¢ commemorative. y-c49, km-167. nice unc., light toning. $125


*453 united states. 1880-s morgan dollar. y-18, km-110. proof-like bu, some light marks. $75+


*454 united states. 1882-s morgan dollar. y-18, km-110. nice au (au53+). $50


*455 united states. 1885-o morgan dollar. y-18, km-110. bu (ms63). some light toning. $65


*456 united states. 1889 morgan dollar. y-18, km-110. bu, light golden toning, one small spot at back of liberty's cap. (ms63). $65+


*457 united states. 1889-cc morgan dollar. y-18, km-110. fine, but holed between "i" and "b" of pluribus. one of the key dates of the series, made affordable by the hole and the grade. $450+


*458 united states. 1892-s morgan dollar. y-18, km-110. toned vf. $100+


459 United States. 1863. Civil War Tokens. Bust left/ 13 stars around "Wilson's" above "1", "Medal" below all in wreath, "H" at very top. and B. Maloney. Indian head to left, "B. Maloney" above, "Proprietor" below/"499 - Third Avenue" in center, "National" above and "1863" below. Both Fine or so, with rim bruise at 5 o'clock. $50?

*460 united states,montana trade token. "the swastika" above and below a 6-pointed cut-out star. same design both sides. aluminum bronze 21mm. the swastika was a saloon. vf. $60+?


*461 united states,montana trade token. "h.i.c. & co" above cutout 5-pointed star (as made) and "case's" below/good for 12 1/2¢ in trade. brass 21mm. probably used before 1915 in this coal mining town. h. i. case either sold ice cream or was a saloon. perhaps both. vf. $60+?


*462 united states,feibleman & co. nd, but probably circa 1920 from newark nj. bronze 32mm. "send us a prospective buyer's name" "this coin is good for $5.00 if we sell them a lot at hiltonia, newark's fastest growing section. feibleman & co."/swastika, "good luck" below, "membership emblem of hiltonia don't worry club". vf, but porous. we are making an educated guess that the newark in question is newark nj as there was a feibleman & co. involved in real estate and development in newark for many years. $65?


*463 united states. nd. aluminum 35mm. finder of this check is entitled to one building lot at orwigsburg gardens. ready to build your own home. white race only./"return this check within 72 hours to commonwealth development co., room 417. schuykill trust bldg. market & center sts. pottsville, penna. vf+, a few nicks. consignor purchased from charles kirtley in mid-1980s. $75+?


*464 united states. 1903 chicago centennial medal. bronze c. 39 x 41mm, plus hanger. city view through archway/1803 chicago centennial september 26th to october 1st 1903 in 7 lines, mandel bros, stamped below. with hanger for the "ways and means committee". ef. $25+


*465 united states. 1908. bronze 66.5mm by emil fuchs. struck to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ans (american numismatic society). two male figures leaning on either side of a coin press; third male figure seated in front examining a coin. archer milton huntington medal/standing female figure holding up scroll upon which is a representation of the society's building at the time and inscription. at the bottom of the obverse in two lines, exhibition 1914 incuse, edge reads charles g. dodd. it is my understanding that until the early 1920's, those who exhibited their collections (or parts of their collections) were presented with this medal. vf, seldom offered for sale. $100+


*466 united states. henry hudson. 1909 bronze, 63.5 mm. by emil fuchs. henry hudson on the halve maene's deck drawing water in new york harbor/history holds north river steamboat, flanked by navigation and commerce. struck by whitehead & hoag for the american numismatic society to commemorate the hudson-fulton celebraton. close to ef, but some toning. $100?


*467 united states. cooper union half-century medal, 1909. bronze 68.5mm. by louis oscar roty. philanthropist peter cooper facing/knowledge seated, building façade behind, with incuse dedication to sarah amelia jewitt, daughter of the founder. fascinating work of the mentor of victor d. brenner and one of the 19th century's greatest medalists. in nice round red tiffany medal box. scratch on the obverse, otherwise nice. $60+


*468 united states. (1910). happiness of home and hearth. bronze 70 mm by isidore konti. mother, father and two children under latin legend/allegorical woman walking right. konti was more well-known as a sculptor. however his 1905 medal commemorating the 250th anniversary of the jewish settlement in the us is probably the most important jewish medal ever made by an american jewish medalist. this medal is done in the same style as that one. vf, some nicks and spots. #2 in the circle of friends of the medallion series. see david alexander's wonderful american art medals 1909-1995 page, 10 and 11, variety 1, edge a. $100


There are no buyer's fees in our sales and we reduce winning bids wherever possible.

*469 united states. henry morganthau jr. bronze 73mm by sinnock & pietz. bust left/treasury building. a us mint medal originally done 1938. morgenthau was franklin roosevelt's secretary of the treasury from 1934 through 1945. for a related morgenthau item, please see lot #539. $30+?


*470 united states. william james dickey & sons. 1938 bronze 76mm by louis rosenthal. facing bust of william james dickey, founder with legend on each side/2 sheep in center, w.j. dickey & sons 1838 one century 1938 around, allegorical figures around all. see jewish minters and medalists page, 98. dickey and sons were textile manufacturers. gvf. whithead and hoag. scarce, seldom seen medal. $50+


471 United States. Golden Gate Bridge Items. 5 different medals including one silver medal by the Franklin mint, one honoring the "builder" Joseph B. Strauss and one very similar to the official medal. All as made. $50?

*472 united states. 50th anniversary of naval aviation. 1961. silver 64mm by paul fjelde. legend, hands, plane, ship/emblem and legend. as struck by medallic art co., some toning. $125+


473 United States.Roger Williams. 1963. Bronze 76mm by R. A. Weinman for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University. Bust of Williams left/Quote by Williams about Freedom to Pray (or not pray) to right, 3 people at left including, an American Indian, a kneeling Christian and a bearded Jew holding a Torah. I've had the smaller 45mm version of this medal in the past. I cannot recall offering this large size medal. Williams (1603-1683) was a Protestant theologian and an early proponent of religious freedom and separation of Church and State in America. $25+?

*474 united states. four chaplains. 1965. silver 39mm medal by e. p. four united states army chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers during the sinking of the usat dorchester during world war ii. they helped other soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own life jackets when the supply ran out; 230 of the 904 men aboard the ship were rescued. the chaplains, who all held the rank of lieutenant, were the methodist reverend george l. fox, the jewish rabbi alexander d. goode, the roman catholic priest john p. washington and the reformed church in america reverend clark v. poling. proof. only the 2nd we can recall offering in auction. in our sale 39d a similar piece sold for $70. $50+


*475 united states. statue of liberty centennial medal. 1965. silver 33.5mm. complete set of 4 silver medals. all with common obverse of the statue of liberty, with ny skyline behind, and legend around by frank gasparro. the reverse of each medal is federal hall by gasparro, museum of immigration by gasparro, castle clinto by richard fowler and ellis island by edgar zell steever. maco-65 24, 1-4, turner 12-15 and gabriel g7 13-16. all choice unc, a couple with minor spots. seldom offered set. $75+


*476 united states. leonard bernstein. 1968 silver 40mm by heinz peter. his bust right/his signature, date and name below. niggl-2638. struck for his 50th birthday. brilliant proof, a few minor spots on reverse. rare, only the 2nd i can recall having. we sold that one privately in 2003 for $115+. $100+


*477 united states. unleasing the atom. 1971. society of medallists, bronze 72mm. by hal reed. busts of einstein, rutherford, bohr and hahn/man unshackling another man. flower-27. scarce. 83rd issue. alexander page, 203, #83.1. the last we offered, in 2007, sold for $75. $60+


*478 united states. george gershwin. 1971. silver 39mm by jf. facing bust, his name at top/shield, "gallery of great americans 1971" around. franklin mint proof. $35+


*479 united states. arthur fiedler. (1971). silver 52mm by l. g. balfour. high relief bust of fielder left/4 line legend. arthur fiedler born - boston december 17, 1894 musician in incuse at bottom artists name and sterling silver. struck to commemorate his 75th birthday. very scarce. fiedler was the long time leader of the boston pops orchestra. toned. we can only recall having this once before in 1998 when we sold one privately for $75. $75+


*480 united states. walter mondale. 1977. error inaugural medal. bronze 41/44mm. his bust/legend. struck about 20% off-center. au. $50


*481 united states. german-american tricentennial. 1983. bronze 39mm by frans kleimer. a montage of 12 americans of german origin or descent, including babe ruth (batting right handed!), dwight eisenhower, marlene dietrich, and the most prominently displayed being albert einstein/legend around a sailing ship. flower-75. in special display plaque with description of issue. $40+


*482 united states. president george bush (h.w.) the architect of peace. 1991. bronze 59mm. his bust half left, legend in english and hebrew/"desert storm, the war for peace" in english, hebrew and arabic around a globe with a band of flags (those of the coalition) around the globe. scarce? $40+


*483 united states. christopher columbus quincentennial. 1992. bronze 57mm by paul vincze. bust of columbus 1/2 right in circle, legends above and below/columbus meeting indians in "new world". struck for the magnes museum, berkeley ca.. as issued. #007 on edge, and a companion piece to the lot below. $40


*484 united states. christopher columbus quincentennial. 1992. silver 57mm by paul vincze. as above but in the rare silver version. over 3.33 ounces of .999 silver. edge # 007 and a companion to the lot above. toned. however i have found no evidence that either medal was owned by james bond. $140+


*485 united states. gardiner's island. 1965-fm pattern trial in proof. bruce x pt-2. eagle carrying fish/arms. proof and seldom offered. gardiner's island is an island off the coast of long island and is the largest privately owned island in the usa. $30+?






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*486 afghanistan. p18 20 afghanis. nd, red brown. sh1315 (1936). unc. scarce so nice. pick values this at $250 in xf, so our estimate might be very low. ex bill spengler collection. $100


*487 costa rica,banco anglo-costarricense. p-s-122s3 to p-s-124s3. 5, 10 and 20 colones. 1 jan---. all au-unc, unsigned specimens. with staple holes at upper left. attractive and colorful. $75+


*488 croatia. stara gradiska concentration camp. a subcamp of jasenovac. february 1944 meal card. c. 3 1/2 x 2 1/2" yellow cardboard. the stara gradiska camp, located about 80 kilometers east of zagreb, was a sub-camp of the infamous death camp of jasenovac where the croat nazis, the ustasas, killed approximately 150,000 jews, serbs, gypsies and others. uncirculated and unused. unlisted in silent witnesses or world war ii remembered. a similar example sold for $600 in the fall of 2009. $600+


*489 germany,brunswick. 5, 10, 20 and 100 mark. 15 october 1918. ef-au. all punch-marked "cancelled" (in german). scarce. $150+


*490 germany. leibzoll (body tax). 1788. from kur-mainz 10 kreuzer. the leibzoll was a special tax levied on jews in europe for traveling. this is in blue (seemingly dated 11 december 1788) with hand written notations (probably in addition to the date, the name of the person who had to pay the toll as well as his destination and possibly the name of the person collecting the tax) in pen as well as an embossed seal or stamp. the tax, in addition to being humiliating and degrading, was a source of income for principalities and enabled them to control the comings and goings of "undesirables". f-vf and rare. in our sale 38d, we sold a similar piece for $300. $150+


*491 germany,konversionkasse. 5 mark. 1933. series b. unc., without pinholes, thus scarce. konversionkasse were the notes given to the 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 because refugees typically pinned them to the inside of their cloths during their 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. $65+


*492 germany,konversionkasse. p-199 5 reichsmarks. 28 august 1933. complete set of the 5 known series. a, b, c, d & e. all au-unc, most without pinholes. $150


*493 germany,konversionkasse. p-208 10 reichsmarks 1934/1933. series c. ef, no pinholes, thus scarce. $65


*494 germany,konversionkasse. p-208. 10 reichsmark 28 august 1933 overprinted 1934. complete set of 5 series letters, a, b, c, d & e. all grade ef or better with usual pinholes. $200


*495 germany,konversionkasse p211 50 reichsmarks 1934/1933. series a. unc., a few pinholes. $75+


*496 germany,konversionkasse bond. 1000 us dollars 1 july 1936. sb-224. orange. this is the first issue of these bonds. printed in english and german. rare. ef, but for tear and 2 staple holes at upper right, with 3 coupons attached. see schwan-boling page, 484, for further information. $150+


*497 germany,buchenwald concentration camp. .50 rm, with "ss-ko. rottleberode" in red. c-3947c, feller ge-145a. vg-f, stained, tear, with tape repair on back. $60+


*498 germany,buchenwald concentration camp. feller ge-141c, campbell-3952a (2). 1 mark blue, with rounded "1" and splayed legs on m of rm. choice au, with a couple of minor faults. what makes this note so interesting is the inscription on the back no doubt written by an american gi who helped liberate buchenwald in april of 1945. in neat script he writes: money paid to political prisoners in buchenwald prison. given to me by a polish prisoner. buchenwald was one of the horror spots of the war. it was here they used human skin for lamp shades and book-bindings (and) practiced shrinking heads with hot sand and did experimentation on typhus. when we visited it the stack of bodies was ten or twelve feet high - carts went by full of bodies and there was a huge pile of white bone dust outside. a vivid reminder of what when on in europe during the war and saved by the soldier or his family for over 65 years. $250+?


*499 germany,buchenwald concentration camp. 3 reichsmark with slanted m. c-3954b, feller ge-143b. the 3 reichsmark is the scarcest of all buchenwald denominations and is especially so in this grade. au-unc. $300+


*500 germany,nordhausen (mittelbau). .01 reichsmark, series n. c-4021, f/f ge-250. scarce. no wear just a bit wavy indicating they was probably stored in a humid climate for many years. group of 8. ef or so. we retail the notes for $75 each! $500


*501 germany,nordhausen (mittelbau). .01 reichsmark, series p. c-4021, f/f ge-250. scarce. wavy, as above. group of 10. ef or so. series p is scarcer than series n. a few have minor stains. sold as is, no returns. $600+


*502 germany,nordhausen (mittelbau). c-4026b (1), f/f ge-255c.1. 1 reichsmark, green, series n, with * before serial number on back. vf. rare and should be worthy of a substantial bid. $750


*503 great britain,operation bernhard. forgery of english 5 £ note, 19 march 1935. camp-4065, p-335a, feller ge-310. london, peppiatt signature. ef, top right corner missing, lightly stained (as made?). $125+


*504 great britain,operation bernhard. forgery of english 5 £ note, 25 september 1935. camp-4065, p-335a, feller ge-310. london, peppiatt signature. ef, top right corner missing, lightly stained (as made?). $125+


*505 great britain. operation bernhard forgery of 10 £ note. 17 april, 1935, london. p-336, campbell-4066b, feller-311b. vf+, some stains (as made?). $125+


*506 israel. fractional currency. p-10a, fc-3b. 50 pruta. zagaggi-kaplan signature, red/orange. nice ef+. scarce. $125+


*507 israel. p-12a, fc-4a. 100 pruta. zagaggi-kaplan, green/green. aef. $80+


508 Israel. P-12b, FC-4b. 100 Pruta. Zagaggi-Eshkol, Blue/Green. EF. Series 0106/ Bet. $75

*509 israel. p-13b, fc-5a. 250 pruta, aleph series (01034). without menorah. nice unc. $65


*510 israel,bank leumi. 5 pounds nd (1952). p-21a, bn-8. series s. vf+ $100


*511 israel,bank leumi. 10 pounds nd (1952). p-22a, bn-9. series m. nice ef. $350


*512 israel. bank of israel. p-25, bn-12. 1 pound 1955. upper galilee landscape. series pe. nice unc. $75


513 Israel. P-25, BN-12. 1 Pound 1955. Upper Galilee Landscape. Series Yod. Pair of consecutive numbers, both unc.. $140+

*514 israel, 1955. p-26a, bn-13, 5 pds. negev landscape. series cheth. ef. $75


*515 israel. p-28a, bn-15. 1955. 50 lirot with black serial numbers, series aleph. road to jerusalem. nice au, light spotting on bottom margin. $200+


*516 israel. 1955. p-28b, bn-15a, 50 pounds. road to jerusalem. series gimel. ef. $150+


*517 israel. proposed artwork "sower" for 1958 1 lira in green, with white and black detailing on cream colored card (c. 9 x 6"). signed at bottom by m. shamir. this design was not accepted, eventually the 1 lira note was in blue with a fisherman, but this design is somewhat reminiscent of the accepted 1/2 pound note in green with a girl and a basket. unc. and very rare. see the shekel xiii, #13, pages 22-27 for the first mention of these trials as well as a recent issue of the israel philatelist which shows similar trials for israeli stamps. see the 3 lots below as well. $2500+


*518 israel. proposed artwork for 5 pound 1958 "worker" note. gray with white detailing, a pencil sketch of the watermark and a color slug at bottom of the proposed yellow and brown. on a cream card c. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", signed in ink at bottom by m. shamir, numbered at top center in pencil 1/1. this is very close to the accepted design. very rare. $2500+


*519 israel. proposed artwork 1958. artwork for the boy and girl 50 pound. in black ink with detailing in white and with colored slug at bottom in orange and pink suggesting colors. on cream colored card, c. 9 x 5 1/2" and signed by m. shamir at lower left. 1/1 at top center in pencil. similar to eventual design, but this note has a serial number on the face which does not appear on the accepted design, there is no date at lower right and the mountains in the background are different. rare. $2500+


*520 israel. proposed artwork for the 50 pound note. much larger than above with simulated frame for the watermark (different than the final design) in pencil. this time there is no serial number and the date in the lower right is 1959, while the actual note had the date 1960. the mountains and the background are much closer to the accepted design but the boy and girl are slightly different. on cream colored card c. 13 1/2 x 8 1/2". $3500


521 Israel. P-30c, BN-17b. 1 Lira 1958. Fisherman. Brown Serial numbers. 75 Uncirculated notes. $125+

522 Israel. P-34a, BN-21a. 5 Lirot 1968 Albert Einstein, Red Serial numbers. Series Nun, 10 consecutive numbers. All Unc. $100?

523 Israel. P-38, BN-25. 5 Lirot Henrietta Szold 1973. Lot of 50 uncirculated notes. $40+?

523A israel. P-39, BN-26. 10 Lirot Moses Montefiore. 1973. Lot of 50 uncirculated notes. $40+.

*524 israel. p-45, bn-32. error note. 10 sheqalim herzl note of 1978. one of the numbers in the lower right serial number has shifted upwards. unc. it is our belief that one sheet of these notes were printed. $150+


525 Israel. P-46a, BN-33c. 50 Sheqalim. 1978. David Ben Gurion. No bars, no florescent strip. 99 uncirculated notes. $75?

*526 israel. p-47b, bn-34a. 100 sheqalim 1979. scarce variety with 2 bars on back. choice au-unc. $100+


527 Israel. Uncut sheet of 3 10,000 Sheqalim Golda Meir notes. BNS-8, P-51b. In folder of issue. All Unc. $65

*528 korea. p-39a 5 yen nd (1945).man with beard at right. issued note. nice au. this note appears as a specimen on a more regular basis than as an issued note such as this. $125+


529 Latvia,Riga. Pair of merchant Store Card notes. 1) 20 Kopek, 16 March 1861 Issued by Theodor Schultz and 2) 15 Kopek, 6 May, 1861. Issued by Oscar Schultz. The first Good, the 2nd Poor to Fair. During this period Riga was an important port used by Germans and German was the official language,thus these notes are in German. $?

*530 palestine, palestine currency board. p-7b 1 pound. 30 september 1929. series d. good fine. scarce date and series. the last series d we can recall offering via auction was in 2000. $1000?


*531 palestine, palestine currency board. p-7c 1 pound 20 april 1939, series v. f-vf. scarce series? i have no record of offering one in at least 17 years! $700+


*532 palestine, palestine currency board. p-8c. 5 pounds 20 april 1939 series d. nice fine. the last 5 pound 1939 we sold at auction, which was also a series d, was in our sale 38d where one, not as nice as this, sold for $2000. we sold the current note to a collector in july of 1974 for $65! palestine notes have certainly gone up in price in the past 27+ years. $1500+


*533 poland,litzmannstadt (lodz ghetto). 50 pfennig. 15 mai 1940. campbell-4021a, feller po-560a. unc. $40+


534 Russia,Group of large size notes. P-13a 100 Rubles 1910, Koshin signature F-VF; P-14b 500 Rubles 1912, Shipov signature aVF, stains and another P-14b 500 Rubles 1912, this EF. 3 large notes, the first with a vignette of Catherine the Great, the last two with vignettes of Peter the Great and the last in especially nice condition. $60+

*535 russia,batarejnaja. post wwi pow camp. 50 kopeks, without signature or serial number. camp spelled batareinaia. campbell-6855b. unc. rare. in 2008 bowers and merena sold a 3 rubel note from this same camp for $750 including buyer's premium. $400+


*536 russia. russian jewish lottery, ozet land cultivation company. 1930 50 kopeks, 3rd issue (?). tractor at center/list of rules, regulations and prizes. this was designed to "assist" in the jewish settlement project in the ussr including relocation and was part of the soviet plan of eliminating as much as possible the existing jewish culture and creating a new jewish communist culture. the inscription is in five languages: russian, yiddish, ukranian, armenian and georgian. f-vf. $40


*537 united states,colorado. cripple creek. 1899 check from glauber's (3rd st & bennett ave) for $19.49 to kohn & co. on a check of the first national bank, with hands stamps of that bank blue, the bi-metallic bank, cripple creek, the colorado national bank, denver and importers & traders national bank. interesting piece of 19th colorado history and colorado judaica. see lot #538 below for a related item. $50+


*538 united states, colorado. 19th century b'nai b'rith receipt. 1895. from denver lodge #171 of the i.o.b.b. (international order of b'nai b'rith) a receipt for $4.80 for dues payment received from m. glauber, a merchant in the gold mining town of cripple creek, and signed by m. eppstein. ef, with pencil notations on back. scarce 19th century colorado judaica. see lot 537 above for a related colorado check $100+


*539 united states. 1941 henry morganthau signature on treasury department us postal service bep envelope addressed to edward titus of the new york world-telegram. in the album contained in this envelope is one of the first one dollar u.s. postal savings stamps of the defense series to come off the presses of the bureau of engraving and printing. cordially, may 1, 1941 (his actual signature in pen). also included in the lot is the original album or booklet with edward titus's name on it and one $1 savings stamp. a "wonderful new book" by fred schwan, larry smulczenski, james downey and mark "sparky" watson entitled world war ii savings bonds and stamps tells the story of these little wwii collectibles. the album for the stamps is listed as a-107 and the stamp as #204. however i see no mention of the envelope which was probably sent to prominent newspaper and radio people to help publicize the effort. the album is close to as new but shows some evidence of handling, the stamp is mint but pasted into the album. the envelope shows definite signs of aging. morganthau's signature is being offered in various places for $700 to $900. as a member of roosevelt's cabinet, he persuaded the government in efforts to rescue jews during world war ii. after roosevelt's death, morgenthau was actually next in the presidential line of succession to truman from june 27 to july 3, 1945. but he didn't remain in public office. after leaving the treasury department in july of 1945, he spent much of the rest of his life working with jewish philanthropies. $200+?






PART TWO: JUDAIC AND HOLYLAND MATERIAL

MEDALLIC JUDAICA   (back to top)

There are a number of lots in Part One of this catalog that just as easily could have been listed in this section. They are: 1-28, 40-44, 53, 98, 100, 102-104, 106-108, 110-112, 116-117, 121, 123, 126-128, 134, 144-145, 155, 182, 196, 200-201, 209-211, 218, 224, 230-231, 238, 240, 243, 250, 255-256, 264-265, 268-304, 311, 321, 332-334, 348-396, 400-406, 416, 433, 435, 437, 442-443, 460-466, 468-471, 473-479, 481-484, 488, 490-527, 529-533, 535-539 and perhaps some others we forgot.

*540 daniel in the lion's den and the prophet elijah. 1577 bronze jeton (29 mm, 5.65g). the prophet elijah sittling left beneath clouds, jehovah in hebrew above, cityscape in background/daniel seated right in lion's den, at right two lions, above in the clouds, "jehovah" in hebrew. neuman-34214, dugniollie-2721, a rare dated jeton with hebrew on both sides! f-vf, some scratches in field. in our last sale, we sold a nicer, but cleaned, example for $200. $100+?


*541 daniel in the lion's den. nd. (1590s) bronze jeton. (28mm, 3.80g) by hans krauwinkel from his biblical series. daniel in the lion's den, being attacked, dead captive below, angel above, accosted by 2 faces of god/daniel in the lion's den, lion's now fawning on him, flying angel above. mitch-1630, neumann-32979. nice vf+. a similar jeton brought $135 in our spring 2011 sale. $100+


*542 feather jew. nd (c.1700) bronze 42mm by christian wermuth. jew with feathers in cap and carrying a large sack on his back and a smaller money bag in his hand. long legend around and continuing on back implying that jews pimp for the rulers and the cuckolded husbands are rewarded by public office. the inscription is a mix of german and latin. jewish medals page 9-11, 111, kirschner-11. nicely done bronze cast, fields somewhat tooled but still attractive. this is one of the most infamous of all anti-semitic medals and the first we've offered in many years. bruno kirschner, henry grunthal, antoine feil, arthur polak and daniel friedenberg are just a few of the many who have commented on the meaning of this medal. vf. $175+


*543 moses, joachimstahl medal. nd. 16th-17th century or perhaps later. silver 37mm, 15.56g. attributed by some to jerome magdeburg. nicely cast medal. bust of a horned moses facing left, mo-ise to either side and the same in hebrew on his shoulder, german legend around/hebrew quote from exodus in 4 lines in square and german legend on each side. see jewish medals page 93, katz-146. one of the nicer of these that we've seen. $150+


*544 ten plagues. 1611 brass jeton (27.5mm, 6.26g). jeton for the 10 plagues. crown paired shields of france and navarre, latin legend around/pestilence raining down on tents of the israelites, the red sea between the tents and pharaoh's palaces, jehovah in hebrew above. feu-12044, mitchner page 1042. ef. rare. first i can recall seeing. $50+


*545 pilgrim's token. nd. probably 17-18th century. silvered 33 mm (15.09g). bust of jesus left/5-line hebrew legend. vg/f with loop attached for wearing, and this was no doubt worn. see jewish medals page 90. seems like an earlier piece than most that we have seen. ex seymour fromer collection. $50+?


*546 noah's ark jeton. 1742. copper 28.5mm, 7.32 grams. head of louis xv of france right/noah's ark at sea, dove flying above. feu-2057, mitch-3507. nice very fine. rare, we haven't offered one of these in many years. $100+


*547 noah's ark jeton. 1742. silver 28.5mm, 7.25 grams. head of louis xv right/ noah's ark at sea, dove flying above. feu-2056, mitch-3507. nice ef. rarer than above, i can't recall ever offering a noah's ark jeton in silver before. $250+?


*548 edict of toleration. 1781 pewter or white metal 45mm by j. l. oexlein. bust of joseph ii right, love and delight of the human race (in latin) around/a large memorial with a figure pointing out the latin words, religious liberty from joseph ii in his lands to protestants and jews 1781 and around the top, who commands that all live fully. coins reveal-122, jewish medals, p. 36 and 124, whiting 531 (280 francs in 1983!) and listed in both the jewish encyclopedia and encyclopeida judaica as an important medal. vf-ef, a few field marks and with copper plug as issued. joseph ii, son of maria theresa, was a benevolent despot who gave full freedom to protestants and some liberties to jews with his 1781 edict. when he died in 1790, the edict was revoked. this 1781 type, with the memorial instead of a rabbi, priest and minister, is a much rarer example than the later and it's been many, many years since we last listed one for sale. missing in many collections. $250+


*549 rothschild & mocatta.bull and bear advertising token of john ashby, stockbroker. 1820s. bronze 35mm. bull with face of nathan mayer rothschild, legend/bear, with face of moses mocatta, a list of fixed holidays (likely including jewish holidays) . neumann-26474, see jewish medals, page 50. while some might consider this anti-semitic, friedenberg believes that it is a tribute to the financial genius of the english jews. vf, nicks. the last we offered was in 2010 where one in similar condition sold for $390! $300


*550 king david. 1827, paris silvered brass 34 mm by barre. bust of king david wearing helmet/harp, and in hebrew, a rod to rule, i will open my ears to the secret of my harp, (5)587. see the shekel vol 24, #4, pages 8-10. choice ef. very rare this nice. edge reads, paris 1827 david. $200+?


*551 king david. 1827, paris brass 34 mm by barre. as above but in different metal. choice ef. very rare this nice. edge reads, paris 1827 david. $150+


*552 early bar mitzvah medal? nd (c. 1830) bronze 42.5 mm by g. loos. rabbi blessing boy/a menorah on table, with tablets in front. german legends on both sides. i can't quite make out the fancy german legend so am not exactly sure what the medal is. a description in a german auction labeled it "the fear of god" but that seems unlikely to me. ef and rare. $350+?


*553 dutch jewish seminary award medal. 1836 bronze 49mm. by p. schouberg. a column in the center with a magen david plaque on the bottom and lion of judah and the tablets/legend around a wreath with space for a name. polak-22. ef. the 2nd of two medals that schouberg did for the jewish high commission of the netherlands. 1st we've offered in many years. $150+


*554 hamburg jewish hospital. 1841. bronze 22mm. bust of salomon heine left/view of the home. heine was not only the principal benefactor in getting this hospital built, he was the uncle of heinrich heine. nice vf. an important jewish medal of the first part of 19th century. coins reveal-150. due to the lack of hospital facilities for jews in hamburg, and to honor the memory of his late wife, heine started the work on this hospital in 1839. when it was opened, the facilities were open to all regardless of religious affiliation. $50+


*555 general julius de meza. 1850 45mm white metal by a & m. his uniformed bust slightly to the left, name below, 25th juli 1850 to the right/8-line legend above a trophy. the de meza family were a prominent sephardic jewish family who played important roles in all aspects of dutch and danish society in the 18th and 19th century. ef, some field marks. i cannot remember ever offering this rare medal previously. while not mentioned in the encyclopedia judaica, this medal was listed in the 1906 jewish encylopedia. $175?


*556 false shekel. nd. wm 35mm (13.32g). unlisted type b with long-thin smoking conical like urn that somewhat resembles kisch b13 and lapa 18 but different than either. also with maker's name at bottom pattorini (?) bradford. ef, but field marks. $60+


*557 giacomo meyerbeer. 1847 bronze 47mm by. c. radnitzky of vienna. his high relief bust left/5-line german legend in wreath. meyerbeer was a famed 19th century composer, this medal was dedicated to him by members of the concordia society. i can't recall offering this in many years. great jewish portraits page 130, niggl-1332. a beautiful choice specimen and very rare. see the lot below. $200+


*558 giacomo meyerbeer. 1847. bronze 45mm by jakob resek. his high relief bust right, g. meyerbeer above and the artist's name below/5-line legend in wreath which paid homage to the great conductors of 1847. niggl-1333, jewish minters & medalists page 66. resek was the only 19th century bohemian jewish medalist known to the late daniel friedenberg. nice ef, a few spots. rare. i cannot recall ever offering this medal before. see the lot above. $250


*559 benjamin disraeli. nd (c. 1876). bronze 34mm watch fob. his bust 1/2 left, "benjamin disraeli - earl of beaconsfield, kg"/arms. brown vf-ef, with loop attached. nicest we've offered in many years. the portrait is similar to the one used on his "death medal" struck in 1881 (see lot 560 below). the last intact piece we sold was in our sale 35d where a similar piece sold for $65. $60+


*560 benjamin disraeli memorial medal. 1881 bronze 44mm by ottley. his draped bust 3/4 to left/legend. eimer-1680, bhm-3094, great jewish portraits in metal, page 56. his first fame was as a novelist, but his greatest fame and importance was as a leader of the conservative party in britain. he was a holder of many important government positions and was eventually named earl of beaconsfield by queen victoria. he was always proud of his jewish background. there were a number of medals struck to honor him, this is one of the scarcest and we have not offered one in many years. nicely toned purple, red and brown ef. $150+


*561 ludwig august frankl. 1880 gilt bronze by radnitzky. his bust left/legend around arms. frankl was an austrian poet, secretary of the vienna jewish community and founder of the laemel school in jerusalem. he was among the first jews to attend secondary school in bohemia. this medal was commissioned by officials of the vienna jewish community to honor frankl on his 70th birthday. listed by the 1906 jewish encyclopedia. scarce. it has been more than 16 years (and probably much longer) since we last offered this medal. he received part of his hebrew education under zacharias frankl who was related to him in some way and who also had a medal struck for him. see great jewish portraits in metal, page 38. $200+


*562 moses montefiore. nd (c. 1880). 19 x 25mm. his bust left, name in hebrew below. very thin with small hole as made at top for wearing. perhaps these were worn by people to commemorate his 100th birthday in 1880 or at his funeral. scarce? $40+


*563 albert's saloon. san antonio tx. nd (1889). aluminum 32 mm. mounted 78-point elk's head above large 5-pointed star, t-e-x-a-s on five points of star "albert's saloon" above/view of the alamo, "cradle of texas liberty" above and "alamo" below. rulau tx-sa7, wright-12. au-unc., somewhat dirty, a few minor nicks and scratches, but not much wear. the proprieter of this saloon was albert fredrich who ran the saloon from 1881 to 1918 and who was very proud of being jewish at a time when this usually wasn't heavily publicized in tough texas saloons. very scarce and in demand. $250+


*564 celluloid pinback. c. 1890. 35mm sepia and black view of elderly couple set in woven bronze clasp. very unusual. perhaps made for a wedding anniversary. $50+?


*565 karl marx. pair of medals. 1) 1890 28mm square jeton for may day with18mm brass "plug". bust of marx facing/statue of liberty, all in the square jeton with legend concerning the proletariat. the round center has scratches on the reverse, the square has a hole at top for wearing (as it was made). 2) 1983 silver 35mm. facing bust/hammer & sickle. commemorates 100th anniversary of his death. 2 pieces, the first scarce, the 2nd choice proof. see lot 571 for another karl marx related item. $40+?


*566 german-jewish orphanage. 1892 aluminum 35mm. the orphanage home in diez in hesse, legend/legend, the german jewish orphanage at diez, with thanks to the contributors. vf, with loop as made. the orphanage at diez was founded in 1892 and existed until 1935 when it was closed. rare. see the shekel vol 10, #6, page 14. in our sale 32e, we sold a similar medal, but with a different reverse and in slightly nicer condition for $330. $200+


*567 talmud torah and synagogue medal. nd (1890's?). ahavat shalom in the bronx. brass 33mm. the school building with legend around/scroll, magen david above, legend all around. bu, probably the nicest we have seen. a choice au sold for $160 in our last auction. $100+


*568 lisbon synagogue token. nd. brass 41mm uniface token with hole in center. around the outside synagoga shaare tikva, above and below the central hole vestiario and 45 (punched). vestiario literally means dressing room and i presume this is for locker #45. vf. items from the jewish community in lisbon are extremely difficult to locate. from 1497 until 1904 when the shaare tikva synagogue was built, there were no synagogues in the city. and even when this was built the formal entrance was to a courtyard because only catholic churches were allowed to face the street. ex seymour fromer collection. $35+?


*569 austrian jewish merchant advertising token. brass 24mm. jacob rothberger. nd. vienna. building/legend. while the legend mentions kleider magazin or "dress magazine", the company was a clothing manufacturer and the reference to magazine may have meant a catalog. for many years it was the leading clothing manufacturer in vienna. it was "aryanized" in 1938, and the building was heavily damaged during the war. in the mid-1890s, some members of the vienna city council had objected to this large "jewish fortress" being directly across from st. stephen's church. scarce. bu, a few minor spots. this is nicer than the choice au that sold for $60 in our sale 40e. $50+


*570 warsaw synagogue medal. nd silver (?) 62.5mm. view of the great synagogue on tomlaka street. a massive building which took almost 13 years to complete, opened in 1888 and was destroyed by the nazis in 1943. a large cast uniface piece, this is the first i can recall seeing. $125+?


*571 karl marx/ferdinand lassalle. nd (c.1900). bronze 22mm. facing bust of marx, with his dates of birth and death/bust of lassalle left. lassalle (who was jewish) was the founder and first president of the adav (general german workers assn. ) which eventually became the german social democratic party. vf+, lightly polished. original loop attached. see lot 565 for two other karl marx items. $120?


*572 english zionist medal for the coronation of edward vii. 1902 aluminum 41mm by r.n. (possibly r. neal). conjoined bare heads of queen alexandra and king edward left, hebrew legend above, the same in english below, 1902 5622 struck by the english zionist federation on the occasion of the coronation of king edward vii/ prophet with followers on mountain looking toward zion in the distance, angel of the lord and hebrew legend "and there is hope for thy posterity" above. in the wings of the angel if one looks closely, one can see a mogen david. see the shekel vol. x, #6, p. 14. as bhm-3832 but unlisted in aluminum. vf, a few nicks and scratches. very rare, 1st we've offered in any metal in many years. $200+


*573 the grandmother by boris schatz. 1904. bronze 46.5 x 70.4mm. uniface portrait of grandmother knitting , "grandmother" in hebrew below. schatz was the founder of the bezalel school. his "signature" is at upper right. cast as made, a few handling marks. also see lot.#578. $175+


*574 jewish religious education board. 39mm wm awarded to mordechai milyen. with blue ribbon (a bit tattered) and gilt hanger "1905 july 5695" with pinback above. choice lustrous ef. we've offered these medals before but i can't recall seeing one this nice. young mr. milyen was either a collector or just happened to keep the medal well preserved. $135+


*575 hungary. 1906. pair of jewish athletic club medals. both 38mm bronze. 1) woman tennis player/legend, magen david, with c inside, and iii incuse in field. (for 3rd place). 2) head of youth left wearing wreath/same reverse as #1 but without the iii. the legend refers to the fencing and athletic club. $40+


*576 the american jewish committee. 1906. 76mm. appeal for human relations. legend around shield, star of david atop, date below. nice but for a rim bruise at about 2 o'clock. we had a similar medal a few years back which had a screw on the back. this is nicer. $75+


*577 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 scarce as such. choice lightly toned ef. a similar piece sold for $175 in our sale 40e. $175+


*578 jeremiah by boris schatz. sterling silver "squeeze" plaque. c 70 x 50mm in glass frame (c 8 1/2 x 9") ready to be hung. schatz was the founder of bezalel school of art and a prolific sculptor in eretz-israel. this is one of his most well-known works. he was born in what is now lithuania in 1866 or 1867 (different sources give different dates) and died on a fund-raising trip to the us in denver, colorado in 1932. a "squeeze" is a thin uniface "shell". still very attractive. see lot 573 for another schatz medal. $75?


*579 jewish token from harbin, china. c. 1910s-1920s bronze 27mm. king david carrying a scepter and playing the harp, with russian legend reading czar (king) david reading (ironically) right to left as you would read and write hebrew/russian legend jewish musical dramatic society around two chinese characters. a vibrant jewish community began in harbin, china in 1899 when china granted a concession to russia to build a rail station there. after it was completed many jews stayed there to avoid the anti-semitism under the czar. see the shekel march 2011 for the beginning of an article. nice vf+ and very rare, 1st we've seen. we have found only one other piece for sale. that was offered in israel for 550 euros which seems rather high, but this is a very rare token. two former jewish residents of harbin were the parents of former prime minister ehud olmert. $200+?


*580 mendele mocher sforim. bronze c. 19 x 28mm oval medallion with original loop, his bust partially right, name in hebrew and dates 1836-1917 to left. ef. scarce, only the 3rd i can recall having. sforim was the grandfather of yiddish literature. a similar medal in our sale 40j sold for $100. $75+


*581 star of david "love" token. (1917-1919?). from harry to (star of david) father in 5 lines on silver french 2 francs. y-62, km-854. this type was used from the late 19th century until 1920 and it's our belief that this was most likely done by a us or british soldier fighting in france during world war i. $150?


*582 san remo conference medal. 1920 bronze 29 mm with loop by c.j. van der hoef. commissioned for the dutch zionist assn. to commemorate the san remo decision which called for a jewish state. a rabbi and a laborer facing each other, dates 3830-5680 (70-1920 ad) below/legend around star of david with zion in hebrew in center, emblems of the 12 tribes. ep-13c, polak-66. f-vf. this 29mm bronze version of this medal was presented to those who bought zionist shekels in 1919 and this specimen was no doubt proudly worn by the contributor. one of three varieties of this medal in this auction. $50+


*583 san remo conference medal. 1920 silver 29 mm by c.j. van der hoef. nice ef. rare in silver. the last we can recall offering was in our sale 27c (spring 1997) when the late charlton meyer was the high bidder at $75. this piece should easily top our reasonable estimate. see the lot above and lot below. $100+


*584 san remo conference medal. 1920 bronze 93 mm by c.j. van der hoef. ep-13a, polak-66. cast as made. scarce and seldom offered. see lots 582 & 583 above. i can't recall ever offering 3 different san remo medals in the same auction! $120+


*585 chaim bialik. school "prize" or reward of merit. large (2+ inches) celluloid mirror. greenish-gray on white with an image of the famed zionist poet and writer at center and his name at right with a legend around. the mirror on the back in very nice condition. $175+?


*586 marion h. spielmann, 1922. bronze 34 x 49mm plaque by f. bowcher. spielmann's bust right set in an oval, 3-line legend below/16-line legend lauding spielmann's contribution to fine-arts, eminently in the medallic art from the artist frank bowcher. spielmann was a member of a long line of a distinguished english-jewish family, all who made contributions to both their country and their religion. his brother isidore was president of the jewish historical society. i can't recall offering this medal. however i sold a similar plaque by the same artist of his son percy in our sale 26g for $65. ironically the consignor of this medal was the 2nd high bidder for that one. $100?


*587 alfred grünfeld. 1922 bronze 64.5 mm by josef prinz. his bust right/harp, musical score, legend. struck 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. also see lot #145. $125


*588 esther de boer van rijk. 1923 bronze 41mm. unsigned. high relief bust of the actress/high relief bust of her as kniertje in heijermans' play "op hoop van zegen" (hope of blessing). polak-69. this was struck on the 50th anniversary of her first portrayal in this dutch play. she ended up playing this role over a thousand times. scarce. ef, as struck. $100


*589 korn jude medal. 1923 bronze 38 mm. the modern day korn jude piece by fritz hornlein. kirschner-30. a "fat" man sitting on bushel of corn/legend referring to the devil. reddish brown unc., but a few spots and scratches. $30


590 Group of 16 pins and celluloid buttons includes 4 different Jewish War Veteran lapel pins, 2 early celluloid buttons (Save the Starving in Bible Lands and Jewish War Relief and Welfare Fund (WWI?)) and 10 other (mostly) pins. Neat lot. $50+?

591 Hellman Bank and its Successors etc. Group of California bank items. Includes 2 Hellman Bank 34mm, Pagent of Progress medals, Farmers and Merchants Bank Encased 1907 Cent, 2 California Savings Bank Good for $2 tokens, 2 different Bank of California tokens, a Wells Fargo token and a Security First National Bank of LA oval tag. $35+?

*592 charles levine and clarence chamberlin. 1927 bronze 40.5 mm medal. facing busts of the two pilots/facing plane, "amerika-deutschland flug" above 4-6 juni 1927 and shields of both countries. chamberlin, with levine as his "passenger" and "co-pilot", flew from new york to eisleben, germany a few weeks after lindbergh made his famous flight to paris. this then became the first passenger flight over the atlantic. ef and scarce. 1st we've seen. soon after this, levine's life took a turn for the worse, losing most of his money in the stock market crash of 1929, being arrested, sued and spending time in jail. $50+?


*593 memorial prize medal. 1929 bronze 33mm. jda neumann gedenkpreis 1929/a magen david in a wreath. everything is hand-engraved or hand-punched except for the wreath. vf and most unusual. $50+?


*594 large bezalel style 1920s? uniface medal depicting a pioneer working with large rocks, legend below. round part of the medal is about 100mm, with felt backing, green patina. ex seymour fromer collection. seymour fromer was the founding director of the judah l. magnus museum. $75+?


*595 hugo grünthal 60th birthday medal, 1929. bronze, 55mm. by georges morin. bearded bust of prominent berlin professional numismatist l., birth date *22. iii. 1869 below/hand holds renaissance medal of sigismondo malatesta, numismatic firm name rob. ball/ nchf., (robert ball successors, later owned by grünthal). struck by oertel, berlin. hugo's son henry was a noted numismatist on his own. henry was able to escape germany in 1938 to work for stack's, later he worked for the ans for 20 years and conducted auctions with edward gans. i don't think we've offered this medal in more than 10 years. $40+?


596 Dr. Karl Landsteiner. 1931. Bronze 50mm. His bust left/Eagle. Polek-77a. Landsteiner was the first to type blood and was awarded the Nobel Prize. This medal was presented by the Dutch Red Cross to those who donated blood at least 5 times. EF. $25+?

*597 dr. karl landsteiner. 1931. nobel prize winner for his work on blood groups. group of 4 medals. bronze 40 and 50mm with his bust left and an eagle on the reverse. the 50mm medal was awarded to those who donated blood 5 or more times to the dutch red cross. polak-77a. another with a similar obverse but the reverse has a legend around, a cross, "blood transfusion" in dutch and a space for a name. the fourth medal is a 39mm silver medal from 1968 with landsteiner's bust facing and a medical logo and legend "ortho diagnostics raritan, new jersey" and was struck by the franklin mint to commemorate his 100th birthday. 4 medals, the last 2 scarce. $65+


*598 pair of pinbacks. 1) 1932 19mm. blue and white. i care in center, white on black band, 1932 below y.m. & w. h. a. around. presumably this is for a combined ymha and ywha organization. 2) nd 22mm, red, white and blue. elect weiss to congress in 4 lines. 2 pieces, both in excellent condition, the first made by a.g. trimble of pittsburgh, pa, the 2nd by universal badge co. of boston. $40+


*599 tel-aviv masonic badge. 1933? 34mm medal with central 5-pointed star and masonic symbol in center, and lodge hakokhav nr. 13 or. tel-aviv around in english and hebew. attached at top with a loop to a blue ribbon. unlisted by haffner. scarce? $35+?


*600 jewish war veterans of austria. 1933-1934. 2 different pins from annual conventions in 1933 and 1934. how many more years did these men meet? not many for sure. at least not in austria. $40+


*601 sidney hillman medals. 1934 & 1946. bronze 37mm and 30mm (with loop) by r. votolo (?). his bust left/men working to move lever, in union there is strength. hillman was the first president of the amalgamated clothing workers of america and one of the founders of the congress of industrial organizations (cio). the small medal is dated 1934, while the 2nd has the the added reverse logo convention acw of a 1946 , which was also the year of hillman's passing. see lot #617 for a related labor union medal. i think these are the first sidney hillman medals we've offered! $40+?


*602 christian/golden dawn kabalist medal. brass 24mm. nd. the 10 planet signs around the magen david represent the 10 sefirot, the alpha & omega at the top and the bottom are christian figures for jesus, "ehyeh" in 4 hebrew letters/strange cross-like figure on the back. vf+, with loop broken off. our amulet maven believes this was made after 1936 and is an interesting piece which he has not seen before. $50?


*603 70th anniversary of a private jewish bank in vienna. 1936 silver 25mm. bankhaus j. chrystoph wien in center and vi. mariahilferstr. 55 around the outside/large 70 in the middle, 1866 above and 1936 below. toned ef, all in custom cardboard box with the same information, box is well aged. it is remarkable that this company would produce this medal when their world was about to crumble. according to neuordnung im bankwesen by peter melichar, this bank was among the many private jewish banks "acquired" by a berlin bank in 1938. no doubt very few of these survived. $100+?


*604 hobo nickel of rabbi. on a 1936 buffalo nickel, the hobo has a kipah. by brazzel. $40+


*605 hebrew sheltering home for the aging, 1936. cn 30mm, for 25th anniversary of the home. moses with tablets, legend/legend around blue enameled magen david. ef and not often encountered. the last we offered sold for $38. $30


*606 albert bonniers publisher's. 1937 bronze 60mm by costa careli. conjoined busts of albert & karl otto bonnier left/incuse busts of gerhard, adolf and david felix bonnier. the jewish-owned bonniers publishing house (förlag) is the largest and one of the oldest publishing houses in sweden and was founded by albert in 1837 at the age of 17! the earliest known member of the family was jacob schye who was born in bohemia in 1674. his grandson was löbel salomon hirschel (born 1745) who was a jeweler and a coin dealer and it was his son who moved to scandinavia and changed the family name to bonniers. i cannot recall ever seeing this medal before. $100+


*607 jewish home for the aged metal paperweight. nd (1938) 61 mm bronze medal in large black base with a green felt back. elderly woman lying in bed, star of david behind, ji (jewish invalid) above and vredige levensavond (peaceful evening of life) below. in original case by begeer (also rare) konigliche begeer peningen 1935-1960 #1219. only 100 made. in our sale 39d a similar medal brought $180 without the case. $175


*608 stamford (conn) jewish center. 1940 10th anniversary good luck token. brass 31mm. ef building/star of david, "good luck" and "mazel" in hebrew. $25+


*609 david albert alhadeff medal. 1942 bronze 97mm medal. bust of george washington left, faculty medal around, and university of washington in 5 lines in lower right quadrant/6-line engraved legend honoring alhadeff for his excellence in scholarship while in the sophomore class in 1942. alhadeff was from a prominent sephardic family who played a key role in both civic and religious affairs in seattle in the early 20th century. his doctoral dissertation, "the market structure of commercial banking in the united states" was published by harvard in 1950. he taught at berkeley for many years and received the berkeley medal in 1987. large and impressive. ex seymour fromer collection. $60+


610 3 large size Celluloid buttons. 1) Jewish War Veterans of the US, Kings County Council Delegate April 26, 1942; 2) The Jewish Museum London and 3) 30th Zionist Congress 1982. The first button is in English only, the 2nd in Hebrew and English and the 3rd in Hebrew, English and Spanish. None of these are common. $35+?

*611 association of jewish ex-servicemen & women. lapel pin. enameled white, blue and gold. legend around lion of judah in star of david. $35+?


*612 italian holocaust medal. 1945. 32mm cn. celebrating defeat of nazis, struck by jewish community of milan. menorah/streak of lightning splitting axe with swastika. designed by pagani and mistruzzi. jtm ho-4, szperling-3 (page 129). unc. $50+


*613 arthur liebert. 1946. bronze 119mm by w. k. his bust right, name and dates 1873-1946 around/quote from goethe around three torches. liebert (born levy) was a german philospher who was co-editor of the publication of the kant society and from 1925-1933 professor of philosphy in berlin. when the nazis came to power he moved to belgrade and edited an anti-nazi philosophic journal. he moved to london in 1938 and returned to berlin after the war and died shortly thereafter. liebert was among the most important "thinkers" in the first third of the 20th century. there is a well-known photograph from 1928 showing liebert along with lucien levy-bruhl, albert einstein, franz oppenheimer and paul tillich at a symposium in davos, switzerland in 1928. $450


*614 otto aschberg. 1947 bronze 56mm medal by siogren. his very high relief bust right, olof aschberg 1877 22. 7-1947/latin legend around two hands clasping in front of map of the world. aschberg was a swedish banker and businessman and is considered by some to be one of the prime financial backers of the bolshevik revolution in russia. while there is no evidence of him being a practicing jew, he was imprisoned in france when the nazis invaded before fleeing with his family to the us. and the first volume of his 3-volume biography was titled en vandrande jude från glasbruksgatan (a wandering jew from glassworks road). scarce. 1st i can recall seeing. $75+


*615 "gordonia. zionist youth movement token. brass 28mm. engraved star of david, 1948 and sickle and plant in the center and by (the means of) battle to progress--by (the means of) struggle to freedom. in hebrew and slovak around the outside. basically uniface, with a white metal center on the reverse indicating this was probably removed from a larger object. gordonia was a zionist youth organization centered in eastern europe. vf and scarce. i can't recall ever offering anything from this organization before. $75+


*616 revisionist's etzel medal. 1948. 28mm cn medal with original loop. hand holding rifle/tower & stockade with barbed wire. struck to honor those members of the irgun who survived british internment in kenya during the war of independence. most of the interned were concentration camp survivors. scarce. ef. $75


*617 samuel gompers. 1950. gilt bronze 76mm uniface medal honoring the 100th birthday of the founder (and president for almost 40 years) of the american federation of labor. his bust facing, name above, date 1850-1950 to either side. taken from a plaque or an award. a panel at the bottom refers to the meat cutters union and this may have been an award presented to a member or a leader of that union. gompers was a cigar-maker (and a cigar-makers son) who was born in london and died in san antonio, tx in 1924. $40+?


*618 chaim weizmann. nd. brass 52.5 x 63mm. bust of weizmann 1/2 right/legends in hebrew and english chaim weizman. the first president of israel and above and below on border. pal-bell israel. with two small extensions as made on reverse. ef. i can't recall seeing this before. note the spelling of his name with only one "n" rather than two. $50+


*619 uja-shekel medal. 1955. silver 70mm. presented to meyer weisgal. shekel design, and jerusalem the holy in ancient hebrew/enlargement of a shekel of israel. 1st jewish revolt c.e. 66-70 (menorah) gratefully presented to (incuse in hebrew) meyer weisgal by the state of israel jerusalem, october, 1955. at bottom "sterling" see jtm ep-60 and the shekel vol. 6, #4, p. 30 for a similar but later issue. a very heavy (almost 6 1/4 ounce of actual silver weight) and scarce medal in silver. we can only recall having this once before and that was more than 15 years ago. for other items awarded to weisgal, see lots 629, 649 and 657. for similar shekel medals, see lots 622 &625. $250+


*620 louis brandeis centennial. 1956. brass 38mm. his bust left, 1956 below and louis dembitz brandeis centennial november thirteenth around/legend. in brandeis university original case, brandeis centennial year sponsored by brandeis university. medal was struck by the us mint. brandeis was the first jew to serve on the supreme court. i've had the medal a few times in the past, but i don't think i've ever had the box. $40+?


*621 "tabil" israel philatelic exhibition. 1957 gilt silver 40mm. a running stag (symbol of the israel postal ministry) left, superimposed over an envelope, tabil in hebrew and english and israel 1957 in hebrew/exposition philatelique internationale in 3 lines in french, israel 1957 in exergue. and above that engraved in small bar j.s. glaser. incuse .950 in lower right. jtm ep-56c. in custom blue case with a small 17mm silvered (or silver) medallion in center with the obverse design of the medal. occasionally we have had an israel stamp exhibition medal, but i can't recall ever seeing this 1957 piece. this was obviously presented to glaser for receiving either the first or 2nd place award. according to samuel lachman (shekel vol. xv, # 3, page 22) these medals were only presented to prize-winning participants. the winner received a gold medal, 2nd place received a silver medal. would the winner really receive a solid gold medal? perhaps just this heavy gilt silver medal which contains over 1.2 ounces of actual silver. ef, but some of the gilding peeling off. no doubt rare, haffner priced this at $75 in 1978! $100+?


*622 united jewish appeal. 1958. copper 73mm. a replica of the pomegranate side of a 1st revolt shekel/7-line legend. presented to participants in the 1958 uja convention in jerusalem. jtm-ep-60. scarce. haffner priced this at $250 in 1978. in our sale 31c (spring 2001) a similar example sold for $200. also see lots 619 & 625. $150+


*623 herzlia gymnasium. nd (1959). medal and plaque, both bronze by kretschmer. a 45mm round medal and a 35 x 70 mm rectangle plaque. an impressive view of the front of the herzlia gymnasium (high school) in tel-aviv. both uniface. struck to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this famous tel-aviv high school. the round medal is jtm ep-24 (see the shekel vi, #4, page 31). we've had the plaque before (40e, lot #671 @$60), but can't recall seeing the medal in many, many years. $75?


*624 dr. ludwig zamenhof. 1959. silvered 70mm bronze by jozef gojlawjki. his bust and upper torso facing /7-line legnd in esperanto. jtm-pem-6. dr. zamenhof, a polish jew, was the founder of the international language of esperanto. ef and most likely scarce. struck for the 100th anniversary of his birth. in our sale 39e we sold a bronze version of this medal for $70. $50+


*625 large shekel. bronze or brass 71.5mm. nd. a "replica" of a shekel of the jewish war (first revolt) "jerusalem the holy" in ancient hebrew around a stem of 3 pomegranates/scattered french and hebrew legend, "reproduction of a large shekel". similar to jtm ep-60 (see the shekel #6, #4, p. 30).and lots 619 & 625. in a well-worn blue official state of israel box with official state emblem in brass. while we have occasionally had similar medals issued by the uja, we have never seen one with this reverse legend. $100+


*626 max liebermann. (1847-1935) 1960. bronze 73mm by w. fitzenreiter. his bust right/7-line legend. struck to commemorate his term as president of the prussian academy for culture. cast as made. liebermann, a german painter, was ousted in 1933 from his position when the nazis came to power. he died two years later. his wife committed suicide just hours before she was to be deported to theresienstandt. scarce. there were a number of medals struck in his honor, this seems to be among the scarcer ones. $200+


627 Group of Lapel pins. 1960's (?). Group of 26 different. From various organizations. Most, if not all, are from the 1960's. $25+

*628 albert einstein. project mercury medal. 1964 silver 32mm. 4 helmeted us astronauts: glenn, schirra, cooper and carpenter/4 famous scientists: kepler, newton, einstein and copernicus. struck at the austrian federal mint. toned proof. flower-14. i believe i've only offered this medal once before. (auction 31c, #18 as part of the harry flower collection of albert einstein medals). $50+


*629 new york city presentation medal. 1964 bronze 69mm by michael lantz. 5 females (representing the 5 boroughs) sitting on lap of kneeling woman in very high relief/ skyline of new york and the names of the 5 boroughs around a central space, which is engraved personally to meyer weisgal. in black case of issue attesting to the presentation of this medal by mayor robert wagner on december 9, 1964. meyer weisgal was an ardent american zionist, a personal assistant to chaim weizmann and president of the weizmann institute of science. extremely attractive, case as new also. $100+


*630 anne frank. 1964. nd (1964). bronze 72 mm by georges simon. her bust in front of brick wall/flower stalk, barbed wire. a most magnificent and impressive medal honoring the teenage girl who inspired so many. sz-1, page 245. one of the very early holocaust and anne frank related medals. $225+


631 Wooden Nickels. Chicago.Hebrew Theological College Student Council Soda Pop Concession (Shabbos and Yom Tov Only). Head of Indian and "Wooden" Nickel on other side. Two pieces, different colors. $?

*632 jnf lot. (jewish national fund). 39mm. brass medal in spanish, english and hebrew. the medal depicts a woman holding a baby, with a scene of men building a house behind/a stylized tree of life, jewish settlement of galilee. medal is proof-like unc and scarce. also included in this lot are 5 celluloid jnf buttons and 8 miscellaneous jnf pins $50+?


*633 felix m. warburg memorial award. bronze 80mm. presented to mrs. frederic bierhoff for 50 years of devoted service to federation, community and humanity. with loop and blue ribbon attached. presented by the federation of jewish philanthropies of new york. name of the award around a center image of the logo of the organization which features a menorah/long legend. this medal, when awarded to someone for fifty years of service, is very scarce. $80+


*634 lion of israel medal 1965. bronze 75mm by elizabeth weistrop for the judaic medal society of half moon bay, ca. and struck by the medallic art. co. moses holding 10 commandments, "hear o israel etc"/lion of israel. while we occasionally offer this medal in a 35mm size, i cannot recall when, or if, we have offered this huge 75mm medal. in box of issue, with descriptive pamphlet. $40+


*635 society of the founders: hebrew university of jerusalem. nd. bronze 57mm. legend around eternal flame/the design of the reverse of the israeli 40th anniversary of the hebrew university medal (cm-21), which depicts a segment of the dead sea scrolls. with elaborate loop and large red ribbon attached. i cannot recall seeing this medal before. most likely given to those benefactors of the hebrew university who were designated as "founders". also see lot #693. ex seymour fromer collection. $40+


*636 jewish war veterans of the usa. nd. bronze 63mm. jewish war veterans of the usa medal of merit around field of vertical lines. uniface, probably taken from a plaque. unlisted by federbush in his 1981 article about jwv medals. can't recall seeing this before. $40+?


*637 yeshiva university ambassador. nd. wm (?) 67mm, shell-like uniface. yeshiva university ambassador in outer circle, around symbols of yeshiva u and serving higher education. taken from a plaque. 1st i can recall seeing. $40+?


*638 balfour declaration. 1967. silver bars struck by the ag mint to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the balfour declaration. designs taken from israeli stamps. one for 15 agorot depicts chaim weizmann, the other for 40 agorot has a portrait of lord balfour. 2 one-ounce silver bars with matching serial numbers (0111). $80?


*639 pair of israel campaign ribbons. 1967 & 1973. six day war & yom kippur war. both in folder as issued by israel government with signature of an israeli official. $40+?


*640 so-called "victory" medal. iraq or syria? 1967. bronze 40mm, enameled in blue, green, black, red and gold. soldier with rifle, map of israel/for victory over israel, 6-day war (in arabic) with black, green and red ribbon. $50+


*641 1968 dutch-israel solidarity medal. 1968 red copper? 70mm by theresia van der pant. tree/atoms and legend in hebrew and dutch "joy of the redeemed, the desert and the parched land will be glad". commissioned by the dutch numismatic society to celebrate israel's 20th anniversary. large and impressive. jtm ep-12. we've only had this red copper version of this medal a few times. attractive. $50+


*642 anne frank. 1968 silver 36 mm. her semi facing bust, german legend i believe in the good in people/"broken" roses, latin legend in memory of all the young who died. proof. struck at the royal begeer mint in the netherlands. sz-2, page 240. $25+


*643 florence g. heller professional award. 1968. bronze 76mm by medallic art co. her high relief bust facing, name of the award around/national jewish welfare board presented to with magen david, 10 commandments and other symbols. the award is presented by the jewish community center associations of north america on a biennial basis. as issued, a few minor nicks. $75?


*644 haganah 50th anniversary medal. 1968. bronze 59mm. facing bust of eliahu golomb (founder of the hagana) with star of david, within the names of the units in hebrew/sword and olive branch, hebrew legend. jtm mm-7. in the past we have offered this metal in gilt-bronze and silvered-bronze. this is bronze without any trace of gilding or silvering and is the first we can recall seeing as such. rare? $40+?


*645 100th anniversary of emancipation of roman jews. 1970. bronze 51mm. oval vignette in center with magen david, menorah, etc, hebrew legend around outside/italian legend, 1870-1970 around the edge. in the center an old synagogue, a crowned 10 commandments and a she-wolf suckling the twins (the ancient symbol of rome). as struck. see the lot below for a companion. the only time i can recall offering this medal was in our sale 38c (spring 2008) when a similar piece sold for $245 on a $75 estimate. $125+


*646 100th anniversary of emancipation of roman jews. 1970. silver 51mm. as above but silver! as struck. this is the first time that i can recall offering the silver version of this medal (hallmarked at bottom of obverse oval vignette .800). rare. $200+


*647 tank corps plaquette. wm 38 x 38mm. depicts a tank imposed over a map of the sinai. $25?


*648 pair of sports medals. 1970 silver 46mm 9th soccer world championship. flags and names of various nations that participated in the world championship held in mexico, including the flag of israel, around logo of the games/legend proclaiming brazil as world champs and a brass (or gilt) nd 45mm uniface medal depicting 2 divers (with air tanks on their backs) israel below and international divers meet eilat red sea around. 2 medals, the silver medal toned ef, the other almost as struck. $50+?


*649 meyer weisgal from the weizmann institute. gilt silver 51mm. his bust almost fully facing in cupped shaped medal with legend around and "meyer weisgal aet 80" incuse below/a view of the institute, legend around. presented to weisgal on his 80th birthday from the institute he helped found. in original box from spink and son. a few nicks. for other medals awarded to weisgal, see lots 618, 629 & 657. $100+?


*650 albert einstein. 1970. silver 39mm by caesar rufa for the gallery of great americans. bust/shield & legend. flower-23. toned proof. $40+


*651 federation of jewish philanthropies award of honor medal. nd. gilt bronze 75mm. federation of jewish philanthropies around legend and logos in center/ legend around space for name to be engraved. ef, a few nicks. scarce. $50


*652 atomic research center. c. 1970. silver plated bronze 59mm. negev atomic center, camel in foreground/atom symbol, cactus, hebrew legend. jtm-ep3v. haffner lists this as tombac. however almost all the examples i can recall seeing of this scarce medal have been silver-plated. the last we offered sold for $55. $50


*653 dutch-israel "friendship" badges. c. 1970? pair of badges, each with a small blue and white ribbon and a larger red, white and blue ribbon. each reads holland-israel wandelmars in two lines on a small badge at top and vriendschap door sport in one line on a larger badge below. (the holland-israel march, friendship through sport). one badge is bronze and depicts a standing young woman at the center, with a menorah and buildings in the background. the other badge is a white metal and depicts a man standing on a pedestal reading 1941 25 februari which was the day dutch workers went on strike to protest the deportation of jews by the nazis. fists, jude stars, and eternal flames round out this medal. i believe i saw one or two similar medals (perhaps these are the same) in the mid-1990s. $50+?


*654 samuel bronfman. 1971. bronze 50mm medal by "b". his bust left, name above/coat of arms of seagrams, eightieth birthday commemoration, above around, march 4, 1971 below. bronfman died barely 6 months after the family celebrated his 80th birthday. struck by the medallic art co. bronfman, the son of a russian immigrant to canada, made a fortune in buying and running seagram's distillers corp., especially taking advantage of prohibition in the united states. he and his family have been strong supporters of israel and jewish causes for many years. i cannot recall ever offering this medal before. $50+?


*655 jewish guild pin. 1972. gold and blue enamel on gilt back. magen david in center of plaque, held by lion of judah and african springbok, above in english, jewish guild 75th anniversary, below the dates 1897-1972 and a hebrew legend. according to the consignor this is from a johannesburg jewish sports club. $40+


656 Group of medals. Jabotinsky Silver 33mm by Kretschmer in small plastic case, Anne Frank Silver 27mm Israel State medal plus bronze medals of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Haganah, Rabin, Baron de Hirsch and Jonas Salk, and a silvered medal of Ely Cohen. Group of 8 medals. $60+

*657 meyer weisgal-keren hayesod "presentation" medal. the 1970 keren hayesod bronze 59mm is common. what isn't common is the presentation box this medal came with. a well-worn battered box with a certificate entirely in hebrew signed by israel goldstein as president of keren hayesod-united jewish appeal. also see lot #755 for another keren hayesod presentation piece, as well as lots 619, 629 and 647 for other medals presented to meyer weisgal. $25+


*658 genesis. nd (1972) bronze 57mm by brian watkins. in stylized form, the shaping of the land masses floating in the ocean, below in a concave portion, in hebrew in the beginning/a very stylized rendering of the formation of the waters. jtm-bm-1a. scarce. one of only two medals issued by the maccabee mint. attractive and low mintage. $75+


659 A group of Sporting Badges given to Participants. GSM-17, 43, 49v, 55, 61, 68, 72, 75a, 104, 107, 110, 114, 135 and an unlisted one from the 1972 King David March. 14-piece lot. Some with easily removable PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns. $40

660 Group of medals. Most listed in Haffner's Judaic Tokens & Medals. EP-31 20th Anniversary of INS, EP-32 1969 Jerusalem Elections, EP-46a Mikva Israel Variety (CN-35mm), EP-50 Ramat-Gan Orchestra, MM-18b, c & d all Paratroopers, MM-25 Zahal, SM-5c, SM-6c both Hapoel Games. Also included is a 1959-60 36mm calendar medal and a Gilt Bronze medal of Herzl with Western Wall on reverse. 12 small medals, some scarce. Some with easily removable PVC residue. Sold as is, no returns $100

*661 sigmund freud. 1973. bronze 44 mm by abram belski. bust of freud 1/2 right/ nude man and woman, the manifestation is today...the cause lies in yesteryear. uncommon. $35+?


*662 yom kippur war. 1973. silver plated bronze 59mm. struck for the regiment which built the bridge on the suez canal. a map showing the suez canal with an arrow pointing to the place where the regiment built the bridge and where the canal was crossed, the crossing regiment, yom kippur war/the crossing of the suez canal 16,10, 73. and the children of israel walked upon dry land under an arrow pointing to the bridge. scarce. see the shekel vol. vii, #3, p. 20, medal #3. $40+


*663 south african zionist federation. 1973. 32mm cast cn. made for israel's 25th anniversary. legend and dates 1948-1973 around menorah and 25/presented by the s.a. zionist federation in hebrew, english, and afrikaans. ef and scarce. $40


*664 group of holocaust related medals. 1) jewish fighters against the nazis, bronze 70mm by n. karp. heads of 4 soldiers representing jewish soldiers from the us, gb, ussr and eretz israel/a banner with a pole, topped by a star of david. sm-121, sz-37 (p.163), 2) yad vashem medal. bronze 59mm. yad vashem martyrs and heroes remembrance authority, jerusalem in english & hebrew around buildings/i will give them an everlasting name in english & hebrew around flame museum and 3) elie wiesel bronze 38mm with a bust of wiesel right and an open book and "indifference to evil is evil" on the reverse. 3 medals. 2 are unlisted by szperling and the yad vashem medal is scarce. $40+?


*665 in memory of the jewish vilna. nd. silver 59mm. struck by the shekel company for the ghetto fighters house. gates to the vilna synagogue/view of the ghetto. vilna, in lithuania, was one of the jewels of eastern european jewry, the center of culture, commerce and religion. after the war little remained of this once thriving community. it is estimated that over 100,000 jews from vilna and the vicinity perished at the hands of the nazis. rare. 1st we've offered in almost 8 years. toned, small rim bump. struck. $125+


*666 30th anniversary of liquidation of concentration camps. 1975 silvered-bronze 59 mm. arm, with prisoner number, breaking free of barbed wire/hebrew-english legends. scarce. sz-17, page 53. struck by the shekel co. mint for the ghetto fighters' house. $30+


*667 amulet. nd. hebrew letter "shin" on one side, hamsa (a hand which is a symbol of protection in the mid east for both jews and muslims). silvered 29mm. looped as made, with string for wearing. ex seymour fromer collection. $35+


*668 wolf zalmanson prisoner of conscience - let my people go medal. brass in form of jewish star, about 55mm from tip to tip, with loop and chain. wolf zalmanson was one of the original russian "refuseniks". in 1970, a group of 10 jews and 2 christian chartered a small plane in leningrad saying they were bound for a wedding, thus it was called "operation wedding". they had planned to push the pilots out of the plane just before take-off and fly to sweden. they never even made it out of the airport and were rounded up, beaten and sent to prison and charged with high treason, 10 were sentenced to hard labor and 2 to death. the arrests and trials triggered international protests and galvanized the movement to free soviet jewry. ex seymour fromer collection. $25+


669 Collection of 48± medals and tokens mostly of various Israel Numismatic Clubs, some AINA medals, some personal tokens and one NLG medal. A neat lot which would be very hard to dupicate. Sold as is, no returns. $125+

*670 long island jewish medical center. nd. bronze 66 mm medal, woman balancing on stand, holding child in her two hands. long island jewish medical center- hillside around the outside. same on both sides. medal is in swivel lucite stand labeled friend. we've never seen this medal before. no doubt scarce. $50+?


*671 israel's defense forces medal. nd. bronze 59mm uniface. in the center, the emblem of the zahal, the sword & olive-branch, & below that in hebrew, israel defense forces. around the rim are the emblems of 14 divisions of the armed forces. jtm mm-12 and seldom offered. this one is mounted in a wood-framed plaque, with a red background. plaque is about 6 1/4 x 6 1/4". a few nicks on the wood. we've had the medal a couple of times since 1995 but cannot recall ever having it with the plaque which sylvia haffner mentioned. apparently the others we have had, had been removed from the plaque. $40+?


*672 francis salvador. 1976. c. 1 3/4" red, blue and black enameled pin-back button on white background. an official issue of the american revolution bicentennial commission and it honors the first identified jew to be elected to an american colonial legislature, the only jew to serve in a revolutionary colonial congress and the first jew to die for the cause of american liberty. first we've offered and only the 2nd francis salvador item of any kind i can recall having. $25?


*673 jonathan netanyahu. 1976. silver 39mm by karen worth for the judaic heritage society. jonathan above, an airplane soldiers and his bust half left below/legend honoring the memory of netanyahu. jonathan netanyahu led the daring raid on july 4, 1976 to free 100+ israeli hostages captured by terrorists who had hijacked an air france flight. all but 4 hostages survived and netanyahu was the only idf member killed. he was the brother of the current israeli prime minister benjamin "bibi" netanyahu. this is the key to the judaic heritage society's medallic history of the jews of our time and i cannot recall the last time i've offered this in silver. $100+


*674 operation jonathan. 1976 silver 40mm. one hand holding a dove, another a sword with airplane superimposed on it, around the edge, peace though strength entebbe-july 4, 1976/7 line legend in wreath, july 4, 1976 operation jonathan entebbe uganda .999 fine silver. toned proof. rare. i can't ever recall offering this medal in the past. $125+


*675 jacob wrestling with the angel. 1976. bronze 68 mm by a. krol. jacob wrestling with the angel/jacob standing at top center, his name to right, hebrew legend to left, names of the 12 tribes below. 1st i've seen. for more on the artist, see lot #680 below. ex seymour fromer collection. $45+?


*676 30th anniversary of the auschwitz-birkenau state museum. 1976. bronze 80 x 97mm by t. kinowski. image of international fascism victims memorial in birkenau, polish legend around/burning torch, polish legend commemorating the victims. szperling-20, page 56. cast with an antique finish. 1st i can recall seeing. $200+


*677 lion of judah silver and bronze medals. 40mm medals with rampant lion of judah right and judah in hebrew/map of judah, showing the lion, hebron and the sea of salt. all in custom plastic case with a taped sticker on the back reading "maurice m. gould - memorial sale - june 15, 1976". $40+


*678 haym salomon. nd. brass 51mm. legend above and below 3 figures one of whom is haym salomon/liberty bell and star of david, museum of american jewish history, independence mall, phila. pa. as struck, somewhat spotted. scarce? $35+?


*679 grand commanders conference. 1976. silvered bronze 59 mm. crowned double headed eagle, 1966-1976 to either side, 26th conference of the european grand commanders jerusalem 1976 in english and hebrew all in recessed circle, the supreme council of the 33 for israel in english and hebrew around/view of the old city, jerusalem city of peace above. nasca listed one on a fixed price list at $40 circa 1980. $40+


*680 saul bellow. 1978. bronze 68 mm by a. krol. head slightly to the right/"the dangling man" seated at table. bellow was the famed canadian born jewish-american novelist and winner of the nobel prize, the pulitzer prize and the national medal of arts. the dangling man was his first published novel. krol is (was?) born into a polish hasidic family and escaped to france in 1938 where he survived the nazi period. he is well known as an engraver of high quality book illustrations, thus this medal of bellow is right up his line. see lot 675 for another medal by krol. ex seymour fromer collection. $45+?


*681 israel-egypt peacetreaty. 1978. pair of 59 mm, bronze and gilded bronze. busts of begin, carter and sadat in circular picture, one father for us all in english, hebrew and arabic/an egyptian and israeli planting a tree, with pyramids behind. randolph #15. (the shekel vol. 38, #2, pg. 28-29). this comes with a leaflet saying that the medals were issued by miim. the medal museum - international institute ltd. we've had the medal at least once before but cannot recall ever seeing this leaflet. $40+?


*682 united jewish appeal. 1979. bronze 58mm in lucite presentation stand. stylized 40 with stylized menorah/all israel is responsible one for the other in hebrew & english. struck for the 40th anniversary of the uja. at the base of the stand is a brass plaque suitable for engraving. a corner of the lucite is bumped. medal is uncommon, in the stand it's rare. $25+


*683 jewish historical museum netherlands. 1979 bronze 77mm. bust of elderly man left, jewish historical museum in dutch/stylized menorah, dates 1921-1979 at bottom, above that 40-45. i can't recall seeing this medal before. $75?


*684 simon wiesenthal. 1980 bronze 76mm 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 us mint medal. sz-1, page 245. in box of issue, with plastic stand. see the shekel, 13, 5, pg. 10. $50+


*685 simon wiesenthal. 1980 bronze 76mm. another as above, without stand or box. somewhat spotted. $50+


*686 janusz korczak. 1983. silver-plated bronze 69.5mm by stanislawa watrobka. his facing bust with his name below/two children holding stamps, polish legend. issued to commemorate the national youth philatelic exhibition. sz-13, page 209. we've had a number of korczak medals over the years, but i can't recall ever seeing this. (see lot below). only 180 pieces struck in silver-plated bronze. korczak was the educator who accompanied his students to the nazi death camps even though he had the option of escaping by himself. $110+


*687 janusz korczak. 1983. gold-plated bronze 69.5mm by stanislawa watrobka. as above but gold-plated bronze instead of silver-plated bronze. $110+


*688 memorial to the the eleven. 1984 bronze 40mm by alex shagin. memorial to the eleven israeli martyred olympians munich los anglels 1972 1984 in five lines, intertwined olympic flags and menorah with eternal flame at top/eleven stars in hebrew and english below 11 stars. proof. i cannot recall seeing this medal before. shagin was a mainstay at the leningrad mint in the 1970s where he won awards and honors but little else. he finally won the right to emigrate to the us in 1980 where he continued his prolific medal and coin making skills but now with the freedom of living in america. ex seymour fromer collection. for another shagin item, see lot 702. $45+?


*689 40th anniversary of the deportation of hungarian jews. 1984. bronze 69mm. behind a barbed wire fence, a group of jews in line, under the supervision of an armed hungarian guard, waiting to be loaded into cattle wagons (behind) for transport to concentration camps/in the center, a seven-branched menorah, and 1944-1984 & yizkor in hebrew. around the rim in hungarian, hate killed them - love to preserve their memory. szperling-29 (page 155). struck by the hungarian state mint in budapest. as issued. in our sale 41e a similar example, but with rim nicks, sold for $90. this is nicer. $100+


*690 sachsenhausen - buchenwald - ravensbruck. nd. set of 3 35mm cn medals, each depicting a memorial to a former concentration camp on the obverse. the buchenwald medal says deutsche demokratische republic plus the emblem of east germany below, while the other two have a large state emblem on the reverse. 3 medals, with some very minor handling. see szperling sz-32, page 68. scarce as a set. in our sale 32c we sold three similar medals for $80 which i believe is the only time we've offered these 3 as a set. $75+


*691 rabbi menachem m. schneerson. bronze 38mm by mercanti & payne. bust of the lubavitcher rebbe to the right/flame, open book, globe, building & english & hebrew legends. official united states mint medal. the last two we've offered sold for $45 and $85! $50+


*692 rabbi menachem m. schneerson. silver 38mm by mercanti & payne. bust of the lubavitcher rebbe to the right/flame, open book, globe, building & english & hebrew legends. official united states mint medal. i cannot recall ever seeing a silver version before. $60+


*693 hebrew university. 1985. silver 57.5mm. view of various buildings on the campus, "the hebrew university of jerusalem 1925-1985"/"sixty years of learning and light" in 3 lines below logo. edge marked sterling. as struck. i cannot recall ever offering or seeing this medal before. scarce. also see lot #635. ex seymour fromer collection. $125+


*694 association of (australian) jewish holocaust survivors. 1985 50mm cast white metal. association of jewish holocaust survivors around a tree on a star of david, to life in english and hebrew and 1945-1985, with a star of david at bottom/40th anniversary, sydney * australia * may 8th-12th 1985 around from holocaust to rebirth and building in center. vf-ef, rim bump about 5:30 on reverse. i cannot recall ever seeing this medal before. unlisted in szperling. $50+?


*695 moses maimonides. 1985. 850th anniversary of his birth. 98 x 67.5 mm bronze by m. laszly (?). stylized eternal lamp (?)/legend in spanish and some hebrew commemorating his 850th birthday. from moses to moses, there is no one like moses. issued by the jewish institutes of spain for this most remarkable person. rare. $100+


*696 yechiel hadany silvered medal. 1985 64 x 88mm rectangle medal. facing portrait, name in cursive hebrew/date and legend, and sticker from yechiel hadany jerusalem arts & crafts designer judaica in 4 lines. ex seymour fromer collection. $45+?


*697 yechiel hadany silvered medal. nd 55 x 79 mm rectangle medal. facing portrait of woman, name in cursive hebrew/blank but for sticker from yechiel hadany jerusalem arts & crafts designer judaica in 4 lines. ex seymour fromer. $45+?


*698 jerusalem and holyland antiquities. two attractive pendents, each with an ancient coin. 1) round pendent with grapes and amphora and prutah of jewish war. 2) rectangle pendent showing a gate of jerusalem and a roman coin. both pendents with leather strap for wearing and in boxes of issue. $40+?


*699 avital & natan (anatoly) shcharansky. 1986 pair of bronze medals. 1) 76mm. their busts/wailing wall, let my people go in english, hebrew and russian. official us mint medal and 2) 38mm. their busts/wailing wall. unc. the first in box of issue with plastic stand. the shcharansky's were among the most prominent soviet jewish refuseniks who were finally allowed to leave the soviet union in 1986 after 13 years of effort. natan is now a prominent political figure in israel. $40+


*700 gerhard herzberg. 1987? bronze 86mm medal by dora de pedery-hunt. facing bust of herzberg, nobel prize 1971 at right and then his name. "87" at left. uniface but signed by the artist on the reverse. herzberg's main contributions are to the field of atomic and molecular spectroscopy and he was a professor of physics but his nobel prize was in chemistry. he was born in hamburg in 1904 and was a professor at the darmstadt institute of technology when he was forced to emigrate to canada in 1935. he died in 1999. scarce, dora de pedery-hunt was a budapest born artist who moved to canada at the age of 40 in 1953 and became one of canada's most important medallic sculptors. she did both this medal and the polanyi medal listed below. $100+


*701 john c. polanyi. 1987. bronze 82mm by dora de pedery-hunt. his facing bust, name at right and "prix nobel 1986" on edge. born in 1929 in berlin to hungarian-jewish parents, the family fled to england in 1933 where he was educated. he received numerous education degrees in the uk, canada and at princeton in the us, and settled in toronto where he was living when he was awarded the nobel prize. signed by the artist on the back. $100+


*702 irving berlin. 1988. silver 38mm by alex shagin. his bust, left with hand holding flag/ us eagle, legend. 1 troy ounce of pure silver. reeded edge. unc. i can only recall offering this once before, back in the last millennium. struck for his 100th birthday. born in russia, he was the son of a cantor and there is some evidence that as a youth he too worked as a cantor. eventually he became one of america's most famous and popular songwriters of popular music. this medal is by a russian-born american-jew of a russian-born american-jew. 2 of the leading figures in their field. see lot 688 for a related item. $40+


*703 45th anniversary of the liberation of forced labor camps. 1990 silver-plated bronze 65mm by phillippe laine for pichard-balme. monument of the victims with german inscription cemordet karfreitag 1945 (they killed on big friday (?)) against a background of barbed wire and the date 1945-1990/french legend in 4 lines, "45th anniversary of the liberation of the nazi germany forced labor camps". sz-45, page 81. scarce. the only time we offered this was in our sale 40j when due to production problems we neglected to photograph it. $150+


*704 prague synagogue. 1990 700th anniversary of old-new synagogue in prague. bronze 60mm. view of synagogue/magen david in front of cemetery. as struck, with case. $40


*705 50th anniversary of the rescue of denmark's jewish community to sweden in 1943. 1993 silver 40mm by preben eriksen and niels nielson. a danish jewish family embracing, in the background a boat in the water between denmark and sweden. the ship was called the margit and legend refers to the small fishing village gilleleji/statue of holger danske. danske was a legendary dane and also the name of the danish resistance group in wwii. sz-44, page 170. rare, we can't recall ever seeing this before. preben eriksen is a well-known danish numismatist. $150+?


*706 50th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. 1995. bronze 68mm. behind barbed wire are five symbols of deportation: the stripes of prisoners' garments, the train to the camp, a single triangle for deportation and repression, stars of david for the deportation and persecution of jews and a rectangle for inserting the prisoner's registration number/sun, with rays and a list of 23 concentration camps, 3-line french legend and the dates 1945-1995. sz-53, page 89. another medal i can't recall seeing before. $160+


*707 50th anniversary of the liberation of stutthof concentration camp. 1995 silver-plated bronze 70mm by anna beata watrobska-wdlowiarska. figures of people in the concentration camp, polish legend our fate is to caution you, not to be a legend/barbed wire and leaves, stutthof v-1945-v-1995 and 3-line polish legend at bottom. sz-59, page 95. the medals were struck with the wrong date 5.v.1945-5.v.1995 instead of 9.v.1945-9.v.1995. instead of issuing new medals, the stutthof state museum tried to dig out the old dates. we've had a 1982 stutthof medal before but can't recall ever offering this one. stutthof was the longest functioning nazi concentration camp. more than 100,000 people were imprisoned there including over 43,000 jewish women. about half lost their lives there. $120?


*708 psalm 150. praise the lord with music and dancing. 1999 bronze plaque by benn for the paris mint. 84 x 60mm, depicting group of people dancing and playing musical instruments, part of psalm 150 in hebrew and french. the artist known as benn also did a medal of moise haissinsky, the nuclear physicist, for the paris mint. in original box with plastic stand. $40+?


*709 oscar schindler. nd brass 32mm. polish legend, schindler's factory above view of factory and lipowa 4 in 2 lines below/polish legend, noting this was made for the krakow city historial museum for oscar schindler's enamel factory. bu, a few field marks. 1st i can recall seeing. $30+?


*710 auschwitz-birkenau. nd. set of 2 30mm brass medals. 1) barbed wire fence to left, and striped prisoner's uniform with triangle and prisoner number, legend around/view of building, kl.auschwitz - stamlager above and in banner between, arbeit macht frei. 2) kl. birkenau-auschwitz ii above railroad station/legend around fence of concentration camp. 2 medals, neither listed in szperling. $40+?


711 Group of 3 Holocaust medals.Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory (See lot #709 above) and 2 Medals issued by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum (See Lot #710 above). The first 32mm, the last two 30 mm. $65?

*712 350th anniversary jewish life in america. 2004. bronze 76 mm by dana krinsky. ny skyline like a menorah and george washingtons's quote "gives to bigotry no sanction...."/a group of men, women & children on a journey to liberation, proclaim liberty throughout all the land. jahf offers this for $150 on their website. $100+


*713 robert "rosie" rosenthal. 2005 jewish-american hall of fame bronze 48mm trapezoid medal by jim licaretz based on a painting by gil cohen. rosenthal was one of the most decorated of all us pilots in the eighth air force during wwii and led his original crew of "rosie's riveters" on 25 missions and then continued to lead and fly by example and completed 53 missions receiving more than 15 decorations. this (and the following two lots) are the only rosie rosenthal medals that we have offered individually. less than 500 minted, with "certificate of authenticity" and pouch as issued. $50+


*714 robert "rosie" rosenthal. 2005 jewish-american hall of fame trapezoid medal pure silver trapezoid 48mm. less than 250 minted, with "certificate of authenticity" and pouch as issued. contains 3+ ounces of pure silver. one tiny rim nick. $125+


*715 robert "rosie" rosenthal. 2005 jewish-american hall of fame trapezoid medal pure gold-plated silver trapezoid 48mm. less than 25 minted, with "certificate of authenticity" and pouch as issued. contains 3+ ounces of pure silver. $200+






STATE, COMMISSIONED, PRESENTATION AND AINA TOUR MEDALS   (back to top)

*716 sm-1c. medal of liberation. 1961 silver 61mm. type ii or the hecht mint type. dull finish, "silver .935" on edge. this type seems to be much scarcer than the "sterling" variety. please note that, unless specifically mentioned otherwise, when we note "sterling" or "silver" as an edge inscription, this is only to differentiate it from the other and this will not be the only inscription on the edge. $150


*717 sm-1e. medal of liberation with plugs. 1961, bronze 61 mm. both kagan and the igcmc catalog list this medal as 59mm. i believe they are both wrong as every one that i have been able to track has been 61mm. this is logical as both the regular copper and silver issues are also 61mm. slightly discolored (as almost all are) and with a rim nick. $50+


*718 sm-14a. 2nd bible contest. 1962. silver 59mm. only 1160 minted.. $200


*719 sm-29a. terra sancta (pilgrim's medal). 1963 silver 59mm. as struck. $125+


*720 sm-42a. el al airlines. 1969. silver 45mm. one of the most attractive and popular state medals designed by ben shawn. a dove with wings outspread, bring back my sons from far and my daughters from the end of the earth/stylized hebrew alphabet. toned, contains more than 1.4 ounces of actual silver. $50


*721 sm-51a. hadassah hospital on mt. scopus. 1975. silver 45mm. view of the hospital, emblem and legends. over 1.4 ounces of actual silver. $50


*722 sm-53a. technion institute, 50th anniversary. 1974. silver 45mm. stylized design. over 1.4 ounces of actual silver. $50


*723 sm-61a. israel-egypt peace treaty. 1979 silver 59mm. hecht mint. "silver .935" on the edge instead of sterling which haffner doesn't list, but the igcmc does. $125+


*724 cm-8a. 1962 gold tourism award medal. 19mm milled edge. only 380 pieces of this medal were struck in 18-karat gold. $225+


*725 cm-8b. tourism. 1966. tombac 59mm. rare only 400 pieces minted. $100


*726 cm-9. hebrew union college. 1963 b59mm. never offered for sale by igcmc, this was presented to those who attended the final construction meeting for the archaeological school. only 496 minted. $75


*727 cm-11a and 11b. remembrance day. 1963 and 1969. both varieties of this popular and important medal. cm-11a bronze 59mm, cm-11b tombac 59mm. $50+


*728 cm-39. jerusalem restoration "the mayor's medal". group of 3 different bronze 59mm varieties. 1) "with compliments teddy kollek" in english, 2) "presented to teddy kollek" in hebrew and 3) no inscription. the variety in hebrew with "presented to" is very scarce! $450+


*729 cm-49. munich synagogue. 1972 silver 45mm. a surprisingly difficult medal to locate, this medal was issued when a new synagogue was dedicated in munich on the site of the central synagogue burned down by the nazis in 1938. $75+?


*730 cm-59. maariv daily newspaper. 1973, silver 35mm. struck to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the newspaper (and of israel), this medal features a newsboy on the obverse. only 750 minted. $50


*731 cm-60. wildlife, "haibar" nature reserves authority. 1973. silver 45mm. a jumping ibex and an ibex head. popular silver medal. $50


*732 cm-72c. prime minister's medal. golda meir. silver 35mm in bezel and with key-chain as issued. english version. with compliments golda meir prime minister of israel/terra sancta medal. igcmc page 270. rare. only 100 of these were issued and this is only the 2nd we've offered since at least the mid-1990s. the medal itself was very lightly cleaned before being set in the bezel, as i believe all were. if i can recall correctly, this is nicer than the last we offered. $300+?


*733 cm-72d. yitzhak rabin prime minister medal. 1975. bronze 35mm in bezel. view of jerusalem/with compliments y. rabin prime minister of israel. rare, only 108 minted. (no chain). $250


*734 city-coin medals. complete set of 9 silver & 9 bronze 45mm medals in green album, as issued. one side of each medal shows an ancient coin used in that city and the other side a modern (1965-66) scene of the city. all as issued. ccm 1-9 & ccm-1a to 9a. virtually 13 ounces of silver in the 9 silver medals. as issued. album shows some signs of use. $425+


*735 complete city coin-medal "presentation" set" including gold medal in green album. as above but with addition of the jerusalem gold medal. ccm 1-9b. this is the only album (official or otherwise) that we have ever seen that was issued specifically for the complete 19 piece set. no doubt rare. medals and album are in as issued condition. we searched high and low in all reference books and journals published about israeli coins and medals and could find no mention anywhere for this unlisted set. we have come to the conclusion that this must be a very limited edition special presentation set given to a very few important people in the 1960s. and our consignor was among the most important and influential numismatists in israel at that time. this set has almost 13 ounces of actual silver and .8550 ounces of actual gold and the set is of the utmost rarity. $2000+


*736 aina honors the usa bicentennial. 1976 american-israel numismatic association bicentennial medals. bust of george washington left, legend around/aina symbol, 1776-1976 and "american revolution bicentennial" around. cased set of bronze and silver 38mm medals with matching serial numbers, kagan am-3 and 3b. only 500 sets issued, many no doubt have been dispersed. $60+


*737 ant-1. aina tour medal, masada. copper 35mm (20.16g). haffner lists this medal as tombac but mentions that some were also issued in bronze and copper. this is copper. $65


*738 ant-2. aina tour medal, jerusalem city coin. 1970 bronze (15.04g) 35mm. thin flan. scarce, only 100 pieces minted. haffner lists the weight as 27 grams which is entirely inaccurate. igcmc lists the bronze at 20g and the copper at 23g. since we started tracking weights in the late 1990's, this is lightest specimen we've had. $60+


*739 ant-2. aina tour medal, jerusalem city coin. 1970 copper (20.54g) 35mm. thick flan. scarce, only 100 pieces minted. see the lot above. this is a copper striking and is redder, heavier, thicker and slightly wider than above. slightly toned. $60+


*740 ant-3. aina tour medal, valour. 1971, tombac 35mm (24.63g). 100 pieces were struck for aina's 3rd tour. sylvia haffner listed the weight at 27 grams, the igcmc listed the weight at 27-33 grams. however in looking back at our records, we have found that the medals are in the 24 grams ± range or the 33 grams ± range. i can't recall any that are in the 27± range. in box of issue, with specially inscribed inner cover. a couple of minor nicks. $60+?


*741 ant-4. aina tour medal, jerusalem-knesset. 1972, tombac 35mm. 100 pieces were struck for aina's 4th tour. 22.56 grams. edge #092. haffner lists weight as 27 grams, igcmc lists it at 23 grams. $60


*742 ant-5. aina tour medal.25th anniversary. 1972, tombac 35mm. 150 pieces were struck for aina's 4th tour. as issued. 23.09 grams, haffner lists at 27 grams, igcmc at 23 grams. we have not recorded any others at a significant difference in weight to ascertain if there is more than one variety of this medal. $50?


*743 ant-8. aina tour medal, aina token. 1976, brass 30mm. as issued. 11.29 grams which is close to the igcmc reported weight of 11 grams. sylvia haffner was erroneous in her listed weight of 25 grams. 100 pieces were struck for aina's 8th tour per igcmc. haffner is probably also wrong in her listing of 150 pieces. $60


*744 pm-5. dentistry school. 1964, bronze 38mm. struck for the dedication of the school. unc, but some light handling marks on reverse. please note that haffner-magnus wrongly lists this medal as 33mm (it is 38mm) and that the correct weight is 20.85 (or so) grams rather than 30 grams. scarce. $90


*745 pm-7. petroleum institute. 1966. bronze 59mm. scarce, only 500 minted. $50


*746 aircraft that made history. 2003-2005? bronze 50mm. set of 14 medals in case of issue. issue priced at $62 per medal by the igcmc proof, as issued. very scarce as a complete set. $300+


*747 ships of the israel navy. 2004-2005. bronze 50mm. set of 5 proof medals in case as issued. issue price at $62 per medal. $100+


748 Holocaust related. Israel State Medals SM-49a, SZ-16, p. 142 Jewish Volunteers in the British Army during WWII (with Jude Star) 1975 Silver 37mm; SM-66a From Holocaust to Rebirth 1981 Silver 37mm Sz-23, p. 149; SM-79 Jewish Resistance to the Nazis 1983 CN-45mm SZ-25, p. 151; SM-86a Victory over the Nazis 1984 Silver 37mm, SZ-27, p. 153 and SM-92a Ship Exodus 1987 Silver 37mm Sz-36, p. 161. 5 medals, 4 of which are silver. Over 3.1 ounces of silver. The last ex George Fisher collection. $100+

749 Group of 59 and 70mm bronze State medals: Ingathering of Exiles, 40th Anniversary, Exodus, Blossom of Galilee, Israel Industry Centenary, Jerusalem 3000, Jerusalem-Knesset, King Hussein of Jordan and Yad Sara. 9 bronze medals. Sold as is, no returns . $60+

750 Group of 59mm bronze State Medals. 40th Anniversary, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Ingathering of the Exiles, For Meritorious Service, Retirees, Martin Buber, Temple Mount, The People of Israel Lives, Priestly Blessing, Tower of David, Bat Yam, Temple Tunnel and May You Go Safe. Also in this lot is a Private Issue 21st Independence Day Brass 59mm, a 1974 Hanukkah Lamp 10£ coin, 3 IGCMC subscriber medals, 2 AINA tokens and 2 IGCMC tokens. 22 piece lot. Sold as is, no returns. $100+

*751 idf - special commendation medal. early 1990's? cn 41mm with white & blue ribbon, olive branch entwined sword superimposed on flag and star of david. most likely awarded to a soldier by the commander in chief or a general. unlisted. as made. $150?


*752 idf special commendation medal. nd (probably 1990s). cn 35mm with olive branch entwined sword superimposed on the right side of a star of david with a white ribbon with two blue stripes on each side. probably similar in nature to the lot above and the 2 below but unlisted in the igcmc catalog. most likely awarded to a soldier by the commander in chief or a general. $150?


*753 israel defense forces - distinguished service medal. 1973 cn 41 mm. a balanced torch between sword and olive branch symbolizing controlled strength. the ribbon is blue as in the national colors. see igcmc cat page 298, #25920209. awarded by the chief of staff for deeds of courage. the catalog says that the medal is silver but this is copper-nickel. rare. $150+


*754 israel defense forces - medal of courage. 1973 cn 42 mm. swords entwined by an olive branch forming the silhouette of a candelabra. the ribbon is red, symbolizing fire and blood and battle. see igcmc cat page 298, #25920209. awarded by the chief of staff for deeds of valour while on combat duty, at the risk of their lives. the catalog says that the medal is silver but this is copper-nickel. rare. $150+


*755 keren hayesod "presentation" medal. the 1970 keren hayesod bronze 59mm is common. what isn't common is the presentation box this medal came with. in 7 lines, imprinted on official igcmc box "in appreciation for your dedicated service to the people of israel. edward ginsberg, general chairman, june 1970, united jewish appeal." 1st i can recall seeing. also see lot #657. $40+?


*756 klezmer and angels. 2004. 60 x 48mm oval bronze. silk screen of klezmer and angels by yosi berner/angels and signature. igcmc #11610750. $50+






JEWISH AND HOLY LAND RELATED PAPER   (back to top)

There are a number of items in part one of this catalog which just as easily could be listed in this section. They are: 488, 490-527, 529-533, 535-539 and perhaps some others we forgot.

*757 rothschild financial document. 1883. sent to e. rothschild of stadtoldendorf from freiburg in hannover. my translation is that this is a "regulatory cost" invoice for 30 marks. one page, c. 8 x 12", when folded the outside contained the address and the stamps. torn at folds and near bottom, thus in need of repair but a fascinating document. $40+?


*758 palestine photo cards. 1900. 10 different photo cards issued by judische zeitung of vienna. (photographer of the zionist movement) (10 c. 6 x 4 1/2"). life in early 20th century holy land includes one of a bezalel workshop and others of various colonies. an extraordinary group. we've sold individual cards such as these for $35 and up. some with light stains, but a nice group. $150+


*759 colorful judaic die cuts. 1902-1909. hebrew publishing co. 1) relatives greeting immigrants as they arrive in us; 2) showing 10 stages in a man's life from birth to age 90; 3) similar, but depicts 5 stages of life. titled, van stufe zu stufe (stage to stage); 4) figure of rabbi placing hands on boy's head (bar mitzvah?); 5) tashlik prayers. 6 men praying at river, 3 on each side; 6) shabbat dinner; 7) rabbi teaching bar mitzvah boy, boy's father and younger brother nearby; 8) young woman carrying blue and white zion banner; 9) "america" greeting family of jewish immigrants as they arrive in america and 10) father teaching son how to put tefillin on. a wonderful set of colorful "slices" of american jewish life 100+ years ago. #1 is copyrighted 1902, #9 1909, others without dates. would make a wonderful framed collage. $100+


*760 share certificate of hermon, societe industrielle et agricole en palestine. 1906. three pastoral scenes by e. loevy, a woman with a bowl of fruit on her head, two farmers plowing a field with oxen and a woman with a vase on her head. the hermon society was a paris-based organization whose purpose was to raise funds to support agriculture and industry in paris. meshorer-olson #37. in brown and orange. certificate is lithographed in orange and brown and contains all 30 coupons as issued. unused and unissued. extraordinary condition. while we have offered this certificate in the past, those have been in poor condition. this is as issued with the exception of a few folds so that this folds into a reasonable size. $100+


*761 anti-semitic postcard. 1907. jewish shopkeeper fleeing his store which is in flames with legends, faule fische und makes and keine versicherung with the translations also included, ill luck and more of it and no insurance. postally used. uncommon. $25+


*762 warsaw kollel. 1914 for 60 piastres (?). with elaborate handstamp at lower left and hand stamp signatures below. there are (at least) two types of warsaw kollel notes, this seems to be the scarcest. ef, a few minor stains. ellenbogen-197, meshorer-15. $75+


*763 danzig synagogue receipt. 1 july 1915. large (c 6 1/2 x 8") receipt for a 300 mark donation signed by jerzy hirschberg. nice vf, with staples holes at upper left. $35+


*764 south american jewish financial document.levy & company, sao paulo. brazil. 1916. a 1st of exchange for 250 bags of coffee. some tape repairs on back. a scarce locale for a wwi era jewish-related financial document. $40+


*765 palestine postcards. 1920s? 9 colorful postcards depicting various scenes from israel: jerusalem, tiberias, safed, jericho, hebron, haifa, tower of david, rachel's tomb and jaffa. all by sinai of tel-aviv. with cover and backing, both of which are loose, titled "eretz-israel" in hebrew. in our sale 32c we sold a set of 8 similar cards, but without the cover (and without the jerusalem card). i'm guessing that this set consisted of at least 10 cards as the lot in sale 32c had a card of the "wailing wall". $75+?


*766 golem note. frankfurt 1921 25 pfennig. depicts the golem creature. the golem were, in eastern european jewish legend, figures of lore and greatness and many rabbis used these as morale builders. unc. $25


*767 gymnasium tachkemauni, jaffa. 1920s. the school, under the auspices of rabbi a. i. cook, which was the first of its kind "to raise the flag of real judaism in eretz-israel and the teaching of hebrew". vf, some pinholes and minor stains, small tear. still intact including counterfoil. $40


*768 mizrahi bank ltd. 1924. share warrant #551 for 1 egyptian pound. with a beautifully colored blue, black and orange-brown, ornate frame and a bilingual red seal with 5 coupons attached. printed by goldberg, jerusalem. ideal for framing. scarce. we've only offered 2 of these in the past 16 years (and maybe longer) and both were later dates (1929 and 1931). both were in 2001 and they sold for $75 and $85 respectively. unlisted in meshorer-olson. $100+?


*769 workers' bank. 1924. share warrant for 3 shares. blue on brown with red seal, and underprint of map of eretz-israel. meshorer-olson #49. nice fine, minor tears at folds and edges & scarce. $100


*770 berthold goldman vouchers. 1920s-1930s? from kozichovice, moravia. 1 and 2 kronen paper vouchers, with perforations still intact. this was an agricultural supply store and agricultural implements can be seen in the embossed seal on each note. legend in german and czech. ef. scarce. kozichovice is a small village near trebic about 65 kilometers west of brno in what is now the czech republic. little is known about the jewish population in kozichovice, but trebic had an active jewish community, with a jewish quarter and leopold loew, a famed 19th century hungarian rabbi, went to the yeshiva there. $40+


*771 moshe ordmann. 1925. balfour's visit to jerusalem in 1925. a group of 5 different colored postcards depicting various scenes from balfour's visit to eretz-israel in 1925. vf-ef, very minor pencil graffiti. $40


*772 masonic lodge of jerusalem. 1928. a group of documents. includes the agenda of 1928 meeting on which the cover has a logo of david's tower & citadel in jerusalem (as seen on palestine currency board notes) and the officers, the executive being moise valero. the lot also includes two letters and two tickets for a benefit on february 29, 1928. 5 documents all in french. valero is from the valero family which interestingly has been in the news in jerusalem claiming that they are the rightful owner of land located by the damascus gate in the old city, which they say the state never compensated them for the land which they seized after the six day war. land, that they say, aharon valero purchased in 1921. see ha'aretz 17 april 2008. $45


*773 hungarian orthodox jewish ration chits or vouchers. 1924-1925. 4 different from miskolcz jewish community. we have had these paper vouchers before but these are the earliest we've seen. 200 korona 1924 green, 300 korona 1924 beige, 12 filler 1925 off-white and 8 filler 1925 yellow. the first two printed by schvarcz soma, the last two by braun henrick, vf-ef, some signs of aging, printed on thin paper. in 1941 there were 15,000 jews in this city, one of the more important jewish centers in hungary after budapest. about 90% of the city's jews were murdered during the war. $75+


*774 miskolc, hungary receipt. 1925 for kosher goose slaughtering. issued by miskolski orthodox jewish rabbinate. off-white with receipt attached. $40+?


*775 miskolc, hungary receipt. 1930s? unused for hen (tyuk) or cock (kakas) issued by the orthodox jewish rabbinate. this was sent to us as a voucher for food. the presence of the hebrew (and hungarian) word trief for non ritual food seems to indicate that this is a receipt for non-kosher poultry that was sold to a non-kosher butcher or market. scarce. $40+?


*776 joseph deutsch 1931 jerusalem-tel-aviv. licensed broker, in real estate....gold and precious stones. 1931. contract between deutsch and mrs. r. elishkavitch for a bond of the belgian government for 250 francs at a cost of 2 1/2 pounds on the signing & 500 mils on the 1st of each "european month" and 200 mils starting 1 april 1931. signed by both parties, with deutsch signature twice both via handstamp. english on one side, hebrew on the other with the hebrew side filled in. fine, some tears at folds. $40


*777 haifa youth absorption center. 1935. receipt in orange for contribution. building in center of brick wall. vf-ef, staple holes, perforated at left as probably taken from booklet. $30+


*778 union of hebrew barbers. 1935. haifa. ticket for gathering of members to take place on saturday evening 23 feb. 1935 at 9 pm in hotel sterner on brosh street. hand stamp in hebrew and english with "eretz israel" in hebrew only. vf+, small stain. presumably very scarce. $25+


*779 aden industrial company ltd., tel-aviv, eretz-israel. 1936 share certificate for 5 egyptian pounds. in english & hebrew. form from the 1920s. fine, soiled. no doubt scarce. $40


*780 ozar mif'alei yam beeravon mogbal. 1937. share certificate for one share. fine, tape repaired on back as well as with manuscript notations in hebrew and german. in our sale 38c we sold a similar item for $100. that was a share warrant, this is a share certificate. well worn, some tears at folds. $40


*781 zionist shekels. 1940s to 50s?. a group of 5 pieces. all slightly different, either by color and/or by the way "no" is printed at upper left. all from eretz-israel. fine to ef, all but one vf+ or better. a nice group for those who are serious collectors. $125+


*782 pal-americ-africa. 1943 (january 14). palestine-america-africa trade co. share certificates for monthly benefits of the credit foncier egyptien. 2 certificates, 2 & 5 palestine pounds, one is blue or gray on white, the other red on white hebrew/english document. vf-ef, the 2 pound torn at one of the folds. scarce. unlisted by meshorer. $50+


*783 mazpen. bearer bond certificate. 1945. sale of bearer bonds in which the purchaser pays 1 pound 500 mils the first month and then 12 monthly installments of 1 pound each. on the reverse it states that drawings will be made four times yearly for twenty years and "a part of this loan is intended for reconstruction of jewish towns and villages...the purchase of this bond is your duty towards yourself and your family." tears at edges and at folds, but perforation still mostly intact for receipt. $40


*784 government of palestine. jerusalem, 15 april, 1946. bearer bond. 10 pounds, in english, hebrew and arabic. 4th issue. 14 of 20 coupons attached. meshorer-olson #60 is a similar bond but dated 1944 and was the first issue. choice ef, with just one fold. a similar bond, but perhaps slightly less in condition sold for $100 in our sale 39d. $100+?


*785 arthur szyk title pages. 1947 for stamp albums. 9 beautiful multi-colored designs by arthur szyk the famed miniaturist & illustrator. 9 different lithographs, published by k. bileski of winnipeg canada and printed in ny by herman jaffe: china, canada, airmails of the world, poland, switzerland, france, ussr, usa and great britain. all c. 9 x 11", with image size c. 6 1/2 x 8". $300+?


*786 natanya cooperative. c. 1948. cardboard tokens. 50 pruta blue (5), 100 pruta orange (5), 250 pruta greeen (9), 500 pruta tan (7), 1 lira white (5) and 2 lirot pink (4). haffner jtm co-19a. 35 tokens, all ef-unc. each token is overprinted with a large red letter or groups of letters. we believe that these 35 compile a complete set. in our sale 40e, a type set of 6 tokens, plus 3 overprinted "workers" tokens, sold for $385 in very active bidding. (see lot below). $250+?


*787 natanya cooperative. c. 1948. cardboard tokens. 250 pruta orange, 500 pruta blue and 1 lira white. haffner jtm co-19b. similar to above but overprinted in hebrew workers (in hebrew). in our sale 40e, a type set of 3 "workers" tokens, plus 6 non-overprinted " tokens, sold for $385 in very active bidding. (see lot above). the 1 lira "worker's token" is especially rare. $100+?


*788 shoham maritime vouchers in booklet. 1958. contains 2 each of 50, 100, 200, 250 and 500 prutahs as well as an additional "suggestion" slip. all the vouchers as well as the cover of the booklet are numbered dalat 56581. purchased by "muzaien" traveling on the s/s israel. issued on 17 may 1958 in haifa. see haffner pages 266 and 167 and the shekel vol. ix, #5, pages 17-18. various reverse inscriptions on the vouchers. only the 2nd such booklet i can recall offering. au. $40


*789 six day war march certificate. 1971. a certificate given to those that participated in a march in honor of "giora" who was killed in the first day of the six day war. $40






THE HOLOCAUST AND ANTI-SEMITISM   (back to top)

There are a number of lots in earlier sections of this catalog that just as easily could have been listed here. They are: 224, 240, 400-406, 462-463, 469, 474, 488, 490-505, 533, 535, 539, 542, 548, 570, 577, 589, 595, 600, 603, 611-613, 615-616, 626, 630, 642, 653, 664-666, 676, 683-687, 690, 694, 700-701, 703-707, 709-711, 748, 761, 773 and 804-807.

Why do people collect this "stuff"? I'm asked that question repeatedly. And while there is no "correct" answer, 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 still deny the existence or the magnitude of the Holocaust. These items are a weapon against them.

*790 horneburg anti semitic notgeld. 75 pfenning. 1921. features "a jew" peeking out of a window. unc. $25


*791 arnstadt anti-semitic notgeld. 1921 10 pfennig. a set of 6 different notes, all with anti-semitic renditions on the back. jewish peddler with sack, jew taking coins out of rear of bird, 2 jewish woman arguing about money, jewish businessman and his "victim", 2 jewish businessmen celebrating after a deal and a jew as a devil. unc. we usually sell these at $20 each! $100?


*792 austrian anti-semitic notes. 1920 set of 3. 10, 20 & 50 heller. issued by the anti-semitic league of austria. all with burning newspapers on the obverse and anti-semitic quotes on reverse. 3 unc notes. $75+


*793 loich austrian anti-semitic notgeld. 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 loans sharks and illegal hawkers" perhaps meaning thorns should be uprooted and snakes be killed. printed in red and black. 4th edition (auflage) is printed on reverse. unc. $50


*794 linz und wels austrian anti-semitic notgeld. 1920. 80 heller issued by the party administration of the german freedom and order party of upper austria. shows an armed soldier pointing at a black bearded jewish type kneeling on the ground near a large sack. captioned "i tell you, and i mean it - isaac schlerich is your worst enemy." (schleich = sneak). in various colors but the main color is red, 1st issue on reverse. ef. see the shekel, vol. xviii, #4, page 27. $60+


*795 austrian anti-semitic overprints on the reverse of 1 and 2 kronen notes of 2 january 1922. both with the following overprint in german, "the gold is in the jewish bank, the "crap" is in your hands". 2 unc notes. the 1 krone note seems to be much scarcer than the 2 kronen. $50


*796 bielefeld linen notgeld. 1922 500 mark. anti-semitic and anti-us vignettes. 1st we've offered in quite some time. see the shekel, vol 17, #4, p. 39. as issued. the last we offered, in november 2005 in our sale 35d, brought $80. $50+


*797 meggenhofen anti-semitic notgeld. 1921 set of 3 austrian notes, 30, 40 and 80 heller in green. 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 airplane dumping out worthless stacks 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. set of 3 unc. notes. scarce. these notes come in at least three colors, black, brown and green. $90+


*798 tostedt anti-semitic notgeld. 1921. 50 pfg. note which depicts two "jewish" profiteers being hanged from a tree. unc. see the shekel vol xviii, #4, pages 25 & 26. $25


*799 tostedt anti-semitic notgeld. another lot, as above. $25


*800 anti-semitic labels. each about 2 x 2", red on black. a skull,with dehors les juifs above on both, one also has de joden buiten below. from the dual languages used, these most likely were meant for use in beligum. a similar set in our sale 37a sold for $65. $75?


*801 anti-semitic notgeld or lottery ticket. austria nd. heimat = baustein? 2000 k(ronen). i can't quite read the fancy german but it seems that this refers to liberation from the jews. c. 4 x 2 1/4" on thin beige paper, a perforation separates the last 3/4 of an inch on the left from the rest of the paper with one staple hole. first i can recall seeing. $50+?


802 Withdrawn

803 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 pape which 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 Mittagessen (Lunch). These cards were issued to Jewish survivors of the Jewish DP camp at Bad Kissingen. Unused and uncirculated. $75+

*804 babi yar pin. 1991. 27.5 mm round brass pin, magen david with large 29 and 1941-1991 above and september (in russian) at bottom, with "babi yar" in english, hebrew, russian and ukranian around. babi yar was the ravine in kiev where more than 30,000 jews (and later tens of thousands of others) were murdered by nazi troops in the largest single mass extermination during wwii. it inspired books, a symphony and a famous poem by yevgeny yevtushenko. the extermination started on september 29th of 1941. $35+


*805 babi yar pin. 1991? 25.5mm brass pin in shape of a diamond with a menorah in center, 29-ix-1941 above and a star of david above that and "babi yar" in english, hebrew, russian and ukrainian around the edge. don't know if it was made at the same time as the above or perhaps 10 years later? $25


*806 dachau pin. 2000. 55th anniversary of the liberation of the dachau concentration camp. dachau at top, p in triangle, stripes below and winged "55" at the bottom. enameled red, white, blue, yellow and gold. in a small case. $25


*807 auschwitz-birkenau pin. 2005. for the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp. 24mm, round. red triangle with p over prisoner stripes and 27.01.1945 over 50 and auschwitz birkenau. red, blue and black enamel on white background in brass ring. $25


End of Sale.

This sale closed February 6, 2012. The following prices realized are provided as a courtesy to our bidders and customers. All prices are in US Dollars. We are not responsible for typing, layout or display errors. Please see the Auction #42A page for full item descriptions and images. * Denotes tie bid
Lot#   -   Price Realized
5   --  $425
7   --  $620
8   --  $570
11   --  $900
12   --  $8250
13   --  $2200
14   --  $60
15   --  $110
16   --  $775
17   --  $850
18   --  $200
21   --  $240
22   --  $230
23   --  $180
24   --  $300
28   --  $160
29   --  $375
30   --  $220
31   --  $131
33   --  $440
38   --  $300
39   --  $300
41   --  $300
42   --  $725
43   --  $1100
44   --  $210
45   --  $220
46   --  $120
47   --  $125
48   --  $135
50   --  $110
51   --  $400
53   --  $310
57   --  $325
59   --  $75
62   --  $120
63   --  $140
65   --  $250
67   --  $90
68   --  $90
70   --  $60
72   --  $110
73   --  $65
75   --  $100
78   --  $120
79   --  $60
80   --  $65
81   --  $27
82   --  $85
83   --  $50
85   --  $175
87   --  $125
90   --  $475
91   --  $41
92   --  $45
93   --  $50
94   --  $90
95   --  $110
96   --  $60
*98   --  $40
100   --  $33
102   --  $25
104   --  $20
105   --  $30
107   --  $79
108   --  $36
109   --  $40
110   --  $300
111   --  $35
115   --  $65
117   --  $50
118   --  $25
121   --  $20
123   --  $22
125   --  $35
126   --  $30
128   --  $50
130   --  $11
132   --  $35
133   --  $100
134   --  $65
137   --  $70
140   --  $125
141   --  $35
142   --  $60
143   --  $125
145   --  $24
146   --  $35
147   --  $30
149   --  $80
150   --  $110
153   --  $175
154   --  $150
156   --  $50
157   --  $800
158   --  $110
159   --  $151
160   --  $135
163   --  $60
164   --  $100
165   --  $75
166   --  $48
168   --  $50
169   --  $475
172   --  $60
173   --  $31
174   --  $50
175   --  $56
175a   --  $300
178   --  $55
179   --  $220
181   --  $60
182   --  $75
183   --  $45
184   --  $90
185   --  $90
186   --  $60
187   --  $65
188   --  $100
189   --  $60
190   --  $50
193   --  $38
194   --  $35
Lot#   -   Price Realized
195   --  $95
196   --  $110
198   --  $125
199   --  $210
200   --  $100
202   --  $56
203   --  $150
204   --  $150
206   --  $50
207   --  $240
209   --  $75
211   --  $60
212   --  $120
213   --  $55
214   --  $80
216   --  $100
220   --  $75
222a   --  $385
225   --  $225
226   --  $60
227   --  $200
228   --  $90
*229   --  $106
231   --  $240
234   --  $100
240   --  $50
241   --  $30
242   --  $75
243   --  $400
244   --  $55
245   --  $40
246   --  $40
247   --  $120
249   --  $40
250   --  $220
254   --  $60
260   --  $40
261   --  $75
262   --  $35
264   --  $85
*265   --  $85
267   --  $85
268   --  $110
269   --  $550
274   --  $60
283   --  $120
285   --  $120
286   --  $120
287   --  $85
290   --  $150
292   --  $101
293   --  $110
294   --  $400
295   --  $210
296   --  $61
297   --  $75
299   --  $150
300   --  $195
301   --  $47
302   --  $110
304   --  $30
305   --  $165
306   --  $85
307   --  $450
308   --  $55
309   --  $50
310   --  $85
312   --  $90
313   --  $260
314   --  $30
316   --  $80
317   --  $90
318   --  $110
321   --  $70
322   --  $300
323   --  $110
324   --  $33
325   --  $260
326   --  $40
327   --  $60
328   --  $65
329   --  $50
330   --  $190
331   --  $60
332   --  $100
336   --  $435
347   --  $50
348   --  $575
349   --  $95
350   --  $100
351   --  $55
356   --  $45
357   --  $235
359   --  $85
361   --  $55
362   --  $95
363   --  $235
364   --  $120
365   --  $200
366   --  $165
367   --  $165
368   --  $100
369   --  $140
370   --  $175
371   --  $70
372   --  $120
373   --  $75
374   --  $350
376   --  $130
378   --  $120
379   --  $55
380   --  $100
381   --  $120
384   --  $75
385   --  $165
386   --  $200
387   --  $65
389   --  $100
392   --  $140
394   --  $475
395   --  $1450
397   --  $165
399   --  $440
Lot#   -   Price Realized
400   --  $90
401   --  $95
402   --  $95
403   --  $140
404   --  $75
405   --  $135
406   --  $115
408   --  $80
409   --  $60
410   --  $650
411   --  $190
411A   --  $425
412   --  $750
413   --  $175
414   --  $110
417   --  $80
418   --  $55
420   --  $75
421   --  $35
422   --  $75
423   --  $60
424   --  $30
425   --  $80
426   --  $80
427   --  $150
428   --  $90
429   --  $425
430   --  $275
431   --  $225
432   --  $180
432a   --  $245
434   --  $270
438   --  $90
441   --  $50
444   --  $65
445   --  $60
446   --  $30
447   --  $55
448   --  $80
449   --  $900
450   --  $100
451   --  $75
452   --  $100
453   --  $85
454   --  $50
455   --  $65
456   --  $45
457   --  $550
458   --  $115
459   --  $35
462   --  $42
465   --  $150
467   --  $120
469   --  $60
471   --  $48
472   --  $100
473   --  $21
474   --  $70
475   --  $75
477   --  $65
478   --  $30
479   --  $53
484   --  $150
485   --  $25
486   --  $140
488   --  $400
490   --  $120
492   --  $145
493   --  $70
494   --  $170
495   --  $65
496   --  $115
498   --  $800
499   --  $350
503   --  $110
504   --  $125
505   --  $135
506   --  $135
507   --  $80
509   --  $65
513   --  $100
517   --  $2400
518   --  $2400
519   --  $2400
520   --  $3400
522   --  $70
527   --  $65
529   --  $35
530   --  $700
531   --  $625
532   --  $3000
533   --  $65
536   --  $60
537   --  $60
539   --  $300
540   --  $90
542   --  $650
543   --  $275
544   --  $150
545   --  $75
546   --  $100
547   --  $250
548   --  $410
550   --  $275
*551   --  $150
552   --  $390
553   --  $375
555   --  $150
556   --  $90
558   --  $300
560   --  $120
561   --  $160
562   --  $175
563   --  $275
564   --  $40
565   --  $70
566   --  $280
567   --  $110
568   --  $165
569   --  $50
570   --  $300
571   --  $100
572   --  $450
Lot#   -   Price Realized
575   --  $60
576   --  $75
578   --  $50
579   --  $595
580   --  $90
581   --  $300
582   --  $65
583   --  $300
584   --  $475
586   --  $150
588   --  $90
589   --  $50
592   --  $50
594   --  $90
595   --  $60
599   --  $35
600   --  $100
601   --  $45
602   --  $75
603   --  $235
604   --  $160
605   --  $45
608   --  $45
609   --  $100
610   --  $25
612   --  $75
614   --  $85
615   --  $100
616   --  $75
617   --  $55
618   --  $60
619   --  $300
620   --  $60
621   --  $100
622   --  $180
624   --  $40
625   --  $75
628   --  $65
629   --  $275
631   --  $20
632   --  $60
634   --  $70
635   --  $60
636   --  $40
637   --  $60
638   --  $90
639   --  $50
642   --  $45
643   --  $75
645   --  $100
646   --  $160
647   --  $50
649   --  $100
650   --  $60
656   --  $90
661   --  $60
662   --  $50
663   --  $30
664   --  $65
666   --  $30
667   --  $50
668   --  $40
670   --  $40
672   --  $25
673   --  $115
674   --  $120
677   --  $60
678   --  $40
681   --  $65
682   --  $20
683   --  $100
684   --  $70
687   --  $70
688   --  $80
689   --  $70
691   --  $30
692   --  $75
693   --  $130
694   --  $85
695   --  $100
698   --  $65
699   --  $40
700   --  $150
702   --  $40
703   --  $135
705   --  $150
707   --  $120
709   --  $55
710   --  $50
711   --  $45
713   --  $37
714   --  $140
716   --  $150
720   --  $70
721   --  $45
723   --  $100
727   --  $65
728   --  $420
729   --  $50
730   --  $30
731   --  $50
732   --  $225
733   --  $200
734   --  $440
735   --  $2000
737   --  $65
738   --  $50
739   --  $75
748   --  $90
757   --  $90
759   --  $200
760   --  $225
761   --  $35
762   --  $50
765   --  $110
768   --  $110
770   --  $40
771   --  $55
779   --  $40
780   --  $25
782   --  $50
783   --  $50
784   --  $100
786   --  $450
787   --  $75
788   --  $80
790   --  $20
791   --  $75
792   --  $60
793   --  $40
794   --  $45
795   --  $40
796   --  $50
797   --  $65
800   --  $65
801   --  $50
804   --  $45
805   --  $40
806   --  $30
807   --  $35