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Kestenbaum and Company: K2 JUDAICA SALE: RARE PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, GRAPHIC & CEREMONIAL ARTS

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Auction Name K2 JUDAICA SALE: RARE PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, GRAPHIC & CEREMONIAL ARTS Total Sales (USD) 133,031.25
Auction Date 05/06/2021 - 05/06/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 77,860.00
Sale Number #93 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 117,790.00
Total Lots 210
Sold Lots 133 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 193,980.00
% of Lots Sold 63.33% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 283,690.00
Unsold Lots 77 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 46.89%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
32 FINKEL, NOSSON TZVI

(The Alter of Slabodka, 1849-1927). Autograph Letter Signed, stamped and written in Hebrew to R. Yeshaya Dov.

n.d USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 10,625.00
47 KLUGER, SHLOMO

(1785-1869). Autograph Letter Signed written in Hebrew to R. Chaim Nathan Dembitzer of Cracow.

1859 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 6,000.00
6

World War One-era Diary of a German-Jew, Siegfried Mai.

1917-19 and 1938 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,750.00
19

<> Sepher HaZahav shel Chevro Machzikei Horav.

1938 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,625.00
78

Collection of lottery tickets and lottery advertisements, each with Jewish connection.

1761-1826 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,375.00
29 ENGEL, SHMUEL

(Rabbi of Radomyshl, Bilgoraj and Dukla, 1853-1935). Autograph Letter Signed in Hebrew, also signed in German, written to the Community leadership of Lvov.

1884 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,750.00
44

Rabbi Yitzchak Yerucham Diskin, Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, Rabbi Moshe Nachum Wallenstein, Rabbi Mordechai Leib Rubin, and Rabbi Yitzchak Porush.

1919 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,750.00
21

<> Pinkas - Sons of Britchan Synagogue, Bromehead Street, E.

1931 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 3,500.00
28 Ehrenreich, Shlomo Zalman

(The Shimloyer Rov, 1863-1944). Autograph Letter Signed written in Hebrew on letterhead to Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Friedman of Chevra Tomchei Torah, New York.

1931 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 3,250.00
82

Resolution by the “Portuguese Congregation Mickveh Israel of Philad’a” to send financial aid to the Moroccan Jewish refugees in Gibraltar.

1859 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,750.00
101

Brass Presentation Key. Commemorating the opening of the Machzikei Hadas Synagogue, Brussels.

1933 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,750.00
7

Archive of minutes, documents and communications regarding Congregation Kehillath Yaakov and the Gemiluth Chessed of Greater New York; both of Washington Heights, NY.

1940’s-1970’s USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,500.00
105

Giuseppe Vigevano. Nisayon Ktav Lashon HaKodesh - Saggio di Caratteri Ebraici. [“Student’s Guide to Hebrew Calligraphy.”]

1824 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,500.00
150

Archive of Military Government Officer Captain Norman W. Borring, among the liberators of the Laufen concentration camp, 5th May 1945.

v.d USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,500.00
57 ROSEN, YOSEPH

(The Rogotchover Gaon, 1858-1936). Autograph Postcard Signed written in Hebrew, to Rabbi Yehoshua Baumol of Brooklyn.

1930 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 2,250.00
52 PERLOW, YISROEL

(The Yenukah of Karlin-Stolin, 1868-1922). Secretarial Letter Signed written in Hebrew to R. Avraham Yitzchak Heller.

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,125.00
27 EHRENFELD, SHMUEL

(The Chasan Sofer, 1835-83). Autograph Letter Signed written in Hebrew to Rabbi Binyamin Wolf Singer.

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 2,000.00
137

P. Hassine. Megilath Hitler [“Scroll of Hitler”].

1943 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 2,000.00
154

Roberts, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.

1855-56 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,000.00
175 LUZZATTO, SIMONE

Socrate, ouero, Dell`humano Sapere Esercitio Seriogiocoso.

1651 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,000.00
17

<> Chevrah Kadisha Pinkas - Jamaica.

1929 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,500.00
40 HAGER, MENACHEM MENDEL

(Rov of Visheve, 1886-1941). Autograph Letter Signed written in Hebrew on plain paper.

1921(?) USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 1,500.00
60 ROTH, AHARON

(“Reb Ahrele,” 1894-1947). Autograph Letter Signed written in Hebrew on plain paper to R. Avraham Groman.

n.y USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 1,500.00
92

<> Two documents relating to Rebecca Gratz’s Sunday School, and her Hebrew Female Benevolent Society.

v.d USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 1,500.00
171 (ITALY).

Pius Papa V. Praeceptum De Iudæorum exterminatione ex omni dominio temporali S.R.E. & subditorum, præter Romam & Anconam.

1569 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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