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"103:-INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE OLDEST JEWISH SYNAGOGUE / IN AMERICA, NEW PORT, R. I." linen from Berger Brothers, mailed, slight yellowing of the paper with age, minor wear at bottom corners. $7.00 rji
"141 / Tunisie. - Femme Juive. - ND Phot." close-up of a young woman black & white mailed 1901 in Tunis to Haesdonck Belgium (clear cancel ties 10-c stamp, clear receiving mark). Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg (171,150 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 jt-t
"32 TOZEUR. -- Femmes Juives lavant. -- LL. / Imp. de la Dépęche. - Sfax" showing several Jewish women washing clothes at this oasis in Tunisia, black & white, nick at top edge. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 jt*
"4350 Los Angeles, Cal., East Lake Park" including the bandstand & boat house, color postcard made in Germany, mailed 1907 to Cyrus Cole in Snyder Oklahoma, noticeable toning both sides. Message in part: 'The place where I marked the x is where the Jews had that fight Fourth of July night." The name is sometimes seen as Eastlake Park. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 cjm
"Abraham and Isaac" original design by Robert Leinweber, number 8 of 12. heavily toned back, appears to be trimmed a bit (not by us!) $2.75
"A happy New Year" a poem & captioning in Hebrew; unused postcard from the Williamsburg Art Company (their No. 138), printed in Saxony, minor corner wear, some reddish toning near the right back edge. $5.00 jn
"America's oldest Synagogue / dedicated in 1763 by Jewish / community organized in 1658 / in Newport R. I." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed in Tiverton 1960. $3.00 (rj)
"A. RITTIGSTEIN / HARDWARE & ... // 971 / BROADWAY // E. JOHNSON / CHIMNEY / SWEEP // E. JOHNSON / CHIMNEY SWEEP / 971 BROADWAY / PRONE OAK 2176" in Oakland California with attention-getting wagon & 2 workers in costume before the business (name & address on awning) established by Jewish immigrant (from Czernowitz Bukovina ) Adolph Rittigstein. Sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo divided back post card with wonderful depth-of-field & lighting that brings out the details. The Rittigstein (& Son) business prospered by supplying paints, oils, hardware, locksmithing & chimney sweeping services from 1889 - 1910. Belongs in a museum. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. c(o)pjhg
"A Shepherd and his Herd on Jewish National Fund Land in the / Valley of Jezreel" sepia-tone from K. Hefner & J. Berger, numbered 17 on back, made in Poland, unused, trivial corner wear. The land referred to in the caption was purchased in 1921 & was rapidly transformed from malarial 'death swamps' by productive kibbutzim such as Nahalal, Kfar Yechezkel, Ein Charod & Bet Alfa. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 jp
"BECKMESSER HANS SACHS VEIT PROGNER / NÜRNBERGER MEISTERSINGER" showing a group of 3 busts in a striking image, number 5031 from Herman Martin, unused Postkarte, slight yellowing of the paper with age, minor wear at 2 corners. Hans Sachs was a 16th century mastersinger & songwriter, about whom (among others) Richard Wagner composed a long opera. Beckmesser was a character in the opera who many believe was intended to be a Jewish stereotype. $5.00 bnjm
"CEREMONY OF THE PASSOVER SACRIFICE OF THE / SAMARITANS ON MT. GRIZIM -- NABLUS / MT. GRIZIM -- NABLUS / CEREMONIE DES SAMARITAINS AU SACRIFICE DE PAQUES / BERG GRISIM -- NABLUS / ZEREMONIE DER SAMARTAINER BEIM -- OPPER" unused post card, tiny corner bend, I. Amad copyright, numbered 216 on back. $3.50 ji
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"Columbus, O., [10/15] 189 / Sir: You are hereby notified to attend a [Regular] / meeting of the Congregation K. K. B. I. on the [21st] / day of [Oct] 189, at 9 o'clock . 1m., for / the transaction of business. / Respectfully, [A. H. Harmon] / Secretary" government postal card mailed from Columbus to nearby Delaware Ohio (arrival mark on the 16th). The material shown here in square brackets [ ] was filled in by hand. The Congregation Kal A Kodesh Beneh Israel (Holy Congregation of Children of Israel) was founded in 1824 in Ohio by a majority of the Israelites in the Cincinnati area, and so became a frontier outpost of Judaism. Soon its name changed to Congregation Kahl aKodish Bene Israel, which name endures today, as does its abbreviation. Not much early material is ever seen or offered from this important congregation. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 jo(c)g
"Enrico Macias" close-up of the Jewish-French singer from Algeria with his guitar, real photo postcard, unused, scalloped edges as issued. $2.00 (mj)
"EUCLID AVENUE TEMPLE, CLEVELAND, OHIO." unused white-border era postcard published by Braun, mad in USA, numbered R-6551 on back, lightly toned back, upper corners creased, other edge wear is minor. $4.50 jo(c)*
"GOODBYE . . . I'M / TAKING OFF NOW" showing a blonde aviatrix blowing a kiss, signed Earl Moran art on an advertising blotter for The Scovill Iron & Metal Co. of Cleveland Ohio, front toned, a little corner wear, used for its intended purpose. Size about 9" x 3-3/4". This scrap metal shop on East 55th Street was founded by Jewish businessman Abe Kadis, who long dreamed of becoming a pilot & eventually did -- hence his choice of image. $7.50 jo(c)a(m)
"GRUSS aus Kaiserslautern." in Western Germany, multiview with undivided back, 4 scenes-- including St. Marien-Kirche & Gewerbe-Museum & Synagogue; paper browning with age, light toning on front, album marks on front, much corner & edge wear. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 gjw
"Hester Street, New York / ... ILL. POST. CARD CO., N. Y." a crowded scene on the Lower East Side, children playing & much business being transacted in the street, signage in Hebrew; postcard with undivided back, long & heavy upper corner crease, lower corner creased, back with much toning, noticeable edge wear, front message area toned. As is. $3.75 n(n)j
"HISTORY OF THE JEWS" paperback book by Cecil Roth, 440 pages well indexed, gently used but cover is not fresh. To give an idea of detail, the pre-Diaspora portion occupies 134 of the pages. $1.75 j
"Jerusalem, By the Old City Walls, The Tomb / of Absalom (son of King David)" unused continental post card, fairly fresh. $1.25 ij
"Jerusalem Examining his Great Grandson in a Bible Lesson" also captioned in Hebrew, monochromatic green postcard on brownish stock, No. 41, unused, A wonderful image. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 pj!
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"JÉRUSALEM. Mur des lamantations. / ... / JERUSALEM. Jews Walling(sic) Place. / ..." also captioned in German & Italian, sepia-tone post card, Edit. A. Attallah frčres, numbered e77472 in stamp box, unused, lightly toned back, good edges. $7.00 pj*
"JERUSALEM, The Ancient Citadel of David." also captioned in Hebrew, unused sepia-tone postcard from Eliahu brothers, detached from a booklet with perforations neat enough but a long crease runs along the left image edge, opposite corners have minor rounding, back lightly toned. The structure is sometimes referred to as the Tower of David. $1.50 j
"Jews' House and Steep Hill, Lincoln Valentines Series" in England. Postcard with black & white on paper yellowing with age. The approximately 900-year-old building served as a Jewish synagogue in the Middle Ages, and is still used for some Jewish functions today. The name on the storefront prominently at the left bears the name of M. Pickering. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 wg(c)g(t)
"J. Frank, pinx. Rothenburg o. T. / Judengasse" signed art depicting 2 street musicians entertaining on the Jewish Lane of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, unused postcard with a Bavarian scene. This community expelled in Jewish citizen in October of 1938, so the name of the lane is unlikely to survive to present-day. $5.00 bj
"King David's tomb on Mr. Zion, Jerusalem, one the holiest sites in the tradition of Israel" (also captioned in Hebrew). Unused chrome post card. $2.50 *
"Lampes Juives du Musée Ste-Anne, JERUSALEM / ... / But the wise virgins took oil in the vessels with lamp ... And the foolish said to the wise : Give us of your oil, ..." unused black & white carte postale, very light toning in front caption area, good edges. The verse is in from Mat. 25, 4, 8 & is stated in other languages including German & French. $2.00 rjm
"MAIN STREET, CENTERBURG, OHIO" real photo mailed 1907, published by D. W. Short, writing on front, trivial corner wear. Prominent near the left is the entire front of the Jesse Spira Clothing store, next to a grocery. An interview published by the Columbus Jewish Historical Society puts the Spira's as the only Jewish family in Centerburg at the time, with the nature of their business uncertain. This postcard provides the answer. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ojgm#
"Makes you look like a Millionaire. Won't cost much either. Ask us: Reitz & Langguth / 2769 W. 25th St., 4279 Pearl Road, S. W. Makers of Smart Clothes" showing the proprietors (Mathew Reitz & Phil Langguth) standing in front of their store in Cleveland, unused litho-chrome postcard, fairly fresh with good edges. Necessarily pre-1913 when their firm was dissolved. Truly rare. Two Reitz family members (René Reitz and his mother Matilde Reitz) have had Yad Vashem recognize them as "Righteous Among the Nations" for the aid they extended to Jewish refugees in France during the Holocaust. $30.00 o(c)ggfj NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"METALLUM / VACUUM / ˝WATT / JOH. KREMENEZKY, WIEN / XX. DRESDNERSTR. 57 TEL. 42-0-60" unused advertising card for an incandescent light bulb business owned by Johann Kremenezky, founder of the Jewish National Fund and Herzl's financier; slightly taller than a regular-size postcard, small corner crease, other minor corner wear. Reverse side carries a handwritten message (spellings as found): 'Dear Sir - Enclosed I'm sending yoy the proposal that you have sended me, hopping that you will give me your agency to the Portuguese Colonys.' Yona Krementzky, another spelling of his name, headed the JNF-KKL. Among other things, he initiated the Golden Book, and the publication of JNF stamps. Tying all it together, and among his many honors, he was nominated as one of the Dignitory Citizens of Vienna. This document is not signed but it is obviously an attempt to further his business. $50.00 jea
"משה שרת" Moshe Sharett, second Prime Minister of Israel; unused sepia-tone postcard with all printed information in Hebrew, toning on the back from the production process itself, good edges. Shown left. $5.00 jfip. "... ,משה שרת" a longer caption in Hebrew also with his name, showing him as a younger man. unused postcard with all printed information in Hebrew, no toning on back, good edges. Shown right. $5.00 jfip. NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"M. S. 'HIKAWA MARU' / ... / TRANS-PACIFIC PASSENGER SERVICE / N. Y. K. LINE" showing her underway near shore, unused postcard, one corner with 2 creases, otherwise fairly fresh. Shown. This ship assisted Jewish refugees to escape from the Holocaust to Canada, and later it became a hospital ship during World War II. One remaining example, better than the one shown, it has no creases. $20.00 s(o)jjm
"... / New Year Greetings" with the salutation also in Hebrew, fanciful & gilded art depicting a flower-covered airship flying alongside a dove, postcard printed in Germany & mailed SEP 23 1914 at Brooklyn New York to Mr. & Mrs. S. L. Brooks in Philadelphia Pennsylvania by Mrs. Brooks sibling Bennie & Pauline, corner wear includes small bends & creases, lightly toned back, front image fairly fresh. $6.00 jn
"ON THE LAKE OF TIBERIAS (FISHERMEN'S SHORE)" also captioned in Hebrew, mailed from Manariyya to Wisconsin in 1963 (0,30 Korczak stamp tied). $1.50 i-i
"Poland: Age Seeking to Continue Existence" Printed card reproduces a touching photo by Wisniack taken in the Warsaw ghetto circa 1930. Excellent condition. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 pj
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Postcard Collector. December 1988 (Volume 6 Number 12). Features on displaying postcards for profit, Anne Frank, Wain Santas & more. Curled & yellowing paper with corner creases. $1.75 p,j
"Praha. Skupina hrobu na starém židovském hřbitově / Prag. Gradmalgruppen am alten jüdischen Friedhof. / Prague. Le vieux cimetičre juif. / The ancient jewish(sic) Churchyard." unused real photo postcard also captioned in Hebrew on the back. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00
"Touro Synagogue - Newport, R. I. / / In colonial times this Matza board was used in the / preparation of the dough for Matzoth (unleavened / bread) used in the Passover season." continental postcard with scalloped edges as issued, writing on back dates to 1968. $1.50 jr
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"Touro Synagogue - Newport, R. I. / / This view shows the Torahs dressed in Sephardic type / mantles and decorated with Rimonim and breast- / plates." continental with scalloped edges as issued, writing on back dates to 1967. $1.50 jr&
"TRANS - PACIFIC PASSENGER SERVICE / M. S. 'HIKAWA MARU' 11,632 GROSS TONS / N. Y. K. LINE" showing a side view of the ocean liner underway, unused chrome postcard in excellent condition. Known as 'the Queen of the Pacific', she was used by Jews fleeing Nazi persecution via Japan in 1941. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 s(o)jjm
"Visit / Replica of / MOSES TABERNACLE in the WILDERNESS" unused chrome post card from R. E. 'Bob' Schatzman, fresh color, very faint small corner crease. The attraction is in Saint Petersburg Florida. $1.25 fj
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Wanted to buy--postcards featuring the art of Ephraim Moses Lilien, or his publications. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars, postpaid to Columbus Ohio. *c
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