Winner's Unlimited - No. 101

Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz Israel and Zionism

July 19, 2017
Opening $ 80
Estimate $ 150 - $ 300
Sold for $ 98
Including buyer's premium

An election poster depicting the Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion who represents the Tzadik party playing with a chess soldier with the letter 'Pay' on his clothes, Israel, 1950's.

It is possible that the soldier is a reference to Shimon Peres and that the poster hints to the years in which Ben Gurion resigned from the premiership and retired to Sde Boker [between 1953-1955]. In those years in which he worked on making the desert bloom, Ben Gurion continued to pull the strings behind the scenes of the government and Moshe Dayan and Shimon Peres acted according to Ben Gurion's instructions without the knowledge of the Prime Minister at the time - Moshe Sharet. So, for example, Dayan activated troops after conferring with Ben Gurion without Moshe Sharet's knowledge. The poster before us was published with his return to Israeli politics, although the poster could possibly hint to a different political scenario.

Size: 48x35 cm.

Signs of burning in the bottom margin, minimal tearing in the margins.

Moderate-fine condition.

Category
Posters & Engraving