Auction No. 096

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

November 29, 2016

Auction: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 17:00.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday November 24, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Monday November 28, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Opening $300
Estimate $600 - $800

A collection of documents about the agricultural settlement in the Jezreel Valley signed by the redeemer of lands Yehoshua Hankin, Y. Ettinger, and Avraham Granovsky (Granot), 1922-1927.
[13] leaves, some on official paper of the JNF (KKL) and the Hachsharat HaYishuv B'Eretz Yisrael. Historical documents about the agricultural settlement of the Jezreel Valley and the establishment of the moshavot and kibbutzim there. The documents are connected to the transfer of ownership of the lands Ganegar and Mahalul to the name of the JNF, which later became Kibbutz Ganegar and Moshav Nehalel. 
* Memorandum of the purchase of the lands from 1922.
* Official paper of the JNF about "disputes about the division of the land," signed by Y. Ettinger and A. Granovsky.
* Official paper of the JNF's main office signed by A. Granovsky and an additional unidentified signature.
* An additional document signed by Yehoshua Hankin about the Norris Mills on official paper of Hachsharat HaYishuv B'Eretz Yisrael.
*  A booklet of handwritten lists from 1921 (7 leaves) with testimony about the agricultural produce in Northern Israel (sales from the threshing floor of Tel Adash, Ganigar and Mahalul) which includes the type of produce, where it grew, and the amount sold. 
Yehoshua Hankin (1864-1945) was one of the practical Zionists and was known as the "redeemer of lands" due to his purchase of lands for Jewish settlement, especially in the Jezreel Valley. Avraham Granot (Granovsky) (1890-1962) immigrated to Israel in 1924, together with Menachem Ussishkin, and was appointed as chairman of the JNF. He signed the Declaration of Independence and was a member of Knesset in the first and second terms. Yaakov Akiva Ettinger was an agronomist and a Zionist activist. He was one of the sculptors of the Jewish settlement in the land of Israel and served as the head of the department of settlement in the Jewish Agency.
Fine general condition.   

Eretz Israel & Zionism