Winner's Unlimited - No. 105

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

February 21, 2018
Opening $100
Estimate $200 - $400
Sold for $183
Including buyer's premium

Telephone directory for Jaffa-Tel Aviv, 1946.

Telephone numbers only have four digits. The page following the title page includes a chart with "instructions for turning the dial." The directory includes Arabic surnames. At the top of each page there is instructions: Don't say, "Hello, what's your name?"; speak clearly; speak directly into the receiver; Wrong number? Say you're sorry; if there's no answer try again a little later; answer the telephone right away; hang up the receiver before dialing again; with any complaints, speak to the supervisor.

The directory includes interesting listings, such as: Spain - department for German relations; appointed government doctor; Israeli manufacturers union; Asis - Society for Israeli produce, and more.

One of the first telephone directories published for specific cities in Palestine [Prior to this edition, a one volume directory was sufficient for the entire country]. Telephone directories for the Northern and Southern cities were published in separate volumes in the 1940s.

76 leaves. 23 cm. Stained binding. Fine condition.

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