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 $ 80
Estimate $ 150 - $ 200

Share certificate number 2774 in colored lithographic print which was issued by the 'Chevrah Lhitakrut Bnei HaYeshivot' to a person who purchased one of the company's shares. The share was designed by Meir Gur Aryeh and Zeev Raban, artists from 'Bezalel'. The signature of the company's president [in lithographic printing], Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen Kook and the company's manager, treasurer and honorary secretary Rabbi Dovber Epstein, appear on the certificate in Hebrew and English.

Details were filled out on the certificate by hand.

At the bottom of the certificate is a lithographic picture depicting yeshiva students sitting and studying in the shade of the trees in an orchard, with a farmer in the background ploughing his ground. Underneath the drawing are words which summarize the company's goal: "Torah study and building the Land".

Chevrah Lhitakrut Bnei HaYeshivot was founded in 1929 by Rav Kook in order to "settle Torah scholars from the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem and from other yeshivot in all kinds of agricultural lands. To arrange and aid the arrangement of gatherings and groups of yeshiva students and to train them for agricultural work... to assist in the immigration of people from the Diaspora who wish to work the land while keeping their faith" (from an advertising booklet the company published). The company operated for about two years and eventually closed due to financial difficulties.

Size: 17x34 cm.

Condition: Very fine.

Category
Ex-libris, Payment methods and paperwork