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 $ 400
Estimate $ 600 - $ 800
Sold for $ 537
Including buyer's premium

Original draft of a poster for a "Yizkor" for killed Lechi fighters. Printed pieces of paper pasted together to form a mosaic of the poster that was then copied and distributed.

At center there is a picture of the founder and first commander of the Lechi, Avraham Stern, known by his underground name "Yair" (taken from Elazar ben Yair, commander in the great revolt against the Romans). He was killed by the British secret police in February, 1942. It is topped by [Hebrew] text "On the 25th of Shevat, 1942, he was felled by a bullet of the foreign government" - with the name Yair. Underneath the picture, there are pasted, printed pieces of paper with the [Hebrew] text "The blood of the Lechi has been spilled in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, in Haifa and Yavniel, in Ranana and Mevot Kefar Atta, in the Mountains of the Galilee and the expanses of the Negev." This is followed by another pasted piece of paper that states: "On the 25th of Shevat, the nation will remember the Lechi dead, its heroic fighters! Honor their memory!" On the right and left there are two additional printed pieces of paper with tens of names of Lechi fighers who died in battles on behalf of the land.

Size: 50x65 cm. Mounted on a stiff, protective surface.

Aging stains, fold marks at center. Marginal tears.

Moderate-fine condition.

Category
Posters & Engraving