If I were a rich man….
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If I were a rich man….

Clockwise from top right, Elizabeth Taylor owned this sterling silver menorah; her head of security brought it back from Israel as a gift for her. Estimate $7,000 – $9,000. Rare French JNF cardboard collection box. One of several JNF boxes offered in this auction. Estimate $1,200 – $1,500. This 1924 oil painting by JG Dembiczak shows an eagle, symbolizing American help to Jews in the Old Country. Estimate $3,000 – $5,000. The original passport of Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Estimate $42,000 - $55,000. Autographed picture postcard of Chief Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, circa 1920. Estimate $1,500– $2,000. Letter from Mayer Lansky, who was in Israel trying to avoid U.S. prosecution, to his daughter. Estimate $2,000 – $3,000.
Clockwise from top right, Elizabeth Taylor owned this sterling silver menorah; her head of security brought it back from Israel as a gift for her. Estimate $7,000 – $9,000. Rare French JNF cardboard collection box. One of several JNF boxes offered in this auction. Estimate $1,200 – $1,500. This 1924 oil painting by JG Dembiczak shows an eagle, symbolizing American help to Jews in the Old Country. Estimate $3,000 – $5,000. The original passport of Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Estimate $42,000 - $55,000. Autographed picture postcard of Chief Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, circa 1920. Estimate $1,500– $2,000. Letter from Mayer Lansky, who was in Israel trying to avoid U.S. prosecution, to his daughter. Estimate $2,000 – $3,000.

If I were a rich man….

I probably wouldn’t dress up as a bat and fight crime in Gotham city.

I probably wouldn’t host elaborate parties on Long Island.

But I might well splurge at the upcoming January 24 auction of rare and antique Judaica at J. Greenstein & Company in Cedarhurst.

Herewith, a few of the most tempting of the 182 auction lots. The full catalog is available at jgreenstein.com

 

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