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Argentina: Santa Isabel Jewish Colony silver jubilee commemoration brass token, 1933; not maker-marked; 34.5mm, 13.3g. Obv.: 7-line leg. "Silver Anniversary of the Village and Colo
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Argentina: Santa Isabel Jewish Colony silver jubilee commemoration brass token, 1933; not maker-marked; 34.5mm, 13.3g. Obv.: 7-line leg. "Silver Anniversary of the Village and Colony of Santa Ysabel FCP/Central Pacific Railroad(?) 9 February 1933". Rev.: triangle w/ industry, agriculture & learning devices; leg."Peace, Culture, Progress". Founded 1908 by Jewish Colonization Association (supported Jewish emigration from Russia/ E. Europe to agricultural colonies esp. in N & S. America) & settled by Orthodox Jews; by 1913, over 131 families + 4 Synagogues; RR connection 1915; declined mid-20th C. In VF, rare.
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China: Harbin "Jewish Music-Drama Society" copper token (ND), c. 1910s-1920's; no marker marks; 27mm, 8.05g. Obv.: Russian leg. "Jew[ish] Mus[ical]-Dramat[ic] Society Harbin", w/ 2
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China: Harbin "Jewish Music-Drama Society" copper token (ND), c. 1910s-1920's; no marker marks; 27mm, 8.05g. Obv.: Russian leg. "Jew[ish] Mus[ical]-Dramat[ic] Society Harbin", w/ 2 Chinese chars. in center. Rev.: crowned figure w/ lyre; Russian leg. "Czar [King] David" - possibly the society's name. Russian lettering on rev. written right-to-left like Hebrew. In AU w/luster & toning. Jews turned Harbin into "Paris of Orient"; Jewish cultural club known by acronym "Yilmadag", similar on this token & may be connected to Jew Joseph Kaspe, owner of 'Hotel Moderne', which hosted many of Harbin's cultural events (son, Simon, was gifted piantist; kidnapped & murdered by anti-Semitic white-Russians 1933).
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Russia/Ukraine: Balta (Odessa region) Jewish community 3 Kopek bronze token, circa. 1880s; 1.45g, 18mm. Obv.: number "3"; Ukrainian leg. "контора коробочнаго сбора балта" ['office
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Russia/Ukraine: Balta (Odessa region) Jewish community 3 Kopek bronze token, circa. 1880s; 1.45g, 18mm. Obv.: number "3"; Ukrainian leg. "контора коробочнаго сбора балта" ['office boxed collection of Balta']. Rev.: swan image. Jewish tokens from the Odessa region all bear image of swan & identified by phrase 'office box collection', a ref. to community levy imposed by the 'Kahal'. The Russian govt. required Kahal-im to collect state taxes from their communities but permitted them to raise funds for community needs, these called "packaged collections" ('office box collections'). The levies were legalized in 1844.

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Ukraine: Shepetivka/ Shepetovka 1 Karbovanets Jewish community bronze token, c.1900; 2.7cm, 7.85g. Obv.: "1 Karb[ovanets]"; Ukr. leg. "Jewish Community Council of Shepetivka" ("ЕВР
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Ukraine: Shepetivka/ Shepetovka 1 Karbovanets Jewish community bronze token, c.1900; 2.7cm, 7.85g. Obv.: "1 Karb[ovanets]"; Ukr. leg. "Jewish Community Council of Shepetivka" ("ЕВРЕЙЬ ГРОМАД РАДА ШЕПЕТІВЬБКА"). Rev.: cluster of grapes; Heb. leg. "Ha Tzibur Ha Ivri Shel ha Iriya" ("The Hebrew Populace of the City Hall"; 'Iriya' may be mistake for 'Ayara' - 'small town'; many sp. mistakes). A Hassidic center in 18-19th Cent.; Jew. pop. almost 50% of total by 1900: 7 Synagogues, active Jewish commercial activity & Zionist activity. Modern cursive Hebrew suggests token dates to 1900-1921 (Soviet rule). In EF-AU w/orig. luster.

SOLD $600.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:10
a50067*-LA
Austria/Hungary: Mattersdorf (Mattersburg) Jewish community copper token, c. late 18th-early 19th Cent.; not maker-marked; 26.5mm, 4.75g. Same design on both sides: wheat(?) branch
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Austria/Hungary: Mattersdorf (Mattersburg) Jewish community copper token, c. late 18th-early 19th Cent.; not maker-marked; 26.5mm, 4.75g. Same design on both sides: wheat(?) branch interlocked with olive/berry branch. Obv.: initials "IGM" ('Israelitische Gemeinde Matzelsdorf'). Rev.: Hebrew initials Kuf-Mem-Daled ("KMD"). All sources (quoting Neumann) call this a "slaughter token" & say Heb. letters mean IGM. But Heb. acronyms w/apostrophes in between work differently: letters may be a number (144) refering to year made 5544 = 1783-84. Also likely a reference to Psalm (ex Psalms / Tehilim) קמד / 144 which was written by King David when he defeated all his enemies (לדויד: ברוך יהוה, צורי המלמד ידיי לקרב אצבעותיי למלחמה), and dedicated his successes to G-d and not to himself; this psalm well known as opening the Psalm 145 "Ashrey Yoshvey Beitecha" with its ending line "אשרי העם, שככה לו: אשרי העם, שיהוה אלוהיו".  No indications this is a slaughter token, maybe community tax/charity. Top left rev. edge surface missing (die flaw?). Locale originally known as Nagymarton & together w/six other area Jewish communities it formed the 'Siebengemeinden', 7 Orthodox communities who ran their own affairs & achieved a degree of autonomy unparalleled anywhere in central & western Europe.

SOLD $300.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:10
a50068*-LA
US: Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of NYC "Luck Piece" charity token, 1926; in silvered bronze, by Whitehead & Hoag; size: 38.25mm; weight: 19.45g. Issued for organiz
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US: Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of NYC "Luck Piece" charity token, 1926; in silvered bronze, by Whitehead & Hoag; size: 38.25mm; weight: 19.45g. Issued for organization's decade anniversary fundraiser; was honored by phone-call from President Coolidge in 1924.
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Palestine/Syria: Lot x2 charity tokens, c. 19th Cent. 1) token ex Aleppo (Halab), Syria, ND (circa. late 19th C.); leg. "BiTzdaka Tikonani" [Isaiah 54 v.14] ('In righteousness shal
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Palestine/Syria: Lot x2 charity tokens, c. 19th Cent. 1) token ex Aleppo (Halab), Syria, ND (circa. late 19th C.); leg. "BiTzdaka Tikonani" [Isaiah 54 v.14] ('In righteousness shalt thou be established'), + "101" (gematric reference to Angel Michael, associated w/charity) bet. words & letters "bet" + "kaf" ('Beit Knesset') on either side; 1.95cm, 0.25g. 2) Eretz Israel token w/4 Heb. letters on 2 rows, spelling "Tzdaka" & also referring by initials to burial society "Khevrat Kadisha"; given to bearers of coffins or to beggars in Mount of Olives cemetery; possibly issued by "Torat Haim" Yeshivah; 1.85cm, 0.45g.
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Palestine/Russia?: bronze Rishon LeZion Jewish settlement token, c. late 19th C. (1889/92?); size: 28.5 x 34mm; weight: 7.7g. Obv.: orchard & fields of RLZ; Heb. date of est. "5642
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Palestine/Russia?: bronze Rishon LeZion Jewish settlement token, c. late 19th C. (1889/92?); size: 28.5 x 34mm; weight: 7.7g. Obv.: orchard & fields of RLZ; Heb. date of est. "5642" (1882) in exergue & legend around (Yeshayahu, ch. 41); rev. twin windows: depicting prayers at Western Wall & seed sower & leg. (Psalms, 14). Possibly issued when local Great Synagogue inaugurated (1889) or when RLZ was 10 years old (1892). Well worn.
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