Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #44

Dear friends and collectors,

Welcome to our 44th auction. The attached Prices Realized list of our 9 November 2016 sale demonstrates another set of excellent results. There is a continuing strong demand for better and specialized material.

We are proud to offer the following collections in the coming auction:  





Also included: Foreign Countries, Foreign P. Offices, Palestine stamps,

1948 Interim, Israel FDCs, 1948 1st Festivals, Judaica & The Dreyfus Affair & more.


Please FAX your final bids to avoid delays. Bidders are requested to include their FAX and telephone numbers and/or email addresses on their bid sheets.

For the convenience of our clients in the Metropolitan New York area Dr. Arthur Groten is available to accept bids and consignments by phone

845-471-4179 or e-mail [email protected]

Consignments can also be submitted by Mr. Gary Theodore, office phone

732-229-5310, cell 732-996-0520 or e-mail [email protected],

Fax: 732-229-4805


With all good and sincere wishes,


YACOV TSACHOR  - Director & Philatelist

ZVI ALONI  - Philatelist


Lot #: 637

ZOLA EMILE his private visit card sent to his friend Vizetelly 3/1898 shortly before Zola fled to England to live in exile, message of 3½ lines by Zola in French: "I have received all that you have sent me... cordialement E. Z."; vf

Start: $250 Buy
Lot #: 638

ZOLA EMILE signed photo 10½ x12cm (photo stuck on a special card 10½ x16cm w/a special box at base for the dedication) 3 lines by him in French: "A M. Edouard C. Granadin, en remerciement de sa bonne sympathie litteraire" ; vf

Start: $1,500 Buy
Lot #: 639

"Dreyfus Affair" - 2 original items both 1899/1900: a) "DREYFUS est un TRAITRE" (Dreyfus is a Traitor) poster 50x64cm w/photos & citations by 4 French Generals all accusing Dreyfus; b) L'affaire Dreyfus par l'image (Cartes-Postales) de John Grand - Arteret. A 48 pages catalogue of caricatures, journal images & postcards issued up to 1899 - the periods of the 2 processes, 28x36cm, hundreds of diff. copies from all over Europe & the USA, new soft covers; fine (x2) scarce

Start: $180 Sold For: $370
Lot #: 640

MUSEE DES HORREURS (Gallery of Horrors) 1899/1900 by V. Lenepveu, Paris (Leon Hayard) - 50 lithographic posters from a series of 51, missing only #51, 50½x65.0cm, unframed. A series of very provocative color lithographs is an example of the poisonous reaction to the Dreyfus Affair. The publisher L. Hayard distributed a large amount of anti-Dreyfus material incl. posters & pamphlets. Images show Dreyfus, E. Zola, Rothschilds, Zadoc-Kahn, G. Labori,

G. Picqart, Clemeceau, etc. showing figures in the pro-Dreyfus camp as disgusting half-animal creatures and showing members of the anti-Dreyfus camp as patriots and heroes. The publication was stopped by the police after issue #51; condition is fine - very fine (x50) light marginal faults as expected, lithos not stained or torn, a historic & interesting set

Start: $12,000 Buy
Lot #: 641

1898 PSST..! the Anti-Semitic French journal, Anti Zola & Dreyfus 1st year No. 1 - 5 Fevrier 1898 till 2nd year No. 84 - 9 Septembre 1899, the complete 84 issues, Images by Forain / Caran d'Ache, all bound in 1 volume, hard covers, 29x40cm; exceptionally vf condition

Start: $400 Sold For: $470
Lot #: 642

NORDAU MAX - 1908 final draft for his speech at a Paris conference introducing the next speaker Mr Victor Basch who was one of the first and a famous Dreyfusard. Nordau tells that he himself was in Rennes at the period of the 2nd Dreyfus Process 1899 and describes in detail V. Basch's brave conduct against the rising Anti-Semitic crowds... written 1½  pages in French on "Docteur M. Nordau" Paris stationery; folded, fine & historic as Nordau docs relating to the Anti-Semitism of the period are seldom offered. He, like Herzl, was deeply influenced by the Dreyfus Trials,

ex collection Maxa Nordau - his daughter

Start: $1,000 Buy