Auction 103 Fine Judaica.
By Kestenbaum & Company
Sep 20, 2023
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States

Auction of Judaica. Including a large offering of Americana from a distinguished Private Collection. Focusing on Jews in the American Civil War, featuring photographs, autograph letters and printed books.

Judaica books and manuscripts (non-Hebraic) are offered next.

This includes two important letters from the United States regarding Edgardo Mortara (Lot 31); an exceptionally rare E.M. Lilien livre-de-artiste (Lot 150); an impressive 18th-century plate-book featuring the Holy Land (Lot 156); a recently discovered illustrated letter by Arthur Szyk (Lot 199).

Utilize the Search-bar to locate books that are of regional interest, including: Austria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Spain.

The final portion of the auction includes a wide selection of Jewish Graphic Arts, many formerly in the collection of the late Peter Ehrenthal; and Ceremonial Objects from a distinguished four-generation collection.

For any and all inquiries please contact Shaya Kestenbaum:

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LOT 18:


Start price:
$ 800
Estimated price :
$1,000 - $1,500
Buyer's Premium: 25%
sales tax: 8.875% On the full lot's price and commission



Directly faces camera. “US” within wreath cap insignia. Signed in brown period ink: “Yours for the War / Theo Sternberg / AQM 121st NY.” Photog: DeLong and Robie’s, Cooperstown, NY.

Regimental Quartermaster 121st New York Infantry. Served from August 18, 1862 to June 25, 1865. Saw initial action at Antietam and then at the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862. Spent the winter of 1862-63 in camp at White Oak Church, across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg, where he was promoted to quartermaster on 1 February 1863. After the war he became a lawyer moving to Kansas, and later served in the Spanish-American War as a major.   

(See also Lot 67).