Lot 161: "BaMachane" - Poster Designed by Richard Ballas, 1948 - IDF Oath Day
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: An advertisement poster for "BaMachane", IDF magazine. "Yahalom" printing press, Tel-Aviv, . Design: Richard Ballas. Fine poster, with an illustration of three soldiers reading an issue of "BaMachane"; printed together with issue no. 11, a special issue on the occasion of IDF Oath Day. "BaMachane" is to this day the official magazine of the IDF and is considered the first Israeli weekly. Beginning in February 1948 it appeared regularly as a printed paper (not stenciled as it previously was). 50X70 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Some tears. The entire poster is mounted on thin, acid-free paper. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.