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Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Balfour Street"

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SKU: 351695 OK
Year: ca. 1940- 50's
Medium/Material: Tin
Condition: Good with normal wear. B+ some enamel is missing from the corners and small piece is missing under the word street (Determining Condition)
Height: 20cm  (7.87in.) Width: 40cm (15.75in.)

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Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Balfour Street"

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You are looking at rare original, 3 languages Tel Aviv street sign. The sign was made to Honor Lord Arthur James Balfour who was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1902, Balfour's interest in Zionism was revived during World War I. In 1915, he returned to the coalition as First Lord of the Admiralty and was appointed Foreign Secretary in Lloyd George's cabinet in 1916. As Foreign Secretary, he signed the Balfour Declaration on the 2nd of November 1917. The three languages indicate the sign was made during British mandate for Palestine or around 1950's. The sign is made of tin and enamel - in later years tin signs in Tel Aviv were replaced with cheaper aluminium signs.

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Perry Description You are looking at rare original, 3 languages Tel Aviv street sign. The sign was made to Honor Lord Arthur James Balfour who was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1902, Balfour's interest in Zionism was revived during World War I. In 1915, he returned to the coalition as First Lord of the Admiralty and was appointed Foreign Secretary in Lloyd George's cabinet in 1916. As Foreign Secretary, he signed the Balfour Declaration on the 2nd of November 1917. The three languages indicate the sign was made during British mandate for Palestine or around 1950's. The sign is made of tin and enamel - in later years tin signs in Tel Aviv were replaced with cheaper aluminium signs.
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