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  • Menachem Wecker
    A Very Timely Judaica Auction
    Among the offerings slated for sale in the July 21 Kestenbaum & Company Judaica auction are several objects that speak directly to current concerns even if they’re more than 150-years-old. They include...
  • Dolce Magazine
    Marilyn Monroe’s Menorah Sells For More Than $112,000
    In Monroe’s possession when she died, the menorah is an item that brings together Judaism with the Golden Age of Hollywood. On Nov. 7, niche New York City-based auction house Kestenbaum & Company sold Marilyn Monroe’s menorah for $112,522. Though the item, paired with the buyer’s premium, totalled over $112,000, the buyer’s winning bid was $90,018.
  • The Jerusalem Post
    Menorah of Marilyn Monroe Sold for $112,522 at Auction
    The menorah candelabra of Marilyn Monroe, the legendary Hollywood icon who passed away in 1962, recently fetched $112, 522 when it was auctioned by Kestenbaum & Co in New York...
  • CNN
    Marilyn Monroe's menorah could fetch $150,000 at auction
    A menorah candelabra that once belonged to screen icon Marilyn Monroe is going up for sale, and auctioneers say it could fetch as much as $150,000...
  • The Jerusalem Post
    A Light That Shines Today, Marilyn Monroe’s Menorah On Auction
    The famous Hollywood icon was gifted the Menorah by the parents of her third and last husband, playwright Arthur Miller...
  • Times of Israel
    You can buy Marilyn Monroe’s menorah for $150,000
    Gift from Arthur Miller’s parents also plays Israel’s national anthem; goes on sale next week in New York. For $150,000, you can light a literal candle in the wind — or eight — on a menorah owned by Marilyn Monroe. The bombshell film icon’s menorah will go up for auction by Kestenbaum & Company on November 7 in New York...
  • The Forward
    You Can Own Marilyn Monroe’s Menorah - That’s Lit!
    Even before her 1956 conversion, Marilyn Monroe, was attached to Judaism. Now, another piece of Monroe’s spiritual life will be on the block: Her menorah, gifted to her by Miller’s parents, and among her belongings at the time of her death in 1962. Kestenbaum & Company, a New York auction house...
  • The Jerusalem Post
    Einstein's Childhood Toy Up For Auction
    Every parent wants their child to grow up to be a genius. But how many can say they gave their son or daughter the same toy Albert Einstein played with as a kid? New York City-based auction house Kestenbaum & Company is selling a toy that once belonged to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. The auction house said the item was given by Einstein to its current owner, who has kept it in his possession since the scientist’s death in 1955.
  • Art Daily
    Kestenbaum & Company Doubles Sales in Their Second Fine Musical Instruments Auction
    NEW YORK, NY.- Kestenbaum & Company, a New York City based boutique auction house specializing in rare books, manuscripts, Hebraica and Judaica, announced the results of their second Musical Instruments auction. In consultation with David Bonsey, an independent appraiser, Kestenbaum & Company’s Musical Instruments spring auction showcased 176 lots consisting of stringed instruments, bows, cases, related books and catalogues; of which 66% sold, bringing a total over $220,000...
  • Art Daily
    Kestenbaum and Company Announces Highlights Included in its Spring 2019 Auction
    Kestenbaum and Company’s Spring 2019 auction contains ten Hebrew incunabula and thirty-five important post-incunabula. Many are of distinguished provenance...
  • Fine Books Magazine
    Hebrew Incunabula and Fine Judaica Coming up at Kestenbaum & Company
    Kestenbaum and Company’s Spring 2019 auction contains ten Hebrew incunabula and thirty-five important post-incunabula. Many are of distinguished provenance, stemming from such legendary collections as: Sassoon, Schocken, Mehlman, Gradenwitz, Adler-Wineman, Gaster, Valmadonna, Delmonico...
  • The Jewish Chronicle
    English Collector's Rare Judaica Sells for Nearly £250,000
    A rare edition of a work of Maimonides fetched more than three times its estimated value as some of the last books of a famous Judaica library compiled by an English collector went on sale in New York at the end of last week...

Forthcoming Auction 29th October, 2020. Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

Including Treasures from Two Distinguished Private Collections