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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jewish Museum in Prague
    Missing Rare Print Returned To The Jewish Museum In Prague
    Measures taken jointly by he Jewish Museum in Prague and the NYC based auction house Kestenbaum & Co. led to the successful restitution of a rare print dating from 16th century which had been missing from the library collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague. On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Auditorium of the Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague, a restitution ceremony took place. Daniel E. Kestenbaum of Kestenbaum & Company, a specialist auction house...
  • The Jewish Link
    200 Volumes From the Valmadonna Trust Library to Be Sold at Auction
    A historic event in the annals of Jewish rare books will take place in New York City on November 9. Kestenbaum & Company, known widely as auctioneers of rare books, manuscripts and fine arts, will be auctioning off 200 rare volumes from the renowned Valmadonna Trust Library. This event will allow collectors and institutional libraries from across the globe a unique opportunity to acquire extraordinary bibliographic treasures from this celebrated collection.
  • The Houston Chronicle
    A Jewish Art Renaissance
    She is serene and dignified, perhaps even a little bored. Her eyes are slate blue and her lips bee-stung. She wears the marriage finery of early 20th-century Orthodox Judaism: a fur-trimmed cape, satin bib and a tiara boasting 300 small pearls. Despite her humble status - other Jews at the time would have regarded her Hasidic family as backward - she is obviously a woman of means. And 112 years after first being painted, her image still commands the room
  • The Times of Israel
    Unread copy of 16th-century multilingual Psalms, loathed by Columbus’s son, up for auction
    Also on the block at NY sale next week, first printing of a George Washington speech to Congress with a shout-out to the Rhode Island Jewish community
  • Russian Art + Culture
    Early Soviet posters to be featured in Kestenbaum & Company auction, 22 September
    Kestenbaum & Company, the New York City based boutique auction house dedicated to the sale of Fine Judaica will be offering for auction-sale a rare collection of early Soviet posters.
    Frierdiker Rebbe's Diary For $18K
    The financial notebook of the Frierdiker Rebbe is expected to fetch $18,000 -- it tells the challenging days of Chabad in the 1940s.
  • Jewish Home LA
    Kabbalist or Charlatan? The Life and Times of ‘Dr.’ Samuel Falk, The ‘Baal Shem of London’
    The auction room in midtown Manhattan suddenly went quiet. It was late afternoon, Thursday, January 31, 2013. With a dramatic flourish the auctioneer began the bidding for Lot #287. The room was filled with an eclectic mix of seasoned collectors, Hasidic Judaica dealers, and inquisitive aficionados of Jewish art.

Forthcoming Auction: Fine Judaica. Thursday, November 7th at 1:00pm.