Rapistan Review

3/20/17

Nice score to finish last week !

3/21/17

Still not much to speak of as far as fresh rug dumb news !

3/22/17

For your viewing pleasure , Rock on !

4 weeks till NYC !

3/23/17

3/24/17

3/25/17

Morning road trip .

Vok Day at Rippon !

Fini , done , kaput , over and out.

That’s it for today’s “Vok Coll.” Selection 3 sale at Rippon- Boswell in Wiesbaden, Germany and as one would suspect it once again turned out quite well for Mr Vok ,  D.M. and the Rippon staff. Out of the 94 lots up for sale only 9 failed to garner any interest but as is the m.o. at Rippon i am sure they are working the phones after the sale to find buyers for the unsold lots.

So here we go . The majority of the unsold lots were in the early part of the sale where the more common , less desirable lots were placed. As I stated in the previous post the first 20 or so lots were not up to the high standards of all the other items in the Vok Coll. , in my opinion , however there are things of this nature in all collections put together over a long period of time. That said there were also a number of upside pops to lend excitement to the auction .

One lot that did surprise me a bit was lot # 261 , Kermina Susani . Pre- sale est. € 30-35,000. Sold for € 62,000.00= comm, To my unsophisticated eye far from the most beautiful piece in the offering but someone else really liked it !

All said and done another great job done in a spotty rug market by Mr Maltzahn and the Rippon rug dept. so “kudos” to them !

As for the lots I featured in the earlier post they all found new homes .

Lot # 220 , Qashgai Kelim , pre- sale est. € 4-5,000.00 . Sold for € 4.200.00+ comm. Right in the zone .

Lot # 236 , Yuncu kelim , pre-sale est. € 3,5- 4,200.00. Sold for € 30,000.00+ comm. Not unexpected as good examples of this type have been scarce lately. My second favorite piece in the sale .

Lot # 260 , Karshi Susani , pre-sale est. € 30-35,000.00 . Sold for € 48,000.00+ comm. A modest but well deserved upside burst.

Lot # 269 , Ura Tube Susani , pre- sale est. € 40-48,000.00 . Sold for € 46,000.00+ comm. Not nessarily inexpensive but right in the boundaries. For what it’s worth my favorite item in the group.

3/26/17

Out of town visitor.

 

Set aside the infernal desire for empathy and just get the job done ! , Sheik Frederich , 2017.

Song o the week , Lamb of God , Still Echoes on VII:Strum Und Drang , 2015 .

Movie o the week , Bridge of Spies , 2015 .

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