Slow and getting slower !
The miracle of your “Independence Day” respect it !
Go with God , Saman Kunan , Thai Navy seal who gave his life in the rescue effort . A valiant attempt but an unfortunate and tragic ending . You will most certainly be remembered !
Pay attention !
Gaba Gaba Hey !
So today’s Groganco auction in Boston , Ma. of the “Ned Long collection plus added items signals the end of the spring, early summer 2018 rug auction season and judging the results of the sale we end on a relatively high note . Out of the 134 total lots run over the podium only 23 failed to find new homes . A sold percentage of right at a very respectable 84 % . Unfortunately concerning the resulting prices fetched there was not much in the way of upside fire works . Most of the items that sold , sold in the vicinity of their pre-sale estimates with only a couple of lots , #’s 25 & 43 showing anything in the way of upward surprises . As for the rest of the unsold Ned Long items the ones that should not have garnered any interest did not .
All in all another good job by Mr Grogan and the Groganco staff , keep up the good work ?
As for the 2 lots i featured in the previous blog post , both sold .
Lot # 43 ,Tekke Torba . Pre- sale estimate $ 5 – 1,000.00 . Sold for a well deserved $ 6,000.00 + comm. The high water point of the Turkmen group .
Lot # 65 , Turkmen frag ( Yomud ) . Pre- sale estimate , $ 1-2,000.00 . Sold for 1,300.00 + comm. My favorite piece in the group , looks like it has great wool and quality . The new owner might have got a pretty good deal !
Summer Fun !
Sunday and the end but never fear the fall season is only approximately 60 days away and so far there is plenty of action on the horizon with these opportunities on the calendar so far .
Sept. 11th , Nagel , Stuttgart , Germany.
Sept. 19th , Netherhampton Salesrooms , Salisbury , U.K.
Sept. 24th , Dorotheum , Vienna , Austria .
Sept. 29th , Austria Auction Co. , Vienna , Austria .
Oct. 21st. , Skinner’s , Boston , Ma. The Ronnie Newman Coll. Pt. 1 . Looks like L.K. landed a big one !
Oct. 24th , Sotheby’s , London , Arts of the Islamic World .
Oct. 25th , Christie’s , London , Art of the Islamic World including carpets .
Nov. 6th , Sotheby’s , London , Rugs and Carpets .
Nov. 17th , Rippon- Boswell , Wiesbaden , Germany .
And that as they say is that but i am sure there is more to come !
Loneliness is next to godliness and they are both hard to find ! , Sheik Frederich , 2018
Dog o the week ,
Shitty movie o the month , Gangsterland , 2017.
Movie o the week , Soldier in the Rain , 1963 .
Song o the week , Loudness , Soul on Fire on Rise to Glory , 2018.