This looks to be a slow week in “Rug-Dumb” till Sunday and the eagerly awaited Skinner’s sale featuring the first portion of the “Ronnie Newman coll.”.
Sale day , 12 noon in Beantown , so here we go.
9am in Costa Mesa , Ca .
The sale is underway and as i figured the R.N. items are garnering plenty of upside attention but the other lots are preforming as you would expect , selling but no big surprises so far .
Up to this point some of the R.N. lots worth noting are numbers 10, 52, 60, ,64 , 77, 139 , 142 and 163 with more upside action to come , i would imagine .
Here are a few more 2nd half highlights with #’s 172 , 174, ,209 and 269 jumping in the pool to spice things up !
As the sale is progressing the Skinner’s lots sans the Newman Coll. are having a modest bit of “upside popping” success , nothing major but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick .
Note lot numbers , 65 , 114 , 115 ,
late update , However as the sale concludes thats about it .
As for the overall sale itself i am only showing a handful of passed lots. Skinner’s 11 passed , R.N. passed 2 so for the time being L.K. and the Skinner’s rug dept. have a very successful production on their hands .
Nothing much in the way of upside fireworks as the offering winds down after lot # 269.
The sale finished up with only approximately 27 Skinner’s lots and 2 R.N. items not finding new homes. A sold percentage of just over 90 % . A very positive outcome for Mr Kearny & Co.
Something else in the way of an observation .
The bulk of the unsold Skinner’s lots were mediocre Persian city pieces , if it matters ?
As a parting shot i would say this sale for the most part lived up to the hype and is a very positive outcome for Mr Newman’s account but even with the price pops i wonder he would be happy with the outcome , NOT !
As for the lots i featured in the 10/1/18 post , all sold well , as you would surmise !
Lot # 42 , Yomut juval . Pre-sale estimate $ 8-1,000.00 , sold for $ 1,722.00 . Over the high pre- sale estimate but i thought it would do much better . Looks like someone got a pretty good deal , in my opinion .
Lot # 55 , Ningshia mat . Pre-sale estimate $ 2-3,000.00 . Sold for $7,995.00 . Again , well over the high est. but i thought it to would do better .
Lot # 140 , Chinese silk saddle cover . Pre- sale estimate $ 4-5,000.00 . Sold for a well deserved $ 39,360.00 and the high water mark of the whole auction and deservedly so !
Lot # 151 , Ningshia mat . Pre-sale estimate $ 1-2,000.00 . Sold for $ 7,380.00 . A pretty good purchase for the new owner !
Lot # 197 , Saryk juval . Pre- sale estimate $ 1-2,000.00 . Sold for $ $ 24,600.00 . And worth EVERY penny ! A real winner !
Next up pt.2 of the R.N. Coll. on Dec. 9th.
Back on the road !
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