Nothing but nothing in the dog days of slow summer !
So far this is what i have come up with for the start of the fall rug season , not much yet !
Dorotheum , Vienna , Austria has a sale scheduled on Sept. 10th
Nagel , Stuttgart , Germany has a sale scheduled on Sept. 17th .
Christie’s , London has their fall sale scheduled on Oct. 24th .
That’s , that for now but i am sure there is far more to come.
Sunday hyjinx !
Sad news today !
R.I.P. , Rutger Hauer actor supreme , known for his famous role as the one and only Roy Batty in the science fiction classic “Blade Runner” , 1982 . Gone but never to be forgotten !
More Sunday mischief !
Hot and humid !
Have a peaceful Sunday !
Up to this point little or no fresh news in the stalled and stagnant rug universe !
Dog o the week
Number 1 canine in D.C. !
The wrong memories can by life threatening ! , Sheik Frederich , 2019.
Shitty movie o the week , Hotel Artemis , 2018. 4 poopsickles out of 5 . Dumb at best , what was Jodie Foster “thinkin” on this one , payday perhaps ?
Movie o the week , Senna , 2010. The story of the life and tragic death of 3 time Formula One champion Ayrton Senna . A great but also very sad story and a must if your a racing fan !
Song o the week , Nina Simone , Save Me on Silk and Soul , 1967 .Read More
slow very , very slow !
“Wannenes” Art Auctions , Milano, Italy held their specialized rug and carpet sale today that featured 89 various items but unfortunately it did not prove to be a particularly successful production for them . According to “invaluable’s” unaudited , posted results of the 89 total lots offered only 34 ended up attracting bidder attention . A sold percentage of right at 39%. Far from the outcome i am sure they had hoped for . Granted this was a fairly small offering but a poor result is still a disappointment as far as i can see.
There were however a couple of nice upside pops , lot #’s 42 and especially # 81 but not nearly enough to turn the outcome around . Lot # 58 also sold well .
That as they say is that !
So , hats off to the “Wannenes staff” on a Nobel effort and better luck next time !
Bravo ! U.S. Woman’s Soccer Team on their 2 , nil victory over Sweden today . Keep the rock keeps rollin !
On any given Sunday !
Well Udo and the gang at A.A.C., Vienna Austria just booked in another fairly successful venture today .
As far as the full sale goes , out of the total 172 lots offered approximately 130 ended up selling according to “Liveauctioneer’s” posted and unaudited results. A sold percentage of right ay 75% , inline with their other 3 sales earlier this year.
As for the split sale inventories the Pre- Columbian / Bolivian selection did far better than i thought it would . Out of the 59 lots offered 44 sold and the “reserve technique tie dyed” pieces in the inventory sold very strong . On the other hand the Bolivian coca bags were very weak . They are just not popular these days like they were 25- 30 years ago.
Concerning the rugs and carpets in the second portion of the sale out of the 113 items on the block 86 found new homes .
A couple of things worth mentioning .
For a change Caucasian pieces held there own but Turkish kelim fragments were on the weak side . Perhaps to many passed through the markets lately?
Also nothing at all in the way of a serious upside pop to excite the international Rug-Mob .
Just another workman like result for Udo and the gang at A.A.C. . That said keep up the good work !
Once again , Bravo to the Woman’s Soccer Team today on their 2 , 1 victory over Espana . The streak lives on !
Hali Fair , 2019 . Out the gates and up and “runnin” . Good Luck and good Time”s to all who attend !!
A well deserved “Bravo” to the U.S.Woman’s Soccer Team on their 2 , 1 victory over France today . Onward to the quarters !
That’s a wrap for the Hali fair and from what hear it went pretty well !
Fairly strong turnout and some exhibitors did reasonably well , some not so much but from what i understand everybody had a good time which is all you can hope for so , Cheer’s to them one and all !!!
Another Big win for the U.S. Woman’s Soccer Team with a 2 , 1 victory over England and a trip to the finals , Bravo !
The rock rolled on in “Costa Mesa” today in a big way !
Happy 4th of July anyway !!!
More and heavier “Rockin” in Costa Mesa today !!!
And there you have it , U.S. Woman’s Soccer Team are “world cup champs” today with a 2 , nil victory over the “Netherlands Team”, in Lyon , France . What more can you say” , win-in is great !
DOG o the week
Chillin on a holiday weekend !
Dimi’s , party of “people” who spit or scream at other humans when they are out in public , Progressive really progressive ! , Sheik Frederich , 2019 .
Shitty movie o the week , Bad times at the El Royale , 2018. 3.5 out of 5 poopsickles . Not really bad but jumbled and it drags .
Movie o the week , The Missing , 2003. ,
Song o the week , Seasons of the Wolf . Drifter on Last act of Defiance , 2018.Read More