Rapistan Review

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Been a long time comm’in back in the battle ! 

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Listen on Sundays 10 am West Coast time !

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So the Dorotheum went ahead with their rug and carpet sale today in the midst of all the craziness going on in the world at this time  and i gotta say from a sold stand point if their posted “liveauctioneer’”results are accurate it went reasonably well for Mr’s Matschek and Pillanger . Out of the total 226 lots offered up for your bidding pleasure only 82 ended up not attracting any bidding interest. A solid sold percentage of right at 64% . Far from great but in this time and space pretty good all things considered .
Granted some of these items sold very reasonably and there was not anything special to spark the serious rug ( Rug Mob ! ) collectors interest out there , if there remains any but still an admirable showing in a very tricky rug market at this mark in the world.

From where i sit a “tip of the hat” to the gang at the Dorotheum rug dept. for “hangin” in there ! 

One last thing worth noting although far from an interesting selection there were a few lots that were a bit of a surprise to me and they are featured below.

Lot # 32 , Kashan , circa 1930. Pre- sale starting point € 400. Sold for € 3,328.00 . I am not personally familiar with this particular type of Kashan but someone out there liked it . A nice upside pop for the consigner !

Lot # 74 , Kazak prayer . Pre- sale starting point € 1,000.00. Sold for € 3,840.00 . Either a great buy for the new owner or hot red ? 

Lot # 78 , Bakhshaish . Pre- sale starting point € 3,000.00. Sold for € 5,760.00. These used to bring really big $ but maybe not so much anymore and this one had substantial condition issues. 

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Yo Mona , “showin” your salty side  !

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Well today’s rug , carpet and antiquities auction at Austria Auction Company , Vienna , Austria is in the books and from a rug and carpet perspective it went very well for Udo and the crew at A.A.C. .
Unfortunately the antiquities didn’t do very well at all. 
This was a small ( 54 lots ) offering but more of a high end assortment from a rug and carpet perspective and with only 13 lots offered for sale being passed , a fairly positive outcome  . A sold percentage of right at 76% . On par with other recent A.A.C.auctions which is great in this troubling time , pretty respectable .
Nothing in the way of upside drama , things that should have done well did , others more in the pedestrian range sold in the mid to low end as far as current rug market pricing goes . But still sold is sold .

As for the 20 antiquities in that portion of the sale only 5 of 20 lots offered found new homes . This figure speaks for it self !

A few things that seemed worth a mention are posted below.

Lot # 7 . Salor frag. Pre- sale est. € 8-1,200.00 . Unsold and why it was even in the sale is my question ?

Lot # 30 , Eagle gol trapping . Pre-sale est. € 25-35,000.00 . Sold for a very respectable € 44,000.00 + comm.

Lot # 37 . Yellow Ground Yastik .Pre- sale est. An aggressive € 30- 40,000.00 . Sold for a still strong € 34,000.00+ comm considering the amount of restoration. Still my favorite piece in the sale , if it matters !

Sunday go ta meet’in , Cali style !
4/26/20

Dog o the week ,

Be smart , be safe , but don‘t hide either . Do not let the fear mongering Dimi’s influence your life . This is not political ! Life will resume in a new dimension in the near future , Enshallah !  Sheik Frederich , 2020 .

Shitty movie o the week , Nothing but B.S. reruns !

Movie o the week , As you would assume not much out there !

Song o the week , Biff Byford , School of Hard Knocks on School of Hard Knocks , 2020.

 

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