Rapistan Review

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Not to be messed with !

7/1/20

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Dateline : Normandy Auction , Rouen France .

36 items from a Parisian private collection ended up at this 2nd tier auction house today with incredibly conservative pre- sale auction estimates . Considering the high quality and great age of some of the pieces it caused quite a stir in a very subdued European rug market . All the major European and other international dealers got wind of it and attended . Although the pre- sale estimates were very low the items sold for prices much higher . That said and having the European cartel in attendance there was still plenty of upside left “over”  the sold prices . In my opinion if these pieces were sold at a London or N Y C auction house the final prices fetched would have been far higher . Two examples are featured below , however there were other even more interesting pieces that should come to light in the near future ! 

Looks like a bargain to me !

Again , in a well publicized sale how much would this have fetched ?

7/5/20

Sunday , Kivo , Sunday ! 

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7/17/20

Go with God , Derek Ho , Hawaii’s first world surf champion in 1993. With all your accomplishments in the surfing world your legacy will live on for ever ! 

Gettin some !  

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7/24/20

Celebrate today , National Tequila Day , Bravo ! 

7/25/20

Rest in Peace , Peter Green one of the founding member’s of the “Classic” version of “Fleetwood Mac” . You were one of the great English invasion guitarists and through your body of work the memories of you will last forever !    

Back in the day !

And then !

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8/1/20

Today’s A. A. C. sale at their Vienna , Austria gallery is in the books and unfortunately for Udo and the gang it was not quite as successful as their past series of sales . 
According to “Liveauctioneer’s” unaudited , posted results , out of the 157 total lots offered only about 97 found new homes . A sold percentage of right at 62%.A somewhat lower turn of events than the results of most all their previous productions of the last couple of years but considering the current “China virus” situation , being in the middle of summer and mediocre overall quality of the items in the sale inventory this was to be expected .                                                                                                                                                            
One thing worth noting. As it’s been for the last few years late date Caucasians especially long rugs , say 3 x 8-9 feet were very weak  That’s not to say there weren’t a few upside pops to lend a minor amount of excitement to the sale. Note lot #’s 24 ,55 and 76. Not much , but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, one # 24 is posted below.

All said and done still a decent job in a tough time by A.A.C. crew . Most certainly they will have better results in the fall rug auction season ! 

Lot # 24 , Mogan rug . Pre-sale estimate € 5-7,000.00 . Sold for € 16,000.00 + comm.  

8/2/20 

Kanye West for Prez. , Sheik Frederich for V.P. . Vote West Now ! , Sheik Frederich , 2020.

Mr Personality !

Dog o the week !

Shitty movie o the week , No crap lately !

Movie o the week , The Godfather Trilogy 4 times in the last 30 days ! 

Song o the week , Fleetwood Mac , Oh Well on Then Play On , 1969 .
 

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