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Chick Rock Friday !!
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Easily the best day ever, for me !
Unfortunately sad news to report today as well !
” Via Con Dios”, Rafer Johnson , Olympic Decathlon Gold medal champion in the 1960 Olympics and silver medal winner in 1956 . An all-around great man his whole life, he will never be forgotten . Also my older brother’s favorite Olympic athlete of all time !
Chick Rock Friday !
Rippon Day is upon us !
So here we go !
The sale just finished up and from an overall sold stand point in this “China Virus” upswing period it turned out very well for Mr Maltzahn and the Rippon staff. Out of the total 246 lots passed over the podium only approximately 31 failed to find new homes. A sold percentage of right at 87%. A very positive outcome to my eye . This is as usual based on “liveauctioneer’s” unaudited results which do sometimes change a bit .
As for the sale itself the majority of the items offered sold at or near their pre-sale estimates , some a little more some a little less.
That’s not to say there weren’t a few notable upside pops to spice things up a bit that are featured below .
Lot # 28 , Chodor Trapping . Pre-sale estimate E 9,5 -12,000.00 . Sold for a very strong E 25,000.00 + comm. K.M. you back in the game ?
Lot # 142 , Tekke Embroidered Asmalyk. Pre-sale estimate E 8,5 -9,900.00. Sold for a very impressive E 46,000.00+ comm . A good example but somebody really stepped up to the plate on it!
Lot # 157 ,Sarab carpet . Pre-sale estimate E 3,3 -3,900.00 .Sold for E 8,000.00 + comm . Not a big deal but interesting and unusual in it’s own way !
As for the items i featured in the previous sale review , all sold .
Lot # 96 Qash’gai kelim . Pre-sale est. E 4,5 – 5,500.00 . Sold for a respectable E 8,500.00 + comm.
Lot # 119 , Gabbeh cpt. Pre-sale est. E 4,7- -5,500.00. Sold for a mediocre E $4,000.00 + comm.
Lot # 136 , Camel Hamadan . Pre-sale est. E 4,8 – 5,600.00 . Sold for a somewhat weak E 4,000.00 + comm.. Maybe too much damage and restoration ?
Lot # 131 Tekke Khalyk . Pre-sale est. E 5,9 -7.300.00 . Sold for 15,500.00 + comm. Not necessarily excessive for a sort of scarce item ?
Second sale o the day !
Soulis Auctions , Lone Jack, Mo. also held a general antique sale today , (Dec.5th ) that featured 35+ old and antique rugs and carpets . Two of which are worth a few lines. There were a few others things that were O K but nothing as good as the two pieces featured below .
Lot # 301 , Joeshgan carpet fragment. Pre -sale estimate $ 4-8,000.00 . Sold for a well deserved $15,000.00 + comm. This is a well known piece having been published in Hali magazine years ago by a mid west doctor / Dealer. I always wondered what happened to it and now i know !
Lot # 322 , Unusual silk Persian meditation carpet . Pre-sale estimate $ 4-8,000.00 . Sold for a very strong $ 30,000.00 . Again unusual and interesting in a strange way .
Sad news in the rug world today .
The great antagonizer ” Jack Cassin” passed away after breaking his hip then going to the hospital to have surgery and contracting Pneumonia. Liked by some, not so much by others his rants and diatribes will keep his legend alive forever! . R.I.P. “Jackie Boy” you’re missed already !
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Chick Rock Friday !
Welcome to the United Socialist States of Amerika. Hide your assets Bernie and the “Squad” are “comm-in” ! , Sheik Frederich, 2020 !
Jon Meacham , Your opinion on what it’s like to be a paid traitor , please ?
Dog o the week !
Shitty movie o the week , Gemini Man,2019 . 5 poop-sickles out of 5 .I put off watching this flick because i thought it sounded stupid and when i finally did watch it i was right . Easily one of the worst movies Will Smith has ever made !
Movie o the week , Nada !
Song o the week , Marilyn Manson, Don’t Chase the Dead , 2020.