Rapistan Review


To Whom it may concern !

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When I mentioned that I ran across quite a few noteworthy items in NYC on the last few excursions there that’s about as good as it’s gonna get unless you visit O.C.G. inperson . I am not much for posting fresh , noteworthy pieces on the Internet or forwarding photos to people who will possibly post them “on the line” without permission . If you do turn up at O.C.G. you will certainly get to examine some of them in the flesh but that’s again about as good as it gonna get.

All visitors both Foreign and Domestic are always welcome , but by appointment , please !

As for things i hear about that have appeared at shows and get sold then resold again it’s the same thing it’s none of my business to publish or talk about them unless I am the new owner . If you really feel the need to know every little thing visit O.C.G. or attend the shows yourself and it’s possible for you to be privy to the details of what’s happening ! In the end it seems you just might be fishing for information/ gossip which is not a bad thing but is it really your business ?

The man in black is back!IMG_0112

For the first time in 19 years Ritchie Blackmore’s “Rainbow” played live at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Freilichtbuhne in Loreley , Germany on June 17th . A much anticipated and “Welcome” return .

Good Luck on your new tour !


Very quite and very HOT !


John McInnes Auctions of Amesbury , Ma is holding an onsite sale scheduled on July 8th in Hopedale , Ma that features 20 + oriental rugs and carpets none of which are anything to get excited about but there is one none oriental lot that certainly merits a few words .,


Lot # 40, North West Coast Chilkat Dance blanket . Pre-sale estimate $ 6- 10,000.00 with a very realistic starting bid of $ 3,000.00 . Not in perfect condition with some possible damage in the black on the right side but not something you see in a 2nd tier auction house everyday so if this your area of interest definitely worth your time to take a quick look .


Another intriguing item has surfaced at an out of the way auction house in Peterbourgh , N.H. The Cobb’s have a general antique sale scheduled on July 9th that features 20 lots of various rugs and textiles from many different weaving areas one of which is somewhat notable .


Lot # 29 , as Antique Turkoman Prayer Rug but is in fact an Arabatchi Ensi from most likely the 2nd half of the 19th century . Pre- sale estimate a very conservative $250-400.00. This date is in my opinion because some of the detail illustrations of the prayer arch conceivably indicate there maybe a small amount of synthetic dye . The only real way to know for sure is to see the piece in person so if your in the area check it out . A good looking piece and if the dyes check out it could be a winner !



Still silent !


Out of town visitors . And commerce .


Another lackluster Sunday , but there is always another Monday to look forward to !

Pleasure or out right pain , what will be the effects of the possible upcoming “New World Order” , time will tell ! , Sheik Frederich , 2016 .o

Song o the week , Rainbow , Intro , Over the Rainbow / Kill the King ( Live) on On Stage , 1977 .




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