We forge smack ahead into the summer doldrums !
Last battle till the fall season !
Grogan Co , Boston , Ma’s early summer sale featuring 60 lots from the “Ned Long” collection plus aditional added lots is live “ on the line” now for your viewing pleasure .
After a multitude of passes through the sale i have come to this conclusion . The “Ned Long” group of items is decent but unfortunately does not include any top shelf pieces to get the “rug mob “ buzzing. Plenty of nice clean mid-level items but not one serious collectors piece. Don’t get me wrong it’s my opinion Ned Long has been part of the rug collecting scene for quite awhile and i expected at least a few real barn burners but alas that’s not the case this time around .
Holding some back or already sold, who knows but i just expected a few stellar lots in the sale inventory .
Nothing particularly interesting in the added lots either but still a reasonably nice group with a good amount of clean respectable merchandise to consider at the end of the spring season and nothing serious on the schedule till the fall .
On a positive note , as is Mr Grogan’s M O the pre-sale estimates are on the conservative side for the most part and this may well be a collection offered with out reserves so the market will set itself and maybe there will be a bargain to be had !
A couple lots that did peak my curiosity are posted below.
Lot # 43 , Tekke torba. Pre- sale estimate a very fair $ 5-1,000.00 . Negligible condition but still a very good example , in my opinion.
Lot # 65 , Turkmen frag. Pre- sale estimate again a realistic $ 1-2,000.00 . So if it matters to anyone of the 2 pieces i featured it was close but this is my pick of the litter !
The beginning of the 4th of July holiday week celebration .
Lets get the bang- in going !
Sunday’s come and gone !
In the free world today “FREE SPEECH” is the most important thing but keep in mind you must also be ready to back up what you say at all costs ! , Sheik Frederich , 2018.
Dog o the week !
Shitty movie o the month , American Made , 2017. Another Tom Cruise bomb if you know the real story !
Movie o the week , The Pursuit of Happiness 2006 . The Chris Gardener story . Easily one of Will Smith’s best endeavors !
Song o the week , Holiday 2-fer :
Grand funk Railroad , We’re an American Band on Caught in the Act , Live , 1976 .
Jackyl , We’re an American Band on Choice Cuts , 1998 .