We are not going to spend much time, in fact really any, analyzing the sale and what happened.
We will make the general statement: Unless the piece was an excellent example of a rare type it did not fare well under bozwell's hammer.
Only a few standouts preformed, the rest returned in lackluster fashion, i.e. low prices, and a goodly number did not sell.
We'd be pretty sure maltzahn is burning up the phone lines trying to make what he calls "secondary" sales, and, therefore, will not post the 'official' results for some time.
Like most of the recent years rug auctions this one was not very good for middle range pieces, which are the lifeblood for dealer and auction sales.
Will things get better? Listen to RK: Hope for the best but expect the worst.
Here are the results for a few lots in the sale:
lot 19 tent band - 4,600 but we are not sure if it really sold
lot 21 belouch "prayer" rug - 2,500
Lot 61 Embroided Tekke asmalyk 11, 000 Euro
Lot 62 Small Tekke rug 3,500 Euro
lot 78 long rug fragment - 2,200
lot 86 chinese - RKO - 55,000
lot 94 Tekke engsi - 13,000 (below the reserve)
lot 123 Chodor mc - 8,000
lot 149 Yomud engsi - 3,000
Lot 152 Salor Chuval 5,000 Euro
lot 153 Yomud engsi - did not sell
lot 179 Bijov - 4,400
lot 190 Yomud chuval - 2,100
lot 204 Kazak - 12,000