As readers have probably noticed RK has forgone writing previews and reviews of carpet auctions.
We know some of you have wondered why enough to email us, and we are equally sure the thought has crossed the minds of many others.
Basically, there has been very little worth saying other than the quality of rare masterpiece examples coming into the market through auction is practically nil. And these are the only type of weaving we are interested in discussing.
OK, we duly recognize here and there an interesting and important addition to the small number of weavings rightly deserving to be called rare and masterpiece has popped up. But our ardor to discuss them in public is nil for many reasons, not the least of which is the silence of the lambs disease which is epidemic in RugDumB.
This is why no reports have appeared here, or will in the planned future.
All that said, we have here a completely different situation. One RK felt impelled to memorialize in print, the absolutely abysmal quality in the "general auction" rippon-boswell assembled for their 28 September 2013 "sale".
This trash-bin garbage heap of mediocre to truly revolting rugs and what else is a blight on this auction-house reputation.
Is detlef maltzahn so desperate to make a buck that he will prostitute himself and his auction company to sell the likes of a piece of junk like this?
Lot 17 rippon boswell 28 september 2013 sale
Obviously, he is.
RK has been buying carpets since 1966 and in this time we have attended hundreds of auctions and probably been in more than several thousand places -- rug dealer shops, flea markets, etc -- where rugs are sold.
And we can rightfully say we have never seen a more embarrassing, humiliating, attempt by anyone to make a dollar in the rug game than greedy, idiot rug-moron detlef maltzahn offering this "gendje" in his sale for 10 euro.
Either he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and can't remember there is not a customer on the face of this great green planet who would want to come to his auction and see, let alone purchase, a worthless, worn chemical dyed rag like this even for 10 euro.
Or another possibility, which RK would put far more value to, is that maltzahn is nothing but a stupid clown who has only been able to prosper because the level of intellect and intelligence in rugDUMB is so low.
In any event lot 17 should be hung around his neck for eternity, and he will wear it well.
RK has never thought much of detlef maltzahn, owner of rippon-boswell auction house Friedrichstr 45, 65185 WIESBADEN, Hessen, Germany, and now after viewing this revolting sale we can easily say he has shredded the last iota of consideration or respect we might have once held.