Whether one collects on a shoe-string budget or has bug bucks to spend the quality, and not the price, of what one carries home is the only significant determinant.
Witnessing the junk rugs that appear on professor steve price's, aka professor price=clown, website not only hurts RK's eyes, it disgusts us intellectually as well.
There have been so many pieces of airport art and worse that litter his website, along with expressions of varying degrees of admiration from the owners and commentators who post there, it would require pages and pages of cyberspace to note them all.
Recently jr howe, who has truly one of the most dead-eyed approaches to buying old rugs we have ever been made privy to, published some of his recent "buys", after of course prefacing his remarks by stating the lack of discretionary funds he has available for such purchases.
Ugh is all we could say about his "finds".
As to how he is spending his money? We' have to say just as poorly.
If howe, or anyone else, saved their powder and kept it dry until there was something of import to pull the trigger for they would have a far greater chance of buying something significant as well as a much more acceptable collecting rational.
Sadly, though, most don't know the difference between an ok rug, a good one and a great one -- let alone the ability to spot a masterpiece, archetype or even a prototype.
Collecting worn unimportant old rugs, that are in fact nothing more than airport art, may allow someone of howe's clearly challenged intellectual capabilities to feel they are a rug collector and belong to a “club”. Isn’t that the misleading and highly specious argument price and company use to justify their internet rug romper room – i.e. “a place for ruggies to connect”
It might well fulfill that reason for the small group of minor rug characters, who need to see their names in print regardless of the lack of substance, reality or import of their scribblings.
But to anyone else it appears clownland is just a place for the challenged and amateurs to pretend they are expurts and knowledgeable.
They are not and to us they are only flap-jawed magpies, cut and paste armchair rug know-littles, and accumulators hoping to make something on their investment, etc ,etc.
All RK can suggest for them is to buy WALMART stock, rather than more worthless, ugly, rugs that would be better suited on the garage floor sopping up oil stains or for placing under one's canine companion sleeping area.
By the way, the only thing worse than collecting these valueless woven banalities is discussing them as if they were something of interest or importance.
And for doing that professor clown's clownotek.com website excels to the 'nth' degree.