As promised here is the email exchange dodds initiated:
Sent: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 11:18 am
Subject: [rugrabbit.com] Forwarded from rugrabbit about item 28753
Hi Evan...could you send me your phone numaber(sic) and I'll call you about making an offer? I am very interested in the rug. Or you may call me. Are you in the US?
My phone is 215 248 0494, Philadelphia PA USA
Regards, Dennis Dodds
We then responded:
I presume you are the famous Dennis Dodds?
Honestly I have receive many emails and would prefer
you make an offer by email.
Evan then received this email dodds:
Sent: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 12:07 pm
Subject: Anatolian rug
Well, I am not the one to say how famous, but I have been in this field for a while.
Can you send me more images, particularly close-ups of the damaged areas, the selvedges and also of the back which shows the weave?
Is it possible to see the piece "in person"?
Thank you kindly,
TEL 215 248 0494
We then replied:
This is a very old and rare rug
It's condition is not important
The damages are clearly shown
Please make an offer if you like to, as I
have received many many emails and offers already
We then received this offer from dodds:
Sent: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 3:52 pm
I'll offer 8,000. Can you tell me the size?
Evan then came out from behind and emailed dodds the following:
Subject: Re: Anatolian rug
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 17:55:25 -0400
thanks for the offer
glad you did it before reading my email
eat shit dodds you creep
and the next time we meet go put your
hands up to me and learn the difference
between a man and a wimp
Big talker, liar and cheat dodds then wrote us:
Sent: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 4:58 pm
Subject: Re: Anatolian rug
and you wanted to 'meet me outside'...remember? Wow, that was really a mature, class act...but par for your low life course.
RK, to remind dodds of the reality and not his fantasy version of the event, wrote:
remember in BOSTON you wanted to
demonstrate to me what a "man" you are
you went running for a security guard who laughed in your face
you suck dodds
you are a thief, a scumbag and a lying cheat
frankly you remind me of george bush
another phony arsehole
and, like you, even bush has some supporters
fools they be
and quit email(sic) me, weasel
you are a gutless thief
a liar and a chickenshit punk
come meet me on a stage or in the street
and quit flapping your jaws
i am here waiting dodds
and speaking of low-lifes?
i never ripped anyone off
i never lied to anyone
i never took advantage of anyone
and you have the nerve to think you're
able to "judge" me?
suck my dick you punk-ass balding gutless slimeball
Offering $8,000 for a masterpiece16th century Anatolian Village rug is ludicrous.
Fact is clear dodds is either trying to get such a rug for a song or he is too stupid and inexperienced to realize how much a rug of this type and stature is worth.
RK believes dodds is guilty of both, and this email exchange with him, and the one concerning the embroidered Tekke asmalyk, both clearly evidence why RK has called dodds a rug know little and ignorant.
The bogus reputation dodds enjoys will eventually be exposed for the lie it is but, should that happen tomorrow, it will still be too late to undo the damage dodds the carpet-bagging cheat, liar and thief has wrought on rugDUMB.
Remember the LACMA/bellini rip-off is only one of the dastardly acts dodds has perpetrated.
Next time we will finish this up by exposing that cheat and liar from Istanbul we mentioned.