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Author:jc
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Thu, Jul 14th, 2016 02:32:25 AM
Topic: Like rats leaving a sinking ship...

As the great sage of baseball, Yogi Berra, catcher for the NY Yankees during their late 1950-middle 60's heyday quipped "it ain't over til it's over". So even though it seems every month bring news of a new rug collection headed for auction rugDUMB will surely go on. Or will it?

With collectors of all shapes and sizes jettisoning their collections and connections to RugDumb it sure looks like the end is neigh. Not a pretty picture for sure.

The latest rumor concerning a rug collection headed for the auction, or should we say chopping, block belongs marshall and marilyn wolf, a true rugdumb gruesome twosome if there ever was one.

Supposedly their 1,500 piece collection, which has some great pieces and lots and lots of secondary to junk ones as well, will be sold at sotheby NY beginning in late 2016 or early 2017.

Like vok, the wolfs appeared to have no life other than in rug activities, traisping from every auction to any exhibition with open wallet and sweaty palms, trying to buy their way into rugDUMB's Hall of FLame.

WE say hall of flame because any hall of fame for rugDUMB would have to be full of flaming arses like them.

Anyway, were this auction news fact RK is starting to wonder who will be left to pick up the slack?

Author: jc
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Thu, Jul 14th, 2016 02:32:25 AM

RK has just heard another old time collector is saying "Adieu" and putting his collection up for grabs.

He is not as well known as the ruGnicks or the wolfs, but he was long time collecting, doing so in a very specific area, and received some degree of notoriety for his efforts.

John, aka Jack, Corwins collection of Afshar rugs will be sold by peter pap in Feb. 2017, and there will be an exhibition at pap's San Francisco gallery in Oct. 2016.

According to the information we received pap is hurridly seeking other consignments for this sale and exhibition. Good luck, consignors beware.

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