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Most Expensive Rugs of 2009

December 30, 2009

From January 2009 through December 31, 2009 there were some very impressive numbers posted by both Sotheby's and Christie's for high prices fetched for luxury Persian Rugs and Oriental Carpets. There's no question the market for antique rugs has exploded in recent years. Here are some of the results for the year 2009 in closing.

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$5,000 Rug Stolen from "Cool Cafe" in San Antonio

December 30, 2009

As reported by WOAI.com, apparently a $5,000 Persian Rug used for wall decoration in a downtown San Antonio, TX restaurant was stolen.

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Safavid Carpet Lecture at Rug Idea in Los Angeles

December 2, 2009

Rug Master Dr. Sobhe's to feature leading rug scholar Dr. Jon Thompson at the Rug Idea gallery in Los Angeles December 6, 2009.

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Skinner Sale 2486

November 24, 2009

In Boston, Massachusetts: 63 Park Plaza

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Sothebys Carpet Sale N08597 This December 16, 2009

November 20, 2009

Sotheby's has just released the online catalogue for their Carpet Sale N08597 coming up this December 16, 2009.

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Our Rug Appraisals focus on the values of antique rugs, semi antique rugs, and new rugs including modern contemporary and traditional. Online appraisals may not be honored for replacement value in insurance situations, in which case we may refer our clients to local reputable rug appraisers for appraisal, or travel to you ourselves. We cover the Northeast United States and New England with in-person appraisals when needed, with a focus on the Tri-state area of CT (Fairfield, New Have, & Hartford), NJ (Bergen, Hudson, Sussex, Passaic, Essex, Union and Morris), NY and NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island) as well as Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

The Rug Rag appraisal approach for antique rugs and appraisals of antique rugs may encompass International markets. Newer rug appraisals are primarily geared toward the US Market. States for which we have provided Rug Appraisals to, or provided in person referrals for new and Antique Rugs include: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, and counties within.

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