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Value Categories in Verified Oriental Carpets from Rug Rag

November 29, 2008

If we have seen the rug in person, we use Fair Market Value (FMV) as the basis for some of our verifications. This means in some instances we take the seller's current asking price and set it into proportion to what would be considered a "Fair Market Value" for RETAIL prices after all sales negotiations, discounts and coupons have been applied. This is what one would expect to pay today in the current market, at a retail store*, for a given type, quality, or genre of item in a certain condition. more

Selling Your Oriental Rug? Authenticate area Rugs: Antique, New, Round Rug, Square Rug, or Rectangle!

August 15, 2008

Rug Rag Verifications provide your Oriental Rug with a Professional "Report Card" for Online Retailers and Private Parties alike. A Rug Rag Verification sets reputable sellers apart from the rest of the crowd with our Rug Rag Badge, building consumer confidence that an Independent, third party has reviewed and confirmed up to 20 characteristics of Hand Made Oriental Carpets and Area rugs. more

How to Create a Rug Rag Verification for Oriental Rugs and Carpets: Steps 4-6

August 15, 2008

Your Rug's Report Card, Copying HTML, Pasting to eBay or Other Online Venues! more

How to Create a Rug Rag Verification for Oriental Rugs and Carpets: Steps 1-3

August 15, 2008

Remember, it is in your best interest to supply as many (no more than 10) images of your rug. The better the quality of your photographs, the more characteristics we will be able to verify. This in turn will make your Rug Rag Verification Certificate stronger, for greater potential in high resale value! You want to get top dollar for your Oriental Rug, so please be sure to take good quality, high resolution photographs. Images should be properly cropped, with no additional Photoshop or other program augmentation unless the goal is to accurately adjust color balance. more

About Rug Rag Verifications

May 16, 2008

What is a Rug Rag verification? A Rug Rag item verification reinforces that the item advertised is in fact a hand knotted Oriental Rug. We also act as an independent 3rd party to assess each individual rug at hand, and confirm characteristics which the seller may claim. As a consumer, it's difficult to make informed choices with Oriental Rugs, even if it is directly in front of you.... more


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Specializing in: Rugs | Area Rugs | Antique Rugs | Oriental Rugs | Appraisals is a blog with industry insider perspective geared toward educating consumers on how to make informed purchasing decisions for rugs of any kind: Area rugs, antique rugs, Oriental rugs, machine made and Persian rugs. We address carpet markets the United States and International.

Our primary focus for education includes area rugs, antique rugs, Oriental rugs and Persian rugs of all types. More detailed entries encompass evaluation of antique rugs, area rugs, chainstitch, dhurrie, flatweave, hand knotted, hand tufted, needlepoint and Oriental rugs of all ages and sizes. We also have helpful buyers guides for new rugs, antique rugs, including mansion size, palace size, and all oversized pieces, including evaluation of the most expensive rugs ever sold, auction watch and many more.

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.

Our most popular rug appraisals include antique rugs such as Arak, Bakshaish, Bidjar, Caucasian, Ferahan, Hadji Jalil, Heriz, Isfahan, Kashan, Kazak, Kerman, Kermani, Kermanshah, Laver Kerman, Mohtashem Kashan, Nichols, Oushak, Sarouk, Serapi, Sultanabad, Yazd and many more. Newer rug Appraisals we commonly address are American Sarouk, Arak, Ardebil, Ardekan, Bokhara, Chinese 90 line, Chobi, Gabbeh, Isfahan, Jaipur, Karastan, Kashmir, Kashmir silk, Kilim, Mashad, Nain, Heriz, Nichols art deco, Pakistan Caucasian, Peshawar, Qum, Sarouk, Tabriz and many more.


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