Tomorrow's collectibles?

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Posted by Jerry Silverman on December 10, 1998 at 23:27:03:

In Reply to: But what about snob appeal? posted by Steve Price on December 10, 1998 at 14:05:28:

: Dear Friends,

: After nearly 5 days of kicking around thoughts precipitated by things with sparse, long goathair pile, nobody's mentioned the wonderful absence of snob appeal in tulus. They are usually 20th century products (imagine a WAV file of a chorus of boos here), I don't recall seeing any in Sotheby's catalogs, they are relatively inexpensive textiles. Yet, people seem to like them. Is snobbery dead?

: Steve Price

This brings up something I've wondered about for some time (and would like to bring up again when my turn rolls around).

Every rug - no matter how esteemed/rare/collectible - was once a brand, spanking new textile fresh off the loom. With the passage of a century or two some have become winners, the pride of any collection, while others have never generated any sort of a following.

So I wonder which of the 20th century pieces will become the antique treasures of our great-grandchildren. Could these be among them? I wouldn't be surprised.



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