Posted by Steve Price on March 26, 1999 at 10:16:44:
In Reply to: Re: Importance as reason for collecting posted by Marvin Amstey on March 26, 1999 at 08:16:22:
Dear All (and anyone else),
If I understand Tom correctly, he also sees terms like "best of type" and "important" as hype, and points out that reputable dealers seldom use them. My experience is in accord with this. I can only think of one dealer at an ACOR Dealer's Fair who used such descriptions; most simply refer to their really terrific stuff as "really terrific", or "great".
On the other hand, take a stroll through the listings at eBay! I did a search for the word "important" this morning, and found more than 20 under the two major rugs categories ("Antique Textiles" and "Collectible Rugs"), and nearly 250 on all of eBay.
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