Prediction of Collectibles? - The relation between antique and aesthetic

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Posted by Erol Abit on June 16, 1999 at 02:29:52:

In Reply to: Re: What are contemporary collectibles?-Prediction? posted by Steve Price on June 14, 1999 at 16:08:21:

Dear Steve,

Your words is not about what I said. I did say nothing about poor predictions or predictions with educational guess or predictions with real guess. What I was saying is that:
The prediction is meaningless when a system is perturbed particularly by those who want to predict. Even today, the physics experimentalists are doing this logical error in predicting the events, flows etc. Anyways, this is another story. Simply to say, the collectors can not talk about predictions for the collectible rugs of the future since they are most effective perturbers in determining the collectable rugs. Why are you getting rid of taking responsibility by bringing the concept "prediction"? The scientists are doing the same.

As for "antique" and "aesthetic", I have heard from collectors many times this that most of them are collecting because of aesthetical reasons and realized that it is nothing else than being just their saying. What they are really doing is different, I think. In the second paragraph of my previous most, I thought I said "aesthetic" and "antique" are not related. We can not make a such generalization that an antique or a new rug is superior than the other due to their aesthetical aspects. So, there is something wrong when a collector having preferences for antiques say that he/she is chosing his/her rugs due to aesthetical reasons. Perhaps, there is an intention here that a layman or novice should be aware of.


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