Sunday, August 7, 2011

NYC Rug Tour October 15th

Have you ever seen touched walked on a $100,000 rug? Now you have the chance to see some of the best in the world with a group of Rug Washers from across the country:

The tentative plan for the Rug Tour October 15th in New York City:
10 AM Hagop Manoyan’s 38 E. 32nd ST New York’s top dealer of small high-end collectable rugs and Tribal trappings. Hagop will open his store special for us and show the group what the small collectable market is like. Hagop is one of the best restorers in the world.
11AM across the street to 31 32nd ST to Nazmiyal’s they are closed on Saturdays but Jason will open the store and put on a show for us. Jason is the top antique rug dealer in the world according to Hali magazine.
12:30 Lunch at the Waldorf Astoria.
Christie’s Auction preview by 2 PM
Richard Rothstein the big Philadelphia dealer will be coming and will offer his special insights at Christie’s.
Done by 5.
It will be a great chance to get an inside look (and touch) of the top of the market. Nathan Koets, Scott Kentfield and Paul Lucas are driving in from Michigan. Dusty Roberts is coming in from Canada. Wade Shehady is flying in from Pittsburgh. Mark Keshishian is coming up from DC. It will be a mix of the newer Rug washers as well as some of the 3rd generation crowd.
No body is making a nickel on this. It started when some friends wanted to go to the Christie’s Auction Preview with me and it is growing fast. We each pay our own expenses so in the city it is lunch and subway fare. We may do something Sunday but that is still up in the air. It is for rug washers and I am not inviting collectors or rug dealers. Outside of me and the soap impresario it is all real rug cleaners.
Best wishes,
Barry O’Connell