I won a bid on Ebay for two rugs I have had been watching for over a month.
Many people do not know how valuable some oriental rugs are. I have a local rug expert coming to give an appraisal of what these rugs are worth and he is also going to help repair a few areas on the rugs. I was looking for a quality hand washed rug NY service and my good friend told me about his buddy Jerry.
Jerry has been buying, selling, repairing, cleaning and appraising rugs for over thirty years in New York City. This guy is a complete expert and just from the first phone conversation I can tell he knows his stuff and he helped educate me more than I already knew about Persian and antique rugs. Here is a picture of one of the rugs that will need some fringe and over casting repairing. Jerry told me not to worry because he has been running his business rug fringe repair services for many years and said it will look like new again.
It definitely is going to need a deep cleaning as well as the repair but that was included with the service. Both rugs won’t be delivered until next week. I am very excited to see how they come out. I will be placing them both in my new renovated living space. The new hardwood floors and fresh painted walls should really help these pop out and bring some character to the large living room.
The other rug was actually an antique piece and requires a special over casting service. Again Jerry said he also has an A plus reputation with his rug over casting NY repairs and clients. He also guaranteed that this will all get done correctly and that he treats these rugs very delicately. That is also why he is one of the few that actually hand washes rugs to help prevent any damage especially after a repair.
Did you know that some of these carpets actually sell for millions of dollars? I know it sounds crazy but when I was searching online I found this video above. Look at how much the rugs were selling for. Yes someone spent 34 million dollars! Now I am very fortunate that I run a few successful businesses and travel blogs but this is just insane money to spend even if you do have it. How about helping out a few charities instead. I guess everyone has their own hobbies.
Well, I have to get a few things packed before I head to Arizona for a few days with my good friends on another journey. I will keep you posted on how the rugs come out and if you are not following my other travel blog then visit me on facebook or instagram and see all the pictures of my traveling and vacations. I also have a few 15-second videos up on my social accounts that are pretty incredible. Some of me and my travel crew skydiving, sailing, hiking and doing some other incredibly action packed and funny things.
Talk to you all soon