An early-20th-century rug, 33 inches by 50 inches and perhaps a Hutchinson design, sold at a Garth’s auction in Ohio recently for $1,560. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

An early-20th-century rug, 33 inches by 50 inches and perhaps a Hutchinson design, sold at a Garth’s auction in Ohio recently for $1,560. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Vintage rug with funny picture and saying sells for $1,500

Collectors want early-20th-century hooked rugs made from burlap backings and strips of old clothes.

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