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 Jan and John Maggs Antiques


NEWSLETTER - July 6, 2011


July 4, 2011

Since last month's Newsletter


In our June Newsletter we reported on a very good May Rhinebeck show and expressed our hopes for a good summer show as well. A few days later, we received a call from Bruce Garrett, promoter of the Rhinebeck shows, informing us that this year's Summer show had been cancelled. You'll find more about this evolving story below.


With the cancellation of Summer Rhinebeck, we've decided to return to the Guilford Keeping Society show, an old favorite traditionally held on the same day as July Rhinebeck. You'll find details here as well.


In June we took a few days off for a brief vacation Montreal. Those who know this great city understand how easy it is to get around and how much there is to see and do - even if you forget about the food. We definitely remembered the food, but we also visited the Jardin Botanique. We've included a few pictures in the story linked below.


You'll also find interesting new stock listings, including a few books on antiques, which we've culled from our reference library.


We hope you'll spend a few minutes.

Spring-Summer Schedule


Our Conway shop is now open on Sundays from 10:00 until 4:00. This schedule will continue through September. For a complete calendar of shows and shop hours, click this link.


The next big event in our shop will be our fourth annual Tax Holiday Weekend Sale, tentatively scheduled for the weekend of August  13 & 14. Details are sketchy at this time, but we'll publish more as the state legislature gets its act together.

New Stock Listings

 Ammi Phillips

This month's new listings include a good American ladderback armchair, a grouping of period jewelry and smalls, and several reference books from our library. Click on the Ammi Phillips painting for a look at these latest listings.



Our new website feature was a bit disappointing in its debut. Several interesting items went unsold, including coin silver spoons by obscure makers, a period Windsor bench and a handsome custom sofa. Undaunted, we continue this month with pieces from two new sellers. They include a framed watercolor, a pair of signed Montana spurs, a set of eight 19th-century style chairs, a tiny watercolor by Jeremiah Patterson, and a tole lamp. To see current listings, or if you're interested in selling something on MaggsList, click on the picture of John.

Rhinebeck Summer Magic
- - a disappearing act - -Rhinebeck sign

Officially, Rhinebeck Summer Magic has been postponed to 2012. We hope that this is true, but no one knows for sure what the future will hold. For more detail, click on the Welcome sign. 

The Guilford Keeping Society Show
The cancellation of this July's Rhinebeck show gives us the opportunity to return to one of our favorite summer shows. Click on the picture of the Thomas Griswold House for more about this great little show. 
Quick Links


Additional links to more than 11,000 pages and images will be found in the Quick Links box on our website. 
Montreal's Jardin Botanique Jardin Botanique
Click on the picture for a few images from our recent visit.

Pippin's Page 

Click on Pippin's nose for this month's image of our favorite feline. 
The Back Page
On our recent trip to Montreal, we took many photographs, but probably none so whimsical as this sign, outside of a downtown shop.

We hope you've enjoyed this month's newsletter. Remember, we're open most Sundays and would love to see you. If another day works better for you, please e-mail; we'll be more than happy to arrange a time.


And thanks for being a customer.


John and Jan
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