Jan and John Maggs Antiques
NEWSLETTER - July 6, 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
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
We've included a few pictures in the story linked
You'll also find interesting new stock listings, including a few
books on antiques, which we've culled from our reference
We hope you'll spend a few minutes.
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
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
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
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 - -
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
Additional links to more than 11,000 pages and images will be
found in the Quick Links box on our website.
Click on the picture for a
few images from our recent visit.
Click on Pippin's nose for this month's image of our favorite
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