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 Jan and John Maggs Antiques


Newsletter - December 2011   



Special Holiday Shopping Issue
free shipping on all sale items


This newsletter marks the end of our eighth year of monthly e-mailings. It's been an outstanding year for us, and our website has been an indispensable part of this success.


Of course, without readers like you, our newsletters and, indeed, our website itself would be of no consequence. For this reason, we've lowered prices on more than 70 easy-to-ship, Internet-friendly pieces that readers from a distance might consider purchasing as holiday gifts. In addition to reduced prices on dozens of small, mailable gifts, we're offering free domestic Priority Mail shipping and insurance on anything on these sale pages.


You'll find more information on our Holiday Sale below, as well as links to other monthly features.  




Great gift ideas -- with free Shipping


This month we're listing more than 70 postal-friendly pieces from our current stock that we believe might make interesting holiday gifts. We've arranged them by category, including Jewelry, Paintings, and Smalls, and each category is divided into three groups, ranging from stocking-stuffers to memory-makers. You'll find gifts priced under $50 as well as a few in the four-figure range - all with free shipping within the US.

Click here to start shopping. 
December Shop Hours
Our shop will be open from 10 until 4 on the first three Sundays of December. Sale prices will be honored in person as well as online. As always, we're happy to open by appointment. We'd love to see you.


Enough candles for the holidays?
Because we use a lot of candles, we searched for a long time for a distributor of reasonably priced candles that don't smoke, drip, or smell. More than a decade ago we found these six-inch ivory tapers, which we've burned since that time without a drip. We sell them in boxes of one dozen for a dollar per candle or less. Click the picture for prices and shipping costs.


Gift ideas from Moozydoo

Moozydoo is John's daughter Nancy's seller name on ETSY, the crafting and vintage website. For years Nancy, who manages production at one of Boston's most important commercial signage firms, has applied her skills to the fabrication of gifts and props for family members and friends. Only recently has she decided to make her creations available to the public.

Our favorite Nancy piece is a tote bag that she gave to us a year ago. It's similar to the bag pictured above - light, durable, and washable, as well as useful and attractive. We hardly ever leave home without it, and it rarely fails to elicit comments. Perhaps you're looking for an attractive, inexpensive, hand-made holiday gift. The last time we checked, she had seventeen bags online.

If you use the link below to visit her Etsy page, check out her alphabet cards, as well. We think they're especially cool: whimsical, beautifully produced, and very reasonably priced. Do you have an avid note writer or a pre-schooler on your list?

We hope you'll take a look. Here's the link:



A Visit to Brussels

Several years ago we rented an apartment in a high-rise building in the middle of Brussels. The pictorial report we published in our newsletter included several pictures of the apartment and its surroundings. We've decided to run the story again. If you missed it the first time, or if you'd just like another look, click here.  
Quick Links


Additional links to more than 11,000 pages and images will be found in the Quick Links box on our website. 

Pippin's Page 

Click on Pippin's nose for a pensive holiday photo of the wild one. 
The Back Page

We spent the Thanksgiving weekend in Brooklyn with Jan's daughter, Lindsey. Between meals - and there were several - we justified our gastronomic excesses by walking many miles in Brooklyn and Manhattan. During one of our walks Lindsey introduced us to The High Line, a pedestrian walkway on an unused elevated rail line on the lower west side. From this unique vantage we had a unique view of several of Manhattan's architectural wonders.You can see one of our favorites shots by clicking here.    

We hope you've enjoyed this month's newsletter. If you've made it this far, you probably still have time to look at our holiday specials. Remember, all sale items can be sent anywhere in the US with free shipping.


It might be worth a look.   


John and Jan
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