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 Jan and John Maggs Antiques


NEWSLETTER - July 24, 2012


barn with restored cupola
Since last month's newsletter -
Since late June we've exhibited at only one show - the Tiverton Four Corners show in Rhode Island on July 4. Not only did we enjoy strong sales, we also met several new customers and were offered a few good pieces from the collection of two dealers who are currently downsizing. At least for this year, our decision to exhibit at the one-day Tiverton rather than the more expensive Little Compton show in August appears to have been a good one.

We're taking advantage of this summer to make a few improvements in our home in Conway. The biggest job so far has been the painting of the exterior and the restoration of a few sections of exterior trim and parts of our front door, tasks we expect to finish in the next few days. In between painting days, we've moved to interior re-decorating projects that have been on "to do" lists for a decade or so. Our plan is to have the work completed well before winter, when we'll move our office into the house, saving hundreds in office heating bills.
As we approach our dotage, our re-decorating projects always include an element of downsizing. We've emptied a pantry, and many of the pieces that were housed therein are being offered for sale in this newsletter, most in the two-figure range. You'll find a link to them below.
It appears that the Massachusetts legislature will approve a Tax Holiday Weekend for August 11 & 12. Once again, we're planning a sale, at which we'll offer discounts of at least 20% on EVERYTHING in our shop - more on many individual items. We'll publish more information in our website and in our August Newsletter, scheduled for August 7th.
We hope you enjoy this month's Newsletter.

New stock listings


A view of the pantry that, until recently, held many of the two dozen pieces being offered for sale this month. Just click on the picture to see what's new. 

Conway's "Best View"

Best View Farm  

The part of Massachusetts in which we make our home is rich in natural beauty. We need only walk a few hundred yards or drive a mile or so to enjoy extraordinary vistas - hills, forests, rivers, and farms. One of the most beautiful of the latter is set atop one of Conway's highest elevations, near the border of neighboring Shelburne. Although the evening on which we took these shots was slightly overcast, we hope that the images capture some of the majesty of this breathtaking Conway farm.


Click on the image to see them. 

Our next show


Tax Holiday Weekend Sale


August 11 & 12 in our Conway shop.

Click here for more.

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 Pippin's nose for this month's photo of our little guy. 
The Back Page
Nearly a decade ago, needing to have a document notarized, we visited the offices of the Greenfield Savings Bank. Although we were not patrons of the bank at that time (We are now!), we were invited into the bank's boardroom, where we sat at the large table while we waited for the person who would help us.

Our eyes were drawn to a large oil painting by Lester Stevens, which dominated the central wall of the room. After a few moments, we realized that the subject of the magnificent painting was our property in Conway. Like many of the other Connecticut Valley painters, Stevens, who lived less than a mile from our home, painted the mighty barn that now houses our shop.
Click here if you'd like a look at this memorable work


We hope you've enjoyed this month's newsletter. If you see anything that you think you'd like, please email or call. Feel free to call or stop in on any Sunday, especially on the Tax Holiday weekend.


John and Jan
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