Jan and John Maggs
NEWSLETTER - October
We returned to Conway just over a week ago,
following our annual Fall buying trip in England and a brief
vacation in Rome. During our time in Europe we
were blessed with good weather and good buying. Now, after a
few days of anxiety (see below), our new stock has arrived,
and we've begun the marathon process of preparing,
photographing, and pricing, to get everything ready for
showing at our Fall Opening in November. Consequently, this
newsletter will be brief, but we trust you'll find something
newsy and interesting. Please have a look.
Our next show
Our Fall Post-England
November 10 &
in our Conway
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No New Listings
we reserve so much new stock for our semi-annual Openings,
we don't list any new stock in our October Newsletter. Look
for several new listings in November's Newsletter, which
should go online soon after the Opening. It
should be worth the wait.
Another FedEx FauxPas
We'd had remarkably good luck during our two weeks of
visiting dealers, shows, and shops in England. As we headed
for London from our final delivery to our shippers on Friday
afternoon, we were confident that we'd once again managed to
assemble a shipment of furniture and smalls that would
generate an exciting and successful opening in November. But
the Customs gremlins were about to strike again. More.
The Italian Connection
"Italians don't drive. They just aim."
I can't remember the book or its author, but this sentence
has stayed with me for decades. And it's reinforced every
time we visit Italy. more
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The Back Page
Walking through Rome on our recent vacation, we were sure
that we'd spotted the reincarnation of Charlton Heston on
his chariot in that famous battle scene in Ben
Hur. But as we got closer, we realized that
we'd been fooled! The horses were missing. Click
here to see the