Jan and John Maggs Antiques

NEWSLETTER - September 2013
September Morning
September Morning

September is here. When we woke this morning the outside temperature was a nippy 43 degrees, encouraging us to keep a careful watch over our basil plants, which have given us great gustatory delight this summer. Basil aside, our summer was pleasant, profitable, and productive, as we managed to tend to both the challenges of our large historic home and the responsibilities of sustaining an active and successful business. It has been a wonderfully rewarding season, and we're looking forward to a quiet winter.


As our fall trip to England approaches, we've closed our shop to make a few cosmetic improvements, and we're putting the finishing touches on some of the fresh stock that's waiting in the barn for our Fall Opening.


The links below will take you to reports of some of our recent activities, new jewelry listings and a few duplicate reference books from our library, as well as all the usual features. We hope you'll have a look

This Month's New Listings

Our September offerings include a few new pieces of early jewelry and an assortment of duplicate antique reference books from our library. Click here for thumbnails and descriptions.
Our Next Show
Sunday, September 22
Antiques at the Depot
Lexington, MA
Click here for more information and a printable show card.


If you opened the email that kicked off our recent Tax Holiday Sale, you were greeted by this bogus warning. We're still not certain of the cause, but we know that it had a negative impact on our sale and that we weren't the only ones hit by this apparent cyber attack.


For a description of the day's disturbing events, click here.

Where did all the furniture go?


We've moved our stock to other areas of the barn, since we've decided to be open only by appointment until our Fall Opening on Nov. 9 & 10. Our showroom has gotten a bit dingy, and we're making a few improvements. For pictures and details, click here.

Quick Links


Pippin's Page


Click on Pippin's nose for this month's image of our favorite feline. 
The Back Page
We've always been fascinated by the myriad designs for that essential component of land travel, the bridge and have stopped many times to photograph a memorable example. On a recent trip through southern New Hampshire, we stopped for a mid nineteenth century double arch bridge, an imposing structure constructed of dry laid stone. Click here to witness this bridge's timeless presence.

We hope you've enjoyed our newsletter. If you live near Conway, don't forget to save some time on the weekend of November 9 or 10 to come to our Fall Opening and see our most recent finds.


Thanks for reading.  


John and Jan