Jan and John Maggs Antiques

NEWSLETTER - December 2, 2014

Selected small antiques for holiday giving

Thanksgiving snow

White Thanksgiving
After several weeks of unseasonably warm weather, New Englanders were beginning to feel that winter would never arrive. Last week's snowstorm changed all of that. Winter is now here, and thoughts of holiday gift-giving have begun to supersede memories of turkey and family.

Not coincidentally, we've dedicated much of this month's newsletter to new stock listings that we believe would make desirable gifts. The spotlight is on jewelry and smalls that are both attractive and affordable, as well as small enough to be easily and speedily shipped. To make it even simpler, all of this month's new listings include free shipping within the continental United States and are tax-free if shipped out of Massachusetts. We hope you'll take a few minutes to have a look.

December Inventory Listings



Click the picture to choose from more than three dozen newly listed smalls and jewelry , selected from our inventory for the season. 

Our next shows


Boston Antiques & Design Show & Sale


January 3 & 4, 2015


Click here to learn more.



The Tolland Historical Society Antiques Show


February 8, 2015


Click here to learn more.



For our 2015 show schedule, click here.

Quick Links


Pippin's Page




In any business, quality control is a key element in the formula for success. Not wishing to entrust this responsibility to two mere humans, Pippin lends a hand (and a nose) to the inspection process.

Click said nose to see Inspector Pippin at work.  

The Back Page


Conway's first winter storm of 2014 left us without electricity for around twelve hours, as wet, sticky snow attached itself to power lines and trees, causing numerous outages. While we lost small limbs on a few trees and plants in our yard, our home and barns suffered no damage. Shortly after our power came back on, around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, I went for a walk and took a few photographs in the early morning light. One of the most striking is this month's back page. Click here to see it.

We hope you've enjoyed this month's newsletter and perhaps found a gift for someone on your list.


Best wishes to all for a happy and festive holiday season

and a healthy and enjoyable 2015.


John and Jan