Our 18th year of newsletters begins
Little did we know in February 2004, when we published the first issue of this newsletter, that it would become an essential link to our customers and friends during our self-isolation seventeen years later. In those years, our subscriber list has grown steadily. Today, more than half of our subscribers open our monthly mailings, a rewarding and atypical response when compared to the industry average of 16%. Thanks to all who continually reward our monthly scramble to be timely and engaging.
The first annual New York Virtual Antique Show
The first New York Antiques Show is now behind us, our second show utilizing Marvin Getman's virtual platform. Sales were very good all day Friday, but remarkably, we had no sales on Saturday. Sunday morning began with two major sales, and the excitement continued throughout the day. At the end of the show we had sold nearly two thirds of our booth, as well as a few pieces from our website. We sold most of our best pieces, which says a great deal about the viability of this format, and we met several new buyers, whom we hope will become regulars. Thanks to Marvin, Debbie, and the other unsung heroes who contributed to a wonderful selling experience.
New on our website
In an effort to make our website more helpful and easier to use, we've put two new links on our home page:
- If you've missed visiting us in Conway or if you've never been here in person, you might enjoy watching a brief video of our showrooms. The current one was shot in late December.
A link to a new gallery that premiers this month - The Bookshop at jmaggs.com. Read more about this new gallery below.
Also in this month's newsletter
As promised, there are a few new listings this month, although we've slowed the pace a bit. An announcement of our next virtual event, the launching of The Bookshop at jmaggs.com, Pippin and The Back Page complete Volume 18, no.1. We hope you like it.