Our month-long August sale was a great success, proving to us once again that our online presence as dealers and the vast resources which we're able to tap as we hunt for new stock can enable us to keep our business active, while giving us the pleasure of interacting with customers through the internet and occasionally here in Conway as well. As the pandemic shows few signs of abating in the near future, we've begun to consider alternatives to things we once took for granted as "normal".
We're happy to announce that we will be participating in the Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association's Fox Valley Antiques Show on October 17th and 18th. For years, our friends David and Jane Thompson have talked about their successes at this show, and next month we've decided to join them - virtually. CSADA will be utilizing the platform developed by Marvin Getman for his virtual book fairs, a highly intuitive and accessible approach that seems ideally suited to the antiques field as well.
Because of the pandemic, Marvin decided to cancel this year's Wilmington Show, and we felt that this would be an ideal alternative for us. Not only will we be entering what is a new market for us, the show will also be made available to our eastern Massachusetts customers, since the show will also be promoted through Marvin's massive email list. We'll include additional details in our October newsletter and send an email reminder to all of our newsletter subscribers a few days before the show opens.
We're also considering a change in the format of our Fall Opening. We've just begun thinking about the details of this change, and we expect to be able to outline our plan in next month's newsletter.
That's the big news for the moment. Other items in this newsletter include a few new listings appropriate to these shorter days and the ones to come, a pictorial visit to The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, and the addition of a new gallery to our website: a Carpet Gallery, illustrating nearly thirty hand-knotted carpets from the Middle East. Pippin's Page and The Back Page complete this month's issue. We hope you enjoy it.