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Check out what’s new @ Cape Ann Auction Emporium at 8 Lexington Ave in Magnolia.

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Rumors of my death are greatly exagerated – Mark Twain
The above Mark Twain quote is one of my favorites and I’ve wanted to use it for a long time. I’ve never had a reason to do so – until now.
Recently you may have heard that Cape Ann Auction was going out of business. Let me put those rumors to bed.

Cape Ann Auction is NOT going out of business.
Far from it!

Last August we opened the Cape Ann Auction Emporium at 8 Lexington Ave in Magnolia.

That store has been very busy. As many happy customers will attest we are stocked with a lot of great treasures and all prices have room for dealers to make $

Between the store and the many house-calls we’ve had for buying merch., it’s been necessary to slow down our schedule for auctions & other events.

At any given time we may announce an auction, but the growth of the store is demanding all of our energy right now.

In fact:

It looks like we’ll be expanding to a bigger space next door to #6 Magnolia Ave! More on that as it develops.

Also in the wings is a revamp of our 4000+ page website at http://www.auctionwally.com
and our http://www.capeannauction.com

The sites will be more interactive with planned special events at the store!

What’s New in the Store?

We’ve recently acquired a nice selection of fine art:

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Vera Eugenia Andrus (1896-1979)
Well known Rockport MA artist

 
We have 8 of these large hand-carved panels by a Russian artist.

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What can we do for you?
Do you want to sell your quality items?

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We just sold this Guy Bardone ($2,000) for a client and we can help you sell your fine art too!

Something for everyone!

We do have plenty of bargain price deals such as our
“All for One Price Outdoor Sale Table”

Right now, we have dozens of antiques & collectibles on that table at $3.00 each or 2/$5.00

We would GREATLY appreciate it if you could help us out and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, OTB, email,… carrier pigeon.

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Contact and find Cape Ann Auction at:

978-395-7077

www.capeannauction.com

www.auctionwally.com

www.facebook.com/capeannauction

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Oceanside Hotel Menu September 1, 1947 Magnolia MA

Good Evening Joey,

I was going through some papers today and found a dinner menu from the Oceanside Hotel

or the night of September 1, 1947.  My mother, who was a 17 year old nanny,  told me she had saved it from her trip there with the Drucker family for whom she worked.  When I googled the hotel, I found your blog. 

I have attached a scan of it.  If this is something that you would like for your collection, I would be happy to forward it.  My mother had kept it folded all these years, so it shows some wear.  I would like very much to give it to someone to whom it means more, either yourself or anyone else, as she passed years ago and it does not hold much sentimental meaning to me.

Hoping you may want it,

Sharon Viola

Oceanside Hotel

Patio Farewell Week From Terry Weber

Hi Joey, 

For the last two weeks, the owners of the Patio Restaurant–John and Irene Burke, have bid farewell to their restaurant and to their many friends, family members, and ‘regulars’ at the Patio. The Burkes recently sold the Patio after over 30 years in business on Lexington Avenue in Magnolia. Click on this link for just a few snapshots of one of their farewell parties. 

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The Patio has been described by many as a “home away from home, an extension of one’s own living room, a clubhouse” and more. This is due to the warm hearts and hospitality of John and Irene, their family members: Margo and Chris Rezza, Melissa and James Rezza, and long time friends and co-workers: Kathy Mackin, Lori Somers, Dave Morley, Charlene Young, and Lopes. 

Thank you to John and Irene Burke, and their family, who have made the Patio a second home to many Magnolia & Gloucester residents. Even though “we’ll see you around the neighborhood”, we’ll miss seeing you on a regular basis as you enjoy some long overdue relaxation. The neighborhood won’t be the same without the Patio. 

If any of the readers of GMG have a fond memory of the Patio, and would like to see it published in a possible memory book or other publication, please email your story to bartlett103@yahoo.com. You may also email photos. Please send your stories before November 1.

FOLLOW TO THE SEPT 3 FOLLOW UP ON MAHIBA INA IN MAGNOLIA From Irene Ina Shaker

Dear Joey,

      I haven’t commented before because I wanted to send a picture of my mother of how she looks at almost 100 years old.  I am Irene Ina Shaker and live in Cleveland, OH.  I am the oldest of her five children.  I helped my mother start the business and did all the book work until I got married.  I used to commentate for her fashion shows.  I am very proud of her.

      I enjoy reading your blog every day.  It brings back many memories.  Keep up the good work.

Irene Ina Shaker

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Joey C commentary:

I have faint memories of going in with my my mom to Ina’s when we were very little but I do remember it being a special place.  A place way ahead of it’s time with serious sophistication.


Ina Shop In Magnolia Follow Up From Elinor Ina Bowes and Alfred Ina

Posted on September 3, 2012 by Joey C

I am writing in response to a message from a gal who shopped at the Ina’s in Magnolia.  I am one of the daughters, Elinor, and happy to say that my mother, Mrs. Ina is still alive and living in Florida and we will celebrate her 100th birthday in January, God willing. She lives with my brother Al and she is amazing, she still loves to cook and enjoys having family visit.

Thanks, happy to know someone is still remembering the beautiful shops my mom owned.

Elinor Ina Bowes  (Ellie)


Alfred Ina comments-

My mom, Mahiba Ina came to this country in 1933 from Lebanon as a new bride.My mom & dad had stores in Palm Beach in the winter & Magnolia in the summer. When my father died in 1943, the family spent the winters in Jacksonville and when we started high school we moved to Magnolia year round. Being the only store in Magnolia during the winter was a challenge but she had her mind made up to work hard and succeed in which she did. She loved her shop and her dear customers who she still talks about and she always say that she misses them so. We love West Palm Beach but Magnolia will always be in our blood. Magnolia in those days was like a piece of Heaven on Earth. It breaks my heart to see whats left of Magnolia and how it is neglected. My mom sends all her love to all of you and thanks you for remember her. You all made her day so special and I thank you all.

Magnolia MA 1930’s, From George Krewson

Hi Joe!

The attached is from a brochure that my Dad, the owner,  had printed for soliciting guests for the Oceanside back in the 1930’s.  The poem was writted by my uncle, Elber Krewson.  It may not be readable, but if you can enhance it in some way to make it so, I think your readers would appreciate reading about the glorious little hamlet.

Best to you,

George Krewson

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Follow Up: Memories Of The Oceanside Hotel, Magnolia MA In 1931 From George Krewson III Oceanside Hotel First Floor Plan

Earlier this month George Krewson III sent in this-

My Dad purchased the Oceanside Hotel at Magnolia in 1931. I was 6 at the time. He kept it until 1946. Dad had no idea how to operate a hotel, having most previous experience in the building business. When the 1929 depression hit he was out of building and just happened to acquire the Oceanside by what he called “trading cats for dogs.” He and Mom learned quickly, and within a few years a guest suggested that they journey down to Thomasville, GA and have a look a winter resort inn there. They liked what they saw and purchased the inn. Each year for the next 11 years they thrived on the resort hotel business–the Oceanside at Magnolia in the summer, and the Three Toms Inn at Thomasville in the winter, Needless to say I cam to really love growing up in the business. Then came WW II and changes in all family’s lives.

Magnolia and the Oceanside, in particular, will always remain as a fond memory.

George Krewson III

and now he follows up with this-

Oceanside Hotel first floor plan

Hi Joe,

In going through some files recently I came across the main lobby/dining area floor plan of the Oceanside Hotel I had scketched from memory about 10 years back.  Odd how things like that can stick in one’s mind.  I hadn’t been in the place since the early 40’s. Some fond memories.

George Krewson

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Memories Of The Oceanside Hotel, Magnolia MA In 1931 From George Krewson III

My Dad purchased the Oceanside Hotel at Magnolia in 1931. I was 6 at the time. He kept it until 1946. Dad had no idea how to operate a hotel, having most previous experience in the building business. When the 1929 depression hit he was out of building and just happened to acquire the Oceanside by what he called “trading cats for dogs.” He and Mom learned quickly, and within a few years a guest suggested that they journey down to Thomasville, GA and have a look a winter resort inn there. They liked what they saw and purchased the inn. Each year for the next 11 years they thrived on the resort hotel business–the Oceanside at Magnolia in the summer, and the Three Toms Inn at Thomasville in the winter, Needless to say I cam to really love growing up in the business. Then came WW II and changes in all family’s lives.

Magnolia and the Oceanside, in particular, will always remain as a fond memory.

George Krewson III

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Kayaking out to Kettle Island

Yesterday my friend Walt and I kayaked (into the wind) from Magnolia Beach to Kettle Island. It’s not that far, but at high tide it seems a lot farther. Once we reached the island, we climbed the rocks like kids to the top. The view was fantastic! Coming down was a challenge and leaving the island proved to be another challenge. The wind had picked up , but we paddled hard and rode the waves back to the beach. Exhilarating!

Sharon Lowe Photography

Magnolia Calendar – Just added!!

 

Along with Cape Ann and Good Harbor, the 2011 Magnolia calendar is now available. Click on the images below to see all the calendars.

They’re $15 each, and if you need it mailed to you or somewhere else, shipping costs are pretty low.

If you prefer, you can buy the refill for $12 each and re-use the case from last year.

PayPal and credit cards are accepted or you can pay by check.

Thanks!   —-Sharon