If you have a garage sale or flea market coming up, and no easy way of disposing of the leftovers, give Papa’s Thrift Shop a call!
In 2014, Heritage Collectibles (our antiques & collectibles business, located at 189 Main Street in Lewiston) helped several area churches & private garage salers by hauling off their yard sale leftovers, and donated over 35 Jeep-loads of household goods that we couldn’t use, to organizations that re-sold those items.
Among the items donated last year were two dozen fake Christmas trees… and then I (Linda, a social worker for three decades) learned that one of my clients was unable to get a Christmas tree for her daughter because she couldn’t afford one. She couldn’t even afford one of those I’d donated to be resold.
That made no sense to me.
This year we opened Papa’s Thrift Shop at 5 Park Street in Lewiston, ME.
Papa’s operates as a thrift shop/flea market with great prices for the general public, but with the unusual bonus of providing vouchers to social workers, allowing their very low-income clients to “purchase” up to $25 per month in clothing and household items from Papa’s – ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Papa’s is a very small shop but you can find some GREAT bargains!
Come check out Papa’s, and do so often as our inventory changes frequently… we never know when a whole new load from a garage sale or church flea market will come in!
Papa’s has a group on Facebook that I just started this morning; you can find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PapasThriftShop/ Soon, Papa’s will have its own blog/website, Pinterest and Twitter accounts, too!
Papa’s hours are Fridays | Saturdays | Sundays from 12:00-5:00 and Mondays from 12:00-2:00. Please check in at Heritage Collectibles (around the corner at 189 Main Street) as that’s where we’ll be if there aren’t any customers visiting Papa’s. You can also reach us by calling Linda at 207 740 2247, or emailing me at LSnyder at regroupbiz dot com.
Main Location: Heritage Collectibles at 189 Main Street, Lewiston ME 04240.
Hours: Vary, but usually 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays and 12:00 noon to 5:oo pm on Sunday. This can vary depending on the demands of our day jobs (Linda is a social worker, and John is the post press supervisor at the local newspaper), whether we are exhibiting at a show, or are attending an auction we just don’t want to miss! Your best bet is to call us first to make sure we’ll be there, or to make an appointment.
… John: 207 713 0674 or JSnyder@regroupbiz.com
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or LSnyder@regroupbiz.com
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Upcoming Shows & Exhibits
… none scheduled at this time; we’re taking a breather!
Message re Our Products:
All of the items we offer are vintage, antique or simply pre-owned. Therefore, reasonable wear & tear is to be expected, and our items are sold as seen and as described in the photos and/or in person.
We try to describe any damage, nicks, blemishes or other problems of which we are aware in any and all of our listings, and always include plenty of clear photographs which are integral to the description, so please review them closely.
Also, please be aware that vintage and antique items are unlikely to be in factory condition, so if you aren’t used to buying antique or vintage items – and are in fact looking for a pristine, unused item – a new reproduction may be better suited for you.
We ordinarily do not “clean up” items because such cleaning may detract from their value.
We are specific and honest in our descriptions because we want happy buyers who will return and/or refer their friends!