Scale Model – River Queen Steamboat

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If you happen to be walking or driving by the shop at night, this wonderful scale replica of a Mississippi steam boat – The River Queen – might just catch your eye, as we keep the case it’s in lighted day and night.

Until taking a quick skim through Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Mississippi), I hadn’t realized how big these old riverboats could get.  Take a look at this picture from the Wiki article:

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The Wiki caption reads:  “Saloon of Mississippi River Steamboat Princess” (Adrien Persac, 1861), showing elaborate interior of an antebellum Mississippi steamboat

Condition:  Excellent.

Dimensions:  About 12″H x 24″L x 6″D.

Price:  $75.00.  Includes the glass case and lighting.  (Plus the obligatory 5.5% State of Maine Sales Tax, of course.)

NOTE:  With the exception of books, maps & music, much of our antique and other inventory can now be found at one of the great antique shops or flea markets listed here:  https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com/details-hours/

(We’ve recently reduced the number of other locations from 5 to just 2 for the time being; getting to all of the other shops in addition to our full-time social work job was just a bit much for me.)  We hope you will enjoy our booths at those locations as you did our shop on Main Street.

For those dying to check out the revamped Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps, we are still in the same building, but our new entrance is at the back of that building. 

Just turn off Main Street in Lewiston onto Park Street and park in the first available parking spot.  The entrance is through the door at the end of the building on the right hand side.  You’ll see signs in the windows (“Retail Store” and “Heritage Collectibles” and “Antiques” as well as others; you’ll also see my silver Jeep Liberty parked there.  Our “Open” flag should be out, too – or perhaps Johnny’s favorite black & white pirate flag!  Just knock on the industrial looking door; we’re glad to see you!

Thank you to everyone who has supported us for the past four years!

 

 

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River Queen Steamboat - close up

River Queen Steamboat – close up

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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially the section we called Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – that was his baby.

He loved me like crazy, and oh how I loved him.

Follow our blog at https://warrior-project.org, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.

All of the profits after expenses from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps will go to help fund The Grief Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in and counseling center in the process of being developed.

(Please Note: The Grief Warrior Project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.)

FMI: https://warrior-project.org

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