“Certificate of Promotion to the High School” – Lawrence Worden, 1929


We found this “Promotion to the High School” – I love that wording! – certificate for Lawrence Worden in a clean out last year, and had hoped to find a relative or descendant of young master Worden or either of the two gentlemen who signed the document, who might want to have the piece.  As the photo above shows, the certificate is signed by Philip Sugg (teacher) and R G Oakes (the Superintendent of Schools), and dated June 1929,

Condition:   It’s in reasonably good shape for an 88 year old document!

Price:  $10.00 (plus 5.5% Maine State Sales tax, of course!)

Last year we posted extensively that it would be free to a family member/descendant of Lawrence Worden (the student) or Philip Sugg (teacher) or R G Oakes (the Superintendent of Schools), but had no takers.  Since I’m a full-time social worker in addition to running this business by myself since my husband died, I really didn’t have time to search any further than I did.


NOTE:  With the exception of books, maps & music, most of our antique and other inventory can now be found at the Undercover Antique Mall in Oxford.  FMI:  https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com/details-hours/ 

We hope you will enjoy our revamped shop, as well as our booth in Oxford, as you did our original retail space 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 enter 9 Park Street, Lewiston into your GPS and park in the nearest available spot.  Our 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 nearby.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us since August of 2014!


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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