A friend had been storing her beloved grandparents’ bronze collection in her home, where they weren’t doing anyone any good. She asked me to take a look at it, and we spent half an hour or more going through several boxes of bronze miniatures, music boxes, vases, candlesticks, figurines and other pieces, each of which had been individually wrapped in paper to help preserve them from damage. (It was bittersweet for my friend, as she remembered most of the pieces and even where they were located in her grandparents’ home.)
By no means did I see everything in those boxes, and I had no idea of the total collection’s value (although I did look up a few individual items while we carefully unwrapped and re-wrapped some of the pieces), but since most of the pieces were in great condition, I decided to take a chance on purchasing the entire collection from my friend. We haven’t had a great deal of bronze in the shop, but what we have had has done okay.
This afternoon I unwrapped everything and found I was now in possession of a wonderful array of very nice quality vintage bronze, with most of the pieces made in India or Korea. I haven’t yet had a chance to organize them all, but there are about 125 or so individual items.
Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have time to sort them and provide better pictures, and separate blogs for each type of piece. In the meantime, if you or someone you know loves bronze, please take a look.
OH! By the way… there’s even a glass Red Sox baseball paperweight with a bronze base. Surely that’ll fetch a decent sum? (Insert smiley emoticon here.) Go Sox!
Keep scrolling for more pictures.
Condition: Almost every single piece is in excellent condition.
Price: Each piece will be individually priced; I may also group them by type with a bulk price. If you’re a quality dealer with an eye for such things, I’d be happy to talk to you about buying larger quantities.
Please note: The shop will be closed from September 1-25 while Linda visits her daughter and son-in-law for the birth of her first biological grandchild! Prices on many items are being reduced prior to that time (although not this bronze collection, which is being offered for the first time), to help get the shop cleared and organized, and ready for new inventory when Linda returns – in time for the holiday season.
Some Quick Details:
- Prices Are Firm. We do not negotiate on the prices listed in our blogs… they’re set based on what the item cost us and our expenses in running the shop.
- Sales. We do occasionally have sales or reduce the prices on an item (usually if the item has been in the shop for at least 6 months with plenty of marketing). If so, that reduced price will be posted.
- Holding Items. Sorry, not without payment. We used to when we first opened the shops, and found that too often the person asking us to hold an item never came back and we lost sales in the interim to someone who was standing there with cash in hand. Obviously, that’s not good business.
- Questions. This is tough… I’d like to be responsive to everyone who has questions, but I work full time as a social worker, and full time at this shop hoping that someday it will make enough money so I can retire from that social work job. This means I have very limited time to respond to questions, especially if those questions have already been answered in this blog or on our various posts. So I may not have time to respond…
- Dealers. We’re happy to talk to you! Please remember to bring a copy of your State Resellers License.
Layaway Plan: Please see our “Details: Layaway Plan” page.
Payment Information: Please see our “Details: Payment & Pricing” page.
Shipping & Delivery Information: Please see our “Details: Shipping & Delivery” page.
189 Main Street, Lewiston ME.
Heritage Collectibles and Heritage Books & Maps have been combined into one shop: Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps. We’d love it if you would follow our blogs! (The Books and Maps blog isn’t as active as the Heritage Collectibles one.)
https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com & https://heritagebooksandmaps.com
5 Park Street, Lewiston ME.
Papa’s Thrift Shop has re-opened at 5 Park Street (it’s in the same building as Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps but with a separate entrance around the corner from the 189 Main Street address)! Papa’s website is: https://papasthriftshop.com/
10 Water Street, Waterville ME.
We now have a small space (Booth #23) in the Hathaway Mill Antique Mall! Here you’ll find only items produced in or before 1965.
Other Ways of Finding Us:
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https://www.facebook.com/heritagecollectibles and https://www.facebook.com/groups/heritagecollectibles
And we’re on Twitter! https://twitter.com/heritagegifts.
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, 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 and Papa’s Thrift Shop will go to help fund The Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in and counseling center in the process of being developed.
(Please Note: The 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.)