Cleaning & Organizing Amidst New Inventory

Holy cow… I’ve been trying to organize Papa’s inventory to make it easier to figure out what we have, but in the midst of it all, we’ve gotten a ton of new stuff.  The shop – which was already overcrowded – is impossible to navigate right now.

I felt really badly yesterday (Labor Day) when I had to turn people away during our advertised sale… I couldn’t move in there, to say nothing of letting anyone else in the shop!

As a result, we will probably end up extending our $5 and $10 bag sale beyond the dates listed below, since I’m not sure when I’ll be able to finish getting the shop into some kind of order.

Here are the advertised sale dates and times:

Thursday, September 10 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm  
Friday, September 11 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 12 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please call first before coming on any of the above dates as I’m not sure I’ll have the shop ready in time for any of the above… this is a very busy week for me at my social work job.

Monday, September 14 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 17 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, September 18 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 19 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We should be all set by the dates above… and I’ll extend the sale for a week beyond this. Check back to this blog for updates!

If Papa’s isn’t open, please come around the corner to 189 Main Street (Heritage Collectibles) and we’ll open up Papa’s for you!


Location:  Papa’s Thrift Shop at 5 Park Street, Lewiston ME 04240.
Hours: Usually 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Mondays, and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Fridays & Saturdays.  Sometimes we’re open at other times … if you happen to drop by and don’t see the door open, check around the corner at Heritage Collectibles.  If we can, we’ll open up Papa’s for you.
Our hours do vary, unfortunately, 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 an antiques or home show (rare nowadays), doing a garage sale or flea market clean-out, 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.  We do try to post our hours each day on the shop’s door, and on this blog.
Contact us:
Maine locations
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or (easier to reach than John, and somewhat more flexible)
… John: 207 713 0674 or
Generic Email

Message re Our Products:
Most of the items we offer are pre-owned (although you’ll find some things still have tags on them).  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.
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!

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