Curb Alert! Free Stuff! (Updated)


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A few more things have been placed in the alley outside Papa’s Thrift Shop (5 Park Street in Lewiston).   NOTE: The crib and one of the televisions are gone.

There’s a box of clothing – mostly women’s size large, but also including several very nice bathing suits.  There’s also a set of skis now.  Sorry… I forgot to take pictures.

It could be hard to get to the stuff with a vehicle as the City is redoing the street and sidewalks, and the alley is reserved parking for the landlord and one of the tenants (not us).  Our apologies for that.

See below if you missed yesterday’s post and pictures.  One of the televisions and the crib are gone.

I’ve placed some items in the alley outside Papa’s Thrift Shop (5 Park Street in Lewiston).  They include…

  • a child’s crib – NOTE: This appears to be old and therefore does not meet current safety standards!  Please only take it for craft or other use… don’t take a chance on a baby’s head getting stuck between the slats or having some other accident!
  • two old televisions – These clearly are not of the flat screen variety; we have no idea whether they work or not
  • a plastic planter 
  • two door-shaped panels with windows in them – I suppose I should ask my husband what they’re for; I don’t have a clue
  • a box of stuff including lots of plastic hangers, some pill bottles, and other assorted things

Hope someone can put this stuff to use!


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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