DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m another reader who’s going to depend on Sun Spots in helping me with something I’ve tried to do before, in other ways, without any luck.

I’d like to find a way to sell a beautiful black, full-length mink coat and matching hat. I realize that fur coats aren’t really in demand these days, but I will accept any decent offer. Would you please list consignment places that I could call?

Also, for anyone using furs for craft purposes, I have five coat collars of different colors to give to anyone able to use them. I may be reached at 782-9842; please leave a message and phone number to call you back in case there’s no answer when you call. — No Name, Lewiston


ANSWER:
Sun Spots called the one consignment shop she found in the Lewiston-Auburn yellow pages, but they don’t accept furs. As you said, furs are not really popular in the United States any more.

Your best bet would be to put the coat on eBay, where buyers from all over the world can bid on it. In many countries there is not the stigma against furs that there is in the U.S. If you are not online, perhaps you can get a family member to help.

Another option is an eBay consignment shop. The closest to Lewiston that Sun Spots found was Oxford Depot, 11 Mechanic Falls Road, Oxford, ME 04270, 539-2202. Sun Spots spoke to the proprietor, who said she takes a portion of the sale price for her fee: for items under $30 it’s 40 percent; for items over $30 it’s 30 percent. She said that with high-ticket items such as your coat she will negotiate a fee.

Sun Spots has sold many things on eBay all over the world and has found it a profitable and fun endeavor, but you need to know what you are doing. Be sure to read all the instructions on eBay before you post your item.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends, a local nonprofit organization, is in need of blue spruce/fir boughs and limbs to be used for winter shelters for our feral cat “families.” Your kind and caring donation will be removed by us. Simply call Norm at 650-8374, and he will pick up your donation. We thank you for your consideration. Your help is greatly appreciated. — Stan Carmichael, executive secretary

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I was wondering if you could add an update for the garage sale for Loaves & Fishes. We will be extending the garage sale for two more weeks, ending the weekend of Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thank you. — Katherine Irazzary, Loaves & Fishes

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Sharing Through Experiences pregnancy and infant loss support group will be hosting its sixth annual Walk to Remember on Sunday, Oct. 18. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m.

The walk will kick off at St. Mary’s Women’s Pavillion ( 330 Sabattus St., Lewiston) and will proceed with a 2.2 mile walk to CMMC and back to St. Mary’s. There will then be a heartfelt balloon release in memory of the babies that were lost. This walk supports National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. All proceeds benefit the Colby Fund, which enables emotional and financial assistance to bereaved parents who have experienced the loss of a baby.

Please join us in a Walk to Remember. For more information, please contact Leanne Langlois at 212-9528 or Tammy Brule at 212-5209 or e-mail [email protected] — Leanne, Turner


DEAR SUN SPOTS: You do a great service. I want to buy a good used fold-up wheelchair. Will pick up. Call 336-2093 and leave your number and a message. — Herb Kimball, Buckfield

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