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115-Year-Old Wood Practice Clavier

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$150.00

This beautiful wood practice clavier by Virgil of New York still has its original paper guarantee label inside with a creation date of August 16, 1900. We love that they call the place of construction the “manufactory.” That’s a word that needs to come back. Alas, the warranty expired … in 1905.

Artwork!

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$30.00 - $3k, as marked

As my great aunt, Amelia once said, “Good art is in the eye of the beholder until the financial appraisal.” But if something makes you happy, all the better. We’ve certainly got pieces for a variety of tastes, so put on your raspberry beret & come check ‘em out!

Bajillion Mugs!

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.25 each! (exactly 1 bajillion available)

Humidity is rising. Barometer’s getting low. According to our sources, the break room’s the place to go. ‘Cause today is the right time. Time for craving your classic glugs. For the first time in history, it’s gonna’ start raining plastic mugs. IT’S RAINING PLASTIC MUGS. HALLELUJAH, IT’S RAINING PLASTIC MUGS. And my apology to the Weather Girls begins right now . . .

Canvas-Sided Carts

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$30.00 & $45.00, respectively

47258-25 and -26. Do you receive acres of fan mail you need to wheel to your awaiting minions to add autographed photos? Do you have more laundry piling up than you’d care to admit but your friends no longer buy the story that you still have fun building forts in your house because now there’s a smell? Look! We’ve got generously-sized canvas-sided carts! One for your fan mail & one for your laundry piles. Each cart measures approximately 4’ x 32” x 3’H.

Commemorative Internal Organs

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$TBD

Usually, I’m pretty good at the “Guess This Internal Organ” game, but I’ll admit I’m stumped by this one. What’s cute on the model seen here is that the little blue vein looks like it’s trying to hold hands with the little red blood vessel, awwwww. From Bobbitt Laboratories (yikes). Give the gift that’ll keep ‘em guessing.

Cubicle Curtains

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$1.00 per Box

Making a cubicle feel homey & less bleak can be tough. Why not try some cubicle curtains? Probably a better bet than wallpaper or shag carpeting, but what do I know?

Descriminating Four-Legged Customers Choose UW Surplus

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You can't put a price on this kind of sophistication & taste

We call him Pupperino, and he’s a four-legged frequent flier at the Surplus Store because: obviously this pooch knows the better establishments of Seattle. Pupperino, we salute you!

Display Wheelbarrow Cart Thing

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$295.00

47119-4. “Didn’t you already post this cart some time ago?” I thought so, too, but it turns out this is the second one we’ve had in a year. Made to look like a very-retro sort of wheelbarrow with old-timey spindle wheels, this modern variant includes a plastic insert tray so you could, at least in theory, fill it with ice for beverages, lunches, etc. I tend to imagine these carts in florist shops or as props in old Dick Van Dyke movies in which he’s wearing some fantastic striped outfit & singing with an animated bird about the joys of the post office or something. Your mileage may vary. Measures 33 x 59 x 34”H.

Erard Grand Piano

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$750

42939-1. There’s something very Miss Havisham about this piano—with lovely wood that must have been dazzling when new, and with its classical lyre-styled pedal mount, the grand old era from which it came remains visible despite the nicks and scratches of time. The story of the Erard company is as fascinating as its creations (really, Google it when you can), and if we’re reading the internal numeral correctly, this piece may be from between 1840 – 1875. Serial#: 14833. We also know that the German Schimmel company bought the Erard name in the 20th century.

Glorious Rainbow Over 25th Ave!

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Priceless!

One of the many benefits of visiting the Surplus Store when it’s rainy: awesome meteorological metaphors like this!

Goat Visitor

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Niblets, tin cans, you know . . .

Yeah, so you may have heard that sometimes we have goats show up in the store—typically with our regular customer, Lacia, who is happy to tell you all about her endeavors in the Wide World of Goats.

Hand Dryer Excitement!

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$250.00

46877-1. Always dreamed of the thrill of blow-drying your own wet hands the way the rich & famous do at the gas station? Or holding up a wet infant to a wall dryer the way Michael Keaton did in Mr. Mom? Well, now, my friend, all your dreams can come true. By World Dryer.

Hardcover Husky Stadium Books!

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$5.00 each

Husky Stadium, by Thomas Potter & Jim Daves. This great & hard-to-find book (it recently went out of print) makes a FANtastic gift for the die-hard Husky alum & sports fan in your life. Featuring stirring photography & stories. Each book is shrink-wrapped and in very fine condition.

Interrogative Ontological Dilemma Mug for the Not-Quite Infirm

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Just .50!

Yes, it’s the drinking vessel that asks the mainly rhetorical question, “How the bleep did I get to be 40?” It’s not that we don’t know the answer; it’s that thinking about it causes no small amount of existential discomfort once folks stop carding you or including you in their complaints about kids today. Kind of like the first time some pimply kid calls you “Sir” or “Ma’am.” If you think only coffee’s going in here you’re nuts.

Intubation Dummy Doesn’t Care if You’re a Sloppy Kisser

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$500.00

46921-1. Technically, this is called a Laerdal Airway Management Trainer, and he comes in his own case to avoid curious onlookers, but you can call him Clark, or Vitto, or Fabio, or Bubba or whatever your dream date name is; we won’t tell. Comes with a spare set of teeth, always great in a dream date.

Kirby Upright Vacuum Cleaner

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$75.00

46946-62. Meet the Kirby Turbo-84 (Vrooom!): for when the dirt you need to vacuum up requires, well, a turbo. You know who you are. We won’t tell.

Light-Up Traffic Wand!

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$5.00

Your kids won’t know it’s not a light saber. And if you let your them practice & practice, they might just inadvertently end up the world’s most exciting to watch parking directors.

Original Artworks by Prosser

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$500.00 - $3,000.00 (oils). Pencil & charcoal works priced as marked.

We have a variety of striking framed artworks—most are oils but there are also works in pencil, charcoal, tempera, and ceramic tiles—signed “M. PROSSER” and “M.P. Allen,” and all attributed to the same artist—Margaret Prosser [nee Allen]. We know that the artist was born in 1913, was a professor at the University of Delaware, authored a book on ornamentation in Indian architecture, and passed away in 2007. Her style shows nods to American regionalism of the 1930s, Cubism, East Asian influences, and the works of Thomas Hart Benton and Andrew Wyeth, among others.

Rainbows Over the Dumpster

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~Priceless~

Taken 12/11/14. Hey, we take our good omens where we find them, and we appreciate a meteorological metaphor for surplus when we see one.

Rare & Unique History & Museum Books!

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Most priced from .25 to $3.00 each as marked

As you peruse this collection of old books you may discover some truly rare and valuable gems. Included here are 19th & 20th-century museum annuals from the Smithsonian Institution and Carnegie Museum, Sotheby’s annuals, and many more!

Rolling Travel Container

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$150.00

45862-59. Every time I see this travel container I think of the movie Almost Famous, and I look around for the band and the roadies, but I never see Penny Lane. I hope she’s not in the travel container. Measures 29 x 49 x 59”H.

Soda? Pop? Yep, We’ve Got That & More!

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Drinks priced as listed

Regardless of where you fall on the great pop vs. soda terminology divide (sodapop, anyone?), we’ve now got you covered and then some. Customers have been asking for some type of drinks machine in the Surplus Store—we’ve heard you, and we are now happy to offer a vending machine that offers soda, pop, water, juice, and energy drinks. The vending machine accepts both cash and debit/credit cards. Automatic for the people, yo.

Third Place Plaque

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Just .25!

Go on, you deserve it. Or, think of it this way: third place means you’re almost home! Measures 8 ½ x ½ x 2”.

Tin Rooster Bucket

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Just .50!

“Bucket” is perhaps too low-brow a word for a piece this attractive, but let me tell you: I’ve seen some surprisingly nice buckets in my day. I suppose you could say the style of this item is something like “Old French Farmhouse,” although what you’re meant to put into it I can’t imagine (wrapped candy gets my vote, followed by “hopes & dreams”). We cannot recommend it for fried chicken, however, but we have it on good authority there are other sources for those buckets of chicken. Extra points if you can imagine the B-52s exclaiming “TIIIIIIIIIIN ROOSTER … Bucket.” Measures 7”-square x 9”-high.

Top-Flush Toilets

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$150.00 (Toto); $75.00 (Sterling)

46954-4 and -3. Left: The Toto DUAMAX; right: by Sterling (no lid). Complaining girlfriends & spouses aside, a lid-less toilet can just be called a urinal, right? Anticipated response: NOT IN MY HOUSE, MISTER. Okay then: there are slots for installing a lid on the unit by Sterling. With regard to the fabulously-named Toto DUAMAX, any joke I’d feel inclined to make is already pretty much built-in to that name (but yes, it does sound like a command to a dog).

Treadmill

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$TBD

Removed from sales floor [broken, alas]
47256-20. I get tired just looking at it: The Medtrack CR60 by Quinton is in the house, and if it’s anything like my house, it’ll end up the designated clothes rack for garments on deck for coveted space in the closet. I suppose, though, that if you’d prefer the sizes of that clothing not get exponentially larger, running on this thing could help

Wee Boombox

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$15.00

By now, we all know that big, amazing music can come from small packages. Sometimes, those small packages are named Prince, and sometimes they’re named Emerson, like our friend here. Features detachable speakers.

Xylogator

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$TBD

Get your funky little musician started right with a colorful music maker we call the Xylogator. You know, or Xylodile, whichever. On wheels, of course, because sometimes you have to take the party with you. You never know when you might have the next musical genius right before your eyes. By Fisher Price.

“Beach Window”

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$3.00

(It’s not really the beach; it just looks that way.) Measures 19 x 23”.

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