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CF's Vintage Section... Salvage Arts!

For a long time, Community Forklift customers asked for more valuable, unusual items in addition to our regular low-cost fare.

Well, we got to work... and built our vintage section, Salvage Arts!

The Salvage Arts department features restored lighting, a wide selection of unique primitives, iron heating grills, vintage signs & containers, architectural ironwork, and much more!

The Salvage Arts section was created to give Community Forklift's customers the opportunity to gain access to the unique range of more valuable items that don't normally come in as donations. Our antique items are priced at affordable market value. You will find that a restored Salvage Arts piece will be worth more than a modern fixture or unrestored item.

Salvage Arts is directed by Terry Lewis, who has helped to price CF's donated antiques since 2007. He has over 20 years of experience in buying and selling antiques. You may recognize him from the Georgetown Flea Market or Olney Antique Village. If you have questions, he would love to answer them. As he can explain, antiques may cost a bit more...but they sure hold their value!

Most pieces 1895-1935
Salvage Arts offers one of the most complete selections of period lighting in the DC metro area! Salvage Arts features a large selection of period rescued pieces of lighting, most of which are from circa 1894-1935 and came from houses in the metropolitan DC area. We have a wide array of styles, though most pieces are electric, and have been professionally rehabbed and rewired. Most lights are solid brass, and feature period shades many feature original glass. Salvage Arts stocks approximately 80 pieces of lighting at any given time.

Ornamental Grates
Salvage Arts features a large selection of cast iron ornamental convection and heating grates. We have many styles, shapes, and sizes, and our stock is always changing!

Ornamental Hardware
Late 19th century - World War II era
Cabinet handles & hinges, specialty entry door lock & accessories, unusual ornamental and collectible decorative hardware. We offer a large selection, of brass, cast iron, and bronze hardware

Salvage Arts features a wide array of carpentry, cabinet maker, and craftsman tools, including specialized cobbler & blacksmithing tools.

Tin Containers
Salvage Arts has a colorful, quirky selection of vintage containers, mostly tins from mid-20th century food products.

Kitchen Utensils
Late 18th/Early 19th Centuries
Salvage Arts has a selection of blacksmithed kitchen utensils - forged by hand, our collection features meat hooks, forks, ladles, skimmers, and other early American farm and cooking implements made for simple, everyday tasks.

Late 19th/Early 20th Centuries
These handmade tin products were some of the first manufactured by American production. Our collection features items such as molds, pudding bakeware, pitchers, coffee pots, and more!

20th Century, mostly 1920s-1940s
Salvage Arts has a collection of 20th century art pottery, representing a broad selection of manufacturers and styles.

Laboratory Glass
Mid-20th Century
Salvage Arts currently has a wide selection of sizes and styles of laboratory glass - our collection includes Pyrex beakers, flasks, cylinders, and more.

…And more!
Salvage Arts features architectural fragments and artifacts such as decorative tiles, finials, decorative gates, window guards, lawn & garden antiques, and more! Stop by to see what we have today!

Photos of the GRAND OPENING of Salvage Arts from
September 26, 2009

Photos of building Salvage Arts from
Summer 2009

Thanks to Podio we keep work simple.

Store Phone: 301-985-5180 *** Donations Phone: 301-832-0781 *** Fax: 301-985-5182
Email: To inquire about donating materials, please fill out the form on our donations page.
To send us pictures of materials you would like to donate, use: Donations(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
For media inquiries, please use: Ruthie(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
For everything else use: Info(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
Visit: 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781  
Directions: 5 minutes from DC in Prince George's County
Hours: Sat & Sun: 9-6p, Mon-Fri: 10-6p, Wednesday: 10-7p
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