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Items shown represent a small selection of current inventory.

Acoma Style Clay Pot

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$95.00

Item: 56573-182

Artwork!

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$30.00 - $2k, 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!

Photo represents a random sampling of available items as stock changes regularly.

Assorted Holiday Decor

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$0.50 and up

Starting at $0.50!
Photo represents a random sampling of available items as stock changes regularly.

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!

Dice

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$0.50 per pair (40 available)

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.

Margaret Prosser Painting

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$595.00

Item: 44189-7
Painting Dimension with Frame: 33.5” x 25.5”
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.

New Collection of Books & Audio Books!

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$0.50 and Up

Most are only $1.00!

Safes

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$400.00-$995.00

American Security: 56477-71; $400.00 SOLD!
Product Dimensions: 26”W x 26”D x 38”H
Fire Guard: 56368-9; $95.00
Product Dimensions: 30”W x 30”D x 41”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.

Surplused: A Collaboration Between UW Surplus and the School of Art + Art History + Design

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~Free Admission!~

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12 -6:00 PM

UW Surplus has embarked on an art project, and we want to share this adventure with you. Compelling art is a conversation, among other things; it may cause you to delight, to reflect, to squirm, and to question, but above all, we hope that art may engage you to think anew about our world, the things in it, and our relationship to the rest of it all.

One can’t work at UW Surplus for any length of time without marveling at the sheer quantity of items that come through our warehouse. When we say that nearly anything a department no longer needs must come through Surplus, we’re not kidding—from boxes of paperclips to hospital beds, from electric typewriters to oscilloscopes, from couches to buses.

More than a few of our patrons have reacted to items in the Surplus Store with an unusual mix of nostalgia & bewilderment. A librarian when examining a large wooden card catalog remarked, “This used to be the Internet,” and much of our job at Surplus is to inspire people toward what might be next for objects sometimes viewed as relics, as things that used to be the future. A university must be ever-evolving to ensure its students are trained and ready with and for the newest technology. The cutting edges of 20 and 30 years ago make way for the advancements of the moment, and the older items become surplus, awaiting their next mission. This is where repurposing most excites us. We have seen file cabinets turned into planters for bamboo, giant metal buoys turned into patio fire pits, and oxygen tank shelving reborn as wine racks. For years, though, our staff have been struck by another potential use for surplus goods and that is as the raw materials for fine art projects.

Most of what we deal with at Surplus is the flotsam and jetsam of everyday office, classroom, and laboratory life—the often mundane standard components of what constitute our daily lives. That there was ever a time before mouse-clicking might seem as absurd to our parents & grandparents as the functionality of a wooden card catalog does to today’s students. So how could items as mundane as mice, keyboards, phones, chairs, and random machine components lend themselves to worthwhile expression in fine art?

This is what we set out to explore when we reached out to the UW School of Art + Art History + Design, specifically, a dedicated group of graduate students in the art program who will be creating works using materials from the Surplus warehouse. Art transcends the mundanities of daily life at a university and compels us to a range of emotional and critical responses, and we’re putting that claim to the test with a show of the finished pieces by the UW graduate art students hosted at the UW Surplus Store January 22, 2019 from Noon-6:00 PM. We invite you to come view, be challenged & inspired by, and engage with the artists’ works and statements as we explore even more ways of making something new from the old while highlighting the possibilities inherent in surplus property. Won’t you join us?

Artists:

Brighton McCormick, MFA student, 3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture More
Charles Stobbs, MFA student, Photo/Media More
Connor Walden, MFA student, 3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture More
Emily Taibleson, MFA student, Painting + Drawing More
Granite Calimpong, 3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture More
Jackie Granger, MFA student, Photo/Media More
Jeremy Viny, MDes student More
Lucy Copper, MFA student, Painting + Drawing More
Magdalena Nilges, MDes student More
Samer Fouad, MDes student More
Sean Lockwood, MFA student, Photo/Media More

When + Where:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from Noon-6:00 PM
Surplus Store Warehouse, 4515 25th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105


RSVP on Facebook


Surplused: A Collaboration Between UW Surplus and the School of Art + Art History + Design

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++Free Admission!++

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12 -6:00 PM

UW Surplus has embarked on an art project, and we want to share this adventure with you. Compelling art is a conversation, among other things; it may cause you to delight, to reflect, to squirm, and to question, but above all, we hope that art may engage you to think anew about our world, the things in it, and our relationship to the rest of it all.

One can’t work at UW Surplus for any length of time without marveling at the sheer quantity of items that come through our warehouse. When we say that nearly anything a department no longer needs must come through Surplus, we’re not kidding—from boxes of paperclips to hospital beds, from electric typewriters to oscilloscopes, from couches to buses.

More than a few of our patrons have reacted to items in the Surplus Store with an unusual mix of nostalgia & bewilderment. A librarian when examining a large wooden card catalog remarked, “This used to be the Internet,” and much of our job at Surplus is to inspire people toward what might be next for objects sometimes viewed as relics, as things that used to be the future. A university must be ever-evolving to ensure its students are trained and ready with and for the newest technology. The cutting edges of 20 and 30 years ago make way for the advancements of the moment, and the older items become surplus, awaiting their next mission. This is where repurposing most excites us. We have seen file cabinets turned into planters for bamboo, giant metal buoys turned into patio fire pits, and oxygen tank shelving reborn as wine racks. For years, though, our staff have been struck by another potential use for surplus goods and that is as the raw materials for fine art projects.

Most of what we deal with at Surplus is the flotsam and jetsam of everyday office, classroom, and laboratory life—the often mundane standard components of what constitute our daily lives. That there was ever a time before mouse-clicking might seem as absurd to our parents & grandparents as the functionality of a wooden card catalog does to today’s students. So how could items as mundane as mice, keyboards, phones, chairs, and random machine components lend themselves to worthwhile expression in fine art?

This is what we set out to explore when we reached out to the UW School of Art + Art History + Design, specifically, a dedicated group of graduate students in the art program who will be creating works using materials from the Surplus warehouse. Art transcends the mundanities of daily life at a university and compels us to a range of emotional and critical responses, and we’re putting that claim to the test with a show of the finished pieces by the UW graduate art students hosted at the UW Surplus Store January 22, 2019 from Noon-6:00 PM. We invite you to come view, be challenged & inspired by, and engage with the artists’ works and statements as we explore even more ways of making something new from the old while highlighting the possibilities inherent in surplus property. Won’t you join us?

Artists:

Brighton McCormick, MFA student, 3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture More
Charles Stobbs, MFA student, Photo/Media More
Connor Walden, MFA student, 3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture More
Emily Taibleson, MFA student, Painting + Drawing More
Granite Calimpong, 3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture More
Jackie Granger, MFA student, Photo/Media More
Jeremy Viny, MDes student More
Lucy Copper, MFA student, Painting + Drawing More
Magdalena Nilges, MDes student More
Samer Fouad, MDes student More
Sean Lockwood, MFA student, Photo/Media More

When + Where:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from Noon-6:00 PM
Surplus Store Warehouse, 4515 25th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105


RSVP on Facebook


Triner Peerless-Allsteel Postal Scale

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$125.00

Item: 57619-51
Product Dimensions: 28”W x 25”D x 52”H

Wood Fixture

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$10.00

Item: 57605-8
Product Dimensions: 60”W x 20”D x 29”H

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