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    Re: Why are salvage items so expensive?

    ****hiller, We're in Elk Grove Village easy access off of I90 or 355. Directions are on our website at www.islandgirlsalvage.com and thanks for the kind words!

    Tab
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    Re: Why are salvage items so expensive?

    Hey all,
    I own a salvage company inthe suburbs of Chicago. One of the reasons I opened it was because I was restoring my house and couldn't afford the stuff around town. For us we try to keep the...
  3. Re: Where to find antique victorian fireplace tiles

    Hi, We actually have quite a selection of tile right now ranging in dates from the late 1800's to early 1900's. Do you have a picture of what you are looking for and we can try to match it?...
  4. Re: How do I get into the salvage business

    We are asked quite often how we got started and what it takes. I just finished a post on our blog with our experience. If interested it's www.islandgirlsalvage.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Tab
    Island...
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    Re: milk glass vintage lights

    Could you post a photo? I'd love to see them.

    Thanks,
    Tab
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    Re: lead paint

    Abevers,
    You'll know it's lead paint if it's chipping and it's hard. Oil base paint tends to peel but lead chips. Here at Island Girl Salvage we try to strip doors and windows of their paint prior...
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    Poll: Remodeled with Salvage?

    Hey how many of you have done a remodel using salvage? I just finished my own house and I'm pretty darn proud of it. Take a peek.

    Thanks,
    Tab
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    Re: Birds of Paradise...

    Jason,
    I love Birds of Paradise unfortunately I live in Chicago and I can't have any BofP's. BUT, what I do have is my master gardner Tutu (grandmother in Hawaiian) in Hawaii that has some advise...
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    Re: How to identify an old faucet

    Nowesmit,
    From the pictures it looks like your faucet may be a Sherle Wagner??? Sherle Wagner designs bathroom fixtures, primarily sink basins and **** plated faucets. Honestly, I don't know if the...
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    Re: salvage radiators

    Bigfoot,
    I wish I knew where you were??? Yes, all of these items are worth something to someone. May I suggest sending an email with your list of items, some photos, and anything you know about the...
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    Re: 117 year old windows

    Melissa,
    It really depends on what kind of windows you have in your 117 year old house. If you have leaded or staind glass windows than it should be quite easy to sell those to a salvage company. If...
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