Growing up in Northeastern Connecticut, Michael began collecting at a very young age. The first collection and exhibition was put forth in his old rabbit cage in which he showed off his vast collection of rocks to anyone willing to stop and enjoy his collection with him.  This very short lived adventure yielded to the more average and accepted boyhood collection of baseball cards. By 12 years of age, Michael was buying cards by the case and a year later setting up and selling at his first sports card show. The following year, Michael helped the Connecticut extension service in neighboring Vernon host two fundraisers by organizing and executing two successful sports card shows. His collection of cards reached well over one million cards and provided for many exciting teenage years.

Michael’s first antique sale took place when helping his father clean out an estate. An old stoneware crock was sold for an insanely small amount and soon the bug caught on. Capitol Salvage grew out of a love for old and beautiful craftsman detail in Victorian gingerbread designs. E-Bay provided for a market when a store front was not available. In five short years of selling on e-Bay, Capitol Salvage has become one of the biggest sellers of true, vintage architectural salvage on the internet. An eye for high quality and attractive pieces, we’ve sold to 1000’s of customers in all 50 states and a few foreign countries.

Recently we’ve grown to include some higher quality folk art and American furniture. Viewing the internet sites of colleagues in the business this web site is created to help offer to the market hand-picked treasures of all sizes and variety. A strong focus will be on top quality salvage pieces and folk art. Including furniture, weathervanes, painted smalls and books will lend a good and varied balance to the inventory offered.

A hope for continued success will allow this website and Capitol Salvage to grow and prosper and provide another valuable resource in saving, preserving and cultivating history. We now have a warehouse – showroom open in Tolland, CT. Located at 66 Industrial Park Road, West, Unit 2. Email or call for hours, before driving out.

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