Can someone point me in the best direction on how to research the accurate and fair value of this old sewing machine for my mom. As seen in the photos it is in a cabinet.
I'm willing to do the work, I really just don't know where to start. I do live in an area that has some little antiquey types of small towns close by (Cameron, NC, Pittsboro, NC). I would appreciate any advice/help anyone can send my way! I have more pictures also, if needed.
Ebay has an ad for a similar machine for $399 Canadian dollars, which is equivalent to about $332.17 US dollars. This machine comes in a case, not a table, so yours is worth a bit more.
It is worth about 300 dollars.If you want to be sure study E-Bay for 2 months on the actual sales, and not just the listed price.
There are several style cabinets for this machine and this along with outward appearances will be the determining points for the value of this machine. Working order is also a factor but repairs can be made to the machine that cannot be made to the cabinet.
These machines are popular so you will always find several for sale on eBay (the most popular auction site).
The problem with items like this is the cost or inability of shipping which means that most listings (anywhere) will be for "pick up only" which means only people in your immediate area would be looking to buy your machine.
That limits your selling area so most of the time you would be just as well off with posting an ad on your local Craigslist or any other local auction site.
Craigslist is very good because anyone interested in your machine can see the actual product. Of course, there are always safety precautions to take when selling locally.
You can always start at a high price ($300 - $500) and lower the price if you are not getting any "takers".
Craigslist is very easy to use just be sure to put lots of information and lots of photos - especially of the cabinet.
You can keep checking listings on eBay but you will always find a wide difference from one seller to another as they are just trying to get whatever value they feel is true to their machine. If you go to the sold listings you will rarely find a machine that sold for that much money. It is generally a good idea to list locally as you control everything and can choose to sell or not.
Here is a link to recently sold machines (just White machines) on eBay so you can see the price differs from what sellers are asking for their machines.
Here are some links to machines currently listed for sale on eBay (9/9/2017).
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What is the value of this White sewing machine? On back has #E-6354.
Your cabinet is in very bad condition and I am not even sure if your machine is working or not. All of this will determine the value the machine is worth. If you check on eBay people list these machines for around $250-400 depending on the case and the condition of the machine. Here on Thrifty Fun, a person posted the same question not long back.
Antique/vintage White sewing machines are still one of the favorites and people still like collecting them.
There is really no way that we can tell you the value of your machines unless we found the exact machine (in same condition & possible the same location/area) and of course that will not happen so all we can do is explain about similar machines and what some people are willing to pay.
The machine that sold for $140 was an older treadle machine, in very nice condition and working well.
I believe it was under priced for that beautiful cabinet and that is probably the reason it sold within hours after it was posted for sale. But; the owner is happy so that is all that matters.
Here is a machine like yours that is in good condition that is presently listed for sale - $245 w/local pick only. You can place a watch on this machine to see if it sells. It does have accessories that you do not mention nor do you state if machine is in working order.
Check out the questions/answers from past postings as they have a lot of information about White machines.
Sometimes you can post your questions and pictures on forums and sewing machine people will help you with finding the information you will need to be able to sell your machine for a better price.
If you find out more about your machine and take some very good pictures you may be able to sell your machine for $125-$300 according to where you are located.
You can post it for sale on sites like Craigslist, USA4Sale, Facebook Marketplace, letgo, offerup (your zip code local pick up only) and starting price high -$350 - and just lower the price if no one shows an interest. you can post on all sites at the same time.
"In1986 Electrolux bought the White Industry and renamed the White sewing machines Husqvarna Viking in 2006. That is when the White name was permanently removed from present day existence."
I have a White treadle sewing machine. I am wondering what year it was made and the value. I sent a few pictures.
It seems you have a true antique so there may be a collector somewhere that would like to have this. One of the biggest problems with treadle machine is shipping as it would be very costly to ship and you will find most sellers list their machines as 'pick up only' so this means a lot of the value will depend on where you live. Some areas may be 'into' older machines and others may admire one but hardly any true 'buyers'.
You should probably read up on some history and then try to find the true age of your machine. Janome also made some White machines but they were called New Home.
New White-branded sewing machines models have not been manufactured since the Husqvarna spinoff in 2006. Husqvarna Viking, Singer, and Pfaff brands are now all owned by SVP Worldwide."
In 1960, White merged with Husqvarna Viking. You can find the age of White sewing machines using the serial number stamped on each machine but you'll have to go to one of the web sites and ask for help. These sites will not help you with value - only information.
You will have to join some web sites - this one has paid and free so all you need is the free. No value questions will be answered - only the information you need to be able to describe your machine properly.
This site has a picture of your machine (or very close) and lots of information. Go to 1881 for picture.
It is difficult to place a value on your machine as you need a recently sold listing to be able to state current value and the machine should be almost exactly the same as your machine which would probably not happen so that means you will have to list your machine at whatever value you feel is what the modern market will pay.
Here is a eBay sold listing that is very similar to your machine:
It sold for $125 with local pick up.
Here is another sold listing - 1985 - $1,299 plus shipping ($275) so you can see there is a wide difference in price. This machine is almost identical to yours but have no way to compare overall condition.
here is a link to sold listings on eBay so you can check out what people are paying for some White treadle machines.
This is a link to this type of machine on Google so you can click on any of the machines to see if it still for sale or if it has sold.
You can try to obtain current value from this site - I would do this after receiving more information about the machine.
Actually - White machines were made from 1858 through 2006, although later years these machines were not all made under the White name brand.
Looking at your serial number, I believe your machine was probably made between 1880 - 1883 but you can provide your serial number to one of the sites to find the exact year/date.
"Go to the Husqvarna Viking website. Click on "Contact Us" and find the current phone number and hours of operation for the Consumer Affairs Department."
I'm trying to decide a value for his machine to sell it. Anyone have any idea? I have several original accessories
I was just wondering what the value of a White series 77 sewing machine. I have videos of it. It's nice and the table is in good condition.
I found this White sewing machine table and I wanted to know how much it is worth. Unsure if works. Wanted to sell as have no use but seemed like it would be worth something.
These types of sewing machines when they are working normally sell for around 75-150 dollars depending on the condition of the machine. I would suggest that you try and plug this in and see if the machine even works. If it is not working then you could ask around 50 dollars for the machine as is.
I have come across this White rotary sewing machine. I do not know anything about it and have been researching a bit and am still am unsure of it's value. I'm aware that it is rusted quite a bit, but I would still like to know any information regarding this machine.The numbers on the back are a bit hard to read, but what is written is 77MG-87018.
Please help me find out the value and more information on this sewing machine.
The value of vintage sewing machines is usually determined by the model and condition mostly but you can check this link from Ismac's that has a lot of information on determining value.
Your machine is what is said to be in the 77 series and there are a lot of models in this series so you cannot just look at some of the serial number and think it is the same machine as each model usually had something different than another machine and that difference could make a model more desirable.
You can contact the White company and they will usually tell you the year a machine was made but that is about all they will offer.
For White/Viking Sewing machines:
31000 Viking Parkway
Westlake, OH 44145
No matter what anyone says about eBay it is usually the first site an appraiser searches when looking for the current value of almost any item.Of course they search other places but eBay is a good place to do research.
You can search eBay for items listed for sale and if you find an exact item (very unlikely) or a very similar item, you can place a watch on that listing to see if it sells.
You can check this link to eBay listings but I did not see a machine like yours but there are similar machines. The big differences will be in condition and whether it is in working order as a machine that has not been tested may be difficult to sell.
Many sellers will not list the serial number and many will be for 'local pick up only' as it is costly to ship these machines.
Asking prices are just the prices the seller would like to receive as only a sold item will state what someone was willing to pay.
You can check sold listings on eBay to see what someone was willing to pay for a similar machine.
Here are some listings for similar machines (in better condition?) that you want to watch to see if they sell.
If you decide to try and sell your machine it may be better to list it locally - Craigslist, etc - so an interested person can see the machine in person.
Start at any price and lower it if no interest is shown.
I just found a 1927 White rotary sewing machine, model 15X6983. I have two questions. This machine comes with a cabinet which has water damage on the back, but it also comes with the original manual, a pattern instruction book, and all of the feet accessories. What is it worth? And where do I turn it on?