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Value of a Vintage Singer Sewing Machine

I have a Singer 31-19 with cabinet and motor in very good condition. I would like how much should I ask for it.

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

Check eBay regularly for a few weeks. You will see what the machines are selling for.

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

when i look online I see values at around $700. BUt to be sure what you can get for it at your market place you probably want to do a search for "Singer 31-19 with cabinet and motor sewing machine inurl:craigslist.org OR ebay.com" this will give you an idea fo what people are selling theirs for

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

This is an interesting article about these machines; last year it valued them in the hundred dollar range:

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I don't see any listed on eBay or sold so there aren't any to watch or any that have sold to give you today's current market value--which is what people actually pay on any given day.

You may want to keep checking back to the eBay sold section to see what people will pay. That will confirm market value.

When doing your search, be sure to compare apples to apples, for example if one sells for x dollars and has a cabinet and accessories it is not comparable to just a machine and a few bobbins.

The selling price is also depending on supply and demand, so once you get a value, try selling it when there is a small supply and hope the demand is high, which increase possibilities for selling at your asking price.

Good luck!

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

The 31-19 machine was built between 1914 - 1946 but I did not think it had a motor? Perhaps I am thinking of another machine.

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  • If the machine is all original and the cabinet is of the same vintage it is possible you could ask $250 - $500 but if you planned on shipping the shipping would possibly cost a buyer $85-$100 so that puts a damper on selling for that price.
  • Most sellers list these machines as pick up only so that basically means your buyer would have to live in your area and some areas will do better with this type of sale than others (no one can predict what your area is like). You should check your local sale sites to see if any of these vintage machines are listed for sale in your city.
  • The vintage #15-91 is a popular machine that was sold with a motor between 1918-1951 but most of these are not bringing a high price - with or without a cabinet.
  • You might want to ask for an appraisal to see what the market looks like; just remember, the price an appraiser quotes is for insurance purposes (not usually retail) and for a generic area.
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  • Here is a site that has some names listed that you might like to try.
  • antiques.lovetoknow.com/Free_Antique_Appraisals_Online

Here is a link to a manual that might be good to have:

ismacs.net/.../singer-31-47-and-31-19-manual.pdf

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