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How can I determine the value of a Singer 15-90 serial number is AG557039? It was made in Elizabeth, NJ we think in 1944? There is the original case, instruction book, and 6 different foot attachments. It has been in the same family since it was purchased. Of course it works!
Thanks for your help.
I agree. I also found one of these Singer Sewing Machines on ebay for about $350.00. This is a very pretty sewing machine, and so many people like them.
when you go to sewing aficionados websites, these machines rate pretty well. They hold up to scrutiny and still manage to work through the ages. I know quilters who still use these machines
$350 sounds about right.
The asking prices on these machines runs from $100 - $400 and they seem to be selling faster than some other models (of course, the Singer Feather Weight is the all time favorite).
Love the old machines! So cool!! You have one of the ones that people still want. One just sold on eBay for $235.00 with free shipping, which means the SELLER paid the shipping, which probably took $50 off the value. This would be TODAY's market value.
(235-50=185) is today's value. They go up and down in price depending on everything you have with your machine--this one that sold had a lot of gee gaws and such.
Accessories increase the value. IF you are trying to sell it, sometimes you can make MORE money selling it off piece by piece--meaning the feet and such as one "lot", the machine as another auction, the manual as a third, etc. Even the case can be sold separately if you have a case or stand or table.
I have done it both ways--and sometimes the latter is better since sometimes people want accessories but not the whole thing.
Post back if you keep or sell and if you sell, what you fetch for it!!
I have a Singer 31-19 with cabinet and motor in very good condition. I would like how much should I ask for it.
This is an interesting article about these machines; last year it valued them in the hundred dollar range:
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.
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.
Here is a link to a manual that might be good to have:
Your machine looks like it is in good condition but you do not state whether it is in working order or if the cabinet has flaws and that is a big part of what sets the value of one of these machines.
Since these are very large and heavy they are expensive to ship and also very difficult to pack and ship so usually they are listed for sale as pick up only so that means the area you live in will also have a bearing on the value.
Here is a link to a 15-91 manual just in case you need one for your machine. check out this link if you need further information on this machine.
Look like you have a centennial machine!
See this article:
There are too many variables here to give you an exact value without seeing exactly what you have and the working condition and cabinet condition.
Pristine, fully working machines, with all of the accessories (NO CASE just the machine and do-dads) can sell in the high $200s.
The wood case can sell (alone) anywhere from $10 to in the hundreds, depending on condition. People like them for bathroom vanities, but they have to be pristine.
Selling this online will be challenging also as shipping it would be impossible for most "lay people".
Since there is still value in the item, check around your town to resale shops or shops specializing in sewing items and get them o give you a selling price and their percentage.
Post back what you learn!! You are a lucky duck to have such a neat item!! Can't wait to hear what you learn!
I am looking to find out the value and age of my Singer sewing machine. Serial number AJ968917. I can not find any information on it.
According to this website with all sewing machine serial numbers, yours is from the 1950:
Scroll to the bottom to see the span of AJs.
The 1950s was the "hey day" for sewing and they made a lot of these work horses!
Are you trying to sell it?