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Thread: Vintage Giggles aka What are they smoking????

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    They had to massacre that Singer table to get the Kenmore in it.
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    Here is one where I'm wondering what the bidders were smoking ... not the seller. A 15-91 dated 1956 - very nice condition and presented very well too, a few accessories but no case. Bidding isn't over yet .. I'm sitting here watching it and wondering ... am *I* missing something??

    Seller started bidding at $49.99. Current bid is $571.00. Ends in about 30 minutes.

    ?????

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330898412583...84.m1438.l2649
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    Sue I think we all are missing something on this one. It takes all kinds I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Here is one where I'm wondering what the bidders were smoking ... not the seller. A 15-91 dated 1956 - very nice condition and presented very well too, a few accessories but no case. Bidding isn't over yet .. I'm sitting here watching it and wondering ... am *I* missing something??

    Seller started bidding at $49.99. Current bid is $571.00. Ends in about 30 minutes.

    ?????

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330898412583...84.m1438.l2649
    Sheesh! It sold for $920!!!!!!!

    I've got 5 or 6 of this model sitting around here. Maybe I should put them on ebay.........

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    That 15-91 ended at $920.00. I'll bet that seller is celebrating tonight.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    That 15-91 ended at $920.00. I'll bet that seller is celebrating tonight.
    I would be doing a happy dance... I agree with Mom3 and should put mine on Ebay
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    That 15-91 ended at $920.00. I'll bet that seller is celebrating tonight.
    I guess presentation is everything after all! Should be a lesson to all those CL people with no or blurry photos! Still, I think my gingerbread 15 that I got for $20 is much prettier.

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    Ya gotta admit, the write-up on the Singer 15-91 was amazing. Did someone really pay that? I keep imagining another scenario.
    Life is made up of bits and pieces. You won't know how it'll turn out till its done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmadder View Post
    Ya gotta admit, the write-up on the Singer 15-91 was amazing. Did someone really pay that? I keep imagining another scenario.
    I keep imagining it in my house for the original $49.99 but clearly that didn't happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    That 15-91 ended at $920.00. I'll bet that seller is celebrating tonight.
    My jaw is dropping!
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    and the other end of the "marketing" spectrum...
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/3724250646.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    and the other end of the "marketing" spectrum...
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/3724250646.html
    Thank God the cast iron and solid metal parts aren't "warped". I hate when that happens.

    The ad sounds like someone trying to sound like he knows what he's talking about ... he missed the mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    and the other end of the "marketing" spectrum...
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/3724250646.html
    You would think with a $2600 price point there would at least be a dark blurry picture of the machine folded down into the table. ..
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    Ok ... I admit to being somewhat of a neophyte to vintage machines, so when I saw this machine I thought "Ok .. what is a "blackside" Singer 15". All Singer 15's were black (to my knowledge). I searched ISMACS thinking perhaps Blackside was a factory. Nope.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SING...item19dae9588e

    Then I saw this ad by the same seller. And I laughed.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SINGER-1945-...item19dae956d4
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    The black chrome is really pretty neat. I have a 'rare' Singer 201 black side. The chrome is black but when you take a picture is looks like chrome. I also have a Black side Singer 15 in terrible shape and it's chrome isn't near as neat. I had to laugh out loud at the second ebay ad, Sue.
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    Singer 201 black chrome
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Singe 201 - maybe you can't see the black chrome - it doesn't do well in photos.
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    I don't think I've done much more since Glenn rewired it a bit. It has a wonderful desk table. The front had some sort of tar all over it. It was as if the machine puked. You can sort of see it on the badge. I got a lot of it off. There is even black chrome on the top by the spool pin.
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    Considering one sold for $920 last night ... this might make a nice "project machine" for someone. I'm not up to the task.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Singer-...item5aefe229da
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    Ok, I have to ask,.. why take the time to drape a table, put the stuff on it, then park your Chevy behind it? It really doesn't add to the photo.... or make people think you're taking care of it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    The black chrome is really pretty neat. I have a 'rare' Singer 201 black side. The chrome is black but when you take a picture is looks like chrome. I also have a Black side Singer 15 in terrible shape and it's chrome isn't near as neat. I had to laugh out loud at the second ebay ad, Sue.
    Oh!! (slapping forehead)!! Black chrome!!! And here I thought he was calling the machine a "blackside" because it came out of a treadle base that was painted black instead the usual brown!!

    DOH!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Ok, I have to ask,.. why take the time to drape a table, put the stuff on it, then park your Chevy behind it? It really doesn't add to the photo.... or make people think you're taking care of it..
    I wish I could get that much for all those old Singer 15's sitting in my shop.... Look just about that good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Well. HEAVY maybe... LOL
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    Hey Sue,.. this should clear a bunch up. I haven't gotten my hands on a blackside machine yet, but I have "lots" of attachments, and a crinkle 66.
    http://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/blackside/

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