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

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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/art/4190814701.html

    Not sure what the scam is here, but the "seller" used images of 3 different machines in the ad, with none of them being a Singer 403, and the last one is of a 301.
    Mark

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    Rare Cat shaped sewing machine.....

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/4175485020.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Rare Cat shaped sewing machine.....

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/4175485020.html
    I bet it just Purrs right along. Do you suppose that it's name is Wilcox, ... or Gibbs?
    ~G~

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    someone need to pick this up (other than me)

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/4176225912.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    someone need to pick this up (other than me)

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/4176225912.html
    I have a grasshopper just like this one (no rust ) and I LOVE it! It makes great, even stitches, and it purrs. Not loud at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Rare Cat shaped sewing machine.....

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/4175485020.html
    I really like that cat!!!! So cool and it won't shed.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    I have a grasshopper just like this one (no rust ) and I LOVE it! It makes great, even stitches, and it purrs. Not loud at all.
    I bet the reason this one is loud is that motor pulley probably has a bunch of flat spots on it. There's a tool that Ray White rents out to change it. We just used quick grips to secure the motor and pushed the pin out.

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    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbo...500/1031921746

    Mwahahahaha! I've bought four of these, all for less than $10
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbo...500/1031921746

    Mwahahahaha! I've bought four of these, all for less than $10
    That is a very interesting foot controller. Is that sewing machine common in AU? I don't think I have seen one here.
    Sweet Caroline

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    That's a nice base. Is it original? I've never heard of that brand either.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    OK here's one from our Utah version of CL...as CL doesn't do so well around here.
    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...hine&ad_cid=22

    Yeah...right!
    Cathie in Ut
    Who tends to be like a bird who is distracted by sparkly and shiny things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbo...500/1031921746

    Mwahahahaha! I've bought four of these, all for less than $10
    Someone liked it....it's sold. Too much money, not enough...

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    Here's a valuable family heirloom Mercedes sewing machine from Greece on Etsy. Clearly a Japanese clone with the JA serial # to match. But- some trusting person might fall for it. A fool and his $$$ are easily parted. Only $3289.26! The paint appears to be corroded on the back.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1268869...earch_type=all

    "Rare antique old condition Mercedes sewing machine,doesn't working properly,
    needs service and it's without the table.
    This lovely sewing machine is family heirloom from grandmother and great sentimental value.
    The high price is because of that.

    Fantastic collectable sewing machine for sewing lovers!

    Serial number JA 914118
    JC37 is stamped from the lower side of the sewing machine.

    I'll be happy to answer in every question you have,
    please contact me through the etsy conversation.
    Thank you for your interest."
    Last edited by Monroe; 11-18-2013 at 11:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    That is a very interesting foot controller. Is that sewing machine common in AU? I don't think I have seen one here.
    Yes Caroline, Pinnock were a brand that sold machines until 1966. They made their own machines in a factory in Adelaide from 1957 until 1966 (before that they just put together machines manufactured elsewhere. After 1966 Craftamatic bought the brand name and started importing and re-badging Taiwanese machines. These were what you saw in the ad. There's no way the owner sold that for $500 - chances are someone told him how common they are and what they sell for (about $25-$30)
    The Taiwanese ones are actually pretty good machines (gears are solid steel). The foot controllers were made by Wertheim in Sydney, as were the motors.
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    This lovely sewing machine is family heirloom from grandmother and great sentimental value.
    The high price is because of that.


    Why do people think others will pay extra for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    This lovely sewing machine is family heirloom from grandmother and great sentimental value.
    The high price is because of that.


    Why do people think others will pay extra for this?
    This. I never understand this. If it means that much to you, don't sell it.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    They do that because the spouse insists they try to sell it, so they set a price so high that if it does sell, they won't cry. Anyone who writes that does not actually want to sell the machine - they only want a lot of money.

    I prefer the "I just want it out of my house!" prices.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    I prefer the "I just want it out of my house!" prices.
    I do too. And the "My ex gave it to me" prices too.
    ~G~

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    Last night I sent the seller a gentle email about Japanese clones, and she just pulled it from sale while she investigates. Nice email from her.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 12-20-2013 at 11:59 PM. Reason: remove copyright image

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    very cool! well done Monroe!

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    She is pretty but not for the price posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    This lovely sewing machine is family heirloom from grandmother and great sentimental value.
    The high price is because of that.


    Why do people think others will pay extra for this?
    I always translate this into 'my husband/wife told me I have to get rid of it but I don't want to, so I'm asking ridiculous $$ for it, so when it doesn't sell, I can say "See honey, I tried!" and keep it anyway' I've seen this same thought process attached to bike and boat parts, too. Actually, adult 'toys' in general!
    -Karen
    There's no such thing as too many sewing machines!

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    Here is another one with "Grandma's old sewing machine" pricing. It looks a lot like my Nelco. But it is hard to tell in the dark.
    ~G~
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/atq/4201065116.html
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 12-21-2013 at 12:00 AM. Reason: remove copyright image

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    Mark

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    http://dayton.craigslist.org/art/4202442091.html

    It's the popular Singer White machine.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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