Determining Your Antique Singer Sewing Machine Value


If you have an antique Singer sewing machine, then you’re probably itching to know what it’s worth. Shows like Antique Roadshow and stories of valuable discoveries can get your mind racing with ideas that spell big bucks. But before you get too excited, be forewarned. In general, Singer antique sewing machine values are pretty low, and chances are yours won’t be worth the fortune you’re imagining.

But the first thing you’ll need to do is to figure out exactly how old your machine is. You’ll want to find the serial number, and then match it up with one of the ones on the chart below. If your machine has more than one serial number, use the larger number for dating purposes. Production antique Singer sewing machines on took a long time, and was often interrupted during the war years, and since serial numbers were stamped onto the casting right at the beginning of production, so by the time the machine actually was finished being manufactured, a significant amount of time may have passed since the initial stamping.

Now that you know exactly how old your machine is, you’ll be able to better determine how much you can expect to get paid for it. People will pay more if it’s an antique than if it’s just vintage. Being older than 100 years will mark Singer sewing machines antique. If yours is not quite that old but is older than 50 years, it’s vintage. If it’s not even 50 years old, than it’s just old. Sorry.

Another consideration is condition. If you have a beautiful, functional machine, you’re in good shape (along with it!). If your machine is not working and not in pristine (or close) condition, then you may be best selling it for it’s parts. Antique Singer sewing machine parts are in demand due to their scarcity, and if you sell off all the working parts individually, you may be able to make a lot more than if you were to sell a non-functional or beat up machine all in one piece.

But let’s say you have a well cared for, working machine. You’ll want to do some shopping around before you are better able to determine what you’ll get for it. You should be able to get at least twice what an antique dealer will offer it for. You can also put it up for sale at an auction and set the minimum bid for $20-40 with no reserve. While you may be nervous to do that, the bottom line is that you won’t get any more than the following equation:

Antique Singer Sewing Machine Value = What People Are Willing to Pay!

It might be disappointing, but that’s the truth. A quick look at the current auctions on Ebay shows a number of antique Treadle sewing machines. The only one with bids has been restored to working condition and is going for about $100. But while your machine might not have been the hidden financial gem you were hoping for, it definitely is a historical– and possibly sentimental– one.


Antique Singer Sewing Machine Serial Numbers

Machine Serial No. 

AA-000.001 to AA-188.650

AA-188.651 to AA-817.510

AA-817.511 to AA-999.999

AB-000.001 to AB-424.850

AB-424.851 to AB-970.425

AB-970.426 to AB-999.999

AC-000.001 to AC-455.380

AC-455.381 to AC-907.690

AC-907.691 to AC-999.999

AD-000.001 to AD-305.595

AD-305.596 to AD-442.270

AD-442.271 to AD-489.945

AD-489.946 to AD-573.295

AD-573.296 to AD-826.955

AD-826.956 to AD-999.999

AE-000.001 to AE-064.365

AE-064.366 to AE-365.140

AE-365.141 to AE-791.090

AE-791.091 to AE-999.999

AF-000.001 to AF-152.105

AF-152.106 to AF-397.655

AF-397.656 to AF-740.750

AF-740.751 to AF-999.999

AG-000.001 to AG-328.075

AG-328.076 to AG-428.235

AG-428.236 to AG-447.870

AG-447.871 to AG-475.720

AG-475.721 to AG-565.750

AG-565.751 to AG-955.445

AG-955.446 to AG-999.999

AH-000.001 to AH-378.570

AH-378.571 to AH-999.999

AJ-000.001 to AJ-014.720

AJ-014.721 to AJ-333.370

AJ-333.371 to AJ-999.999

AK-000.001 to AK-057.820

AK-057.821 to AK-705.475

AK-705.476 to AK-999.999

AL-000.001 to AL-300.600

AL-300.601 to AL-665.740

AL-665.741 to AL-896.890

AL-896.891 to AL-999.999

AM-000.001 to AM-296.985

AM-296.986 to AM-629.585

AM-629.586 to AM-837.799

AM-837.800 to AM-953.999

AM-954.000 to AM-999.999

AN-000.001 to AN-175.979

AN-175.980 to AN-333.569

AN-333.570 to AN-362.988

AN-362.989 to AN-465.661

AN-465.662 to AN-661.994

AN-661.995 to AN-999.999

AP-000.001 to AP-300.028

AP-300.029 to AP-420.616

AP-420.617 to AP-999.999

AR-000.001 to AR-102.501

AR-102.502 to AR-579.025

AR-579.026 to AR-999.999

AS-000.001 to AS-001.500

AS-000.151 to AS-474.650

AS-474.651 to AS-999.999

AT-000.001 to AT-032.500

BA to BY

CA to CY

DA to DY

EA-000.001 to EA-203.878

EA-203.879 to EA-869.974

EA-869.975 to EA-999.999

EB-000.001 to EB-705.753

EB-705.754 to EB-956.428

EB-956.429 to EB-999.999

EC-000.001 to EC-589.135

EC-589.136 to EC-999.999

ED-000.001 to ED-202.377

ED-202.378 to ED-232.773

ED-232.774 to ED-242.053

ED-242.054 to ED-311.246

ED-311.247 to ED-745.856

ED-745.857 to ED-942.976

ED-942.977 to ED-999.999

EE-000.001 to EE-453.220

EE-453.221 to EE-933.528

EE-933.529 to EE-999.999

EF-000.001 to EF-600.940

EF-600.941 to EF-999.999

EG-000.001 to EG-312.860

EG-312.861 to EG-999.999

EH-000.001 to EH-012.026

EH-012.027 to EH-787.882

EH-787.883 to EH-999.999

EJ-000.001 to EJ-449.138

EJ-449.139 to EJ-999.999

EK-000.001 to EK-123.026

EK-123.027 to EK-992.399

EK-992.400 to EK-999.999

EL-000.001 to EL-999.999

EM-000.001 to EM-015.256

EM-015.257 to EM-999.999

EN-000.001 to EN-970.333

EN-970.334 to EN-999.999

EP-000.001 to EP-771.032

EP-771.033 to EP-999.999

ER-000.001 to ER-999.999

ES-000.001 to ES-238.743

ES-238.744 to ES-999.999

ET-000.001 to ET-179.954

ET-179.955 to ET-999.999

EV-000.001 to EV-019.712

EV-019.713 to EV-602.138

EV-602.139 to EV-999.999

EW-000.001 to EW-005.230

EW-005.231 to EW-020.180

EW-020.181 to EW-024.830

EW-024.831 to EW-030.680

EW-030.681 to EW-038.630

EW-038.631 to EW-045.210

EW-045.211 to EW-054.310

EW-054.311 to EW-058.440

EW-058.441 to EW-084.390

EW-084.391 to EW-100.005

EW-100.006 to EW-100.505

EX-000.001 to EX-402.914

EX-402.915 to EX-675.436

FA to FY

GA to GY

HA to HY

JA

JB

JC

JD

JE

KA to KY

LA to LY

MA to MY

NA

NB

NC

ND to NY

PA to PY

QA to QZ

RA to RY

SA to SN

SP to SY

TA to TY

VA to VY

WA to WY

YA to YY

 

Year of Issue 

1924

1925

1926

1926

1927

1928

1928

1929

1930

1930

1931

1932

1933

1934

1935

1935

1936

1937

1938

1938

1939

1940

1941

1941

1942

1943

1944

1945

1946

1947

1947

1948

1948

1949

1950

1950

1951

1952

1952

1953

1954

1955

1955

1956

1957

1958

1959

1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1964

1965

1966

1966

1967

1968

1968

1969

1970

1971

1924+

1964+

1962+

1935

1936

1937

1937

1938

1939

1939

1940

1941

1942

1943

1944

1945

1946

1947

1947

1948

1949

1949

1950

1950

1951

1951

1952

1953

1953

1954

1954

1955

1956

1956

1956

1957

1958

1959

1959

1960

1960

1960

1961

1961

1962

1962

1963

1964

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1964

1965

1935+

1935+

1960+

1924

1936

1948

1954

1961

1959+

1959+

1934+

1951

1956

1961

1963+

1954+

1963+

1954+

1935+

1963+

1956+

1957+

1967+

1959+

 

 

Manufacture Locations by Prefix

A – Podolsk, Russia
B – Elizabeth, New Jersey USA
C – Wittenberge, (Prussia) Germany
D – Elizabeth, New Jersey USA
E – Podolsk, Russia
F – Clydebank, Scotland
G – Elizabeth, New Jersey USA
H – Elizabeth, New Jersey USA
J – Clydebank, Scotland
K – Elizabeth, New Jersey USA
L – Elizabeth, New Jersey USA
M – Clydebank, Scotland
N – Elizabeth, New Jersey USA
P – Clydebank, Scotland
R – Clydebank, Scotland
S – Clydebank, Scotland
S*- Podolsk, Russia (*100 “S” machines made in Podolsk)
T – Podolsk, Russia
V – Clydebank, Scotland
W – Bridgeport, Connecticut USA
X – Clydebank, Scotland
Y – Clydebank, Scotland
AA to AT – Elizabeth, New Jersey USA
BA to BY – Elizabeth, New Jersey USA
CA to CY – Bogota, Colombia
DA to DY – Karachi, Pakistan
EA to EY – Clydebank, Scotland
FA to FY – Clydebank, Scotland
GA to GY – Clydebank, Scotland
HA to HY – Istanbul, Turkey
JA to JE – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qu├ębec, Canada
KA to KY – Buenos Aires, Argentina
LA to LY – Taytay, Philippines
MA to MY – Monza, Italy
NA to NC – Anderson, South Carolina USA
ND to NY – Taichung, Taiwan
PA to PY – Karlsruhe, Germany
RA to RY – Campinas, Brazil
SA to SN – Bonnieres, France
SP to SY – Lima, Peru
TA to TY – Utsunomiya, Japan
VA to VY – Penrith, NSW Australia
WA to WY – Santiago, Chile
YA to YY – Queretare, Mexico


Comments

  1. Hi Miri,

    Thanks for following my blog, Becks and the City (http://becks-carrie.blogspot.com), through one of the blog hops.

    I am now following you back. I wish I had the patience for sewing or crafting and making things in general — I love them, but tend to only pick tiny projects I can do in one day. : )

    Hope you have a great week!

    xx
    Becks

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