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Bill Martin November 16th 15 01:30 AM

Regina 1952 Seamstress machine
 
Anyone have info on this machine? My wife had this stored in the garage
for years...inside the box is very clean, carrying box is rough on the
outside. Wanting to know if this has enough value to pack it up & send
to my wifes surviving daughter. It is heavy.

TIA

BEI Design[_3_] November 16th 15 09:52 PM

Regina 1952 Seamstress machine
 
Bill Martin wrote:
Anyone have info on this machine? My wife had this stored in
the garage for years...inside the box is very clean, carrying
box is rough on the outside. Wanting to know if this has
enough value to pack it up & send to my wifes surviving
daughter. It is heavy.
TIA


Since no expert has waded in, I'll offer my off-the-cuff opinion. A
google search turned up a similar machine offered at a Goodwill
store three years ago for U.S. $30.00.
http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...e-9637379.html

The auction ended, it does not indicate whether the machine sold or
not.

None show up in an eBay search, and I don't find any collectors
groups pining for that machine.

Having been stored "for years" in a garage (without proper
maintenance and lubrication?) does not bode well for the condition
of the machine. Unless it has high sentimental value to your wife's
daughter, I doubt it is worth the cost of shipping.

--
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Bill Martin November 17th 15 01:38 AM

Regina 1952 Seamstress machine
 
On 11/16/2015 12:52 PM, BEI Design wrote:
Bill Martin wrote:
Anyone have info on this machine? My wife had this stored in
the garage for years...inside the box is very clean, carrying
box is rough on the outside. Wanting to know if this has
enough value to pack it up & send to my wifes surviving
daughter. It is heavy.
TIA


Since no expert has waded in, I'll offer my off-the-cuff opinion. A
google search turned up a similar machine offered at a Goodwill store
three years ago for U.S. $30.00.
http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...e-9637379.html


The auction ended, it does not indicate whether the machine sold or not.

None show up in an eBay search, and I don't find any collectors groups
pining for that machine.

Having been stored "for years" in a garage (without proper maintenance
and lubrication?) does not bode well for the condition of the machine.
Unless it has high sentimental value to your wife's daughter, I doubt it
is worth the cost of shipping.

Thank you, I had the same thought about it. No Ebay presence says either
"very rare" or "nobody cares". I don't think it was ever an expensive
machine...at any age. Maybe good for a donation.


BEI Design[_3_] November 17th 15 09:16 AM

Regina 1952 Seamstress machine
 
Bill Martin wrote:
On 11/16/2015 12:52 PM, BEI Design wrote:
Bill Martin wrote:
Anyone have info on this machine? My wife had this stored in
the garage for years...inside the box is very clean, carrying
box is rough on the outside. Wanting to know if this has
enough value to pack it up & send to my wifes surviving
daughter. It is heavy.
TIA


Since no expert has waded in, I'll offer my off-the-cuff
opinion. A google search turned up a similar machine offered
at a Goodwill store three years ago for U.S. $30.00.
http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...e-9637379.html


The auction ended, it does not indicate whether the machine
sold or not. None show up in an eBay search, and I don't find any
collectors groups pining for that machine.

Having been stored "for years" in a garage (without proper
maintenance and lubrication?) does not bode well for the
condition of the machine. Unless it has high sentimental
value to your wife's daughter, I doubt it is worth the cost
of shipping.

Thank you, I had the same thought about it. No Ebay presence
says either "very rare" or "nobody cares". I don't think it
was ever an expensive machine...at any age. Maybe good for a
donation.


If your daughter loves it, it would probably be worth shipping, one
cannot put a price on memories.

Good luck,

--
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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