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I have an antique sewing machine model number G9912511 how much should I sell it for

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The short answer is as much as you can persuade someone to give you for it - which probably won't be as much as you want or expect.

Sewing machines sold in large numbers and rarely wore out and unusually they continued to be useful in spite of advancing age so only a few machines are worth "antique" money. It is a similar story with most heritage tools where the main value is of an example of social history or as a simple curiosity. You will probably need to contact a dedicated collector for a definitive answer and if it is super collectible then a specialist auction would be the best way to dispose of it.

Many antique sewing machines are being donated to charities because the owners can't bear to think of such reliable friends being sold for pennies or ending up in the furnace. Charities check/repair the machines and send them to developing countries. Treadle machines used to be in high demand but the shipping costs have escalated so much the demand is now for hand-cranked or simple electric machines.

One such charity is Tools For Self Reliance.

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