Honestly, some people have no sense!
Someone listed a HIGHLY collectible WWII era Singer Featherweight (crinkle/wrinkle finish model) for sale in one of the FW buy/sell groups on Facebook.Yeah, I did a double take when I saw the asking price, but these models are very rare and the truly serious FW collector has some pretty deep pockets. I hope the seller is able to get close to her asking price.
But the stream of negative comments regarding the look of the machine and the price point were uncalled for. Instead of bitching about the price, inquire as to what characteristics make this particular machine so valuable. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn something. Otherwise, keep on scrolling and keep your mouth shut!
Make no mistake, Featherweights are increasing in value, especially the white, tan and 222 models. 221’s produced in 1930’s are also sought after. Specialty badged machines such as the World’s Fair, Golden Gate Exposition and Texas Centennial are even more collectible. I’m amazed every month when I log in to the the Featherweight Shop to see which machines they have listed for sale and the prices that are listed for each machine. Last month, they were sold out in about 5 minutes.
So yeah, back to the crinkle/wrinkle finish 221. I could make a serious offer on the machine if I wanted to, but it’s not my thing. However, that Penguin walking foot the same seller currently has listed for sale is calling my name. I passed on one last year to buy my 222, but I may have to take advantage of this second opportunity that has come my way.