Buy and Sell

New Teasmades

Swan Teasmades are currently manufactured under the Swan Brand label. You can buy them direct from Swan Brand below. Just click the model you want to buy:

Swan Vintage Teasmade STM201N
Swan Model STM200N

These were formerly manufactured by RBC Electronics, then NLC Services Limited, but I believe they are now made exclusively abroad (in China).

Second Hand Teasmades

You can buy or sell a second hand tea makers at car boot sales or online. To find a buyer, locally or nationally, there are a wide variety of websites and apps, such as eBayGumtreeShpock, or FaceBook Marketplace.

There are not many collectors so prices are not generally inflated, but remember, you’ll pay more if you buy in the winter, especially before Christmas. If you want to use a teasmade regularly it is best to avoid a vintage model unless you are a confident mechanical engineer or electrician. Beware of false claims of rarity or age. For example the Hawkins Classic is often advertised as Art Deco. Common models from the late 1960s to the 1980s sell for between £5 and £35 depending on condition. Models from the 1950s and early 1960s fetch £35 to £75. Pre WW2 models may go up to £150, and the very oldest and rarest may command over £200.

Remoming for Free

Please don’t throw your old teasmade out. Your model might be just the one somebody needs to add to their own collection or break up for spares. You may be able to find your teasmade a new home for free on FreecycleFaceBook Marketplace, or perhaps at a charity shop dealing with electricals (including some Red Cross and British Heart Foundation branches), or a Men’s Shed.

Recycling

For advice on recycling electricals check out the Recycle Your Electricals website.

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