|Forum topic by Planeman40||posted 05-26-2015 09:40 PM||845 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-26-2015 09:40 PM
I’m a “toolaholic” that has been woodworking for over a half century and have collected an extensive and wonderful shop full of almost every tool known to man so I don’t need any of these. However my “toolaholic” side makes me keep up with tool auctions and sources anyhow. I thought I would pass along some information to those of you who are trying to build a tool collection. Many of you probably aren’t aware there is an auction house that specializes in all kinds of old and collectable tools called Martin J. Donnelly Auctions (http://www.mjdtools.com/) that puts out a weekly newsletter of their auction offerings. I strongly advise all of you to go to their website and sign up for that e-mail newsletter if you want some collectors items or just good every day hand planes, chisels, carving tools, etc.
Some of the present good buys:
When bidding, be aware that it is standard practice for auction houses to add an amount to the final sell price, called a “premium”, as their cost of doing business. Sometimes this is paid by the buyer, sometimes by the seller. BE SURE TO READ THE AUCTION INSTRUCTIONS POSTED SOMEWHERE ON THEIR WEBSITE!!! You will also have to add the cost of shipping to the final price.
Good tool hunting!
-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!