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Holbs

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02-19-2016 01:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: auction stanley 1

I fully understand the “hunger” for antique hand tools, as I have it myself at times. Spent $300 at this auction for 2 backsaws and 40+ wooden molding planes. I actually was hoping to snag this Stanley #1 for $50… but Lady Luck was not on my side as it went for $950 :( I can only think of someone here who snagged it. Do these planes REALLY go for that high of a price tag often?

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James Wright

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 01:14 AM

Some of the early rair ones can fetch amazing prices to the person that is collecting all of one type age.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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Luthierman

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#2 posted 02-19-2016 01:15 AM

Yes, they do. We are talking highly collectible and rare here. I satisfied my interest with the No. 1 by buying one from woodcraft with the woodriver line. It is a surprisingly useful plane in spite of it’s diminutive size.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#3 posted 02-19-2016 02:03 AM

I picked up a BEAT #1 on ebay for $30.

It had a chip in the mouth, wrong blade and no chipbreaker, broken knob and totes (I bought a new set for it and sold it with it) and the tab under the handle was cracked off but still there.

Sold it for $250.

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#4 posted 02-19-2016 02:17 AM

I saw one in the wild once under a 1/4” of dust. The owner didn’t even know he had one. He wouldn’t sell.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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bc4393

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#5 posted 02-19-2016 03:16 AM

Yeah that’s about right. People dig it for its small size. I think dad said it was made for kids. You can Palm and use it though. The sweetheart version is a bit more sought after. Dad collected antique tools for 40 years its one of the only things I know to keep my eyes open for at garage sales etc. :)

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