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Forum topic by tubaforewilly posted 08-01-2016 02:01 PM 230 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tubaforewilly

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08-01-2016 02:01 PM

I’m bidding on two sets of vintage chisels in a local auction. Each chisel in the set is marked “T. H. Witherby”. These look like excellent chisels in a wide range of sized and lengths. I don’t know of this maker. My current bid total for both sets is about $40. How far would you take it?

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JayT

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#1 posted 08-01-2016 02:12 PM

Witherby tools are generally excellent quality. Tough to say how far to bid without knowing more about what sizes and chisel types are included. Some of the wider and very small sizes are tough to come by and bring a premium. If you find a factory 1/8 wide chisel, for instance, it can cost as much as a complete set.

Pricing is tough without knowing exactly what you are bidding on, but $40 is way safe. If there are at least 6-8 different sizes, I’d easily be up to $100 and more depending on what’s there. Don’t suppose you can supply some pics without risking having someone else snipe you?

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#2 posted 08-01-2016 02:24 PM

IM with JayT on that one. $40 is way safe. Id go better than 100 but I’m in the market for a good set, I could be wrong but if you let this one go over a few bucks youll be kicking your own ass latter. And besides why leave all that money behind when you go, live a little.

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 02:26 PM

I think I’ll be in to about $100. I just have to hope and pray that no one notices or knows about them. These antique auctions on this particular site are almost always about furniture.

-- I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

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