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MadGerman

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07-21-2017 02:04 PM

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Hi gang. I have some older Stanley planes, 2 or 3, that I’m wanting to sell. However, I’m not sure what to ask. Can you guys give me some ideas on where to go to determine their value? Is there a Blue Book, of sorts, for older tools?

I’ll certainly post some pictures as soon as I can, but I wanted to start the conversation to get some ideas.

Thanks for any help you guys can offer.


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#1 posted 07-21-2017 02:12 PM

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#2 posted 07-21-2017 02:17 PM

I find that the best way to get a sense of value is to look through the sold listings on ebay. Make sure you are comparing similar types and condition.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 07-21-2017 02:28 PM

+1

The wonderful thing about old Stanley planes is that they made so many of them and they are therefore, pretty inexpensive. Unless you have something unusual, expect maybe $35 at most for a no 4 or 5.

Of course, if you have a couple of 444’s, now that’s different!


I find that the best way to get a sense of value is to look through the sold listings on ebay. Make sure you are comparing similar types and condition.

- JayT


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#4 posted 07-21-2017 09:05 PM

Yea, sure. $15-25. depending on condition and size of plane.

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#5 posted 07-21-2017 09:11 PM

Thx guys. I’ll start researching to see what I have.

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#6 posted 07-21-2017 09:17 PM

What are they? They all (with few exceptions) have numbers in the casting.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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