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knotscott

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12-02-2017 07:06 PM

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Hey there gurus. I just made an “unauthorized” purchase of a subwoofer for my stereo, so will need to replace some cash to the family coffers. It’s been a while since I bought or sold any hand planes, and am wondering if you folks would mind giving me some general guidance on fair pricing for two planes. What are they each worth, and where’s the best place to sell these days? Thanks in advance for any help.

Bailey #5 (I think it’s type 13, no apologies that I spotted):




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Sargent 714: (apologies – engraved on the side, decent tote repair near the horn)





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#1 posted 12-02-2017 08:55 PM

Nice looking planes. I can’t tell you what they’re worth but the Trade & Swap forum would be as good a place as any to try and make a sale. Commission free and you know they’ll be used and appreciated.

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#2 posted 12-02-2017 09:18 PM

50$ish for the #5. Don’t know about the Sargent.

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#3 posted 12-03-2017 05:27 AM

I’ve sold a number of planes on eBay, cleaned up, sharp and ready to go. Some go for lower than what I expect, some go for exactly what I expect and some go for higher than I expect. Not too high, but a little higher.

Seems to me that if you go that route, it’s a crapshoot.

Agree with Fridge about the 5 and agree with Fridge that I don’t know squat about the Sargent. Don W has a book on that brand, there’s your expert. Hopefully he’ll see this or you should drop him a line.

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#4 posted 12-03-2017 12:20 PM

The Sargent plane page shows the value of that 714 between $125 and $250. You’ll have to decide where the condition fits in that range. Interesting plane, would make a nice conversion piece.

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#5 posted 12-03-2017 12:54 PM

Thanks guys! Great link Fred….thx.

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#6 posted 12-10-2017 06:03 PM

In case anyone is wondering what the current market on Ebay is like…..the Bailey sold for a whopping $162.50, and the Sargent sold for $73. The Bailey sold for way more than I ever would have imagined.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#7 posted 12-10-2017 06:22 PM

Will have to change your avatar, now?

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#8 posted 12-10-2017 06:30 PM



In case anyone is wondering what the current market on Ebay is like…..the Bailey sold for a whopping $162.50, and the Sargent sold for $73. The Bailey sold for way more than I ever would have imagined.
- knotscott

Great prices! Well done!

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#9 posted 12-10-2017 06:52 PM

$162! Incredible. You can never fully predict how the market will work, you just jump in and see what happens. Congrats.

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#10 posted 12-10-2017 06:56 PM



In case anyone is wondering what the current market on Ebay is like…..the Bailey sold for a whopping $162.50, and the Sargent sold for $73. The Bailey sold for way more than I ever would have imagined.

- knotscott

Nah…still have that one! #5-1/4.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#11 posted 12-10-2017 08:58 PM



In case anyone is wondering what the current market on Ebay is like…..the Bailey sold for a whopping $162.50, and the Sargent sold for $73. The Bailey sold for way more than I ever would have imagined.

- knotscott


Wow! And I was ready to offer you $50 bucks for the pair!
Just kidding.
:^)

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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knotscott

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#12 posted 12-10-2017 09:21 PM


In case anyone is wondering what the current market on Ebay is like…..the Bailey sold for a whopping $162.50, and the Sargent sold for $73. The Bailey sold for way more than I ever would have imagined.

- knotscott

Wow! And I was ready to offer you $50 bucks for the pair!
Just kidding.
:^)

- Ripper70

...and I might have taken it!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#13 posted 12-11-2017 11:47 AM

The #714 is a later type, so only minor collector value, but looks in good shape and these usually need zero tuning other than sharpening.

If I was selling it’s I’d ask $100 and probably take the first $80.

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#14 posted 12-12-2017 03:37 AM

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