|Forum topic by HorizontalMike||posted 03-16-2011 03:01 AM||7508 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-16-2011 03:01 AM
One of the planes I have from my GG-father is a Sargent, so I have been recently exploring eBay and picked up another “user” as well as David Heckel’s book on these planes. In an attempt to better myself and my knowledge about Sargent & Co. I try to follow the eBay postings on a regular basis.
I recently noticed this posting for a Sargent Plane. Wanting to know what/how this plane would/could be so valuable I started flipping through David Heckel’s book and found what seemed to be an anomaly to me. The lever cap, according to the book, was a “Type 4” with the single rectangle Sargent logo on the front, yet the seller is stating this plane is a “Type 2” plane and thus worth big $$$. Other portions of the plane back this guy up, but the lever cap is odd. He claims to have purchased this plane directly from David.
The guy snapped at me for emailing my concerns about this to him so I am asking fellow LJs for their expertise on identifying early Sargent planes.
Just how good is David Heckel’s Sargent Planes – Identification and Value Guide (2nd Edition)? Any errors (if so where)?
Any tips on avoiding Frankenplanes on eBay?
-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."