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EGM

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08-18-2012 11:39 AM

hey guys (collectors) i found a stanley no 2 sweetheart plane with decal on the handle in my dads workshop. I have no use for it…im not a woodworker and would like to sell it for a reasonable price. I know that it is collectable and very hard to come by. Let me know if anyone is interested.


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#1 posted 08-18-2012 01:48 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks EGM!

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 04:24 PM

I have been needing on to use and not collect. So it depends on your price.
PM me whan you know.

Arlin

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 04:26 PM

Welcome EGM. Do you have pictures? Condition is a big part of value for vintage planes, rare or otherwise. We have quite a few vintage-plane experts here on LJ and they can give you a good sense of its value if you provide pictures.

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#4 posted 08-18-2012 08:31 PM

Does it look anything like this? Mine’s a late type 13, made circa 1928.

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#5 posted 08-18-2012 11:32 PM

I sold the exact same plane a while ago for $265. Nice find!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#6 posted 08-19-2012 02:10 AM

Price?? Pics?? I’d certainly be interested, but I need more info. Also, I think you need a certain number of posts before you can send PM’s (private messages), so you might want to throw some up.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#7 posted 08-19-2012 10:00 AM

thanks for the interest so far….what i do know is that it is a NO.2 not the NO.5 pictured by knotscott but it looks similiar. from what i could find out so far…is that it is an early sweetheart edition…i can see that it has Stanley..and a heart shape with SW in in under that….how do i upload pics of it…can anyone help me with that? so i can post them?

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EGM

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#8 posted 08-19-2012 10:02 AM

maybe someone with more knowledge can tell me what to look for to help date the one i have? marks to look for etc etc….thx

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#9 posted 08-19-2012 12:04 PM

If it has the Stanley Tools decal on the handle, it’s a late type 13, type 14, or early type 15…1925-1932 range. There should be a patent date in front of the rear tote handle….APR-19-10 if it’s type 13 or 14. If it has a raised ring cast around the front knob, it’s type 14 or newer. If there is no patent date cast into the body behind the frong, it’s type 15. Also, if it’s type 15 the Stanley logo embossed on the lever cap will have an orange background.

Here’s a body from a type 14 with the raised ring and the patent date:

Here’s the front of my type 13 with no raised ring, and no orange in the lever cap:

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#10 posted 08-20-2012 06:30 AM

Look here to help you date the plane.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#11 posted 08-21-2012 08:20 PM

here are the pics i took….if anyone is interested let me know…thx for all the input and help so far guys.

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#12 posted 08-21-2012 08:25 PM

#2 planes don’t necessarily follow the type studies, but that’s a dead ringer for a Type 13… Wood looks good, slightest chip on the lever cap (bottom corner). Lots of iron to be used up, enough for several lifetimes. And just the right amount of grunge. Very cool tool, hard for me to resist.

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#13 posted 08-21-2012 08:46 PM

I’d say it would probably go on eBay in the $150-$200 range.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 08-21-2012 08:59 PM

How about a trade? I’ll send ya my first wife if I can get her into a flat rate box.
That’s a great find, and hope ya get a fair price or that treasure.
Bill

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#15 posted 08-22-2012 04:10 AM

Nice find. They are real cool to have in your workbench.

However if you are over 10 years of age or over about 4’ 8” in height your hands are probably too big to comfortably use the tool for very long. Polish it up, hang it up and get a 9 1/2 and a 3 for users.

Bob Black, and yes I have one in my bench

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