|Forum topic by grfrazee||posted 08-28-2012 11:57 PM||1435 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-28-2012 11:57 PM
I found a Stanley No. 2 for far less than it’s worth at a flea market (or, if you will, rescued it). Its condition is a little rough with some rust on the lever cap and the iron/chipbreaker. Other than that, the tote and knob are in excellent condition, save for some finish wear and patina, and there are no chips, nicks, or gouges in the bed and the japanning is damn near 100%.
My question is: do I sell it to a collector as-is, or would it be worth more cleaned up? I’m comfortable restoring it, but I would much rather it go to a collector since it’s a bit small for my hands. I am taking offers, if anyone’s interested. Keep in mind that I’ve seen these go for >$200 on ebay.
I apologize for the somewhat blurry photos, but the light was a little low and I had to shoot with the aperture wide open. Also, the pics got cropped when I put them in the post, but please see the web album for better pictures.
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