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03-12-2013 03:59 AM

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I have four planes of my Dad’s I’d like to sell but first I need to determine their value. They are in good shape with some surface rust but one is missing the blade. Two are Stanley.

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 04:13 AM

The last one is a purple (cordovan) block made in the US through about 1980. About $15.

You sure the transitionals aren’t Stanleys? Lateral adjusters look to be two piece, not sure by the pics.

What # is on the casting for #3? A pic showing the iron side would be helpful.

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 04:22 AM

The first two don’t have Stanley on them anywhere. This is the only other photo I have of the third one.

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 04:24 AM

Is #3 a Stanley 78? Looks to be missing some key parts if it is, which will hurt the value a bit.

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 02:08 PM

If the rabbeting plane is a Stanley 78, its worth about $15-$20 because its missing some important parts. Of course, it might be a dado plane. I also think the transitionals are Stanleys. There should be something stamped into the toe (very front). If they are Stanleys, the nicer one is worth about $25-$30 and the other one about $5 because its missing the blade, chip breaker and lever cap.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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