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Mark E.

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175 days ago

Not sure how much interest there is here for these, but here goes.

For sale is this Stanley Bailey No.2 smooth plane.

I’m not very good at typing these No.2 planes, so I will leave that to you.

The plane is in good condition.
The cutting iron is about full length. It needs to be sharpened. There are some chips in the cutting edge.
There is some staining and shallow pitting in the the sole and sides and on the cutting iron and cap iron.
The tote has a very tightly repaired crack.
There is some flaking of the nickle plating on the lever cap.

Asking $200 & shipping. This will fit in a medium flat rate box so shipping will be $12.35 (or less).
Interesting trades will always be considered.

-- Mark


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 175 days ago

What is there about this No.2 that is different from the other planes you’ve sold, that warrants such an increase in price? Just curious…

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JustJoe

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#2 posted 174 days ago

It’s a #2 – a harder to find size.

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Mark E.

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#3 posted 174 days ago

You know Joe. It beats the heck out of me.
The No.2 planes just sell for a lot more money than the more common planes.

This is the reason why I was hesitant to list this here. I really do try to offer good planes at good prices, but these No.2 planes are expensive to buy, so I have to ask for more.

But, really. look at it. It’s adorable.

On the practical side, this plane will get into a lot of small areas that other planes can’t get to. I will always have one in my user drawer.

-- Mark

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 174 days ago

Maybe they didn’t make very many of them… causing more demand… resulting in higher prices…

Yep… It seems like you’re always very competitive… This one really stuck out! :)

Thank you…

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richardwootton

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#5 posted 174 days ago

I think the #2s are significantly more rare than the 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8s. I don’t know to price them however…

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richardwootton

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#6 posted 174 days ago

Wow you guys are fast at typing!

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Mark E.

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#7 posted 174 days ago

Check the pricing for a Bailey No.1. OUCH!

-- Mark

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richardwootton

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#8 posted 174 days ago

I cringe when I see the prices of #1s.

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alohafromberkeley

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#9 posted 174 days ago

Would’ve been cuter if you took the pic of the plane in the palm of your hand- like a kitten…...Not sure if I’ve ever seen a #2 for sale, this is a first for me…......Wes

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Tim

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#10 posted 174 days ago

This seems like a good price for this. I’m no good at typing either, but this is what I see. The lever cap looks like type 13-15 (not kidney shaped but has the notched rectangle) and it looks like there’s no raised ring for the front knob so that’s type 13 or earlier for the base. Can’t see the patent date in the base behind the frog but that would help. As would the logo on the iron.

There was an LJ that was just talking about giving away a #1 to an apprentice years ago before he knew they were worth anything. Thought it was too small to be worth much. Ouch.

Good luck, I’m sure someone will want it.

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Mark E.

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#11 posted 174 days ago

Stanley never did cast the patent dates into the base of the No.2.
They never had the frog adjuster, either.

-- Mark

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WhoMe

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#12 posted 174 days ago

That is a very fair price for that plane in such good shape. Have seen worse go for much more on eBay.

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Marcus

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#13 posted 174 days ago

Price seems VERY reasonable to me for the plane as well.

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Ray

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#14 posted 172 days ago

””Stanley never did cast the patent dates into the base of the No.2.
They never had the frog adjuster, either.”“

They must have been trying to keep the price as low as possible on the standard #2. I have a 602 with a 95 patent date and a frog adjuster. I think it is a type 3.

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bowedcurly

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#15 posted 172 days ago

nice lookin plane wish I had 200 smackers to buy it

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