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Number 75 Rabbet Plane

ST160654 Number 75 Rabbet Plane A 1950s plane in the original box. It has seen very little use but there are a few patches of surface rust on the sole from poor storage. G+ Sold





Number 605C Bedrock Jack Plane

ST160657 Number 605C Bedrock Jack Plane An as found Bedrock jack plane that has a medium dark patina. The base of the handle is cracked, but it is fine to use just as it is. I haven't removed the handle but it seems to be solidly glued. Otherwise a nice plane and bargain priced. G+ $89




Number 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane

ST160661 Number 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane A nearly unused plane, probably from the 1960s, possibly 70s. The factory grind of the blade has never been honed, although it needs it now. A great user. G++ Sold





Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160667 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane A 1950s Stanley smoothing plane that has seen very little use. As is typical for these planes that were bought by homeowners, it wasn't cared for. There is glue smeared on the sole which needs cleaning off. The blade has never been honed and the edge is rough. It has genuine rosewood and will clean up to better than G+ Sold



Wards Master Quality 45 Combination Plane Wards Master Quality 45 Combination Plane Wards Master Quality 45 Combination Plane

ST160671 Wards Master Quality 45 Combination Plane This is a complete in the orignal box Stanley made #45 plane from the 1930s. It is identical in every way to a Stanley marked 45 but it is marked only "Wards Master Quality". It would rate fine but for some spots of scattered storage rust, on the arms, and depth stops. The plane itself is outstanding. The rust spots are easily cleaned off. The box is tatty. The blades are a solid fine, as is the blade box. There is a screwdriver with it, but I am not sure it came with the plane or not. There is not instructions sheet. This plane would sell for $100 more if it was marked Stanley, despite being the identical tool. A bargain for a user. G++ Sold


Number 289 Edge Trimmer

ST160631 Number 289 Edge Trimmer A 1/4" and 3/8" edge rounding tool that si clean and as found. Fine Sold






Number 4 1/2C Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 4 1/2C Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160638 Number 4 1/2C Bailey Smoothing Plane A scarce corrugated 4 1/2 that has a full original V trademark iron, but has been poorly cared for. It is covered with light surface rust and there is a hairline crack in the base of the tote. In case you are wondering. the reason that Stanley handles crack in this spot is that the plane was used with the through bolt loose. The tote has no strenght of its own across the grain, its strength comes from having that bolt tight. In the winter the wood shrinks and the handle gets loose. If you use it that way, you will ver y likely break the tote. This one is a great restoration project for a woodworker on a budget. Good Sold


Number 2011A Bell System Brace

ST160640 Number 2011A Bell System Brace A high-end stanley 10" brace with the push button ratchet direction changer. Marked "Bell System - B", these braces were once standard issue to the linemen that kept our phones working. Nice as found condtion. Presumably from the 1950s. G++ $89




Number 112 Scraper Plane

ST160642 Number 112 Scraper Plane A nice as found example with about 98% of the japanning. The finish on the wood and the japanning are a bit dull, but should clean nicely with wax and a rag. The blade has the Stanley in block letters mark. This is a pre-sweetheart example. G+ Sold




Number 60 Double Spokeshave

ST160645 Number 60 Double Spokeshave A nice as found example. Both blades are full length, but both of them need to be reground before you hone it for use. G++ $45





Number 48 Match Plane

ST160647 Number 48 Match Plane A good as found example with considerable nickel wear from honest use, but well cared for. It is an early example with cast iron thumbscrews. It will create a tongue & groove joint on stock from 11/16" to 7/8". A most useful Stanley tool patented by Justis Trout. G+ Sold




Number 18 1/4 Block Plane

ST160649 Number 18 1/4 Block Plane A nice as found example with a medium-dark patina on the bare metal surfaces. The sole does have some light pitting that won't hurt a thing but could be lapped out if it bothers you. A great user. G+ $45





Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane

ST16068 Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane A 1950s Stanley 6 that needs a good cleaning, but it has seen very little use and should clean up beautifully. The blade is a replacment by Record, and has the original factory grind but needs honing. A great plane for a user on a budget and priced to go. G+ $75




Number 88 Adustable Clapboard Marker

ST160610 Number 88 Adustable Clapboard Marker An unused tool in the original box. It is sweetheart marked. I gave it the minus because there is some freckling on the nickel. Fine- Sold





Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane

ST160622 Number 45 Combination Plane This is a turn of the Century Stanley 45 combination plane with the floral decoration to the sides. The nickel is about 98% and still bright. It has all of the blades and two optional ones. It has the left handed sash cutter that is the mirror opposite of the cutter that comes with the plane. It also has the smaller size tongue blade, which came standard on later planes. It also still has the two extra spurs and the screwdriver. It doesn't have the original instructions, which rarely survive on these very early planes. The lid is also missing to the box. A much better example than we normally see of one of these early 45s. Fine- Sold


Number 113 Compass Plane Number 113 Compass Plane Number 113 Compass Plane

ST160553 Number 113 Compass Plane A nice as found example that has minor surface oxidation overall, but will clean very nicely. Nickel is still bright on the knobs and the japanning is about 80%. Needs a careful cleaning but it is very modestly priced for how nice it will be after spending 30 minutes carefully cleaning it. The bottom of the sole is cleaner than the rest of the plane and it can be used as it is. G+ Sold



Number 10 Rabbet Plane

ST160561 Number 10 Rabbet Plane This is an as found #10 of about 1900 with the tote that has the wider base. The lever cap is a later 1930s example with the kidney shaped hole and the blade is sweetheart marked. The body of the plane has an even dark patina. The wood is nice. The blade has about 25% remaining but new blades are available from Hock. (We sell them.) A great user for little money. G+ Sold



Number 220 Block Plane

ST160566 Number 220 Block Plane A nice clean early 220 with the cast iron adjustment knob. This plane has been properly cleaned and waxed by a responsible collector. The full iron has the half moon logo. A really nice example. G++ $59





Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160579 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane This is a little used Stanley Smoothing plane from the 1930s that is as found and needs a careful cleaning. The japanning is very nice and looks to be all there. The bare metal surfaces have light oxidation and there is one spot of light rust on the sole. The wood has its original finish and is crisp, but it is spattered with white paint. This will be a great plane if you put a bit of time into carefully cleaning it. G+ Sold


Number 65 Marking Gauge

ST160583 Number 65 Marking Gauge A boxwood Stanley gauge that appears unused to me. The finish is thin in places but there is no evidence of wear on this gauge. G++ Sold





Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane

160570 Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane A circa 1900 example of a Stanley #3 smoothing plane. It has an even medium patina overall and appears to have been cleaned by a collector at some point. It still retains about 85% of the original blade and will make a great user. G+ Sold




Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane

ST160585 Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane A sweetheart marked example with some wear to the nickel and some file marks on the top that were clearly done by an owner to identify his tool. Looking closely, there is a crack beginning at the edge of the throat. This is very common these tools and it won't get worse unless you drop it onto a concrete from a pretty good height. A great user that I priced very low because of the crack. G+ Sold



Number 5C Bailey Jack Plane

ST160581 Number 5C Bailey Jack Plane A crisp and clean Stanley jack plane from the 1950s. This plane is one of those typical of a homeowner, barely used, but with a chipped up edge on the blade. The blade needs griding, and of couse it is not ground properly for a jack plane so it needs to be radiused. The wood is rosewood. See our video and graphic for more info on this. A really nice example. G++ Sold



Number 113 Compass Plane

ST16055 Number 113 Compass Plane An earlier style 113 with the side wheel depth adjustment. The nickel is still bright and mostly intact, which gives this tool a striking appearance. The japanning is also bright and glossy, with some tool box rash on the sides. The steel sole needs a light cleaning, motly on the upper surface, the working suface being clean except for one small spot of light surface rust that will come right off. Rates a strong G+ $165


Number 90 Marking Gauge

ST16059 Number 90 Marking Gauge A unused Stanley #90 marking gauge in the orginal box. The tool looks new and could probably be called mint but I so hate dong that. The box is OK but not great. Fine+ Sold





Number 65 Marking Gauge

ST160511 Number 65 Marking Gauge A lovely as found Sweetheart marked gauge. I believe that with the patented curve atttachment on the head that this is actually a #165 gauge, but it is marked 65. By reversing the head you can work straight or curved surfaces. The wear face on the head still has better than 95% of its original lacquer. I really superior example from an old Virginia collection. Fine- Sold



Number 921 8" Brace

ST160515 Number 921 8" Brace A good quality Stanley brace with genuine rosewood. The nickel is peeling around the chuck and it only retains about 60% of the nickel. A great user, but not the bright example with 99% nickel that most users love, which is why it is priced to sell. G+ $49




Number 18 8" Bevel Square

ST160519 Number 18 8" Bevel Square A very clean as found example with the sweetheart mark on the blade and the Stanley Tools decal on the rosewood stock. I have it the minus because of some very minimal tool box rash. This is a great example. Fine- Sold




Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane

ST160522 Number 55 Combination Plane A complete in the original hinged wooden box 55 from the mid to late 1930s. It has the original instructions, the original screwdriver, and even the envelope with spare spurs. The fence shows very light wear, consistent with being used a few times, but really only very little. The outside of the box has a shrinkage crack in the lid and shows storage wear, but the inside is great and the tool is great. This is a later example that has the most blades that this model ever came with, including the chamfer blades. Fine Sold


Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane

ST160526 Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane A very crisp Sweetheart marked example with an original sweetheart marked blade. The brass is untouched with a dark patina and the rosewood sole shows only the lightest wear. The finish on the rosewood handle shows tool box scratches but that is that is the only real fault with this tool. There is some overspray paint on the bed but that should be easy to clean off. G++ Sold




Number 60 Double Spokeshave

ST160529 Number 60 Double Spokeshave A nice clean as found example with sweetheart marked irons. Some toolbox wear to the finish, but still a much better than average example with full length original irons. G++ $49





Number 49 Bit Gauge

ST160535 Number 49 Bit Gauge An as new in the box auger bit depth stop. The box has no tears but shows some age. The stops really are mint. Fine+ $40





Number 71 Double Beam Marking Gauge

ST160551 Number 71 Double Beam Marking Gauge As is usually the case with this model, it is not marked. The brass wear plates on the beams and in the head still have some lacquer left and are not polished. Nice as found condition. G+ $65





Number 9 1/2 Block Plane

ST160471 Number 9 1/2 Block Plane An early 9 1/2 with the long lever on the lever cap and the half-moon Stanley logo. It has the 1897 patent date in the bed. The japanning on the body is very good but on the lever cap much of it is missing along the surface where the palm rests. The sides have a dark patina and the sole more of a medium patina. A nice honest example. G+ Sold



Number 59 Doweling Jig

ST160477 Number 59 Doweling Jig This 1950s example is truly as new in the box. It has the depth stop as well as the six guides. It also has the instructions, a store display piece, and a small brochure for the 77 doweling machine. The paperwork is a bit oil stained. You won't find a better one. The box is nice and rates near fine, but the tool really is Mint $60



Number 20 1/2 Victor Compass Plane

ST160479 Number 20 1/2 Victor Compass Plane A classic Stanley compass plane. The 1/2 of course refers to the finish, being japanned instead of nickeled. Nice as found condition, there is normal moderate wear to the finish. The blade has about 40% remaining and has the 1892 patent date logo. The cap iron is marked "Pat. Feb. 7, '93." I don't recall seeing this mark before. Rates a strong G+ Sold



Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160496 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane This is a nearly new Stanley #4 of about 1960 in the original box. The blade has the original factory grind, and has never been honed, although the edge looks like it has been used without being honed. It does not need grinding and a minute or two of honing and it will be ready to go. The wood is genuine rosewood. The box has no tears but shows surface wear. Still just as good as a new knock off at 3 times the price. Fine Sold


Number 80-209 Handyman Vise

ST160488 Number 80-209 Handyman Vise A very clean as found vise that clamps on the edge of a bench. It weighs 3.3 pounds and the jaws are 2 1/2" wide. G++ Sold





Number 605C Bedrock Jack Plane

ST160436 Number 605C Bedrock Jack Plane A nice as found Bedrock jack plane. This is an early example, circa 1900, with the wider base tote. This plane has a very pleansing medium patina. The japanning is peeling at the rear and some out the throat. An owner scratched initials into the base of the tote. Otherwise this plane would rate about fine. It is a really nice one. The blade has been properly ground as a jack plane as well, not the typical straight across grind of a jack plane owned by somebody who didn't understand its use. G+ Sold


Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160441 Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane A circa 1910-20 plane with the V trademark iron. Lovely even medium patina and nice wood. There are are a few chips in the finish on the top of the front knob, but overall this one is a gem. Fine- Sold





Number 12 Square Number 12 Square

ST160446 Number 12 Square An Early Stanley #12 square in 4" size. These early ones are scarce, especially in this condition. Connoisseur grade. Fine Sold





Number 30 Angle Divider

ST160456 Number 30 Angle Divider This is a new tool in the original box, with the original instuction sheet. There are some freckles of rust, primarily on the blade, from poor strorage. The box shows some wear but is still nice. The instruction sheet is not an easy thing to find. G++ Sold




Number 65 Marking Gauge

ST160459 Number 65 Marking Gauge A new old stock Stanley boxwood marking guage in the original 1950s box. The box once held 3 gauges, but only one is left. From an old hardware store's stock. Fine+ Sold





Number 18 Knuckle Joint Block Plane

ST160466 Number 18 Knuckle Joint Block Plane A nice as found example that still has bright nickel on the cap. I suspect that the blade is a bit new than the plane. The plane looks to be 1920s and the blade is 1950s. A great user. It rates a strong G+ $65




Number 8C Bailey Jointer Number 8C Bailey Jointer

ST16041 Number 8C Bailey Jointer This is a nice as found Stanley 8C. The bare metal surfaces have a pleasing medium patina and I wouldn't clean them at all. The thing that isn't great on this plane is the japanning. Somewhere around half the japanning is gone. The wood has normal tool box wear but no issues. The sweetheart marked iron is down below the lateral adjuster but still has more than half remaining after nearly 100 years. This is a very nice user example but the finish loss means that a discerning collector would not be happy with it. G+ Sold


Number 93 Cabinetmaker Number 93 Cabinetmaker

ST16046 Number 93 Cabinetmaker's Shoulder Plane A sweetheart marked example with a nearly full original iron. The nickel finish looks to be about 98% or so, but it is very dull. There is no shine at all left to the nickel, it is more of a dull satin. There is a hang hole drilled in the rare of the plane to hang it on a board. That really hurts the value, as no collector will touch it now, but for you users it is a bargain. G+ Sold



Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane

ST160418 Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane A pristine Stanley 6 from just after the war, around 1946. The blade on this plane has been honed, but the plane looks about new. They just don't get any better. It has the black hardwood handles, but shaped as well as the pre-war planes. The handles were no longer shaped as ell after this, as they cut costs by reducing hand work. The box shows its age, but is still OK. Somebody has written plane on the box, in case there was any confusion as to what this is. This plane has a thicker sole and sides than a pre-War plane, something that many people appreciate. For the connoisseur. Fine+ Sold


Number 923G  10 in Brace

ST160423 Number 923G 10 in Brace A post-War example with stained hardwood. The finish is well worn on the head. The body still retains most of its nickel, although the nickel is now dull like pewter. This is a good user for a modest price. G+ Sold




Number 605 Bedrock Jack Plane

ST160427 Number 605 Bedrock Jack Plane A nice turn of the century example with the earlier style wide base tote. The bare metal surfaces have been nicely cleaned. The japanning is peeling in spots. The blade is nearly full and is not properly ground as a jack plane, telling me that this plane saw only limited use by somebody who wasn't a serious woodworker. A great chance to buy a good early user Bedrock. G+ Sold



Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160429 Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane A particuarly attractive example of a lightly used Stanley 3 of about 1900. It retains nearly a full original iron, has lovely wood, nice japanning, and a nice medium patina to the bare metal surfaces. This one really speaks to me. Conservatively rated G+ Sold




Number 40 Scrub Plane

ST160433 Number 40 Scrub Plane A particularly clean Stanley scrub plane with bright finish on the tote and knob. The finish has craquelure throughout, which is typical of the finish that was used at this time. It is a sweetheart marked plane. The japanning is still nice. I don't see these work horse planes this nice very often. Fine- Sold



Number 60 Double Spokeshave

ST1603104 Number 60 Double Spokeshave A nice as found Sweetheart marked example with most of the original bright japanning (98%+) The blades appear to have never been honed, althought it has been used at least once, albeith without being sharpened first. There is white plastic or something like it clogging the mouth on the concave side. This tool needs a light cleaning, but should rate better than G++ $49



Number 80 Cabinet Scraper

ST1603109 Number 80 Cabinet Scraper A very clean sweetheart marked example that retains the original Stanley Tools decal as well as the original Sweetheart marked blade, which shows little usings of ever being used. Needs a very light cleaning but will easily rate Fine- Sold




Number 90 Bullnose Plane

ST1603116 Number 90 Bullnose Plane A vyer clean and little used 1960s plane in the original box. The box is better than most with no torn out corners. The lid is marked by the distributor in NY that sold it. The nickel is about 98%. There are some very small spots of rust but this is a very nice example. G++ Sold




No. 151 Adjustable Spokeshave

ST1603119 No. 151 Adjustable Spokeshave A sweetheart marked example. A nice honest tool that I would have rated higher but for tool box wear to the finish. G+ Sold





80M Cabinet Scraper

ST160370 80M Cabinet Scraper An unused example in the original box. The original Stanley marked blade has never been sharpened. The instructions for use are in the box, along with the wrapping paper. The lid of the box is faced, worn, and written on. The red end label is very faded. The tool shows no wear. It has some light patina on the bare sole and is slightly dusty. The malleable model is much more scarce and it would be hard to improve on this one, except perhaps with a better box. Fine Sold


Number 80-211

ST160372 Number 80-211 A new in the original box Stanley bench vise. This is a relatively small vise for a bench mounted vice, it weighs a bit over 4 pounds and the jaws are 2 1/2" wide. It bolts to the bench and has a swivel mount. This is relatively late vise for US made Stanley, I would guess that it is 1960s or 70s, but the vice has an Art Deco style about it. The condition could not be improved upon, it is absolutely unused and perfect. You can't buy a US made vise of this quality today for many times this much money. Mint- Sold


Number 36 1/2L Folding Caliper Rule

ST160378 Number 36 1/2L Folding Caliper Rule A crisp and little used 12" folding caliper rule. The left side caliper version of this rule is much more scarce than the 36R. The lacquer is mostly gone from the brass, but some remains. I would have rated it higher if the lacquer were a bit better. G++ Sold




Number 90 Bullnose Plane

ST160386 Number 90 Bullnose Plane In case you think that only the Brits buff tools, here is a US made Stanley 90 that has had the nickel buffed up bright like chrome. It has a near full original iron and will make a great user, It will tone down with time, but I priced it lower to reflect its bright surface (no pun in intended.) G+ Sold



Number 65 Marking Gauge

ST160389 Number 65 Marking Gauge A bright and clean example that retains nearly all of its original lacquer finish. There is some very light wear on the gauge face consistent with itts having been used no more than a few times, but against a painted surface so that the face has some paint rubbed onto it. Overall this gauge is in a rare state of preservation. Fine- Sold



Number 5 1/2 Bailey Jumbo Jack

ST160393 Number 5 1/2 Bailey Jumbo Jack A lovely untouched Stanley from the 1930s with the scarce patent number logo, which bears the patent number for the kidney shaped lever cap. This plane was made after the blade width went to 2 3/8". Finding pre-war 5 1/2's with the wider blade is hard. This one has great wood, with all of the lacquer on the wood, greast bright clean japanning, and a nice light patina on the bear metal. The only thing that somebody might criticize is that when the machined the casting, they made the left side thicker than the right. That wouldn't bother me. This plane is a gem. Fine $199


Number 101 1/2 Bullnose Block Plane Number 101 1/2 Bullnose Block Plane Number 101 1/2 Bullnose Block Plane

ST160396 Number 101 1/2 Bullnose Block Plane A scarce Stanley 101 1/2 with the footbal shaped logo. This plane has been used and is probably missing more than half of its original japanning. The sides and sole have been cleaned a bit by a collector and lack patina. I have seen quite a few of these faked, but genuine ones like this really are hard to find. G+ $369



Number 3C Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160349 Number 3C Bailey Smoothing Plane A sweetheart Stanley 3C smoothing plane with a particulary attractive tote. The body of this plane has nice patina and good japanning. The lever cap and the blade have a bit of a dull surface, as if they were cleaned with a chemical that dulled them. Waxing them should help that, but I did drop the condition of the plane and the price down a notch to reflect this. A great pre-war Stanley for a user. G+ Sold


Number 9 1/2 Block Plane

ST160352 Number 9 1/2 Block Plane An as found Stanley block plane from the 1950s. A bit dark and with some missing finish, but certainly a good user that you can sharpen up and start using. G+ $49





Number 113 Compass Plane

ST160353 Number 113 Compass Plane An as found example of the early syle 113 with the side wheel adjuster. The nickel is gone on this plane and quite a bit of the japanning is as well, but it has a nice smooth sole and will make a great, as it clearly was for the original owner. G+ Sold




Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane

ST160360 Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane A very clean and crisp Stanley 5 from about 1950. It has rosewood front and rear. The blade has the original factory grind and has never been honed. I don't think that this plane was ever used, not even once. It has some light scattered staining, so I conservatively rated it G++ Sold




Number 18 Bevel Square

ST160365 Number 18 Bevel Square A nice clean example with light nickel wear and an 8" blade. A must own tool. G++ Sold






Number 29 Cornering Tool

ST16033 Number 29 Cornering Tool A nice as found example with a medium light patina. G++ Sold






Screwdriver

ST16038 Screwdriver A small screwdriver, measuring 6 3/4" overall. I would guess that it was made some time around 1900, give or take a bit. It has been cleaned by an old time collector, which includes hand polishing the ferule. G+ Sold




Number R900B Carpenters Square

ST160310 Number R900B Carpenters Square A nice clean US made Stanley square. It is blued with graduations offset in white. It is very clean but there are some scattered spots of light surface corrosion that forced me to put a negative on the rating. This is a quality square that will make a great user. Fine- Sold




Number 6C Fore Plane Number 6C Fore Plane Number 6C Fore Plane

ST160311 Number 6C Fore Plane A very clean Stanley 6C in the original box. This plane has the scarce 1930s logo blade with the patent number under the logo. The box has as sweetheart logo, which is consistent as they were using up the old boxes in the 30s when things were moving slowly. The plane has been used, but probably only a few times. The only criticism that I can make is that the glossy varnish on the wood has some scatteed nicks and scratches which would not even be noticed if the plane was not otherwise so good. Rates a strong G++ $199


Number 95 Edge Trimming Block Plane

ST160328 Number 95 Edge Trimming Block Plane A nice clean early example with some scattered japanning loss, but still retaining better than 90% of the japanning in bright glossy condition. G++ Sold





Number 5 1/2C Jumbo Jack Plane

ST160334 Number 5 1/2C Jumbo Jack Plane A nice as found sweetheart marked example with a near full original iron and nice light patina overall. There is a hard to expain notch in the front of the tote, that doesn't compromise its use. That is the only flaw worth mentioning. A nice example for a user or collector. G++ $169




Number 5C Bailey Jack Plane

ST160336 Number 5C Bailey Jack Plane A clean and little used Stanley sweetheart (1920s) 5C jack plane. There is a piece of wood chipped out of the handle spur. You can't feel this when you are gripping the plane to use, but it is unsightly. I lowered the condition and the price to reflect this one issue. The chip broke in an unusual way, that it will be very easy to fix. With a shoulder plane, you can square up the damaged area very easily, and then glue in an oversize piece that you will trim down. A great pre-War Stanley at an affordable price. G+ Sold



Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160341 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane A sweetheart marked Number 4 Stanley with a medium patina. There is some loss of japanning in the front and the finish on the tote has specs of paint and glue on it. A great user at a very reasonable price for a good pre-War Stanley G+ Sold




Ball Pein Hammer

ST160343 Ball Pein Hammer This hammer looks unused although the decal on the handle is deteriorated and almost gone. It is not marked but seems to be a 5 ounce head. I am not sure of the age, but it is US made and certainly not recent production. The decal looks like 1950s or 60s to me. Fine $39




Number 140 Skew Block and Rabbet Plane

ST160346 Number 140 Skew Block and Rabbet Plane An early example with the 1894 patent date on the side and the early blade logo. The nickel is all gone from the cap and the japanning that is left is very dull. The sides and sole are dark and look like they have been lightly hit with a wire wheel. A good user, but a rather dull looking example that a collector wouldn't want. Good Sold



Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160295 Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane This is a post-war Stanley 4C, but it is one was made just after the war and still has the lovely rosewood with a good clear finish, intead of that heavy opaque finish that was used later. It is in the original box and shows very little wear. Like most of these hardly used planes, the one time it was used was by somebody who didn't know what he was doing, so the iron needs to be reground and honed. Otherwise is is about a new plane. They don't come any better. The box asn one torn out corner on the top and on the bottom but is a good clean box. Fine Sold


Number 18 Bevel

ST1602103 Number 18 Bevel A bright and shiny example. A former owner stamped his name on the body, McIntyre. This was no favor, but it is otherwise a really nice example. The blade measures 9 1/2" Fine- Sold





Number 5 1/4 Junior Jack Plane

ST1602112 Number 5 1/4 Junior Jack Plane A 1930s Stanley 5 1/4 in the original box. The box has two torn out corners but is a decent looking box. The plane is very clean with great wood and about 98% japanning. There are a few minor marks on the sole or I would have gone one notch higher on the condition. G++ $169




Small Clamp on Vise

ST1602115 Small Clamp on Vise I don't see a number marked on this vise, but I think that it is a model 707. It is dirty but should clean up nicely with its two tone paint scheme. The jaws are 1 5/8" wide. G+ Sold





Number 7C Bailey Jointer Number 7C Bailey Jointer

ST1602117 Number 7C Bailey Jointer A nice as found Stanley 7 of about 1900. The wood on this plane is particularly nice, with a striking figure to the early style wide base tote. The iron body has a pleasing light patina. The japanning on this plane is peeling in spots and is not very good, otherwise the plane would have rated better than G+ $169



Number 2 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 2 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST1602120 Number 2 Bailey Smoothing Plane A lovely collector's grade plane with a pleasing medium patina, good japanning, and nice wood. It has the blade logo used around 1910. A nice honest example. G++ Sold





Number 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane

ST160252 Number 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane A nice as found example that will make a great user. The japanning is mostly worn off of the lever cap where one's hand would go and it has patined on the bare metal. A nicer uer plane from the 1950s. G+ Sold




Number 49 Bit Gauge

ST160254 Number 49 Bit Gauge An apparently unused example in the original box. The bot has the textured surface of the 1950s although the label is clearly a left over pre-War label. The original price of $1 is written on the bottom. Fine $43




Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane

ST160261 Number 45 Combination Plane A nice clean sweetheart marked 45 in the original box. The plane has some nickel loss, but still retains about 95% of the nickel and is an attractive plane. The box is tatty and has had clear tape applied to the corners. The handle on 45 planes is pinned to the iron body at the top and the bottom. More often than not, ths caused a check to open up at either the top or the bottom pin. Wen it is dry, as it is now, that check can be obvious. This plane has that check. It is nothing to worry about, but it is the only thing about the plane that I can imagine somebody commenting on. It is a great user, in great condition, for a reasonable price. G++ Sold


Number 146 3/8" Tongue & Groove Plane

ST160240 Number 146 3/8" Tongue & Groove Plane This example of the most scarce size Stanley T&G plane is missing quite a bit of nicke and is somewhat dark overall. Not really a collector's grade tool but a good user for which you won't have to pay a collector's price. G+ Sold




Number 78 Moving Fillester

ST160272 Number 78 Moving Fillester An dirty as found example that needs a good cleaning, this plane will make a great user. It has a full original iron. This is an older model with the gothic script on the side. It should clean up very nicely. I would use the maroon colored synthetic pads on the bare metal surfaces, but as always, don't over do it. G+ Sold



Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane

ST160276 Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane This is a filty example, but it really isn't in bad condition underneath and will clean up beautifully. The blade is an old replacment, marked "Huther Bros, Rochester, N.Y. 2. The sole has some kind of dried glue or something on it, but it is not heavily worn and will look great when you carefully scrape off the junk on it. Should easily clean to G+ Sold



Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane

ST160280 Number 45 Combination Plane A super clean Stanley 45 from the 1950s in the original box. The nickel on this plane shines like new and I could find no evidence of any nickel loss. The only thing that I could find were a few very small marks in the finish on the rosewood. It has the origal instructions, the original envelope with extra spurs, and the original screwdriver. The one bad thing is that a fool has stropped the top of each blade with a power strop. Not just the bevel, the entire top. These should be redone properly with oil stones before you use them. A few of the blades have tiny spot of rust, but nothing that won't come right off. The box is intact but is not nearly as nice as the plane. These fiew little things keep this plane from being another $100. It is that good. For the connoisseur. Fine $359


Number 66 Hand Beader

ST160283 Number 66 Hand Beader This Stanley 66 was found with just one blade in it, the router blade, and one fence, the straight fence. I have put with it a new set of blades. I don't have a curved fence for it. The tool has honest wear to the nickel but will make a great user for about half of what a clean one with the curved fence would bring. G+ Sold



Numnber 65 Low Angle Block Plane

ST160288 Number 65 Low Angle Block Plane A 1950s example in the original box. I can see from the blade that it was used, but never ground. I needs to be ground and honed as the blade has a dip in the center. This is common on block planes that were hardly used, as they owners probably didn't know how to sharpen them. The japanning is intact and the plane is quite crisp. The box is tatty bit intact. G++ Sold



Number 166 Improved Marking Gauge

ST16022 Number 166 Improved Marking Gauge An oval head rosewood marking gauge, with the patented brass piece on one side of the fence that allows the gauge to work on curves. This is an earlier model wthere the brass piece is cast, with the 1286 patent date cast in. The name Stanley is stamped in block letters into the head and the stem is marked marked, Patd August 5, 1873. It is not model marked, which is consistent fo these early examples. This one has had the brass lightly polished by a collector, a long time ago, and it has toned down again quite nicely. A good user or collector's piece, as this is a scarce gauge. G+ Sold


Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160211 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane A crisp and potentially unused Stanley #4 from the 1930s in the original box. The box still has a sweeheart label, which they used until they were gone. The blade has been honed, but still has the original factory grind. The box has three torn corners, but could be repaired to be a respectable box. You don't find the good pre-war planes that are this nice to often anymore. Fine Sold



Number 18 Bevel

ST160213 Number 18 Bevel A Stanley classic, the cast iron bevel with the locking screw at the bottom. A most own tool for every craftsperson. This is the 8" size and retains most of its original nickel. G++ Sold





Number 92 Rabbet Plane Number 92 Rabbet Plane

ST160222 Number 92 Rabbet Plane This is an older English made 92, probably from the 50s, with about 70-80% of the original blade remaining. The reason that it is so cheap is that the blade hold down clearly broke, as they do, and a replacement has been made. It will make a great user at less than half price. G+ Sold




Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane

ST160226 Number 45 Combination Plane This is a complete in the original box Stanley 45, expept that it is missing the front knob. So, if you can turn a knob, you can really save some money on this one. It is in the finger-jointed chestnut box. The lid has lost about 70% of its lip, which is typical. This plane has been used but cared for and is a good usable plane for a very gentle price. You can use it without the front knob, since you don't actually hold the knob, you put your thumb around it, but you would probably want to put something on the lug to make it comfortable. G+ Sold


Nuimber 4 Trammel Points

ST160228 Nuimber 4 Trammel Points A pristine pair of nickel plated Number 4 trammel points in the original box. Teh box has three torn out corners but is still a nice box. Connoisseur grade. Fine Sold





Number 9 1/4 Block Plane

ST160232 Number 9 1/4 Block Plane A very crisp example in the original 1960s box top with the original hang tag. The plane has that blue paint that was usedin the 1960s. The blade has never been ground, but it has been honed and used, and is really ready to be ground. There is some light staining on the bare metal surfaces, but this plane should clean to better than its current G++ Sold



Winterbottom Pat. Square

ST160234 Winterbottom Pat. Square A very clean and crisp 6" square with the Pat. 2-8-98 mark on the blade. The blade has some very light surface rust on the side that is marked (and pictures). The opposite sideis perfect. The wood still has the original laquer and the brass is crsip like new. A superb example. Fine- $59




Catalog:  Stanley Tools

ST160235 Catalog: Stanley Tools A 55 page pocket catalog, copywrite 1927. The cover is detached because the staples tore through, and a little soiled. The remainder is quite clean and still stapled securely. For 89 years old and meant to be a disposable item, it has done pretty well. G+ $39




Number 30 Angle Divider

ST160238 Number 30 Angle Divider A pristine and most likely unused example with all its original nickel, still bright and shiny like the day that it was made. Its surprising that it is not still in the original box. You won't find a better one. Fine+ Sold




Number 103 7 oz Claw Hammer

ST16029 Number 103 7 oz Claw Hammer A nice as found Stanley lightweight claw hammer (7 ounce head) with a original octagonal handle. G++ Sold






Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge

ST160167 Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge A particularly nice as found tool with only light wear to the nickel on the fence. Marked with the sweetheart logo and the gothic script on the body. Rates a strong G++ $75





Number 34 1/4VR

ST160182 Number 34 1/4VR A crisp clean 12" maple rule.Somebody has put some red paint on the brass tips at the ends and it has a hang hole. G++ Sold





Pocket Level

ST160186 Pocket Level This is the type of level that screws onto a square or straight edge to give you a level. It is 3 1/2" long. These were never marked but I believe that this is a Stanley. The brass face has been lightly polished. It is otherwise untuoched. An attractive tool that is both collectible and still very usable. G+ Sold



Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane

ST160187 Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane This is a very nice, clean and as found Stanley Jack plane of about 1910. It has all three patent dates on the bed. There is some white paint dripped onto the top of the tote and there is a chip in the base of the front knob. Both of which don't bother me, but kept the condition grading and price down. WIth nice patina, this is a great plane for the discerning user. G+ Sold



Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane

ST160193 Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane This is a nice as found Stanley 6 of about 1900. It has the older style tote that is a bit more flated out at the base. The tote was made from a particularly nice piece of Brazillian rosewood and has a nicer figure than most. The plane does need a light cleaning, but has a lovely medium dark patina and is a very attractive example. The blade has been ground with a curvature, which is appropriate for a fore plane, but there are two small nicks in the edge you will need to grind the bevel before you hone it. The japanning is more than half gone, and this is really what has held this plane down condition wise and price wise. It will make a great user for a veyr reasonable price. G+ $129


Number 113 Compass Plane Number 113 Compass Plane

ST1601100 Number 113 Compass Plane A somewhat dirty as found example from the first years of the 20th Century, but it will clean up veyr nicely. It has no serious rust and trhe sole still smooth and rust free. There is just a bit of scattered light surface rust in other places and quite a bit of the japanning and nickel are missing. The blade is near full and this plane has not been used much. To be clear, while this plane is not quite as clean as I like to sell, it is still a very good user example, not in any way defficient in that regard. G+ Sold


Number 5 1/2 Jack Plane

ST1601102 Number 5 1/2 Jack Plane A 1930s 5 1/2 in perfect as found condition in the original box. The box is awful but the plane is superb. The wood has great figure and retains all its original finish. The blade looks like it was honed, but still has the original factory grind. The plane really looks unused despite the blade being honed. This is as good as they get. For the connoisseur. Fine Sold



Number 93 Cabinetmaker

ST160143 Number 93 Cabinetmaker's Shoulder Plane This plane is in crisp as found conditon with a full original iron. I didn't rate it fine only because the nickel on the top surface is dull, although I am sure that it could be polished if you prefer bright nickel. English made and probably from the 60s or 70s. The old Sheffield plant is closed now. G++ Sold



Number 923 10" Swing Brace

ST160141 Number 923 10" Swing Brace An as found Stanley brace with rosewood handle and head. This brace is not worn or abused, but it looks like it was in a tool box for years and has light tool box rash. Hence the low rating. It is a great user for a reasonable price. G+ Sold




Number 20 Victor Compass Plane

ST160149 Number 20 Victor Compass Plane A nice honest as found Stanley compass plane with the 1892 patent date logo on the blade. There is some nickel loss, mainly on the left side, and a few stains on the sole, but this is a great user example that is not priced like a prstine example. G+ $179




Number 148 Match Plane

ST160110 Number 148 Match Plane A sweetheart marked example that is as found, and needs a light cleaning, but retains about all of the nicek and was clearly not used more than a few times. It comes with the original box, but the box is a wreck and I put no value on the box. A superb example Fine- $125




Number 12 1/2 Rosewood Soled Scraper Number 12 1/2 Rosewood Soled Scraper

ST160117 Number 12 1/2 Rosewood Soled Scraper This is my favorite Stanley scraper, the 12 1/2. THis one has about the nicest handle that I have seen, with striking Brazilian rosewood and nice original finish. This plane is crisp and untouched, but it is not priced much higher for three reasons. The Stanley marked blade is newer than the plane, there is a hang hole drilled through the plane and the sole, and sole has paint on it as well as two cracks. For a user, none of this matters, and it is a very attractive example. The sole just needs cleaning and it is ready tu go once you sharpen the blade. A real bargain for a user. G+ Sold


Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160121 Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane A sweetheart marked Stanley 4 (1920s) will a full original iron. The plane appears to have been lightly cleaned with a wire wheel overall. As a user it is fine, but this practice is not a desirable one. The plane has a medium-light color, but ithe bare surfaces have that lightly frosted texture that the wire wheel leaves. Thus this one is a bargain for somebody who wants a good pre-War Stanley to use. The wood is good but the finish is a bit cloudy from age on the tote, and there is a sliver missing from the upper right edge. G+ Sold


Number 7 Bailey Jointer

ST160130 Number 7 Bailey Jointer A clean and attractive sweetheart marked Stanley jointer. Nicely cleaned by a collector, this one only needs to be sharpened. It retains about 85% of the original iron and about 90% of the japanning. The bare metal surfaces have a pleasing light patina. Rates a strong G+ Sold




Number 147 5/8" Match Plane

ST151228 Number 147 5/8" Match Plane An as found exmaple from the 1920s, with the sweetheart logo on the blade. This plane looks unused to me. Neither blade has ever been honed and there is no wear on the fences. The nickel is about 90%. The plane needs a cleaning. The blades have light oxidation overall. There are a few spots on the body where the nickel was thin and there is light oxidation. This will all clean nicely and the plane should clean to at least G++ Sold


Number 923 8" Brace

MI151210 Number 923 8" Brace A clean and well cared for example with genuine rosewood. It is not a bright example, but rather has a pleasing mellow patina, which I personally prefer. A first quality brace that every show needs. G++ Sold




Number 60 1/2 Mitre Box

ST15121 Number 60 1/2 Mitre Box A fantastic medium sized Stanley mitre box from the 1920s with the sweetheart logo. The original saw also has the sweetheart logo and was made by E.C. Atkins for Stanley. It is a 20" by 4" saw ,as described on the box plate. This saw is as found but really in wonderful untouched condition. Even the original wooden stop is in exceptional condition with original finish and just the hint of one saw cut on it. The saw has the original bluing on the back and the blade is mostly bright, with just some very minimal light scatterd staining and a clear etch. If you want a high-grade cast-iron American mitre box that more of a medium size than a real big one, this is perfect. I don't think that you will find a nicer one. G++ Sold


Number 98 & 99 Side Rabbets Number 98 & 99 Side Rabbets

ST151160 Number 98 & 99 Side Rabbets A matched pair of Stanley side rabbets. Neither one has a logo on the blade, which I have seen before, but makes it harder to date them. They are of course pre-depth stop models. The 99 is much cleaner. The 98 has dried glue in some of the recesses, including around the screw head that allows you to remove the nose. I have never personally wanted to remove the nose, but if you do you will have to clear out the screw slot first. A nice working pair that come with an owner made mahogany box. G+ Sold


Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane

ST151110 Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane This is a particuarly nice Stanley #7 jointer of about 1900. The metal work is untouched with a lovely even patina and a full original iron with the 1892 pat. date logo. The wood is great too. There is a "5" stampled onto the tote and knob. I don't know the significance of this. I would have rated this tool one grade higher, but I think that a collector has "enhanced" the japanning a bit. It is very well done and I am not even sure. This is a real gem for the connoisseur woodworker. G++ Sold


Number 278 Combination Fillester and Bullnose

ST151114 Number 278 Combination Fillester and Bullnose This scarce Stanley plane retains about 20% of the original japaning but is in nice original condition. It has been cleaned by a collector. This is an early example with the 1916 patent date on the blade. A good honest example for a reasonable price. G+ $265




Number 18 Bevel Gauge

ST151052 Number 18 Bevel Gauge An 8" example that is is not as clean as we like to sell. Most of the nickel is gone and the surface is dark. A great user example for a modest price. Good Sold





Number 444 Original Wooden Box

ST15101 Number 444 Original Wooden Box This is an original finger jointed chestnut box that a Stanley 444 dovetail plane came in. The box has about 75% of the original label remaning. The lid is missing, but John Porrit could make you one that looked great. This is a real opportunity for a collector with a nice 444 that doesn't have its original box. As found by one of our pickers in an estate sale in New York state. G+ Sold



Number 92 Butt and Rabbet Gauge

ST151015 Number 92 Butt and Rabbet Gauge A sweetheart marked example with a nickel plated outer body. Oddly, the mark seems to have been lightly struck upside down, and then restruck more decisively right side up.. The brass has been polished by a collector and the wood has tool box rash, which is the rational for the grading. The cutters are not worn, so it will make a good user. G+ Sold



Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane

ST1509102 Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane This is a crisp and little used example with a full sweetheart mared blade. I see a dozen or more 12s for every 12 1/2, and then the ones that I do see usually have worn soles. This plane looks like it just sat on the shelf for a long time and was rarely used. The sole has a few surface scratches, but it is full original thickness. It could use a light cleaning, but before cleaning it still rates G++ Sold


Number 20 Victor Compass Plane

ST150910 Number 20 Victor Compass Plane A japanned version of Stanley's classic compass plane. This plane has clean bare metal surfaces, and has probably seen very little use, but the japanning has significant tool box wear and is around 85%. A great user example for a reasonable price. G+ $175




Number 6C Stanley Fore Plane

ST150849 Number 6C Stanley Fore Plane A nicer user Stanley corrugaged fore plane from the teens. It has the three patent dates on the bed. which retains about 98% of its original japanning in nice condition. The bare metal surfaces have a pleasing medium patina. This would be a more expensive plane but for two things. The rear tote has much tool box rash on it than it should for this plane, and was clearly taken from another plane. Also, the blade and cap iron have almost no patina, and are probably new old stock. The iron has the logo that was used before the V trademark, but I would think that this plane had a V trademark iron when new. So, these two minor things, which would bother a collector, make it a very affordable user for a plane in this nice condition. G+ $145


Number 12 Scraper

ST150870 Number 12 Scraper A good honest as found example. The blade is unmarked and is worn down a bit but has plenty of life left in it. Needs a good cleaning but will be a great user. Should clean to at least G+ $89





Number 90 Cabinetmaker

ST150872 Number 90 Cabinetmaker's Bullnose A nice as found plane that retains about 95% of the oginal nickel, but there is old dried grease, or something, discoloring it a bit. It retains about 25% of the original sweetheart marked iron. When the mark was struck on the iron it bounced so it has a double strike, which a collector might not like. A great user tool. G+ $79



Number 68 Coachmaker

ST150876 Number 68 Coachmaker's Rabbet Shave A run of the mill as found example that retains about 30% of its original japanning. Priced to suit a user's budget for a tool that can bring much more in collector's condition. G+ Sold





Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane

ST150880 Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane This is a later example of the earlier style, with the semi-circular cut-out on top. It looks to me like the blades are the original length and the nickel is about 99%. A particularly nice example of a very useful tool. Fine Sold




Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane

150713 Number 55 Combination Plane This is a Stanley 55 of about 1900 in the original chestnut box. It does not have the screwdriver or the instructions, but it is otherwise complete. The blades boxes are all nice and the blade show litte use. The plane needs a light cleaning, but shows evidence of only very light use. The lid is glued and is missing part of its tongue (they always are) and the center rail has a patch of light surface rust on it, That is the only negatives I can say about this tool. Otherwise I think that it should clean to better than G+ Sold


Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane

150717 Number 55 Combination Plane A 1950s period Stanley 55 that is complete in the original box. The plane is pristine, a real gem. The little tag that states "The two holes in this gauge are..." is still attached to the depth stop, so I finally understand what this tag meant. I have seen these tags loose in the box many times and I never realized what they were talking about. It makes total sense now. The blades have had the ends of them buffed, probably with a buffing mop, but somebody who thought that he was honing them. They are usable as is, but I would touch up any blade that I was going to use with a proper Arkansas or similar slip stone. The box is coming apart and has the outer paper coming undone. If you want to save teh box, it will take some work. Other than the box, and the blades being buffed, I rate this plane a strong Fine $675


Number 100 1/2 Patternmaker

ST150831 Number 100 1/2 Patternmaker's Block Plane A crisp example with very nice japanning. The bare metal surfaces have some very light oxidation, that should clean nicely but will leave light staining. Still a superior example. G++ Sold





Number 200 Honing Guide

ST150843 Number 200 Honing Guide The classic Stanley honing guide. It is missing most of its nickel, but is otherwise a good example and will make a good user. It only has one thumbscrew to hold the blade to be honed. I think that these came with two. Priced to sell. Good Sold




Number 98/99 Side Rabbets

ST150844 Number 98/99 Side Rabbets This pair of Stanley side rabbets is the style with the depth stops. The 99 is superb, with 99% original nickel. The blade has the V trademark. The 99 shows more wear, which is typical. It has a sweetheart marked iron, which made be a replacement, or it may mean that these are not an original pair. I suspect that they are and that the blade was replaced in the original period of use. It has more like 93% original nickel. G+ & Fine Sold


Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane

ST15073 Number 55 Combination Plane This Stanley 55 is from the 1910s and is the version that has serrated sides on the nickers, so the nickers can be lowered one serration at a time. It is in the tall cardboard box. The nickel is nearly complete rating conservatively at 98%. As is common, the finish on the handle deteriorating a bit. The blades boxes are all very clean with nice labels. Most of the blades look unused. There is is a nick in the edge of one of the fluting blades, not from use but from being dropped. This needs to be polished out if you want to use it. The box has a few minor stains, but is quite good and is not torn out. The instructions are reprints and the screwdriver is gone, but this is still an example worthy of a serious collector or a discerning user. Fine- $750


Number 6C Bailey Fore Plane

ST150733 Number 6C Bailey Fore Plane This is a 1950s Stanley 6C that has rosewood front and rear. The body has been cleaned and thus has a somewhat uneven patina. I would probably go ahead and clean it a bit more to even out the patina and let it repatinated naturally. A great user plane that has a full original iron and is priced right. G+ Sold



Number 21 12 in. combination Square

ST150647 Number 21 12 in. combination Square A nice as found example from the 1930s. It has a few scattered stains but it should clean to about Fine- $55






Number 113 Compass Plane

ST150628 Number 113 Compass Plane A nice as found example. There is some old dried grease, or perhaps it is sap, on the sole, but the sole is rust free and will be nice and bright when this is cleaned off with some kind of solvent. The rest of the plane has a nice patina. The handle shows significant wear to the japanning, but elsewhere it is pretty good. Overall this is a really nice example of the early sidewheel adjuster style 113 that is not priced like a pristine example. G+ $179


Everlasting Chisel Set

ST150588 Everlasting Chisel Set This is an original matched set of Everlast chisels. I am not sure what number they are, but they are not the common butt chisel size, and are more of a standard length. The sizes are 1/8", 3/8", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", & 2". They ranged in length from 9 3/4" for the 1/8" to 10 1/4" for the 2" size. The edges on these chisels are all abused and every one needs to be reground and sharpened. These came to us from a picker who bought them at an estate sale in Syracuse NY and they have never been in the hands of a collector. The handles all have a nice even patina. G+ Sold


Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST150526 Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane A little used 1950s Stanley corrugated smoothing plane in the original box. Like most homeowner planes, the edge looks like it was never honed, but it was used and there is a nick in the edge. If you don't own a grinder, it is not so bad that you can't hone it out. The plane has very light surface oxidation overall but should easily clean to at least G++ Sold



Number 110 Block Plane

ST150540 Number 110 Block Plane A barely used Stanley 110 from the 1950s. the original box is falling apart and is pretty much worthless. The plane is untouched and very clean. The blade has never been sharpened, but clearly has been used, but very little. Fine Sold




Number 92 Butt & Rabbet Gauge

ST150543 Number 92 Butt & Rabbet Gauge This is a very early example of this tool, and is marked "STANLEY, Pat Pen'g". There is an old chip out of the head near the thumbscrew. Otherwise it is in nice as found condition. G+ $85





Number 113 Iron Circular Plane

ST150552 Number 113 Iron Circular Plane A barly used example in the original box. I call this a compass plane, but the label on the box calls it an "Iron Circular Plane". The plane has some patches of very light surface oxidation from poor storage. This will clean right off, but will probably leave some staining behind. It is a sweetheart marked example. This is a tool that I don't see in the box too often. The box shows wear and all four corners have been torn out. Three corners have been taped with brown paper tape but it has torn out again in one and the other was never taped. G++ $275


No. 30A Yankee Spiral Ratchet Screw Driver

ST150557 No. 30A Yankee Spiral Ratchet Screw Driver An apparenly unused example in the original box with the three original bits in an envelope. This is as good as it gets. The box is also bright and nice. Fine+ $65





Yankee No. 31A Sprital Ratchet Screw Driver

ST150466 Yankee No. 31A Sprital Ratchet Screw Driver A large Yankee screwdriver in the original box with the original three bits. The top is the metal reinforced version but the bottom has been taped at the corners. A nice lean tool that has seen very little use. G++ $55




Number 81 Scraper Plane

ST150460 Number 81 Scraper Plane A nice as found example with 95% plus of the original nickel remaining and a good rosewood sole. The blade has the etching of a Disston number 7 saw right in the middle of it, clearly having been carefully made from an old Disston saw. I am sure that this blade will work great, but we do sell replacement blades for this tool made by Ron Hock. One of my personal favorite Stanley designs. G+ $75



Number 25 8 Inch Bevel

MI160251 Number 25 8 Inch Bevel An unmarked, but definitely Stanley made, bevel square. The rosewood and brass have been polished and their is scatterd light pitting on the blade, which still retains much of its bluing. A nice user grade tool. Free to the first person who orders it and spends more than $200 on Stanley items. Good Sold




Number 9 1/4 Block Plane

ST150339 Number 9 1/4 Block Plane A crisp, used once, 1960s example in the origina box. I say with confidence, used once, because the blade has the original factory grind and has never been honed, but there is a shallow chip in the edge. This is the hallmark of a homeowner buying the plane and using it once. There is a price sticker still on the lever cap of $4.19 from S. Klein hardware. Needs a light dusting but could pass for new except for the cutting edge chip. The box has some wear but is still G++ except for an oil stain on the top of the lid. Fine Sold


Number 59-200 1 1/4 pound Hatchet

ST150365 Number 59-200 1 1/4 pound Hatchet This hatchet has a worn sticker on it that reads "Jobmaster Axe" One can also make out "Made in USA" on the worn sticker. I would call this a hatchet but you could call it a hand axe. It is marked on the handle 1 1/4 pound, which seems to be the head weight. It is as found and not all that old. I would guess 1970s but you might know better. Certainly a good user that is still US made, i.e. quality. G++ $49


Book:  Boxwood & Ivory - Stanley Traditional Rules 1855...

ST150250 Book: Boxwood & Ivory - Stanley Traditional Rules 1855... The seminal work on the rule of the Stanley Rule and Level Company, wirtten by Philip Stanley and published in 1984. Printed in the US. 188 pages and hardboard. This is a new copy and even the dust jacket is still pristine. New $99




Pocket Level

ST160547 Pocket Level A small pocket level that screws onto a straight edge. The brass face is dark and corroded. Needs a thorough cleaning. Free to the first person who orders it and spends $100 on Stanley tools. Good Sold





Number 12 Square

ST150263 Number 12 Square A 6" type 1 try square that has been nicely cleaned by a collector and retains about 90%+ of the original japanning. It is marked with the patent date but not marked Stanley, as is typical. There is a small kink in the lower edge of the blade around an inch out from the stock. It is usable as is but could probably be hammered out pretty easily. This early model is quite scarce in my experience. G+ $38


Number 220 Block Plane

ST150266 Number 220 Block Plane This is a 1950s plane in the box. The box is really shot. The plane has some white paint spattered on the cap, but if you can pick this off, the plane will rate fine. The blade has never been honed, but has nicks on the edge, the classic sign of a homeowner owned plane. It was probably used once. It just needs that blade to be reground. G++ Sold



Catalog Reprint:  Stanley Tools Catalogue Number 120

ST131214 Catalog Reprint: Stanley Tools Catalogue Number 120 A pristine copy of the hardbound catalog reprint of the Stanley Sweetheart catalog from 1923. Produced by my friend Roger Smith, this is the single best Stanley catalog reprint ever done. Pristine condition. Fine+ $20




Number 65 Chamfer Shave

ST150227 Number 65 Chamfer Shave A nice as found example of the earliest style Stanley chamfer shave. The blade has the Stanley Rule & Level with the patent date in a circle, which is the first style marking for this tool and is nice to find. This tool is from Tom Lamond's personal collection. Tom was the leading authority on American spokeshaves and wrote the definitive reference on the subject. Nice smooth patina on the bare metal surfaces, like a sophisticated collector likes to see. G++ $145


Number 12 Scraper Number 12 Scraper

ST150132 Number 12 Scraper This is an as found #12 that has a nice medium patina on the bare metal surfaces. You could clean it lightly but I really would not do much. Somebody has filed the Roman numberal 9 into one side. It will make a great user and we are selling it with a new Hock blade from our stock. G+ $99




Number 29 Pre-Lateral Fore Plane

ST141268 Number 29 Pre-Lateral Fore Plane A 20" wood-bodied fore plane. I generally don't bother with the type studies of Stanley planes, but this one was early enough that I was intrigued. Anyway, according to the type study in PTAMPIA V1, this is a type 4 plane. This is from the early days of Stanley's plane making business. The plane is in untouched condition, with a near full iron and a sole that is not all worn out. There are scratched in the sole from misuse, but finding an untouched Stanely wood-bodied plane of this vintage is quite unusual. It is pretty dirty now but it should clean up to at least G+ Sold


Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane

ST141274 Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane A sweetheart marked number 79 with about half the nickel gone. It looks like the nicke has been peeling rather than wearing off and the blades look to be about full original length. A great user grade example from the 1920s. G+ Sold




Number 3 Trammel Points

ST141215 Number 3 Trammel Points A crisp pair of Stanley Trammels on the original beam. There is some very minor surface rust on one of the points, which is why I gave it the minus. They are probably unused with the original factory grind on the points. Fine- $149




Traut

ST141142 Traut's 1871 Patent Bevel A 10" cast iron bevel with walnut panels. Not marked but made by Stanley and quite scarce. Its been cleaned up by a collector, but not a bad job. It is not a pristine tool and it looks very good now for the condition that it is in, which is about average. I have seen these sell for up to $400 but our consignor told me to get it sold. G+ $195



No. 15-276 Keyhole Saw

ST16025 No. 15-276 Keyhole Saw This is a relatively modern tool, Made in USA, with a cast zinc handle. probably from the 60s or 70s. Free to the first person who orders it and spends more than $100 on old tools. G++ Sold





Number 116 Mitre Box

ST14105 Number 116 Mitre Box A barely used, if at all, example, in the original box from the 1950s. There are nicks in the paint on the wood, but from the parts moving around in the box, not from use. Still has the original instructions in the box. The box is taped and is a bit tatty. Fine- $50




Coping Saw

ST160450 Coping Saw A relatively modern Stanley coping saw in about new condition. Free to the first person who orders it and spends more than $100 on Stanley tools. Fine+ Sold





Number 45 Combination Plane

ST140922 Number 45 Combination Plane This is a remarkably complete 45 in the original box. These planes were original shipped with two pieces of wood, which held the plane in position in the box. This plane has both of those pieces, which are very scarce. It also has the original instructions, screwdriver, and the envelope with extra spurs. The worst news is that there is some light wear on the fence, including a sliver missing on the upper edge which kept me from going to a Fine- rating. The plane was clearly used, but carefully. The box is well work and pretty tatty. I would have priced it higher but for the state of the box. G++ $339


Number 85 Scraper Plane Number 85 Scraper Plane

140936 Number 85 Scraper Plane A nice example that needs only a light cleaning. The hold down screw is sweetheart marked. There is a split in the hande at the front of the base, that is tight and is not an issue. Otherwise without complaint and a lovely example that should clean to better than G+ $585




Number 24 Shelley Pat. Square

ST140663 Number 24 Shelley's Pat. Square This is an early example of the square and bevel combination square and is marked "Stanley Rule & Level Co., Pat. April 5, 1864". As found condition with a dark patina on the blade. The mark was never strong and is hard to read. The brass thumbscrew wings are bent a little from being overtightened. The square is 6" by 9". This is not a pristine tool but is a nice example that you could use or collect. G+ $119


Number 90 Bullnose Plane

ST140138 Number 90 Bullnose Plane A nice as found example with better than 95% of the original nickel remaining. The blade is about 80% or better remaining. A good US made example, probably from the 1950s. Could use some light cleaning. G+ $95




Number 81 Scraper

ST131222 Number 81 Scraper A classic Stanley rosewood soled scraper. Retains about 85% of the original nickel. The blade is a period replacement, marked E. C. Atkins, Silver Steel. These are very useful tools. G+ $65





Yankee Ratchet 30A

ST130871 Yankee Ratchet 30A A very clean example in the original box with the original bit envelope, with the three bits. The label says that North Brothers is a division of Stanley Tools. The box is only about Good or maybe G+, but the tool is Fine- $59




Number 60 Spokeshave Number 60 Spokeshave

ST13085 Number 60 Spokeshave This is an early example of the famous Stanley double spokesave. It is not marked Stanley, only "Patent, June 19, 1866. It is as found and retains about 1/2 of the original finish. There is a crack, that I can't explain, on the sole. It doesn't impact its use in any way. I will point it out in a photo since it is hard to describe. Good Sold



Number 90 Bullnose Plane

ST130352 Number 90 Bullnose Plane A V-trademark (1910s) example with about 90% or what is probably the original blade. A good sound plane, but the nickel is coming off. It looks like the nickel didn't adhere well when it was made and has more peeled off than worn off. It has about 40-50% of the original nickel left, but it is blotchy and would not appeal to a collector. Thus the user price for an early US made example of this most desirable of Stanley planes. G+ $85


Blades for Number 1 Plane in Box

ST130368 Blades for Number 1 Plane in Box A box of 3 new old stock blades in the original box. The box once held 6 blades according to the label. It is a steel reinforced corner box and the blades have the later Stanley logo. I am not sure when the are from but probably the 1940s or 50s. Untouched condition with some old dry grease on the blades, which would likely pass for mint if this grease is cleaned off. The box shows wear and rates G+. Fine $165




Antique Stanley Tool Antique Stanley Tool

ST90520 Stanley Tools 1927 S50 Catalog This is a small 55 page booklet style catalog. I am not an expert on these but I don't recall seeing this one before. It is marked on the back "Copyright 1927 S50" and has the sweetheart logo. The original owner put his name and the date on the cover with a pencil. Nice original condition. Fine- $49



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