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Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST180325 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane A 1920s sweetheart 4 with particularly striking wood. The knob and the tote has striking black grain in the rosewood. The tote has most of the original decal. The sweetheart iron is near full. The japanning is about 98% or better. The bare metal surfaces have been nicely cleaned. There are patches of light pitting on the left side were it was touching a box. The sole has some light scratches that are typical of lightly used planes, usually only used once or twice to plane a door. Overall this is a very nice plane with exceptional wood. It is so close to rating higher but those marks on the left side tip the scale. G+ SOLD

Number 386 Jointer Fence

ST180330 Number 386 Jointer Fence The classic Stanley jointer fence and one of my personal favorite Stanely tools Either for planing a square edge or a bevel, this tool really helps you to get it right. There are a few small marks on the nickel that kept it from a straight fine. It has a rosewood fence attached. I have never used one with an added fence, but I left it on since it seems like a good idea and the tool was made to take an added fence. Fine- SOLD!

Number 72 Double Marking Gauge

ST180332 Number 72 Double Marking Gauge A very clean twin stem Stanley beech marking gauge. The pins are as tall as new and the fence shows just minor wear. There is a small hang hole drilled in the rear. A nice clean example. G++ $59

Number 42X Saw Set

ST180334 Number 42X Saw Set This is the one that everybody wants, the 42X. This is the one that locks on to the blade before the anvil moves, so it doesnt' slip. This tool has been repainted. It looks like the tip of the front handle has been broken off and welded back, thus necessitating painting it. You can see this in the photo. It doesn't impact its functionality in any way, but I made it a real bargain for a 42X. G+ SOLD!

Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane

ST180345 Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane A 1950s Stanley that is probably unused in the original box. The plane has some darkeing on the sides from laying on the cardboard, but it is not rusty. It could use wiping off with wax but that is it. You are essentially getting a new plane. Just grind a curve on the blade and you are ready to go with a plane that will have a better blade than a new knock off and cost a fraction of the money. The box shows shelf wear. Fine- SOLD!

Number 5 1/2 Bailey Jack Plane

ST180348 Number 5 1/2 Bailey Jack Plane A beautiful untouched Stanley 5 1/2 from the 1930s. It has the somewhat scarce blade logo with the patent number under Made in USA. I hardly ever seen this logo. The box logo has a sweetheart label, but the label is about half gone. Great plane, not a great box. The only criticism that I can make of this plane is that there is some minor deterioration starting in the finish on the front knob. Really a gem for the coinnoisseur. Fine SOLD!

Number 80M Ram

ST18035 Number 80M Ram's Horn Scraper A probably unused example in the original 1950s box with the red label that was used for the malleable iron version. The idea is that this one won't break like the standard cast iron version, but I don't recommend testing that. It could use a very light cleaning but it is outstanding. The box has some staining on the top but is intact and contains the original sharpening instruction sheet. Fine SOLD

Number 62 1/2 Four-Fold Rule Number 62 1/2 Four-Fold Rule

ST180310 Number 62 1/2 Four-Fold Rule A four-fold 24" brass-bound boxwood carpenter's rule. The 62 is the common rule. The 1/2 version is the same except that it is more narrow. I don't recall seeing one before. This one is used but well cared for with an even light boxwood patina. G+ $75

Number 20 Victor Compass Plane Number 20 Victor Compass Plane

ST180255 Number 20 Victor Compass Plane An honest as found Stanley Victor compass plane that has quite a bit of nickel loss, from peeling, which is holding down the condition and the price. The blade is near full original length. The sole has a dark patina but no rust. If you've been wariing for a good user, this is a great choice, since it isn't heavily used, but doesn't have that bright clean look that collectors want. G+ SOLD

Number 12 Scraper Plane Number 12 Scraper Plane

ST180226 Number 12 Scraper Plane A filthy as found example. It appears to be the original blade although like many it is not signed. These are my favorite scrapers to use. The japanning isn't bad but the bare metal surfaces are very dark. Not pitted, just dark, and it should clean nicely to at least G+ $69

Number 113 Compass Plane Number 113 Compass Plane

ST180228 Number 113 Compass Plane An early side-wheel adjustment model in as found condition, needing a light cleaning. There is some light pitting on the sole, towards one end, but it really isn't too bad. This plane will clean up nicely and is a bargain. G+ SOLD

Number 95 Block Plane

ST1801104 Number 95 Block Plane A nice clean as found example that still has the original factory grind on the blade. It has some very minor finish loss from storage or it would rate higher. The japanning is about 97-8%. G++ $115

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

ST180117 Number 45 Combination Plane A complete in the orginal box sweetheart example that even has the orginal instructions, screwdriver, and the stepped piece of pine that was to hold the plane in the box when it was new. The plane rates about 98%+ of the nickel. There is some box where to the labels on the blade boxes. These two things are why I gave it a - on the fine. The cardboard box is worn and only rates about G+, but everything else is great. Fine- $329

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 A5 Bailey Jack Plane Number A5 Bailey Jack Plane

ST171217 Number A5 Bailey Jack Plane A scarce Stanely aluminum jack plane. The body on this plane is much better than I normally see and is quite crisp. The wood is good as well. The lever cap has some peeling nickel and a tiny chip in the edge, as noted with the arrow. An idiot has wire brushed the top of the sweet heart blade. The front brass handle lug is also polished. If you are a serious collector, you can always swat the iron. What are people thinking when they do things like this? The important part, the body, is about as good as I have seen. The adjustment knob also retains its nickel plating. G+ $145

Number 67 Universal Shave

ST171015 Number 67 Universal Shave A very clean sweetheart marked example with particularly nice figure in the rosewood handles. This is the style with reverse threads on one side so that the handle doesn't work loose when you use it, as was the case on the early ones. In the original box that is in nice condition with normal wear but no blown out corners. Fine+ $195

Number 53 1/2 Architect Number 53 1/2 Architect

ST170921 Number 53 1/2 Architect's Rule A scarce Stanley boxwood architect's 4 fold 24" rule. It is as found and as expected it is much darker on the outside than the inside. It is a used but cared for rule, and not heavily used. There is still traces of lacquer on the brass on the inside. The first of this model that I have had. G+ $89

Number 39 Dado Plane Number 39 Dado Plane

ST170927 Number 39 Dado Plane A sweetheart marked 3/8" Stanley dado in nice as found condition, but missing the right side nicker and its screws and has does not have the proper thumbscrew holding the depth stop. If you feel like looking for them, or fabricating them, it is a bargain. It should clean to better than G++ $75

Cheese Board Cheese Board

MI170544 Cheese Board A commemorative cheese board made for the 150th anniversary of Stanley, 1843 - 1993. It is marked on the back as "Made by Stanley Tools Pittsfield VT Plant." Made from maple and very lightly used. Free to the first person who orders it and spends $150 on old tools. G++ $0

Number 20 Compass Plane

ST170473 Number 20 Compass Plane A V trademark example from the 1910s. It has a good deal of honest nickel loss on both sides but is a nice honest example for a user. G+ $159

#102 Block Plane

ST170450 #102 Block Plane A very clean as found exmaple from the 1930s - 50s. Fine- $35

Number 38 Pocket Level

ST170427 Number 38 Pocket Level A bright orange Stanley cast iron 6" level. These were used by to level oil burners in old oil burning heating apparatus such as a furnace. It would rate fine but the nickel plating is a bit freckled. G++ $35

Number 65 Boxwood Marking Gauge

ST170433 Number 65 Boxwood Marking Gauge A crisp and little used example of the postwar style 65 that has the triangular stem. For reasons that I can't explain, The head is currently reversed. A very clean example for a discerning user. Fine- $49

Number 95 Butt Gauge

ST170264 Number 95 Butt Gauge Judging from the complete lack of wear on the cutters on this tool, I don't think that it was ever used, but it has some nickel loss and some rust spots from poor storage. It is in the original box, which is in decent condition. There is rust on the tip of one of the slitters, but that will polish off and this will be a great user. G+ $49

Number 299 Trimming Knife

ST1610120 Number 299 Trimming Knife A Stanley box knife in the original box. The box lists a slew of uses, but opening boxes is actually not on the list. I can still hear blades in the handle. The box is from the 1950s and is in nice condition. The tool is painted red and the red has some light wear and the initials F J scratched in. G+ $45

Number 148 Match Plane

ST161071 Number 148 Match Plane A 7/8" Stanley going and coming tongue and groove plane. The nickel shows honest wear and is around 70%. The blade has the sweetheart logo. A very handy user tool. G+ $95

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 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 football 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+ $349

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 278 Combination Fillester and Bullnose

ST151114 Number 278 Combination Fillester and Bullnose This scarce Stanley plane retains about 20% of the original japanning 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+ $245

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+ $79

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++ $45

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, written by Philip Stanley and published in 1984. Printed in the US. 188 pages and hardcover. This is a new copy and even the dust jacket is still pristine. New $99


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+ $149

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+ $445

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 $125

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