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Leonard Bailey Victor Compass Plane Leonard Bailey Victor Compass Plane Leonard Bailey Victor Compass Plane Leonard Bailey Victor Compass Plane

ST210629 Leonard Bailey Victor Compass Plane A superb example of this iconic plane. Technically, this is not a Stanley plane, but this category made the most sense for it. The Bailey Compass plane is a trophy plane, like a Number 1. There is no point buying one if it is not really nice, so I only buy ones that I would personally love to display. This plane has a lovely patina and has just the look that I go for. It is every bit as good as the one in my own collection. The medallions retain at least 90% of the original nickel. Connoisseur grade. G++ Sold


Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST210632 Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane An English made Stanley 3 with stained hardwood handles. Probably 1960s vintage. It was sitting on a shelf and is dusty, but it should easily clean to at least. Fine- Sold





Number 18 10 inch Bevel Number 18 10 inch Bevel

ST210637 Number 18 10 inch Bevel A nice as found example in the large size, 10 inch. P.E. Taylor has put his name on the stock with an electric pencil. Retains most of the nickel and is a nice crisp example. G++ $44





Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST210640 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane A 1930s Stanley smoothing plane that has seen very little if any use, judging from the blade. The plane looks untouched, except for around the logo on the blade it looks like it was lightly touched by a wire wheel. There is a patch of surface rust on the sole that will clean off with my scraping technique, as explaned in the FAQs, and leave only a stain on the sole. This is a great pre-War Stanley to use that is still reasonably priced. Lately, Stanley bench planes have been going crazy in auctions. I saw one that was not as nice as this one bring $200 plus premium recently. G+ Sold


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

ST210644 Number 55 Combination Plane A very clean and barely used Stanley 55 that is complete in the original wooden box with hinged lid. This is the nicest box that the 55 ever came with. The plane is sweetheart marked. The original instruction booklet is copywrite 1937, which is about where I would date this plane. It also has the original Hurwood screwdriver and the envelope with spare spurs. Just as complete as when it left New Britain. For the connoisseur. Fine Sold


Number 605 Bedrock Jack Plane Number 605 Bedrock Jack Plane

ST210653 Number 605 Bedrock Jack Plane A late model Stanley Bedrock jack plane with the flat sides. This is probably an ex-school shop plane as the parts are not all matching. The lever cap is from a Bailey 5 and is in Fine+ condition. The front knob is also from a bit later plane. The rest of the plane looks right and it will make a great user for a modest price. The body and the blade looks like they were lightly touched with a wire wheel. G+ Sold


Set of 5 Gothic Bead blades for a 45/55 plane

ST210657 Set of 5 Gothic Bead blades for a 45/55 plane This is a set of 5 blades that somebody modified from bead blades to gothic bead blades. The sizes are 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 9/16", and 5/8". These were modified from original Stanley blades and I am guessing that it was done back when the plane was in its original period of use. These will be very handy for the right person. Fine Sold



Number 7 Bailey Jointer Number 7 Bailey Jointer Number 7 Bailey Jointer

ST210660 Number 7 Bailey Jointer A good honest example of a sweetheart marked Stanley jointer. I has about 85% of the original japanning remaining. The bare metal surfaces have a pleasing light patina. A great user and the way prices are going, a real bargain. G+ Sold




Number 53 1/2 Architects Rule Number 53 1/2 Architects Rule

ST210664 Number 53 1/2 Architects Rule A 4 fold 24" boxwood rule in as found condition and needing a light cleaning. It doesn't look like it was used much, but it was in the tray of a tool box and the outside has some marks and is a bit dirty. It should clean to at least G+ $75




Number 55 Chamfer Blades

ST210666 Number 55 Chamfer Blades A pair of chamfer blades for a Stanley 55 combination plane. I am not sure if these are original chamfer blades or if they were modified from other blades. Either way, they will make good users. Fine Sold





Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST21061 Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane An unused Stanley #3 smoothing plane from Stanley's Sheffield, England factory. I am not great on dating these but I think that it is 1960s or 70s. It is in the original box the label is gone from the box. The plane has surface rust spots on the side that was lying on the cardboard. The finish on hardwood has craquelure and is a bit deteriorated. I think that this is caused by the acid off-gassed by the cardboard. This is a hard plane to grade, because it is a new plane but it wasn't stored as well as it might have been. It will certainly make a great user and should clean to at least G++ $99


Number 624A Hand Drill Number 624A Hand Drill

ST210613 Number 624A Hand Drill A nice quality Stanley Hand drill of the size of a Millers Falls #2. Lightly used as found condition. There are no bits in the head. Fine- Sold





Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST210616 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane An unused Stanley #4 smoothing plane from Stanley's Sheffield, England factory. I am not great on dating these but I think that it is 1960s or 70s. The pamphlet in the box, on using a plane, has a 1954 issue date. The plane has some minor stains on the sides from touching the cardboard of the box. There is some craquelure on the tote, but overall the finish on hardwood is still pretty good on this one. Fine- $139


Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane

ST210623 Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane A late 1930s Stanley number 6 that is particularly heavy. If you like heavy planes, you will like this one, at nearly 6 1/2 pounds. The plane has a full original iron. The body has 98% of the original japanning and a medium patina on the sides. The bottom is cleaner. The rosewood is very nice. The blade, cap iron, and the lever cap all have a dull finish and may have been chemically cleaned. The plane is otherwised untouched, so that does seem a bit odd. A great user. G+ $179


Number 113 Compass Plane Number 113 Compass Plane

ST210464 Number 113 Compass Plane An early Stanley compass plane with the side wheel depth adjuster and the 1892 patent date logo on the blade. The plane has a pleasing dark patina overall, except for the sole which was protected and is mostly bright steel. More than half of the japanning remains. I hate to try and put a percentage on it, but I would guess about 60% remains. The former collector had labeled this a type 2. I did not bother to check. A nice honest example. G+ $149


Number 87 RUle Number 87 RUle

ST210450 Number 87 Rule A 12" four-fold rule, fully bound in German silver. The German silver is still crisp. The outside of the rule is just as white as the inside. The only small difference is that the markings are not as dark on the outside because the ink has worn a bit. This is not the best example that I have ever seen, but it is right up there with the nicer ones. Fine- $385



Number 18 Knuckle Joint Block Plane Number 18 Knuckle Joint Block Plane

ST210648 Number 18 Knuckle Joint Block Plane A V trademark example from an old workshop. It is dusty and needs a light cleaning. The sole is not as crisp as I would like and would benefit from being lapped. The lateral adjuster isn't working properly because the disk that engages the blade has fallen out. Still a very usable plane that will clean up nicely. Free to the first person who orders it and spends at least $350 on old tools. Good Sold



Number 61 Carpenter Number 61 Carpenter

ST210412 Number 61 Carpenter's Rule A crisp as found example of this Stanley 4-fold 24" boxwood rule. G++ $39






Number 68 Carpenter Number 68 Carpenter

ST210362 Number 68 Carpenter's Rule A four-fold 24" boxwood rule in crisp as found condition. It has the sweetheart logo from the 20s. The center joint is very tight. It works fine, but it really needs to have some penetrating oil soaked into it, as it should not be quite this tight. The boxwood is clean inside and out and clearly this rule was used very little. Fine- $36



Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge

ST210125 Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge A very clean and little used example. I would have rated it higher but for some nickel loss on the fence. G++ $59





Number 92 Gauge

ST201149 Number 92 Gauge A sweetheart marked example that sadly has been overpolished by somebody who saw brass and lost all self control. It is toning down now, but I hate overcleaned tools so much that I priced it cheap to get it out of my sight. It will make a great user. It looks like it has seen very little use and is actually still quite crisp. G+ $75



Number 62 Low Angle Jack Plane Blade

ST201081 Number 62 Low Angle Jack Plane Blade This is an original old stock blade for a Stanley 62. It does not appear to me that it was ever used. It has light surface oxidation, on the top side only, that was cleaned, so I didn't rate it higher. G++ Sold




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

ST201053 Number 53 1/2 Architect's Rule A crisp example that still retains much original lacquer on the brass. Not a common rule and this one has clearly not been used a whole lot. G++ $89





Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge

ST200643 Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge A very clean as found example with the early gothic style logo. G++ $59






Number 138 Level Sights

ST2004126 Number 138 Level Sights An apparently new set in the original box. The level sights are sweetheart marked. The box is post war, but clearly original. This was not a hot seller and they probably never changed the dies. They are mounted on the original piece of wood that came in the box. Fine $45




Number 65 Marking Gauge

ST20041 Number 65 Marking Gauge This is the later style with the triangular stock, but it is boxwood. The later examples were maple. This one has not seen a lot of use. A hang hole was drilled in the far end, and they let it tear out the wood on the back side of the hole. A great user example. G+ $39




Number 65 Marking Gauge

ST210642 Number 65 Marking Gauge A boxwood marking gauge with the sweetheart logo from the 1920s. It has been overcleaned a bit and the brass piece that goes under the thumbscrew to keep it from marking the shaft is missing. It is still a fine user tool and it is free to the first person who spends $150 on old tools and orders it. Good Sold



Number 7506 Tape Measure

ST200353 Number 7506 Tape Measure This is a scarce tape measure, and I can see why. It is not one of Stanley's more clever ideas. It is patented. The tape does not self retract, you have to push it back in. The last bit of it has bends in the tape where it was binding when pushing it back in. I put a few drops of machine oil into it and now it retracts much more freely. The exterior is in very clean condition. I didn't rate it higher because of the minor bends in the tape. G++ $25


Number 110 Block Plane

ST210429 Number 110 Block Plane A sweetheart marked example of this cheap but useful Stanley block plane. The front knob is a user made replacement that does not conform in shape to the original. The plane is in nice as found condition. Free to the first person who orders it and spends at least $160 on old tools. G+ Sold




Number 90 Marking Gauge Number 90 Marking Gauge

ST20035 Number 90 Marking Gauge A used but well cared for example. I think that the casting on this one is the first style that was used, but I don't claim to have studied these. The pin is very worn down. It still works but it is at the end of its useful life. This is of course easy to replace. G+ $36




Nicholson Patent Level Nicholson Patent Level Nicholson Patent Level

ST191086 Nicholson Patent Level A Wm. T. Nicholson patent cast-iron level that is also marked by Stanley, who bought out Nicholson and continued to offer the levels. I am not sure if Stanley conintued production or just sold off the stock. This level is 19 3/8" long and I believe that the May 1st, 1860 patent is for the slot on the bottom that allows you to read it when placed upside down. It has a lovely patina on the iron and on the brass trim. The japanning is worn, but certainly more than half remains. A nice honest example for a discerning collector or user. G+ $139


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Number 38 1/2 Pocket Level

ST19033 Number 38 1/2 Pocket Level A nice sweetheart marked example that has probably been very lightly cleaned by a collector. G+ $36






Number 10 or10 1/2 Blade

ST190316 Number 10 or 10 1/2 Blade This is an original iron for a Stanely rabbet plane like a 10, 10 1/4, or 10 1/2. It has just shy of 1/2" remaining and has the 1892 patent date logo. G+ $35





No. 90 Marking Gauge

ST181096 No. 90 Marking Gauge A very clean example in the later style without any decoration in the casting. Fine $39






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+ $39





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