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    Default Quick ! Quick, ya Stanley collecting freaks..a stanley # 1 !

    Wacko !....can finally complete that collection. Don't all rush at once ..
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/THE-LEGENDARY...QQcmdZViewItem

    But, you'll have to be reeeaaaaaallly goooooood with a welder to disquise its 'little' problems I reakon.... but, the seller seems to knows whats what, yes ?....he says

    FAULT WITH PART OF THE SIDE BEING MISSING SNAPPED OFF I AM TOLD THAT THESE CAN BE REPAIRED WITH NO TRACE OF EVER BEING DONE

    ....... oooooo, wish I was that clever with a welder(hang on, IS it possible to be that clever with a welder ? ). Whos bidding ?

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    Fair dinkum, Jake, always thinking of Number 1...


    Cheers..............Sean, who should be in bed already


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    Ok so I you made me look!

    Pity about the broken side dont you think?

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    Looks like its been in a fire:eek:. The guy must be the eternal optimist. I'd give him 50 bucks for it but I bet it goes for a couple hundred and ends up remade on eBay for 600.

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    G'day,

    Well it's currently at just over $51 a roonies. So for a #4 Clifton with both sholders missing, what do you think I could sell it for?

    But I'm keeping it lol, it's a nice smooth planer, so
    I make things, I just take a long time.

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    DOn't panic, It will still make several hundred sheckels.
    Boring signature time again!

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    Better to knock off the other side and re-sell it as an early experiment in factory modification for "reduced drag".
    Stanley No. 1 - wind tunnel tested and modified by Stanley for on the move aircraft repairs!
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    It's up to $100 with 5 days to run :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Ya gotta be shi**ing me don't ya :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
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    The prices of planes on eBay recently have been more than a tad inflated.

    It's a pity because the upward trend is affecting prices around the junk shops. I was looking idly at a very ordinary Bailey #4 recently in a local emporium. The price tag said $65. The proprietor, when I congratulated him on his sense of humour, told me that I wouldn't do better on eBay.

    We parted on acrimonious terms. Never mind, I didn't like him anyway!

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    I'd agree with you there Driver.
    I've been haunting the 2nd hand shops lately, and have not seen a bench plane under $60.
    I think a lot of the dealers are selling on ebay, can't blame them really.
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    I found a #6 Stanley the other day in fair to good condition, just needs a clean up and I got thet for $50.00.
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    but they put a smile on your face when you throw them down the stairs.

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    Default sume mothers do have them

    Its up to $310.13 gota be jokeing

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    Default Plane prices

    I can just see the buyer cutting the side out of daggy number 4 and welding it to this. Only a metallurgist will be able to tell it had been done. I reckon its worth buy at anything less then a grand! IMHO
    As for plane prices. It doesn't worry me because its the market at work. In years to come anyone able to work with hand tools will be able to command premium prices for their work because there will few who will have the skills, the time, or the patience.
    Cheers

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    G'day,

    At the current price, all I can says is fools are soon parted with their money. :confused:
    I make things, I just take a long time.

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    You guys really have to think outside the square.

    Assuming this is a genuine #1, and I have no reason to doubt it is not (but I would be asking all sorts of questions to be sure if I were to get involved), a complete version in good condition is worth a few thousand USD. Now suppose you had a decent #1 in your possession but the tote was bust, or someone had opened the mouth, or .... Where do you go for spares? If you replace the part incorrectly (wrong year, wrong Type) then you may as well not bother fixing it at all. After all this is a Collector plane, not for actual use. Everything has to be correct on it.

    So here is a chance to pick up a few spare parts quite cheaply, or turn that "cheaply" acquired #1 into a Big Buck number. Its a parts plane - I do not think that anyone is going to try and repair it - too hard, has no value if detected, too few specialists around who could even attempt this type of repair (no, we are NOT talking about brazing or silver soldering - we are talking about matching the colour for INVISIBLE welding).

    Incidentally, the last price I saw was $300+!!

    Now about those common Stanley planes in the junk shop. There is no such thing as a standard Stanley handplane - unless it is UK or Aus built and post WW2. If it is a USA_made Stanley, then Typing applies, and the older/more rare/condition applies/more collectable/etc variables come into play. Even Users pay attention to these factors. Some Types are better users than others by virtue of their features and build quality. The trouble is that many junk shop owners do not know one from another and just apply the selling point of one they read about selling for $XXXX. A bit of wishfull thinking. Moral of the story - know your oats and go prepared (take along a price list). Unfortunately, eBay is becoming The Price List. It is here to stay.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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