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    Quote Originally Posted by rhancock View Post
    I have one of those down the street. I thought he'd grown out of it, but he turned up recently with his younger brother...
    Yep.. somehow they seem to be able to breed quicker than they can wipe themselves out

    What do you think THIS is.. a #6 or #7 with the ends chopped off?

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    "Condition OK for age" states the seller...

    Stanley 191


    Hmmmmm

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    Obviously Knackered?

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    Default Stanley Bedrock No.607

    Hi all,

    There's a Stanley Bedrock No.607 listed on Trademe at present. It's been relisted after failing to sell first time around. Highest bid was $NZ260 and it was offered to bidders and watchers at $NZ380 - but no takers.

    If you're interested go to trademe.co.nz and search Antiques & collectables > Tools (sorry my PC skills aren't up to posting links). West Islanders (Aussies) can register and bid on Trademe (Silversniper already does...).

    It's out of my reach. If I had that sort of money I'd order a brand new Veritas BUS or Clifton No.4 (actually I'm saving....)

    Cheers, Vann

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    Is NZ the only country where the ebay alternative is bigger than ebay? maybe the kiwis could teach us how its done.

    I'll pass on the Bedrock tho

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    Quite the amusing RANT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow6 View Post
    Quite the amusing RANT
    This is why.....
    and the seller has the touch of gold
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    Better than watching TV

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightwood View Post
    Better than watching TV
    Peter
    You're not crossing off the days on the calendar until the next season of Big Brother?

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    Oh dear, if you're prepared to pay $184.50 for a plane listed as "There is no manufacturer's mark or country of origin on the plane" then it serves you right! What do you expect?
    Cheers, Richard

    "... work to a standard rather than a deadline ..." Ticky, forum member.

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    OK, break open the piggy banks. They're back....

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    Quote Originally Posted by switt775 View Post
    OK, break open the piggy banks. They're back....
    I don't get it, 2grand? people spend waaaaay more that potting together far scruffier collections
    I guess you never can tell with auctions.

    what do you think of THIS ugly duckling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow6 View Post
    I don't get it, 2grand? people spend waaaaay more that potting together far scruffier collections
    I guess you never can tell with auctions.

    what do you think of THIS ugly duckling?
    From the looks of things, the only place is says "Stanley" is on the blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by switt775 View Post
    From the looks of things, the only place is says "Stanley" is on the blade.
    Yup, sent the guy an email and he confirmed there is no ID anywhere except the blade. So at the right price it would be a novelty item, but never a collectable.

    Speaking of novelty items, here is one to ponder.

    Only in France.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by switt775 View Post
    Yup, sent the guy an email and he confirmed there is no ID anywhere except the blade. So at the right price it would be a novelty item, but never a collectable.
    So what do you think.. maybe a home made casting?

    I quite like home brew castings.. I find the occasional solid brass stanley in and around castlemaine, makes me think that someone at the foundry had a little side venture on the go at some point.
    They aren't much to look at when you find them but stripped of a bad paint job and polished up they can be very striking.


    Quote Originally Posted by switt775 View Post
    Speaking of novelty items, here is one to ponder.
    if it looks like a fish and smells like a fish its probably a f...... french guy with too much time on his hands?

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    I agree about the "Stanley". I'm currently working on a Russian #1 I got off ebay cheap. Wasn't much to look at, but casting is solid and as heavy as a #3. And it polished up quite nicely.

    So this orphan unmarked semi-stanley might be a really good find... but I wouldn't risk $250 just to find out.

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