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By AndyT
I think it's a good time to be selling. There have been no boot fairs or local auctions for three months. Several heavy sellers I follow on eBay have nothing listed at present.
Hence a surprising high price for a common, useful tool, not even in a box, which would have been under £30 a year ago.
By Jarno
My thoughts exactly. It is quite a crisp casting, and a bit duller grey, wartime finish? Still though
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By Trevanion
Not a hand plane (In fact, the opposite almost!) but this is something that sold that amazed me today:

Once upon a time (When they became illegal to use in the 90s) you couldn't give these bloody things away and many were just weighed in for scrap, over the last couple of years I've noticed an uptick in value on eBay and I've been buying them when I think they're a good price and in good condition but never more than £20 a block. Then this single, not very special block fetched £97 plus £5 postage today which is absolutely insane in my opinion, it's not even four days ago that these arrived in the post for far less, including the pot of knives! (The seller of the single block was also selling a similar amount of knives separately, sold for £55!!!)


I wonder if it's people getting spendy with their furlough money :?
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By AndyT
Nigel Burden wrote:Silly money.

How many cutters would have come with the plane when it was new?



Although it's occasionally handy to have a small plough, it's really only for narrow grooves and not a comfortable tool to use for long.

I imagine they mostly sold to amateurs who didn't need a 'proper' plough.
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By thetyreman
Trevanion wrote:
I wonder if it's people getting spendy with their furlough money :?

if it is they're not very clever, they'll be out of a job soon, great time to be a seller though.
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By Bm101
Want a broom for that sweeping statement Ben? :wink:
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By Bm101
Bidding war? It does happen. People getting lost in the moment.
Mad price.
By JohnPW
Yep, the seller got lucky with 2 bidders bidding high. The third highest bidder's highest bid was £32. And the losing bidder made their bid too early.

It does have that nice old tool patina though, and it's the older version with flat thumb screws. Crappy auction with next to nothing in the description. Most likely to have gone an overseas buyer.

I've just sold a few tools on Ebay and got good prices. And I did notice prices were quite high in May.
By Nic Rhodes
some really high prices on quality but common tools atm on ebay, Stanley 71s boxed in good nick for >£220 anyone? Record 50c, 44s as well achieving high prices. Great tool this 43 but just too much atm for what is a simple tool and common albeit a great tool.
By JohnPW
Haha, I've just sold a Record 071 but I'm not giving away any further details!

Unfortunately for sellers, I don't think the current prices will last.
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By Trevanion
If they're fetching those prices I should really sell that nearly brand new in the box Record 071 I've got with the original paperwork, all the irons and fence which I paid the princely sum of £20 for a couple of years ago.

I could probably buy most of a decent new electric router with my profit! :lol: