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soulboy

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[imghttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150908577725?nma=true&si=ILCf0%2FH2VKb7JIb4iR1Qa4JB1Eg%3D&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2557&orig_cvip=true][/img]
can you believe this, its final selling price!? what do ordinary No4's cost?
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LOL

If it had a rosewood handle and a couple of cracks in the (remaining) sole and it may have gone for £50+ :shock:

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That post does make you wonder about which definition of "special" they are thinking of.
 

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There are a few of these things floating about on that site lately.

....looks like a collision with a concrete floor was the 'special' occurrence.

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I'm gobsmacked, the seller was up-front about its origins but someone still paid over the odds for it :duno:
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I think I'd better get a few Anant no4's and a hammer :lol: (hammer)
 

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I have commented in the past about the number of Stanley 78's that have received a similar "special" treatment that appear on ebay. They often seem to fetch surprising prices, and are often from that particular seller. He has two more "special " planes on there now, a 78 and a no 4. Perhaps he is no fool, and there is a good untapped market for chisel planes. Perhaps he is a klutz and drops one or two '78s a month on the floor. Perhaps there are a lot of fools who don't realise what it is and think they have some rare plane. Or is there some bidding trick going on to push the prices up.
 

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I prefer this one - where the lucky buyer not only got the "Interesting and collectable vintage tool," they got a "spare wooden knob" as well!
 

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AndyT":5rgsmuw7 said:
A more realistic price though. I suspect the seller would have got more if s/he'd just sold the handle and knob as spares.
 

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If you look at his feedback he is buying these up cheap putting a clever listing and selling them on.


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I have a nasty suspicion that, given how many of them are on offer, many of these start out as fully functional '78s. I've seen them go up to £45 on occasion. I'm glad I bought a complete '78 whilst there are some left intact.
 

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Yes, I think you're right. 78s, 078s and all the variations are very common on ebay.

Oddly enough, by sheer coincidence, the same seller has a full set - 'spare' depth stop fence and rod for sale too, for a fiver, I think.

.........must have binned the broken off nose-end otherwise it will be up for sale as a paper weight.....

:p :p :p :p

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