Condition, rarity, and desirability all play a part in the value of antique tools. This first plane shown is known as a Victor block plane.
This plane dates from the late 1800's and is a popular and desirable collectible plane for several different reasons.
On this page are a series of pictures and information about types of vintage & antique woodworking tools and planes that I buy, sell and deal in.
I will discuss different types of tools we are seeking and provide some information about their values.
Whether you are looking to buy or attempting to sell antique tools, I can help. we have many quality antique tools and other antiques currently listed for sale, and I am always looking for new additions to add to those sale pages.
You can check prices of misc tools we have sold in the sales archives or past sales prices / Planes should you be looking for a value for your planes or tools prior to selling them.
There are examples of patented antique planes and other woodworking tools that are not worth half of what was paid for them 20 years ago, and others that are bringing 10-20 times or more than what they used to back then.
It is all in the details, and knowing what is "hot" or desirable now.
Then folding rules were hot, or plumb bobs, then marking gauges, levels, then wrenches, and next year it will be ??? In other words, the demand for specific categories of antique tools ebbs and flows, and sometimes the prices for specific groups go through the roof, while other categories go right in the tank.
It is a science that does not take a degree in rocketry to figure out, just a knowledge of the market, some insight, and a feel or sense for current market trends to understand.
I have seen the author of the books on this type of plane selling unmarked examples for .00 and less to move them along at antique tools show and auctions.
I sold my 20 best molding planes for approximately ,000 a number of years back, and have not had the opportunity to obtain many more as the supply of rare wooden planes has pretty much dried up.
It was designed by Leonard Bailey and its value can run from a couple of hundred dollars to about 00 depending on condition, finish, and other subtle differences.