Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Colorado
That was a great deal!
The way I see it, you paid a low-mid price for a desireable vintage of the MF #22C. Then you got a highly desireable vintage of the Stanley #5, and a complete Stanley #78, for free. To top it off, after sharpening, all three of those should as near to ready to use with minimal fuss and cleaning as anything found on the old tool market.
PS: The wood on the Stanley #5 is not original to that plane, but looks serviceable.
Cherish that day of a truly exceptional haul!
Measure once... cut twice