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I saw an ad for 7 handplanes for $55 but it didn't state what they were. I met with him and the planes were a Stanley no7 w/corrugated sole (I already have one of those), Stanley no6, Stanley no607, a Wards Master no4, Stanley no220, Stanley noC255 x5, and I don't see any markings on the last block plane on the right. They are all rusty and I told him I really didn't want any of them except the 220 and maybe the Wards no4. Why the Wards? I have a Craftsman no5 and it is every bit as nice as my Stanley no5. Not that I know very much about planes, but I have an addiction, and I'm learning how to use them.
He didn't want to split them so i walked to my car and he followed me and said I could have them all for $20.
I bought them and when I got home I looked them all over very closely. Other than the rust, they are all in very good to excellent condition. And the 607 is a Bedrock, which from the little bit of research I've done, are worth quite a bit more than the $20 that I spent on all of them.
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I don't really know about planes but my instincts say buy em. You would probably sell the ones you don't want for ten times that.
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Just unreal, some people just have all the luck, man what a haul.
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Coulda done a lot worse for $20! Id be happy to take a few off your hands if you dont feel like restoring them

I need cheaper hobby
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Nice! The Bedrock alone is worth 4 times what you paid, maybe more cleaned up. That Wards plane actually does look good. That's the first one I have ever seen. Good luck with them.
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Thanks everyone. From my research, the Bedrock is one of the earliest models made (late 1800's to early 1900's). They say that you can tell by the 3 line name on the lever cap. On Ebay and antique dealer sites, even later models are selling for $250-$300. If it is worth that much, I will probably restore it and use it.
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