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Stanley No. 9-1/2 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1872 to 1981
Length: 6 inches
Blade Width: 1-5/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned
Features: Adjustable throat
Uses: general purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $15 to $35
Average eBay Price: $12 to $60
Type 1: $300 to $650
Type 2: $150 to $350
Type 3: $100 to $200
Type 4: $100 to $150
Type 5 to 12: $35 to $85
Type 13 to 17: $25 to $75

Other Notes: There were three later types which were identical to a #15 (only shorter) and two later types that were identical to #16, but with a different finish. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices


Updated: 12th March, 2006

Stanley No. 9-1/2 Block Planes on eBay right now...

Vintage Fulton 6 1 4 Block Plane Beautiful Condition Similar Stanley No 9 1 2
Vintage Fulton 6 1 4 Block Plane Beautiful Condition Similar Stanley No 9 1 2 $24.99
Time Remaining: 4h 4m
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2 Vintage Stanley Sweetheart Block Planes No 9 1 2 9 1 4 Adjustable Throat
2 Vintage Stanley Sweetheart Block Planes No 9 1 2  9 1 4 Adjustable Throat $49.99
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TOOL GROUP of 3 STANLEY BLOCK PLANES 110 9 1 2 new model HANDYMAN
TOOL GROUP of 3 STANLEY BLOCK PLANES  110  9 1 2  new model  HANDYMAN $23.95
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Stanley no15 adjustable throat block plane similar to 9 1 2
Stanley no15 adjustable throat block plane similar to 9 1 2 $38.51 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 2m
Vintage Stanley 9 1 2 Block Plane Original Box
Vintage Stanley 9 1 2 Block Plane Original Box $12.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 37m
STANLEY SHEFFIELD England 12 020 9 1 2 Stnd Angle BLOCK Plane In Box WOW
STANLEY SHEFFIELD England 12 020 9 1 2 Stnd Angle BLOCK Plane In Box WOW $19.95
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Vintage Stanley No 9 1 2 Block Plane w adjustable throat
Vintage Stanley No 9 1 2 Block Plane w adjustable throat $12.50
Time Remaining: 2d 17m
Vintage STANLEY No 9 1 2 13 029A Adjustable Throat Block Plane
Vintage STANLEY No 9 1 2 13 029A Adjustable Throat Block Plane $9.95
Time Remaining: 2d 48m
Vintage Carpenter Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2
Vintage Carpenter Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2 $20.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 37m
Stanley 9 1 2 BLOCK PLANE Rare Dark Blue 1962 1964 only Perfect
Stanley  9 1 2 BLOCK PLANE Rare Dark Blue 1962 1964 only Perfect $9.73 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 34m


Sources: While many of the dealers prices for Stanley planes are largely set by John Walters’ book “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” it appears that eBay, while acknowledging the Walters guide somewhat, tends to march to it’s own beat and sets its own prices. For that reason - and the fact that eBay’s reach and customer base is huge - I’ve decided to include a separate eBay average price here. Other sources include: “The Antique Tool Collector’s Guide To Value” by Ronald S. Barlow, “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” by John Walter, “The Stanley Plane” by Alvin Sellens, “Patrick’s Blood & Gore” by Patrick Leach, various auctions and sales of collectable tools and my own compilations of prices realized, observations and notes over the past 20+ years.

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