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Stanley No. 9-3/4 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1872 to 1935
Length: 6 inches
Blade Width: 1-5/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron & rosewood knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Adjustable throat and removable rear handle
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $200 to $300
Average eBay Price: $220 to $340
Type 1: $450 to $850
Type 2: $400 to $600
Type 3: $350 to $500
Type 4: $300 to $450
Type 5 to 12: $250 to $400
Type 13 to 17: $225 to $350

Other Notes: Beware of reproduction handles and knobs. Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always.


Updated: 25th July, 2006

Stanley No. 9-3/4 Block Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley No 9 3 4 tailed wood block plane Type 5 w tail style rear handle
Stanley No 9 3 4 tailed wood block plane Type 5 w tail style rear handle $400.00
Time Remaining: 16d 20h 38m
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Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2 9 3 4 16 18 65 65 1 2 Mouth Front Plate T
Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2 9 3 4 16 18 65 65 1 2 Mouth Front Plate T $7.19
Time Remaining: 19d 13h 32m
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Stanley Block plane lot No 9 1 2 type 1 9 3 4 131 113 collectible tools
Stanley Block plane lot No 9 1 2 type 1 9 3 4 131 113 collectible tools $229.99
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Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2 9 3 4 16 18 65 65 1 2 Mouth Front Plate L
Stanley Block Plane No 9 1 2 9 3 4 16 18 65 65 1 2 Mouth Front Plate L $7.19
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 40m
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Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 3 4 15 15 1 2 16 17 18 19 RH Depth Adjuster
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 3 4 15 15 1 2 16 17 18 19 RH Depth Adjuster $6.29
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 48m
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Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 3 4 15 15 1 2 16 17 18 19 RH Depth Adjuster
Stanley Block Plane 9 1 2 9 3 4 15 15 1 2 16 17 18 19 RH Depth Adjuster $5.39
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 52m
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Stanley No 9 3 4 Tailed Block Plane Nice Condition
Stanley No 9 3 4 Tailed Block Plane Nice Condition $295.00
Time Remaining: 27d 14h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00


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.