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Stanley No. 203 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1912 to 1961
Length: 5-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood knob
Finish: Japanned
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $40 to $100
Average eBay Price: $26 to $75

Other Notes: Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) sometimes reach slightly higher prices


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 203 Block Planes on eBay right now...

Antique Stanley No203 Block Plane Early Type B Casting V Logo Rosewood USER NR
Antique Stanley No203 Block Plane Early Type B Casting V Logo Rosewood USER NR $22.33 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 1m
Stanley No203 Block Plane Blade AdjusterRectang Logo GOOD S52217
Stanley No203 Block Plane Blade AdjusterRectang Logo GOOD  S52217 $12.50
Time Remaining: 7d 4h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50
Stanley No203 Block Plane Blade1 3 8 x 4 1 4Rectang Logo GOOD S52217
Stanley No203 Block Plane Blade1 3 8 x 4 1 4Rectang Logo GOOD  S52217 $14.50
Time Remaining: 7d 4h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50
Stanley No203 Block Plane KnobHardwood1948 1962 GOOD S52217
Stanley No203 Block Plane KnobHardwood1948 1962 GOOD  S52217 $9.95
Time Remaining: 7d 5h 2m
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Stanley Block Plane 203
Stanley Block Plane 203 $58.00
Time Remaining: 14d 13h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $58.00


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.

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