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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...

Stanley Block Plane No 60 60 1 2 61 63 203 Lever Cap Screw U
Stanley Block Plane No 60 60 1 2 61 63 203 Lever Cap Screw U $4.94
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $4.94
Stanley Block Plane No 60 1 2 203 Lever Cap Black
Stanley Block Plane No 60 1 2 203 Lever Cap Black $31.49
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 16m
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Stanley Block Plane No 220 203 Frog
Stanley Block Plane No 220 203 Frog $6.29
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $6.29
Stanley Pocket Block Plane No 203 4 Four Square Depth Adjuster S
Stanley Pocket Block Plane No 203 4 Four Square Depth Adjuster S $17.99
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $17.99
Litlle Stanley 203 Block Plane and its Millers Falls 45 Counterpart
Litlle Stanley 203 Block Plane and its Millers Falls 45 Counterpart $70.00
Time Remaining: 8d 8h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00
Stanley Block Plane 203
Stanley Block Plane 203 $58.00
Time Remaining: 8d 11h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $58.00
Vintage Stanley No 203 small block plane
Vintage Stanley No 203 small block plane $42.99
Time Remaining: 22d 11h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $42.99
Stanley Block Plane No 60 60 1 2 61 63 203 Lever Cap Screw
Stanley Block Plane No 60 60 1 2 61 63 203 Lever Cap Screw $5.84
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $5.84
Stanley Low Angle Block Block Plane No 60 60 1 2 61 203 1 3 8 Blade FBBL
Stanley Low Angle Block Block Plane No 60 60 1 2 61 203 1 3 8 Blade FBBL $21.59
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $21.59
Stanley Low Angle Block Block Plane No 60 60 1 2 61 203 1 3 8 Blade MBBL
Stanley Low Angle Block Block Plane No 60 60 1 2 61 203 1 3 8 Blade MBBL $19.79
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $19.79


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.