DID YOU KNOW…

Stanley Tools made over 180 different models of handplanes in its heyday – many of which sold in the tens of millions. Many of them are common and found in most workshops across the world, while some are very rare indeed. If you need to find out some quick information about the collector value, manufacturing dates, sizes and features, then check out the “Stats Sheets” section for basic info on the entire range of Stanley handplanes.


Stanley No. 105 “Liberty Bell” Jack Plane


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Manufactured: 1877 to 1918
Length: 14 inches
Blade Width: 2-1/8 inches
Construction: Steel, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Features: Pressed steel construction
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $50 to $350
Average eBay Price: $60 to $310
Type 1: $100 to $450

Other Notes: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The lever cap is cast with a Liberty Bell and the number "76".


Updated: 28th July, 2006

Stanley No. 105 "Liberty Bell" Jack Planes on eBay right now...

Stanley 104105 Frog Adjusting LeverONLYLiberty Bell1892 1906 GD S112117
Stanley 104105 Frog Adjusting LeverONLYLiberty Bell1892 1906 GD S112117 $19.50
Time Remaining: 25d 1h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $19.50


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.