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Stanley No. 103 Block Plane


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Manufactured: 1877 to 1962
Length: 5-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 1-3/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Japanned
Features: Small "pocket size" plane
Uses: General purpose block plane
Average Dealer Price: $10 to $60
Average eBay Price: $12 to $48
Type 1: $100 to $260

Other Notes: Type 1 has a wooden front knob. Due to their handy size, these planes are great for putting in your pocket and taking to the lumber yard.


Updated: 13th August, 2006

Stanley No. 103 Block Planes on eBay right now...

VINTAGE STANLEY RULE LEVEL CO No103 WOODWORKING BLOCK PLANE MADE IN USA
VINTAGE STANLEY RULE  LEVEL CO No103 WOODWORKING BLOCK PLANE MADE IN USA $24.99
Time Remaining: 3h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
ANTIQUE STANLEY 103 BLOCK PLANE PATENTED 1876
ANTIQUE STANLEY  103 BLOCK PLANE PATENTED 1876 $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 52m
TOOL STANLEY BLOCK PLANE 103 1 1 4 MKD BLADE
TOOL STANLEY BLOCK PLANE  103  1 1 4 MKD BLADE $15.95
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 49m
TOOL STANLEY BLOCK PLANE 103 1 1 4 MKD BLADE
TOOL STANLEY BLOCK PLANE  103  1 1 4 MKD BLADE $17.95
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rare type 1 STANLEY TOOLS 103 small block plane original iron jcboxlot
rare type 1 STANLEY TOOLS 103 small block plane original iron jcboxlot $50.00
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 47m
Antique Stanley Early Type 1 No 103 Block Plane Wood Knob Tool 1876 Pat Iron
Antique Stanley Early Type 1 No 103 Block Plane Wood Knob Tool 1876 Pat Iron $159.99
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 15m
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Stanley Block Plane No 102 103 Lever Cap Black
Stanley Block Plane No 102 103 Lever Cap Black $22.49
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TOOL STANLEY BLOCK PLANE 103 1 1 4 MKD BLADE
TOOL STANLEY BLOCK PLANE  103  1 1 4 MKD BLADE $14.95
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TOOL GROUP of 2 BLOCK PLANES 1 SHELTON 2 STANLEY 103
TOOL GROUP of 2 BLOCK PLANES 1 SHELTON 2 STANLEY  103 $15.00
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Vintage Stanley No103 SweetHeart Block Plane
Vintage Stanley No103 SweetHeart Block Plane $22.00
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 52m


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.