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Stanley No. 4 Smooth Plane


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Manufactured: 1869 to 1984
Length: 9 inches
Blade Width: 2 inches
Construction: Cast iron, rosewood handle & knob
Finish: Japanned
Uses: General purpose bench plane
Average Dealer Price: $25 to $75
Average eBay Price: $15 to $55
Type 1: $300 to $600
Type 2: $200 to $400
Type 3: $350 to $750
Type 4: $50 to $125

Other Notes: Sweetheart versions (1920-1935) often reach higher prices, but not always


Updated: 15th February, 2006

Stanley No. 4 Smooth Planes on eBay right now...

VINTAGE STANLEY BAILEY NO 4 1 2 SMOOTH BOTTOM PLANE AN7
VINTAGE STANLEY BAILEY NO 4 1 2 SMOOTH BOTTOM PLANE AN7 $125.00
Time Remaining: 4h 34m
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Sweetheart No 4 Smoothing Bench Plane Stanley 12 136 New
Sweetheart No 4 Smoothing Bench Plane Stanley 12 136 New $129.00
Time Remaining: 4h 44m
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Vintage Stanley Bailey No4 Plane Woodworking
Vintage Stanley Bailey No4 Plane Woodworking $117.90
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Stanley Bailey No 4 Smooth Plane WWII Era type 17
Stanley Bailey No 4 Smooth Plane WWII Era type 17 $30.00 (5 Bids)
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Stanley Plane No 4 As Found
Stanley Plane No 4 As Found $26.00 (18 Bids)
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1956 PAPER AD 4 PG Stanley Tool Plane Iron Block Planes Parts Repair Prices
1956 PAPER AD 4 PG Stanley Tool Plane Iron Block Planes Parts Repair Prices $29.99
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18514 Vintage USA Shelton No 9 Smooth Wood Plane Stanley No 4 Size
18514 Vintage USA Shelton No 9 Smooth Wood Plane  Stanley No 4 Size $47.99
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VINTAGE STANLEY No S4 STEEL BASE w FROG 1925 thru EARLY 1930s
VINTAGE STANLEY No S4 STEEL BASE w FROG 1925 thru EARLY 1930s $31.76 (3 Bids)
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Stanley Block Plane Lot Low Angle 60 1 2 knuckle joint 18 110 118 9 1 4
Stanley Block Plane Lot Low Angle 60 1 2  knuckle joint 18  110 118  9 1 4 $75.00
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vtg Stanley sweetheart narrow blade No4 5 Plane Blade unusual size 2 wide
vtg Stanley sweetheart narrow blade No4  5 Plane Blade unusual size 2 wide $44.99
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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.