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Is there a name on the plane?

The knife might be worth 15-20.

I usually get 20-25 for nail pullers, but it looks like the top handle may be chipped, which drops it a lot.

The number stamps sets always go for around 20.00 if complete (9 stamps from 0 to 9; the 9 is used as a 9 and a 6).

If the Yankee screwdrivers are No. 131 (spring loaded), you may get 15 for those.  That item in particular has large regional value differences.
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Wrench Forum / Re: Williams Superrench Display - FINALLY!
« Last post by Northwoods on February 22, 2018, 08:34:13 PM »
Outstanding!
I respect the determination.
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I agree with this- "The emotional value of tools passed down in the family goes far, far beyond the dollar value."

On another note, I question the idea that those tools all came from the 1880s.
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General Discussion / Re: Ebay & USPS
« Last post by Papaw on February 22, 2018, 07:17:07 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Ebay & USPS
« Last post by lptools on February 22, 2018, 07:10:59 PM »
Hello, Al. Thanks!!!!!!!
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I hate to disappoint about value, but most hand tools are not worth a lot on the market.

Depending on the age of the plane, if you cleaned it up, sharpened the iron, and marketed it well on, say, WoodNet (https://www.forums.woodnet.net/), you might get $40 for it; but that depends on the age and condition, and whether you know enough to clean it up and sharpen it.

The folding drawknife might have some value (again, in the $40 range); depends on its maker.

The value of the sharpening stone will depend on what kind it is.  If it's an Arkansas stone, could have some value (again, Woodnet); if it's a more common aluminum oxide stone, maybe a dollar or two.

The other stuff, maybe $1 to $5.

Is there no one in your family - if not you and your immediate family, a nephew, niece, cousin? - who might want them?  The emotional value of tools passed down in the family goes far, far beyond the dollar value.

Wow where do you sell your tools at, I can't get $5 for hand planes lol.
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Wrench Forum / Re: Williams Superrench Display - FINALLY!
« Last post by amecks on February 22, 2018, 06:53:36 PM »
I had never seen this wrench until your recent posts.  Beautiful wrenches and if anything like the very few "Superrenches" I have they deserve the name.  Excellent job on the display, really nice.
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General Discussion / Re: Ebay & USPS
« Last post by amecks on February 22, 2018, 06:45:53 PM »
Yes, you missed the recent USPS rate increase.  Can't say exactly when, but roughly a week or two, maybe three?
Most of my eBay shipping charges are a fixed rate which means I have to go in and adjust the prices accordingly.
Al
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General Discussion / Ebay & USPS
« Last post by lptools on February 22, 2018, 06:30:03 PM »
Hello, Did I miss a rate increase by the USPS? Or did ebay change the rate schedule for shipping discount? I don't make money on shipping, but I really dislike losing money on shipping. My cost for a Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box is $7.05, so a break even number from me to the buyer is $7.85. Does this sound right????? Frustrated in Syracuse, Lou
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I hate to disappoint about value, but most hand tools are not worth a lot on the market.

Depending on the age of the plane, if you cleaned it up, sharpened the iron, and marketed it well on, say, WoodNet (https://www.forums.woodnet.net/), you might get $40 for it; but that depends on the age and condition, and whether you know enough to clean it up and sharpen it.

The folding drawknife might have some value (again, in the $40 range); depends on its maker.

The value of the sharpening stone will depend on what kind it is.  If it's an Arkansas stone, could have some value (again, Woodnet); if it's a more common aluminum oxide stone, maybe a dollar or two.

The other stuff, maybe $1 to $5.

Is there no one in your family - if not you and your immediate family, a nephew, niece, cousin? - who might want them?  The emotional value of tools passed down in the family goes far, far beyond the dollar value.
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