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Antique Tool Newsletter No. 2337

April 7, 2020

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News from mjdtools.com World Headquarters

G reetings from Avoca, New York, where we are on track to have all 1680 lots from our March auctions packed for shipment by tomorrow afternoon. We have now packed more than 60% more packages for an auction than ever before and we have put in place procedures that will allow us to finish shipping in a week or less for our April 17th and 18th Online Only Auctions.

With everything more or less packed, we are on to our upcoming Online Only Antique Tool Auctions. The Friday, April 17th auction and the Saturday, April 18th auction are open for bidding now. The status of bids will begin appearing for both auctions at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020 and continue to be updated as the week progresses. The Friday Auction will end on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 11:00 PM EST and the Saturday Auction will end on Saturday, April 18, 2018 at the same time. The "Submit Bid" boxes on each individual item page will disappear at the end of the auction, but all bids still on your bid sheet at that time will be processed if they are received before the following morning. We will send out "Status of Absentee Bids" notices on Saturday morning for the Friday Auction and on Sunday Morning for the Saturday Auction.

To view the Friday Auction using the MJDAuctionsViewer, just click HERE.

For the Saturday Sale using the MJDAuctionsViewer, click HERE.

We also have our Auction Browser, which allows you to see the entire auction on a single page and click on individual items to view in more detail, follow these links:

To view the Friday Auction using the Auction Browser, just click HERE.

For the Saturday Sale using the Auction Browser, click HERE.

Speaking of auctions, we have made an exception to our longstanding pledge not to use superlatives in describing our events or tools and have proclaimed these sales to be the Greatest Online Antique Tool Auctions of All Time. Many are bidding, not unlike stamp collectors on the first day of issuance of a new stamp, just to be part of this epochal event. Representatives of the Guiness Book of World Records will be here with us at the end of the auctions, but only in the bottled version.

Today's Photo Montage shows some of the many great antique tools that will be sold in our April Auctions, including many from the Collection of Bud Steere. The Legendary Bud Steere Collection, sixty years in the making, will be dispersed to the four points of the compass in these auctions. The sound of opportunity knocking has never been louder.

Our second, and final, photo today shows the loading dock as it has looked nearly every day this week with packages full of needed succor for the homebound about to find their way to every corner of this country.

We'll be back with more great tools on Thursday.


Links to Previous Issues of ToolVista (Link will open in a new tab in your browser)
Issue 2336 - April 2, 2020 Issue 2335 - March 31, 2020 Issue 2334 - March 26, 2020
Issue 2333 - March 24, 2020 Issue 2332 - March 19, 2020 Issue 2331 - March 17, 2020
Issue 2330 - March 12, 2020 Issue 2329 - March 10, 2020 Issue 2328 - March 5, 2020
Issue 2327 - March 3, 2020 Issue 2326 - February 27, 2020 Issue 2325 - February 25, 2020
Issue 2324 - February 20, 2020 Issue 2323 - February 18, 2020 Issue 2322 - February 13, 2020
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Today's Featured Tool Description

Stanley Rule & Level No. 62: Low Angle Block Plane. Orig. 2" Bit. New Cond., Orig. Box. Length: 14.00 Inches. Why is it that certain Stanley Tools seem never to be found in their original boxes, while others seem to be found no other way? The No. 49 bit gauge comes readily to mind as an example of the latter type. When tool collectors talk, there is a practiced cadence to their exchange of information. "Tool talk" takes many forms, including bragging, complaining, lies, and damned lies. One favored style of the genre that has attained the level of an art form begins with a minimalist statement, designed to bait and draw in other collectors with "so what's" and "yeah but's" only to send them reeling with a previously withheld tidbit of information. In the case of the tool offered here, such an exchange might go as follows: "Get anything?" "Yeah, a few things." "Anything good?" "Yeah... A 62". "Oh yeah, I've got three." (the question mark now passes ownership as the baiting collector swoops for the kill...) "In the box?" "Oh." It's over. A masterfully executed case of one-upmanship in a game that has as its only equivalent, the angler's tale of "the one that got away". A superb example of a most unusual collectible Stanley special purpose plane....In the box. (FINE). This item was sold on January 19, 2000 for $1,700.00. jpg_file

Just Added to the Auctions

jpg_file Lot 774. An example of CHAPLIN' S PATENT SHOOT BOARD PLANE, No. 12, as patened by Orril R. Chaplin of Boston, Massachusetts. This example of the May 17, 1872 U.S. Patent of Orril R. Chaplin of Boston, Massachusetts is complete and in excellent collector quality condition. It is marked with the imprint of prominent Boston hardware merchants A.J. Wilkinson & Company. The plane has a solid brass handle hat retains traces of its original nickel plating. The body of the plane has had its black japan finish overpainted with a dark blue color that appears to be the original finish except under close inspection. A superb example of a most uncommon Chaplin Patent plane. (FINE).(900.00 - 1,800.00) Length: 23 Inches.

Our Featured Book of the Week

Book of the Week

Nashua Spring Auction Catalog, by Martin J. Donnelly Auctions. 80 Pages. Softbound. Our soon to be published 80 page FULL COLOR catalogue of the upcoming two day Online Only Antique Tool Auction ending on April 18, 2020 and includes the full prices realized after the sale. In addition to the catalogue for the Saturday sale, the successful bidder will receive a copy of the auction listing for the Friday, April 17, 2020 sale which will feature 901 lots (Nearly 4500 Tools!). All tools will be sold without reserve. $23.95 (BK-3430)

Featured Antique Tools for Sale
Ordering Information E-Mail Books for Sale Home
jpg_file Holtzapfel & Co./64 Charing Cross : Ebony Handle Tool Roll. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 500.00-1,000.00)
  • All Orig. Access.
  • Orignal Leather Roll
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Disston, Henry/Philad'a : Early 4 1/2 Point Rip Saw. Length: 34.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Eagle Medallion
  • Minor Chips Lower Ho
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Early Hand Carved Mackeral Slitter. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 150.00-300.00)
  • Dual Loops In Body
  • Made From Walnut
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Hickok, W.O./Harrisburg, Pa. : Bookbinder's Plow Plane. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • With Orig. Cutter
  • Extra Bold Mark
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Copeland & Chamberlin/Worcester, : Early Patent Sliding Caliper. Length: 6.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • Pat. June 25, 1878
  • Rare & Excellent
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Five Clean Metal Working Hammers. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Two Chasing Types
  • Small Brass Head
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 45: Combination Woodworking Plane. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Fulls Set Of |cis
  • Also #12 1/4 With O |ci
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Pair Of Hand Forged French Divider. Length: 23.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • Fancy Raised Decorat
  • Excellent Dark Patin
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Dutcher, Elihu/Pownal, Vt : Dutcher's Patent Plow Plane. Length: 9.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 1,500.00-3,000.00)
  • Rare Complete Exampl
  • Very Few Known
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Early Yellow Birch Frame Saw. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Ram's Horn Nut
  • Mort/Tenon Jts.
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Tools Made From Files. Length: 18.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • |sd, |wr, |rk
  • Pig Sticker, |kn
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Animal Abuse Items Opportunity Lot. Length: 15.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Calf Weaning Device
  • Dog Collar
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Ohio Tool Co. (Unmarked) No. 96: Handled Boxwood Plow Plane. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • B''wood Arms & Nuts
  • Rosewood Fence
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file D.B. & S./Providence, R.I. : Five Extra Clean Early |mls. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Patent |ts, |pr
  • Center Finder, |bss
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Four Extra Clean Pocket Knives. Length: 4.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Fighting' Rooster 21
  • Gator Club Special
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Original Box Machinists' Tools. Length: 15.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Starrett 6"Slide |ca
  • Starrett Inside |mc
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Trill Indicator Co./Cory, Pa : Precision Steam Engine |in |ga. Length: 10.25 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • Orig. Mahogany Case\
  • Near New Condition
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Fisk, Abraham : Two Early Yellow Birch Molding Planes. Length: 9.88 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 350.00-750.00)
  • Quirk Ogee & Round
  • Both Clear Imprints
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Bradley, G.W./Weston, Ct : Early Carriage Mkrs. Draw Knife. Length: 17.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Interchangeable |cis
  • Also Mkd. "Cast Stee
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Lamb, J.H./New Bedford, Mass. : Handled Boxwood Plow Plane. Length: 11.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • B'wood Arms & Nuts
  • Beech Fence
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 9 3/4: Tail Handle Block Plane. Length: 6.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 175.00-350.00)
  • 85% Original Paint
  • Clean And Complete
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Early Type Woodworking Plane. Length: 14.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • Two Bullnose |wps
  • Panel Raising |wp
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 602: Later "Bedrock" Smoothing Plane. Length: 7.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 300.00-600.00)
  • "Sweetheart" T.M.
  • 95% Original Paint
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Three English Spirit Level. Length: 12.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • J. Rabone Sighting
  • Mah. Brass Top
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Five Early Slide Type Calipers. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 90.00-180.00)
  • D.B. & S., Starrett
  • Two Unmkd. Steel
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Small Size Precision Shop Tools. Length: 8.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Gunsmith's |sd
  • |sds, |hvs, Brass
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Misc. Hand Tools Opportunity Lot. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 75.00-150.00)
  • |ts With Star Of David
  • D Laminateed |ro
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Gifford, A./ Westport, Mass. : Two-Foot, Two-Fold Folding Rule. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Arch Jt. Unbouind
  • M. & E. |sas
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Collins & Co./Hartford, Ct. : Unused Dbl. Bit "Cruising" Hatchet. Length: 16.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Extra Long Handle
  • Branded On Handle
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Three Timber Framing Edge Tools. Length: 25.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Simmons 8 1/2 Br Axe
  • Unmkd. Polled Adze
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Unmarked : Classic 14 1/2" Blad "Goosewing" Axe. Length: 24.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Initials "Jp"
  • Tree Of Life, Festoo
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Irwin Auger Bit Co., The : Full Set Of Spiral Auger Bits. Length: 12.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 100.00-200.00)
  • In Two-Tier Box
  • Full Paper Label
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 289: Skew-Blade Rabbet Plane. Length: 8.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 200.00-400.00)
  • "Sweetheart" T.M.
  • 95% Original Paint
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Schollhorn Co., W./New Haven, Conn : Two Early Patent Calipers. Length: 10.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 60.00-120.00)
  • Pat. Jan. 9, 1866
  • Both Clean & Sound
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Assorted Makers : Lot Of Asst. Wooden Mallets. Length: 13.75 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • Carpenter, Carver
  • One With Iron Rings
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Cory, John F./New York, Ny : Cory's Patent Corner Auger Bit. Length: 10.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • Pat. June 26, 1861
  • Most Unusual
  • patent.jpg
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Du Pont De Nemours & Co., E.I. : Three Early Gunpowde Tin Vessels. Length: 7.25 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 125.00-250.00)
  • Keg Type With Label
  • Small Keg "Smokeless
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Lowentraut, P./Newark, Nj : "Dancing Legs" Caliper. Length: 2.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 50.00-100.00)
  • 2 1/2" Size
  • Rare & Excellent
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 4 1/2: Wide, Heavy Smooth Plane. Length: 10.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 120.00-240.00)
  • Rosewood Handles
  • "Type 17" Version
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 605 C: Later "Bedrock" Jack Plane. Length: 14.00 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 80.00-160.00)
  • "Type 11" T.M.
  • Enhanced Japanning
The above item will be included in our Friday, April 17, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Listed Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
jpg_file Stanley Rule & Level No. 1: 5 1/2" Smoothing Plane. Length: 5.50 Inches. Auction Item: (Estimate: 800.00-1,600.00)
  • "Banner" T.M.
  • 95% Original Paint
The above item will be included in our Saturday, April 18, 2020 Nashua Spring Online Catalogue Tool Auction in Nashua, New Hampshire
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