Lot No: 9 in our September 2021 auction is an antique S. SKILLEN 18th century complex beechwood moulding plane measuring 9’ 3/8” long in good used condition. Minor odd random old worm holes, nothing serious but want to be clear that it does have them as its hard to see.
Well given, this is certainly 18th century and such a good complex shape this already comes into the uncommon category. Does it look to have been shortened? Not really as there is no evidence of this. Is it a ZB mark? No. Although it’s clearly stamped where you would expect a maker’s mark with S. SKILLEN which isn’t recorded.
It’s Interesting to say the least.
Note: This is just a preview article of one of the items from our September Auction 2021.