It's been a tough year with balancing staying safe, obeying rules, and getting out there with meeting people we usually see out and about. The urge to get things up and running is very strong but we do have to be sensible in accordance with the conditions we are working with. These are uncertain times for all but eventually, we will find a way … [Read more...] about Covid 19 making things difficult to get out and about
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Well, I didn't start this Tool Auction to be like someone else that's for sure, we have done things our own way with Tooltique and likewise, this will be very different. I'm not interested in what others are doing, I'm only interested in what others aren't doing! And this tool auction is another part of the overall project I have in mind. I know … [Read more...] about Comparing us to other Tool Auctions?
In the early days of establishing Tooltique, we were asked by a gentleman about helping him in the future regarding selling his collection of Antique tools, but by solving the conundrum of not buying them off him at trade prices as he had paid good retail prices for them. Would I sell them for him when he passed? he asked. Boy did I want that … [Read more...] about A story regarding Antique tools
With so many nice tools to choose from I'm going to restrict this post to my Top 5 tools in September's 2021 auction. These aren't chosen because of their value but instead because they are just tools that would be added to my collection if I wasn't a tool dealer! Picking my favourite five is certainly more difficult now I've started looking again … [Read more...] about Antique Tools – September’s Favourites
Many thanks to all those that are joining the website ready for our first tool auction, it's is only a few days away now, starting on Thursday16th September 6pm GMT (Just in case you haven't seen it advertised). For those who have yet to join, we have been working on this for over a year now to deliver a brand new auction system that is here to … [Read more...] about Antique Tool Auction Membership Growing steadily
It's been a difficult summer having lost my father amongst other things that have been sent to try us. We have worked hard in-between running Tooltique uploaded 300 good quality tool lots for this relaunch of Antiquetools.co.uk. You can preview the lots here It's not a massive tool auction but instead one that has carefully selected tools … [Read more...] about September’s Antique Tool Auction now uploaded
What are certain antique, collectable of vintage tools worth? I get asked this question many times and I always give the same answer. "It's worth exactly what you can get for it!" What's water worth on a hot summers day and there is limited resources? It's highly likely demand is going to be higher than to those standing in their kitchen where … [Read more...] about The Value of Understanding Antique Tools
Imagine my excitement for a moment when I thought I'd found a plane that Record tools had never produced. A cold sweat formed on the brow at my disbelief with many thoughts running through my head, things like prototype, a factory sample or just a one off special order. There are no known Record 0103 block planes as these were never produced, … [Read more...] about Extremely Rare Vintage Record No: 0103 Block Plane – Or Probably a 0102 Adaption.
Although this is an auction website, it's important that those who don't know me understand I'm a full time tool dealer and have to assess prices on a daily basis. I have to watch the market carefully and have to keep an eye on what's out there at any given time to evaluate whether there is an abundance or short supply of certain old tools. Prices … [Read more...] about Valuing Rare Antique Tools
If you ever wondered why certain tools are more popular than others and why certain types of tools command higher prices this is mainly because of the value of shared knowledge. A rare old tool can sometimes have low value simply due to lack of understanding and information about it, this may seem strange when these tools and the companies … [Read more...] about What makes a tool collectable