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.
Antique tools Blog
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
Welcome, I'd like to take the time to introduce what it's like to have lots of friends who share the same passion in a chosen subject and to be able to discuss aspects of the industry or specifically about any old tool you may own or have seen. It's wonderful to have the network of friends to pick up the telephone to and have a chat but this has … [Read more...] about Outside and Looking into Antique tools
The original 1909 Edward Preston Catalogue is relatively hard to find but do come up for sale from time to time, as do other original tool catalogues. However this 1909 version has been reprinted and is a regular addition to most tool collectors bookcases. Edward Preston was founded in 1825 and was one of England's most successful tool makers … [Read more...] about The Edward Preston Catalogue 1909
It's been a busy week online so my attentions have been very much concentrating on our Tooltique website but we did get out this week and picked up some nice lots that will be of interest to those collecting woodworking tools. Noticeably a nice little 19th century Buck smoothing plane in very nice condition and a most unusual Griffiths of … [Read more...] about Antique tools and a mixed bag of things done last week.
We have been busy converting the Tony's old auction catalogues into easy to use flip books for our silver and gold members to read in their accounts. As you can appreciate there are thousands of tools in these along with a mixture of descriptions and images. It gives those new into the antique tool market an insight into many tools rarely seen … [Read more...] about Tool Auction Catalogues Now added to Silver & Gold Memberships
For those wondering why my focus on making this a membership website will need an explanation and hopefully in this article it will provide these answers. Auctions: Traditional auctions have always had their costs to cover and thus the reason why they have to charge commissions to sellers and buyers alike for their part of the costs that are … [Read more...] about Now Finalising Membership Buyers Premium Discounts
Thankfully 2020 has now passed and we enter into 2021 with the fresh news that Vaccines for Covid19 are on their way and like so many people i'm just waiting for everything to get started again without restrictions. It really does feel like a new dawn this year and let's hope it's the beginning of new things. Over Christmas I've been stuck in … [Read more...] about 2021 Dawn of New Horizons
Here are some facts about eBay that many won't understand or have experienced, however there are many that have! Firstly how would we know and what qualifies me to write about this? Read on and find out at the end of this article. Given that eBay UK has so many Chinese sellers lying about there actual location is never a good start and more … [Read more...] about What has eBay ever done for the Antique Tool Market?