Lot No: 26 in our September 2021 auction is an antique ‘The Norfolk’ vintage smoothing plane very primitive, basic and rare. I removed the screw from the handle to check whether it was supposed to be the same as the one in the tote, but it’s right as it should be and how it was made.
Being from Norfolk you would expect we would know about these planes but we have only seen one other that was sold on eBay for over £400 about 2 years ago. This is interesting and from a maker that obviously didn’t make many of these. Whether we are looking at the wrong Norfolk as in ‘the area’ for answers on the maker remains to be seen.
Note: This is just a preview article of one of the items from our September Auction 2021.