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Note: The value of Stanley Bedrock planes has remained pretty stable over the years.  Prices rose when Walters price guides first came out, demand and interest were high, and then fell somewhat about the time of 9 - 1 -11 and the following recession.   Prices leveled off after that fall. That happened with a lot of antique tools & other collectibles. Condition is really the most critical aspect in relation to value.  Most Stanley #602's sell in a range from 500 - 1200 depending on condition and whether or not corrugated. 
 

Stanley Bed Rock # 602 C Corrugated Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 602 C Corrugated Smooth Plane   This looks to be a type 3 with early style round sides, and the 3 line Bedrock lever cap.  It is in very nice overall condition.  It has not been over-cleaned or fiddled with.  The Rosewood handle is nice but could use a coat of finish / oil.  It has a full length proper cutter, good throat, no rust, minor staining  / pitting and no casting problems.  It is a very hard to find plane in nicer than average condition and  nice ready for inclusion in the best collection.

Fine . . . . . . . $695.00   SOLD!!




Stanley #602 Bedrock Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 602 Smooth Plane  This #602 Stanley Bedrock Smooth Plane is a very nice plane.  There is well over 95% of the original finish.  From its features it appears to be a type 9 which was only produced in 1931 - 1932 according to the Bob Kaune type study.  The Rosewood handle and knob are nice.  The sole and throat area are nice as well. It has the proper Stanley Lever cap for this era, and the cutter, which is full length is of Sweetheart vintage. No rust, pitting or other detractions.

The 602 was the smallest size made and is by far the rarest and most desirable of the Bedrock series of planes.   A nice plane in very nice condition!

Fine  . . . . . $550.00  SOLD!



Stanley Bed Rock # 602 Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 602 Smooth Plane   This looks to be a type 3 with early round sides, and the 3 line Bedrock lever cap.  It is in nice overall condition.  It has never been cleaned or fiddled with nor needed it. The one apology is the small nick in the lever cap as shown in the pics.  It has a very nice light colored Rosewood handle & knob, full length proper cutter, good throat, no rust, pitting or other casting problems.  It is just a nice plane ready for inclusion in the best collection.

Fine . . . . . . . $795.00        SOLD!!





Stanley # 602 C Bedrock Smooth PlaneStanley # 602 C Corrugated Bottom Bedrock Smooth Plane  This #602 C is a type 6 with flat sides and a 1 line Bedrock cap.  The cutter looks to be a later replacement w/ the notched rectangle BB logo.  I probably have a proper era logo cutter if you want to make this all proper.   Overall the plane is in nice condition - cleaned, but not overdone.  There are some scratches and a minor amount of pitting here and there.  It has the collectors trade mark coat of gloss lacquer to help keep it from rusting. The wood is OK.  There is a small irregularity in the throat as can be seen in the pics.  It is not a chip or crack, but rather just a widening at one point (see pics).  A hard to find plane. 

Good  +. . . . .  $450.00        SOLD




Stanley Bedrock Smooth PlaneStanley #602 Type 7 Bedrock Smooth Plane  This #602 Stanley Bedrock Smooth Plane  is a very nice plane overall.  These planes were Stanley's top of the line bench planes when produced starting around 1898 up until the Second World War when production ceased. And when compared to the standard line of bench planes that Stanley put out it is like comparing Cadillac's with Vega's.  Today they remain one of the most sought after and highly regarded bench planes that has ever been produced due to their superior quality, top of the line design features, and the super usability traits that they exhibit.  This is by far the rarest and most desirable size of the Bedrock series of planes that was made. It has the proper Stanley Lever cap for this era, and the cutter, which is full length is of sweetheart vintage.  The wood is nice, and the sole and throat area are nice as well.  A Nice Plane!

Good +. . . . . $575.00   SOLD



Stanley # 602 Type 6 Bedrock Smooth PlaneStanley # 602 Type 6 Bedrock Smooth Plane   This Stanley #602 smooth plane is a type 6.  Stanley offered these with the single line cap for about 10 years beginning in 1910 or so.  I believe the cap is a newer recast.   The plane has been lapped and tastefully cleaned.  I believe the japanning is original.  The wood is nice, and damage free. A nice example for the shelf or use.

Good  . . . . . . $350.00        SOLD!!






Antique Early Round Side Stanley # 603 Bed Rock Smooth Plane Early Round Side Stanley # 603 Bed Rock Smooth Plane   This Stanley # 603 Smooth Plane is a type 4 produced shortly after the turn of the century.   The paint is original and 90% or so.  The proper marked cutter is near full length and nice.  The 3 line Bed Rock marked cap, which is proper for this era plane, is very nice.  The rosewood handle and knob are nice.  The plane has been lightly cleaned and has developed a lovely patina.  Nice enough for the shelf, or put it back to work. 

Fine  . . . . . $150.00      SOLD!! 




Stanley # 604 Bedrock PlaneStanley # 604 C Corrugated Bedrock Plane  This is a nice plane.  The cutter and chip breaker have a different patina and may be newer replacements.  The rest of the plane is original and nice.  The throat is OK, and there are no chips / cracks or other casting damage.  I believe it would be a type 6.  A good user straight from an old-time collection.

Good  . . . . . .$195.00        SOLD!





Stanley # 604 Bedrock Smooth PlaneStanley # 604 Bedrock Smooth Plane This smooth bottom 604 is a type 6 with its one line Bed Rock cap produced between 1912 and 1921.  This Stanley #604 Bedrock smooth plane has been reconditioned / lapped and looks like new.  The japanning is original and close to 100%.   Stanley Bedrocks are the best plane made for the money, bar none!!   Everything is right, and nice.  You will not be disappointed in this one.

Fine . . . . . .$175.00        SOLD!!





Stanley Type 6 # 603 Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock Type 6 # 603 Smooth Plane   This Stanley # 603 Smooth Plane is a type 6 produced between 1914 - 1918 given the cutter logo.  The paint is original and 90% or so.  The proper marked cutter is near full length and nice where it matters.  The single line Bedrock cap is proper for this era plane.  The rosewood handle and knob are nice.  The plane has a nice patina, and was just lightly cleaned.   There is no rust or pitting.   It will make for a good user. 

Good + . . . . . .$185.00       SOLD!!




Stanley # 603C Bedrock Smooth PlaneEarly Round Side Stanley # 603C Bedrock Corrugated Smooth Plane  This #603 C corrugated bottom smooth plane has the 3 line Bedrock cap and is an early round side model.   These features make it a Type 3, dating from approximately 1900-1909.   The rosewood handle has a glued crack and is solid.   It looks good, and is otherwise damage free. This 603 plane does have the collectors trade mark coat of gloss lacquer to help keep it from rusting. 

Good  +. . . . .$175.00         SOLD!!





Stanley Bedrock # 604 C Corrugated Bottom Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 604 C Corrugated Bottom Smooth Plane   This Bedrock 604 C corrugated bottom smooth plane is a type 3 and dates from right after the turn of the century.  The wood is good, there is no rust or pitting to speak of.  A nice plane.

Good +   . . . . . . .$150.00      SOLD!







Early Stanley Bedrock # 603 Round Side Smooth PlaneEarly Stanley Bedrock # 603 Round Side Smooth Plane  This #603 smooth plane with 1895 patent date and 2 line Bedrock cap would indicate this is a type 4.  The cutter is proper near full length and nice.    The rosewood handle is very nice.   It looks good and is damage free.  It will make for a good user.

Fine  . . . . . $150.00          SOLD!






Stanley Bedrock # 603 Early Round Side Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 603 Early Round Side Smooth Plane  This #603 smooth plane has been cobbled together and does not match any single type.  The round side body with  1895 patent date would indicate a type 3 / 4.  The 1 line Bedrock cap is from a later type 6.  The cutter is proper for the earlier type.    The rosewood handle has a glued crack and is solid.   It looks good, and is otherwise damage free.  It will make for a good user.

Good  . . . . . $195.00        SOLD!!






Stanley Bedrock # 603C Corrugated Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 603C Corrugated Smooth Plane  This #603 flat top Bedrock is a nice example from the ever popular Bedrock series of Stanley's "Cadillac" top of the line series of bench planes.  Stanley produced this line of planes up until the second World War.  This one appears to be a type 7 and is proper with the straight slot Stanley cap

This 603 C has most of its original japanning on the interior surfaces, and the sides and sole are nice and free of rust or pitting.  There is just one patent date behind the frog, and the sweetheart cutter is nice as well.   The Rosewood handle and knob are very nice.  This one will make a perfect user, and will become a mainstay in the arsenal of quality tools on your bench.

Good ++ . . . . .$225.00       SOLD!



Stanley Bedrock 603 Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock #603 Smooth Plane  This #603 flat top Bedrock is a nice example from the ever popular Bedrock series of Stanley's "Cadillac", top of the line series of bench planes that they produced up until the second World War.  This one has most of its original japanning on the interior surfaces, and the sides and sole have been carefully lapped to be free of rust or pitting.  There are two pinhead size irregularities in the throat, but they are cosmetic, and will in no way interfere with the usability of the piece.  There are two patent dates behind the frog, and it has a replaced full length notched logo cutter.  The cap has Bedrock cast into it, but there are some bang marks or dings on the neck of it, again just cosmetic.  The Rosewood handle and knob are near perfect.  This one will make a perfect user, and will become a mainstay in the arsenal of quality tools on your bench.

Good . . . . .$175.00       SOLD


Stanley Bedrock # 604 Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 604 Smooth Plane    This # 604 smooth plane has characteristics of a type 6 with it single line Bedrock cap.  That would date it from the 1920's.  Later bedrocks had Stanley caps. 

It has well over 90% of the original japanning, and the wood is in super condition and has the style of graceful rosewood handle only these earlier Stanley planes have. 

Fine . . . . . .$250.00             SOLD!!



Stanley Bed Rock # 604 Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 604 Smooth Plane  This is an early example that dates from around the turn of the century.   The cutter is long, nice, and proper.  Lots of original japanning.  No structural issues.  The single line Bedrock is from a later model.    Lightly cleaned. This will be a great user.  Nice!! 

Good +  . . . . . $165.00      SOLD!!






Stanley Bedrock #604 Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock #604 Smooth Plane  This #604 plane is in good overall condition.   

Good . . . . .$150.00       SOLD







Stanley Bedrock # 604 / Early Round Side Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 604 Early Round Side Smooth Plane    This early round side # 604 smooth plane is a type 3 and dates from right around the turn of the century.   I believe it is proper and has not been fiddled with.  It is the last of the bedrocks with the great looking 3 line cap.   This plane has been carefully cleaned and lapped.  It is in very nice condition and has well over 90% of the original japanning, and the wood is in super condition and has the style of graceful rosewood handle only these earlier Stanley planes have.  These are the best planes ever made, and for the money, a bargain when weighed against the competition. 

Fine . . . . . . $150.00         SOLD!




Stanley Bedrock # 604 C Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 604 C Smooth Plane    This # 604C corrugated smooth plane has characteristics of both a type 5 & 6.  I believe it is proper and has not been fiddled with.  Rather I think the type study needs to be a bit less rigid, and those who consider it the bible need to be a bit more flexible in their beliefs.  Anyway the discrepancy is the type 6 cap, on what otherwise is a type 5.  Perhaps it was issued on Jan 1st explaining it, or perhaps -------

Anyway, it has well over 90% of the original japanning, and the wood is in super condition and has the style of graceful rosewood handle only these earlier Stanley planes have. There are a few numbers stamped into the side rail, indicating this may have come from a school or shop at some point.  A very nice example of a proper plane, or perhaps a rare variation from the type study. 

Good+  . . . . .  $195.00       SOLD!


Stanley # 604 C  Bedrock Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 604 C Smooth Plane This Stanley  604 C appears to be a type 6 with its one line Bed Rock cap produced between 1912 and 1921.  This corrugated bottom smooth plane has been reconditioned / lapped and looks like new.  The japanning appears to be original and it is a showpiece the way it looks.  None Nicer!!   

Fine . . . . . . $225.00         SOLD!






Stanley Bedrock Type 1 # 604 Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock Type 1 # 604 Smooth Plane   This is a type 1 604.  The japanning is about 80%.  It is all proper.  I sold this to the collector in the early 90's.  I remember trying to buy just the cap when I found it as I did not know it was really a Bedrock when I first saw it. The seller would have no part of that, it was all or nothing.  The collector gave me the Bedrock type study after he bought it from me.  It has sat in that collection for close to 25 years.  It is ready for a place in the next one, or it will make for a good user.  Nice!

Good   . . . . . . . $195.00         SOLD!!





Stanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth Plane   This looks to be a type 3 dating from 1900 - 1908.  It is in exceptional condition and has been tastefully cleaned.   It has the proper 3 line Bedrock lever cap and is numbered 604 1/2..  It has great wood and the Rosewood handle has that beautiful graceful look that this eras planes had.  Good throat, no rust, pitting or other casting problems to speak of.   The best design iron bench plane ever produced. Properly tuned and sharpened this plane will perform as well as any other plane currently on the market.  A beauty!!

Fine +. . . . . . . $495.00          SOLD!!





Stanley # 604 1/2 Bedrock Extra Large Smooth PlaneStanley # 604 1/2 Bedrock Extra Large Smooth Plane This is a nice 604 1/2 Bedrock smooth plane.  This is a proper type 6 with the single line Bedrock cap and the sweetheart logo cutter.  This plane has its original japanning, and it is 90% or better.  The sides and sole have been lapped at some point and look good.  The Rosewood Handle & knob are very nice.  A workhorse ready to go back to work or it is nice enough for the shelf.. 

Good +  . . . . . . $395.00    SOLD!





Stanley Bedrock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth Plane This looks to be a type 6 with flat sides and the 3 screw frog adjustment system.  It is in very nice all original condition. Straight off the bench with shavings and dust.  Well over 90% of the japanning    It has not been cleaned or fiddled with.  The Rosewood handle handle & knob are beautiful.   It has the proper 1 line Bedrock lever cap   Good throat, no rust.   No other casting problems to speak of.   The best design iron bench plane ever produced.   When properly sharpened, tuned and set-up this plane will perform as well as any other plane currently on the market.  A favorite with users.

Fine   . . . . . . . $395.00       SOLD!!





Stanley Bedrock Type 1 # 4 1/2 / 604 1/2 Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock Type 1 # 4 1/2 / 604 1/2 Smooth Plane  Smooth bottom Stanley # 604 1/2 planes are one of the hardest to find of all Bedrocks.  A type 1 marked just 4 1/2 and having the milled out patent date doubly so.   They are rarely seen.  The handle is proper and nice.  The cutter is proper and near full length.  The japanning has been enhanced / redone.  It looks pretty good.   The tag indicates he bought it at a David Stanley auction back in the 80's.    A fine example.  Nice enough for inclusion in the collection..

Fine  . . . . . $495.00          SOLD!!





Stanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth Plane   This is a nice looking plane. It has been nicely cleaned and put together. Its features defies any type study.  The body  looks to be a type 5 with flat sides and the 3 screw frog adjustment system.  It has an earlier 3 line Bedrock lever cap. It has a later nice, full length cutter.  The nice looking Rosewood handle has been reglued.  Good throat, no rust, pitting or other casting problems to speak of.  A nice plane

Short story.  I have been at this long enough to remember when there were buyers who would not buy a Bedrock if it did not have a Bed Rock cap.  That later ones like this were supposed to have a Stanley cap made no difference  Sellers were happy to help. In fact many sellers had no access to a type study, nor did they care, or know any better.  They knew what sold and just cobbled stuff up to make it look nice so it would sell.  And it did sell.  Some did it well, as with this one, others not so good.  There is no tag on this saying where or when the collector got it, but it has the aura of a California creation from the 80's - 90's where a lot of planes were made to look very nice for the hungry collectors / consumers of the day.  A good looking plane even if it does not fit the type study, and Priced Right!!

Good +. . . . . . . $250.00         SOLD!




Stanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth Plane   This is a nice looking plane. It has been nicely cleaned.

Good +. . . . . . . $295.00        SOLD!







Stanley Bedrock #604 1/2 C Type 3 Smooth Plane    This plane is in good overall condition.  It has very little original japanning left.  I have put very nice proper and original vintage wood on this plane.  I replaced the short cutter with a proper vintage cutter.  I lightly cleaned the whole plane.  There is very light texture / pitting on the sides and bottom, but nothing major or that has to be dealt with.  It would lap out easily and if repainted this plane would look super.  The stuff on the cap is crud, and not pitting.  It will come off as well with a proper cleaning.  It is priced accordingly, and will make a great user just the way it sits.

Good +. . . . . $495.00          SOLD




Stanley Bedrock #604 1/2 Type 6 Smooth Plane    This plane is in excellent overall condition.  Note the great early Stanley Rosewood handle with a nearly full original decal. The high knob is very nice as well with no cracks or finish loss. They are both rich, dark, and near flawless.  The cutter has the sweetheart logo and that as well as the other features date this plane from approx 1912-1922.   The original black japanning  is well over 90% but is very light from what i have seen on other examples.  There are no casting cracks, chips or other flaws, anywhere!  The throat area is very nice as is the rest of the sole.  The sides have a ever so light texture or pitting that can not be felt but with a glass is evident and indicates that this plane was once lightly rusted, but his is not really noticeable, and will in no way affect the use.  It  would easily lap out if one so desired.  The cap is proper and according to the type study that Bob Kaune has put out, this would be a type 6 and all parts are proper for this.  These 604 1/2 Bedrock planes very hard to find these days, and they are still the standard that all planes try to emulate 100 years later.  Nothing finer has ever been built for the money and value in one of these planes, and this one will not disappoint in any way, it is very nice!!  Top Shelf!   Recommended.

Good + . . . . .  SOLD



Stanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 C Extra Large Corrugated Bottom Smooth Plane   This looks to be a type 6 with flat sides and the 3 screw frog adjustment system.  It has the proper 1 line Bedrock lever cap that has a small nick in the leading edge.  It will have no effect on use.    It is in nice overall condition.  It has not been over cleaned or fiddled with. The nice looking Rosewood handle has been re-glued.  Good throat, no rust, and just some light pitting / texture that will lap out.   No other casting problems to speak of.   The best design iron bench plane ever produced, properly sharpened, tuned and set-up this plane will perform as well as any other plane currently on the market. 

Good +. . . . . . . $300.00    SOLD!!


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