A Price Guide
to Antique Tools, 4th Ed.
Herbert P. Kean
A price guide
is only as helpful as its prices are current. With this in mind,
we offer a new fourth edition of Herbert Keanís A Price Guide
to Antique Tools, its prices taken from the latest live and
internet auctions as well as from private sales. As before, there
are over 12,000 prices (individual and chart combinations) that
represent extraordinary tools, as well as those found in flea markets.
is an explanation for each tool group that allows the reader to judge
the condition of a tool, the most critical of all factors when determining
price. The chapter on American wooden planes covers over 400 makers,
each graded with a single value number, a system that is at the same
time simple and comprehensive.
To help even more,
almost every tool is illustrated with a photograph or line drawing.
The section on internet prices explains the mechanisms of electronic
auctions and gives tips for successful bidding. If you have ever wished
that you could consult with an expert before investing in a tool,
this is the book for you. It puts at your fingertips the knowledge
and expertise of noted tool collector and dealer Herb Kean, both in
determining current prices and in evaluating condition. Altogether,
an invaluable book. Fully Illustrated
pages, Paperback, B&W, 7" x 10", © 2005
Order Number: AP219............$17.95
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