Very Fine Stanley # 15 1/2 Tailed Block Plane.
Stanley Excelsior planes are well known and becoming very collectable. T are those that consider only the early block planes with the "hump back" style as members of that exclusive "Excelsior" group. John Walter groups them all together as the "Excelsior" family, even the later ones. They came in 8 styles but only 2 lengths. This is one of the longer ones at 7 inches, much less common than the shorter ones which are 6 1/4 inches long. You'll see 10 of the shorter ones for every longer one.
This is a later # 15 1/2 with the tail handle. The plane is without damage and retains almost all of the japanning. The tail knob has lots of finish left on it and only the smallest chip out of the bead at the base. As you can see, this is a very fine example in very, very nice condition. Please look at the pictures and you will see that the throat is not chipped and it is in above average condition.
These # 15 1/2 size planes are not common and this one is all t and undamaged. It has lots more of the japanning than usual and will look very good. This is from my collection and t is a reserve.
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