01-29-2005, 11:03 PM
I finally got around to cleaning up the 60 1/2 I purchased ($21 delivered) and was unexpectedly pleased to find the sweetheart stamp on the blade. I also picked up a sweetheart jack on ebay this week ($30 delivered....help, I'm slipping and I can't get up!). I was actually bidding on 4 different #5s that all finished in a 10 minute period and was hoping to get one for a good price and ended up with one of the sweethearts. I normally wouldn't even bid on the sweetheart planes because they usually fetch more than I'm willing to pay, but I got lucky I reckon. Thus my question, what is the big deal with the sweetheart era? Why are they more collectable? Is the steel in the blade better, or what?