The Sargent Hand Plane Pocket Inventory Workbook
This book is sized to be carried in the field while at the flea markets, antique shops or auctions.
Keeping track of your collection is an important part of collecting and maintaining a collection. Although this workbook is written for your Sargent collection, you can also use the extra pages for other pieces in your collection. Each plane has a page and plenty of space for notes and listing of the planes you have, along with multiple types and notes on condition. This allows you to fill in the holes in your collection There are blank pages for other brand planes and notes and descriptions or list of what you need to look for. A description of the condition categories are listed on page 218 Happy Hunting!!
Knowing What You Need.
On top of making sure you don’t accidentally re-purchase an item, having an accurate account of your collection can assist in figuring out what you need/want to add to it. Regardless of what you collect, there’s undoubtedly something you’re on the hunt for. You may remember one or two of the “big” things you want, but there’s probably a longer list of smaller items that easily slip your mind.
Knowing what’s already in your collection will help remind you of what you don’t have. Say you’re creating a list of items that are a part of a smaller series within your collection (i.e., a specific author within a book collection). By looking at what you have, anything you’re lacking will stand out. This will make it easier to create a separate and more accurate wish list. Jotting down a list of things to look out for is great, but without knowing what you already have, it’s easy to leave something off your list.
Use the blank pages at the end to make extra notes and track your wish list.