Look what was waiting for me when I got home!!
A spiffy (almost) new LN 4 1/2 and a bronze LN 140 courtesy of recent purchase from a classified add on WoodCentral. These bad boys look pretty much brand spanking new! Besides being in near new condition, they came complete with their original paperwork and boxes. For operational purposes, these don't matter much. But it just goes to show you how "complete" these are.
I'm pretty excited about these two planes. For a long time I'd been looking on Ebay for a Bedrock #604 1/2 or a Stanley #140 but I could never find either for less than a brand new LN, or in good enough condition to warrant the expense. These two were also a present to myself to celebrate the new job I started today. But I pretty much exhausted the "tool fund" (generated by recent tool sales) with these guys. I might have enough left for one more purchase.