Here is a complete sheet of 4 of the 'first' transfer which merely states:  MARPLES SHEFFIELD ENG   and is 18mm in diameter.

[Actually there was one transfer before this , in the 1890s that just indicated  MARPLES and SHEFFIELD and was slightly smaller than this one!!]

 I sell this transfer in sets of 4 for $12CAN.

This is an earlier transfer than the 'second' type and is seen mainly on most hand planes, boxwood chisels etc.

The colours are authentic including the Gold.  ​These are correct WATER transfers as per original.

WATER TRANSFERS and other DECALS

The Wood Plane 'BB' applications :

I have great scans of this image and can produce virtually the same 'transfer' /application as the original. 

However, these images need very precise cutting out of the outline and of the 'plane' outline from the original 'print' and this is included in the price.  

This is very labour intensive, however, I have purchased the equipment to do these functions.

I will sell each 'application', [ready to 'Fish Glue' or Elmers Glue  to the plane] for $8 CAN each

All of the Transfers below have been very expensively re-produced in the UK and are currently for sale here. [FOX Transfers is the firm to whom I indebted]
I have had made, and will continue to offer for sale, these amazing Water Transfers which are exactly like the original transfers.​
Please be assured that, despite the work involved to get these transfers to you,  I make very little if no profit.   ​   Please therefore accept that with the visits to the local Post Office to get quotes and then to post, my time and expenses are worth a little compensation. [Usually a $5 value for small purchases, not on for larger orders} 

Prices shown do not include shipping and time/effort(for small purchases)
Please be assured that these transfers are not available anywhere else in the World.

There is a later 'BB' Planes paper transfer that I have found and which I will endeavour to reproduce for you.  Watch this space!

Here is a complete sheet of the 'second' transfer marked Wm MARPLES & SONS SHEFFIELD ENG which came as 19mm and 26mm diameter.  I sell these transfers in sets of 4 individual transfers [either 2 small + 2 Large, or 4 small, or 4 Large] for $12CAN  The colours are authentic including the Gold.

​These are correct WATER transfers as per original.


I have had this large transfer [right] reproduced which was placed on the side of later [after 1905?]  hand-made (not BB) wooden planes made by MARPLES and also some other tools [e.g. Hammers]  It is Large and therefore I am selling them for $5 CAN for each transfer with a minimum purchase of 2 transfers [=$10CAN]  

These are correct WATER transfers as per original.

It may have emanated from the early 1900s. [More work!]