Caravan Afloat (2)

Well it didn't even get a bid! The Ebay auction ended today and this rare gem made no impression despite the reasonable £29.99 opening price - the last copy offered on ABE was advertised for £75 (see below). Perhaps I should have bought it as an investment?

I've noticed that everybody in the media appears to be blaming everything on the recession (which hasn't yet officially happened - although it appears to be inevitable). Perhaps the seller will blame the lack of response on the "R word".

Or is there less interest in waterways heritage nowadays? I remember 1st editions of Rolt's "Narrow Boat " fetching well over £60 on Ebay around the time of the 60th anniversary of publication when there was plenty of publicity. Perhaps it it is all a question of timing?

Steve Parkin