In the last few days, a lifebelt sold on castoff.net for in excess of £180.00 and an unlucky bidder who missed out in the dying seconds of the auction appealed to the staff of the auction site to contact the winning bidder on their behalf wanting to offer the purchaser an instant profit on the original item.
An excited Marcus Down the auction site owner commented "This is what auction sites are all about. The ability to buy an extremely interesting item in a quite unique environment. Judging by the interest I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the ventilator fetch over a £1000.00"
Due to the fervent activity, the location of the last ventilator is a closely guarded secret as the auction fever builds.
Whilst the auctions continue and bids increase, it is apparent that the features of this historic vessel are proving to be extremely popular. Only time will tell in whose hands they ultimately end up in and what is likely to be the future for the PS Lincoln Castle relics.