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    Re: Robert O. White in Boston
    From: Richard B. Emerson
    Date: 1999 Oct 06, 7:58 PM

    Roger M. Derby writes:
     > I liked the idea of an ad in a magazine for older, frugal, people
     > (Yankee Magazine) and offering $100 if the device was in usable
     > condition.  He paid $75 to run his ad in Yankee and bought several
     > sextants over the next 12 months from that one ad.  He claims all he
     > bought were worth more than $100.  He picked a non-boating magazine and
     > many respondents had no idea what the things were.
     >
     > Do you have the Second Edition?
    
    At this point I can't recall which edition I have.  The idea of
    running an ad in Yankee strikes as a good one.  Get where people
    *think* they know what sextants are (or "should" be) worth, and prices
    often go through the roof.
    
    Rick
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
    

       
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