For what it is worth, I would guess that prices of top-end collectable stuff (rare Wrenns and so on) will ease a bit or even collapse, while run-of-the-mill second-hand items may actually be in more demand. An auction house like eBay is a far better way of measuring the day-to-day effects of the recession than, say, the prices charged in shops. So expect to see far fewer £600+ Wrenns being sold conversely now maybe a good time to be auctioning off old and worn rolling stock. Also for what it is worth, I have noticed a lot of eBay sellers having trouble shifting higher-price items. High starting bids ALWAYS put people off, IMO.