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Philately

rouble protects Mark
  Philately

the rouble protects Mark


it is eternal these problems with money - from where to take to where to enclose. Has placed them where - nibud - again torments of doubts: whether all and whether there has enclosed. The customs takes offence, if carry money there the Central Bank is besides afflicted if at all where - that translate. What a difference marks (well not DM, and in our case, for example, Chinese): small so that the customs, the Ministry of Finance, their Central Bank simply do not notice. The taxation of operations with them too any, and the effect from these gear rectangles can be very notable - marks after all the same money or securities, simply form more small and game rules with them a bit differents. Even the English queen has proved as the inveterate philatelist, having collected one of the best collections in the world. So it is possible to reflect on that, instead of whether to join so respectable company.

Why, as a matter of fact, marks also what in them such attractive, what would force us to start to be interested in them?
respect an old age - it more expensively.
marks, except for rare and rare, are accessible practically to all. To store them too - not a problem. And to start to collect marks, it is not required almost any seed capital. All it speaks well for philately. And if to tell that at some ability and desire on them it is possible also to earn additionally, interest arises directly - taki blood . But is in a collecting and obvious minuses - marks demand not simply much, and it is a lot of time. Also there is no guarantee that, having collected that collection which intended only for sale, you will sell it - it becomes a pity also yourself, and a collection.

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- the philately History has already more than century tradition - practically right after how have thought up stamps, there were the people who have solved them to collect. Since then the international philatelic movement has expanded, has acquired traditions and legends. In the USSR it there was one of few fields of activity, initially submitting to market laws and authorities in any way not pursued. Unlike numismatics, philately practically did not get to sphere of attention of militia. It is indicative that at an exchange and sale of stamps it was officially authorised to estimate them in currency.
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Ask the philatelist that such a stamp. The security, only very small, will be the answer. And unlike usual securities stamps have one pleasant feature: cost practically any of them grows in due course, that is the the mark is more senior, the more expensively it costs. But it concerns the average price of marks. Growth rate of the prices for a concrete collection depends exclusively on its owner.

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To the Tokyo Olympic Games in the USSR the block of marks by face value 1 rouble has been let out. But all circulation has been sent to Japan, and only the little managed to buy those some hundreds the copies, which Glavpochtamt were sold by unique day. In some years cost of this block has reached 2,5 thousand rbl.
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Philately on spirit is close to a lottery - precisely to tell, which ticket becomes advantageous, anybody plainly cannot, but for all tickets thus it is possible to return money. In this game there is a rule: professionals win more often. But after all to become the professional, that is the philatelist, to you disturbs nothing. Your problem - to trace occurrence of new marks the price on which grows much faster average, and in time to have time to get them to itself in a collection.

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In 1968 in the USSR the mark with an inscription has been let out: we Will strengthen solidarity with the Greek democrats . The protest has there and then followed from the government black colonels Greece - they with us to make common cause well did not intend in any way and to strengthen, in their understanding, there was especially nothing. Mark has been withdrawn from sale, and its cost has instantly increased.
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Though to begin with and it can be not important, as any marks will grow in the price (and in a currency equivalent), but expensive marks grow faster, and cheap can rescue from inflation only. Besides it is necessary to remember what always easier to sell that initially costed more expensively.

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If you have got a collection of marks of the USSR of different years in 1985, it would cost to you no more than 20 000 rbl. that made approximately $3500. In 1994 cost of such collection has grown to $10 000. Thus, the income has made approximately 20 % annual in currency. Approximately 10 - 15 % a year are made by medium height of the prices for marks worldwide.



Yes, all it so, but usual marks grow in the price long, for years and decades - while you will wait for their hour of triumph, can happen unforeseen - you become the collector. And it already is similar to illness which will absorb all your free time. And to marks the relation can change cardinally - growth of their cost will cease to excite you and all mercantile interests will leave in bezmarochnoe the past.

that will grow, will grow
All marks still it was possible to collect to nobody. After all by annually each country is issued from 50 to 100 names of marks, and so hundred years on end. If still to consider versions and variants of the same marks the quantity will turn out impressing. Therefore, before to start to collect a collection, it is necessary to choose a principle on which you will make it.
the problem becomes complicated that the greatest value the collection including all stamps, collected on a certain sign possesses: the country, a theme, time. The your meeting is fuller represents the chosen theme, the above its cost. And in what marks to be interested - a private affair of everyone. Though experts advise to begin with marks Soviet and Russian (modern Russia, and you, perhaps, then will not master pre-revolutionary marks): they are closer, and to get them easier, and it is not necessary to search for rare and expensive marks at once. First, while experience at you it is small, you will necessarily deceive, therefore, having begun with simple marks, you smaller risk.
it makes sense to buy, for example, a full annual set of marks of the country for current year. It is possible even to take some complete sets for the future - let lie to itself and rise in price, is - they do not ask that.

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Commercial cost of full release of stamps of Russia for 1994 makes now about 30 000 rbl. And in 1995 you can receive all Russian marks face value if we will get on Glavpochtamte the subscription.
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it is clear that is cheaper than face value of mark you will not buy. That you on it will lose nothing, it is exact. And it is possible and to win: standard marks 1992 - stand 93 years now 3 - - 5 face values, and some have gone up in price with 15 to 500 rbl.
Together with the Chinese consumer goods in the last some years unexpectedly for many extremely favourable steels of mark of China. To the middle 80 - h years in the country they could be bought from us freely and literally for copecks. A particular interest of collectors neither at us, nor in the world the Chinese marks did not cause. But recently the situation has changed. In the end of 80 - h the uniform boom has begun. The prices for the Chinese marks have grown to 100 times in currency.



the Experts, managed to predict a similar rise in prices, it is quite good on it have earned. And here now to be engaged in the Chinese marks already late as the prices left on a maximum level and further to grow, most likely, will not be. Under the forecasts, in the near future similar jump of the prices should occur to marks of Vietnam and the North Korea in which now there is the same, as in China five years` prescription. Many philatelists gradually start to select collections of marks of these countries, expecting that the prices for them in the nearest future will go upwards.
Favour in this world and marks of the small states - them is issued a little. Imagine mark which practically anybody in eyes did not see, and the price for it is not present even in catalogues (not because it costs nothing, that is why, what this curiosity is actually invaluable)? Is also such, Blue Mauritius is called (the country - the manufacturer - Mauritius). With it Mauritius the curious history is connected: The legend says that to the owner of the mark existing as was considered, in the single copy, the sailor was and has offered well exactly same and, notice, absolutely original. At first the sailor has received the enormous sum of money for mark, and then one of Mavrikiev has departed to a fireplace. However, now it is rumored that the survived mark not that.

philately - a semiexchange, a semideceit
Having been engaged in philately, you will acquire communications and to increase experience. After all without having neither that, nor another, in philatelic circles it is almost impossible to buy really standing thing.

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the Unions and clubs of philatelists. In Moscow it is the Union of philatelists of Russia (the Tver street, d. 12) and the Union of the Moscow philatelists (the Armenian lane, d. 13). The branch of the Russian Union and local associations exist in all big cities of Russia. The most active trade and an exchange occur in Moscow in club of Bitter (Vjatsky street, d. 41).
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And first you will inflate by all means, and not once. To it it is necessary to be ready. Only in due course you learn to learn marks in the person also will comprehend secrets of a tooth and the intact glutinous layer.
that you will face swindle and fakes, - so it to the grandma not to go. About chemistry, about experts of heavy business of a fake of marks! After all it is possible to forge anything you like. The glutinous layer - please, all will look fresh, as soon as that from the machine tool. Or besides a stamp to remove - there are no problems, and here the nonprofessional of it and will not notice. All is forged - and parts, and entirely. If you do not know till now that such an overprint (the additional image on ready marks), that, having been engaged in philately, you will face and it. After all the overprint quite often increases the mark price in 100 and more times and consequently, fakes on which you have every chance are here again possible to be caught. Beginning to understand how the overprint (is made by handicraft methods or officially), it is problematic. Experts work in all areas, and falsification of marks not less profitable business, than bank notes (it is just necessary to know, what marks to forge). In good catalogues the instructions on forgeries on concrete marks are given the chance.
but after all, except these obvious fakes, there are absolutely lawful repeated releases of marks, the price on which on usages below the first release, and outwardly them to distinguish difficult - distinctions are almost imperceptible.
it is interesting that practically there is no fake of the Soviet marks 20 - 40 - h years as the paper on which they have been printed, with great difficulty gives in to reproduction under our conditions.

do not study on another`s errors - buy them
the Collection - a collection is better, and each philatelist wants to have something such that is not present at anybody. Where them to take, these curiosities? All is in advance provided and thought over - there are some rules which observance increases your chances of a prize.
interesting feature of philately is that errors here are welcomed. Marks which for whatever reasons differ from all other release, and are those lottery tickets on which the basic prizes fall. Marks in the course of which manufacturing the technology is broken especially sharply grow in the price of mark with errors, typing errors, discrepancies. Let`s tell, at mark printing one of sheets have put in the car not that party. It is clear that similar marks will be in meetings at a minute quantity of collectors and the price for them will rise practically at once.

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In 1971 the memorable mark by face value in 10 copeck, devoted to the figure of the American working-class movement William Fosteru has been let out. In a week after release it has been noticed that on mark year of birth of the figure (1864 instead of 1861) is incorrectly specified. The mark circulation has been withdrawn from sale and reprinted already with correct date. The price for this mark among philatelists at first after circulation withdrawal made 30 copeck Now its price under the catalogue makes 50 DM.
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However quickly make money for similar marks the collector possessing the full information on all leaving marks and passing their big number through the hands can only. And it is difficult to beginning philatelist to play on sharp initial jump of the prices on such piece the goods. Though already in itself possession wrong andquot; with marks will provide success of your collection (after all these marks anyway will grow in the price faster, than usual).

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As well as in any business, in philately there are periods of active development and the recession periods. The strong failure has occurred in days of the Second World War that is connected with sharp falling of a standard of living and bulk sellings of collections. The similar situation has developed in Russia in days of reorganisation. The rise in prices for marks last years lagged behind rates of inflation. The situation has started to be levelled only in last year - ones and a half. For last year there was active enough rise in prices for stamps. The average prices have already exceeded prereform level taking into account inflation.
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Necessary attributes of any collecting are catalogues. And it is necessary to you too zaimet the similar book. You will find the information on almost all marks of the country, their versions, the prices in the catalogue. This information will help you not to lose the way with a large quantity of existing marks.

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In each country national catalogues are published. Last fullest catalogue of marks of the USSR - the Catalogue of stamps of the USSR 1918 - 1980 (M, 1983.) . In I quarter 1995 there is a catalogue of marks of the USSR and Russia, the covering period till 1993. Also the catalogues of stamps including all marks of year annually are issued.
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Except the national catalogues, the general catalogues including all stamps, when - or issued in the world and regularly republished are issued by known philatelic firms. As the most prestigious and full catalogues MICHEL and YVERT ET TELLIER now are considered. These are multivolume editions in which marks are grouped on regions. Cost of one volume for example devoted by the USSR, makes approximately $30.

Export - business thin
Stamps favourably differ from antiques and subjects of art by what to take out them abroad it is possible without special problems - razmerchik not running and all at itself. Though, if necessity to take out concerns not separate copies, and considerable collections, it is necessary to you rasstaratsja and to obtain the permit to export in culture Management at the government of Moscow (Neglinnaja, 8). Experts should solve, whether your marks are cultural or historical value for what paid examination is spent.

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To export the marks which cost exceeds 250 French francs under catalogue YVERT ET TELLIER or 100 DM under catalogue MICHEL are not supposed. The age of marks should not exceed 100 years - old men automatically get to a rank of historical values. Besides, exists more than 100 marks of the Soviet period which basically are not resolved to export. Among them blocks Lenin and Stalin (1949.), Tokyo the block, 100 - letie V.I.Lenin (1970.), a series High-rise buildings the Peasant ( limonka ) .
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the Owner of a collection should for such service pay 20 % from the state duty which is defined as 2 % from cost of marks under the catalogue. It is possible, truth, to it not to complicate itself, having tried to send marks in the necessary geographical point in post envelopes (simply lay marks sheets of a dense cardboard that they were not rumpled). But in this case there is a danger of that marks can get lost in a way. To choose that it is better - to you.
on itself sale of stamps abroad - business difficult enough also demands some experience and knowledge. Is better to do it on private channels. The direct exchange with foreign philatelists is more favourable, than sale and purchase of marks through firms and shops. You will find weight of the announcements offering an exchange, sale or purchase of marks in specialised magazines.
it is possible, you and do not need to leave for limits of Russia to realise marks: more recently, years 5 - 10 back, it was favourable to take out the Soviet marks, and now the Russian prices have exceeded world - in the West there is a next reduction of prices on philatelic materials.
but, to tell the truth, that trade in stamps began to bring in your the notable income, 15 years philately at amateur level are necessary 10 - to work, consider the pro. If it does not frighten you, set the children`s experience of a collecting off and consider that you already on the way middle. By the way, if it is valid that took place, will expose the old albums - they can conceal in themselves weight of the interesting.

NIKOLAY LJAMIN