First of all, you need to understand that the brand has no value. It's just a small piece of paper with a picture of something on it. Valuable it only makes the desire and the desire of another person to buy this copy to your collection, while paying certain amount of money. It is obvious that the value of brands not tied to the world economy and global trends.
To determine the value of brands famous in their circles philatelists created directories. The most famous to date is the Scott catalogs (U.S.), Michaels (very detailed, German). In specialized stores you can find Russian directories, but they have not received such prominence.
The prices in the catalogues appear after a careful study of the market of post stamps. They are Advisory in nature and does not guarantee that the mark will actually be bought at such a high, for example, price. The cheap stamps, mostly large-circulation is sold in kilograms or pounds.
Most valued brand in perfect condition, in the truest sense of the word. They should be burnt (not to have mail printing), with intact teeth, with fully preserved the adhesive on the back side, no scratches and wrinkles. Cancelled stamps have value only if produced in small quantities and almost never met in the post use. Here, the postmark with date, and best of all even save the envelope.
The cost of the stamps depends on the General trends in the world of philately. For example, now the brand Union, the Vatican, Africa are sold at prices far less than listed in the catalogs, since those countries is "not in fashion". However, things can change at any time.
Other ways of determining the value brands are the auction houses and some Internet resources. However, turning to such sources, you must first inquire about the reputation of these in order to avoid unpleasant situations in the future.
Advice 2 : How to sell postage stamp
Stamp collecting can be not only exciting, but also financially beneficial occupation. If you are the owner of a stamp collection, you may one day be sitting on the "Golden mound". Deciding to sell a brand or an entire collection, study prices in the market and learn how to negotiate.
Carefully check your collection to find out what brands you have. Gather detailed information about the stamp – this will help to establish their indicative value. A great help can become relevant stamp catalogues. To make the analysis follows a before you decide to seek a potential buyer for this exotic product.
Consult with a specialist in the field of collectibles, to determine the most accurate price and to check the authenticity of the copies. Today, you can find professional experts and appraisers on some sites. Appeal to the specialist will help you make an informed decision about the sale of the brand. Keep in mind that the value of a particular instance is largely determined by its safety. Wrinkled or damaged brand inferior in value to other instances.
Proceed to search for potential buyers. The best place to search for antique store. You can also place ads on sites the Internet auctions. Sometimes a good result can be obtained by inserting a notice in a local newspaper. You should also review all the available sources to identify people who want to buy certain types of brands or collections as a whole.
Setting the number of potential buyers, consider, if possible, their past purchases, find out the tastes and preferences. Pay attention to the average price they pay for their past purchases. Such information is usually found on auction sites where there are profiles of potential buyers. It is not excluded that these people interested in those brands that you are willing to sell.
There comes a stage of negotiations with a potential buyer. In the negotiations use the information you managed to gather from open sources about your brands and the customer. Refer to the experts. Be prepared for the fact that you have to bargain. If the buyer offers obviously unacceptable price for your item, don't be afraid to refuse. Often, having met with a refusal, a true lover of brands still prefer to go back and accept your proposed terms.