Advice 1: How to determine the price of a postage stamp

Collecting postage stamps remains quite a popular hobby. Massive fashion for philately was held, but real stamp not fewer. If you are the owner of postage stamps that you think may be rare, surely there will be willing to buy from you. It is important to know the real market value of this brand.
How to determine the price of a postage stamp
You will need
  • - catalogue of postage stamps (whole world or the specific country you are interested in);
  • - access to e-resources, devoted to philately and collecting;
  • live consultation of an experienced philatelist.
Instruction
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Find the catalogue of postage stamps can be purchased or even borrowed from the library. Large foreign catalogs are expensive in the open market they are hard to find, but the catalog of stamps of the USSR found in many secondhand stores. Therefore, if the brand, the price of which you are interested in, released in Russia in the Soviet era, to understand you will be a lot easier with the brand-revolutionary or foreign. Don't take these prices for the brand literally just try to sort out the values of the brand and comparing its price to the average cost of other stamps of the same time.
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Search the Internet specialized sites and forums stamp collectors (or collectors in General, among whom philatelists certainly there). Many such resources have the same directories in electronic form, and there is also the possibility of not showing himself to discuss the alleged value of the rarity with experienced philatelists - and it is definitely worth taking advantage of.
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Find out if there is a stamp club in your city. If so, where it is located. If you come to the connoisseurs and lovers of stamps with your copy and ask them to give a rough information about it for you to anything does not oblige. The opinion of one individual collector, should not be taken literally - match insight on the potential value of the franking method, talking at different times with several experienced philatelists.
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Try to assess the condition of the stamps, the possible market price which you are interested in. Remember that the real value of a collector's item, including postage, is highly dependent on its condition - degree of preservation. Philatelists necessarily take into account the presence of all teeth, clear cancellation (if the brand was mail) or the presence of glue on the reverse side (if mark was not used on purpose).

Advice 2: How to estimate the cost of stamps

When in the hands of a man far removed from philately, stamp comes, he involuntarily thought that this piece of paper can be for someone of great value. However, not every, even a century mark is really a lot of money.
How to estimate the cost of stamps
Instruction
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The easiest way to estimate the cost of the badge postage is to contact the appraiser. Usually services of such a specialist is paid and range from 3 to 10% of the catalogue value of the stamps, which rarely coincides with the market. If you want to be absolutely sure, it is better to resort to this method. But only if you take your time and you have no time to evaluate yourself. Otherwise, in order to understand cost brands, you should know a few basic criteria.
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Carefully inspect the brand. Unlike coins, stamps have some value only if they are perfect condition, even if age brand more than half a century. In other words, if a postage stamp has wrinkles, it has blemishes, bruises, broken teeth, in the vast majority of cases these brands absolutely cost nothing. Even if the list price of stamps will, for example, 500 roubles, it will cost not 5, not even 1 ruble, which is nothing.
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If you have an uncanceled postage stamp of the USSR 60-80s of the last century (no stamps, and other signs of cancellation for reuse), and its condition is very good, the price of this brand is usually not more than 3-10 rubles. Blocks of this period will cost 20 to 50 rubles and above.
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Another option to determine the value of postage stamps – find it in the catalog. Stamps of the Russian Empire, Soviet Union and modern Russia are described in various catalogs. You can use them in large public libraries in your city.
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In addition, on the Internet there are discussion forums, where you will be able to help to make evaluation. Sign up on one of themwww.filatelist.ru, www.forum.philatelie.ru www.forumuuu.com etc.), scan your stamps and put them on the forum with a request to help assess their value.

Advice 3: How to determine the value of a used car

To sell, buy or insure a car, it is important to determine its value. It depends on many factors, such as year, condition, mileage, availability, options and many others.
How to determine the value of a used car
You will need
  • - vehicle information;
  • - inspection of the vehicle;
  • - ads in Newspapers or on websites;
  • calculator.
Instruction
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Try to determine the value of the auto with the correction table. To do this, find out the year of manufacture of the machine and calculate its age with precision up to a year. Then look at the speedometer to determine mileage. When buying a car remember that many dishonest owners and dealers artificially lower mileage, using a special device, so make sure to verify the truth of the testimony with the help of indirect evidence (wear, condition of body, engine, etc.).
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Find out the cost of a new car for your brand, this take a look at the website of the manufacturer, or call the sales center. If these are the models already out of production, ask the price of a similar car.
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Find in the table the correction factor and multiply by it the cost of a new car, you will get the approximate price of a used car. Of course this number is approximate because it ignores many important parameters.
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To learn more accurately the price, use free online calculators. Enter in the proposed cell, the name of the car, year of manufacture, information about the state of the body, additional options and be offered the approximate price of the car.
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Additionally, view the announcement of the sale of such vehicles on sites or in Newspapers. With their help adjust this value due to the market demand for certain models may overestimate or underestimate the calculated price.
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If you want to know the price of the car taking into account the technical condition (chassis and body), go to a service station. For a small price specialists will tell you all the flaws and determine whether the car is in accident or painted, require some repairs, replaced the parts of the body and other important details that affect value.

Advice 4: How to find the value of stamps

The heyday of philately in our country occurred in 80-e years of the last century. Then it was released a lot of unique and very unique brands. Many philatelists storage files with stamps inherited from fathers and grandfathers. However, to determine the value of the brand is not so easy. Use the following tips.
How to find the value of stamps
Instruction
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 5: 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.
How to sell postage stamp
Instruction
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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