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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
You will need
- - vehicle information;
- - inspection of the vehicle;
- - ads in Newspapers or on websites;
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.