Stamps as a Profitable Investment

Instability in the stock markets is forcing investors to seek for some new investment opportunities, for example, many of them are thinking to invest in a stamp collecting. According to the company "Stanley Gibbons", which is providing us with all necessary information about the costs of a postage stamps all over the world, the number of people willing to invest in the purchase of stamps is gradually increasing.

According to the head of "Stanley Gibbons" - Paul Fraser - many rich people can not find the use of their money, and suddenly there appears something, that brings pleasure and profit together. It's as if you have a tangible assets. So, Paul Fraser stated, that in the first half of 2004 his company invested in the postage stamps approximately 1 million pounds and is about to double that amount before the end of the year. According to him - over the past 5 years the average increase in the cost of a postage stamps was 11.7% per year. Stamps are becoming rarer every year, they are damaged, they are suffering from wars and natural disasters, many of them are presented as a gift to the museums, as a result they often disappear completely from the philatelic market.

Whichever way a person may join the world of philately - looking for the new hobbies, for a good investment, or more likely, both of them - he knows that the price for most stamps increases with time. In the philatelic market from time to time there are ups and downs in prices, but in generally the value of stamps is growing rapidly.

 

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Buying stamps as an investment, you need to remember two things: first of all - stamps need to be subsequently sold, and second - they must be sold after a considerable period of time. Be careful when buying a philatelic materials with the narrow focus of interest, for example rare envelopes, the cost of which exceeds 5,000 pounds. The market of such envelopes is quite narrow and it will be difficult for you to find a buyer who will pay a higher amount of money. While at any given time thousands of collectors around the world are ready to purchase the full series of uncanceled stamps of British colonies from Victorian, Edward VII, George V and George VI time. An important role will be played by the condition of stamps. The older and the more expensive is the philatelic material, the greater attention any collector would pay to the condition. The brightness of colors, alignment of stamps, perforation, degree of preservation of the adhesive layer - the combination of these factors is greatly affecting the value of stamps.

It should be understood that the vast majority of stamps are not unique, they exist in tens, hundreds, many - in thousands of copies, but this does not diminish the interest in them because they are a mechanism for building your own collection, which has the potential to become a unique and to reach a very high level. Here lies the obvious or the subconscious desire of many collectors.

Paul Fraser said that Stanley Gibbons is making research on the index of 100 stamps, which are sold most often. In the near future the company will publish the index in the mass-media. The motion of the indexes is demonstrating that stamps are actually bringing a very good income, comparing to the other investments, said Fraser. According to him, in particular, he sold a very rare stamp for 71 thousand pounds (109 thousand dollars). Fraser mentioned those, when he was presenting the results of the semi-annual company profits which in the I half of 2002 increased from 67 thousand (103 thousand dollars) to 203 thousand pounds (311 thousand dollars).

In addition, the postage stamps are a wonderful and totally legal possibility of carrying the large sums of money. States with the strictest laws in the export of capital abroad are now more the exception than the rule, although even in the open country with a long-established freedom of movement of funds there is always a question, the open possibility, that the new government will deprive citizens of this opportunity. For many people, rare stamps are a reliable mechanism to ensure the necessary mobility of their money. The history of philately knows a lot of examples when the stamp was used exclusively for such purposes. In addition to their portability, rare stamps are not always well recognized by most representatives of the customs and immigration authorities. And their value is invisible to someone, who is not an expert.

Instability in the stock markets is forcing investors to seek for some new investment opportunities, for example, many of them are thinking to invest in a stamp collecting. According to the company "Stanley Gibbons", which is providing us with all necessary information about the costs of a postage stamps all over the world, the number of people willing to invest in the purchase of stamps is gradually increasing.

According to the head of "Stanley Gibbons" - Paul Fraser - many rich people can not find the use of their money, and suddenly there appears something, that brings pleasure and profit together. It's as if you have a tangible assets. So, Paul Fraser stated, that in the first half of 2004 his company invested in the postage stamps approximately 1 million pounds and is about to double that amount before the end of the year. According to him - over the past 5 years the average increase in the cost of a postage stamps was 11.7% per year. Stamps are becoming rarer every year, they are damaged, they are suffering from wars and natural disasters, many of them are presented as a gift to the museums, as a result they often disappear completely from the philatelic market.

Whichever way a person may join the world of philately - looking for the new hobbies, for a good investment, or more likely, both of them - he knows that the price for most stamps increases with time. In the philatelic market from time to time there are ups and downs in prices, but in generally the value of stamps is growing rapidly.

Buying stamps as an investment, you need to remember two things: first of all - stamps need to be subsequently sold, and second - they must be sold after a considerable period of time. Be careful when buying a philatelic materials with the narrow focus of interest, for example rare envelopes, the cost of which exceeds 5,000 pounds. The market of such envelopes is quite narrow and it will be difficult for you to find a buyer who will pay a higher amount of money. While at any given time thousands of collectors around the world are ready to purchase the full series of uncanceled stamps of British colonies from Victorian, Edward VII, George V and George VI time. An important role will be played by the condition of stamps. The older and the more expensive is the philatelic material, the greater attention any collector would pay to the condition. The brightness of colors, alignment of stamps, perforation, degree of preservation of the adhesive layer - the combination of these factors is greatly affecting the value of stamps.

It should be understood that the vast majority of stamps are not unique, they exist in tens, hundreds, many - in thousands of copies, but this does not diminish the interest in them because they are a mechanism for building your own collection, which has the potential to become a unique and to reach a very high level. Here lies the obvious or the subconscious desire of many collectors.

Paul Fraser said that Stanley Gibbons is making research on the index of 100 stamps, which are sold most often. In the near future the company will publish the index in the mass-media. The motion of the indexes is demonstrating that stamps are actually bringing a very good income, comparing to the other investments, said Fraser. According to him, in particular, he sold a very rare stamp for 71 thousand pounds (109 thousand dollars). Fraser mentioned those, when he was presenting the results of the semi-annual company profits which in the I half of 2002 increased from 67 thousand (103 thousand dollars) to 203 thousand pounds (311 thousand dollars).

In addition, the postage stamps are a wonderful and totally legal possibility of carrying the large sums of money. States with the strictest laws in the export of capital abroad are now more the exception than the rule, although even in the open country with a long-established freedom of movement of funds there is always a question, the open possibility, that the new government will deprive citizens of this opportunity. For many people, rare stamps are a reliable mechanism to ensure the necessary mobility of their money. The history of philately knows a lot of examples when the stamp was used exclusively for such purposes. In addition to their portability, rare stamps are not always well recognized by most representatives of the customs and immigration authorities. And their value is invisible to someone, who is not an expert.

 

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