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When Is The Correct Time To Sell Coins And Stamps Collection

Author : Robert Pepoa

Submitted : 2010-06-20 07:24:10    Word Count : 700    Popularity:   75

Tags:   coins, stamps, collecting

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When is the absolute point in time to sell coins or stamps collections? This may possibly be a dumb question if asked to collector however timing really does make a big difference. There are times when a collector wakes up in the morning and suddenly makes a decision to sell his precious collections collected over the years. There are also times that a collector needs to yield up his collections due to private reasons and the concept of selling his precious collection may be the most arduous part. No matter what the reasons are, it is a fact that this does occur in the life of every collector.

A number of collectors often search for the coins and stamps they want and for the period of that searching journey, they may stumble upon items that may not be qualified for their own collection but they may buy them anyway perhaps because at that time itís sold cheaper than usual. Upon returning back, they trade the coins they have bought and make service of the money to obtain new items that they really are looking for.

There are also coin and stamps collectors who collect items not just for a hobby; these collectors use these items primarily as their source of income. They make a living from selling the coins and stamps that they collect. Sometimes they sell them to other collectors and set a price much higher than the usual cost of the items and this is appropriate if that particular collector really needs it to complete his collection.

Once a collector has decided to sell his coins and stamps he must consider if it is really the right time to sell. Is the collector ready to give away his coins and stamps? Is the item at higher price now? Will it do well and will he benefit from selling it? These factors should always be considered.
There are other options available to determine where a collector could sell his coins. He may want to sell the items at auctions. Many people now opt of putting their belongings up for auction and this is not restricted to arts and collectibles as before.

There is furthermore a higher probability of having the items sold at a higher price since auctions include bidding processes. Buyers may bid for a higher price especially if the coin or stamp being sold is of rare quality and has a higher value.

A collector may also want to put up a website to advertise it there. The Internet is the easiest way for collectors to search for these items. In addition, advertising on the Internet will make the selling an easier task. He should also note how much he is willing sell them for. Just note that this way of selling can take longer depends on demand.
There are other options as well if the sellers want his collections to be paid outright; He can seek a dealer that may want to buy the collection for fair price.

It is of course advisable to compare prices between one dealer and another as there is always a chance that one dealer may buy the coins and stamps at a higher price than other dealer. It is intelligent to shop for dealers and then decide which one you want to deal with.
It is also recommended that collectors who decide to sell their items may as well use a catalog or grading service from reputable companies depending if the items are rare. By using a catalog or grading service, the seller will be able to set a price that is based on the assessment recorded in the catalog or made by the assessors.

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Robert Pepoa is an avid collector of coins and stamps. He writes articles about these items which aims on helping newbies on understanding the hobby well. If you are a newbie to stamps collecting he recommends buying your own stamp catalog either an issue from your country or the most popular one with worldwide coverage scott stamp catalogue.



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