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Old 03-14-2007, 04:58 PM   #521
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Time machine - price dynamics over years

I was just looking through old papers and came accross some printouts from Alexei's web site from June 2000.

Here's what he was asking then:

- Hero Soc Labor medal w award book - $575
- Hero Soc Labor medal w presentation box - $500
- Order of Lenin w award book - $450 - 500
- Lenin - $400
- Oct Revolution - $95
- Nevskiy order - $320
- Red Banner screwback - $120
- Red Banner - $30-35
- Red Banner Labor screwback - $450
- OPW 1st cl - $150
- OPW 2nd cl - $30
- Glory 2nd cl - $150
- Glory 3rd cl - $20
- Labor Glory 2nd cl - $140
- Badge of Honor screwback - $95
- XX yrs RKKA medal - $155

Those good old days...

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Old 03-14-2007, 05:19 PM   #522
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Those good old days...
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Yeah, ain't that somethin'????
Let's hope the prices continue to rise (for us inverstors and dealers) while good supplies of good deals can still be found for us collectors.

Ya know, in addition to being a jack-of-all-trades I am also a "seer"; I can see the future*.

I just checked Alexei's catalog for 2012 and here it is:

- Hero Soc Labor medal w award book - $5750
- Hero Soc Labor medal w presentation box - $5000
- Order of Lenin w award book - $4500 - 5000
- Lenin - $4000
- Oct Revolution - $950
- Nevsky order - $3200
- Red Banner screwback - $1200
- Red Banner - $300-350
- Red Banner Labor screwback - $4500
- OPW 1st cl - $1500
- OPW 2nd cl - $300
- Glory 2nd cl - $1500
- Glory 3rd cl - $200
- Labor Glory 2nd cl - $1400
- Badge of Honor screwback - $950
- XX yrs RKKA medal - $1550

Better start buying now!!! Don't wait, phone lines are open and operators are standing by. Order before midnight tonight and get some free soviet socks*.

* not really, I'm kidding
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:26 PM   #523
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Dude, lay off the sauce!! Now I need to go and get a refill on my Prozac.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:27 PM   #524
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In a mail at about the same time, my Estonian friend quoted the following prices:

FIM = Finnish Mark, old pre-EUR currency of Finlandia:

Red Banner - 120 FIM
Red Banner Labor - 80-100 FIM
Badge of Honour - 100 FIM
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Anniversary medals - 5-10 FIM each


One USD was about 5-6 FIM in those days.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:51 PM   #525
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Eric, How much will a 70 anniversary AF be in 2012?
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:45 PM   #526
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I put some of this data in a thread a while back...

http://www.soviet-awards.com/forum/s...html#post43907

Ah yes... when I SHOULD have been buying the "nice" stuff, but had a horrid fascination with beat up old medals...
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:31 PM   #527
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For sure it was cheap at that time, because Russia was going through an Economy crisis since the summer of 1998. As we say in French : "Le malheur des uns fait le bonheur des autres", which could be roughly translated in "One person's misfortune is another's happiness". So during the hard time in Russia, Western collectors have build up pretty nice collections. Let's not forget this.
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:18 AM   #528
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I just checked Alexei's catalog for 2012 and here it is:
Eric,

Some of his prices in 5 years are pretty much 2007 prices; have to be careful where you invest your hard earned money

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Old 03-15-2007, 07:08 AM   #529
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Eric,

Some of his prices in 5 years are pretty much 2007 prices; have to be careful where you invest your hard earned money

Marc
I guess so, IF one does this for investment rather than as collecting.
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:07 PM   #530
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Who is Alexei?

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I was just looking through old papers and came accross some printouts from Alexei's web site from June 2000.
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Who is Comrade Alexei? Where is his website?
I really need XX Years RKKA" medal!!! $155.00? I'll give few Rubles more!
Deal???
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