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Vincent van Gogh
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In epoch of hard financial crisis the art is always a bubble in which to shelter. Although the absence of liquidity also comes to him, there are always fortunes ready to make use of the moments of reductions.
Innovative formula of investment thrown to the market for the portal of the on-line brokers.
The most expensive
Antiqvaria (n 229-230) he has published the hundred most expensive pictures.
Ars Liber
Original editions in bibliophily and art (Suite Vollard, of Picasso).


Like beginning
and in what investing

It is not necessary to have a fortune to buy painting, the art most used as route of investment. From two million pesetas it is possible to choose to important signatures and, from five millions, it goes over to the masterpieces. If a lot of money is not had, the ideal thing is to limit itself to a genre or to an epoch. The centuries XY and XVI sound those of the reign of the Italian painting, And the XVIIth, for example, was fecund for the Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Japanese paintings.

Where to buy
In the auctions, the seller has to pay between 10 % and 11 % on the final price of the auction to the room, by way of brokerage. The expenses of transport and insurance run in charge of the seller before the auction and of the buyer, later. Now there are new supports for the art buying and selling, like different points of sale in Internet.

In what to invest
The Gothic painting is one of the best investments that can be done in these moments, since there are catalogued pieces of very much value for less than one million pesetas, The inns of flowers and natures dead of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries have acceptance great in the whole Europe. The XVIIIth century is full of opportunities, because Goya eclipsed a good number of artists today completely undervalued and whose quotation most likely will grow in the next years.

There is no very clear scale, although Selomon Brothers thinks that the investment in painting in top period at the age of 15 offers profitabilities very top - not coded - to those of the Stock Exchange. Now it is a good moment to sell.

Minimal investment
The modern art quotes from 60 euros and it is advisable to buy several authors annually in waiting of which it raises his quotation.


A good buy must be supported in two props:el good taste and the investment.

The pure and hard investment in work of art is difficult to support and it creates false expectations in the commercial circuits. But a good buy, in any case, and especially if it is millionaire, must bear in mind that the realized investment is profitable in average and long term. For it, it is necessary to know what is bought and at what price.

Most of the times are the proper professionals who better can advise and report, but if they arise you doubt on having been involved in the business, it is always possible to resort to independent centers from appraisal and advice that they fulfill faithfully his assignment.

There are collectors with good clinical eye that systematically, they bet for young, even artists, not known in the confidence of that some day will increase a hundredfold his investment. Sometimes, good results are obtained, especially if one is well glad and an elegant critical sense. The normal thing, when it is a question of millionaire numbers, is to invest in the work of those artists on whom the passage of time has cleared the possible doubts about his artistic consecration. The time will not go any more than reaffirming the work of the author and increasing his price.

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l world of the collecting is like the tunnel of tiempo:quien it enters him, it never goes out. The collecting takes possession of one. The artistic marvels of the past and of the present, with his history and his beauty, take possession of a pacific citizen of the last years of the XXth century and turn it into collector: A rare being who, during all his existence, is storing pieces which he enjoys in life and bequeaths to his death, making his name last, ideally, beyond its own generation.

There is the one who thinks that the collecting is an innate quality in the man, but the true thing is that those that can develop the above mentioned quality along his life, are not but spoiled of the fortune. And not only who they devote themselves to the high collecting, an elite in our country composed by not more than one about thirty of persons, who only aspire to the attainment of millionaire pieces. Another collecting exists, essentially as to the previous one, which anyone can realize and which, in this case it is basically cultural: keys, scissors, locks, drawings, painting, graphic work.

It would be necessary to think if the life of the man on the Earth is not but to collect objects, thoughts, offices, pains and happy moments. Everybody, in his measurement, is a collector of something. The election of the type of collecting they are determined by the love and the cultural development of every person, but in any case, there always exist basic rules to be born in mind.


Philately, Numismatics and Bibliography
[Like beginning and in what investing]

Philately: There begins in this collecting option the first thing that it is necessary to try there are a few tweezers, magnifying glass, álbumes and a good choice of catalogs specializing in the elected subject-matter. It is necessary to establish a monthly or annual previous budget of what is going to wear out in stamps.

At the time of deciding the investment it is possible to choose for Spanish stamps, protugueses, French, Germans, Englishmen, Italians and of the United States, which are the most quoted.
To invest in finished series is a revaluation guarantee over the inflation.

A pair of close pieces of the same stamp usually multiplies by three his value, a block of four stamps the sextuplica and a sheet of 24 can increase his price up to 36 times.

Bibliophily: It is possible to select a topic, an author or an epoch like specialization. If it is like that, it is convenient to acquire copies of medium price like body debiblioteca, leaving the important investment for some special oddness. Also it is possible to buy very specific qualifications of proven quotation.

The investment can be faced towards the "incunabula", especially the printed matter during the XVth century and XVI.Se quotes the religious books, of science and of literature.


As for the "manuscripts" they are of big historical value and they usually turn on liturgy, lives of saints, musician and grammar. Particularly valuable are the codices, which to more manuscript deser, include drawings and often colored miniatures. The Gothic books also are much looked.

The "facsimiles" are books of any epoch - almost always the most valuable and inaccessible-.Se reproduce for modern procedures respecting the original and are thrown to the market in very limited throws.

Numismatics: Several types of different coins can be collected: the historical ones minted in precious metals; the expressed ones by the governments as commemoration or definitely for the collecting; and the "bullions", which are a simple gold or silver in form it coins and whose value was the weight of the metal that they were containing.

It advises to be invested in "classic" pieces: 'Golden' imperial Romans; “Doblas ’, ‘Castellanos' and 'Excellent' Spanish; Italian 'Florins'; ‘Ecus D'or ’ French (Middle Age); 8 ‘Reales of silver columnarios', 8 ‘Escudos ounces' (Modern Age).

In 'bullions: ' Europe'; ‘Nuevo Sovereign' and 'Bristol' (Englishmen); 'Napoleón' (French); “New Eagle ’ (American); 50 Canadian dollars; 'Krügerrand' sudafrican; 'Hugget ’ Australian and ‘Panda ’ Chinese.

In coins "contemporaries: Spain: 8 'Shields ounces' of Fernando Yll, silver peseta of Elizabeth II of Manila 1863. In Europe, Italian lyres of Victor Manuel II; 100 Austrian crowns of Francisco José; 100 French francs of Napoleón III. In America, 90 dollars USA type ‘Eagle' and ‘Liberty ’; 90 Mexican weight 'Lasting' 1878, 100 Peruvian suns...


Advantages for transferring temporarily the work

With the deposit of his funds in a museum, for example, the collector obtains fiscal advantages, is liberated of the high costs of the insurance, preserves his works in a store with all the guarantees and has the services of restoration for the works, in case it was necessary.


The return to the reality

There is the one who thinks, that in crisis times, the art is a good refuge where they are going to stop submerged economies and opaque or slightly transparent goods.

It is possible, although in minor volúmen about what it could be thought and always realized by buyers of art traditional or used to being in contact with the artistic world. The opposite revolutionizes the market and creates speculative movements realized by upstarts proceeding from sectors foreign to the artistic circuit.

Of it we have a hard and bitter experience happened at the end of the eighties and beginning of the nineties. They raised the prices, especially in case of the contemporary art, form spurious and orchestrated by international operations, which made the market succumb. The people with a lot of money and little knowledge, who was paying 100 for what only was costing 5. Certain signatures turned into fashionable objects...

In Spain it has cost almost a decade to return to the reality. In this time, there went so far as to eliminate tens galleries that had been born to the socaire of the speculative winds, came undone hundreds of good painters to whom they raised drastically his quotations, falsifying their own reality and, especially, there killed the illusion collector of hundreds of persons interested by the current art and who, with difficulty, tune in again again to a world in which they felt defrauded.

For all this, we believe that at present there exists an upturn of buy of art, which it is possible to verify both in national and international fairs and in the galleries of the professionals. There exists a profusion of artists and of exhibitions that includes all the national geography. But, nevertheless, we think that the money that is moving is a product of the economic fair weather and not of no speculative movement.

During the past crisis period, both the buyer and the seller have sharpened the instinct and the marketing to make the work of art more accessible. Years ago, any deal was realized to the few one and with down money and sonante. Now, in the epoch of the electronic money and the installment plans, also the art is a good that it is possible to pay in comfortable period. Rare will be the gallery that, before an alternative proposal on the part of the buyer, not between to the rag. Simply because them new sale skills have already come to the world of the art. And nobody can escape from them.

Three articles that are reproduced above have been published in the magazine "FUTURE" and his author is Manuel Merchán Díaz.
The texts orientativos of how beginning, where to buy or in what to invest do they correspond to the article "Like gaining money compiling objects", written by Ignacio Rodrigo, and published in the magazine QUO
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