Place name stamps on cup holders can bring car owners USD 3,000 and above in revenue
For most of our contemporaries, the term “cup holder” is related to the old things in the grandmother’s sideboard, the forgotten things and the moderate accumulation of dust. Some don’t even know what it looks like, and confuse it with other old and new things. At the same time, there is still a class of non-hot drinkers, but hot drinks are inseparable from the ancient attributes of tea feasts. Moreover, some people even collect cup holders and invest a lot of money in this hobby.
Oleg Bobrovsky, a collector from Kiev, has been fascinated by the idea of collecting a large number of silver glass holders for half a century. “My grandfather gave me my first cup holder for my high school graduation,” Oleg said. -This is a large object with the image of the writer Maxim Gorky. Then the collection began to grow. Today there are more than one hundred copies, most of which were produced in the Soviet Union, but there are also exhibitions in the United States and Poland. I have a lot of these things in my hands, and I think the most worthwhile ones are those made in Russia during the time of Nicholas II. The earlier version did not meet me at all. Initially, this hobby did not cost much, but “appetite accompanied by eating”, and gradually, the cost increased greatly. The most expensive replica cost me nearly three thousand dollars,-Oleg continued,-it was a handsome silver man made by a Russian master. ”
There are also collectors in Kazakhstan, and their collections are decorated with cup holders made at different times and in different countries/regions.
“The first batch of cup holders in our collection was Soviet because they were very cheap,” said ancient player Mina Bakarasova. “In order to grow up and get the Tsar’s, we need to start with the Soviets. You can find them five thousand tenge at a time. They bring us from time to time into the Almaty cup holders of the Russian Empire. Although they are very beautiful, their prices are far from those in the Soviet Union, especially if they are made by masters. In order to redeem the royal cup holder immediately, it is necessary to save money. Now, Sazikov, Ovchinnikov’s trademark on the glass holder has brought more than $3,000 in revenue to the owner. The legendary Faberge, of course It’s much more expensive. The price tags of its products start at more than $10,000.
This direction is very relevant today, -Mina Bakarasova continued. Of course, the most common thing is that they buy gifts for the sake of not so many collectors. The most popular product: Soviet cup holders. Despite the high price, the price is always high. You can find silver cup holders on a fairly budget. Their cost is fairly stable and has not changed for many years. This is about two hundred dollars or more. Only the prices of products produced in the Russian Empire have steadily increased, but if you have such products and want to sell them, you can do better in one of the many auctions. In Europe and the United States, Russian silver with a well-known artisan brand has always been priced.
Drinking tea with a cup holder is not only nostalgic, but also very convenient. It is a special emotion for people of all ages. Of course, the most popular material is silver, but it was almost 100% in the Tsarist era, only the performance style is different, from the classic “a rus” to heroes and troikas to exquisite modern music. . . During the Soviet period, goods began to become cheaper, which was done for the people in most cases, and cupronickel and various metal alloys began to replace silver.
The theme has also changed: Soviet symbols, views of the Kremlin, images of Lenin. Since the 1960s, everything related to space has become popular. Among the modern series, only one series was released exclusively for the Kazakhstan Railways in modern Russia. As a collector, I find it very interesting. “
The connection between the cup holder and the railway is quite old. This has become a characteristic of Soviet trains; tea must be served in the cup holder. Although the story began at the end of the 19th century, when Russian industrialist Alexander Kolchugin began to supply large quantities of cup holders to meet the needs of the railway. The word “Kolchuginsky” has almost become a household name, because in many ways, the cup holder at that time has become the current classic form.