Unimaginable junk and the most expensive things sold at the fair.

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The famous proverb says:

Although it initially sounded as follows:

At first glance, there are practically no differences, although the difference in the sense is cardinal. And the Spasskaya Fair in Elabuga is that direct evidence. This fair and simply an unimaginable amount and a variety of goods issued for sale, in the first weekend of August, a huge number of supporters of two opposing camps: more than 40,000 buyers and 1000 sellers are facing the battlefield.

Today I will tell only about one, but quite an important niche of the fair trade — the sale of old things, antiques. Despite the fabulous name of this channel, I will not feed you with fairy tales on how I bought some thing for a penny, and then she turned out to be a Vaza Ketai Dynasty Jin and was sold for a hundred thousand million. There are practically no such stories in modern fairs (there are still fools, but idiats have increased). Although individual authors on the zen of such fairy tales on a whole channel.

Most of all I was surprised by a helmet and a manica from a diving costume (the so-called three-bar) of 1979 worth 50 thousand rubles, which is actually quite cheap. At specialized sites, the price for such a helmet begins from 65 thousand rubles, and then they were sold for 50 thousand. Accordingly, it was bought on the second day of the fair (there was a discount or not and who I didn’t know it).

Actively traded icons. Both newly model and truly old images. Among the latter there were copies of the Savior of the Unclean and Vladimir Mother of God, at the cost of almost 100 thousand. Meaning such value to be taken for street trading?

Keepy Chinese icons of 250 and more rubles and the native crosses went just with a bang. The devout old women bought candles with whole coats, apparently not knowing that the entrance to the church with his candles is now not welcome, the force is lost.

A decent crowd Zewak stood in the 1951 hammer patefone. At the cost of 15 thousand rubles, which is pretty decent, since there are a lot of such things on the Internet and third cheaper. But most of all on the Spasskaya Fair in antique ranks was sold … Samovarov. What scorming and species of samovarov was not there. Modern, Soviet times and even pre-revolutionary.

Samovars of the Soviet period are the cheapest, from 6 to 15 thousand. The most expensive — pre-revolutionary, medal Tula, including from the Kapourzin factory. The most expensive cost 40 thousand rubles and this is still very very and very cheap. The same samovars on Avito go from 60 thousand rubles. What caused such a discount is not known, but on the second day the most expensive samovars were sold.

But the cup holders, the cost of which on the Internet and in antique shops begins from 50 rubles, walkenly walked 500 rubles, that is, 10 times more expensive.

Immediately, adjacent to the «wireless» iron on coals for fifteen thousand rubles (the price along the becks and markets from 1000 rubles) and the spine allegedly the beginning of the twentieth century for 1000 rubles (koi 100 rubles everywhere is full). For three days, the fair disassembled all copper basins, all copper dishes, cups and plates. What is connected such a passion is not clear!