Telman Ivanovich is sad nodded. He with all agreed. He, apparently, in general any more did not listen that to it speak.
And as soon as the Employer has made a pause - a considerable pause before sformuli - rovat the most delicate, - Telman
Ivanovich has suddenly informed: - My father was the philatelist...
The employer has politely become silent, expecting continuation, but continuation all was not and was not, minute has
passed (it very long when in conversation there is a minute pause, it painfully long - hopelessly deaf precipice of mute time),
has then gone another, and here at last Telmana Ivanovicha has broken through.
... His father was the philatelist. Not well-known any, no, money eternally did not suffice, but self-denying and knowing,
Telman Ivanovich to much at it has learnt and in general has gone in the footsteps of. And so, the father has brought from
Germany, after war, as a trophy, a quantity of marks - time then was such, many the whole suitcases brought, and some,
nowadays remarkable, collections have begun the growth then, from these suitcases. At the father no suitcases in pomine
existing - so, some albums and the shoe box filled by marks of the different countries and times. And here it is a lot of years
later, already the father in live was not, already Telman Ivanovich was beat out in people and became known in circles of
experts, this box has got to it under hands, and he has decided to understand that there for a material and whether there will
be there something interesnenkoe.
... In a box among other the yellow, dense envelope from under photographic paper "kodak" was found out, and in an
envelope it is some tens the most different marks, including on scraps of envelopes. Generally speaking, "marks on a
cutting" (that is accurately cut out from an envelope so that remained there and then at mark post a stamp, office labels and
other specific mutoten) - such marks are appreciated especially, but here, in a yellow envelope, were present only any torn
scraps of envelopes and cards, rather dirty, sometimes even made oily and is perfect nekollek - tsionnye by sight. It has
collected them in the general heap and has put in a ditch with warm water, that otmokli from a paper marks - basically
"ordinary German princedoms and some reasonably interesting Switzerland". What its amazement when half an hour was
found out later by him in the cooled down water - among scraps razmokshej a paper was and the come unstuck freely
floating ordinary marks is a dazzling miracle on a pink paper, the British this Guiana number one, in the magnificent condition,
perfectly cut off, "a copy an office" or even "lux-sjuperb", pure, not slaked, but, unfortunately, the truth, without glue. It is not
excluded, by the way, that initially it was even with glue, as well as it is necessary to be to a pure stamp, yes in warm water
glue was irrevocably dissolved... But it is possible that glue at it was never as it meets quite often at the marks which are let
out in the hot tropical countries...
... Now it is possible to guess only who was the previous owner of this unique person. Clearly only that there was it a
person cautious and predusmotritel - nyj, no less than the person competent and well understanding, what treasure is at it in
hands. And in expectation of hard times and bad changes it has taken appropriate measures - not without wit has hidden the
jewelry: has put on a negligent scrap of an old envelope and from above akkuratnenko has pasted any most ordinary
Bavaria, most likely, the twentieth years of release - that the size was more, and appeal - it is less... The Elementary
calculation: if somebody also attempts upon a collection near to beautiful gilt "albums of Shaubek" whom will interest and the
box filled by minor marks, and the more so in this box - an ordinary-looking yellow package from under photographic paper
"kodak" will tempt botinochnaja?.
Telling all this adventurous, in a manner of Lui Bussenara, history, Telman Ivanovich was pathetic and frank so, how much
it in general in forces human. And all its history as it is surprising, was the truth, extremely pure pure truth. Behind one,
however, but essential enough, an exception: there was no yellow envelope in a box from under footwear. There was no it
there. It has got to Telmanu Ivanovichu any in some other way. Absolutely another. And Telman Ivanovich for some reason
has not wished to tell, which.