Collectables and alternative investments

Heading for default

Turkey will set off the next emerging-market crisis

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Men’s rings without the bling

Signet rings are gaining in popularity – both on the high street, and with collectors, says Chris Carter.

China develops a taste for contemporary art

Asian contemporary art is gaining prominence in the art world, says Chris Carter. And it isn’t just the Chinese buying.

Profiting from the toy craze

There’s no great secret to turning a profit from collecting toys, says Chris Carter. Just buy in to the craze and wait.

How to sell a vintage watch

Selling your secondhand vintage watch isn’t always as easy as clockwork. Chris Carter reports.

A nation of numismatists

Chris Carter looks at how the recent frenzy in stories telling us to check our change is turning us into a nation of coin collectors.

The vogue for vintage jewellery

Chris Carter looks at what is driving the market for vintage jewellery, and how to keep your valuables safe.

Fans spin vinyl to record high

Vinyl is on the verge of becoming a billon-dollar industry. But will the sales keep coming? Chris Carter investigates.

A perplexing year in art

Last year was a year of uncertainty for the art market, says Chris Carter. Expect more of the same in 2017.

Mid-century modern: furniture that stays in fashion

Fashions come and go, says Chris Carter. But when it comes to furniture, mid-century modern has staying power.

Collectibles: the classic-car boom

Chris Carter takes a look at what’s driving the growth market in classic cars, why Brexit is bad for the art market and how to make a mint from Star Wars.

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