Collectables

The amazing Spider-Man comic-book sale
Spider-Man comic page
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The amazing Spider-Man comic-book sale

Comics are as beloved and valuable as anything on canvas. Chris Carter reports
28 Jan 2022
Collecting lego: the profits to be had in plastic bricks
Lego Titanic model
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Collecting lego: the profits to be had in plastic bricks

Lego can be a good investment – if you buy the right sets. Chris Carter reports
14 Jan 2022
The priciest artworks of 2021
Pablo Picasso's Femme assise pres d'une fenetre (Marie-Therese)
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The priciest artworks of 2021

The temperature in the art market keeps soaring. Chris Carter reports on 2021's biggest art deals.
7 Jan 2022
Whisky is the hot new thing for collectors
Singleton whisky
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Whisky is the hot new thing for collectors

Youngsters and Asians are developing a taste for firewater. Chris Carter reports.
3 Dec 2021
Collectables: a busy month for watch lovers
Patek Philippe wristwatch reference 2499
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Collectables: a busy month for watch lovers

A number of rare and valuable timepieces are up for grabs this November. Chris Carter reports
22 Oct 2021
Art auctions bounce back as rare Leonardo da Vinci sketch sells for £8.9m
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Art auctions bounce back as rare Leonardo da Vinci sketch sells for £8.9m

A rare Leonardo da Vinci drawing shows up at auction – and goes under the hammer for £8.9m. Chris Carter reports
16 Jul 2021
Fans open their wallets for tennis memorabilia
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Fans open their wallets for tennis memorabilia

Roger Federer’s old clobber could be yours, along with a host of other tennis memorabilia. Chris Carter reports.
2 Jul 2021
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The high-end art market is still on fire
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The high-end art market is still on fire

The art-market billionaires are coming out of lockdown. Chris Carter reports
21 May 2021
Forget bitcoins, turn to real coins as an inflation hedge
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Forget bitcoins, turn to real coins as an inflation hedge

As the recent bout of craziness in the cryptocurrency markets shows, bitcoin isn’t much of a hedge against anything. So as the price of all physical t…
17 May 2021
Xpedition Oak: a spirit with a sense of adventure
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Xpedition Oak: a spirit with a sense of adventure

Talisker is set to release its 43-year-old Xpedition Oak single malt – a whisky with notes of the Caribbean, says Chris Carter.
27 Apr 2021
Chinese history as told via Asia’s booming auction market
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Chinese history as told via Asia’s booming auction market

Three Chinese imperial seals sold at auction tell a story about the present and past worlds, says Chris Carter.
26 Apr 2021
Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?
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Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?

How will history judge Beeple and the new digital way of making art?
26 Mar 2021
Gold coins lose none of their shine as “Brasher” doubloon sells for a record price
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Gold coins lose none of their shine as “Brasher” doubloon sells for a record price

The New York-style Brasher gold coin just set a new record auction sale price of $9.4. Chris Carter reports
12 Feb 2021
Brexit sparks an exodus of artworks form the UK
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Brexit sparks an exodus of artworks form the UK

The last days of Britain's membership of the EU saw a rush to get artworks out of the country before the introduction of new export rules.
29 Jan 2021
Whisk yourself away to better times with transport memorabilia
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Whisk yourself away to better times with transport memorabilia

Nostalgia is driving a boom in transport memorabilia, including tube train luggage racks and illuminated garage signs. Chris Carter reports.
29 Jan 2021
Rare book collecting booms in lockdown
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Rare book collecting booms in lockdown

The trade in rare books has taken off during the pandemic, says Chris Carter.
27 Nov 2020
Collectables: the Pokémon craze lives on
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Collectables: the Pokémon craze lives on

The generation that got hooked on Pokémon are now collecting. Chris Carter reports.
13 Nov 2020
Collectables: art investors are banking on Banksy
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Collectables: art investors are banking on Banksy

Demand for Banksy’s work shows no sign of abating, says Chris Carter
2 Oct 2020
Lego: building profits from plastic bricks
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Lego: building profits from plastic bricks

The popularity of Lego boomed as bored workers twiddled their thumbs at home. Chris Carter reports
23 Sep 2020
Classic football shirts: check your wardrobe for hidden treasure
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Classic football shirts: check your wardrobe for hidden treasure

Classic football shirts are soaring in price. Have you got a winner in the wardrobe? Chris Carter reports
10 Jul 2020
The art world goes online with virtual auctions
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The art world goes online with virtual auctions

The pandemic has presented new challenges for auction houses, says Chris Carter
12 Jun 2020
New ways to profit from a love of whisky
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New ways to profit from a love of whisky

Chris Carter looks at the latest online developments for whisky lovers.
29 May 2020