Collectables

Forget bitcoins, turn to real coins as an inflation hedge
Gold five-guinea coin
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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
Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge
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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
Chinese jade seals
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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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Art

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
New York-style Brasher doubloon
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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
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
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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
Wine-lovers sniff opportunity online
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Wine-lovers sniff opportunity online

The lockdown has seen wine lovers rush online, says Chris Carter.
29 May 2020
The £2m lump of rock up for auction
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The £2m lump of rock up for auction

This $2m lump of moon rock is astronomical in more than one sense of the word. Chris Carter reports
15 May 2020
The art world is back in business
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The art world is back in business

Art galleries and auction houses are tentatively looking to reopen their doors as the pandemic starts to subside.
15 May 2020
Diamonds lose their sparkle for investors
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Diamonds lose their sparkle for investors

Diamonds are no longer among investors’ best friends, says Chris Carter
17 Apr 2020
The messages written in coins
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The messages written in coins

Centuries ago, coins were used to convey messages across borders, says Chris Carter. And as an exhibition in Abu Dhabi shows, they still speak to us c…
2 Apr 2020
Having the time of your life

Having the time of your life

SPONSORED CONTENT – The auction scene has never been more dynamic. And now seasoned collectors and beginners alike can view and bid on a wide range of…
10 Feb 2020