Collectables and alternative investments

Song of the Siren: an artwork for our era

A solid gold bust of a supermodel will create plenty of headlines, but it would be a poor choice for true fans of the precious metal. Chris Carter reports.

Cryptocollectables: art on the blockchain

Punks, kitties and virtual tulips: the technology underlying cryptocurrencies has created a whole new world of digital art

Invest in a Chippendale

Britain’s greatest cabinet maker was quite the entrepreneur, says Chris Carter.

The profits at Pooh Corner

The most famous map in English literature is going under the hammer. Expect a scramble, says Chris Carter.

Wee dram, massive price tag

When you can call $600,000 a bargain, you know the price of rare whisky has gone ballistic, says Chris Carter.

The art market gets giddier

Art that fetched $27m in 2003 is now expected to fetch six times that. Can it be worth it?

The $2.88m baseball card rescued from a watery grave

Baseball cards that once sold for cents now fetch millions at auction. Chris Carter reports.

Profit from the game of kings

Chess sets come in all shapes and sizes – and some of them are very collectable, reports Chris Carter.

Investing in whisky: liquid profits on the blockchain

The whisky industry is steeped in history, but investing in the water of life has been brought up to date with P2P platforms and the blockchain.

Bill Gross: king of the philatelists

Bill Gross, the former bond king, still occupies another throne – but he’s about to abdicate, says Chris Carter.

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