Collectables and alternative investments

The mystery whereabouts of the world’s most expensive painting

The whereabouts of Salvator Mundi, the supposed painting by Leonardo da Vinci has remained a mystery, says Chris Carter. Until now.

Collectables: Art’s frothy period

Paintings are going for record amounts, but is art in a bubble? Chris Carter reports

A boom in Asian art

Wealthy buyers are pushing up prices of Asian antiques and artworks, says Chris Carter.

Vintage watches: masterpieces of human genius

Collectors can’t get enough vintage watches, says Chris Carter. And some hugely impressive timepieces are up for auction.

The fizzy market in fine wine

The wine-investment trade is going mainstream, says Chris Carter.

Why it pays to look twice at works of art

Works of art that have been attributed to great artists can fool even the experts, says Chris Carter.

Collectables: Scotch whisky heads east

Collectors in Asia have a thirst for rare Scotch whisky, says Chris Carter.

A classic book for bean counters

Pacioli’s “Summa de arithmetica”, the original how-to guide for accountants, is going under the hammer. Chris Carter reports.

The bumper market for collectable comics

Superhero fans have grown up and have money to spend on collectable comics. Chris Carter reports.

The watercolours that illustrate a vanishing natural world

Watercolours offer a glimpse of the world before film, says Chris Carter.

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