Collectables and alternative investments

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.

Classic cars get second lives

Going electric is breathing new life into old motors, says Chris Carter.

Where to search out new artistic talent in 2019

The London Art Fair is a great place for new collectors to start out, says Chris Carter.

Collectables: 2018 was a boom year for auctioneers

With new records in art, whisky and jewellery, Chris Carter reports on the year in collectables.

Classic guitars going for a song

Classic guitars sound great, but are they a good investment? Mick Sharp reports.

Rare Islamic dish fetches £5m

The estimated value of £500,000 was quickly passed at Sotheby’s for this fine example of Islamic art.

The return of Cool Britannia

An iconic painting by David Hockney is expected to set a new record for a living artist. Chris Carter reports.

Banksy's "Girl with Balloon": going, going, gone…

Chris Carter went to see Girl with Balloon before Banksy pulled his latest trick on an unsuspecting art crowd. But did the stunt backfire? 

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