Collectables and alternative investments

The Holy Grail of handbags

As a recent £300,000 sale goes to show, there’s serious money to be found in handbags, says Chris Carter.

Profit-making page-turners

With the London International Antiquarian Book Fair around the corner, now’s the time to dip into the world of rare books.

The rising stars of photography

As Photo London opens on Thursday, ever more young collectors are turning their attention to collection photographic art, says Chris Carter.

Men’s rings without the bling

Signet rings are gaining in popularity – both on the high street, and with collectors, says Chris Carter.

China develops a taste for contemporary art

Asian contemporary art is gaining prominence in the art world, says Chris Carter. And it isn’t just the Chinese buying.

Profiting from the toy craze

There’s no great secret to turning a profit from collecting toys, says Chris Carter. Just buy in to the craze and wait.

How to sell a vintage watch

Selling your secondhand vintage watch isn’t always as easy as clockwork. Chris Carter reports.

A nation of numismatists

Chris Carter looks at how the recent frenzy in stories telling us to check our change is turning us into a nation of coin collectors.

The vogue for vintage jewellery

Chris Carter looks at what is driving the market for vintage jewellery, and how to keep your valuables safe.

Fans spin vinyl to record high

Vinyl is on the verge of becoming a billon-dollar industry. But will the sales keep coming? Chris Carter investigates.

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