Collectables and alternative investments

Wee drams fetch big prices

Bottles of rare whisky have proven themselves to be rather tasty investments, says Chris Carter.

The allure of retro aeroplanes

For those who have always wanted to climb inside the cockpit of a vintage aeroplane, now is the time, says Chris Carter.

Fine wines, fine investments

Britain has always been a popular place to do business in the international wine trade. Chris Carter looks into the market, and explains how to invest in fine wines.

Serious money in entertainment memorabilia

Collecting items of entertainment memorabilia is more popular than ever, says Chris Carter.

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.

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