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Boom times for the collectable watch market
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Boom times for the collectable watch market

Vintage and collectable watches are setting records at auction. Chris Carter reports.
28 Jun 2022
Three auctions for book lovers
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Three auctions for book lovers

Three upcoming auctions give readers a chance to find out what authors think of their classics.
16 Jun 2022
The $15m violins up for auction
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The $15m violins up for auction

Instruments from Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri – the “da Vincis of violins” – are fetching stellar prices at auction.
17 May 2022
Collectables: the scramble for blue diamonds
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Collectables: the scramble for blue diamonds

Coloured diamonds are securing bigger prices at auction, says Chris Carter
3 May 2022
The race to put art on the moon
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The race to put art on the moon

Two space cadets are hoping for a big pay day by putting works of art on the moon. Chris Carter reports
28 Apr 2022
The Yamaha Fizzy – how a 1970s moped became a £10,000 collector’s item
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The Yamaha Fizzy – how a 1970s moped became a £10,000 collector’s item

Surviving examples of the Yamaha FS1-E - a cheap moped originally meant for teenagers – are fetching serious money among motorcycle enthusiasts.
25 Mar 2022
Toasting investment success
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Toasting investment success

What is it about wine that is attracting investor interest?
21 Mar 2022
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Spring sees iconic art going under the auctioneer’s hammer
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Spring sees iconic art going under the auctioneer’s hammer

The art market has seen a flurry of high-profile sales as the spring auction season hots up. Chris Carter reports
11 Mar 2022
Carbonados: the enigma of black diamonds
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Carbonados: the enigma of black diamonds

Chris Carter reports on the extremely rare black diamonds that fetch millions at auction.
25 Feb 2022
Martinware pottery: grotesque birds soar in value
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Martinware pottery: grotesque birds soar in value

The market in “Martinware” pottery is booming with many of the grotesque figures fetching tens of thousands of pounds. But there are still bargains to…
14 Feb 2022
The amazing Spider-Man comic-book sale
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The amazing Spider-Man comic-book sale

Comics are as beloved and valuable as anything on canvas. Chris Carter reports
28 Jan 2022
Bitcoin is down more than 50% since its all-time high. What is going on?
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Bitcoin is down more than 50% since its all-time high. What is going on?

Bitcoin, the world's most popular cryptocurrency, is trading more than 50% below its all-time high in November. Saloni Sardana explains why the digita…
24 Jan 2022
Collecting lego: the profits to be had in plastic bricks
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Collecting lego: the profits to be had in plastic bricks

Lego can be a good investment – if you buy the right sets. Chris Carter reports
14 Jan 2022
The priciest artworks of 2021
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The priciest artworks of 2021

The temperature in the art market keeps soaring. Chris Carter reports on 2021's biggest art deals.
7 Jan 2022
How the financial sector is leveraging cloud applications to drive growth and innovation
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21 Dec 2021
NFTs – the blockchain art frenzy
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NFTs – the blockchain art frenzy

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) became big business for the art world in 2021. Chris Carter reports
17 Dec 2021
Investing in time
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3 Dec 2021
Whisky is the hot new thing for collectors
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Whisky is the hot new thing for collectors

Youngsters and Asians are developing a taste for firewater. Chris Carter reports.
3 Dec 2021
Raising a glass to an investment in wine
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25 Nov 2021
How to jump-start your car collection
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19 Nov 2021
A blow-out month for watches
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A blow-out month for watches

A changing market for watch collectors is putting new brands in the spotlight. Chris Carter reports
19 Nov 2021
A guide for first-time antique furniture collectors
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5 Nov 2021