Alternative investments

Fractional ownership: buy a share of an $8.6m postage stamp
British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp
Alternative investments

Fractional ownership: buy a share of an $8.6m postage stamp

Stanley Gibbons hopes to find a host of buyers for its most prestigious acquisition – an $8.6m British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta stamp – throug…
10 Sep 2021
Boom, bust - what's next for bitcoin?
bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

Boom, bust - what's next for bitcoin?

The price of bitcoin has been on a rollercoaster journey since the start of the year. Dominic Frisby explains where we are in the cycle now.
25 Aug 2021
What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money
PayPal and Bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money

PayPal on Monday announced it is tapping into the UK market by allowing its UK users to buy, hold, and sell virtual currencies. Saloni Sardana assesse…
24 Aug 2021
Art auctions bounce back as rare Leonardo da Vinci sketch sells for £8.9m
Head of a Bear sketch by Leonardo da Vinci
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Art auctions bounce back as rare Leonardo da Vinci sketch sells for £8.9m

A rare Leonardo da Vinci drawing shows up at auction – and goes under the hammer for £8.9m. Chris Carter reports
16 Jul 2021
Fans open their wallets for tennis memorabilia
Roger Federer signed gear
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Fans open their wallets for tennis memorabilia

Roger Federer’s old clobber could be yours, along with a host of other tennis memorabilia. Chris Carter reports.
2 Jul 2021
The biggest threat to crypto comes from stablecoins
Bitcoin & crypto

The biggest threat to crypto comes from stablecoins

Governments are increasingly getting worried about "stablecoins", cryptocurrencies which have a more "stable value". John Stepek explains what stablec…
3 Jun 2021
Dogecoin has shot up in value again today – what’s going on this time?
Bitcoin & crypto

Dogecoin has shot up in value again today – what’s going on this time?

Dogecoin has risen again but not solely because of Elon Musk. The joke cryptocurrency was added to Coinbase Pro. Saloni Sardana explains what's going …
2 Jun 2021
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Where is bitcoin headed to next? $100,000 – or $12,000?
Bitcoin & crypto

Where is bitcoin headed to next? $100,000 – or $12,000?

The bitcoin price has stabilised after the recent crash. But if the environmental question isn’t tackled, further falls are likely, says Dominic Frisb…
26 May 2021
The high-end art market is still on fire
Art

The high-end art market is still on fire

The art-market billionaires are coming out of lockdown. Chris Carter reports
21 May 2021
Forget bitcoins, turn to real coins as an inflation hedge
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Forget bitcoins, turn to real coins as an inflation hedge

As the recent bout of craziness in the cryptocurrency markets shows, bitcoin isn’t much of a hedge against anything. So as the price of all physical t…
17 May 2021
Xpedition Oak: a spirit with a sense of adventure
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Xpedition Oak: a spirit with a sense of adventure

Talisker is set to release its 43-year-old Xpedition Oak single malt – a whisky with notes of the Caribbean, says Chris Carter.
27 Apr 2021
Chinese history as told via Asia’s booming auction market
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Chinese history as told via Asia’s booming auction market

Three Chinese imperial seals sold at auction tell a story about the present and past worlds, says Chris Carter.
26 Apr 2021
Yes, NFTs are a bubble. But like many bubbles of the past, they will change everything
Bitcoin

Yes, NFTs are a bubble. But like many bubbles of the past, they will change everything

You may think that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are just another bubble in a world full of bubbles. Well, they are. But that’s actually no bad thing, sa…
13 Apr 2021
Diamonds regain their sparkle as buyers return
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Diamonds regain their sparkle as buyers return

The gem market has been stricken by Covid-19. It will recover, says Chris Carter
9 Apr 2021
Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?
Art

Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?

How will history judge Beeple and the new digital way of making art?
26 Mar 2021
Get in on the new craze for digital art
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Get in on the new craze for digital art

Auction houses are hoping to lure the Reddit mob with digital art. Chris Carter reports.
26 Feb 2021
Gold coins lose none of their shine as “Brasher” doubloon sells for a record price
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Gold coins lose none of their shine as “Brasher” doubloon sells for a record price

The New York-style Brasher gold coin just set a new record auction sale price of $9.4. Chris Carter reports
12 Feb 2021
Brexit sparks an exodus of artworks form the UK
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Brexit sparks an exodus of artworks form the UK

The last days of Britain's membership of the EU saw a rush to get artworks out of the country before the introduction of new export rules.
29 Jan 2021
Whisk yourself away to better times with transport memorabilia
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Whisk yourself away to better times with transport memorabilia

Nostalgia is driving a boom in transport memorabilia, including tube train luggage racks and illuminated garage signs. Chris Carter reports.
29 Jan 2021
Collectors mean a new lease of life for classic motorbikes
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Collectors mean a new lease of life for classic motorbikes

Spanner twirlers in need of a project could do worse than buy a classic motorbike, says Chris Carter
8 Jan 2021
The art market managed to tough it out in 2020
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The art market managed to tough it out in 2020

It’s been a difficult year, but the art market has held up surprisingly well, says Chris Carter
24 Dec 2020
Where to begin with fine art investing
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Where to begin with fine art investing

Art offers a unique way to diversify your portfolio. Here’s what you need to know to get started
17 Dec 2020