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Collectables: rum comes of age
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Collectables: rum comes of age

Rum, the party spirit, is being taken seriously by collectors, says Chris Carter.
7 Aug 2020
What's behind the boardroom barney at Pollen Street investment trust?
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What's behind the boardroom barney at Pollen Street investment trust?

A dispute between the manager and the board has broken out at Pollen Street Secured Lending, an online-lending investment trust.
3 Aug 2020
The boom in second-hand pumps
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The boom in second-hand pumps

“Sneakerhead culture” has made old trainers newly desirable. Chris Carter reports.
21 Jul 2020
Classic football shirts: check your wardrobe for hidden treasure
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Classic football shirts: check your wardrobe for hidden treasure

Classic football shirts are soaring in price. Have you got a winner in the wardrobe? Chris Carter reports
10 Jul 2020
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The art world goes online with virtual auctions
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The art world goes online with virtual auctions

The pandemic has presented new challenges for auction houses, says Chris Carter
12 Jun 2020
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Wine-lovers sniff opportunity online
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Wine-lovers sniff opportunity online

The lockdown has seen wine lovers rush online, says Chris Carter.
29 May 2020
Vintage champagne: an effervescent asset
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Vintage champagne: an effervescent asset

SPONSORED CONTENT – Amidst the financial stresses and strains of various global financial crises, canny investors have identified vintage champagne as…
22 May 2020

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The £2m lump of rock up for auction
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The £2m lump of rock up for auction

This $2m lump of moon rock is astronomical in more than one sense of the word. Chris Carter reports
15 May 2020
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The art world is back in business
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The art world is back in business

Art galleries and auction houses are tentatively looking to reopen their doors as the pandemic starts to subside.
15 May 2020
Should you buy gold coins?
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Should you buy gold coins?

When buying gold coins, it's important to decide whether you are collecting or investing, says Chris Carter.
1 May 2020
Diamonds lose their sparkle for investors
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Diamonds lose their sparkle for investors

Diamonds are no longer among investors’ best friends, says Chris Carter
17 Apr 2020
Fine Wine offers investors calm amidst the Covid-19 storm
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SPONSORED CONTENT As financial markets continue to take a battering from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Fine Wine investment portfolios have so…
9 Apr 2020
How coronavirus is affecting the art market
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How coronavirus is affecting the art market

The extraordinary boom in art fairs has suddenly fizzled out.
3 Apr 2020
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The messages written in coins
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The messages written in coins

Centuries ago, coins were used to convey messages across borders, says Chris Carter. And as an exhibition in Abu Dhabi shows, they still speak to us c…
2 Apr 2020
Forget stocks – handbags have outperformed them all
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Forget stocks – handbags have outperformed them all

A surprising collectable has been trouncing other asset classes. Chris Carter reports
20 Mar 2020
Nintendo Playstation: geek dreams are made of this
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Nintendo Playstation: geek dreams are made of this

The only Nintendo PlayStation ever made is up for grabs.
21 Feb 2020
Having the time of your life

Having the time of your life

SPONSORED CONTENT – The auction scene has never been more dynamic. And now seasoned collectors and beginners alike can view and bid on a wide range of…
10 Feb 2020
Keynes – the economist with an eye for an art bargain
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Keynes – the economist with an eye for an art bargain

The economist John Maynard Keynes was an avid art collector – and a savvy one, too
7 Feb 2020
The $68 trillion inheritance
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The $68 trillion inheritance

A very valuable torch is being passed to a new generation, says Chris Carter
24 Jan 2020
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The art market endures after a jittery 2019
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The art market endures after a jittery 2019

Wealthy Americans stepped up to help calm the art market's jitters in 2019. Chris Carter reports.
10 Jan 2020
Today's art markets are a paradise for bargain hunters
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Today's art markets are a paradise for bargain hunters

Now is an ideal time for collectors to go shopping at the art auctions. 
29 Nov 2019
The money to be made from classic books
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The money to be made from classic books

If the idea of surrounding yourself with valuable first editions has a certain romantic appeal, here’s where to start.
28 Nov 2019