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Diamonds regain their sparkle as buyers return
The Sakura Diamond
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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?
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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
New York-style Brasher doubloon
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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
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
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17 Dec 2020
Rare Botticelli auction excites the art market
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Rare Botticelli auction excites the art market

A rare portrait by Botticelli is to be put up for auction in New York. And the price could shatter the Old Master's previous record, says Chris Carter
11 Dec 2020
Rare book collecting booms in lockdown
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Rare book collecting booms in lockdown

The trade in rare books has taken off during the pandemic, says Chris Carter.
27 Nov 2020
Wine investment offers antidote to Covid-19 market volatility
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Wine investment offers antidote to Covid-19 market volatility

Europe’s leading fine wine investment company, OenoFuture, explains why investors are embracing fine wine as a hedge against ongoing market volatility…
24 Nov 2020
Collectables: the Pokémon craze lives on
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Collectables: the Pokémon craze lives on

The generation that got hooked on Pokémon are now collecting. Chris Carter reports.
13 Nov 2020
What makes a whisky – and can the process really be accelerated?
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What makes a whisky – and can the process really be accelerated?

New technology may make the question of what makes a whisky a whisky trickier to answer, says Chris Carter
30 Oct 2020
Collectables: market in Tintin artwork takes off
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Collectables: market in Tintin artwork takes off

Tintin, the Belgian boy-reporter cum adventurer, is in demand once again. Chris Carter reports.
16 Oct 2020
Collectables: art investors are banking on Banksy
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Collectables: art investors are banking on Banksy

Demand for Banksy’s work shows no sign of abating, says Chris Carter
2 Oct 2020
Lego: building profits from plastic bricks
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Lego: building profits from plastic bricks

The popularity of Lego boomed as bored workers twiddled their thumbs at home. Chris Carter reports
23 Sep 2020
Matchbox toys are on fire with collectors
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Matchbox toys are on fire with collectors

The children of the 1960s are fuelling a boom in collectable model cars, says Chris Carter.
4 Sep 2020
Sukhinder Singh: get ready for the rum revolution
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Sukhinder Singh: get ready for the rum revolution

Rum has come of age and for collectors, the party is just getting started. Sukhinder Singh, co-founder of The Whisky Exchange, talks to MoneyWeek.
21 Aug 2020
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