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  • The lazy way to invest your money
    November 17, 2022 Mike Hall

    The lazy way to invest your money

    The lazy way to invest your money Many of my clients see rare stamps as the perfect lazy investment. I agree as I have put a considerable amount of my own money into rare stamps over the years. It is not such...

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  • stamps
    October 17, 2022 Mike Hall

    Not all good investments look good

    Primitive philatelic charm of the rarest kind Regular readers will be familiar with my 5 golden rules. These are the rules I rigidly stick to when buying.  The rules equally apply to what makes a good investment. The rules have never...

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  • london investor show
    October 7, 2022 Mike Hall

    Safer than houses, more valuable than gold

    Most people buy collectibles purely for pleasure. Some people, though, also consider their collections as a store of value which will rise in value over time. Those people feel less guilt about spending money on their collections. They expect their...

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  • african stamps
    September 29, 2022 Mike Hall

    A Very Special Collection

    The “Official” Stamps of South Africa My silence last week does not mean I have not been working hard for you. Behind the scenes, I have been very busy indeed. My hard work is all about finding, selecting and recommending...

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  • magazine
    September 5, 2022 Mike Hall

    Your new free collecting magazine is here

    Discover in-depth articles, price guides, and the latest news to help you build your collection. The magazine is exclusive to our subscribers, with content you won't find anywhere else. Subscribe for free now.  Kind regards, Mike Hall

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  • first stamp
    August 30, 2022 Mike Hall

    Now: The airmail stamp even scarcer than the Inverted Jenny

    You’re about to see one of the world’s great philatelic treasures. It’s the first airmail stamp issued by the first country to carry Trans-Atlantic post. It's one of only 87 ever created (far fewer survive). Compare that with the 100 existing examples of the...

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  • asia stamp
    August 22, 2022 Mike Hall

    A Major Rarity: Asia’s First Stamp

    One of the all-time greats of philately There is a buzz of excitement in our office today... You see, we managed to secure one of the all-time greatest stamps of philately. It is the first time I have ever handled this...

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