Forget about geezers with tweezers
Bill Gross' $6m swap of the century highlights the interest there is in rare stamps of the highest level.
It also tells us the great stories surrounding rare stamps.
So forget 'geezers with tweezers'... rare stamps are a proven investment at the highest level.
Few non-collectors will realise how many important and wealthy people are involved in stamp collecting, or be aware of the great investment potential of rare stamps.
Bill Gross and Warren Buffett are both claimed to hold significant collections.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 'Royal Philatelic Collection' is her largest single private asset.
The global business in rare stamps exceeds $10 billion per annum.
Yet mention rare stamps as an investment to the average man in the street and you'll likely be met with ridicule.
Well that was the case until banks started collapsing and stocks went into freefall.
But times they are a changing...
The major attraction with all Collectible Investments is a very simple one...
A rare stamp will never do an Enron.
A classic car will never do a Marconi.
In short these tangible assets will always hold value.
That value is purely down to the supply and demand demographics of the markets.
And with an ageing population, better health care facilities, emerging economies, and a new found impetuous to diversify wealth, the Collectibles markets are booming.
More than 48 million people around the world collect stamps. 10 years ago that figure was 30 million.
In fact more people collect stamps than anything else on earth.
With more collectors chasing a diminishing supply product prices can only go one way.
My background is in rare stamps.
For 5 years I was the Investment Director at Stanley Gibbons, the world's oldest and most famous stamp dealer.
I've personally witnessed the returns that the rarest of stamps can offer.
I've also sold over $100m of rare stamps during my career. In fact, very few people have sold more.
You may haveread recently that over the last 50 years rare stamps have averaged 9.5% per annum.
It doesn't surprise me...
In fact I've been adding to my collection of late.
I know that the long term gains will far outweigh what my bank deposit has to offer, so I am happy to keep adding to the collection when suitable items become available.
It's all about diversification, a lesson a lot of people have still yet to learn, despite the recent shenanigans in the financial world.
I'd be pleased to share my knowledge with you.
If you're interested in building a valuable rare stamp portfolio that has every opportunity to grow in value, with little downside, then please contact me.
The opportunities are endless and cater for all budgets.
A worthwhile portfolio can be built for as little as 5,000 or tens of thousands can be spent on the rarest of stamps like the Tyrian Plum.
Regardless, when two of the richest men in the world are involved you owe it to yourself to find out more.
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