Tangible assets help investors fight high inflation

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2015-06-26 12:39:56

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Tangible assets help investors fight high inflation

With inflation at 5.0% in the UK, investors are turning to tangible assets to boost their coffers

Tangible assets are helping investors fight back against inflation.

Inflation in the UK now stands at 5.0% according to the UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI), far above the Bank of England's 2% target.

In China the consumer prices figure isat 5.5%. In the US it sits at 3.5%.

With the value of money in the bank becoming increasingly less valuable, investors need to act to ensure that their hard earned cash is not thrown away through inactivity.

An increasing number of investors are now diversifying into alternative assets, including coins, art, world class autographs and manuscripts, and rare postage stamps.

Postage stamps such as the 1935 2d Prussian Blue.

The Prussian Blue is one of the rarest, and most sought-after, stamps of Great Britain.

TheStanley Gibbons Concise Cataloguereveals that the stamp has enjoyed a 9.85% pa value risesince 2007, far outstripping the rate of inflation.

In2007 an unmounted mint(the highest grade possible) example wasvalued at10,000 ($15,600).In 2011 the Index now lists the stampat16,000 ($24,980).

Part of the appeal is the rarity of the stamp. Only 200 examples are thought to exist in unmounted mint condition today.

In addition, the demand for classic stamps continues to grow, with an estimated 48 million stamp collectors around the world, including 18m in China alone.

prussian blue stamp

We have a singlesuperb unmounted mint example currently available for 15,000 (approx. $23,400): a 6.25% saving on the index price. The stamp is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity stating it to be genuine. As with all our stock items, you will also receive our personal lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

This is a remarkably popular postage stamp, both with collectors and investors. Only 200 unmounted Prussian Blues are known to exist. Of those we are lucky to handle around half a dozen each year.

To secure this stamp for your portfolio please contact us;

info@paulfrasercollectibles.com

+44 (0) 117 933 9503

Or click the following link to see theother rare stamps we currently haveavailable for you.

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