The Oscars are over, but you can still â€˜go forthâ€™ for Colin Firth's collectibles
The Oscars are over, but you can still go forth for Colin Firth's collectibles
As Academy Awards stars nurse their hangovers, alternative investors should still be celebrating
Banksy didn't win Bristol an Oscar but here at Paul Fraser Collectibles we're still excited by the action from last night's Academy Awards.
While Colin Firth and The King's Speech were sweeping all before them, we were wondering how this would impact the world of movie memorabilia.
If past results are an indication, an Oscar victory will make memorabilia related to the winners extremely hot property.
In 1999 Michael Jackson paid a record price for an Oscar trophy when he bid $1.54 million for producer David O Selznick's Gone with the Wind Best Film award.
Clark Gable's 1934 Oscar trophy for It Happened One Night was recently bought for $607,000 by Steven Spielberg.
The prestige attached to the Oscars ensures that memorabilia related to its winners is likely to be a big hit with collectors and investors and could make investors a tidy profit.
But if your pocket can't stretch to collecting your own Oscar, there are opportunities at a more reasonable scale.
Colin Firth, on his way to collecting an Oscar trophy
For example, a signed photo of Sandra Bullock, the Best Actress winner in 2009, can be bought for just 150. And there are many more opportunities to make investments without spending the equivalent of a movie budget.
So keep a look out for Colin Firth related collectibles - they could help you be a winner too.