The Top 5 best collectible gifts for Father's Day



2015-06-26 12:02:29

The Top 5 best collectible gifts for Father's Day

From Elvis Presley and James Bond to the world's rarest bottle of whisky - here are some great gifts

It's estimated that the dominant demographic for all areas of collectibles remains men aged 40 or over (constituting around 80% of the market) -makingcollectibles the perfect place to look for a timeless and treasured Father's Day gift.

Here, we take a look at five of the best-priced and investible collectibles on the market. Whether Dad is an Elvis fan, enjoys a bottle of whisky or secretly wishes that he was James Bond, there could be something on this list for him...

Elvis Presley

An Elvis Presley signed photograph

While the guitar gathering dust in the loft shows that Dad's dreams of achieving rock stardom are years behind him, there is still the next best thing: an autograph signed by none other than the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Naturally, Elvis is ever-popular with collectors and it's assured that his legacy will go on and on. He also happens to be one of the top-earning deceased celebrities, according to Forbes.

This signed photo features a head and shoulders shot of Elvis wearing an open necked shirt, with his signature boldly signed in blue pen. Notice how Elvis has carefully signed the autograph away from his portrait - the King was known for being considerate towards his fans...

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A rare autograph by Muhammad Ali

How better to distract a dad from the underwhelming early stages of the World Cup than with one of the world's most sought-after pieces of sporting memorabilia?

Muhammad Ali may have danced like a butterfly and stung like a bee, but he rarely had time to sign autographs. Ali memorabilia of the calibre (and size, measuring 14 x 11 inches) of this signed photograph (pictured above)is remarkably hard to find.

Similar signed images have sold at recent auctions for as much as $17,925 per letter. Signed by Ali across the image of his own chest, and despite a very minor crease to its top left corner, this autograph is still an excellent potential gift and a great appreciating investment.

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James '007' Bond's original suit from Goldeneye

Well, it sure beats a pair of socks... This cream linen Brioni suit and Turnbull & Asser sea island blue cotton shirt was worn by Irish actor Pierce Brosnan in his triumphant debut performance as the British secret service agent, James Bond, in 1995's Goldeneye.

The suit is made of fine herringbone pattern with cream silk Brioni logo lining, having Brioni label to inside stamped "Pierce Brosnan", the shirt bears Turnbull & Asser label.


It is currently for sale on the collectors' market together with a reproduction still from the film depicting Brosnan wearing it. This is a truly superb piece of Bond memorabilia.

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A bottle of 70-year-old Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach whisky

How about a gift that is as rare as it is sought-after? This is the first in a series of extremely rare whiskies to be released by Gordon & MacPhail under its "Generations" brand.

According to taster Charles Maclean, the 70-year-old - the "colour of sun" - boasts a mellow, once waxy and fruity nose and a surprisingly lively taste for its age, with an intriguing light smokiness.

Distilled on October 15, 1938, this Speyside Single Malt is the oldest bottled single Scotch whisky in the world, and can be bought for 10,000. Even if Dad doesn't like whisky, he'll at least have a massively appreciating investment to lock away in his drinks cabinet.

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One of the world's rarest signatures: JD Salinger

Even prior to his death Salinger was one of the world's rarest and most valuable autographs. This typed letter with autograph is even more fascinating because the fascinating insight it gives into reclusive The Catcher in The Rye author's thoughts and feelings

"A shitty month here, threats from the press..." reads the letter, hinting at Salinger's misanthropy and mistrust of journalists and those who venerated his books. The letter was written on Wednesday, September 16, 1981 to his lover Janet Eagleson.

In the letter, Salinger explains his fantasy of running away with Janet - "I see us opening a little clothing store" - and mentions a road trip, the first time he had ventured from his home all summer. The original stamped envelope is included in the sale.

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For more information on the above Father's Day gifts, please email or telephone +44 (0) 117 933 9500

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