World records in all areas of collectibles



2015-06-26 11:57:42

World records in all areas of collectibles

Here we examine the reasons why...

According to a report in the Times last week, Swiss economists Jean-Philippe Weisskopf and Philippe Masset found that that value of Bordeaux wines bought at auction rose by 198% between 1996 and 2009.

Of those, Premier Cru showed the greatest growth, appreciating by 447%.

And although Italian and American wines "did not do quite so well," they still performed better than US equities.

In fact, all areas of high-end collecting have performed incredibly well throughout the recent recession.

It prompted me to have a look through our news archive over the last year.

The result is this: every single area of collectibles we deal in has reported world record prices in the last12 months.

Art: Kirche in Cassone sells for a World Record 26m | 5 February 2010

Autographs: $60k Beat It lyrics put Jackson in the autographs big league | 27 November 2009

Books: Edgar Allen Poe's For Annie brings $830k | 9 December 2009

Classic Cars: $12.4m Ferrari leads a record-breaking year for classic cars | 29 December 2009

Coins & Banknotes: Scottish 1 banknote sells for record 9k | 10 October 2009

Medals & Militaria: World record for Victoria Cross to a British recipient | 6 January 2010

Memorabilia: Map of the Battle of Yorktown sets $1.15m World Record | 11 March 2010

Space & Aviation: Space explorer's watch brings $45k | 22 September 2009

Stamps: 1897 Chinese stamp brings World Record | 1 February 2010

Unique items: First Superman comic soars to a World Record $1m | 23 February 2010

Watches & Jewellery: $1.2m Patek Philippe sets World Record | 16 December 2009

Wine, Whisky & Cigars: Chateau Petrus '82 sells for a record $94k in Hong Kong | 24 December 2009

So, what's going on?

It begs the question 'why is more and more money piling into high-end collectibles?'

Well,we decided tocall our top clients and asktheir reasons for buying. After all, these are people who have been making money out of collectibles.

The general consensus of opinion is this:

Collectibles help to:

Hedge against inflation Give you greater control over your asset allocation Offer a safe haven from mainstream investments Negate tax liabilities, returns are subject to Capital Gains Tax, not Income Tax Some areas are even regarded as wasting chattels meaning there is no Capital Gains tax to pay

And that's not even taking into account the pleasure of owning a unique piece of history.

My advice...

My advice? Easy: It's never too late to get involved.

The world record prices in each category are proof of the investment merits of high-end collectibles.

Alternative Investmentshave been subject to serious research by collectors, academics and investorsin recentyears.

At Paul Fraser Collectibles we have added to this level of research, detail and background information that will help you invest in confidence.

Weoffer advicein the twelve most popular areas of high-end collecting. From art and classic cars, through to rare stamps, medals and coins.

Our expert panelhas over 250 years experience and has sold over $750m of high-end collectibles.

This unique experience at the highestlevel allows you to invest with confidence with a Company renowned for its trust and integrity in the market.

With ourextensive worldwide network of contacts, we are uniquely placed to help you fulfill your financial objectives.

We offer a free consultation service, with no hidden charges, and absolutely no obligation to purchase.

We also have a number of payment plans to enable you to get involved with just a small initial investment.

Contact us today for further information.

+44 (0) 117 933 9500



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