“How to turn £2 million into £600 million”

The Stamp Man

The Stamp Man

2020-05-16 20:28:16

Presenting Great Britain's Rarest Stamps Collection

I am itching to show you my collection.

I can’t wait to share with you the defining collection of Britain’s rarest stamps.

But, before I do that, I feel compelled to draw your attention to something about this collection which surprised even me…

After compiling this collection, I was interested to see how it would have performed as an investment over the very long term.

I have always looked at all rare tangible assets this way – as long term investments and possibly even as lifetime investments.

Such investments have been used by the ultra-rich throughout history as an inflation-busting store of wealth for good reason.

I was able to track prices for the treasures in the collection back as far as 1954, 66 years ago.

Based on the prices in 1954 compared to today, the collection in its entirety shows a compound growth rate of 9% per annum. 

To put that into context…

If this historic rate of growth continued for the next 66 years, that would turn the £2 million collection into a collection with a valuation of £600 million by 2086.

Now you might be wondering, what about the pandemic and the unprecedented challenging economic conditions we face ahead of us?

Rare stamps are not correlated with the general economy.

Prices are principally dictated by the actions of passionate collectors chasing rare stamps, which can only become scarcer over time.

Illustrating the non-correlating qualities of rare stamps, in 2008, during the last major recession, the stamps in the collection increased in value by 40%.

I expect to see a substantially higher interest from those looking at rare collectibles as a safe haven investment because of the challenging economic conditions ahead.

We are already receiving unsolicited communications from high net worth individuals looking for more information on how to invest in rare stamps and other collectibles.

Historically, rare stamps have enjoyed their strongest returns during the most difficult economic periods, particularly in times of high inflation where they inevitably become an international currency.

60 times better than gold

What I found particularly interesting is how the £2 million rare stamps collection has compared to an investment in gold, the traditional hedge against inflation and a falling stock market.

The price of gold in May 1954 was around $338 an ounce. Today, it is trading at $1,710.

A $1,000 investment in gold in May 1954 would therefore be worth just over $5,000 today. This equates to a 66-year compound annual growth rate of 2.5%.

The same $1,000 investment in rare stamps in May 1954 would theoretically be worth $300,000 today. 

That’s 60 times more than gold.

Don’t get me wrong, I think gold has its place as a defensive hedge, going up when stocks go down and vice versa.

But, rare stamps are different…

They have historically operated independently of all traditional investments.

Needless to say, I feel both lucky and privileged to be trading in rare stamps right now.

I think the timing to invest in Britain’s rarest stamps is now.

Many people are now starting to agree with me it would seem.

The CEO of auctioneers, Sotheby’s recently wrote in an e-mail to clients:

“In a world of self-isolation, we are seeing increased collector engagement and focus on their areas of passion. In addition to strong sell-through rates, we have seen continued demand and competition for rare and iconic works across categories”.

The dynamics in play look very exciting for the market for rare collectibles right now.

25 of the rarest philatelic treasures from Great Britain valued at £2 million

I am delighted to be in the honoured position to present you the defining collection of the rarest philatelic treasures from Great Britain.

Building the collection took years of effort and searching, made particularly challenging by our adherence to strict quality controls. Only the finest examples in existence were permitted into the collection.

The collection in its entirety undoubtedly has a premium value to its component parts.

The collection tracks the first 100 years of the British prepaid postal system from its birth on the 6th of May, 1840 with the issue of the penny black.

It contains some of the most elusive and valuable classic rarities and, as a complete collection, represents a work of miniature art in its own right, not to mention a museum quality preservation of our postal history.

Most stamps in the collection are accompanied with independent certificates of authenticity from the most prestigious philatelic expert societies in Great Britain, including the Royal Philatelic Society and British Philatelic Association.

All items are also sold with our lifetime moneyback guarantee of authenticity as a standard term of sale.

Here’s a sneak preview of what is in the collection…

The world’s first postage stamp on a letter sent on the very first day of use on 6th May, 1840OK, I think you’ve waited long enough.

I am now ready to reveal to you the entire collection…

 Click here to view Britain's rarest stamps collection

Join Warren Buffett and the British Royal Family

If you decide to become the next custodian of this wonderful historical collection, you will be in good company.

Throughout history, many of the world’s richest people have held investments in rare stamps to protect and grow their wealth including Eli Lilly, the Rothschilds of banking fame, the Du Pont’s and the British Royal Family.

Recent investors include Warren Buffett who is quoted as saying:

“Stamp Collecting is a Great, Great, Great hobby”.

Michael Dell and Bill Gross, known as the “Bond King” are also well known investors in the rare stamp market.

After selling part of his collection for four times his initial investment, Bill Gross called the gains “better than the stock market”.

How to secure the £2 million rarest stamps collection

As you will appreciate, there can only be one owner of this collection, which took a decade to build.

If you would like to be that owner, please contact me today personally at mike@justcollecting.com. Alternatively, you can call our office on +44(0)1534 639998 and one of our experts will be on the other end of the line to speak to you.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

You couldn’t pick a better time than right now to get involved in the rare stamp market to protect yourself against the turbulent times ahead.

Whilst it will be sad to see the collection leave our possession, we do look forward to welcoming you as its new and proud owner.

Kind regards

Mike Hall

CEO Just Collecting

PS. We currently look after rare tangible assets for our clients’ portfolios worth c.£20 million and rising every week.

We can also offer you our personal management service, which includes secure storage, specialist insurance cover and a professional annual valuation report of your collection, should you prefer to avoid the risks and hassles of taking care of your valuable assets.www.paulfrasercollectibles.com | +44 (0) 117 933 9500 | info@paulfrasercollectibles.comDisclaimer & Important Information

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