“This Ultimate Currency Play could bank you 354% returns in next 10 years”
If I was American, this is what I would do right now…
I recall clearly one thing I was doing 12 years ago…
It was something I knew I could not go wrong doing.
Quite simply, I was buying collectibles from US auctions.
You see, back then the exchange rate was 2.1 US Dollar = 1 British Pound.
For example, when I bought a rare stamp for $10,000, I was paying £4,762.
Today, the exchange rate is around 1.2 US Dollar = 1 British Pound. That same stamp bought from the US would now cost me £8,333. That’s 75% more expensive than it was in 2007.
I knew back then I was buying rare collectibles from the US at bargain prices.
I also understood it was one of those moments in time you need to take advantage of as they never last.
And, indeed, it did not last…
Today, we have the reverse situation.
If I was American, I would be buying up collectibles in the UK like crazy right now.
It is one of those “I can’t go wrong” situations.
When a bargain becomes a super bargain
Take a look at this exceptional rare sheet of stamps from Queen Victoria’s Great Britain:
Great Britain 1867 10d pale red-brown Plate 1, SG113s.
Price: £10,000 ($12,000
What makes this rare sheet of stamps such a bargain:
- The 10d value of this stamp issue was introduced for postage to India, Mauritius and Australia via Marseilles. The rate was changed in 1870, meaning there was little demand for the 10d stamp and it was withdrawn in 1877. In stamp terms, this is a very short period of being in issue.
- These are, however, Specimen stamps. They were used only as reference by post masters to identify valid stamps and avoid forgeries. That means they are uncirculated.
- This sheet of 20 specimen stamps is extremely scarce. I’ve never seen anything else like it for this stamp issue.
- It is in magnificent condition and also includes full selvedge and marginal inscription at top and bottom. This makes it one for the philatelic connoisseur.
- The catalogue price for one of these specimen stamps is £500. That means there is no premium charged despite all these FIRST CLASS qualities.
This is bargain enough. But if you are an American buyer, this is a super bargain thanks to the currency play.
Timing is in your favour…
You can buy this from me today for just $12,000.
Twelve years ago, this would have cost you $21,000. That’s a whopping saving of $9,000 (43%), all thanks to the currency benefit.
You only need to go back to January 2018 and this would have cost you $14,000. A saving of 14% on the price 19 months ago.
This benefit applies to not just US buyers. The benefit is there to have for all our overseas buyers.
All thanks to the current cheap British pound.
5 years from now, thousands of investors will be looking back at this moment and will say:
“If only I had…”
That’s the nature of situations like this. Most folks just don’t step up and take advantage of an opportunity which is so obvious it is blinding.
I know I made a killing twelve years ago when the roles were reversed. Now it is your time to make your killing.
How to turn this situation into the BIG MONEY gains
If I was American, this is what I would do right now…
I would buy this, our TOP philatelic piece:
Great Britain 1840 “Penny Black” 1d black, plate 3, SG2 mint block of 12.
Price: £695,000 ($834,000)E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to BUY NOW
10 REASONS this is a crown jewel of philately:
- The penny black is the world’s first and most famous postage stamp (and always will be).
- This is the largest known multiple from the 3rd printing plate of the penny black in private hands (block of 12 mint stamps).
- This printing plate was considered to have produced the best quality penny blacks. Plate 3 was the first to be hardened before being put into press, resulting in stamps that were notably stable in printing, with even colour, and showing the deepest shades of black.
- Although Plate 3 produced the finest quality penny blacks, it soon became worn and was the first plate to be destroyed. As such, good quality stamps from this plate are a rarity.
- This block of twelve penny blacks is of “magnificent quality”. It is in mint unused condition, boasting large margins and with original gum. On screen, you can’t appreciate just how brilliant the colour of these stamps is. They are a deep, deep black.
- It is made even more spectacular coming from the bottom of the sheet with rare full deckle edge selvedge and sheet inscription.
- Exhibition showpiece – it is an item which would steal the show at any international stamp exhibition, such is its importance, rarity and magnificence.
- The provenance is second to none, previously belonging to one of the most famous stamp collections ever assembled, the Chartwell Collection. Sir Cyril Humphrey Cripps (1915-2000), English businessman and philanthropist, was the man behind it.
- Authenticity assurance – it is accompanied by a 2012 British Philatelic Association (BPA) certificate of authenticity.
- It ranks alongside the world’s greatest such as the British Guiana 1c magenta ($9.5m) and Treskilling Yellow ($3.7m), yet at a fraction of the price. It is not just one of the most important blocks of penny blacks in existence, it is one of the most important pieces of world history in existence.
Take a look at this comparable piece of early British philately also included in the Chartwell collection:
It is a re-joined block of eight and four 2d blue stamps. I happen to know this last sold for a price of £1 million ($1.2 million).
When you compare these two rarest of philatelic treasures, the current valuation placed on the unique mint block of penny blacks is by no means demanding. If anything, it looks under-valued against its peers.
A tangible asset investment like no other
As an investment, you need to consider the mint block of penny blacks against alternatives.
You could buy a property (real estate in the US).
If you buy at the right price, you should do well.
But, you will pay a bunch of different taxes on this – on purchase, annually and on your profits when you sell.
Not so when you invest in the finest collectibles, such as this.
Taxes on capital gains on the sale of collectibles vary across different countries. In all countries I know of, taxes are lower (if any) for collectibles than for real estate, equities and income.
Also, annual holding costs can be ZERO as I will explain later. It is portable and easily stored.
When you come to sell, you can sell it anywhere you want in the world. Not so with real estate. It is an immovable object and can only be sold right where it is.
As an alternative investment, this has everything going for it.
Now, let’s look at historic price performance…
Historic price performance
The table below shows the historic market value for this block of 12 mint penny blacks from plate 3:
This works out at almost a 15% increase in value each year over the past 12 years.
But, this opportunity gets really exciting when we add in the currency play factor.
When a good investment becomes a great investment
Today’s price in dollars of $834,000 is 43% cheaper than it was 12 years ago based on the movement in exchange rate.
It is even 14% cheaper than it was a year ago.
Let’s now take a look at potential investment growth rates in the future when we combine capital growth potential with exchange rate movements.
The table below shows what potential returns could be based on the following assumptions:
- Annual compound growth of 10% pa, broadly in line with historic growth rate of the mint block of penny blacks over the past 12 years (and in line with the average growth rate over the past 60 years reported in GB rare stamp price indices)
- Exchange rate potential scenarios based on the USD/GBP exchange rate reverting back to historic rates (January 2018, September 2014 and October 2007)
Note: these are illustrations only based on assumptions made on future growth in value of the mint block of penny blacks and movements in exchange rate between the US dollar and British Pound. Actual results could, and most likely will, vary significantly as such future events cannot be predicted with any degree of accuracy.Based on 10% annual capital growth in the next 10 years, and a return to the exchange rate of October 2007, 10 year growth in value could be as high as 354%.
This turns an investment today of $834,000 into $2.4 million in 5 years and $3.8 million in 10 years.
Own it today
This is the finest block of mint penny blacks I’ve ever handled. The stamp that created a worldwide communications revolution and encouraged millions of people into literacy.
As I said, if I was American, I would buy this in a heartbeat.
You simply can’t go wrong with the current discount thanks to the favourable exchange rate between the US Dollar and British Pound.
You will be waiting a long time to unearth another opportunity to match this.
The item is unique so only one person can benefit.
You should contact me as soon as you can. You can reserve it with a quick e-mail to email@example.com
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Remember, no one you know will own anything like this. What an opportunity this is.
Thanks for reading.
Mike Hall CEO Just Collecting
PS. I understand this is a very valuable item and you may not want to store it at home. Not to worry, we can provide you with FREE secure storage and insurance during your period of ownership.
PPS. If you would like to spread the cost of your purchase, we can also offer you payment terms to settle over 12 monthly instalments on this. That way you can watch your investment grow even before you have fully paid for it! Enjoyed this blog? Try these:
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