Art & Collectibles

Art Collectibles Alternative Investments

Arts and collectibles are a distinct category in alternative investments, set apart by the majority of alternative assets (other than timberland investment) for the fact that they are very much tangible assets.

The asset class can include anything from fine wine to stamps, antiques and classic cars, and on the whole the class is seeing an increase in interest from investors keen to move away from less tangible financial products as the recession still hangs in people’s minds. At least if the value of a bottle of wine plummets, you still have a bottle of wine to enjoy! READ MORE…

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Auction house Sotheby’s has created its own forensic art analysis department in a bid to stamp out the increasing risk of forgeries in the art market. The first auction house to do so, Sotheby's aims to remove the reputational threat that copies create across the multimillion-pound art market. Making use

vintage spirits

While fine wine has long been of interest to collectibles investors across the globe, it appears that spirits are now coming of age, with many buyers willing to pay thousands for the right bottle. Demand for craft and fine spirits has risen significantly in recent years and investing in this

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