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Deciding Which Bottles to Buy: Wine Investment

While investment in stocks, shares and bonds remains an uncertain option, alternative investments, such as art, cars, coins and stamps, have become increasingly attractive. The rate of return can be spectacular, and this is true nowhere more than in the world of wine bottles. Between 2012 and 2017, for instance, the Petit Mouton 2011 vintage appreciated from £690 per case to £1,831, an increase of 165 percent.  Last year, two of just 600 surviving bottles...
Prestigious Pottery, Pink Diamond Jewel and Tiaras Form Auction Highlights

CollectionsPrestigious Pottery, Pink Diamond Jewel and Tiaras Form Auction Highlights

Auction highlights across this year do far – tiaras, the largest pink diamond jewel ever sold, prestigious Ottoman Iznik pottery and iconic paintings. Starting off the year was the Bonhams Photographs auction at New York in April which featured works by Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Stieglitz, Helmut Newton, Ormond Gigli (the famous Girls in the Windows), and Steve McCurry (the equally famous Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl, a dye bleach print of which sold for...
Royal Mint to Hold Ballot for Rare £100,000 George III Sovereign

CollectionsRoyal Mint to Hold Ballot for Rare £100,000 George III Sovereign

The Royal Mint is to hold a ballot for a rare George III Sovereign, selling for a flat fee of £100,000. Struck in 1819, it is one of perhaps only ten such sovereigns known to exist, and will be made available through a ballot on the 12th July 2019. Ahead of the ballot, the sovereign will be on display in the Royal Mint Experience from 10th June 2019. The sovereign will be offered at a fixed...
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