Why Stamp Exchanges Might Find Their Business Stamped Out – Caixin Global

Beijing is a city for speculators. Its home prices today are six times higher than a decade earlier, and even the price of garlic is three times higher than two years ago. But nothing compares to the “astronomical rise” of the value of stamps traded in the city’s exchanges before an August ban temporarily halted […]

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Multi-million debts seal rare stamp dealer's fate – International Adviser

Investors had been told their philatelic (stamp) investments with Gibbons were at ‘negligible’ risk and were offered a guaranteed buyback for the stamps they bought. Typically, investors spent five-figure sums on a handful of rare stamps. The buy-back guarantee proved popular in the illiquid market. Ultimately, Stanley Gibbons Group called in the administrators to alleviate […]

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Natural colored diamonds have never gone down in value at the dealer level in nearly 50 years – ValueWalk

Leonardo da Vinci has been dead for 498 years. But the man is still setting the art world on its ear. Last week, a rediscovered painting titled Salvator Mundi sold at a Christie’s auction in New York for a record-shattering $450.3 million. Experts estimated the 500-year-old painting would sell for around $100 million. That would […]

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An unlikely obsession: Pat Jacobsen has spent more than 40 years collecting vintage fruit crate labels – The Union of Grass Valley

Pat Jacobsen got hooked on collecting things at the age of 8, when his dad gave him his stamp and coin collections. But he quickly realized that it was too expensive to add to his collections if he really wanted something rare. It wasn’t until he was in his early 20s that he hit upon […]

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