Investments of passion, or passion assets, encompass anything that is tangible and is not a financial asset (it is not a collective investment scheme, the asset is not securitised in any way and there is no income stream for traditional valuation models to be applied to). They are essentially high-value luxury items that people take pleasure from owning.
If out, what will the repercussions be, not just in the UK but across the rest of the continent as other nation states start to assert themselves.
Frankly, qué sera, sera.
What is certain is the world will roll on in some way or another – and we will still have rare coins and stamps. Sophisticated collectors and investors will still seek permanence, history, beauty and intrinsic value. Read More
We received some great coverage in The Mail on Sunday. Read the below extract on investing in books from The Mail on Sunday.
The main reason for buying a book should be the pleasure it brings – even if you are considering a purchase as a potential investment. Read More
I’ve just been handed two fascinating documents from the Stanley Gibbons archive. The first, from May 30th 1903 is entitled “Stamp Collecting as an Investment.” It supports the argument that investing in the right sort of stamps is not new; it has been practised by those ‘in the know,’ (with a healthy dose of common sense), for generations. Read More
So, Mr Bond… thinking about future threats you’ll have to face, other than vengeful ex-girlfriends and arthritic joints, with austerity measures and the messy world of pension freedoms, is your government pension going to be enough for you? Read More
Stanley Gibbons Group CEO Michael Hall discusses rare stamps as an investment asset class with Bloomberg’s Shery Ahn on “Trending Business.”