"None of my other investments give me the joy that autographs do because they make me feel that I am holding a piece of history in my hands."
Malcolm Forbes, Forbes magazine
Investment in rare autographs, historical documents and signatures has repeatedly proven to be a strong, stable, safe haven investment through times of economic, social and political turbulence.
Healthy returns are complemented by the wonderful feeling of pride from owning an important piece of history. How many people do you know with a genuine Marilyn Monroe signed photograph, an authenticated Henry VIII signed manuscript or a first edition of a Disney book signed by the man himself?
Historic Returns - The Fraser's 100 Index as listed on Bloomberg
The Frasers 100 Autograph Price Index is listed on Bloomberg (STGIF100) and was designed to provide the definite measure of overall market performance and serves to highlight the real price increases being achieved, especially amongst rarer and more desirable items.
The index has recorded an average compound increase of 11.64% over the last 13 years, increasing in total value from £80,720 to £337,650.
Malcolm Forbes of ‘Forbes Magazine’ highlighted the potential of autograph investment when he said:
“In my view, they are the most undervalued of all areas of collecting, especially when you consider what people are paying for even second rate paintings.”
Rare manuscripts and autographed pieces are also perishable and some of the rarest pieces are often bought by or donated to museums, thus diminishing the supply of such items even further.
That is why the Fraser’s 100 Index has shown such stable growth over the last decade – the simple rules of supply & demand.
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