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The Handbook of Personal Wealth Management, 8th Edition by Jonathan Reuvid

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First-class returns from rare stamps and prestige collectables

KEITH HEDDLE, STANLEY GIBBONS GROUP PLC

A surprising asset class

With economic volatility increasing across the globe, a political commentator recently quipped that the term ‘financial expert’ might just be an oxymoron. Not so for philatelic or numismatic experts (the study of rare stamps, rare coins and medals), where Stanley Gibbons have been experts in their field for over 150 years.

This rock-solid expertise, coupled with the steady – some would say relentless – growth in the value of rare stamps and similar prestige collectables, has increasingly drawn both canny and concerned investors to these asset classes to build portfolios with safety and staying power.

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