Investing in Collectables : An Investor's Guide to Turning Your Passion into a Portfolio

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-26
  • Publisher: Wrightbooks
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Ever wanted to make money from investing in something you love? From the bestselling author Understanding Investments comes a comprehensive guide to collecting, investing in and making money from collectables. While other books tend to focus on one particular collectable, and no book focuses on actually making money or investing across the different types of collectables Investing in Collectables does all this and more. Aimed at everyday investors looking to make money from their hobbies or collections and serious investors looking to profit from their passion or diversify their portfolio, Investing in Collectables covers tips and traps for making a profit on your collection, all you need to know about buying and selling through dealers, at auctions or through private sale, tax and other legislation governing collectables as an investment, investing through self managed superannuation funds or trusts, how to detect fakes and forgeries, conservation, restoration, storage and display for maximum profit.

Author Biography

CHARLES BEELAERTS is an economic graduate of the University of Sydney and a graduate of Harvard Business School. He is a financial consultant and best-selling author of Understanding Investments who has previously worked as an analyst for banks and investment firms.

Table of Contents

About the authors vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

1 Collectables as an investment 1

2 Types of collectables 19

3 International markets 47

4 Caring for and displaying collectables 59

5 Th e legal framework and collectables 75

6 Buying and selling through dealers and privately 95

7 Buying and selling at auction 111

8 Buying and selling online 133

9 Dos and don'ts when buying and selling collectables 151

10 Fraud 169

11 How to make money from investing in collectables 187

Useful resources 205

Index 225

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