What makes a good investment?
Fortunately, because of the combination of our expertise in knowing what makes a good investment-grade item and our stringent adherence to quality, the majority of our portfolios turn out to be excellent investments over time.
Since the market is driven by demand, we can never know exactly which autographs will perform best and in general, price increases are not linear but ‘jump’ in steps when collectors come into the market(which is why we recommend a medium to long term portfolio holding); as with all investments, performance is never guaranteed, only indicated by historical precedent.
That said, there are certain items (often picked out by CEO, Mike Hall or Investment Director, Keith Heddle in the regular investment e-newsletter; you can sign up here) which stand out for their quality and likely investment performance. Rare historical documents like Henry VIII or Edward IV or Beethoven, or classic icons of the 20th Century such as Marylin Monroe, James Dean or Bruce Lee all have a history of increasing interest and price rises.
Here are a selection of pieces picked out by Mike Hall & Keith Heddle that have strong investment potential: