Wine as an Investment Option

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Did you know that investments in wine have been outperforming investments in traditional stocks? The Liv-Ex Fine Wine 100 — a benchmark index for wine performance similar to the S&P 500 for U.S. stock performance — has risen by 270.7% over the past two decades. This is 8 percentage points higher than the S&P 500… Continue reading Wine as an Investment Option

This Incredible Elvis Collection is Glenn Johnson’s Retirement Plan

The interesting thing about Glenn Johnson’s enormous Elvis collection – besides its size – is the fact that this wasn’t born out of a love of collecting, nor did it stem from a passion for Elvis Presley. “It started about 20 years ago as an investment!” shares Glenn. “I definitely was not a fan.” That… Continue reading This Incredible Elvis Collection is Glenn Johnson’s Retirement Plan

Danny Merced’s Ninja Turtles Collection is Expansive and Unique

“I guess, like most collectors, I have that collector bug!” shares Danny Merced. Danny was about 7 or 8 years old when the Ninja Turtles became a “thing” in the late 80s and early 90s. “Every Saturday morning, I would watch cartoons, and there was a toy line associated with it. It was all I… Continue reading Danny Merced’s Ninja Turtles Collection is Expansive and Unique

Over 200 Autographs from Star Trek, Gilligan’s Island, and More!

Stacey Cook has always been interested in movies, television, sports, and entertainment, and she started collecting autographs from a young age. But the collecting bug truly caught on in college, when she lived in a sparse apartment in need of decoration. Stacey attended conventions and celebrity events on the weekends and began to collect autographs… Continue reading Over 200 Autographs from Star Trek, Gilligan’s Island, and More!

Guide to Collecting Pokémon Cards with Jake Holland

Over the past few years, Pokémon cards have experienced a surge of popularity. During the pandemic, many people returned to this hobby and started getting cards graded and making new purchases for their collection. Subsequently, Pokémon cards have grown in value. If you are interested in collecting Pokémon cards, it’s important to have knowledge of… Continue reading Guide to Collecting Pokémon Cards with Jake Holland

Collectibles Insurance Services Gives Knife Collector Peace of Mind

As a kid, Gary Rizza always enjoyed collecting. It all started with trinkets that could be purchased at the Five and Dime, but as he grew older, what he collected began to change. Today, Gary is the proud owner of an extensive collection of knives. Gary started collecting knives in 1969. “It was just something… Continue reading Collectibles Insurance Services Gives Knife Collector Peace of Mind

Incredible Dollhouse Miniatures Look Like Real-Life Homes

Mike Hogan’s love for dollhouse miniatures began about six years ago, when he won a Georgian style Lawbre Rosedawn dollhouse at an online auction in Columbus, Ohio. “Lawbre is a company that specializes in really well-made, museum-quality dollhouses,” explains Mike. “I won [the dollhouse], and it had all this artisan furniture. Once I was home,… Continue reading Incredible Dollhouse Miniatures Look Like Real-Life Homes

LEGO® Competes with Stocks and Bonds as a Valuable Investment Option

Did you know that LEGOs are outperforming many traditional investments? A recent study found that they yield an annual return of 10-11% — often more than stocks, bonds, and gold. Factors that contribute to value are rarity, condition, and age. Limited edition sets often increase in value when introduced to the secondary market, while sets… Continue reading LEGO® Competes with Stocks and Bonds as a Valuable Investment Option