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Coins, Stamps & Books

  • The Pros And Cons Of Biting on Bitcoins Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
    Bitcoin

    If you love edgy bets, the Bitcoin may be for you, but given its newness and volatility, the alternative currency used for Internet transactions has passionate fans and critics.

  • Investing In Books: Safe Returns Between the Covers Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
    A first-edition paperback of  on sale for $200 at the Chicago Rare Book Center.

    A multimillion dollar Shakespeare First Folio up for auction gets a lot of attention. But for most collectors, books represent a stable, long-term investment. It’s a rarefied pursuit, one that can be financially rewarding if you have the necessary expertise, diligence, and patience.

  • A Pretty Penny Can Be Worth A Fortune Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:59 AM ET

    With precious metals prices soaring in recent years, both bullion and rare coins  have become a hot-ticket item among investors seeking to diversify their portfolio.

  • Most Expensive Rare U.S. Coins Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:48 AM ET
    Coins don’t always mean small change; in fact, some rare coins are worth a small fortune.Click ahead to see the 15 most expensive coins, including those considered priceless.

    We have compiled a list of the 15 most expensive coins, including those that are widely considered priceless. Check out the list!

  • Stamp Market Tougher Than It Looks Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    Stamps is  a collectors' market first and foremost. “The best collectors have a passion to find the best quality," says one expert. "Investors get murdered.”

  • The Multi-Million Dollar Stamp Collection Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
    From stamps to coins to baseball cards, people collect rare or unique items, at least partly in the hope they will appreciate in value and perhaps one day fetch a handsome sum. One stunning example is the postage stamp collection of Robert H. Cunliffe, which was auctioned off last year by Spink Shreves Galleries. The collection featured rare postage stamps with an inverted center, meaning the central image was mistakenly printed upside down. In a typical auction, these would be the most expensiv

    The postage stamp collection of Robert H. Cunliffe was auctioned off last year by Spink Shreves Galleries. Click to some of the rare stamps put to auction and the prices they sold for.

  • The Most Valuable Comic Books of All Time Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 3:21 PM ET
    Along with baseball cards, comic books represent an important component of the collectibles market, and can prove to be quite profitable for collectors holding highly sought-after and rare items. The “Golden Age” of comic books spanned from the late 1930’s into the early 1950’s and introduced most of the superhero and adventure characters that have become billion-dollar brands today. Among the most expensive comics are the ones that tell the story of a superhero’s first adventures, but in order

    Along with baseball cards, comic books represent an important component of the collectibles market, and can prove to be quite profitable for collectors holding highly sought-after and rare items.

  • For Comics Fans, New York Leaps Off the Page Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 4:25 PM ET

    New York is the birthplace of comic books, and the New York Comic Con, at just five years old, has become a respectable contender as the “it” place for a pop-culture celebration.  The show, Friday through Sunday, offers plenty to do and see.

About Coins, Stamps & Books

  • Investors and collectors alike can't wait to get their hands on these objects, many of which have a real story behind them and solid appreciation ahead of them.