The market is not only vast, it is also dynamic and sometimes unpredictable. Diamonds may be forever, but the same can't be said of cultural icons.
Michael Jackson’s jacket, a Madonna dress, even plates bearing the Queen of England’s face - in a world of cold hard investment, the collection of special items that hold a particular value because of their significance in our collective memory makes a welcome change, and perhaps represents the ultimate alternative investment.
With more than 15 million U.S. golfers, the market for collectibles has expanded greatly in recent years. Such memorabilia can make good investments that increase in value over time.
While campaign and presidential mementos may be only a hobby for some, they also represent a real investment for many political junkies and even for those not drawn by political sentiment.
Check out some items that are currently available in the political and presidential memorabilia market and their values.
RR Auction is auctioning off hundreds of space memorabilia online beginning January 12, 2011. Check out some of the highlights from the auction.
At a Beverly Hills auction Dec. 3-5 held by Julien’s Auctions, items from the biggest celebrity names sold over their estimated value. Click for highlights!
Christie's has auctioned off an Apple I from 1976, the first product from the company. It sold for $230,000.
It’s arguably the most famous car in the world and it’s coming out of the showroom and onto the market for the first time ever.
When it comes to investing in sports memorabilia, buying pieces that are attached to a big name is usually the way to go. Learn why.
A Beatles historian has come across one of the last autographs John Lennon signed before his fatal encounter with Mark David Chapman thirty years ago. CNBC has learned that rock historian Denny Somach will put the autograph up for sale next week.
The recession may have relegated some of America’s most revered financial institutions to the scrap heap of history, but it also upped the ante on vintage stock certificates, coffee mugs and ballpoint pens from corporate icons that hearken back to yesteryear.
Here are some highlights from Julien’s Auctions' 2009 auction at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, featuring over 700 celebrity items.
Used to serve beer to bar patrons, this tray shows the brewery buildings of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis. Collectors value this item at $1,200 to $1,500. Learn more.
Marshall Fogel, one of Americaâ??s top collectors of sports memorabilia, gives the public a glimpse of his prized possessions, including rare items from Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Ty Cobb. CNBCâ??s Darren Rovell says their value is more than just sentimental.
On Wednesday morning a small pop-culture memorabilia shop in Midtown opened an 836-lot auction timed to what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday, which is Saturday. The prized item was a set of Lennon’s fingerprints made in 1976 as part of his application for citizenship. Minimum bid: $100,000.