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Profit-making passions: Hobbies as alternative investments

'Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz)' by Andy Warhol, photographed by Emmanuel Dunand | AFP | Getty Images.

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A look at hobbies as alternative investments

Bored of bonds? Find stocks a snooze? Some investors are turning their hobbies or interests into potentially lucrative investment vehicles. The risks are many but so are the potential rewards. And there are often few immediate dividends apart from emotional ones. From art, antiques and vintage autos to whiskey and wine, here's a look at alternative investments that do double-duty as both passions and profit-makers.

By CNBC.com's Kenneth Kiesnoski.
Posted 4 Dec. 2013

'Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz)' by Andy Warhol, photographed by Emmanuel Dunand | AFP | Getty Images.