9) Rare Stamps
People have been investing in rare stamps for centuries, but they are now gaining popularity with today’s investors. More and more newspapers have written about the rise of stamp collecting. That publicity has led to more investors choosing to add stamps to their portfolios. When you’re choosing stamps for your portfolio, look for rare, unused stamps that have their original gum. These are typically the highest value stamps. Used stamps can also be good investments if they have minimal wear-and-tear. Discolorations, creases, wrinkles, and holes can all lower the price of a stamp. Keith Heddle, the managing director of the UK-based rare-stamp auction house Stanley Gibbons, recommends investing a minimum of $15,000 into your rare stamp collection. Then, after holding it for at least five years, you can try selling it through a wholesale dealer or auction house.
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