Why have some of the world's richest investors chosen rare stamps to protect and build their wealth for decades? This graph, which compares rare stamps with other investments - including gold and property - explains why.
The Knight Frank Wealth report of 2013 also presents a comparison of world property and 'passion investment' - it suggests that to really make money you need to own a gold Ferrari, garaged at a property in Hong Kong! - but look at the performance of rare stamps and rare coins, right up there with the best of them.
Food for thought perhaps?
The Investment Performance of Collectible Stamps
The below paper uses stamp catalogue prices to investigate the returns on British collectible postage stamps over the period 1900-2008. Learn more...