Sir Alex Ferguson’s Wine Collection Up For Sale


Sir Alex Ferguson’s Wine Collection to Raise £3m at Auction

Sir Alex Ferguson's Wine Collection Up For Auction

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After retiring as Manchester United manager in spring of 2014 you might have thought Sir Alex was ready to really begin making the most of his 5000 strong collection of vintage wines. However, Britain’s most successful football manager, well known for sharing a glass of plonk with his opposition number after games, has decided to sell his collection at London auction house Christie’s.
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Facecoin? – Facebook Delves into Electronic Money


Electronic Money

Facebook is seeking authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland to become an ‘Electronic Money Institution’. Electronic money being defined as monetary value that is stored electronically, issued on the receipt of funds for the purpose of making transactions and accepted as means of payment by parties other than the issuer.
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Classic Car Day 2014 – Appreciating Assets


Chris Evans declared today Classic Car Day on Twitter (#classiccarday) and has been encouraging thousands of people to share their love for classic cars. Evans is well known for his love of motors, having once paid £12 MILLION for a Ferrari 250 GTO (which he later sold for even more…).

We love our classic cars at Appreciating assets as you can see from all our previous luxury car blog posts, so we’re more than happy to see classic cars getting some love on Twitter.
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Four Precious Metals Used in Jewellery (that aren’t gold or silver…)


If you asked 100 people to name a precious metal, gold and silver would be clear favourites. But there are a huge variety of precious metals, some of which are more valuable than gold, and all more valuable than silver which is relatively cheap compared to some of these elements.

4. Palladium

Palladium Jewellery | Precious Metals | Appreciating Assets

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Smartwatches – The Value of Style


Samsung launched the Galaxy Gear in September last year, a smartwatch that was supposed to herald the big breakthrough of smartwatches as a mainstream gadget. Unfortunately for Samsung the product was met with generally negative reviews with criticism about the look and functionality. The extent of commercial success was also unclear as reports emerged in November that only 50,000 units had been sold, Samsung responded with a claim that they had ‘shipped’ 800,000 units, which, of course, does not imply how many were actually bought.

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The World’s Most Expensive Literature


The World’s Most Expensive Literature

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” – G.K. Chesterton.

The true value of great literature lies in what it offers to the reader, whether it is enlightenment, escapism or instruction. When a book achieves such status in society that it is culturally or historically priceless, it’s then that collectors start to think of it more as an antique and a potential investment.

All the books in our list below share certain traits, their age, their scarcity and their transformative power, religious, political, cultural and scientific. As people around the globe celebrate World Book Day we take a look at the world’s most expensive literature.

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