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Global Investment Bank Gathers One Of The Largest Art Collections In The World | Business Insider

Global Investment Bank Gathers One Of The Largest Art Collections In The World | Business Insider

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Wall Street has become one of art's biggest patrons, with the major corporate collections that some investment banks have gathered over the years.  J.P. Morgan, UBS, and Deutsche... Continue reading »

Steve McQueen Ferrari sells for $10 million | LA Times

Steve McQueen Ferrari sells for $10 million | LA Times

Posted on August 20, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, News

A vintage Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen sold for more than $10 million at Monterey Car Week.  The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, chassis number 10621, engine number 10621, went to... Continue reading »

Jessica Lloyd-Smith from Modern ArtBuyer talks art as an investment | BathChronicle

Jessica Lloyd-Smith from Modern ArtBuyer talks art as an investment | BathChronicle

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Nowadays, it seems that not a month goes by without an alarming headline about art hitting record prices at auction. Late last year, a triptych by Francis Bacon went under the... Continue reading »

The Saints Come Marching In To Long Beach Coin Expo | CoinWeek

The Saints Come Marching In To Long Beach Coin Expo | CoinWeek

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Adam Ford in Collectibles, News, Precious Metals

The all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp &... Continue reading »

Once-crashed Ferrari tops $38M to set auction record | USA Today

Once-crashed Ferrari tops $38M to set auction record | USA Today

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, News

A red Ferrari set a record Thursday as the most expensive car ever sold auction.  The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, reportedly one of only 39 made, sold for $38,115,000... Continue reading »

Bonhams set to auction Agatha Christie’s family jewels | JewelleryFocus

Bonhams set to auction Agatha Christie’s family jewels | JewelleryFocus

Posted on August 13, 2014 by Adam Ford in Gems, News

Bonhams is set to auction off a collection of diamond jewellery once owned by crime author Agatha Christie.   The jewellery, which is set to go under the hammer at the... Continue reading »

Investment Portfolios Need Top Claret to Out-Perform Gold, Says Study | Decanter

Investment Portfolios Need Top Claret to Out-Perform Gold, Says Study | Decanter

Posted on August 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

An analysis of investing in French wine by researchers from the Montpellier Business School has found that gold is a more profitable investment than wine in general, unless your... Continue reading »

Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics? | Coinweek

Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics? | Coinweek

Posted on August 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in Collectibles, News, Precious Metals

As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, theANA’s World Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois last week, it is a good time to take stock... Continue reading »

Six-Figures For Asian Art increasing as Chinese Collectors Bid Online | PRNewswire

Six-Figures For Asian Art increasing as Chinese Collectors Bid Online | PRNewswire

Posted on August 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

A decade ago, Internet live bidding was primarily a resource favored by collectors of pop-culture memorabilia and more moderately priced merchandise. It was not the realm of... Continue reading »

Fasig-Tipton horse sales top $33 Million in Saratoga| Albany Business Review

Fasig-Tipton horse sales top $33 Million in Saratoga| Albany Business Review

Posted on August 6, 2014 by Adam Ford in Horses, News

Fortunes from oil, home building and wine helped fuel a 4.4 percent increase in total sales at Fasig-Tipton's thoroughbred horse auction in Saratoga Springs, New York.  The... Continue reading »

6 Young Classic Cars Worth Investing in, Right Now | Classicdriver.com

6 Young Classic Cars Worth Investing in, Right Now | Classicdriver.com

Posted on August 6, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, News

Putting your money on the right horse isn't easy – so we’ve asked six market experts to identify a classic car that they believe could enjoy increased success in the near... Continue reading »

Online Auctions Making Art Market More Murky | ArtfixDaily

Online Auctions Making Art Market More Murky | ArtfixDaily

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

When Richard Serra's  drawing "Pamuk" sold for $905,000 at Christie's online-only auction in May the price set an artist auction record for a work on paper. It also ranks as one... Continue reading »

Chronicles

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Randy Brandoff, Founder of Eleven James, a membership business that is redefining the way that connoisseurs and enthusiasts explore and indulge their passions for high-end watches.  In its simplest form Eleven James provides an opportunity to “try before you buy”, however Randy is always thinking about what’s over the horizon for Continue reading »

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Robert Minnick, Senior Managing Partner of Classic Auto Funds (CAF), an innovative platform offering a suite of investment, experience and information for classic car enthusiasts looking to indulge their collective senses in all things beautiful, fast, loud, shiny and rare.  Robert and his partners at CAF are offering “insider access” to Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Jorn Werdelin and Morten Linde, the founders of Linde Werdelin, a brand of luxury sports timepieces and attachable precision digital instruments for the skiing and/or diving enthusiast. This partnership, forged as a childhood friendship in Denmark has endured over the decades to bring together their complimentary skills and experience. The result Continue reading »

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Hamilton Powell – Founder and CEO of Crown & Caliber, a young and fresh approach to the timeless business of buying and selling beautiful and collectible watches.  Both Hamilton and his fast growing company are the epitome of the paradigm that Touchinvest is mapping and observing, across the various categories of Continue reading »

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Doug Winter, founder of Doug Winter Numismatics and raregoldcoins.com about his passion for the rare coin business and the evolution of his business interests.  Doug has been involved in the coin business for over 40 years and has become one of the authorities in his chosen niche of US 18th & Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Nathalie Veysset, Founder of Eadness – a startup focused on pairing connoisseurs of the world’s finest and most collectible watches with the independent watch brands that are differentiating themselves as the collectibles of the future.  “Eadness” describes the feeling of happiness derived from wealth and luxury and Nathalie is dedicated to Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d'Aramon

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d’Aramon

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Stanislas d’Aramon, co-owner of Chateau Figeac, about the upcoming launch of the wine fund he has co-founded (Fine Chateaux Collectors Fund), his life and his deep history in the Bordeaux wine culture.  It was a poetic conversation full of rarified experiences which he happily and generously shared.  Some highlights below. Touchinvest: Stanislas, you Continue reading »

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Touch Invest in Art, Chronicles

Annelien Bruins is an art advisor, writer and global citizen currently working for Tang Investments, located in New York, Miami, London and Hong Kong. Tang Investments, where Annelien is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Art Advisor, provides clients with transactional advice (private sales, auction representation, sourcing and placing works, price discovery and due diligence) and Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Posted on May 11, 2013 by Touch Invest in Chronicles, Wine

Touchinvest met with Charles Curtis over a glass of white wine at Lexington Brass in New York City, in between his trips to Asia and Istanbul, to chat about wine, investing and the prestigious Master of Wine honor. Charles Curtis MW is the founder of a fine wine advisory serving private, trade and institutional clients Continue reading »

A look back at SIHH and GTE 2013

Posted on March 12, 2013 by Keith Christoffers in Chronicles, Watches

Two of the watch industry’s headline events recently concluded in Geneva, namely the Salon International de la Haute Horology (SIHH), and the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE). While Geneva is arguably the center of the watch making universe, this is no more apparent than during the month of February each year when the SIHH and GTE Continue reading »

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