The secret of investing in antiques and collectables is to pick up what’s up and coming instead of the here and now. And 101 Antiques of the Future by Michael Hogben claims to be able to point you in the right direction.
Hogben is an auctioneer (with his own TV show – Auction Man), so he should know what he’s talking about. The book picks out 101 items to keep an eye on and prices to pay – everything from 1950s utility furniture to early digital watches and mobile phones through to punk rock paraphenalia. There’s also advice on hiw to spot the fakes and how to maintain the items to keep their value.
And best of all, you can pick it up fairly cheap right now, with Amazon selling the book for half its original price – £6.49 for the hardback.