Gold and silver prices have been climbing steadily since the result of Brexit vote was announced, but there is another, perhaps more surprising, “commodity” seeing sharp rises.
Rare stamp merchants Stanley Gibbons have just updated their stamp index, which tracks the prices of 250 British investment-grade stamps.
Over the past ten years that index has risen in value by 133% and 1.2% in the last year – a period in which the FTSE 100 fell 11%.
In case you’re wondering (and you want to check your old stamp collection), the best performing stamp over the last 12 months was an unused 1841 1d Red Brown (Penny Red) which has risen by 13.6% to £25,000.
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