2011 was quite a year. There was financial turmoil in Europe and social unrest in the Middle East. Global markets were up and down. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index, for example, closed at its lowest end-of-year level since 1982. But collectibles and luxury goods of all types had an exceptional 2011. Rolls-Royce had its best-ever year and record prices were set for artworks, stamps, comics and, importantly, wine.
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