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Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?

Olly Mann talks to world-leading antiquarian book dealer Pom Harrington about rare and valuable books

A bonus podcast series brought to you by MoneyWeek and The Platinum Card from American Express. In episode one, Olly Mann talks to John Stepek, executive editor of MoneyWeek, and world-leading antiquarian book dealer Pom Harrington about what makes a book valuable.

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This article does not constitute personal advice and is not a personal recommendation on the specific products mentioned. If you’re not sure whether an investment of this type is right for you, please seek advice from suitable financial advisers who will be able to advise based on your personal circumstances. If you choose to invest, the value of your investment could be at risk and fall, so you could get back less than the amount you put in originally.

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