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  • Page turners
    Dr Seuss said: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go".
  • Wish you were here
    Postcard collecting appeals to enthusiasts of history, architecture, art and social history.
  • Going on a bear hunt. . .
    Who was your favourite bear? Was it Rupert and his yellow checked trousers; Winnie the Pooh and his adventures in Hundred Acre Wood; Yogi with his insatiable quest for picnic baskets in Jellystone Park; Paddington and his handy marmalade sandwich or Fozzie and his attempt to be the greatest comedian?
  • The thrill of the trade
    The atmosphere in the trading cards arena is electric - from the $4.6 million paid for a Luka Doncic Rookie card to the $5.2m for a 1952 Mickey Mantle card it is an asset class that is currently super-charged.
  • A mint collection
    The Double Eagle isn't rare, it's unique and in 2021 it became the world's most valuable coin selling at auction for $18.9 million.
  • Put your best foot forward
    Sneakers, trainers, runners, daps and tennis shoes mirrored our 20th century social evolution and it is predicted the US sneaker resale market will reach $30 billion by 2030.
  • Giving the angels their share
    Mark Twain said: "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough."
  • Comic capers
    When you were little who did you want to be? Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman or the Black Widow? And what was your particular superpower to crush the baddies?
  • Stamp of approval
    2021 was a milestone year for anyone interested in philately with seismic activity around the 1856 British Guiana One Cent Magenta.
  • Bags of style
    Handbags are so much more than an accessory. What inspires you? A Louis Vuitton Speedy, the iconic Chanel 2.55, Chloé's Paddington or like Carrie Bradshaw do you have an eternal love for a Fendi Baguette?
  • Have the time of your life
    Paul Newman had his Rolex Daytona, John Lennon had his Patek Philippe 2499 and Marlon Brando sported his Rolex GMT – a heady combination of style, glamour, fame and skills. Who wouldn't be mesmerised?
  • Diamonds are forever
    Curating a glittering jewellery collection is a life-long love affair combining a passion for beauty, craftmanship and history.
  • Fast and luxurious
    ILS World has a great deal of experience advising clients on the accumulation and management of their wealth and luxury assets such as motorbikes, classic vehicles and supercars.
  • Art aficionado
    Pablo Picasso said: "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls," which helps explain why fine art attracts passionate investors.
  • Tasting notes
    Benjamin Franklin said: "Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance." His comments go some way to appreciating the pleasure fine wines can bring to diverse portfolios.
  • Reach for the sky
    Whether for business or pleasure a discerning traveller values the privacy, convenience, luxury and speed of a private jet. Effective structuring will maximise benefits and moderate liabilities.
  • Pushing the boat out
    Yacht ownership will give you and your family memories to last a lifetime but valuable and complex assets require experienced management. ILS World has been a steady hand on the asset structuring tiller for more than 30 years.
  • Gracious giving – how to make a difference
    The self-made steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie said: "To try to make the world in some way better than you found it is to have a noble motive in life."
  • Environmental, social and corporate governance
    Impact investing is not new but has gathered energy in recent years with environmental and social efforts being integrated into traditional business activities.
  • Philanthropy
    Philanthropy involves giving to worthy causes on a large scale – it is more than just donating. It is an undertaking by an individual, family or an organisation based on a wish to improve human welfare.
  • Family charter
    The ILS World private client team enjoys working with families and their advisers to create a family charter - often the starting point for succession and estate planning.