INVESTMENT RARITIES INCORPORATED
was founded in 1974 by Jim Cook, and has since grown to be one of the nation’s leading silver and gold dealers. In the 44 years of service, IRI has logged 400,000 transactions for 60,000 customers equaling $3 billion sold and delivered.
From the desk of Jim Cook
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
A few years ago I started collecting concert posters. This is an important collectible that is starting to catch fire. Heritage Auctions in Dallas holds regular auctions and produces a great catalogue for each of their sales. The other day, I had an enjoyable lunch with Andrew Holly. Andrew is to concert posters what Babe Ruth was to baseball. He lives in San Francisco, a hotbed of music poster collecting and the source of highly collectible psychedelic posters from the 1960’s featuring performers like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Cocker. READ MORE
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INSIGHTS from TED BUTLER
A few follow-up comments about the still rather remarkable announcement by the Department of Justice concerning the guilty plea by the former JPMorgan trader for spoofing in precious metals:
Contained in the announcement was the statement that the guilty plea was accepted and sealed on Oct. 9, nearly a month before it was unsealed on Nov. 6. With a rather short sentencing date approaching on Dec. 19, and the time it took to unseal the plea, it may be assumed that the trader has already fully cooperated in the hopes of reducing his jail time, said to approach 30 years with no cooperation. READ MORE