Cultural Assets Insider – Dec 21, 2021

Welcome to Cultural Assets Insider for 21st December 2021 – FREE version.

We analyze offerings across the landscape to discover undervalued, mispriced, and hidden gems.

Cultural Assets performance 2021

Essentially flat since the end of August, cultural assets are a bit of ballast among other more volatile asset classes in the alts space. With two more trading weeks to go, this could go either way.

Could we see a Santa Claus rally next week?

Ho Ho Ho?

Last Week

Fractional secondary markets

Toys bounced back last week after a dire week prior, while paintings led the way overall on the Otis platform. Very little action elsewhere.

All stats come from assets trading on the secondary markets at Otis, Collectable, and Rally


Any excuse to show off this beauty again.

Last week, we briefly highlighted a gold pan painting by the beloved Bob Ross. Historic comparable sales this year were right around the $6k mark, but OtisHouse smashed that with their inaugural auction.

The piece went for 2.6ETH ($10,461 at time of writing).

It’s a sort of common meme that people will spend much more when assets are priced in ETH than they will if they’re priced in USD or another fiat currency.

That trend didn’t hold up for everything in the auction, though. A LeBron James rookie card which is valued around $11k sold for 2.63ETH ($10,563 at time of writing). It’ll be interesting to see how this trend manifests as crypto payments become more common.

This Week

Fractional IPOs

Justinian II’s surname was “Rhonotemus,” which means “the slit-nosed”

Two new items drop this week on fractional marketplace Rally, and they couldn’t be any more different.

Justinian II, Gold Solidus (first depiction of Christ on a coin) Str 4/5 Sur 5/5

  • Market Cap: $18,500
  • Inferred Value: $14,750
  • Drop Details: 12/23/21 on Rally
  • Recommendation: [INSIDERS ONLY]

Jay-Z 2005 Topps Finest Fact Auto PSA 10

  • Market Cap: $18,500
  • Inferred Value: $14,000
  • Drop Details: 12/21/21 on Rally
  • Recommendation: [INSIDERS ONLY]

Secondary Markets

Nothing new is scheduled to trade this week.

At Auction


Regular readers here know I’m bullish on both film and concert posters, and Heritage Auctions is giving us the chance to own a piece of Christmas Movie History this week.

There are five days left to bid on an original poster from perennial holiday favourite Die Hard.

A number of other classics are on the block including Taxi Driver, Revenge of the Jedi, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

And yes, Return of the Jedi was originally called Revenge of the Jedi, so the poster above is an early printing. The cheerier later version is also available.



Wyatt Cavalier

Wyatt Cavalier

With a background in finance & intelligence analysis, Wyatt has an unhealthy obsession with finding the best blue chip investment opportunities. His previous newsletter, Fractional, resonated deeply with subscribers, bringing actionable insights and unconventional trading strategies. His rare book collection specializes in banned editions. He currently lives in Spain with his beautiful wife, three young boys, and dog Monty.

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