Madonna memorabilia may not be everyone's first thought of a sound alternative investment, yet the singer has been providing several savvy investors with significant profits over recent years.
Take Madonna's autograph. According to the PFC40 Autograph Index, her signature rose in value by 8.82% pa between 2000 and 2011, from £375 ($590) to £950 ($1,490).
These encouraging figures are matched by sales of the singer's stage worn items.
A Dolce and Gabbana bra from her "Live down Under" tour of Australia in 1994 sold for $12,500 at a Sotheby's auction in 2010, 212.5% more than its $4,000 estimate.
And the black gown worn by Madonna in her role as Eva Peron in 1996 film Evita sold for $22,500 at a US auction in 2011, 275% above its $6,000 estimate.
Madonna's global recognition is a key factor in the strong sales. There is a large body of Madonna collectors out there, and a growing number of investors looking to capitalise on her popularity by buying now and selling on in years to come.
Madonna is the top-selling female recording artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records, having sold more than 300m records worldwide. Her 2008 tour grossed $450m in sales - a world record for a solo artist.
The figures have not gone unnoticed in the City. In 2006, an investment fund devoted to memorabilia bought Madonna's pink "Monroe dress" from her 1985 Material Girl video.
We are delighted to offer one of the most exciting items of music memorabilia we've ever handled - the basque Madonna wore during rehearsals for her 1993 Girlie Show tour.
This superb piece is a rare opportunity to own an intimate item of clothing from Madonna.
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