Paul was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire. In 1976 he became a partner in Plastic Wax, a company in Bristol which specialised in collectible records and still exists.
Paul sold his first autograph from his rare record shop in 1978. It was a signed Beatles album, then valued at £45. Today, that lucky buyer is sitting on an investment worth around £35,000. 45 years on, and Paul is still helping investors achieve the same results.
According to one notable client: “Paul Fraser knows collectibles like Warren Buffett knows stocks” – Steve Sjuggerud, Daily Wealth 2005. Paul spent 20 years as Chairman and owner of the world’s most famous stamp company, Stanley Gibbons, leaving in 2008 to set up Paul Fraser Collectibles. During his illustrious career he has handled over $300m of investment grade collectible sales.
Paul is a world renowned Beatles memorabilia expert, and handled the deal that took John Lennon’s childhood stamp collection, complete with his earliest known signatures, to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, where it remains proudly sat today.