The Overseas Chinese, those who were forced to flee China under regimes back as far as 2,000 years ago, have their caches of precious metals made into all kinds of day to day necessities, from buttons and buckles, files, pens, clippers, razors et al and transport their wealth easily as they go from country to country.
The great jewelers in history were very adept at camaflaging wealth as necessities and objet d'artes not known too well to the average government thug.
This kind of capital transfer has been the stuff of history and I doubt that anyone can claim a new concept since it has all been done before!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Ancient Ideas on How to Hide Your Wealth
As a follow up to my post on the scientist who hid his wealth by shaping platinum into thin wire and then into hangers that fooled border agents, a commenter writes: