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Re: Insurance Appraisal
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Every time I go to PBFA fair I get some flyer about a company who provide specialist book (collection) insurance --I don't have the information to hand, and have no idea how reputable they are, but clearly there are companies out there providing this kind of service. That aside, all you can do is insure to value. I mean, never mind if you could replace them (i.e. if they are one-off's) --what would they cost right now to acquire? And make sure you are insured over and above this. If your house burns down --what have you lost in monetary terms?

BH

Posted on: 2011/10/13 2:04
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Insurance Appraisal
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Hello,

I am a brand new member, although I probably have been here in spirit for a long time. I've been collecting Tolkien books for as long as I can remember, and although no one piece is extremely rare, it would be difficult to replace everything if calamity struck. I currently have homeowners insurance to cover all of my household items, including books, but am considering adding a rider to cover amounts above and beyond what the insurance will pay. (Note: I live in the US - not sure if our insurance laws are different from the rest of the world)

How does one go about finding a knowledgeable appraiser? I think that my most valuable pieces are a group of those academic pamphlets that were a part of Tolkien's library. Of the six I have two have Tolkien's handwritten notes, and the other four are addressed to him in some fashion or another. I have the original detailed receipt from the seller (Ulysses Books, London) although I suspect they are no longer in business.

I also have a number of books that are in the US$50 range. Again, nothing is particularly valuable, but I've done quite a bit of shopping over the years. My insurance rep is of no help, and just tells me that they will pay "replacement value" for any lost items. She can't tell me however, just how they determine what replacement value is.



How do others handle this? Do you have any advice for me?

Thanks in advance...

Posted on: 2011/10/12 14:07


Re: Auction Results update
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I have now added the signed letters (etc.) that RR Auction has sold over the years.

RR Auction TCG page

Posted on: 2011/10/12 13:25
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Re: Tales of the Perilous Realms Deluxe Signed edition
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Urulókë wrote:
Thanks guys. Not sure if the slip of paper is worth the price difference to me, but there are still £60 copies of the signed edition available from tolkien.co.uk (and signed copies on eBay, etc.)


Not a big surprise that HarperCollins still have limited too 500 copies available (reminds me of Super-Deluxe books in recent years)

Posted on: 2011/10/12 12:08


Re: Tales of the Perilous Realms Deluxe Signed edition
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Thanks guys. Not sure if the slip of paper is worth the price difference to me, but there are still £60 copies of the signed edition available from tolkien.co.uk (and signed copies on eBay, etc.)

Posted on: 2011/10/12 11:32
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