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Re: Insurance Appraisal

Feb 22, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
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I basically agree with you laurel, but if your house burnt down, what evidence are you likely to have for 99% of your contents? None, as any evidence probably went up with the rest of your life! I just don't think you wouldn't get a payout in this situation.

But getting back to books, I've often wondered if you could get your "collection" itself insured. I wonder what these specialist book insurers actually do. You know, I have that flyer somewhere --I'll look it out & find out who they are etc.

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Re: Insurance Appraisal

Feb 21, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum (edited)
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Seriously, I don't think (books aside) you always need evidence of items, if they are stolen. I've never heard of anyone having a mobile phone stolen, for example, and having to prove the original purchase; or if they even still owned it (say, two or three years after purchase) when a house was broken into, for example. Do you? When you get contents insurance (aside from individual high value items) have you ever been asked by your insurer to provide evidence of why you want, say, £50,000 worth of insurance? Your clothes, furniture etc --why would you have proof of these items, or their value?

I'm sure books, in regard to collectors, would differ. But there's no real reason why they should.

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Re: Book availability

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Yeh, thanks Trotter, that was real helpful!

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Re: Insurance Appraisal

Feb 21, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
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Note I merged this Wellinghall.

Hmm, I'm not sure. While I have no evidence either way (regarding books specifically) & don't want to test this suggestion --I don't see insurers asking for photographic evidence for anything else that is insured. High value electical items & gold/silver etc only require to be specifically named. They don't ask for receipts & photos before paying out.

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Feb 19, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Are you looking for one Wellinghall? I have one kicking around with a few loose pages. I didn't pay much more for it than you paid for that 1978 dummy copy of yours!

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Feb 19, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Why do this? I'd prefer to have read the marginalia.

JRR TOLKIEN LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY 1ST EDITION SET UNWIN


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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Feb 19, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Wellinghall while you're here --I've been looking at my Silmarillion collection, including my recent acquisition, & I don't seem to have any dummy copies...

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Attachment File Size

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Jeremy, how do you circumvent the 1000k maximum size attachment allowance? Am I missing something? I went to post some pictures of my recent acquisition, but I think the file size was too big. I also want to avoid the photo, when posted, of being to large/wide to view, as sometimes happens.

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Re: Question regarding the Pocket Hobbit

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Thanks for that W&C! (--or should that be H&Sc?) I have just read your expanded explanation in your blog. Very interesting.

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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]

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Thanks garm. I'm still very undecided though. No rush I suppose...

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