If you haven't specifically insured your stamp collection, you should think about it now, say industry bloggers Samantha Alexander and Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley
Philatelists know only too well the amount of effort that goes into building a great stamp collection. It takes time and patience, as well as money.
They also know the importance of preserving and protecting their collections, in archive-quality sleeves and albums and in low-humidity rooms where they are not exposed to direct sunlight.
But whether your collection holds high monetary value or simply high personal value, you also want to make sure it's properly insured against theft or damage.
You probably take excellent care of your collection under normal circumstances, but what would happen if your house was damaged in a fire, a gale or a flood? What if your home was burgled and your albums were stolen?
No amount of archive-quality plastic sleeves can protect your collection from unexpected perils like these. And without an adequate insurance policy, it could be very expensive to replace it.
Do’s and don’ts
In order to be sure your collection is fully protected, follow this simple checklist:
The authors are contributors to the Amercian-based homeownersinsurance.com blog, which serves as a resource center for insurance consumers and home buyers
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