The globalization of the art market and the rise of E-commerce and the internet have made far-flung acquisitions possible. Demand for the rapid transportation of objects from city to city, country to country and continent to continent places an emphasis on sound packing methods and appropriate insurance cover.
InsureMyStuff has 30 years experience in insuring books. We provide all risks, worldwide fine art insurance. But there are some things no policies can protect against – notably wear and tear, and gradual deterioration. Here are our tips to help you avoid the disappointment of damage to your book collection.
In Pride and Prejudice, Miss Caroline Bingley exclaims to her audience in the drawing room of Netherfield Park, “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book.” Although said with a hearty dose of contempt by the discontented aristocrat, this pithy statement from the pen of Jane Austen encapsulates the sentiments which many people have truthfully felt towards books and reading for centuries.
ValueMyStuff sat down with our Native American Art specialist, Joan Whatton, for a Q&A. Learn more about why Joan continues to love Native American Art and get insight into a specialist's valuation.
Ever wonder where your favourite game came as a child? Or question if it had some hidden past? Over the coming weeks the VMS team will be revealing some of the hidden secrets of the most loved games of our childhood.