Comics and Insurance - An Unlikely Combination?

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Just read the headlines in local news and popular comics' websites. From Hoboken, NJ to Seattle, Washington, comic collectors and dealers alike are discovering the need to protect their comic book collections with insurance specifically designed with their needs in mind.

A thief stole an estimated $80,000 worth of vintage comic books from the basement of a Willow Street apartment building, according to a police report.

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Just read the headlines in local news and popular comics' websites. From Hoboken, NJ to Seattle, Washington, comic collectors and dealers alike are discovering the need to protect their comic book collections with insurance specifically designed with their needs in mind.

"A thief stole an estimated $80,000 worth of vintage comic books from the basement of a Willow Street apartment building, according to a police report." Valuable old comics stolen from storage - NJ.com

"Bellevue police think they're close to catching someone who stole about 6,000 comic books last month from a home north of downtown in the 10000 block of Northeast 15th Street." Bellevue police closing in on comic-book thief | Seattle Times Newspaper

"…between Sunday and Monday, September 21 and 22, 2008, an overnight theft occurred at the warehouse location of Richard Halegua's Comic Art & Graffix Gallery. The thieves broke into the building through an adjoining wall from a vacant store next door, then kicked in a door to reach an inner office where a long list of material was stolen." Las Vegas Comic Books and Pulp Theft by Chris Mosby

"Over $10,000 in CGC-slabbed comics were stolen from the Graham Crackers Comics booth at Motor City Comic Con on Sunday, May 18th. The nine books were taken during show hours." ICv2 - Theft at Motor City Comic Con

ComicsPriceGuide.com and Collectibles Insurance Services have entered into a partnership to further spread the word within the comics' community.

"Collectors spend a lifetime assembling their collections and they need to be as knowledgeable as possible in insuring their treasures. Every collector owes it to themselves to know the specifics regarding insuring their collections. I am very happy that we are able to guide collectors to the resources they need," said Tom Gordon III, President of ComicsPriceGuide.com.

In addition to providing valuable insurance to the collectibles industry, Collectibles Insurance Services connects collectors with other services, like ComicPriceGuide.com, that can assist them accurately value and inventory their collections. "We are constantly reminding customers of the importance of keeping records for their collections" advised Annemarie Fitzpatrick, Sales Director of Collectibles Insurance Services. "Customers and visitors can find a multitude of information regarding protecting their collections on our website."

About Collectibles Insurance Services, LLC
Since 1966, Collectibles Insurance Services has been "insuring today's treasures from tomorrow's tragedy." As a company founded by fellow collectors, we understand that your collection is worth so much more than just money. And as experts in collectibles insurance, we know standard homeowners insurance alone isn't enough to replace your treasures.

About ComicsPriceGuide.com
Established in 1995 by Bryan Neely as a tribute to the memory of his close friend Tim Beck, who died of leukemia. Initially the website was named Marvel World and featured data and related information exclusively focused on Marvel Comics. Over the past 14 years, the site now known as ComicsPriceGuide.com has emerged as the premiere online comic book community. The website includes hundreds of publishers and thousands of individual comic book titles. The site has integrated a wide variety of technology since being founded."

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