|Pic Via MasterCollector.com|
If you are are like me and most toy collectors, you probably keep your toy collection and collectibles in your home. Not only is this an inexpensive manner in which to store your bulging collection, it is also advantageous for insuring your memorabilia against such disasters as fire, flood, earthquakes, Death Star Super Lasers, Acts of God, etc.
Under the terms and policies of most types of homeowners insurance policies, private toy collections are covered along with all other personal possessions such as furniture, clothing, appliances, etc. that comprise insurable properties. However, just as it is wise to photograph and inventory items in your house that may be damaged due to unforeseen events, it is prudent that you inventory your toy collection as well.
The best way to do this is to keep a running log of the type of item, the date of purchase and its relative retail value and condition. Conscientious toy collectors may desire to take individual photos of their collection for safe keeping, but group shots are perfectly acceptable for insurance purposes. Such a collectibles log is also an invaluable reminder about what items you have and don't have in toy collection when you have your doubts. Having a toy blog like The Batcave Toy Room is a great way to do just that.
If you are renting, I would suggest having renters insurance to protect the contents of your home and toy collection. A renters policy works the same way as the homeowners policy for contents and possessions.
So, whether you have a toy blog or not, start taking pics of your childhood treasures and keep them in safe place like a safe deposit box. However, before you put your pics in a secure place, send them to The Batcave Toy Room, we'd love to share your toy collection,
(photo Master Collector)