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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Blenko Glass Blog - - Insurance for Glass?

Glass doc,
   In five years I have been over 20K  for Blenko and Fenton Glass.  My collection is of older
pre 70s glass and most all pieces are signed.
    My friend who is also a collector recently lost most of his glass to storm damage - at this time he was informed he has 1,000$ in coverage for glass.  
    I know there are collectors and vendors who have hundreds of thousands of dollars in glass,  so my question is where does one go for insurance?
    I promised myself I wouldn't make another purchase before getting insurance.
Suggestions?  Please respond,  and its OK to publish this letter.  I need help, and help quickly.

   My collection is probably worth less than 5K,  I am not insured.  We'll publish your note in anticipation of a suggestion or two from readers.
    Any insurance agents who provide riders for glass?  If so this is a good time to respond.  Free advertisement for your agency.


Anonymous said...

I have All State and a rider for 25K in glass. I pay an additonal $210 per year.
Harold S.
Ft Myers, Fla

Anonymous said...

Bruce from Texas, or Tammy Kusla or one of the collectors shown on the webpages might have a suggestion, no one with that much glass would be uninsured.
Another thought is to phone Blenko and ask them, its their business.
Gloria Dodd

Anonymous said...

Is that Rose' and 2 husted items?
Thats more than $1K on one shelf.

Unknown said...

I looked into collection insurance at one point. It was prohibitively expensive her in California, given that I live practically ON the San Andreas Fault. Perhaps other areas would be less costly.


Anonymous said...

I have State Farm with a
seperate policy for glass.

Anonymous said...

Immediately go to So Charleston Antique Mall and check out the Blenko.
We visited on friday and I ll drive back just for the blenko in So Charleston.
Does everyone know this place? I dont think they have a web site.

Anonymous said...

Will you sell this glass?