Category Archives: Private Collectors and Corporate Collections

What is Conversion exclusion in a fine art, Antique, Jewelry policy

The Story;

A collector or Museum consigns a work to a dealer to sell.  The dealer does his job and sells the work, but does not pay the Collector or Museum.  This is now considered a loss of property and if your current policy does not address this type of loss you may not have coverage.

Now if the consignment date has expired and the dealer is not willing to return the work, in many incidences this would be classified as theft and be covered by your fine arts policy.

For more information on Conversion Exclusion call us at 1.800.921.1008, visit our website at www.ArtInsuranceNow.com or fill out one of the applications below for a fast and easy quote.

APPLICATIONS:

Art Dealers
Artist Transit/Exhibition/Studio Insurance
Auctioneers
Conservators/Restorers
Personal Collections
Exhibitions
Museum Collections
Business Owners Liability

Corporate Collections Basics: Step 1

We at Bernard Fleischer & Sons, Inc  /Art Insurance Now, provides corporations and businesses with insurance coverage for their corporate fine art collections. This coverage protects the Art collection from physical loss or damage including breakage, vandalism, theft, and damage or loss while on display or in storage at company locations or warehouse while in transit and while on loan to institution, gallery or exhibition.

Coverage highlights include:

  • Competitive rates
  • Appraisal Option forms
  • Deductible options
  • Placement of insurance with “A” rated admitted carriers
  • Broad blanket coverage policy’s for large fine art collections
  • Certificates of Insurance issued as evidence of coverage
  • Premium payment options at no additional charge

Basic Fine Arts Coverage

Even our most basic coverage provides solid protection. It features:

  • Broad, worldwide protection
  • Scheduled or blanket limits for both owned collections and loaned items
  • Domestic and international transits

Enhanced Fine Arts Coverage

Most of the policies included extra or specific protection. These enhance the basic coverages in many ways like:

  • Registration Papers and Records
  • Special clauses for “Loss Buy Back” and “Pairs and Sets”
  • Furniture and Fixture, integral to the Fine Art display

To obtain a quotation, please provide the following:

Call now: William Fleischer CIC  212 566-1881 ext 111

APPLICATIONS:

Art Dealers
Artist Transit/Exhibition/Studio Insurance New Program
Auctioneers
Conservators/Restorers
Corporate Collections
Personal Collections
Exhibitions
Museum Collections
Business Owners Liability

Mom and Dad Lend Art Collection to Family members or Institutions

Lately, I have been receiving requests to insure living trust assets that are at various family members homes.

Usually, I write a one-shot transit policy from the parents home to the new locations. I have been able to insure the Art collection maintaining the control of ownership.

Most Insurance policies exclude or limit property of others in the Care, Custody, and Control of the Named Insured.

By working with the variables, I satisfy estate attorneys concern of not properly covering these assets while they are still in trust or in preparation to be gifted.

Complete the Collectors Application for a quote. http://www.artinsurancenow.com/

Protecting your Paintings

I have been issuing Fine Art Insurance policies for many collectors who recently purchased work for their collection. The prices range from $280.00 up to $500, I have been including the transit coverage from the gallery to the home.

I even wrote one from Italy to Washington, no deductible. It’s also important, to include the frame, under the description part of the policy. If this is not written in the schedule description, then only the work will be covered.

This is a little fine line, I just discovered. I am always watching out for the benefit of the collector, it’s all about properly insuring, knowing your exclusions, hedge your financial downside and most of all, enjoying the Art. www.artinsurancenow.com

AXA Art Insurance Highlights of Coverages

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AXA distinguishes itself
as the only insurance company specializing exclusively in fine arts and collectibles. It employs 50 full-time art historians around the world and has an extensive network of art-world specialists including curators, appraisers, adjusters, conservators, tax attorneys and shipping agents specializing in the arts and collectibles. AXA serves all clients, from the first time collector to the most established collectors. The company is a co-founder of the international Art Loss Register.

 

AXA offers:

 • Broad, all-risk worldwide coverage.

• Large and small capacity insurance.

• Blanket location coverage.

• Automatic coverage on a newly acquired property of up to 25% of total policy limit within a 90-day reporting obligation.

• Claims processing.

 

Art Services:

• Evaluations that assess the current market values of clients’ collections.

• Loss prevention advice and disaster planning.

• Transportation, shipping, and handling consultation.

• Fine art collection schedules (inventory and values of all items in your collection).

• Curatorial and collection management services.

Call discuss your Insurance Needs; 800-921-1008

www.ArtInsuranceNow.com

Personal Articles Floaters Program

Personal Articles Floaters Program
Still placing PAF’s on your Homeowners Policy? Does your policy have exhaustive exclusions or limitations and warranties such as alarm warranties or location restrictions? Or perhaps no CAT (catastrophe) coverage or sub-limited CAT coverage with deductibles?

This program rivals the best forms in the industry and is written on an all risk basis and Admitted in all States. CAT coverage up to the policy limits. There are no deductibles, location restrictions or alarm warranties.

And… The Personal Articles Floater program is available for risks of any size.

Still Not Convinced? Look How Easy We Make It!
Immediate policy issuance. Immediate endorsement processing.
Have a schedule from a prior policy? We accept that in lieu of appraisals.

Regarding appraisals, we have no age restriction on appraisals or invoices. Have a large risk with an extensive schedule? Forward to us to import.

Book Transfers
We do that too. And we make it easy for you.

Contact us at 800 921-1008 to learn more. 

Program Highlights

  • Carrier A rated, XV, Admitted
  • Operations Personal & Commercial collections of any size.
  • Types of Items Jewelry, Fine Arts, Collections and more.
  • Enhancements Earthquake, wind, flood (all with no deductible);
  • Worldwide coverage;
  • No hotel/motel exclusion;
  • Market Appreciation clause included;
  • Automatic coverage for newly acquired items.
  • Blanket Unscheduled Jewelry up to 25,000;
  • Blanket Unscheduled Fine Arts up to 25,000

Program Summary

All risk, worldwide coverage for valuables and collections including jewelry, fine arts, and other miscellaneous items. Available for individuals and businesses.

Collection Categories

  • Jewelry
  • Fine Arts (fragile, non-fragile, unscheduled)
  • Furs
  • Cameras
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Musical Instruments (non-professional)
  • Silverware
  • Postage Stamps
  • Rare Coins & Collections
  • Computers & Media
  • Wine
  • Golf Carts
  • Guns/Firearms
  • Bicycles
  • Other Miscellaneous Items
  • Earthquake and wind coverage available with no deductible

Visit my website and complete the simple application: www.ArtInsuranceNow.com

What Travelers has to say About Art Insurance

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What it covers

Travelers offer unparalleled coverage for the protection of scheduled fine art items. Coverage for such fine art is available at a permanent location, in transit or while loaned to others. Our Agreed Value Fine Arts Policy ensures that fine art collections are insured under a form that addresses the needs for that collection, while also making breakage coverage, special pairs and sets coverage, and flood and earthquake coverage available.

For significant corporate collections of fine art, or for artwork and collectibles in commercial settings, we offer comprehensive fine art coverage under which a broad spectrum of paintings, sculptures, prints and multiples, and more specialized collections of historical, cultural or technological significance can be insured.
Who needs it

Corporations and commercial accounts may have valuable works of art not specially covered as fine art under standard package policies that can be insured under our fine art coverage.

Art Collection Insurance

Art Collection Insurance

Consultation for fine art, collectibles and personal property management.

Bernard Fleischer & Sons have developed a unique, valuable service for collectors, other high net worth individuals and families. We review with you or your Art Consultant, Curator, or Family member alternative coverage options. We can introduce ways to help assure that your insurance coverage is always up to date and as responsive as possible. William Fleischer, CIC is a highly knowledgeable and experienced professional. His New York-based network has access to appraisers, trust, and estate advisors, dealers, and attorneys.

Our focus is on individual, family and corporate needs. Our client confidentiality is very important to a long-term relationship.
As one of New York’s oldest brokerage firms, we work with the best Insurance companies in the business.

Let us protect you and help design the appropriate protection for your collectibles:

•Fine art and antiques
•Musical instruments
•Rare books
•Jewelry
•Photographs
•Sculpture
•Art glass
•Porcelains
•Stamps
•Antique silver
•Auction Houses
•Dealers
•Exhibitions
•Fine Art Packers and Shippers
•Galleries
•Museums
•Private Collectors and Corporate Collections
•Stately Homes
•University libraries and collections
•Vintage Cars

Art Insurance Now, AXA, Chubb, Chartis, Markel, and Travelers all have a history of working with:
auction house experts, dealers, trust and estate advisors & attorneys.
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  • Obtaining specialized appraisers
  • Inventory management systems and cataloging
  • Specialized shippers, warehouses, restorers
  • Working with galleries and auction houses

For more information and to fill out an application for a fast free quote visit us at www.ArtInsuranceNow.com or call 1.800.921.1008