How to Insure Prehistoric Art properly.

Prehistoric Art is Art from Ancient Near East, Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic Art, etc was created on many different types of Median, Ceramic, Gold, Silver, Tapestry, Bronze, wood, stone. etc. over the years these work of art have become scarce, fragile and valuable.

I am insuring a dealer in Indian Art who specializes in Prehistoric Art.  He reminded me that Long Island in NY had one of the largest concentrations of Arrowheads.

Addressing the Insurance coverage for those Art items which you care for, I have a very special understanding of the risk of damage, theft while in the home or in a Exhibitions.

Art Insurance policies are not all the same. Some are written through LLOYD S of London, AXA Art, Travelers Insurance Company to name a few players.  The Art Insurance company will include Transit by Sea, Air & Land. Coverage is usually extended to a Storage facility or the final destination.

To have these items insured, the underwriters in most cases will require a condition report if in long-term storage or if newly purchased, a bill of sale or appraisal.
Visit ArtinsuranceNow.com to complete the Collectors application to cover your prehistoric, Modern and contemporary art.

William

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APPLICATIONS:

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

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

Keep Jewelry OFF Homeowners Policy

Keep Jewelry
OFF
Homeowner’s Policy

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If jewelry is on HO

 

  • The impact of a jewelry claim is serious!
  • Jewelry loss counts as HO loss.
  • Jewelry losses hit CLUE and PILR reports.
  • Client loses homeowners’ “claim free” rating.
  • HO policy is difficult to re-market after a loss.
  • “Mysterious disappearance” claims, in particular, are red flags.

Other disadvantages

  • HO policies have capacity limitations.
  • Many HO carriers will not cover higher-value jewelry.
  • HO policies will not list non-family members with “insurable interest.”

NOTE:
70% OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
THEFT LOSSES ARE
JEWELRY

Standalone policy is better

 

  • Higher limits
  • Higher value per piece – expensive jewelry not excluded.
  • New appraisal not needed

We accept any reasonable appraisal

  • Co-insured (for example, fiancé) can be listed.
  • Illustrated scheduled shows (as well as describes) insured jewelry.
  • Highly competitive rates
  • Discounts available for
    • good appraisals
    • home alarm system
    • in-safe storage when jewelry isn’t being worn
  • Jewelry claims do not impact homeowner coverage.

 

Theft, Fire, Mysterious disappearance, Burglary, chips, broken and many other coverages can be included on a stand-alone jewelry policy

 

    • Emotional importance of jewelry may it be a gift, heirloom or an investment

APPLICATIONS:

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

How Important is my advice

I have been in the insurance business for over 35 years. The experience and situations I have encountered are many. When it comes to protecting your Assets, there are many variables which one must consider. Not all policies have the same terms and conditions.

Possible Exclusions are many, Earthquake, Flood, Named storms, Mold, Water, Theft from premises. Terrorism, other than Named locations, while in Transit, etc.

Conditional: vary too. Alarm warranties, Shipping, and packaging, Schedules, Unscheduled, appraisals. Notifications for removal from storage, vaults, when loaned at exhibitions, travel outside the continental USA. reporting form,

Valuations: variables are, Agreed amount, Appraisal value, percentage less sale price, percentage plus consignment, Onus of Proof.

Sub-limits: Bouillon, Jewelry, Electronics

Territory restriction, World wide, continental USA,

Deductibles: $1,000, 2,500, 5,000, 25,000, 100,000

Payment Plans: Direct Bill< Credit Card, Wire transfer, Check and Cash.

Insurance Company: Admitted. Non-admitted, Risk Retention Group, Foreign, AM Best Ratings

The above are just a few items which are negotiated during the process.  I like to speak to all my customers to get a sense of what they situations are and how to protect them from a financial loss.

Not everything is ever covered by a policy, most can be.  I have found many different niches which companies give very good policies, service, and prices.

Work with me and you can feel the importance of working with a human who can relate to your Insurance exposures.

www.artinsurancenow.com

William G. Fleischer, CIC

President,

Bernard Fleischer & Sons, Inc.

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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

Travelers Fine art and museums policies

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Fine art and museums

Travelers understand the passion that people who manage collections have for their objects. They offer unparalleled coverage and services for our fine art customers, whether it is a cultural institution, a large corporate collection or the dealers and galleries who represent this industry.

As a U.S.-based insurer, their financial strength allows us to offer limits that meet the needs of small institutions and galleries as well as major accounts requirements. Our capabilities extend to managing domestically-based accounts with international exposures. They work with you on many aspects of your account – from the collections to the property that houses the art.

Collections

Broad fine art coverage is available for corporate collections of fine art, or for artwork and collectibles in commercial settings. A wide-ranging spectrum of paintings, sculptures, prints and multiples, and specialized collections of historical, cultural or technological significance can be insured.

  • Coverage is available at a permanent location, in transit or while loaned to others
  • Our agreed value fine art policy addresses the needs for that collection, while also making other important coverages available (e.g., breakage, pairs, and sets coverage, flood, and earthquake)

Museums

Museum coverage is available for a myriad of institutions such as those for art, history, natural history, sports, and science and technology. Large and small venues, educational facilities, regional collections and specialized institutions – such as aviation and automobile museums – are among our policyholders.

  • Integral coverage components include art at scheduled locations, on exhibition, in transit, or on loan to other organizations
  • We provide coverage options for museum-owned property or the property of others for which the policyholder is legally liable

Galleries

The diversity in the gallery community gives us the opportunity to personalize coverage and service offerings.

  • We work with you on your needs for specialized transit, art fairs, and exhibitions
  • We help you manage the risk exposures at your gallery and storage locations

Other associated businesses

We also work with specialized fine art shippers and operations that manage other components of this industry (e.g., art handling, crating, storage).

Services

The Inland Marine Network has developed a circle of risk control consultants, and a claim team and theft investigators who are well-versed in the particulars of valuation and restoration issues that are so important to the overall mission of the fine art community. Risk Control works on management practices and location risk analysis. Our Claim team also has a group who specializes in art so they can fully support this industry. The Specialty Investigations Group helps in theft protection consultations and assists in theft recoveries.

For more information and a fast, free quote visit us at www.ArtInsuranceNow.com

New AXA Jewelry Collection Policy

Specialty Jewelry Collections AXA Art Policy HighlightsAXA Art recently launched a specialty jewelry product for private collectors of classic antique and designer jewelry. The mono-line, broad coverage product is available in the United States for schedules in excess of $500,000 for focused collections ranging from ancient to vintage to contemporary jewelry.Our specialty jewelry product offers affordable, all-risk coverage on a worldwide basis. The policy can be written as a separate policy or added to an existing fine art policy. This new jewelry collection policy is offered in addition to our scheduled jewelry product for values below $500,000.

 

 

Highlights:

  • Target: $500K up to $30MM jewelry collections, higher limits available
  • Minimum: $500K personal jewelry collections
  • Competitive rates for collections kept in the residence, residence safes and bank vaults
  • Worldwide coverage
  • No restrictions for California earthquake or any coastal windstorm locations including Florida
  • No deductible requirements, deductible options available for various rate credits
  • Coverage for loose, cut gems and stones available
  • Valuation Options: Agreed, Current Market Value
  • Scheduled or blanket policies
  • $50,000 blanket coverage included

 

Submission Requirements:

  • Completed AXA Art application
  • Listing of jewelry in collection with values
  • Purchase receipts or appraisals for items valued at $100K or more

Contact:

For more details about AXA Art’s specialty jewelry program,

please contact your William Fleischer

 

APPLICATIONS:

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

 

 

 

Bansky

In Today’s contemporary Art world, values move quickly. The street graffiti Artist has mad strives in the collecting arena. How do you place a value on a building wall? a Mural commissioned on a side of a building to bring attention to a business. A painting on the door of a truck. Public Art the danger of the Vandals.

I was asked to insure a building mural for a business. once it’s painted on the building wall the art becomes part of the building. Graffiti or vandalism is part of standard Business coverages.
In contrast, I was asked to Insure a truck door with Banksy art. This one was easy since it was taken off the truck and transported to the collector.

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APPLICATIONS:

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

How to insure an Artist Estate?

This week, I insured an individual who was left with over 2 million worth of Art from an artist. There were over 1,000 works on paper, 600+ works on canvas. It is in the process of being cataloged and photographed. There were no appraisals since it’s in the gathering portfolio stage.
The call was triggered because some of the work was going to be exhibited and they wanted to protect the Art.

I recommended using the collector’s application instead of the Dealer application.  The main difference is how the settlement option works.  As a collector, you will be paid for the Art at Fair Market Value and as a dealer, it will be 30% less of the sale price.

Call me 212-566-1881 ext 111

William Fleischer, CIC

 

APPLICATIONS:

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

Collectors Insurance

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We represent Insurance Companies to make it easy for you to protect the things you collect.

Homeowners insurance alone does not provide enough coverage for your clients’ treasured items. That’s why our collectibles program is the perfect complement to your standard personal lines products. It enables you to protect the full collector value of your collections in the event of a total loss.

Designed specifically for collectors, our all-risk policy not only protects against accidental breakage, hurricane, flood, earthquake, fire, and theft – it also protects the packaging and accessories of collectibles. Plus, our optional Collectors’ Choice coverage provides your clients who are actively growing, displaying, or occasionally using their collection with the added level of protection they need to fully enjoy their hobby.

We offer deductible options (including zero deductible), rate options and discounts, and multiple collections in the household can all be covered by the same policy. Appraisals are not required to obtain this valuable, stand-alone coverage.

We’ll consider all types of collections including*:

Advertising Memorabilia Die Cast Model Cars/Trucks Pottery & Collector Plates
Animation Art Dolls Prints (limited editions)
Automotive Memorabilia Figurines Quilts (antique/collectible)
Books (rare) Guns (pre and post WWII) Radios/Victrolas
Cameras (antique/collectible) Holiday Collectibles Sports Memorabilia
Carousel Animals Jukeboxes/Upright Arcade Games Stamps
Ceramics Military Memorabilia Teddy Bears
Clocks (antique/collectible) Miniatures & Doll Houses Toys & Action Figures
Crystal/Glass Model Trains & Layouts Trading Cards
Comic Books Movie Memorabilia Wine & Accessories
Coins Musical Instruments and much more! 

* Contact us regarding other unique collections at www.ArtInsuranceNow.com, or call 1.800.921.1008

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