NostoNews, May 1, 2003

Insure your Nosto collection

Did you realize comic and coin collections are not typically covered by homeowners policies? To make sure you would recover financially from a loss through theft, fire, or many other unfortunate events, you need specialized insurance coverage. For dealers, the situation is similar - dealer inventory is not easily covered by a normal business insurance policy.

Many collectors have always wanted the peace of mind from insuring their collections, but
  • rarely know the true value, and if so find it nearly impossible to keep the value current
  • think the insurance process will be long, painful, and expensive
Well, we have a solution to this. Managing your collection or dealer inventory with Nostomania takes care of the first item above for you automatically. For the second item, we are happy to recommend an extremely easy way to get the coverage you need.

Collectibles Insurance Agency

The Nostomania recommended provider for insuring coins and comic books is Collectibles Insurance Agency. CIA is run by Dan Walker, who understands collecter's concerns since he is a collector himself. The respect and integrity his company is known for is something we are happy to be associated with. CIA's insurance underwriter is backed with a Best's A+ rating (highest rating) and size rating of XV (largest rating).

Dan notes that while you do not need to provide your detailed Nostomania lists at the time of application, "having them available online in the event of a loss is invaluable information".

Three Easy steps to safety

How easy is getting your collection insured, and more importantly how much will this cost you? The cost is surprisingly reasonable. You can insure a Nostomania collection of up to $10,000.00 in value for $38.00 a year. A collection of up to $50,000.00 in value can be insured for $190.00 a year.

Applying is 3 simple steps:
  • Fill out an application
  • Determine your rate based on current Nostomania value
  • Mail your application and check or credit card info to the CIA office
To get started, you can either email CIA at, enroll by visiting their website, or call toll free at 1-888-837-9537.


Don't forget, all you have to do is create a single Collection, Wantlist, or Salelist item each month to qualify for our sweepstakes. Why not take a look and see what we're giving away (and gave away last month), free as always.

Thanks, we'll see you all next month.

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