Protecting your collection is as important as putting it together. After all, many collectible items weren’t exactly designed or built to last. This is especially true for items like vintage comic books, toys, and even stamps and currency. This page is dedicated to ideas on how to protect your collection from the dangers of time, oxidization, weather, and other potential disasters.
The Chubb Insurance Company of Canada offers tips on how to protect a valuable wine collection. Besides controlling temperature, humidity, light, and vibration, Chubb suggests (naturally) that an insurance policy will give you peace of mind and protect against disasters both natural and man-made.
This is an excellent article that covers ways to make sure your collection of sports-related items stays safe. Details on physically protecting, insuring , and maintaining any group of sports-related items are plentiful, and there’s even a section on how to buy insurance for this type of collectible item.
Art, like wine, requires a very precise program of protections, from insurance to proper display techniques. Written as a list of Do’s and Dont’s, this article is easy to understand and is a great way to start protecting your fine art investment.
Don’t wait until after you’ve been robbed to think about protecting your collection from thieves. SAFE collection systems is one of many companies offering lockable protective cases for collections of all varieties.
This forum discussion on protecting a vinyl record collection from cats – the bane of any record collector’s existence – is a funny-but-serious guide to keeping your albums safe from claws and teeth. I found many of the tips suggested by the forum’s members useful in protecting every aspect of my own personal collection of vinyl.