Anyone who owns a valuable collection or even a single noteworthy item should have an appraisal completed and obtain insurance on said items. To secure insurance on valuables and collectibles, an appraisal is crucial so that the insurance company can properly insure your items for their true replacement value. General homeowners policies typically only provide limited coverage for your valuables. To fully protect your collectibles and other valuables you will need a separate valuables policy. A professional appraisal will also offer proof of authenticity and value should you ever decide to sell your items. If you have recently inherited items, a professional appraisal will furnish you with the information necessary to proceed with the proper processing and distribution of the estate. There are many practical reasons to have an appraisal completed for valuables and collectibles but your continuing overall peace of mind is at the very top of the list. In selecting an appraiser, look for someone who has expertise in the type of items you have. DJR Authentication of Mt Pleasant, SC can provide you with the high quality appraisals you need in a one-on-one setting that guarantees your privacy! Call us today at (843) 352-7445 or visit our website at djrpro.com.
If you are a film and/or television buff, why not try collecting movie and television props? It’s a myth that you first have to be rich, famous and connected to have access to authentic props. The vast majority of movie studios release a variety of props, large and small, into the market relatively soon after films are released. Props literally come in all shapes, sizes and prices. A collector doesn’t have to look any further than eBay to begin to amass his valuable collection. Whether it’s movies, television or even the stage, thousands of props are out there and available to purchase online! Collecting film and television props is growing steadily in popularity and as a result there are many informational websites popping up everyday that offer valuable information and strategical tips to collectors: How to buy, when to buy, where to buy and what to look out for. It is all out there for the taking! Good hunting!
In 1755, the oldest of the Luxury Watch Holy Trinity brands was founded in Geneva by independent watchmaker, Jean-Marc Vacheron. As did many early watch companies, Vacheron began working primarily on building and producing clocks and pocket watches. In 1810, Jacques Barthelemy Vacheron took over the family business. In 1819, he forged a partnership with Francois Constantin. The duo’s focus and determination produced positive results and by the 1830’s they were opening sales outlets worldwide. Constantin, a shrewd businessman, had an uncanny knack for locating lucrative, new markets. As a result of his indefatigable travel for over three decades, the company rapidly gained presence and prestige in the market. Vacheron and Constantin were always striving for perfection and constant improvement. An early business letter, sent by Constantin to Vacheron in 1819, contained the inspirational phrase, “Do better if possible and that is always possible.” The immortal words would soon become and remain the official company motto.
What is the name of that company that produces those cute, unique little vinyl toys called Funko Pops? You guessed it, Funko is the name! Producing toys celebrating pop culture figurines, mainly fantasy characters, is the brainchild of Snohomish, Washington resident and t-shirt designer Mike Becker who cooked up the idea in 1998 as a result of his fascination with the Bob’s Big Boy burger franchise pop culture mascot. Mike purchased the Bob’s license and Funko was born! So what makes these little guys so popular? There are all kinds of opinions on that question but one fan nailed it when she said: Funko Pops have a deliberately engineered “awwww” factor. Simply stated, Pops are irresistible and adorable! A myriad of companies produce fictional characters in the forms of figurines, dolls and toys, but Pops are the ones that consumers most crave! As for the collectability of these little guys, the Freddy Funko Boba Fett released in 2014 as a San Diego Comic Con Exclusive, sold for a cool $6,000.00!
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