Antiques and Collectables Insurance

Highworth Insurance specialise in providing antique insurance and collectable insurance. We have a range of specialist schemes including stand-alone polices or inclusion of antiques within a high value home insurance policy.

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Looking for specialist insurance?

Looking for specialist insurance?

Your antiques and collectables undoubtedly give you pleasure and represent a substantial investment. Ensuring that they are properly protected gives you valuable peace of mind should the worst happen.

Looking for specialist insurance?
Make sure your antiques and collectables correctly insured

Make sure your antiques and collectables correctly insured

Insuring antiques or collections can prove a potential minefield unless you deal with an expert insurer and have a reasonable idea of the type of cover you require. If the antiques are permanently kept at your primary home and you don’t leave this address unoccupied for more than 30 days, then there are a number of choices available to you.

Stand-alone antique insurance

We offer stand-alone antique and collectable insurance, independently from your home insurance. Each policy is tailored to suit your individual requirements. Options available include:

  • Cover for accidental damage and theft
  • Items covered at the premises that you specify and elsewhere for up to 90 consecutive days
  • Valuations can be on an agreed value or market value basis
  • Extend the cover for your new acquisitions. Get immediate cover on newly purchased items, simply let us know within 60 days of acquisition
Stand-alone antique insurance
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Inclusion within a high value home policy

We pride ourselves on making high value insurance easy, including antique insurance and collectables insurance. We understand that in the world of valuable collectables, items can frequently be changing hands. That’s why our High Value Home policy gives you the flexibility you need.

Antiques covered by a high value home insurance policy

At Highworth Insurance we have a number of specialist high value home insurance policies at our disposal. These provide high levels of cover for antiques and collectable at very competitive prices. Cover options can include:

  • Worldwide all risks cover
  • No requirement to specify any piece below £15,000 – they are automatically covered
  • Very competitive premiums when items are incorporated within the home policy

A few questions to ask

Most insurers will focus on the value of the antiques and the level of security, such as locks and alarms. Should you not fit a straightforward profile, the challenge of securing the cover you require, at a competitive price, becomes more of a headache. We’ve listed a checklist of questions you may want to ask yourself before proceeding to purchase antique insurance:

  • In which locations or territories do you need cover; only in your primary home, just the UK or worldwide?
  • Do you need to make sure the full value is insured and there won’t be quibbles if the worst happens and you make a claim?
  • What’s the claim service like?
  • Are the security conditions proportionate to the value of the antiques?
  • What happens if your antiques are in a listed building and planning prohibits the requirement to install high security locks to windows?
  • Do you need cover for antiques in transit? Is this just for the UK or worldwide?
  • If you buy a new work or piece, will you get instant insurance cover?

Kindly be aware that not all options are available on all policies. We advise you to carefully check your policy summary and policy wording for the exact cover applicable to your circumstances.

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