CLEVELAND – September 5, 2007 – The Kovels today released their new special report on dealing with disaster, “How To Protect Your Collection From Theft, Fire and Natural Disasters and How To Handle a Disaster If It Strikes.” The 36-page report covers evacuation plans, emergency kits, what information you need about insurance policies and claims, theft and fire prevention, clean up after a fire or natural disaster, and more.
The Kovels' report gives collectors a blueprint for preparing themselves for any disaster. It outlines simple, basic steps that collectors should take that could save them hours of anguish and tens of thousands of dollars.
“Following the two-year anniversary of hurricane Katrina and the more recent widespread flooding in Ohio, the specter of disaster is fresh in the minds of many collectors,” said Terry Kovel, publisher of “Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles” newsletter. “Our research has found that many collectors are just not adequately prepared for disasters. Collectors face some challenges that are unique to collecting antiques & collectibles. This new report is designed to help them address those challenges as well as to give them some basic survival guidelines for getting through a disaster.” It answers questions like:
- Have you planned where to meet your family if forced from your home?
- Why do you need replacement insurance for your house and collections?
- Why may old door locks invite burglars?
- How do you landscape with safety in mind?
- When do you see the doctor after a fire or flood?
- How do you earthquake-proof displays of collectibles?
The new report is now available for purchase on-line at www.Kovels.com/store.
Ralph and Terry Kovel are the authors of more than 95 books about collecting and antiques, including the best-selling annual price guide "Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List.” Hailed by Parade magazine as "the duke and duchess of the antiques world," the Kovels publish "Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles" (an award-winning newsletter) and write a syndicated weekly newspaper column distributed to more than 150 newspapers. They appeared weekly on the HGTV program "Flea Market Finds with the Kovels.” Their popular website with FREE price information is www.kovels.com. The Kovels' newest book is "Kovels' American Collectibles, 1900 to 2000,” published by Random House is available wherever books are sold and online at: http://www.kovels.com/KAC.