It’s the hero at the center of the story that inspires you to collect your comic books. We get it. Collectibles Insurance Services was founded by collectors, for collectors. It’s all we do. In fact, you might say that we’re the superheroes of specialized insurance coverage for comic collections of all sizes.
But while securing that prized Golden, Silver, Bronze Age or Modern comic book likely took significant time, energy and money, your insurance coverage to protect it shouldn’t. That’s why our process is fast and easy and coverage is comprehensive and affordable. So you can get back to doing what you enjoy most – finding that next prized comic book to add to your collection.
Coverage at home and away
More affordable rates
Typically, you will pay less than it would cost to schedule the same items under a homeowners policy.
Less paperwork and red tape
Unlike homeowners insurance, we do not require a schedule or appraisal for most items; however, you are responsible for maintaining your own inventory for insurance purposes (in the event of loss). The only exceptions are individual items or sets valued over $25,000 apiece, which would have to be scheduled.
We’re proven and trusted
We have been protecting collections like yours since 1966. And all coverage is provided by a carrier with a group rating of "A" (Excellent) by AM Best – the leading rating agency for the insurance industry.
Deductibles starting at $0
Deductibles start at $0 for collector policies. We provide coverage for the market value of your collection for losses in excess of $50. All dealer policies have a $200 deductible.
Insurance that grows with your collectibles
Collections tend to grow, so your policy can be adjusted to include any additions to your collection.
You may select “Automatic Monthly Increase” as optional coverage to be added to your policy for new acquisitions and appreciation of your existing collection. Selecting this coverage will apply an automatic monthly increase of 1% in coverage, up to a maximum of $1 million.
We provide coverage for dealers, too
If you want to protect your dealer inventory and your clients’ collections, for which you are responsible, we also offer special Dealers Insurance.
Superior customer service
Our company was started by collectors so it’s only natural that we would pay attention to your interests and needs. And that our customer service would always be geared to the collector’s point of view.
Prompt and personal claim service
As experienced specialists in collectibles, our adjusters understand their value and importance to you. That's why, should you have a claim, they make every effort to make sure it is settled as quickly and completely as possible.
From Golden Age comics (including Batman No. 1 and Superman No. 1) to Silver Age comics and Bronze Age comics, comic books are among the most enjoyable collectibles around. We have insured comics collections of all sizes since 1996 (and stamps for nearly 50 years), so we know how much you value your collection. That’s why we provide equally valuable features in our coverage.
If you’re a comic book collector, you may want to check out Dreck Check. Designed with the serious collector in mind, Dreck Check is a comic book search engine for collectors and dealers. This free search engine provides real-time price guides based on the most up-to-date auction information found across the web. Another for valuation is Metropolis Collectibles. This site offers a free appraisal service provided by nationally recognized experts in comic book evaluation. The retail value of your comic book is based on desirability, relative scarcity, and historical significance.For comic book grading, Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is a leading third-party grading service. Employing a team of 20+ professional graders, multiple experts will examine each collectible and assign a grade according to a well-established and internationally accepted standard. They offer free or paid annual memberships with many benefits. Check out what CGC membership has to offer.
CIS is a company founded by collectors, so we understand that your collection is often more of an emotional investment than a financial one and that each collection is worth far more to its owner than money alone. As experts in collectibles insurance, we have been protecting valued collections since 1966—offering not just coverage, but the kind of peace of mind that standard homeowners insurance simply cannot provide. Here’s just a few reasons why you should chose CIS to insure your valuable collectibles: