Book Collection Insurance

Book collector insurance

Book Collector Insurance

Although some valuable books may be covered in a standard home and contents insurance policy, rare books, first editions and collections may not. As a result it’s vital that book collectors contact a specialist, experienced book collections insurance broker.


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At Tollgate Private Clients we specialise in insurance for high net worth individuals and as a result, we insure many people with valuable collections of literature, books, manuscripts and maps. Contact us or click to make an enquiry..

Book Insurance Specialists

Before her book, intended to be the children’s book that features in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, became a mass-market paperback, J.K. Rowling created seven original copies, each handwritten and illustrated by the author. Six were given to friends and editors, but in 2007, one of the seven was put up for auction. It was purchased by Amazon for $3.98 million, making it the most expensive modern manuscript ever purchased at auction. (The money from the sale of the book was donated to The Children’s Voice charity campaign.)

So, although a rare example, it’s clear that a book doesn’t have to be very old to be valuable, often a notable attachment to a famous person or a rare first edition of a book that went on to sell millions can become valuable very quickly – keeping with the Harry Potter theme, Bloomsbury first editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone can now reach close to £10,000.

Whether your collection is ancient or modern, Tollgate Private Clients work with experts to make sure your collection is correctly valued and insured in line with true market prices.

book collection insurance

Peace of Mind for Literature and Book Collectors

Books collections can incorporate scrolls, manuscripts, calligraphic books, limited edition novels and many other specialist genres. Book collection insurance is vital in order to protect and correctly value collections that may have taken years to build. Some collections are passed on through families, increasing the sentimental aspect of the collection, something our insurance experts understand completely.

Our clients appreciate the individual personal service we provide whilst working with our clients to secure the most relevant level of cover their book collections. Benefiting from long-term relationships with key UK underwriters and valuers, means that our specialists are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to truly understand your requirements, building a collection’s insurance policy to your exact needs.

Contact us today to discuss any literature and book collection insurance questions you may have.


What we cover
  • • Rare books
  • • First editions
  • • Collectables
  • • Literature
  • • Manuscripts
  • • Maps
  • • Plus more...


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Tollgate Private Clients Insurance

Key contact for insurance for collectors Amy Parkes

Private Clients Collections Specialist

01708 609 609
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