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Very helpful, Deb. I appreciate it.
I'll follow up on that.
Cheers,
Linda
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On 8/29/19 7:53 AM, Deborah Shaw wrote:
> I get a “Mariner’s Policy” through my business insurance for specific 
> artworks (shipping artwork for commissions or art going to shows)—you 
> can also get the same on your homeowner’s insurance. It essentially 
> attaches a rider for whatever full value you assign to your artwork, 
> no independent valuation needed. Artwork is covered during shipment as 
> well.
>
> My understanding is that FedEx will only reimburse for the “hard 
> costs” of the artwork. For example, frame, paper, etc. not the art 
> itself. That may have changed.
>
> When I send artwork to an exhibition, I give my insurance agent the 
> value of the artwork and they attach the rider covering it. It covers 
> me for a year. If I sell the artwork, however, or when it ships back, 
> I call and cancel and they pro-rate the charge. I think the most I’ve 
> paid during a ver busy year with a lot of art coming and going is 
> about $200. There is a deductible so be sure to check on that.
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> Deb
>
> Deborah Shaw
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> Please excuse brevity, autocorrect and typos
>
> On Aug 29, 2019, at 7:28 AM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask] 
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>
>> Hi All:
>> I have been contacted by one of the four members of the contingent 
>> from the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History. This group came to the 
>> GNSI 2017 Conference in North Carolina, meeting many of us at the 
>> Portfolio Review night. They wish to purchase a specific painting of 
>> mine for their collection.
>>
>> I wondered if anyone had recommendations for international shippers, 
>> and also independent insurance?  The contract states they will 
>> provide shipping insurance, but I am researching purchasing 
>> independent insurance for artwork.
>>
>> I have shipped a lot through UPS internationally to exhibitions. I 
>> have purchased insurance through UPS, however if anything ever was 
>> damaged (yes, I know many horror stories) it will be a tedious 
>> process to prove the claim, especially if it's original art.  A long 
>> time ago, FEDEX offered "insurance" but it was not really insurance, 
>> one just paid for a high-value declaration. The fine print used to 
>> say $250 max, altho you pay for declaring a multi-thousand dollar 
>> painting.  I don't ship with FEDEX for that reason - but their policy 
>> may have changed, of course. I have friends who prefer to ship 
>> through them.
>>
>> I am a naturally cautious businesswoman, especially when it comes to 
>> international shipping and sales. Your thoughts are very welcome.
>> Best,
>> Linda
>>
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