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The Case of the $25,000 Toy Model Car

Miniature models of automobiles began to pop up shortly after the first cars were introduced in the early 20th century. They were originally developed, not as toys for children or as models for hobbyists, but as promotional tools and design …

The Case of the Civil War Rifled Musket

Enservio Select was recently called in to determine the retail replacement value of a claimed Remington conversion rifle. The insured stated the claimed musket was built in 1812 by Remington Arms Co. and used in the Civil War (1861-1865) by …

Don’t Sweep it Under: Best Practices for Valuing Oriental Rugs

One of the more intriguing and complex product categories in the insurance property claims world are Oriental rugs. These beautiful items have been with humans for an extraordinarily long time. The oldest one in existence is the Pazyryk Carpet dating …

Using Key Value Factors to Evaluate First Edition & Rare Books

For book collectors, first editions are often highly sought after, but they can vary wildly in value. If you were seeking a spine-chilling book this Halloween, for instance, a classic Stephen King first edition in good condition might set you …