Sunday, July 4, 2010



THEFT - Approximately 38 comic books were reported stolen from a private residence near Indianapolis, Indiana on May 4th, 2010. According to the owner, all of the books were graded by the CGC in Sarasota, Florida and were in graded/slabbed condition when they were taken from the residence.

THEFT - A rare first edition of the Spider-Man comic is among $20,000 worth of comics that have been stolen at gunpoint in New York.

THEFT -Bellevue police think they're close to catching someone who stole about 6,000 comic books last month from a home north of downtown in the 10000 block of Northeast 15th Street. The owner had stored the comic books at the residence in January and reported them missing late in May.

THEFT - My comic book collection was stolen from a communal storage locker area in my apartment building. I most likely left my locker open, and 1 of the 9 other locker room users found my locker open. Otherwise a maintenance person with a key broke in and stole the books.

THEFT - At 4:40 p.m., a Polnell Road resident reported that a previous renter stole a 1930s comic book from him.

THEFT - A not-so-friendly neighborhood thief was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for stealing a rare 1963 Spider-Man collector's comic book. Authorities never recovered the second-edition comic, based on the fictional Peter Parker, otherwise known as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

In most cases, the former owners of these stolen comic books hadn't adequately insured their collections. Losing prized possessions such as these is bad enough but to realize that coverage could have been obtained for less than 2% of the value stings even worse. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company can inventory and appraise your collection enabling you to purchase such a policy.

Don't be a Jughead. Have collectibles? Insure them.


Keywords for this article: APPRAISAL, COLLECTIBLES, comic books, FLORIDA, insurance, Spider-Man, st. lucie appraisal, stolen, theft

Revised 09-04-2012
Updated 06-20-2013