SAGA COMMENTS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Monday 28 January 2013

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice on the 28th January, Roger Ramsden, chief executive, Saga Services, comments on the value of a good book.

SAGA COMMENTS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

"This is a great time to contemplate the value of a good book – intellectually and financially.  With first editions of Pride and Prejudice advertised online at almost £48,000 I'm sure most of us would like one on our bookshelves!  After analysing Saga Home Insurance policies, we estimate that some 11,000 over 50s have book collections, valued on average at more than £8,000, which is higher than the value of the average jewellery collection.

“Books might not be the only gems tucked away in the house. Everyone likes to think that if the Antiques Roadshow comes to town they will discover that they have been sitting on a fortune. It’s important that people do know the true value of their belongings so they can make sure that they are insured.”

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