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I have been struck with a tragedy. Pipe broke in our upstairs neighbors' kitchen and have flooded our apartment. Unfortunately what came in contact with water was an opened shelf on which I keep my stamp albums. The stamps got stuck to the pages. I did all I could to rescue and save what I could. Everything is dried now but the stamps are still stuck and hold tight. Is there anything I can do? I would love to save what I can, I hate to think I could lose a part of my collection.
Thank you for any help!
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If the collection is worth less than say £2000 you would be better off claiming on your buildings and contents insurance. You wouldn’t be able to claim directly for the collection but you could maybe subsidise rebuying the stamps with the claim for other contents, such as clothing, furniture, etc
If your collection is more valuable, this would be a much more difficult situation (unless insured directly) and you would likely have to write off the loss in value.
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On the facts you have stated your claim should be against the owner of the other flat.
You may need a quick estimate of the pre water value of the stamps.
If less than 1000 pounds, the other insurer may attempt to settle it.
I wouldnt attempt any recovery until the legals are settled.
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With the latest river floodings in Europe earlier this year it was indeed again in the news with doing it on historical documents in Valkenburg and in Belgium. And I remember a researcher trying this out some 25 years ago in our test environment when I was working for a refrigeration engineering company. With very good results. So maybe this is also possible for stamp albums.
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