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Appraisal for Leonard tie collection

Maurice Sasson

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Hello style friends. I have a collection of over 100 Leonard original ties. Yes, they are all the real stuff! I am having a hard time to find a professional to guarantee an accurate appraisal for insurance purposes. Can you please help me in my request? These ties are INVALUABLE to me but my insurace policy just doesn't respect my word.

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The ties are almost certainly worth more to you than they are to anyone else. Ties are generally not collectible in the sense that they hold their value, or even appreciate, so I doubt you will find anyone who can appraise them. Home owners or renters insurance may cover them, as part of your whole wardrobe and household goods, but the most you will be able to insure them for is retail price, minus depreciation as adjusted by a schedule.
 

Maurice Sasson

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Originally Posted by Manton
The ties are almost certainly worth more to you than they are to anyone else. Ties are generally not collectible in the sense that they hold their value, or even appreciate, so I doubt you will find anyone who can appraise them. Home owners or renters insurance may cover them, as part of your whole wardrobe and household goods, but the most you will be able to insure them for is retail price, minus depreciation as adjusted by a schedule.

Thank you for your kind and informative reply! Some of my Leonard ties are nearing the age to be considered officially ANTIQUES. Like automobiles perhaps this changes the calculation to their value? Immediatly after I purchase a tie I know the value depreciates just like a car so does it also starts to climb after it reaches a certain vintage? THIS IS my thinking and I hope I can convince my insurance company- but those guys just don't understand the preciousness of STYLE!
 

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Well can't say that I know for sure that the answer is "no." I doubt that ties ever appreciate, however. If they do, and there are people who know how to appraise them, I don't know who those people are or how to find them. Sorry.
 

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Originally Posted by Maurice Sasson
Thank you for your kind and informative reply! Some of my Leonard ties are nearing the age to be considered officially ANTIQUES. Like automobiles perhaps this changes the calculation to their value? Immediatly after I purchase a tie I know the value depreciates just like a car so does it also starts to climb after it reaches a certain vintage? THIS IS my thinking and I hope I can convince my insurance company- but those guys just don't understand the preciousness of STYLE!

Unfortunately, not everything becomes more valuable with age. Some things become antiques, and some just become old.
 

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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Unfortunately, not everything becomes more valuable with age. Some things become antiques, and some just become old.

Quoted for irony and for posterity! Of course, I'm becoming more valuable with age.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Well can't say that I know for sure that the answer is "no." I doubt that ties ever appreciate, however. If they do, and there are people who know how to appraise them, I don't know who those people are or how to find them. Sorry.

While I can't say with certainty that they've appreciated, the Salvador Dali ties from the 1940s fetch a pretty penny these days. Still, to my knowledge, even if they have, that's a rare counterexample.
 

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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
While I can't say with certainty that they've appreciated, the Salvador Dali ties from the 1940s fetch a pretty penny these days. Still, to my knowledge, even if they have, that's a rare counterexample.

And, if valuable, probably more valuable for their historical interest than anything else. Sort of like Billy Beer.

I doubt the same will happen with Leonard ties, no matter how nice.
 

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I confess that I do not know anything about Leonard neckties. What makes them notable?

Thank you.

- B
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
What makes them notable?
- B


The fact that they are exceedingly ugly, sort of like Hermes ties.
 

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Originally Posted by nmoraitis
The fact that they are exceedingly ugly, sort of like Hermes ties.

Why, do they come in cream yellow paisley?

Is this an example?




- B
 

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If the above is an example they seem a lot more like Versace ties than Hermes ties.
 

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Relax, even I acknowledge that your tie is better than those.
 

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