Old Insurance

I found this bookmark/ad in an old book and am impressed by what Eagle Star & British Dominions were offering cover for.

For houseowners, it covered the fabric against damage from fire, burglary, housebreaking, explosion of pipes, boilers etc, lightning and thunderbolt, and earthquakes all fair enough, but also subterranean fire, riots and strikes, insurrection and civil commotion.

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard of any civil commotions. They’re usually uncivil.

It also pays out for effects removed elsewhere  or while on holiday. What’s the difference between that and theft?

Also, linen at laundry and accidents to servants, and property of guests and servants.

I have no idea how old this is, but the servants and insurrections suggests some time between the wars.



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