@Khahan It's good to know there are companies specializing in insurance for collectibles. I may even start an account with the one you've mentioned. What are your thoughts on using GPS tracking devices as added security for a collection? Would you be able to recommend a brand? I've also been thinking about purchasing a lock box. I think the combination of the two could be effective as an anti-theft device. I've just started doing the research my self but I can't seem to find any tracking devices that specifically use the cell network to transmit their location. It's come as a surprise to me since this seems like the most reliable way to ensure the device will be able to report it's location. If anyone can chime in on this and give me any info on tracking devices and mobile lock boxes that would be effective for storing a collection I'd be really keen to hear anything you have to say.
I've never thought about or looked into a tracking device so I have no clue on that. Closest thing I can think of is the 'find my phone' app if you keep your cell phone in your bag. But that's a bad idea anyway. Keep valuables separated to minimize loss in case of a theft or other event.
As for the gps, I just did a quick yahoo search out of curiosity. It looks like there are personal gps trackers that could work. I found them to have small dimensions (•Dimensions: W: 2”/5.08cm, H: 2.6”/6.51cm, 0.875”/2.22CM), light weight (1.4 ounces) so they would easily fit in a bookbag or a card box. Pricing appears to be anywhere from $50 to $300. And they should all work with a simple app on your cell phone. I'm not going to link any specific site or mention any specific manufacturer because I just don't know enough about them to make an informed decision. But the idea is definitely another good one.