Cornish Mutual reveals weird insurance requests
by Richard Kilner
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Rural insurer Cornish Mutual has revealed that a Faberge egg collection, a helicopter and a village phone box are amongst the strangest objects for which it has been asked to provide insurance.
The insurer has almost 24,000 members across the Westcountry, and has also been asked to insure a family of camels, medical glasses and a bronze statue marking the Cornish rebellion of 1497.
Some of the objects that the firm refused to insure include a bicycle with no lights for day use only, and and art and antiques collections.
One inspector working for Cornish Mutual had to handle the grisly case of a sheep startled by a postal van, causing it to leap through a front room window and thereby disembowel itself.
Business Development Manager Philip Wilson emphasised that no matter how unusual an item it is best to try and find appropriate insurance coverage for it to avoid under-insurance.