Most unfortunately, yesterday my city encountered a torrential downpour of rain and to make a long story short, about 120 books in my Star Trek book collection which includes 1st printings of every novel from the 70s to 2014 was damaged... Most of the books that were damaged were ones from the past twenty years. Fortunately, the condo developer acknowledges responsibility for the damage and is going to look into compensation. I am now trying to figure out what kind of value should be placed on this... Essentially, the collection as a whole is damaged by what happened as I can't imagine easily finding replacement first editions for all the books damaged. I'm curious of a few things: 1. How much would you value the entire collection at? I would estimate I personally have invested probably around $2000 into it. 2. How much would you value roughly the 120 damaged books at? 3. How many ST fiction novels have there been now?? I would have a hard time counting up everything but I estimated probably near 1000. 4. Any suggestions on how to proceed?