Insuring Famous Rides: Mary Poppins’s Umbrella

Since it’s doubtful that the magical mistress of 17 Cherry Tree Lane bothered herself with such practicalities as insurance, we thought we’d take a minute and do it for her.

Mary Popppins's umbrella

Spring has arrived. And with it the showers — or in some states, torrential downpours — that bring those promised May flowers. In other words, it’s umbrella season. Time to bust out your favorite rainbow-colored, kitty cat, or samurai sword umbrella and head out onto the soggy spring sidewalks.

But no matter how cool your umbrella might be, nothing can top the high-flying, wise-cracking, parrot umbrella that Mary Poppins used to get around the jolly streets and chim-chimneys of London. And we mean, nothing.

Mary Poppins’s umbrella

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in every sense of the word, Mary Poppins’s umbrella was about as cool a ride as ever there was. And aside from a few runaway carousel horses, it seemed to be her only method of transport. But since it’s doubtful that the magical mistress of 17 Cherry Tree Lane bothered herself with such practicalities as insurance, we thought we’d take a minute to do it for her. After all, practicality is exactly our cup of tea.

And while getting a car insurance quote isn’t as fun as dancing on the rooftops, getting a fast, free quote online is the requisite spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. So come on, Mary, let’s go get a quote.

Year: 2000 (Magic umbrellas can be as young as they want to be.)
Make: Parrot Umbrella
Model: Flying, Wise-Cracking
Primary use: Pleasure (Jolly holiday-making.)
Estimated annual mileage: 20,500–24,999 (No clue, really, but the more umbrella miles the merrier.)
Ownership status: Paid for (That is, if finding it at the bottom of your carpetbag counts as paying for it.)
First name: Mary
Last name: Poppins
Marital status: Single
DOB: August 27, 1964
Primary residence: Live with parents (Well, someone’s parents.)
Employment status: Full time
Profession: Educator
Bodily injury: $15,000/$30,000 limit
“Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious …”
Property damage: $10,000 limit
“That will be quite enough of that, thank you.”
Medical and funeral services: Decline
“I beg your pardon, are you ill?”
Uninsured motorist bodily injury & property damage: Decline
“That will not be necessary, thank you.”
Comprehensive: $100 deductible
“That’s as it should be.”
Collision coverage: $100 deductible
“We can’t have them gallivanting up there like kangaroos, can we?”
Towing and labor: Decline
“What on earth are you talking about?”
Rental car coverage: Decline
“Then do get on with it, please.”
Customized parts and equipment: $4,000 limit

So what would it cost to insure Mary Poppins’s umbrella? Well, if she were to insure her “ride” with Esurance, it would cost a paltry $63.71* a month. That’s just tuppence a day, really, and not bad at all when you consider the magical, one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable nature of Mary’s fantastic parrot umbrella ride.

*Of course, like chalk drawings that come to life and nurseries that clean themselves up, all rates depicted herein are purely make-believe.

Get a fast, free (non-make-believe) quote from Esurance to see what it would cost to insure your (hopefully more traditional) ride.

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