The packing and international shipping of antiques have been core to PACK & SEND’s business for 30 years. Our highly trained staff are experts in packing and shipping valuable antiques and collectables both for international shipping and for shipping antiques domestically and we have packed and shipped furniture, carpets, china, glassware and other antiques from individual pieces through to whole collections. Last year alone our customers entrusted us with shipping antiques worth £millions.
Our antiques shipping service comes with total confidence at PACK & SEND. We can offer that extra peace of mind when shipping quality antiques through our loss or damage warranty supported by one of the world’s most established antiques shipping underwriters. Cover can be provided to any value regardless of whether you are shipping antiques internationally or domestically.
We regularly work for quality antique dealers, auction houses, museums and private collectors by packing and shipping antiques, china and glassware or antiquities. Working to the highest of standards and understanding the sensitivities and customs regulations that relate to shipping valuable and rare antiques our expert staff will be able to advise on every aspect of your shipping needs from how to pack a particular piece to ensure adequate protection to the most appropriate valuables shipping option (be that international air freight, international sea freight or international road freight).
Whether you have an entire collection that requires packing or shipping or an individual piece, our highly personalised and professional service, combined with our extensive range of international shipping services (international air freight, international sea freight and international road freight) and our world-class packing standards will mean that we will be able to tailor a solution to your antique shipping needs that meets both your timescales and budget.
Our packing standards are renowned. Our attention to detail and ability to draw on 30+ years of packaging expertise means that when shipping antiques we will ensure that every piece is packed to provide maximum protection against shock, vibration and impact. Our custom-made wooden crates and unique foam cushioning provide security for the most valuable and fragile furniture, ceramics and other antiques.
Shipping antiques can be complex and our years of experience mean that we fully understand the challenges of safely delivering valuable items. Whether it is export documentation, LAPADA certification, valuation documents or customs and regulatory documentation such as CITES approvals our expert staff will be able to prepare the relevant documents for your antique shipping requirements.BESPOKE PACKING SOLUTIONS
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No matter whether you have a single antique item that requires export packing and international shipment or an entire collection PACK & SEND can put together a solution that will work for you.
Being specialists in packing antiques is one of our key services at PACK & SEND. At our service centres, we have the facilities to build custom wooden crates using either medium density fibreboard, plywood or oriented strand board, the material depends on the job.
Wooden crates provide additional protection for shipments. This also makes larger shipments of antiques or more fragile pieces more rigid. This protection will give you peace of mind when shipping fragile, awkward or valuable antiques or collectables.
In our service centres, we do also have a large range of corrugated cartons and boxes available. These all vary in board strengths, to make sure they meet the packaging and protection needs of your item whilst in transit.Get a quote
When it comes to specialist packing of antiques, PACK & SEND provides complete security for your fragile deliveries. Whilst we do have a wide range of pre-made boxes, if we don’t have a box that meets the requirements needed for your job, we can custom-make one. We can make a one-off corrugated carton or box to a specified size and strength, and all of our cartons are glued and taped at the seams to provide additional strength in the freight environment during shipping
Another service we provide at PACK & SEND is our unique Foam-In-Place system. This state-of-the-art packaging system is ideal for antique dealers and collectors who need to send goods abroad.
Using this involves a safe, non-reactive material being injected into a carton or crate to form a contoured cradle around the item. As a result of this, your valuable item rides in a thick, contoured cushion of aerated foam, providing excellent protection against shocks, vibrations and compaction for your goods in transit.
Our wall-mounted injection cradle is flexible enough to mean that any item of any size or shape can be protected using this protective art packaging technique. As well as this, the ultra-lightweight of Foam-In-Place packaging means that your freight and shipping costs are kept to a minimum.Get a quote
Whether you are an antique dealer, buyer or collector PACK & SEND’s 30+ years of experience in the professional packing and shipping of antiques means that we can make the transportation and delivery of your item a smooth and simple process.
Our shipping expertise means we have many repeat customers and we are proud of our high levels of personalised service when shipping treasured antiques for our many customers. With daily collections from auction houses and dealers in London and across the UK, we can collect the item or items requiring secure shipping at a time convenient to you.
PACK & SEND works with a large number of UK dealers and auction houses who require a one-stop solution for the professional packing and international shipment of antiques for their customers. We arrange everything from the collection, export packing, international shipment, customs clearance and delivery to the door in the country of destination.
PACK & SEND also work directly with a significant number of international buyers (either private individuals or international dealers) who use PACK & SEND’s expertise to ensure that their international antique shipment goes smoothly.
Our broad range of international shipping services and high-quality export packing along with our ability to put in place cover against loss or damage for any value means that we can provide a complete end-to-end solution and total peace of mind for anyone wishing to make an international antique shipment.Get a quote
PACK & SEND service centres are equipped with expert packers who have been trained to safely pack your antiques to survive shipment anywhere in the world! With a range of packing options like custom boxes and bespoke crates made especially for your antique, there is nothing we can’t pack! Our unique foam in place packing solution will ensure the safe delivery of even the most delicate items.
At PACK & SEND we offer comprehensive loss and damage cover for all antique shipments regardless of their value. This cover does only apply to goods that have been packed and shipped by PACK & SEND and cannot be offered as a product for goods that are being shipped by a third party. Contact your nearest PACK & SEND service centre to find out how they can organise this for your shipment.
At PACK & SEND we know how important it is for you to reach all your international destinations via a single service provider.
We provide a wide range of options for your international shipping solutions to ensure that you can always find the service you need depending on the package that you need to send overseas.
PACK & SEND are truly the experts when it comes to custom packaging and crating those fragile, large, awkward and valuable items like computers, servers, artworks and antiques.
We specialise in accessing the right type of packaging for any item and using all other resources available to protect your shipment.
We take every care to make sure that your items stay safe during transit.
However, for complete peace of mind when you send your shipments domestically or internationally, we provide Warranty Service protection to cover you for loss or damage to your important shipments.
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