PACK SEND - International Art Shippers

Antiques Shipping

The packing and international shipping of antiques has been core to PACK & SEND’s business for over 20 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.

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Safe International Antique Shipping

We regularly work for quality antiques 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 through 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 antiques shipping needs that meets both your timescales and budget.

Our packing standards are renowned. Our attention to detail and ability to draw on over 20 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 protection 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 antiques shipping requirements.

No matter how large, awkward, ancient or fragile your valuables shipping requirement is, you can rely on our experienced staff to handle your shipping with the utmost professionalism and care.

J.D Powe

‘Simply put, PACK & SEND consistently goes the extra mile when it comes to handling my account. It would not be possible to do what I do without a true partner in shipping and collections and I have come to view PACK & SEND as exactly that.’

J.D. Powe
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Packing & Shipping Antiques

Whether you are an antiques dealer, buyer or collector PACK & SEND’s 20 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 the auction houses and dealers of London and across the UK, we can collect the item or items requiring secure shipping at a time convenient to you.

PACK & SEND work 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 mean that we can provide a complete end to end solution and total peace of mind for anyone wishing to make an international antique shipment.

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.

For international dealers who are buying within the UK and Europe we can arrange to consolidate your purchases, export pack them and then ship them as one shipment to you to reduce your shipping cost per item. Whether you require a full container or part container we can ship either on our international sea freight service with delivery either to the port or, should you wish, we can arrange customs clearance and delivery to your door.

Expert Packing Solutions

At PACK & SEND, we provide specialist packing for art and antiques no matter what items you need to send overseas. We have many years of experience packing and sending art, antiques and collectables all over the world, always making sure that even the most delicate and valuable deliveries travel securely so that they remain in perfect condition throughout transit.

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Can you safely pack my antiques for safe shipping?

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.

Where can you deliver my antiques to?

Using our range of international and domestic shipping options PACK & SEND can collect and deliver antiques anywhere in the world. If collection is required outside of the UK, we can advise on how to safely pack your antiques for safe delivery.

Do you offer loss or damage cover for antique shipments?

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.



PACK & SEND Newbury

Tony Trickey

Rod was extremely helpful and the piece of ceramic that I had bought in an auction in England was sent to me in Rome in perfect condition. I thoroughly recommend them... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Oxford

Vivienne Barlow

For the collection and shipping of an antique china bowl, I could not recommend it more highly. Speedy and uber-professional service with excellent packaging... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Croydon

Todd Johnson

Extremely professional service shipping valuable pieces of art. They provided almost daily updates as my packages waded through loads of Brexit bureaucracy. I would use them again without hesitation... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Reading

Caroline Cook

A fantastic service from beginning to end. Slick, professional and friendly. Would gladly use it again and highly recommend it to others... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Hall Green

Ivan Kinsman

Couldn't have had a better experience transporting my portrait picture from England to Poland. Efficient, polite and fast responses and simplification of the necessary paperwork - this is a great courier company... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Leeds North

Nicola Pinder

Sent an artwork overseas and was very impressed with the quality of the packing and timeframes - 7 days door to door to LA USA... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Lincoln

Andrew Saunders

Pack and Send Lincoln went above and beyond to ensure my artwork was packed correctly and sent to Australia. Arrived in perfect condition. Thank you to Aneel and the team for outstanding customer service... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Hammersmith

Dennis Dracup

Amazingly fast! Customer messaged to say the package arrived two days after I delivered it to the depot. Friendly, cheerful and helpful staff at Hammersmith branch. Will definitely use these people again... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Guildford

Oliver Frankel

I used Pack & Send Guildford to pack and send a much-loved painting from the UK to Australia, and found them very professional and efficient. The painting arrived safe and sound in Sydney, wrapped and boxed perfectly, within less than a week of being picked up in the UK. I have no hesitation in recommending Pack n Send Guildford, and would happily use them again... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Spitalfields

Susanne Burri

Excellent service. Fair prices, responded very quickly and competently to my inquiries, and the delivery was speedy with all my shipped boxes received in good order... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Belfast East

Michael O'Dea

Highly professional service, secure packing, excellent communication and prompt delivery. What more could I ask for?... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Cambridge

April Cox

I recently sent most of my belongings to America through this company and I was very pleasantly surprised at how quickly they arrived! The staff were very helpful, friendly and made what I thought would be a stressful thing, actually very easy and straightforward. I would defiantly recommend them... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Richmond Park

Morgan Jackson

Fantastic, speedy and professional service. The Richmond team shipped an antique dining table and chairs for me to NYC and the recipient was overjoyed… Click box for more

PACK & SEND Salford Quays

Bandicoot Ltd

Collected packed and shipped six laptops from the UK to Spain. Also assisted in obtaining our EORI number. Very prompt and professional service. Would use it again... Click box for more

PACK & SEND Elephant & Castle

Delphine Lebourgeois

I used Pack and Send regularly for fragile framed artworks going all around the world, and the service is efficient, quick and reasonably priced. Excellent communication from the team as well. Highly recommended... Click box for more


If you want to talk to somebody about your specialist packaging and delivery requirements, call us on 0345 873 999 0

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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.

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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.

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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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