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Preparing Antiques for Shipment

Artwork, antiques, glassware and other delicate items can have sentimental and monetary value for the sender and receiver alike, so ensuring safety of the items during transit is of the utmost importance. Improper packaging is the biggest cause of damages during transport. Get more familiar with uShip’s shipping process by visiting our cost-to-ship special care items page. There you can view past special care transport transactions as they happened.

For packing artwork- constructing the box yourself is simple and the materials needed are easily found if you don’t already own them. Special made strong boxes are available, though costly. When shipping glassware and other delicate objects, proper wrapping and packaging techniques ensure safe delivery and a happy recipient. Check out our Fragile Shipping Guide for more insider tips on packaging your breakables.

If you are shipping antiques choosing the right special care transporter is as important as how you prepare and package the piece. With furniture it’s important to provide ample time for shipment preparations and the actual shipment, as well as thoroughly communicating the needs of your antique with your service provider.

When it comes to shipping a piano or moving a pool table, professional piano or pool table movers are a must because of the weight/size of the objects and their sensitivity to improper movements. You may want to consider a white glove moving service.

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