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How to Ship Lanterns and Candle Holders

Moroccan lanterns are popular decorative items. They are usually made with intricately carved metal frames with clear or colored glass panels. They can be fitted with electric bulbs and used as a pendant lamp or as a votive candle holder. These lanterns come in different shapes and sizes, from mass-produced home store knock-offs to rare…

September 17, 2014
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How to Ship a Bisque Doll

Antique doll collecting is a lucrative hobby. One of the most popular antique dolls is bisque dolls or those with heads and extremities made from fragile porcelain. Common to these types of dolls are those with sleep eye mechanisms, which allow their eyes to close and open depending on the doll’s position. Attached to a…

September 11, 2014
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How to Ship Perfume Bottles

Perfume bottles, particularly antique or vintage ones, are highly collectible because of their uniqueness and beauty. Those made from centuries ago are highly prized not only for their history but also for their exquisite craftsmanship. During those days, perfume bottles are painstakingly hand-crafted and thus, one-of-a-kind. Perfume bottles of recent years are usually mass-produced by…

August 24, 2014
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How to Ship Glass Baby Bottles

Many parents are preferring glass baby bottles over plastic ones because of concerns about the former containing a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) which is linked to some health issues. While they are more expensive, breakable, and heavier than their plastic counterparts, glass baby bottles ensure that no harmful chemical leak into milk babies consume….

July 18, 2014
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How to Ship Polymer Clay Sculptures

Polymer clay is a synthetic modeling material that has become popular among artists, hobbyists, and children. It is easy to work with and readily available in craft, hobby, and art stores. Polymer clay is usually used for making figurines, beads and fashion jewelry, doll heads and extremities, refrigerator magnets, and other decorative items. After sculpting,…

July 10, 2014
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How to Ship Glass Mosaic Crafts

Glass mosaic crafts make unique gift items. Colorful glass pieces turn ordinary objects into works of art. Sea glass from the beach, glass beads, broken glass plates, and other glass items are used to create patterns and designs on vases, tabletops, lamps, luminaries to make them unique art pieces. Glass pieces can also be used…

July 7, 2014
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How to Ship Swimming Goggles

Swimming goggles are forms of protective eyewear that allow the wearer to see clearly underwater. They are usually watertight to prevent water, whether from the ocean or a chlorinated pool, from irritating the eyes or blurring vision. Goggles are essential equipment when swimming or snorkeling in the sea to better appreciate underwater marine life. They…

April 30, 2014
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How to Ship Nesting Bowls

Nesting bowls are useful and versatile containers for food preparation, serving, and storage. Microwave and oven safe bowls are also available. These bowls can be made from a variety of materials such as plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, ceramic, and glass. The stackable design makes it easy to store and organize. A set of nesting bowls…

March 18, 2014
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How to Ship Teacups

Teacups are some of the most popular items to collect. They do not take up a lot of room and can be easily displayed. Antiques and those which come with matching saucers are most sought after. If you are a serious collector you might prefer entire sets complete with a teapot, creamer, and sugar bowls!…

March 14, 2014
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How to Ship Light Bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs are fragile items that require proper packing when being shipped. These bulbs typically have glass globes that could easily break on impact, and thus, should be well-cushioned and protected. Whether shipping brand new or busted incandescent light bulbs (yes, there is a market for burned out bulbs which are used for making…

March 5, 2014
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How to Ship a Resin Model

Resin models are scale model figures of various subjects including popular personalities, anime characters, aircraft and ships, movie monsters, animals, dinosaurs, and firearms. Resin kits, also called garage kits, are available for hobbyists to assemble, paint and display. For some, assembling resin kits have become a lucrative business, selling the finished products to collectors. Most…

February 9, 2014
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How to Ship a Decanter

A decanter is a vessel used for serving or storing wines and other alcoholic beverages such as cognac and whiskey. It can be made from a variety of inert materials such as glass, crystal, or porcelain and usually comes with a stopper. There are a wide variety of shapes and forms of decanters from simply…

January 26, 2014
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How to Ship Bakeware

Bakeware comprises of cooking containers intended for use inside an oven. These items can be made from such materials as ceramic, glass, aluminum, silicone, cast iron, and other metals. They come in a variety of forms designed for specific uses such as for baking casseroles, cakes, cookies, loaves of bread, and pies. Because of the…

December 26, 2013
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How to Ship Depression Glassware

During the years of the Great Depression in the United States, many glass manufacturers produced glassware that became known as Depression glass. These mass-produced molded glass items were made as a cheap alternative to fine bone china. Apart from their affordability, these items are known for their wide array of bright colors. Some were even…

December 3, 2013
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How to Ship a Snow Globe

A snow globe also called a” water globe” or “snowdome,” is a transparent sphere, usually made of glass or plastic, enclosing a miniaturized scene inside. It is filled with water with antifreeze (glycerin or glycol) and small pieces of white plastic or glitter that serve as “snow.” These items are popular gift items for both…

November 18, 2013
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How to Ship a Glass Bowl

For many, shipping items made from glass can be a daunting task, and for valid reasons. Glass is very fragile, and rough handling during transit could shatter a precious glass item into smithereens if proper packing precautions are not observed prior to shipping. To avoid such costly accidents, here are some tips on how to…

November 17, 2013
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How to Ship Decorative Plates

Decorative ceramic plates or platters are popular collectibles that are usually used as decorations for homes. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be hand-painted or sculpted with intricate designs. These items can be hanged on the wall or placed on a stand as tabletop decor. Antique plates or pieces from…

October 20, 2013
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How to Ship a Glass Cutting Board

Glass cutting boards are versatile kitchen tools. Usually made from scratch-resistant, break-resistant, tempered glass, this type of cutting board is known to resist food stains and odors. They are also very easy to clean and prevent food contamination. Apart from being used as a surface to slice a variety of food items such as fruits…

October 15, 2013
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How to Ship a Shot Glass

Shot glasses are some of the most sought-after collectibles. Almost every souvenir shop in museums, zoos, theme parks, and other tourist attractions in every part of the world has a shot glass to offer.  They can be cheap numbers emblazoned with printed designs or rare ones made from crystal. Vintage shot glasses are also highly…

August 25, 2013
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How to Ship Homemade Ceramic Tiles

Pottery has become more than just a hobby for many enthusiasts. An increasing number of pottery hobbyists have ventured into selling their creations, providing an extra source of income while enjoying the craft. Apart from dinnerware, vases, bowls, and mugs, another pottery item that is increasing in popularity is ceramic tiles that can be used…

August 16, 2013
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