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Shipping Glass and Breakables

Guide, tips and, information on how to ship glass and breakables items so they arrive undamaged and in good condition.

shipping a Lladro figurine

How to Ship a Lladro and Other Fragile Figurines

 Lladró is a Spanish company that produces exquisitely hand-crafted porcelain figurines. Pieces usually depict a variety of subjects including humans, animals, and flowers as well as functional art such as vases and lamps. Because of the secret blend of hard-paste porcelain, time-honored craftsmanship, and world-renowned name each Lladro figurine carries, they are most sought-after items …

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shipping a pocket watch

How to Ship a Pocket Watch

Pocket watches may not be the portable timepieces of choice of today’s fashionable set but the heightened interest in antique accessories has created an active collectibles market for these vintage timekeeping devices. These old chained watches, which come in either open-face or hunter-case varieties, are most sought after for their exquisite craftsmanship, precision movements, and …

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shipping venetian mirrors

How to Ship a Venetian Mirror

Venetian Mirrors are the most coveted decorative items because of their beauty. Genuine Venetian mirrors are handcrafted using traditional techniques, that have been handed down from generations of Italian glassmakers and artisans. Venetian Mirrors are known for their frames which are richly decorated with hand-cut, engraved, beveled, and polished small mirror pieces.  The mirror pieces …

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shipping blown glass items

How to Pack and Ship Blown Glass Items

Because of their unique beauty and the level of skills required to create them, hand-blown glass items are highly collectible and could get absurdly expensive. Every hand-blown vase, Champagne flute or decorative figurine is intricately hand made using traditional methods and age-old craftsmanship that cannot be replicated by any machine. This explains why these items …

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Important considerations when packing and shipping antiques

Shipping antiques have got to be one of the most difficult tasks to do because of the items fragile nature and high value. These items have aged with time and they have become sensitive to the elements. Furthermore, antiques are usually unique pieces that can’t be easily replaced when damaged during transit. This is why …

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Shipping miniature collectibles

Valuable tips for shipping miniature collectibles

Miniature collectibles come in a variety of forms.  They can be figurines, miniature villages, scale models, tiny tea sets, etc, and made from a variety of materials including plastic, porcelain, pewter, crystal, and wood. Because of their size, value and fragility, miniatures must be properly packed before shipping to ensure that they arrive in their …

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shipping bottled items

How to Prevent Leakages When Shipping Bottled Items

Bottled liquids such as homemade beverages and sauces must be properly sealed to ensure that they don’t leak during the shipping process.  Glass bottles are good containers for shipping liquids. However, they are heavier and can break if not properly packed.  If you are sending out homemade stuff but do not have the equipment to …

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