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How to Ship a Tiffany Lamp

A Tiffany lamp is a type of lighting fixture with a stained glass shade. They are part of the Art Nouveau movement and are considered highly collectible. The two most popular styles of the Tiffany lamps are the table top and pendant which both feature the stained glass shade.  Authentic Tiffany lamps are handcrafted following…

August 12, 2013
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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…

August 8, 2013
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How to Pack and Ship a Glass-Top Table

You are moving to a new location and want to take your tempered glass tabletop with you? Transporting the fragile glass item safely may look like an impossible task. But knowing the right way to pack it will ensure that it will arrive in its new destination safely and not in a heap of broken…

July 5, 2013
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How to Ship a Punch Bowl

A punch bowl is a container usually used to serve punch during parties. It is made from a variety of materials including glass, crystal, porcelain, and silver. Punch bowls usually come in sets which include cups, hooks, a serving ladle, and sometimes, a lid or stand. Antique punch bowls, especially those made by well-known manufacturers,…

May 2, 2013
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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…

March 27, 2013
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How to Ship Neon Signs

Neon signs are a great way to attract people into your business establishment. Restored vintage neon signs are also becoming popular interior design elements in modern homes. These signs are made of bent glass tubes filled with inert gases like neon which glows when activated by electricity. Whether shipping a neon sign to a buyer,…

March 26, 2013
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Packing Tips When Shipping Ceramics

Ceramic dishes, bowls, and vases are fragile items that require proper packing techniques to avoid scratches, chipping, or breakages during shipping. The key is to pack them with layers of packing materials to minimize movement in the box during transit. Here are some practical packing tips when shipping ceramics. The best way to avoid damages…

January 29, 2013
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How to Ship a Fish Tank

Transporting an aquarium has all the workings of a shipping failure: it’s bulky, hollow, and made of a fragile material. It may be a tedious and risky task but not impossible if proper precautions are met. If for any reason you need to ship a fish tank, bear in mind that these items are usually…

January 25, 2013
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How to Ship Beer

Shipping beer requires a bit more effort and patience compared to shipping any other beverage. For one, it is prohibited to send beer or any other alcoholic beverages via the United States Postal Service. Every state also has different regulations regarding the shipment of alcoholic drinks which involve permits and licenses if shipping commercial quantities…

December 27, 2012
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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…

December 4, 2012
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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…

November 27, 2012
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How to Ship Stained Glass Panels

Common sense dictates that anything that is made up of glass, such as a stained glass panel, must be handled with care when being transported. However, you cannot have an eye on your glass shipment at all times to ensure that it is always being handled with care during transit. Thus, it is a good…

November 22, 2012
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How to Pack and Ship a Ceramic Vase

When you ship a ceramic vase, it’s not enough to label every side of the package with “Handle with Care” or “Fragile.”  Shipping companies and the post office do not seem to care whether your package contains a precious crystal vase or an old pair of boots. Thus, the safety of the item being shipped…

October 19, 2012
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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…

October 8, 2012
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Easy Tips on Shipping an Antique Framed Mirror

A fragile and valuable item such as an antique mirror must be properly packed to ensure that it arrives in its destination in one solid and undamaged piece. Here are some valuable and easy tips on packing and shipping an antique framed mirror. The key to ensuring that the mirror avoids any damage during transit…

September 3, 2012
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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…

August 22, 2012
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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…

April 20, 2012
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How to Ship a Chandelier

Chandeliers must be properly packed prior to shipping to ensure that it arrives safely and in good condition. Because it consists of fragile components like lights bulbs, crystals ornaments, or glass shades, all these items must be removed from the chandelier body and packed individually.  Here are some tips on how to properly pack and…

September 21, 2011
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How to Pack and Ship a Framed Photograph

Photographs are the best way to preserve memories. A beautifully framed photograph of a loved one makes a unique gift for any occasion.  When sending a framed photograph, some precautions are required as the frame glass can easily get broken and damage the picture with the shards. Here are tips on how to properly pack…

August 26, 2011
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How to Ship a Hurricane Candle Holder

Usually made of glass, hurricane candle holders are elegant centerpieces on the dinner table. When shipping hurricane candle holders to customers or as gifts to friends or relatives, it must be properly padded, cushioned, and boxed to ensure that it arrives without scratches and in one piece.  Here are simple tips on how to pack…

July 20, 2011
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