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How to Properly Pack and Ship a Friable Artwork

Friable artwork pieces are made from insecure media such as soft pastel and charcoal drawings. These pieces are very fragile as they can easily smear and smudge. Thus, they are best transported hand-carried to avoid damage. If they must be shipped through a courier, the pieces must be properly packed to prevent damage from vibration…

January 8, 2015
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Guide to Shipping Tickets and Documents

Admission tickets are any vouchers used to allow permission to services such as transportation, entry to establishments like amusement parks or tourist attractions, or access to events such as concerts, performances, sports matches, or any other form of entertainment or recreation. Tickets usually indicate that one has paid for admission and can be used by…

December 11, 2014
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How to Ship Trading Cards

A trading card is a collectible item usually made out of paperboard or thick paper. It is typically associated with sports such as baseball can also deal with non-sports subjects such as cartoons, comic book characters, television series and films. Vintage trading cards are sought after by avid collectors and can fetch large amount of…

September 23, 2014
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How to Ship a Check Via Mail

Sending a check via mail is generally safe. It used to be a popular payment method when online banking and electronic payment became the easier, quicker and less worrisome choice. Today, mailing checks is still a reliable way to send payment. However, caution must be practiced when shipping a check to ensure that don’t get…

September 9, 2014
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How to Ship Paper Collectibles

Collecting ephemera, or paper collectibles is a popular hobby. These collectibles consist of any written or printed matter which was not meant to be retained or preserved but are now valuable because they survived the passing of time. These may include advertising trade cards, airsickness bags, bookmarks, catalogs, greeting cards, sheet music, letters, pamphlets, postcards,…

July 2, 2014
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How to Ship Gift Certificates Via Mail

Gift cards, gift certificates and everything of the sort have become prominent gift items in recent times. They are excellent presents if you have no time to shop for actual gifts or having a hard time thinking of the best item to give. They give the recipient the chance to pick something that he or…

June 17, 2014
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How to Ship Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a popular material used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, and other buildings. Apart from paper, this type of wall covering can be made from fabric, vinyl and other materials. Wallpaper also come in varying widths and designs, including repeating patterns or a single large design created over a…

February 4, 2014
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How to Ship Vintage Sheet Music

Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of music notation of songs from the stage, television, movies and radio. Old sheet music featuring stage performances and singers of yesteryear are popular among music aficionados.  Some buy them to use the pages in crafts. Others collect vintage sheet music for their covers featuring colorful drawings…

January 6, 2014
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How to Ship Art Prints

A print is an art form that uses printing techniques such as etching, lithography, and screen print to transfer a composition from a surface to a piece of paper. One advantage of this process is that numerous impressions can be made from a single composition. The artist determines the number of prints to make for…

October 2, 2013
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How to Ship a DVD Slipcover

Slipcover, also known as slipcase or sleeve, is the cardboard cover that comes with some DVDs when purchased at a retail store. This is not the DVD keep case itself but a thin piece of cardboard that slides over and protects the DVD case.  Some slipcases are designed to accommodate several DVD keep cases such…

September 30, 2013
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How to Ship Antique Maps

Maps have become more than just a navigator’s tool that will help him get from Point A to Point B with the least hassles and in the shortest way possible. Today, maps, particularly old ones, are collected not only for their value and historical significance but also as works of art.  Framed antique maps make…

July 23, 2013
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How to Ship an Heirloom Bible

An heirloom Bible, one that is passed down from one generation to another, is considered as one of the most precious and invaluable possession a Christian family can own. Highly revered and well taken care of, an heirloom Bible can last for eternity. However, time can take its toll on any Bible. You can protect…

July 2, 2013
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How to Ship Textbooks Cheaply

In this age of ebooks and the internet, textbooks are still primary educational tools that students can’t live without. Many enterprising students sell their old textbooks in online auction sites and earn a few bucks in the process. Others give them out to family or friends who might have the need for them or donate…

March 29, 2013
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How to Ship Manuscripts

Having second thoughts on shipping an important manuscript? Don’t worry, it is safe and easy to send out your manuscript as long as you follow the proper procedures so that it arrives without unwanted folds, creases, and damage.  The key is to place the manuscript in an appropriate container such as an appropriate-sized padded mailer….

August 10, 2011
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How to Properly Pack and Ship Comic Books

Collecting comic books has become a multi-million dollar industry. The avid collector is willing to shell out huge amounts of cash just to get their hands on rare or most-wanted editions. Shipping comic books require utmost care and attention because some comics can get so expensive. No collector would ever want to receive a damaged…

July 21, 2011
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How to Ship a Poster

Collecting movie posters has become a very popular hobby for an increasing number of people. Some even spend a lot of money just to get rare ones to include in their collection. If you are planning to ship a poster to someone locally or internationally, proper packing procedures must be observed to ensure that they…

July 5, 2011
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How to Pack and Ship Printed Photographs

In this day and age of computers, it is a breeze to send out photographs in digital form through email. However, there are those who still want the printed format so that they can put them in frames for display. Shipping printed photographs can be tricky. It must be properly packed for mailing to prevent…

June 10, 2011
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How to Ship Important Documents in a Tube

Some documents need to be rolled and placed in tube containers when being shipped to avoid getting damaged. Mailing documents like charts, art, blueprints, maps, and other items have a higher risk of getting destroyed when they are sent flat. Mailing tubes require different handling than a flat parcel. Here’s how to ship important documents…

June 9, 2011
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How to Ship Baseball Cards via Mail

Shipping rare and expensive baseball cards can get a bit nerve-wracking. Because of their value, both material and sentimental, baseball cards must be properly packed before shipping to ensure that they don’t get lost, wet or damaged. Here are some tips on how to pack and ship baseball cards to ensure that your treasured items…

June 9, 2011
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How to ship a book without spending too much

Shipping books through standard mail can get very expensive.  Here’s how to ship a book without breaking the bank: send it through Media Mail! Here are practical tips on how to properly pack and ship a book via USPS Media Mail: Place the book inside a large mailer or a shipping envelope (preferably with bubble…

June 8, 2011
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