Lunch boxes have been a part of American childhood for over 80 years. It was in the 1930’s that the first metal lunch boxes appeared. However, things didn’t get really interesting until the 1950’s, when television characters began appearing on the side of lunchboxes. Today, collectors seek out vintage metal lunchboxes, as well as the thermoses that were contained inside.
What’s the best way to ship a vintage metal lunchbox?
Even though the lunchbox has survived some tough days in the school yard, you want to give it an added level of care and attention when packing a vintage metal lunchbox for shipping. Like any antique or collectible, it needs protection from the knocks, drops, kicks and slips that can occur during transit.
Going to a Boston packing and shipping store will give you access to custom crating and superior packing materials. Custom crating sounds expensive, but what it really is is the careful selection and construction of boxes specially sized to best hold your items. The best shipping crates will only have enough room for your item and the packing materials: you don’t want a lot of space for your lunchbox to slide around, getting dented and damaged in the process.Condition is everything in the collectible lunch box world.
Choose a Boston shipping company experienced in shipping antiques. They’ll know to fill the inside of your vintage lunchbox with packaging material to help it remain intact and undamaged during transit. Special care must be taken to protect the surface of the lunchbox: you don’t want scratches in the image, or to have the color flaking off.(This is true for plastic lunchboxes as well, which are beginning to attract a following!)
When you’re shipping antiques and collectibles, it is important to secure the right amount of insurance coverage. That way your interests are protected in case of accident. Your Boston shipping expert can help you secure the right amount of insurance coverage for your collectible lunch box.