“We live in a disposable society. Everything is made to throw away. Paper plates. Styrofoam cups. It all goes in the trash.” Rosalinda is preparing to send a china platter to one of her customers. “It’s nice that there are people who still appreciate the fine old things.”
Shipping fragile antique items, such as china platters, lampshades, and fine porcelain, doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. Working with a Massachusetts shipping service that specializes in shipping antiques makes it easy.
Here’s how it works: Every antique item needs the proper packaging and packing materials in order to make it to its destination safely and in one piece. At the same time, freight carrier companies – the people who actually transport your item from one destination to the next – have specific requirements about the size, shape, and composition of the packages they carry.
Boston Pack and Ship provides custom crating for fragile antiques. Custom crating includes specially designed and built wooden shipping crates for antique furniture, shipping crates for artwork, and strong cardboard boxes for china, glassware and collectibles. Custom crates are sized to contain an optimized amount of protective packing material to prevent breakage. Newly built shipping crates and cartons are a better choice than repurposed or recycled used cardboard boxes because they are stronger and offer more protection.
Different types of antiques require different types of packing material. We work closely with our clients to individually select the ideal packing for your items. We have a wide range of packing materials in stock at all times. We also offer the most cutting-edge shipping technology: foam in place packing is an innovative expanding foam that forms a protective hard shell around your delicate items.
A wide range of insurance coverages and tracking capabilities means peace of mind. You’ll know where your antique item is throughout the shipping process. The best insurance coverage protects your investment.
Do you have questions about shipping antiques in Massachusetts? Give us a call today. We’re here to help.