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2 model sail boats x 2 (No. 8175528)

2 model sail boats x 2
Length x Width x Height
2 model sail boats
90 x 30 x 70 cm
1 kg
Are the dimensions precise?
Is it packed?
Total weight:
2 kg
3013 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Casares

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Ireland, County Kildare, Athgarvan

Flexible dates

Antiques transportation

Antiques are part of one of the more problematic section of cargos – Delicate Goods. That’s because the antiques are very delicate and can be easily damaged during shipment. When it comes to antiques, one cannot forget about its value, as usually antiques are very valuable load. Therefore for a future hauler antiques can be not just tricky but also possibly troublesome load (usually the client demands some kind of guarantee in case something happen to the load). Naturally it might affect the cost of transportation. Moreover you might receive less quotes than you would receive while searching for let’s say car shipment, however that is not a big deal – with fragile goods transportation smaller amount of quotes usually have nothing to do with their professionalism. The quotes you’ll receive, will be made by haulers that know how to best ship antiques.

What kind of things belong in the Antiques subcategory? Almost every item that is of considerable worth due to how old and rare they are. By “antiques” people often mean very old wardrobes, tables, chairs and so on that grew really valuable with time. What is the difference between regular furniture shipment and antiques transportation?

Most importantly, you should bear in mind the materials that were used to make them. Don’t forget, that modern wardrobes and sofas are being made with their shipment in mind. Wardrobes, beds and bookshelves can travel many kilometers from the factory to the store and further to the customer’s house. So it’s natural that they are made from strong materials that must be resistant to being transported from place to place. With antiques the logic was quite different. The antique furniture were often made locally, so there was rarely any reason to transport them on longer routes. Therefore they could be made  much more intricately and using even very delicate materials.

It can be challenging for present-day transportation and for owners of antiques – what is the best way to prepare antiques for transportation and how to without problems ship loads which are that delicate and valuable. With extreme caution, that’s for sure. Remember to secure every part that stands apart from the main shape of the item with layers of bubble wrap. When shipping antiques in a cardboard, remember to use a thick layer of foam peanuts – they are meant to absorb any tremors during shipment, which could be harmful for your load.

When preparing shipment of antique furniture there is another thing to keep in mind – almost all of them cannot be dismantled safely and therefore ought to be shipped in one piece. This affects the choice of a proper vehicle, as not all of the transporting vehicles will have enough room for an antique furniture set to be transported safely.

As mentioned before, antiques are a costly load, and that’s why it’s smart to search for a transport provider with carrier liability insurance. This will ensure you receive compensation if something happen to your antiques during shipment. And of course it would be best to search for a transport provider that has at least some history with shipping antiques, as when it comes to fragile loads, professional transport provider’s knowledge is truly invaluable.