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Phonograph and horn (No. 7859331)

Length x Width x Height
Phonograph and horn
30 x 30 x 30 cm
3 kg
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Total weight:
3 kg
517 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, East Sussex, Lewes

From 5 Jul 2021 to 8 Jul 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Lancashire, Lancaster

Flexible dates

Antiques transportation

Antiques are part of the most problematic section of loads – Delicate Goods. It means that the antiques are extremely breakable and prone to damages during shipment. With antiques, there is also about its value, because usually antiques are very costly cargo. This is why in the eyes of a possible hauler antiques can be not just tricky but also possibly problematic load (usually the customer wants some form of guarantee in case something happen to the load). Naturally it might have an impact on the price of shipment. Moreover you might get less quotes than you would get when looking for e.g. motorcycle shipment, but that shouldn’t worry you – with fragile goods transportation smaller amount of quotes doesn’t affect their quality. The quotes you’ll get, will be made by transport providers who know how to best ship antiques.

What kind of things belong in the Antiques subcategory? Almost every item that is of considerable worth because of how old and rare they are. When talking about “antiques” people often mean very old wardrobes, tables, chairs and so on which value grew considerably with time. Is there any difference comparing regular furniture transportation and antiques transportation?

Most importantly, you should consider the materials that were used to make them. You must remember, that modern beds and tables are already designed with the matter of transportation in mind. Wardrobes, beds and bookshelves can travel thousands of kilometers from the factory to the store and then to the customer’s place. That’s why it is natural for them to be made with strong materials that must be resistant to being transported even on long routes. When it comes to antiques the logic was quite different. The antique tables and wardrobes were made locally, and therefore there was rarely the need to ship the furniture hundreds of kilometers. That’s why they could be made  much more intricately as well as from more fragile materials.

That’s a major issue for modern transportation and for owners of antiques – how to best secure antiques for shipment and how to without problems transport cargos which are that delicate and of considerable worth. With extreme caution, that’s for sure. Be sure to secure every part protruding from the main shape of your load with layers of bubble wrap. If you are transporting antique furnitures in a cardboard, remember to use extra layers of foam peanuts – they are meant to eliminate any vibrations on the road, which could damage your cargo.

If you are planning shipment of antique furniture there is one last thing to remember – almost all of them are not designed to be disassembled safely and that’s why they ought to be shipped as a whole. 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 in previous paragraphs, antiques are a costly load, which is why it’s smart to search for a carrier with carrier liability insurance. This will ensure you receive compensation if anything happen to your antiques during transportation. And of course it would be smartest to find a transport provider with previous experience with shipping antiques, as when it comes to fragile cargos, professional transport provider’s know-how cannot be overestimated.