Moving extraordinary value items presents the extraordinary challenge of careful preparation and planning. This is especially true when moving your collectibles.
There is a wide range of extraordinary items that people choose to collect. Consider the following advice when moving your treasured collection. Coins, stamps and sports cards are items, which can be transported quite easily. Make sure that your collection is securely packed in a suitably sized container, is sealed and labeled. If your collection is rare and of real extraordinary value, consider moving it yourself or make sure that your carrier is aware of the value and that you have insurance to cover damage or loss.
Great care should be exercised when packing and moving china, crystal and delicate porcelain. Be sure to individually wrap each item in fine tissue and place them into specially designed compartment containers. Plates should be packed standing on edge. Stemware should be placed in individual corrugated cylinders. Use Styrofoam peanuts to fill in spaces.
Collectible dolls, figurines and sculptures should be packed like other breakable items. They should be individually wrapped with tissue and placed in appropriately sized compartment containers. Use soft tissue, bubble wrap or Styrofoam peanuts to fill in spaces. Note: crumpled newspaper is not an ideal packing medium as it can bleed ink onto your collectibles.
Collectible knives and other delicate collectibles are best moved when packed in their original boxes. Such boxes are specifically designed for the product and offer the very best protection during shipping. If the original box is not available, pack the collectible in an appropriately sized container, cushion it with bubble wrap or Styrofoam peanuts and secure the box with stretch wrap.
Always remember to label boxes containing breakables with ‘fragile’. Also helpful are arrows marking ‘which way up’.
Be sure that your mover is aware of the value of your collectibles. You will want to have pictures of your collectibles in case you need to make a claim over damage or loss as a result of moving.