| Packing Your Artifacts for Shipping
At some point in collecting artifacts almost everyone eventually needs to
send one through the mail to sell, authenticate or simply share with
others. When you’re ready to send your artifacts to someone else, you
must observe a few simple safety rules to keep them safe and secure. It’s
prudent to take a little extra time packing than to learn that your artifact
has arrived in several pieces! Please note the following suggestions:
When shipping insure the package for a value that you feel comfortable with. I
will return the items the way I received them. I prefer that you send your
artifacts to my secure Post Office box: Bill Breckinridge, P.O. Box 10,
Leonard, Oklahoma 74043.
|Example of double boxing with filler in between the boxes to
hold the interior box in place.
|Below is a fragile ceramic pot that travelled across the continental United
States with no damage. This is the inner box that came inside another
larger box with several layers of bubble wrap to securely hold the smaller
box in place. There could be no movement of the inner box!
|Below is a box I recently received from a customer. Notice the excellent
layering and packing skills revealed in the layout of the artifacts.
|Customer used a rigid foam board on top to
protect contents. It's a great idea to use this
on top and bottom of a box.
|Next a layer of large bubble wrap covered the
entire compartmentalized contents.
|Underneath the bubble wrap were two boxes and a
bag with smaller bubble wrap and at their core lie
the very well protected artifacts.