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Send Collectables by Courier

Collectable items come in many guises, from modern in demand items that are sought after by the masses to niche areas that capture the interest of a select few.

Wherever your passion lies, when you need to send a collectable item by courier, we have a delivery service that will suit your needs. On top of this, we can offer insurance (exclusions for items made from glass or other similar fragile materials apply) up to £20,000.00 to protect your collectable item(s) whilst in transit for just 2.00% of the stated value (exclusions apply).

Collectable and rare items that we often ship include:

Sending antique furniture to and from the United Kingdom. It should be noted that most of the furniture that we deliver are smaller items as larger items would generally require a pallet (please contact us for pallet shipping).

Over the last few years we have seen a resurgence of people sending vinyl records, whilst we agree that the sound quality of vinyl can be vastly superior to lossy digital music, it requires very expensive turntables and tone arms to bring out the real quality of this medium. Perhaps just a fad, or a real return to analogue music?

The shipping of Pop figures and original Star Wars figures (in original, unopened packaging) are other examples of collectable items that are sent through our delivery services, not to mention various collectable dolls and plush toys that are shipped with us.

And of course, we also send stamp collections and deliver rare coins and military medals, all timeless hobbies that have a relatively large collector community around the world.

Sending Classic car parts is another area that we have seen a lot of growth over the past few years, we regularly send classic British car parts to Japan and China, and likewise we also import car parts for foreign marques in to the United Kingdom, whilst not always collectable classic cars, they are most certainly rare.

We send comic books and trading cards on behalf of several dealers, although we don't send these collectables as often as the other areas that we have mentioned above.

Remember, if you are sending rare or collectable items through our services and choose to purchase additional insurance, you cannot simply state an arbitrary price of what you think an item is worth, you must also be able to put provenance on that price should the need for a claim arise, such as a sales receipt (what you paid for or sold the item for) or evidence of previous sales elsewhere.

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

In order for the collectable item that you are sending to be covered by insurance, it must be adequately packaged, even if this means placing the item in two outer double walled cardboard boxes with ample packing material such as bubble wrap or polystyrene chips protecting the item.

We also recommend taking photographs that depict the item in good order, and should they exist, capture any serial numbers or visually distinguishing marks, and finally take photographs of the item in its boxed or packaged state. Our insurer also stipulates that there should be no labels or markings visible on the outer packaging that references what maybe inside, this is especially important when sending high value or sought after items.

Use our 'Send a Parcel' tool above to see how much you will save when you send collecable or rare items with Overland Express.

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I am SO impressed with this company and the service they offer!!! My daughter lives in France and I wanted to send her some perfume and other 'girlie' things for her 29th bday. My parcel got collected from my house Monday afternoon this week and my daughter received it on Wednesday - in 2 days!!! So impressed and will def be using them again!!!

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Perfume delivery within EU

I used their specialist road services to send perfumes from the UK to EU. I've got a good price and my box arrived safely. Customer service is great too, as I had to modify the pick-up date.

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I've been using them for a while now, for the tyre service. If you are reading this now, I can stand on my feet and say use them and you will be happy of the service you will receive as I am always. Cheers to the team.

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Specialist Areas

If you are sending liquids, paints, perfumes or wheels, please press the tile below that best suits your requirements.

Why Choose Overland Express?

Save Money

If you are looking for an affordable parcel delivery service, we can provide you with some of the lowest rates available. We have negotiated large discounts for sending parcels through the major carriers and pass these onto our customers.

Save Time

Fast, easy, and efficient online booking with our send a parcel tool, allows you to quickly compare courier prices and choose the delivery service that suits you.

Wide Choice

We partner with industry leaders, such as DHL, UPS, DPD and FedEx, giving you a wide range of choices when sending documents and parcels, on an express or economy service. With timed delivery options for more urgent items.

Fully Tracked

We provide you with full tracking details, to allow you or the receiver, to track your parcel throughout its journey.

This includes SMS text messages to advise you when the parcel will arrive.

Alternatively, you can use the tracking page on our website to provide the current location of your parcel.

Specialist Areas

Besides traditional parcel delivery, we specialise in niche areas, such as sending musical instruments, alloy wheel delivery, paints, perfume's and electrical items containing lithium batteries, including mobile phone and laptop delivery.

Be sure to use the correct page when sending these items, this is to prevent prohibited items from being sent through the wrong service.

Customer Service

You can easily contact us by phone, email or live chat. We are always available during working hours, to answer any enquiries.

With over a quarter of a century of experience, we offer the highest level of customer service and make sure that we exceed our customer's expectations, by providing industry leading solutions to their needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I send collectable items overseas?
A. Yes you can, but be mindful of local laws as some collecable items may prohibited due to an inappropriate logo or slogan.

Q. I am sending a rare item, how do I state the value for insurance purposes?
A. The value should be the amount that you have sold them for. This should be backed up with an official receipt from the platform where the item was sold, for example eBay.

Q. My collectable items are extremely expensive, can they be insured?
A. We can insure the majority of items through booking process, should an item exceed £20,000.00, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Q. I need to send an ornamental sword, can this be sent through this service?
A. No - Weapons of any discription cannot be sent through this service, this includes anything that would visually represent a weapon or parts thereof.

Q. Can I send hunting trophies, animal skins or items made from ivory?
A. No - These items are prohibited by the majority of couriers and if being sent abroad, would most likely be confiscated by customs authorities.

Q. I wish to send a current edition coin that is valued at more than the face value, can it be insured for its collectable value?
A. No - Coins and banknotes that are considered legal tender are prohibited by the courier companies.