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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When making a parcel delivery booking with Overland Express you will have a choice of either Express or Road, Express deliveries are usually dispatched by Air. Road services, whilst slower, are also significantly cheaper than Express.
All of the delivery services that are supplied by Overland Express regardless of the courier provider, can be tracked online, either by following the links on this site or going directly to the courier web-site and entering the tracking number.
At Overland Express we offer several specialist service for difficult to send items, which includes Paints, Perfumes, Liquids, Alloy Wheels, Tyres, Watches, Jewellery and expensive items such as Musical Instruments, computers and Cameras.
Our customer services telephone support line is open on working days only, between 0830hrs and 1730hrs UK time. Outside of these house, please use the email facility to contact us, we will reply to all messages as soon as possible.