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Old 07-13-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
Alicia Kornick Alicia Kornick is offline
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Shipping framed pastel to Germany




I had serious sticker shock today. The cost of shippiing a framed (with glass) 16 x 20 pastel to Germany from the US by UPS would be $350.

Any suggestions by those who do a lot of shipping would be much appreciated.

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Old 07-13-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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Alicia,

Is this price including the price of boxing the art for you? Because if you buy your own packaging system, if ought to reduce your sticker shock.

I've used a box from this co: http://www.airfloatsys.com/shop/index.php
and have used just one box - over and over - for shipping (I reinforced it with packaging tape to help it last longer).

Hope this helps.

Also, here's some links from this web site on the subject:

http://forum.portraitartist.com/show...light=shipping

http://www.portraitartist.com/resources/shipping.htm
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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Thanks Julie,

I googled "shipping pastels" yesterday and came across AirFloat. Yes, that was a price for packaging the work, but I could buy an airline ticket and take it myself for that price!

I will also check with FedEx, looks like people on the Forum have better luck with them than UPS.

Thanks for the links too.

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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Fedex has special shipping services for fine art which are not so expensive unless, but the insurance might change the prices.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:20 PM   #5
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Claudemir,

Unfortunately, FedEx no longer has a special rate for shipping art, but they are more reasonable than UPS.

I did order a box from AirFloat Systems for $80 including their shipping fees. These boxes can be re-used (If you can get the person to mail it back!!). I understand shipping charges in Germany are higher than here in the US.

Thanks to all for the great advice.

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When I shipped a psstel, I removed the glass, and they had a framer install it there.
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April is right. I recommend you not ship the glass.

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