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Patricia Savage <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:00:24 -0500
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Hi Cons,
You may want to contact Bev, 870-5342. Since she's a gallery owner, she 
may know best how to safely ship multiple paintings in a crate.

You may also want to invest in a "glass skin" product from Airfloat. 
This product is a wide roll of tape which you can use to cover the 
entire surface of the painting. The idea being that if the glass breaks, 
it stays attached to the skin and doesn't fall onto the surface of the 
painting. I have not had my glass break using this product, although 
that's probably just luck too.

Patricia Savage
816 Valerie Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
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Joan Lee wrote:
> According to the local shipper, the "Do not lay flat..." warning is a 
> guideline only. Carriers make boxes fit in the most space conserving 
> way. A UPS driver (one who delivered from airport to UPS facility 
> where stuff was sorted before home delivery) said that boxes are 
> stacked as necessary, and sometimes a loader has to walk across boxes. 
> There is no other way to load efficiently.
> The post office has started using "flat rate boxes" that help 
> alleviate the stacking problems caused by odd size and multi size 
> containers.
> "nuff said about shipping individual pictures.  Moving a household is 
> another matter.
> If you are using a commercial moving company I would suggest letting 
> them pack for you. It costs a little more, but, as I have witnessed, 
> the packers are fast and efficient. Inform your sales rep about the 
> pictures and discuss this with him or her. If anything gets broken the 
> moving company is liable. You pack=your problem. I have moved a couple 
> of times in recent years and highly recommend this. And check out the 
> reputation of your moving company! I hired one company out of 
> Portland, Maine, and was deeply disappointed with the two men who 
> showed up to take my stuff to their warehouse before shipping to 
> another state. They took all morning to load, took several cigarette 
> breaks, and billed me for time. My complaint to their office fell on 
> deaf ears as the sales rep there told me that those men were, indeed, 
> efficient and experienced loaders. Yeah right.   I have also hired a 
> company in Naperville, Illinois, and another in Hershey, PA, to move 
> my stuff and they could not have been more professional and helpful. I 
> used North American in every move.  Joan
> On Jan 11, 2010, at 9:21 AM, Consie Powell wrote:
> First off, thank you, Bruce, for the excellent article on Shipping Art 
> Work in the December GNSI Newsletter. It was very well done, and 
> helpful with tidbits to add to present knowledge.
> But it has also gotten me to thinking, and I would like to get some 
> input from folks out there in listserv land. This is instigated by 
> looking at the figure 1 photo of the shipping box from Airfloat 
> Systems. I see that it says "Do Not Drop or Lay Flat", and has arrows 
> pointing up along the flat sides, meaning that during shipping it 
> should travel on edge, so that nothing heavy can be placed on top of 
> it. All makes sense, no problem. But this is bringing to mind 
> something I will be doing very, very soon: packing up dozens of pieces 
> of framed artwork that are presently on our walls, to be loaded in the 
> moving van with all our other worldly belongings to travel, at the end 
> of this month, from NC to MN.
> In the past, when I have boxed up some framed artwork that we've taken 
> somewhere in our own truck, I've wrapped, padded, and packed very 
> carefully, but have done it flat. Granted, I know what's in the box, 
> my husband is packing the boxes in the truck and as such makes sure 
> they are at the top, and they've come thru fine. But this time, it's 
> ALL our framed art. And it will go with the movers, not with us. So, 
> the question is: can any of you share with me your experiences of how 
> best to pack your art for a big move? Should I have pieces of framed 
> art floating well padded in an upright position in their shipping 
> boxes? Am I asking for trouble doing it flat? I will be putting 
> multiple pieces of like-sized art in boxes together.
> Any input any of you have on this will be most appreciated! Thanks.....
> Consie

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