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Old 07-31-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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I'll be visiting the United States in a few weeks, and expect to purchase some art while there. I am, for example, going on a day trip to Monticello, where I'll purchase a large bust and a painting of Thomas Jefferson. I'll want to ship these items back to Norway, and take every precautionary measure to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition.

My question is this; can the employees at the NYC post offices securely package art items for me, or do I need to purchase the supplies somewhere else, and package the items myself? If so, do you know where? I'd prefer to be certain about this before my journey, as to prevent any unnecessary waste of time.
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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I'll be visiting the United States in a few weeks, and expect to purchase some art while there. I am, for example, going on a day trip to Monticello, where I'll purchase a large bust and a painting of Thomas Jefferson. I'll want to ship these items back to Norway, and take every precautionary measure to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition.

My question is this; can the employees at the NYC post offices securely package art items for me, or do I need to purchase the supplies somewhere else, and package the items myself? If so, do you know where? I'd prefer to be certain about this before my journey, as to prevent any unnecessary waste of time.
Unfortunately, YOU would have to pack these things. They sell this material at post offices, but you might be better off going to a Mailboxes Store or a UPS store and buying the items there. The post office employees, unfortunately, aren't able to do that because there is liability involved. You should be sure to purchase insurance for the items!
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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Personally, I wouldn't trust the post office with fragile items like canvases and marble busts to ship. You'd be better off using a private shipping services. There are probably ones that specialize in shipping large and fragile items.
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