Alban Shipping can provide a specialist insurance policy to protect your valuables should an accident occur. Our policy offers comprehensive insurance for works of art, antiques, collectables and other items from the time we collect them to the time they are delivered to your door.
Our drivers carry digital cameras with them and make visual notes of any damage prior to our collection. These pictures will be passed onto the client for their consideration.
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We also ensure that all the correct documentation is complete to enable smooth and quick customs clearance. From UK export licences, Carnets and International CITES permits, to BADA and LAPADA antique declarations, we make certain that your shipment avoids unnecessary delays and complications.
Alban Shipping also provides auction houses with a Certificate of Shipment for each item once it is safely dispatched. We also use the online UK Customs & Excise New Export System (NES) for UK customs entries. These too are forwarded to auction houses as a requirement for aspects of VAT refunds upon export.
Picture hanging services
Our experienced staff can help if you have works of art that need to be removed from walls and rehung. Recent work included the removal of ten large ornate framed works of art from a stately home and rehanging them after restoration.
"Thank your team for all you did to safely remove and reinstate the pictures from the Dining Room. I was particularly delighted with the overall capability and care shown by your company, and I hope that we may be able to use your services again."
Robert Byng, Wrotham Park, Herts.
We can help arrange for restoration work to be carried out on your antiques by a member of theBritish Antique Furniture Restorers Association
. All members are listed on the Museums and Galleries Commission Register.