Art & Antiques


At Mail Boxes Etc. we specialise in shipping and packing services for fine art, antiques and collectables

Let Mail Boxes Etc. take care of it

Whatever it is, and wherever you want it to go in the UK or the world, you can relax in the knowledge that we'll get it there safely. Buyers and sellers, collectors, dealers and auction houses all trust our professional expertise. We have long-established relationships with many auction houses and collect regularly from their premises.

The right carrier – a matter of choice

Whether you need express courier or worldwide shipping, no one else can offer you such a wide choice. Our partners are the best in the business and include Fedex, Parcelforce Worldwide and UPS. We'll match the service to your precise needs, every time. And for extra reassurance we also offer compensation cover and online tracking.

It's so much easier to do business with someone who thinks of everything

  • Collection service – from auction house to recipient
  • Expert packing
  • Compensation cover
  • Choose from UPS, FedEx and Parcelforce Worldwide
  • Customs paperwork
  • Tracking and proof of delivery

Request a Quote/Collection

Which service do you require?
Delivery address:
Auction House where item was purchased:
Sale number:
Lot number(s):
Total amount paid:
Is payment cleared? Yes   No
Details of item purchased: (ie, dimensions,weight,etc)
Do you require Liability Compensation? If so, what is the value?
Purchaser's name: (if different)
Purchaser's telephone: (if different)
Purchaser's address: (if different)


“We never hestitate to recommend Mail Boxes Etc. Their regular collections from our premises, specialist packing service and the choice of carriers they offer make them the ideal business partner for us and the best choice for our customers”

—Louise Asser, Managing Director, Boningtons Valuers & Auctioneers

“The binoculars were received in excellent undamaged condition. I want to thank you for selecting a packer who did an excellent job.”

—Alan at David Adams

“The two wine funnels were so well packed, if I ever consider bidding items from Bohams it will be with the supportive reassurance that your company does a great job in shipping. Thank you.”

—John Bliss, Private Buyer

“Mail Boxes Etc. visit us regularly for collections, spend about two hours in our warehouse doing the packing, and take everything away. They represent very good value to our customers and what they do is now an essential part of the service we offer.”

—Andrew Hartley, Hartleys Auctioneers

“Thanks for the superb job you did in packing the silver shop, created by Mulvany & Rogers. It arrived in perfect condition.”

—Eloise Gorski, Every Little Detail Concierge

First, I want to thank you for the superb job of packing all of my finds from this trip. Absolutely everything came through in perfect order. You did a remarkable job.”

—Randall Hopkins, Private Buyer