Experts in fine art packing and shipping since 1999 
Tel: 01753 699750 


Sterling Art Services provide a whole host of packing and shipping services for all your fine art and antique requirements:  

Packing - Going that extra mile 

Secure in the knowledge that your items are protected from the start. We use a range of wrapping materials ensuring that they are suitable for the item in question. 
Every item is treated individually, wrapped and packed to ensure its safety during transit, whether it be temporary transit between addresses within London or full export packing for world-wide transits by air 
or sea. 
We will establish the most economical way to transport your property, keeping size and costs to a minimum. Reducing size, reduces freight and haulage costs. 
Wrapping materials include: 
Glassine or Tyvek 
Bubble-guard plus, Jiffy-guard soft 
Heavy-Duty air-cap (bubble) 
460CA Sheet board by Tri-wall (very strong, used to protect paintings, and as dividing panels within wooden cases). This board can also be used to make bespoke cartons to accommodate individual paintings and objects. 
Heavy-duty Double-wall cartons – off the shelf 
Very Heavy Duty Tri-wall Cartons/Cases – made to measure 
Ply-wood cases, re-usable if required – made to measure 
50mm and 25mm Acid-Free Foam sheets 
50mm Ether-foam for heavy duty objects 
50mm and 25mm Polystyrene 
Travel frames for unframed paintings and ornate frames – made to measure 

Worldwide shipping - Air, Land or Sea 

Complete shipment tracking and tracing procedure from door to door. 
Track your shipments (sign up required) 
We appreciate the demands and tight timelines thrust upon our clients. So we'll ensure your valued artwork reaches its destination as quickly and safely as possible. We offer worldwide shipping by air and sea, and European transport via land and air. 
We operate our own Fine Art Specific trucks to: 
For regular groupage services and rates contact us by telephone or email 
01753 699750 
Additional information can also be found in the European Schedule section. LINK 
We can arrange the complete service – collection, packing, freight, delivery, unpacking, removal of empty cases and disposal of packaging. 
European Truck Service 
One off services to and from Europe are becoming a regular occurance. We often send vehicles at a moments notice to destinations within UK and Europe to deliver or collect time definite properties. We can do the same for you at a competitive price. Please contact us for a quote. 
Twin-manned crews – not every company offer this as standard without charging extra for the privilege. 
Weekly service to: 
Fortnightly service to: 
Every three weeks to: 
Monthly to: 

Packing - Going that extra mile 

From a single piece of artwork to an installation of a full-scale exhibition. 
Available for same day service, time sensitive collections/deliveries. 
Wait and returns for ‘on-approval’ jobs. 
Our Vehicles 
We operate specially adapted vehicles throughout the UK. 
They have been adapted purely for the transportation of fine art including special skeleton framework for the safe securing of awkward objects. 
Our Security 
For the security minded, each vehicle is equipped with an immobiliser and Maple Fleet Security alarm system and Freight lock. Widely recognized as the best commercial vehicle security available. 
The Team 
Our experienced crew are all trained art technicians so you can rest assured that when Sterling Art Services take care of your valuable goods we treat them as if they were our own. 
Security/Driver assist 
We believe that twin-manned crews are essential across all domestic routes. 
From a single property to a full collection, caged areas are available to suit specific requirements. Individual bays can also be obtained on request. 
For very high-value items, strong room facilities are available. 
Our warehouse and storage facilities are equipped with a state-of-the-art alarm system that has a "Dual Communication Link" to our central station for constant monitoring. 
CCTV is available 24/7 and can be remotely monitored for added security. 
Our fire warning device is connected to central station. 
Physical security including ram-raid post, insurance approved high security padlocks on warehouse doors CEN Grade 4. Both the body and shackle are constructed from hardened alloy steel making these padlocks highly secure. 
Access control – all doors are controlled and monitored so we know exactly who was last to access. 
Importing a valuable work of art or antique can often be complex, time consuming and fraught with paperwork. 
How can we help? 
Inbound freight clearances, documentation processing, license applications and customs liaison etc. 
Merchandise in Baggage (MIB) clearance 
Special Attendance Service. Meeting clients at London airports to process formal entry requirements for speedy customs clearance 
We can offer a comprehensive door to door import service which includes: 
Arranging collection, packing and shipping of fine art and antiques from galleries, auction houses and private clients worldwide, using our international network of fine art shippers 
Options to ship by airfreight, courier, sea freight or via our own scheduled fine art European Van Service 
Arranging import licences (CITES etc) where required 
In house import department with a direct computer link to UK customs 
Rapid customs clearance for all import shipments on arrival 
Hand carried Merchandise in Baggage service arranging import and export customs formalities for hand – carried items at London Airports – including staff attendance at terminals 
We offer fully comprehensive door-to-door transit insurance that can be arranged upon request. Rates vary depending on value and voyage, please contact us for a quote. 
View our Insurance Policy: 
Inventory control 
On-site assessment 
Picture/mirror hanging 
Dealers & Art Collectors 
our experienced team will provide you with the most effective, economical solution 

Dealers & Art Collectors 

our experienced team will provide you with the most effective, economical solution 
Galleries & auction house 
expert shipping services within the UK and worldwide 

Galleries & Auction Houses 

expert shipping services within the UK and worldwide 
Private Clients 
our specialized door to door service is designed to provide peace of mind 

Private Clients 

our specialized door to door service is designed to provide peace of mind 
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