Good luck with your research Chris and please do stay in touch with us here.
Originally Posted by chris58
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Thank you for your advice, I will be going to DHL in person in the morning. I believe you may have hit the nail on the head, and yes I will
also ask about the restrictions and insurance. I appreciate your help, thank you.
Hello & welcome to CT. I hope that you will start a few more threads & post some of your coins for discussion(s). The fact that you have completed sets of Morgan dollars is intriguing.
IMO you should store the material in a few USA bank safe deposit boxes. This recommendation is multi faceted. Recognize that you may not know details about the security in Eastern Europe. You haven't discussed the vault & SDB situation in your Eastern European country. You also haven't discussed the taxes & tariffs regarding your import, and possible later export of your materials. The actual transportation of the coins is simple compared to these issues. Like others have said, Fed Ex and DHL can be used for the safe transportation. It is the rest of the story that is messy.
Please post some coin photos.
"All of us are smarter than any one of us"
May I ask what country you are moving to?
Over here I don`t think banks offer vault services (that is in Ireland but based on what I hear in Britain too, other countries I`m not sure of)
People over here (in general) rely on alarms and insurance on valuable items.
The security in some "Eastern" European countries is the issue to which I was eluding.
Originally Posted by ow9654
"All of us are smarter than any one of us"
I can give you 2 pieces of advice: A. If you ship your collection, you'll have to fill out a customs form, which includes stating the contents of the package. If you write "coins" it probably will not make it to the destination. I always write "Hobby supplies"
B. If it were me, and I could not carry the collection myself (because it sounds like it is a substantial collection) I would either find a place to leave it here, or not go.
Speak the truth, do not become angered, and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the Gods.
I guess you could always secure passage as a shipsmate aboard a cargo ship heading to Europe. They don't check your baggage.
Originally Posted by Vess1
There are two problems with this. First is customs. And secondly is the antiques artifacts acts in various countries. Start by called the Polish Consulate.
I would check to see if there are any restrictions fo shipping that kind of value to the country you will be moving to.
FedEx offers a Declared Value Exception program gives eligible shippers the opportunity to declare a value up to $50,000 on specialty items like jewelry, gemstones and precious metals,
versus the standard maximum declared value of $1,000. But they only ship to limited foreign countries. In Europe it only includes Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Ireland
If flying American Airlines, check with them. I know they have their international cargo which might be able to be used for this. Call them.
Forgot to mention 1 other place I know of...its called G4S International Logistics. they might be the best option. But it could be pricey
Last edited by onejinx; 05-08-2012 at 07:52 PM.
Thank you for your advice, I have been trying to get the TSA on the phone and will try again tomorrow. The TSA should have a the answer and I will keep you folks posted tomorrow. I greatly appreciate everyone's help and please understand that I am grateful to have reached out to all of you. Your help has been terrific. Chat with all of you tomorrow.
Absolutely, will be in touch tomorrow. Take care.
Thank you, I will be going in person to both DHL and FEDEX to determine how I can safely ship my collection. However my concern is also
whether they will ask me for total dollar value on the entire collection and secondly if I am going to be charged a levy tax of some sort.
I will deal with both companies tomorrow and face the music afterwards. Will keep everyone posted tomorrow.
Not sure how to get your collection there safely, but your employer may be willing to guarantee its safe arrival or give you the cash value if it doesn't since this is a deal breaker. I'd be careful about having more coins shipped to your in E. Europe, there are elements of Soviet corruption that exist in most govt. depts including their postal system. Given recent election outcomes in France, Greece and Russia, Europe is on the brink of something not good.
Thank you, I will definitely include G45 on my list.
Right on Detecto!!....I am sure a couple of duffle bags or a few back packs should cover it all. Just make sure you check it in properly.
Originally Posted by Detecto
And heavens, make sure you take a rock tumbler with you so you can clean them up nicely & get all that travel grime off of them.
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